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Police Blotter – I was texting

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:55 a.m.

Police responded to a collision in which a car was rear-ended while sitting at a traffic light. According to the report, the driver of that car saw another vehicle quickly approaching and when it appeared that vehicle was not slowing down, she moved up a little. This wasn’t enough and the oncoming car slammed into her bumper. An officer spoke to …

Police Blotter – Third time is not a charm for shoplifter

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Loss prevention officers detained a woman and called police after suspecting her of shoplifting.

Police Blotter – Way over the limit

Monday, December 15, 2014 8:08 a.m.

According to a report, an officer got behind a car that could not maintain a constant speed and pulled the driver over. The driver then started to get out of his car as the officer approached him, the report said. The officer asked if his window was broken and when he said no, the officer had the driver get back in the car, shut the door and roll …

Police Blotter – Citizen’s arrest

Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:29 a.m.

A disturbance took place in a local store because one customer accused another of shoplifting. Police were called to separate the men. According to the report, one said he watched the other customer for a few minutes and saw him grab a watch and put it in his coat pocket. He then confronted the suspect who allegedly became irate and left the store, …

Police Blotter – Not the man of your dreams

Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:16 a.m.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance where a man was allegedly preventing a woman from leaving and trying to enter the room in which she had locked herself. According to the report, she said that he made a comment about her dress and called her a whore. He then called her several other things and at this point she said she was leaving, the …

Police Blotter – Getting rowdy

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:03 a.m.

Two men went into a bar to watch a football game to find they were the only Colts fans in a bar full of Browns fans. The game was close and the Colts won by one point. Suddenly, a Browns fan allegedly came over and pulled on the Colts fan’s goatee. According to the report, the Colt fan then pushed the Browns fan and an argument ensued. The manager …

Police Blotter – Taking a little nap

Friday, December 12, 2014 8:54 a.m.

According to a report, a police officer was conducting a foot patrol of a shopping center when a concerned citizen waved him over and said a man was sleeping in front of the grocery store. Sure enough, beside an open 12-pack of beer lay a man passed out, the report said, and the officer could smell the alcohol on the snoozing man.

Police Blotter – Reckless driving

Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:32 a.m.

A concerned citizen called police to report possible drug activity taking place in a local parking lot. According to the report, an officer arrived and noticed a car traveling in an evasive manner. Multiple police officers then arrived and the driver left the parking lot at a high rate of speed, the report said. And the direction in which he left …

Police Blotter – Man goes to great lengths for burrito

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:14 a.m.

An intoxicated man was trying to whip himself up a burrito while in a local gas station one day and an officer observed the man wandering around the store, the report said. The officer is familiar with this man from a prior encounter and made contact with him. According to the report, the officer asked the man if he was driving or walking that …

Police Blotter – Dancing with an old man UPDATED

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:28 a.m.

Police were called to an apartment complex because a concerned citizen allegedly heard crying and arguing. According to the report, when the officers arrived, they heard the arguing as well and could clearly hear a woman screaming that the world would be better off if she were dead.

Police Blotter – Honest people still exist

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:53 a.m.

A man had his trailer full of tools, and cooking and catering equipment, parked in a local restaurant parking lot. That trailer was stolen one evening and no suspects came to mind. The police were called so that a report could be filed, but with little evidence to go on, not much could be done.

Police Blotter – Tis the season for thievin’

Monday, December 8, 2014 7:48 a.m.

Apparently the holiday season has not touched everyone because police had to respond to yet another call at a local discount chain because a woman was suspected of shoplifting.

Police Blotter – Theft problems

Sunday, December 7, 2014 7:31 a.m.

Police arrived at a discount store to meet with a loss prevention officer who had detained a suspect who might have stolen from the store. According to the report, the suspect was sitting in the loss prevention office crying and carrying on, trying to tell police about her theft problems. The suspect said she was a habitual shoplifter and has …

Police Blotter – Setting a great example

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:17 a.m.

Police were dispatched to a local department store because a woman was suspected of stealing. Loss prevention officers observed the suspect place costume jewelry into her children’s stroller while shopping, a police report said. She allegedly continued to put other items in the stroller while shopping, as well.

