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

— Tallmadge —

Breaking and entering

Nail polish and money stolen: The owner of a salon in South Avenue’s 500 block reported Feb. 3 that someone entered the salon and stole as many as 50 bottles of nail polish totaling about $400 in value and about $30 in cash and change from a cash register during the previous couple of days. Police said there were no signs of forced entry and the owner said the rear door may not have latched properly. She said the register was open with a key left near it.

Damage reported at business: An employee of a business in South Avenue’s 500 block reported Feb. 2 that someone broke into the business. Police said nothing was reported missing, but a rear door and two filing cabinets sustained about $300 in damages.

Items taken from vehicle: A woman reported Jan. 29 that someone entered her unlocked, unattached garage in Eastwood Avenue’s 700 block and stole an older car stereo and a prescription medication totaling an estimated $150 in value and about $5 in change from a vehicle in the garage. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry into the vehicle.

Motorcycle and tires stolen: A man reported Jan. 28 that someone broke into a shed behind his home in Kiowa Trail’s 600 block and stole his approximately $5,000 motorcycle and two tires totaling about $800 in value that were stored in the shed during the night. The man said the shed had been secured with a padlock. Police said the shed was undamaged, but the lock was missing. The man said a second shed attached to his garage was also broken into and the garage was entered through a door between the shed and garage, but nothing was missing. Police said a padlock on the shed door was cut.

The man’s brother, who is also a neighbor, reported someone entered a shed behind his home during the same time period. Police said nothing was reported missing. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Criminal mischief

Toilet paper set on fire: A city employee reported discovering Feb. 3 that someone set some toilet paper on fire in a sink and threw soap into a urinal in the men’s restroom in Lions Park off Garwood Drive during the previous few days. Police said the fire caused an estimated $50 in damage by staining the sink.


Money stolen from business: The owner of a West Avenue business reported that while she was in a back room of the business, someone apparently came in the front door and stole $211 from a desk drawer during the afternoon Feb. 1.