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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Criminal damaging

Fence and lock cut: A Brittain Road public storage facility employee reported April 19 that someone cut a portion of a rear chain link fence and the lock off a storage unit since the day before. The employee said the unit was gone through, but nothing was taken. Police said the damage was estimated at $265.


Gun stolen from vehicle: A man living in North Thomas Road’s 200 block reported April 15 that someone stole his handgun and a case totaling about $370 in value from his vehicle’s trunk since the day before. The man said he was unsure whether the theft happened at home or at one of the numerous places he had been to during that time period, which was more than 24 hours. The man said he believed the vehicle had been locked, but was unsure. Police said they found a dent in the trunk lid but no other damage.

Strobe lights taken from vans: A manager of a business in West Avenue’s 400 block reported someone stole 14 strobe lights totaling more than $650 in value off seven work vans while they were parked outside the business from April 6 to 13.

Identity fraud

Vehicle purchase attempted: A manager of an auto dealership in West Avenue’s 100 block reported an unidentified female tried to purchase a vehicle using a fake identification card on April 15. The manager said the female became nervous and left in a vehicle driven by an unidentified male, leaving the ID behind.


Check stolen and altered: An Orrlawn Drive man reported April 14 that after he mailed a $1,000 check to a title company, someone got ahold of the check, altered it to change the payee and the signature and cashed it.