Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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Identity fraud

Money withdrawn from bank account: A Duxbury Drive man reported Oct. 1 that someone, apparently in Florida, stole his identity and, among other things, withdrew $4,000 from his bank account.

The man said that the day before, he received two emails from a bank he has an account with asking for confirmation that he requested a new bank card and a change of address, neither of which he requested. Police said the requested address change was to a hotel in Miami. The man said that he then tried to call the bank, but his phone did not work and he discovered by calling the provider with another phone that someone claiming to be him had the phone shut off and the number transferred to an unknown provider.

The man said he was able to deactivate his bank account, but he discovered someone managed to reactivate it after he received a third email from the bank asking him if he had made three ATM withdrawals totaling $4,000 in Miami.

The man said he deactivated the account again and police said the matter was under investigation.

Man reports suspicious call: A Stow man reported Sept. 18 that he received a suspicious phone call from a male claiming to work for a federal agency and that the man’s Social Security number was suspended. The man said that when he was asked for the number’s last four digits, he provided them and the male hung up.


Residents report thefts from vehicles: At least four Tall Grass Circle residents and a resident of nearby Heron Springs Parkway reported Oct. 1 that someone entered their vehicles, with thefts reported in all the cases, while the vehicles were parked outside their homes mostly during the night.

A Tall Grass man reported someone took a video camera, camera bag, charger, tripod, and SD card of unspecified values and about $4 in change from his vehicle.

Another Tall Grass man reported someone took his wallet from his vehicle and a bank card in the wallet was used to make an approximately $92 purchase at a store in Adams County.

A third Tall Grass man reported someone stole a GPS unit of unspecified value from his vehicle and a Tall Grass woman reported someone took about $60 from her vehicle.

A Heron Springs Parkway man reported someone entered his vehicle while he had been out of town since Sept. 20 and stole an extra set of keys, a fob, and six expired credit cards.

Forced entry was not reported in any of the Tall Grass Circle incidents. The Heron Springs man said his vehicle had been locked and police said there were fresh scrapes on a door window and damage to the rubber weather stripping indicating possible forced entry.

Pallets stolen: An employee of a business in Commerce Drive’s 1500 block reported someone stole 14 wood pallets totaling about $70 in value from behind the business during the night Sept. 17.