NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 —
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June 6, 4:42 a.m.
Employees at a not-yet-open supermarket on West Capitol said there was a man outside “scratching and knocking on the front windows and looking through the windows at the girls working, in a creepy way.”
A Rockrose Road resident reported the home had been burglarized the day before. The caller’s nephew had walked in on the crime, scaring off three suspects. The nephew recognized one of the thieves. Gone were an iPod Touch music player, a cell phone and other items.
June 6, 10:30 a.m.
A caller from Westmore Oaks Elementary School said a cell phone had been stolen earlier that day. The phone had a GPS feature, which showed it was currently at a home on Willow Avenue.
June 6, 1:34 p.m.
A man started a grass fire on Marshall Road while mowing some brush or grass, and called 911.
June 6, 8:11 p.m.
A River Crest Drive man said a neighbor had seen three or four strangers in the man’s pool earlier that afternoon. The caller didn’t see them himself, but noted “they did move his backyard furniture around.”
June 7, 2:40 a.m.
An attempted carjacking was reported on the 1200-block of Carrie Street: Two men, one armed with a shotgun, tried to steal a car being driven by an 18-year old Jasmine Avenue man. The victim kept the car and the suspects fled before police arrived.
June 7, 12:07 p.m.
A store on the 1600-block of West Capitol said there was “a male in the parking lot asking for money and growling at people when they didn’t give him anything.”
June 8, 10:40 a.m.
An adult day care center on Merkley Avenue reported that someone had set fire to a paper invoice tucked into an exterior door jamb during the night. There was minor damage to the door.
June 8, 3:08 p.m.
A big rig driver said he had just made a delivery to a Channel Drive business. But a group of 7-10 picketers was in the driveway, blocking his exit.
June 8, 5:45 p.m.
A domestic violence call was received from Southport.
June 8, 7:29 p.m.
A Riverpoint Court store said that two people “known to steal and run” were back in the store, and employees requested police assistance in removing them.
June 8, 7:32 p.m.
Police received a tip that a 29-year old wanted parolee was now getting into a tan Chevy pickup on Evergreen Circle. Officers responded and saw her, conducting a “high risk stop” of the pickup truck. The woman was identified and arrested without incident. In her purse was found a half gram of methamphetamine.
June 9, 12:16 a.m.
Four or five trees were reported to have been cut down or removed from a Summerfield Drive site.
June 9, 12:55 a.m.
On the 2400-block of West Capitol Avenue: A woman “says she let a male come over and now he is asleep in her chair and won’t leave.”
June 9, 9:03 a.m.
“Racial statements” were found written in ink on a fountain at a park, next to Gateway Drive and Sansome Street.
A real estate agent said he went to a Coffeeberry Road residence to show it to a potential buyer, but found the front door kicked in and backpacks and clothes in a room on the second floor. He wasn’t sure if anything had been taken or if the trespassers were still in the home. He said he would wait outside for police.
June 9, 10:43 a.m.
Some mailboxes were found to have been pried open during the night on Independence Avenue.
June 9, 2:09 p.m.
A witness said there was a vehicle – now unoccupied – crashed in a driveway at the Industrial Boulevard postal center. Its air bags were deployed and its front axle had fallen off.
June 9, 2:46 p.m.
A caller said there was a man walking near the Merkley Avenue library and a nearby restaurant, “with his pants down around his ankles.”
June 9, 3:30 p.m.
A woman who had been assisted on a medical call earlier at a Harbor Boulevard taco restaurant now claimed that her purse was missing and she wished to file a police report. The store said the woman never had a purse with her – she paid with money pulled from her bra.
June 9, 3:34 p.m.
Two male subjects tried to steal an 18-pack of beer from a market on 3rd Street – but the store owner got the beer back.
June 9, 5:57 p.m.
A caller complained of “aggressive union members” picketing at a supermarket at Town Center Plaza.
June 9, 9:19 p.m.
Police received several reports of fireworks being used over a couple of hours near streets including Michigan Blvd., Hobson Avenue and Cummins Way.
June 9, 9:37 a.m.
A Southport woman said her daughter-in-law had pawned a 22 carat gold family necklace. The suspect told her mother-in-law that she would have to pay the pawnbroker if she wanted it back.
June 10, 12:05 a.m.
A resident near Long Island Street and Fraser Island Road complained of a loud party, saying one of the partiers had just urinated on the caller’s lawn.
June 10, 2 a.m.
An officer conducted a “business check” of a gas station on the 1000-block of Jefferson. The officer found a baggie with 0.7 grams of cocaine on the floor.
June 10, 7:51 a.m.
A Norfolk Avenue resident reported that someone had thrown oranges at the front door, damaging the screen.
June 10, 8:36 a.m.
A man at a mobilehome park on the 2000-block of West Capitol said that someone had come inside while he was out, and “put some kind of dirt” on the hallway carpet.
June 10, 11:44 a.m.
A witness reported that there were a couple of juveniles, around age 11-14, on the roof of a building at Bridgeway Lakes Community Park.
June 10, 12 p.m.
A grass fire was reported near Burrows Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, just inside the southern city limits.
June 10, 12:37 p.m.
A woman was in the lobby of a Halyard Drive hotel, causing a disturbance with employees. “Another guest paid her to stay one night,” a dispatcher was told. The woman was wearing a blonde wig and a red dress with flowers.
June 10, 1:40 p.m.
A bank on West Capitol reported that there was a woman inside, irate. The woman was trying to get money out of an account but had no ID, and she was refusing to leave. The suspect was wearing a blonde wig and a red dress with flowers.
June 10, 7:42 p.m.
A burglary was reported on Higgins Road. Gone were a $700 bike, a chain saw and a garage door opener.
June 10, 10:04 p.m.
A 1993 Buick Sentry was stolen from a 5th Street location the prior Friday.
June 10, 10:05 p.m.
A motel on the 900-block of West Capitol said that a friend of a tenant hadn’t paid for a room, was refusing to leave, and “got aggressive with the manager and went after another tenant with a stick.”
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