Crandon resident takes hedgerow for pickup
Monday, March 13
• A Leonard Post Drive resident told police a neighbor kept throwing food bones into her yard. The neighbors were advised.
• Someone driving on William Street called police after the driver of a blue van allegedly tried to run the complainant off the road three times. The complainant reportedly had a newborn in the back seat but did not want to see police. Officers located the van on Union Road and advised the driver.
Total Calls Received: 159
Tuesday, March 14
• An Alpine Place resident pulled his medical alarm because he wanted the police to tell his neighbors to turn their music down. The neighbors were advised, and the complainant was advised not to use his medical alarm for police calls.
A Clover Place resident called police to complain that her neighbor was snow blowing at 10 p.m. She also complained to police that the neighbor should not be snow blowing neighbors’ sidewalks. She was advised.
Total Calls Received: 136 Wednesday, March, 15
• A man flagged down police at Walden Galleria to report he had been sold a fake laptop. According to the complainant, the suspect had another box and was ready to sell another. A police report was filed.
Total Calls Received: 163
Thursday, March 16
• A Crandon Boulevard resident called police to report a black pickup that was “all smashed up” on the front lawn. Police said there was no cause. The resident had mistaken the hedgerow for a truck.
• Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a Walden Avenue gas station. According to the complainant, a truck driver was yelling at him and hit him with the vehicle’s door. All parties were advised.
Total Calls Received: 152
Friday, March 17
• An armored truck employee accidentally left a loaded firearm magazine at a Walden Avenue hotel. The man called back to notify the staff, who told him it had been taken to police headquarters.
• A man was waving a bat around and throwing things on Cleveland Drive. The man, as well as four vehicles allegedly involved in the disturbance, left before police arrived, according to the complainant.
• Police received a call about an employee at a Thruway Plaza Drive business arguing with and fighting customers following a price dispute. The customer eventually left, and the employee was terminated.
Total Calls Received: 216
Saturday, March 18
• An Andrews Avenue caller told police there appeared to be a bag on fire in the middle of the street.
• Someone shot a paint ball at an Ellwood Place residence and broke the siding. A police report was filed.
Total Calls Received: 166
Sunday, March 19
• A man was arrested on criminal mischief charges at a Slate Creek Drive residence after brandishing a fire extinguisher and allegedly threatening to kill everyone inside.
• A Broadway resident told police her former neighbor called her swearing and accused the complainant of calling her phone several times. Police left a message for the former neighbor, and all parties were advised.
Total Calls Received: 146
(Editors 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.)