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2007-10-24 / Police Blotter

Police Blotter

(Editor's note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

Friday, Oct. 12

• A Brenon Road resident reported a break-in. All the doors and drawers were open and the three dogs were let out of their cages.

• Police responded to Hillcrest Drive for a disturbance complaint. A woman reported a neighbor's bonfire was causing her undue stress and health problems. Police advised her to close her windows and reported the small fire was contained.

• Three youths in a tan Lincoln Navigator were reported for driving on Maple Road and throwing lots of shredded paper onto the road.

• A "strange-acting" fox was reported on an exit ramp of Interstate Highway 290.

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Someone reported that two men were burying something behind a building on Main Street.

• On Glenhaven Drive, police were called about a fight between two children. Police advised the parents and the children to stay away from each other.

• A repo company employee reported the owner of a 2007 Hummer was giving him a hard time by jumping on the vehicle on Cape Hatteras Walk. The tow operator had the proper paperwork to remove the vehicle.

Sunday, Oct. 14

• On Sweet Home Road a person suffered a cut on the wrist while playing football. Reportedly the person fell and their arm went through a window.

• An Allenhurst Road resident reported a youth from the neighborhood broke into the apartment and stole a PlayStation and tried to kill her fish.

• Someone reported to police that two boys, approximately 12 years old, were shooting geese with a rubber band-type shooter on Hopkins Road.

Monday, Oct. 15

• A suspicious man was reported on J.J. Audubon Parkway. He was on foot, carrying a power tool. Police reported he had been setting up a court date.

• A man was driving a riding lawnmower down South Union Road, causing vehicles to swerve into the northbound lane of Union. Police were unable to locate the man.

• Police were called about a skunk caught in a trap on North Union Road. It was actually a cat that was caught.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

• On Mapleview Road a suspicious person with a vehicle was reported. Someone observed a man get out of his vehicle, urinate and get back into the vehicle.

• A Transit Road store security employee reported a man ran out of the store with merchandise, and threw it in a car. He then left on foot. Police conducted an extensive search of the stores in the area but found nothing.

• A 30-year-old man complained that his parents keep locking him out of the house and he has paperwork showing he can reside there. All were advised.

• On American Campus Drive, people were reportedly dropping eggs out of the top floor windows, trying to hit people exiting the building. One woman was hit with an egg.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• On American Campus Drive, a group of people complained they were sold spa treatments to an establishment that doesn't exist. They said they knew who was selling the false certificates.

• A Transit Road business caught on camera a heavy-set man in a wheelchair breaking into vending machines.

• On Heatwood Road, six to seven middle school-aged boys were throwing rocks at a half-dead squirrel. A motorist reportedly told them to stop and go home but they were still there. They were gone when police arrived.

• A rusty kitchen knife was reportedly found on the front lawn of a Roycroft Boulevard residence. It was disposed of by patrol.

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