Weekly Feature



2015-06-26 / Police Blotter

Sneaky thief steals pricey stroller

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 12

A Delaware Avenue resident reported that someone nearby was slamming doors. Police spoke with the suspect, who denied slamming any doors. He said he was just bringing in his dog.

A Dollar General employee reported that a customer left a wallet in the store.

A Delaware Avenue resident reported that she saw a man fitting the description of one of the prison break suspects. Police checked the area but could not locate him.

A Shepard Avenue woman reported that her glasses are missing, and she believes someone went into her home and took them. Police said they believe she is confused.

A passerby on Delaware Road reported seeing a large tree branch that had fallen to the ground and may have struck a vehicle. Police notified the Department of Public Works.

Saturday, June 13

A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that a car had been parked outside for two hours with the lights on.

An Argonne Drive resident reported finding a bag in her neighbor’s yard, possibly related to a burglary that occurred at her residence recently.

A dog was reportedly walking without its owner down West Hazeltine Avenue. The dog was returned to its owner.

A Wabash Avenue resident reported loud noise in the area for the past five hours. Police spoke with a man, who said that he was hosting his son’s birthday party. He said they will keep the noise down and will be ending the party soon.

A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that a planter was taken from the front of her home sometime during the day.

A Chapel Road resident reported that a nearby dog had been barking for several hours.

A Shepard Avenue resident reported that her former neighbor may have been drilling inside her home. Police reported that they checked her basement but could not identify anything unusual.

Sunday, June 14

The manager of a Delaware Avenue property reported that someone was sleeping on the couch in the lobby, and he wanted the person removed.

A Delwood Road resident reported that his neighbor’s smoke alarm was going off but he could not see or smell flames.

A Shepard Avenue resident reported that someone entered his backyard and stole a $1,000 stroller. He reportedly has the incident on video. Police filed a report for petit larceny.

A Shepard Avenue resident reported that someone went into her home and moved around documents.

Monday, June 15

An Elmwood Avenue resident reported there were hypodermic needles in the grass near a mailbox.

Patrol reported that a man was riding his bike in the middle of Military Road. He was advised of the proper lane to use.

A Crosby Avenue resident reported that a gray pit bull was running loose in the area.

A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that someone in the area was yelling.

Tuesday, June 16

An Elmwood Avenue resident reported that a man was walking outside and yelling to himself. Police located the man, who said he was simply excited about the outcome of a sports game.

A Hoover Avenue resident reported that there was a loose dog in the area.

A Somerton Avenue resident reported that someone, possibly contractors, took property from the residence.

Wednesday, June 17

A Lincoln Boulevard resident reported that loud music was playing nearby. Police spoke with the people who were playing music in the garage, and they said they would turn it down.

Patrol reported overgrown grass at a property on Mang Avenue.

Patrol reported being flagged down by a woman who was confused. She was transported back to her home on Wardman Road. Her husband told police she has dementia.

A Washington Avenue resident reported that there was a suspicious man on the playground.

An Argonne Drive resident reported that she received a call from someone claiming that she had won $3 million but that she needed to give the caller $400.

A Warren Avenue resident reported finding a wallet while out walking.

A Euclid Avenue resident reported that he found a bicycle propped up against his house.

Thursday, June 18

A Wardman Road resident reported that her wallet was stolen while she was at a bar.

A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that someone had been shooting BBs at his home. Police made contact with the father of a 9-year-old boy who admitted he’d been shooting them.

A Victoria Boulevard resident reported that a group of people were being loud in the front yard.

(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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