Police Blotter – No desire to speak to police

Friday, December 5, 2014 7:09 a.m.

A construction crew watched a theft in progress and did not report it to police because they had no desire to speak to authorities, according to a contractor who filed a police report. The contractor did not learn of the theft from his jobsite until the next day. According to the report, he learned that a dark blue truck pulled up to the site and …

Police Blotter – High-definition theft

Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:04 a.m.

A man must have needed a $21 HDMI cable real bad because he took a pocket knife into a store recently, cut open the box and tried to walk out without paying for it, according to a report. However, loss prevention officers suspected something was up and followed him. The loss prevention officer told police he believed the suspect had a knife …

Police Blotter – Early morning stroll leads to public intoxication arrest

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Police were called to a home because of loud noise and when they arrived they saw a man standing by his mailbox. According to the report, the officer called to the man, but he turned around and went inside his home. The officer then approached the door, and according to the report, the same man came back outside and said, “I know what this is …

Police Blotter – Turn down for what?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:30 a.m.

Police stopped by a house to tell a man to turn down his music, that’s what for.

Police Blotter – Blow in the bathroom

Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:40 a.m.

Police at a town park were tipped off to possible drug use in the bathroom. Officers went into one entrance that is cordoned off from the other and overheard people talking. According to the report, one person was chastising the other for talking so loudly about the “blow” – also known as cocaine.

Police Blotter – Turn down for what?

Friday, November 21, 2014 6:35 a.m.

Police stopped by a house to tell a man to turn down his music, that’s what for. Apparently the neighbors thought it was too loud and called police. The suspect answered his door when police arrived and he appeared extremely intoxicated, according to police statements.

Police Blotter – She just wants to talk about it

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:32 a.m.

According to a police report, a young girl thought it was okay to steal her boyfriend’s phone. She explained that she suspected he cheated on her, so she stole his phone because she “just wanted to talk about it,” the report said.

Police Blotter - Speeders beware

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:28 a.m.

Neighbors in a local subdivision are fed up with speeders and have taken to snapping photos of offenders and calling police. One such incident involved a resident who was allegedly speeding and who actually lived in the neighborhood. A resident witnessed what she thought was speeding and took pictures. Police arrived, heard her side of the story …

Police Blotter – Harassing phone calls

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:14 a.m.

A local man had to call police to report harassing phone calls – from his own brother. According to a police report, the victim said his brother was threatening to harm his family. And this was not the first time an incident like this has happened, the report said.

Police Blotter – Security guard no deterrent for scrappers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:23 a.m.

Police responded to a one-car collision involving a minor driving his mother’s car. The small compact car was wedged between multiple trees in the median and the air bags were deployed, the report said.

Police Blotter - Say my name

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:49 a.m.

POlice were called to a home due to an alarm. When they arrived they were invited in by a man who said he had been drinking with his wife and they got into an argument. According to the police report, he explained that he called his wife by his ex-wife’s name and she got mad. She threw his keys and business paperwork out the back door because he …

Police Blotter - Sovereign citizen

Monday, November 17, 2014 7:35 a.m.

While on routine patrol, checking on local businesses one evening, an officer came in contact with an individual who identified himself as a sovereign citizen. He asked such questions as “Are you familiar with sovereign citizens and what police policy and procedures were regarding encounters with sovereign citizens.” He made other comments …

Police Blotter – Wine and meds

Sunday, November 16, 2014 7:33 a.m.

An officer on patrol pulled into a local gas station to check on the business and noticed a man sitting inside a car.

Police Blotter – ‘I will kill you’

Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:26 a.m.

A boy called police because his girlfriend’s mother allegedly threatened him.

Police Blotter – High-dollar taste

Friday, November 14, 2014 5:22 a.m.

A loss prevention officer witnessed two women go into a store dressing room with armfuls of clothes and walk out carrying none of the clothing, a report said. He then watched them walk past all points of possible sale and try to exit the store with the merchandise, according to the police report.

Police Blotter – Signal your intent

Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:27 p.m.

A male driver was pulled over because an officer noticed he didn’t use his turn signal when changing lanes which caused the officer to also notice the driver was speeding, according to a police report.

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