NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012 —
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May 16, 10:03 a.m.
A trade school on Riverside Parkway said a dismissed employee had stolen over $12,000 worth of tools. The theft was on security video.
May 16, 11:34 a.m.
A caller from Elkhorn Elementary asked for police advice: a student had been found with some plastic baggies, and staff wanted to know if that was considered to be drug paraphernalia.
May 16, 7:03 p.m.
A caller reported an ongoing problem of juveniles harassing the ducks in a pond near Linden Road and Summerfield Drive. The caller had just driven by the pond, and saw three youngsters trying to catch a duck.
May 17, 7:03 a.m.
A citizen reported a reckless driver going northbound on Park Boulevard. The citizen gave the driver’s first name, address, and a description of the car, saying this was an ongoing problem.
May 17, 8:26 a.m.
A car on Touchstone Place was found “tagged” with graffiti, and with its windows broken. Nothing was missing.
May 17, 8:56 a.m.
A work vehicle parked at city hall was found burglarized.
May 17, 9:40 a.m.
A two-vehicle collision was reported on Riverside Parkway. An airbag had deployed, and one car was “totaled.” Injuries were unknown.
May 17, 12:12 p.m.
A resident of Sherman Island Road reported “loud, vulgar” music coming from a neighbor’s place. This was a “constant problem.”
May 17, 12:54 p.m.
A female caller said her brother (16 years old and 200 pounds) had just damaged her car with a scooter, and the two were now in a dispute.
May 17, 1:21 p.m.
A man on 11th Street called police to report that his sister was plotting to harm him.
May 17, 2:08 p.m.
A woman on 7th Street said she had a video of an adult neighbor taking pictures of the woman’s daughter sunbathing.
Copper wire and cables were stolen from a cell phone tower on Linden Road.
A Southport man listed a cell phone for sale on the Craigslist website. A subject made a deal to buy it, and the two met at the 2400-block of West Capitol. Then the subject stole the phone and drove away.
May 17, 11 p.m.
A woman on Jefferson Boulevard in Southport reported hearing from a sister-in-law, who reported that there was an unknown subject outside yelling, “I killed Harold!” The caller asked police to check the area.
May 17, 11:10 p.m.
A Water Street resident said an intoxicated neighbor had spit through the fence at him or her.
May 18, 4:10 a.m.
From a Pine Street apartment complex: “2-3 males are outside of the apartment having a party and appear to be very intoxicated. One of the males is holding a shotgun and shot off three rounds. . . not aimed at anybody.”
May 18, 5:17 a.m.
A resident of a Touchstone Place condo complained about a neighbor: “A resident here has his TV on very loud and it’s shaking the bed.”
May 18, 9 a.m.
A trailer on Channel Drive was burglarized. A generator was stolen.
May 18, 12:50 p.m.
A witness said that the owner of a store near West Capitol and Poplar was “chasing another subject and swinging at him with a baseball bat.”
A frequent trespasser at a West Capitol supermarket was reported to be “inside the store and attempting to put alcohol down his pants, and also ate produce he hasn’t paid for.”
May 18, 1:13 p.m.
A .40 caliber Smith and Wesson and a 9 m.m. Glock handgun were reported stolen, probably from a moving van that had been parked on Cummins Way with its door open.
May 18, 6:41 p.m.
A citizen called from a motel on the 1800-block of West Capitol. The caller said a man keeps breaking into a room rented by a woman. The woman then spoke to the dispatcher, reporting that the man was currently laying in her bed, and she wanted police to remove him.
May 18, 10:22 p.m.
A witness saw two men carrying a “no parking” sign on a pole eastbound across the Tower Bridge. The sign may have been taken from the Raley Field area.
May 19, 1:25 a.m.
Regarding an incident on the 800-block of Riverpoint Court: “About midnight, (the caller) was at the gas station when a van approached and the driver said he was selling home theater systems. . . (The caller) purchased one for $100, but when he got home and tried to hook it up, he noticed there was no way to hook it up to anything, it was just a box.” The man did a web search for home theater systems under that brand name, and learned there was a common scam going on with them.
May 19, 2:55 a.m.
A man and his girlfriend argued in a north-area residence. The woman threatened to use Mace, but did not deploy it.
May 19, 7:36 a.m.
A vehicle was burglarized during the night on Randolph Road.
May 19, 11:54 a.m.
Dispatchers received a suicide threat from Southport.
May 19, 12:44 p.m.
A “cultural conflict”: A female reported that her parents “are yelling at her and following her around because they don’t want her to move out. . . until she marries.”
May 19, 3:29 p.m.
The levee was reported to be smoldering near Burrows Avenue and South River Road. There were possible “hot spots” from a fire the day before.
May 19, 6:27 p.m.
Two men were fighting near Hardy Drive and Cummins Way – and one had a knife in his hand.
May 19, 8:02 p.m.
A caller complained that the arms were down at a railroad crossing near F Street, and this had been “going on all day.” Dispatchers notified the railroad.
May 19, 4:52 p.m.
A 30-year old Sacramento woman was detained after trying to shoplift $200 worth of goods from a Riverpoint Court store. She also had a no-bail arrest warrant, and was arrested.
May 20, 1:06 a.m.
A loud party was reported near Rogue River Drive and Mojave Drive. There were several drunk juveniles in the street.
May 20, 2:09 a.m.
A resident of Martis Street reported that someone had just kicked the front door, and was now walking behind the residence.
May 20, 2:43 a.m.
A caller from a motel on the 1800-block of West Capitol said an unknown female had just knocked at the door, and was now trying to get into the caller’s vehicle outside.
May 20, 2:47 a.m.
A man wearing a baseball cap was walking northbound on Poplar, “screaming profanity and playing his guitar.”
May 20, 7:45 a.m.
A one-car accident was reported on the I Street Bridge. Someone was injured.
May 20, 8:29 a.m.
A resident complained of an ongoing problem regarding loud music from Princeton Road home, and the caller wanted to make a formal complaint.
May 20, 11:47 a.m.
A Mojave Drive resident found a pile of partly-burned newspapers next to his garage.
May 20, 11:12 p.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported on Kegle Drive.
May 20, 4:39 p.m.
A citizen reported that his wallet was stolen at a Tyler Way garage sale. Gone were about $50 in cash, along with credit cards and a driver’s license.
May 20, 4:58 p.m.
A Southport man said his ex-girlfriend was outside, refusing to leave, and he asked police to move her along. The man said he was “a bit buzzed,” and didn’t want to go out.
May 20, 6:17 p.m.
A Southport woman said her boyfriend’s ex-wife had bought a cell phone for a child belonging to the boyfriend and ex-wife. When the caller took the phone away, the ex-wife threatened to report it as theft.
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