Weekly Feature



2016-01-20 / Police Blotter

Resident attempts to burn old furniture

Saturday, Jan. 9

• Police responded to North Forest Road where a resident was observed by a neighbor to be burning old furniture. Officers advised the man the open fire was in violation of the town ordinance and requested the fire be extinguished.

• A resident of Manor Oak Drive reported discovering that all four of her vehicle’s tires were slashed overnight. She also said an unknown person wrote a derogatory comment on her vehicle. The comment was written with a permanent marker.

• Youths were reportedly playing with smoke bombs inside a Belcourt Road home.

Sunday, Jan. 10

• A female employee of a Sheridan Drive department store was arrested for allegedly shoplifting. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.

• The manager of a Maple Road convenience store reported that a person damaged the property’s new curb with a vehicle.

• Police responded to a Main Street fast food restaurant where two women and a man were reportedly fighting in the parking lot. Upon their arrival, officers located the three people; however, no one was fighting. Police advised the three people to leave the premises.

Monday, Jan. 11

• An employee of a Maple Road business reported that her vehicle’s window was broken by an unknown person while she was working.

• A man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Transit Road department store. He was apprehended in the parking lot by store security personnel.

• A resident of Grover Cleveland Highway reported that one of his checks was forged and as a result, about $1,000 was withdrawn from his bank account.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

• A resident of Princeton Avenue reported that the tires of his car were damaged overnight.

• Police responded to Freemont Avenue where a resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs were constantly barking. Upon their arrival, officers found the area to be quiet.

• A juvenile female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a Main Street grocery store.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

• A resident of Capen Boulevard reported that a teenager wearing dark clothing was walking around in the driveway near a vehicle. The resident said the youth attempted to open the vehicle after clearing some of the snow away from the window.

• Police responded to Earhart Drive to assist a man whose vehicle was stuck in a ditch. Officers assisted the man until a tow truck arrived to remove the vehicle.

• A resident of Sundridge Drive reported that she wrote a person a check for $200 after he claimed to be a representative of a cable company. She told police that after thinking about it, she believed the man most likely was lying about representing the company.

Thursday, Jan. 14

• A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Transit Road department store. She was apprehended by store security in the parking lot.

• A resident of Windermere Boulevard reported that his vehicle was entered by an unknown person overnight. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the incident. Among the items reported missing were a GPS and flashlight.

• A person snowblowing a property on Carmen Road at 4:50 a.m. was advised of the town noise ordinance by police. Upon their arrival, the officers requested the man use an alternate method of snow removal that would be quieter.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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