Elkhurst man accuses neighbor of taking items
Monday, April 10
• Five youths, including one with a Mohawk, were reportedly checking car doors and going through garbage on Gary Lane. Police said the quintet was looking for scrap wood. They were advised.
• A Nugget Drive resident called police after a neighbor allegedly forced his way into the house through an open window and stole a cellphone off the kitchen table. A police report was filed.
• An Elkhurst Drive man told police that his neighbor kept taking things from his house when she visited. According to the resident, the neighbor had taken food, life insurance policies and décor during a three-week period. Police warned the neighbor that she would be arrested for trespassing if she returned to the man’s house.
Total Calls Received: 162
Tuesday, April 11
• A caller on East Kensington Expressway said a bike, car seat and other items fell off the back of a pickup and caused an accident. Police said there was no accident. The items were moved to the side of the road.
• An Affinity Lane resident reported that her car was keyed overnight. A police report was filed.
Total Calls Received: 157
Wednesday, April 12
• A Ridge Park Avenue caller told police two men were outside trying to kill him. The man told police the two men had displayed a long gun. Police located one of the subjects and determined that no gun was displayed or seen. The complainant did not wish to prosecute the incident further. A police report was filed.
• A Kemp Avenue resident told police someone put red paint on his back steps. He believed it was in retaliation by neighbors for allegedly killing their cat, a charge he denied. A police report was filed.
Total Calls Received: 125
Thursday, April 13
• A Harlem Road caller told police she saw a woman drive by and throw a bottle at a pedestrian. The caller told police she saw the vehicle turn onto Straley Avenue, but police were unable to locate the vehicle or the alleged bottle tosser.
• Police met a complainant on Dick Road who wanted to point out a suspicious package near a pizza place. Police said it was a water cooler from a lunchbox.
Total Calls Received: 153
Friday, April 14
• A Lydia Lane resident called police after seeing two women use a pool ladder to crawl into a rear window of a Meadowlawn Road residence. The women told police they had locked the keys in the house.
• A Maryvale Drive resident said loud bass coming from five houses down was shaking her windows. Police said the house was quiet when they arrived, but they spoke to the resident, who said she would turn down her music in the future.
• Police received a call from a person at a Walden Avenue business claiming a man wearing a hoodie, camouflage shirt and knee pads was taking pictures of the complainant and his fiancee. The man told police he was nervous because he thought the complainant was following him through the store. All parties were advised.
Total Calls Received: 185
Saturday, April 15
• A woman on Union Road was taken to Sisters of Charity
Hospital, St. Joseph Campus after pepper spraying herself.
• A Reiman Street caller told police a group of about 20 teenagers were in the middle of the road approaching Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. The complainant told police the teenagers were not doing anything but walking, and according to police, they were, indeed, just walking.
Total Calls Received: 138
Sunday, April 16
• A CSX Transportation employee on the north side of Broadway told police a man came over to him, started pounding on his vehicle and yelling about the trains. There was no damage to the vehicle. Police were unable to locate the man.
Total Calls Received: 156
(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.)