If you get a check in the mail as prize winnings for a lottery that you did not enter to play, it is a scam.
The elderly are often victims of scams. A more common one is when a scammer calls the home of an elderly person and tells them their loved one has been arrested and needs to be bailed out, requiring money for an attorney.
Police are often called to mediate between individuals who can work things out on their own but don’t realize it at the time.
An officer conducted a traffic stop on a woman for having a cracked windshield. According to the report, when the officer approached and introduced himself, the woman said “I need to get a new windshield.”
A loss prevention officer watched a customer enter the store to return a shirt, and while waiting, the suspect spied a bottle of perfurme that she liked. According to a police report, she liked it so much she stuffed it in her purse along with a cute pair of earrings.
An employer called police to report harassment from an employee he recently had to fire. According to a police report, the employer explained to the officer that his employee walked off the job earlier in the day and he determined that he would just have to fire him.
A woman was at a local bar a struck up a conversation with a woman, who over the course of the evening became overly friendly. According to the report, the woman told the new friend where she lived, which would come in handy when she realized her purse was missing.
A man had to call police because his neighbor was having a party and some of his guests were blocking his driveway with their cars. He asked several of the guests to move their cars and when he did, they called him derogatory religious names, the report said. According to the report, they also mentioned for good measure that they did not have to …
A family called police after realizing several items had been allegedly stolen from their home, but other valuables had not been touched. According to the report, one man said he left to run errands while another resident took a nap for several hours.
Police were called to a roundabout where a man was yelling at motorists and acting as if he was going to jump out in front of their cars, a report said.
Police were called to a local schoolyard for a noise complaint, and when they arrived, they found a large group gathered in a circle appearing to be getting ready for a fight. According to the report, as soon as the subjects saw authorities, they jumped in their cars in an attempt to take off.
Imagine the shock of a couple who heard a commotion at their front door only to find an intoxicated teenager demanding to be let inside.
A citizen called police because he said a pit bull had attacked him after breaking off of its leash. He told the officer he did not know the dog’s name but knew the owner and gave police the owner’s name and description. According to the report, it turns out the dog’s owner is homeless and does not have a telephone.
Officers were called to a residence in reference to a burglary in progress. The witness saw a white male cut a screen and enter the residence through a window. As they were setting up the perimeter, officers heard a disturbance in an adjoining residence. They made contact with the two subjects involved in the disturbance and found that the male …
A woman reported to police that she answered a secret shopper classified ad and applied for the job. She was hired and explained how the process worked.
An officer patrolling the Mount Pleasant side of I-526 saw a man strolling down the side of the interstate and stopped to see what he was up to.
An officer witnessed a driver following cars in front of him too closely. When the officer turned on his blue lights, the driver sped up in an effort to distance himself from the officer, the report said.
One too many drinks led to an argument between a mother and a son, according to a police report.
A grandmother called police regarding her 30-year-old grandson because he allegedly took $15 from her.
You’ve got to hand it to a man who gets creative when trying to make money. But creativity can’t take the place of common sense.
Police were called to a woman’s home because she believes she is being stalked by her neighbor and she wanted to file possible burglary charges.
According to a police report, a woman in a local grocery store was seen concealing items in her purse that eventually totaled $300. A manager confronted her outside of the store, and according to the report, she ran back into the store, dropped the purse and took off in her car.
When a homeowner heard some rustling in the bushes in his backyard, he grabbed his double-barrel shotgun and went to confront whatever it was, a …
According to a police report, an employee of a local restaurant got a little drunk one day and decided to help himself to meat and shrimp from the restaurant. He might have gotten away with it had he not been intoxicated, but he didn’t make it too far. Other employees found him passed out outside of the restaurant, holding on to the bag of food, …
A woman who has been separated from her husband for 10 months allegedly won’t stop harassing him and asking him for money, a police report said.
According to a police report, an argument broke out one afternoon when a couple approached the pool to find a dog inside the pool gate and a man drinking out of glass bottles.
A woman working in a sub shop had to call police because two women and a man entered the store and allegedly stole four cookies and a $5 bill from the tip jar.
Officers were called to a local cemetery after family members had a slight disagreement about what could go into their loved one’s coffin.
An officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Six Mile Road when he ran the tag on a truck that came back belonging to a convertible.
A loss prevention officer at a local store called police after he suspected a customer of stealing. According to the report, the officer saw the customer in the store with several items and the suspect was wearing a large backpack.