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11:06 a.m. — 300 Block of Lakeview Boulevard. Criminal Mischief. A maintenance worker stated that a padlock at his business had been broken off, and there was a small fire set inside.
The lock that was broken was not on the scene any more, and the worker advised he had put a new one on before the responding officer’s arrival. There was no damage done and nothing missing.
Both parties agreed that the fire, which was made of small twigs, appeared to have been made to keep someone warm at night. Fingerprints could not be obtained.
Prescription for disaster
12:23 p.m. — 100 Block of Canham Street. Burglary-Residential. A victim stated that, at approximately 11 a.m. on this date, he left his house to pick up his son. When he returned, he found that six presciption pill bottles had been taken by an unknown person, who made entry through the unlocked front door.
The pills had been sitting on the top of the microwave in the kitchen, where he normally keeps them. The victim stated no one had knowledge of where he keeps them, and so he is unsure who took them.
The total value of the pills taken was approximately $300.
Make yourself at home
3:04 p.m. — First Block of Blare Castle Drive. Suspicious Incident. Three officers responded to a residence in reference to a possible burglary in progress.
A white male with black hair, wearing black shorts, entered the sliding door of the residence. Upon arrival, units set up a perimeter surrounding the residence. The suspect then exited through the front door, where he was secured for officer safety purposes.
The male smelled strongly of alcohol and stated that he had been walking up and down the street that afternoon looking for houses to buy that were under foreclosure. He stated that this residence appeared to be a good candidate, and he saw the back rear sliding door open, so he entered to see if he wanted to buy it. He stated that he lives down the street with his girlfriend.
The residence was vacant with no signs of property damage. It was then secured, and the suspect was transported back to his residence. The case is now pending contact with the property owner to see if they intend to pursure charges.
Don’t talk back
10:29 a.m. — First Block of Chadwick Court. Property Found. A complainant stated that he found two Frenzy Ocean kayaks floating in the canal behind his home. One is yellow and the other green. No serial or hull numbers could be located, so the kayaks were left on the complainant’s property until Feb. 26, to see if someone would claim them. They have now been transported to the Sheriff’s Office as found property.
— Compiled by Mallorie Bruce
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