Weekly Feature

2012-07-26 / Police Blotter

Several become victims of car break-ins


Thursday, July 12

• A Westfield Avenue resident reported that five youths, approximately 12-14-years-old, were trying to break into a neighbor’s home. Frequent patrols were requested.

Wednesday, July 18

• Police responded to the area of South River Street for the report of a grass fire, which was reportedly started by a group of kids who took off after the fire grew out of control.

Friday, July 20

• A Warsaw Street resident reported that $2 in loose change was taken from her car. The owner thought the car was locked, but officers discovered one door lock was faulty.

• A Claudette Court man reported that his vehicle was entered and his GPS, breathalyzer kit and radar detector were missing.

• A Meadowlawn Road resident reported a GPS missing from an unlocked vehicle. He also said someone damaged his window screen while trying to enter his home.

• A Claudette Court woman said headphones were missing from her unlocked vehicle and a pair of slacks was thrown on the lawn.

• A Crane Street resident reported discovering his PlayStation 3 missing.

Saturday, July 21

• Police responded to a store on Broadway for the report of youths stealing cans of beer. One teen, caught inside the store, admitted to the theft. The store declined to press charges.

• Police responded to a Terrell Street residence for the report of two men arguing. One of the men was highly intoxicated and, after being uncooperative and belligerent with police, was charged with disorderly conduct.

• A Morgan Street woman reported that while at a yard sale on Lincoln Street, she fell. While being helped up by her brother, two females picked up her purse and left with it.

Monday, July 23

• Police responded to a Walden Avenue donation center because, after a clerk refused to accept items from a man, he became very angry and said, “I’ll kill you.” He left the store.

• A Broadway business reported losing $48 to a quick change artist.

Tuesday, July 24

• Police responded to Lancer Court after a man entered a woman’s apartment. He was returned to the station, where he collapsed, and was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps members. He was charged with second-degree criminal trespass.

• A Mary Lou Lane resident reported that an iPod and charger were taken from an unlocked vehicle.


Friday, July 13

• Police charged a man with petit larceny after he reportedly stole cigarettes from a store on Transit Road.

Saturday, July 14

• A Ravenwood Drive complainant reported that an altercation with another individual led to property damage worth $2,100. The subject was charged with criminal mischief.

• A man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after striking another vehicle near Running Brook Drive. He had a .15 blood alcohol content.

Monday, July 16

• A woman was charged with petit larceny after taking nearly $360 worth of merchandise from a Transit Road store.

Wednesday, July 18

• An Aurora Street woman reported a stolen mountain bike.

Thursday, July 19

• Three shoplifters reportedly took more than $1,200 in merchandise from a Transit Road store. One youth was issued an appearance ticket while the other two were charged with petit larceny.

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

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