Weekly Feature



2018-02-15 / Police Blotter

Resident calls police on visiting grandchildren building snowmen

Monday, Feb. 5

• A Goering Avenue resident called police after getting into a verbal altercation with his neighbor’s plow driver. According to the complainant, the plow driver was pushing snow onto his property and when he confronted the driver, the two began arguing. Police advised the plow company of the town’s snow removal policies, and the complainant was advised.

• A woman told police that while she was at a Broadway bowling alley the week before, someone sprayed brake cleaner on her vehicle and kicked the tailgate. A police report for criminal mischief was filed.

Total Calls Received: 141

Tuesday, Feb. 6

• An Alpine Place resident called police to report smoke in the area. However, when police responded, they discovered it was steam coming from the sewers.

• A Preston Road caller told police a woman was at his location trying to fight him in front of his 2-year-old daughter. The complainant wouldn’t answer additional questions, hung up, then called back to report the correct address and say that the woman was trying to “throw him out after acting crazy.” There was no answer at the door, but the house was open, so police checked the address but found no one there.

Total Calls Received: 152

Wednesday, Feb. 7

• A French Road caller wanted an officer to meet him near Pizza Hut to help him advise someone about doing doughnuts in the parking lot.

• An East Cavalier Drive resident requested a checkpoint after she found that her garbage cans had been moved three nights in a row and was worried someone was trying to get into the yard. She also reported seeing footprints around.

Total Calls Received: 164

Thursday, Feb. 8

• Police received a call from a Nagel Drive motorist who said another vehicle parked in a no parking zone blocked her in her parking spot so she had to hit a sign to get out. The other vehicle was gone when police arrived.

The responding officer reported that all other vehicles were parked properly.

Total Calls Received: 175

Friday, Feb. 9

• A Fairvale Drive resident told police a man with a lanyard reading “Inspector” around his neck was taking pictures of houses. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the man.

• An East Mayberry Drive caller told police two people were walking between the houses building snowmen. The caller said the people and the snowmen “don’t belong there.” The pair were a neighbor’s visiting grandchildren.

• A Pine Ridge Road caller reported that his wallet had been stolen at the end of January and the person who found it contacted him through Facebook and then scammed him out of money. A police report for fraud was filed.

Total Calls Received: 161

Saturday, Feb. 10

• Police received a report from a North Transit Hill Drive resident who said she was scared because a “weird male” was in her yard. Police followed the man’s footprints and saw he jumped several fences to get into other yards, too, before the prints stopped.

Total Calls Received: 170

Sunday, Feb. 11

• Police received a report from a caller at a Doat Street business who said an employee was refusing to work and would not leave. The employee did eventually leave before officers responded.

Total Calls Received: 125

(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.)

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