Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Macedonia —
Man reports gift card scam: A Macedonia man reported July 9 that he was scammed out of $675. The man said a male claiming to work for a satellite television service called and told him he could win $1,000 if he went to a store and purchased gift cards totaling $300 in value and provided their codes. The man said he did so, but then was told the codes did not work and he was instructed to go to another store and purchase $375 worth of gift cards and provide their codes, which he did. The man said the male then tried to get him to purchase additional cards, but a store employee told him it was a scam. Police said they called the number the calls came from, but they were unable to talk to anyone and they explained to the man that it is difficult to identify suspects in these cases. The man said he understood.
Debris found: An Iroquois Run woman reported July 5 that after neighbors shot off fireworks the night before, she found debris from the fireworks on her home’s roof and in her yard. The woman said she only wanted to file a police report in case she needed to have her gutters cleaned and police said they took no additional action.
— Sagamore Hills —
Check never arrived: A North Gannett Road woman reported June 22 that she did not receive a $1,200 pension check that should have arrived in the mail at the beginning of the month. The woman said the check had not been cashed and she was seeking to have it reissued. The matter had been reported to the U.S. Postal Service, but the check had not been located. The woman also said that future payments would be direct deposited into her bank account.
Money taken from account: A township man reported June 15 that someone took nearly $1,500 from his bank account. Police said there was an open investigation.
Wiper blades torn off: Police said they cited a Smithfield Drive woman, 44, with disorderly conduct after they responded to a report that the woman had argued with a township man and tore the wiper blades off his vehicle, which damaged the blade arms, while they were at a Route 82 bar at about 12:20 a.m. June 12. Police said the woman showed signs of intoxication, including a strong odor of alcohol coming from her, stumbling while walking and slurred speech. The man said she tore the blades off after he went into the men’s room to hide from her and refused to come out. Police said that after citing the woman, they gave her a ride home. A police report did not include a damage estimate.