Weekly Feature

2018-10-18 / Police Blotter

Resident’s apartment lock filled with glue


Monday, Oct. 8

• A resident of Quail Run Lane reported that she purchased a cotton candy machine online and did not receive all of the parts. She told police that she contacted the vendor, who said they would send out the right item. The resident said she has not received the item.

Friday, Oct. 12

• A woman went to the station to report a hit-and-run at the corner of Richmond and Fourth avenues. The woman said she was jogging west on Richmond around 8 p.m. when an SUV traveling south struck her and left the scene. She told officers she temporarily blacked out but walked home. She later received medical treatment for bruises to her right shoulder, arm, hand, hip and ribs. Officers responded to the intersection where the incident took place and checked houses for cameras that may have captured the incident. Officers found no useable evidence and completed an accident report.


Monday, Oct. 8

• Officers responded to a Broadway recycling facility for a report of stolen property that was being turned in for cash. Officers spoke with the subject, who said he picked up the reported stolen property, commercial-grade metal shelving, from a friend the night before. The owner of the shelving responded to the facility and verified that the property was the same property stolen from his ceramics store. The man was placed into custody, processed and released.

• A woman called police to report items stolen from her unlocked car overnight. A wallet and approximately $5 in loose change were taken. The woman told police that at around 3 a.m., she received an alert from her credit card company stating that someone attempted to purchase items at a food market on Bailey Avenue. She also told police officers that her neighbor has surveillance cameras that may have footage of the suspect. Detectives will investigate the incident.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

• Officers initiated a traffic stop on George Urban Boulevard; the male driver was traveling 52 mph in a 30-mph zone and had only his NYS learner’s permit. The man was issued traffic tickets and released from the scene. The vehicle was towed.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

• Officers responded to the station for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant said he received a text message from his lower tenant stating that his upper tenant attempted to gain access to her apartment but found her door lock filled with glue. The complainant said he went to the apartment and verified that the door lock was filled with glue and that there was glue dripping out of the lock. He told officers that there are no cameras on the property, and he does not know who did it. He was advised to let police know if he receives any further information.

• A resident of Chateau Court called police to report that items were stolen from her unlocked car on or around Sept. 28. She told police that her vehicle was parked in her driveway at home and was unlocked. Store rewards cards, dog food and a credit card were taken. No damage was done to the vehicle other than it being left a mess. The resident also mentioned that several residents in the area also had their vehicles entered and property stolen. Detectives have developed a suspect and are continuing the investigation.

Thursday, Oct. 11

• A man went to the station to report that his shotgun was stolen. He told officers that roughly one year ago, he broke down the gun into 40 pieces so that he could paint it and left the gun parts on a shelf in his garage. After he recently received a call from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms stating it had possession of a gun with the same serial number as his, he went home to check on his gun and found it missing. The man said he has no idea who could have taken the gun or when it was taken. The case was closed due to no solvability factors.

(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.)

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