Weekly Feature

2012-03-28 / Police Blotter

Intoxicated teen stopped on his way to school

Saturday, March 17

A Delaware Avenue gas station employee reported having an issue with a customer. An officer reported that a female attempted to purchase alcohol without showing identification. According to the report, the female was denied the purchase of the alcohol, so she tried to have a male purchase it for her. The male was then refused the purchase, so he created a scene inside the station. The officer reported that the man was asked not to return to the store.

A Euclid Avenue resident reported that she located a 3-year-old child wandering around by herself. The officer determined that the child resided at a nearby home but there was no answer when he tried to find someone at the residence. The officer then reported that the child’s grandmother was sleeping inside. Child Protection Services was notified of the incident.

Sunday, March 18

A Delaware Avenue woman reported that her ex-boyfriend called to tell her that he just keyed her car.

A Tremont Avenue resident reported that a middle aged man was urinating on the sidewalk while walking down the street. An officer reported that the man was sent home.

Monday, March 19

An officer observed a young man who was “walking funny” along Delaware Avenue. Upon speaking to the male, the officer learned that he was intoxicated. The male told the officer he was on his way to school.

A Tremont Avenue female resident reported that a male came to her house and was talking pictures of it on his cellphone. Upon the officers’ arrival, the male was gone. The woman described the individual as a tall man with glasses, who was driving a silver sedan.

Tuesday, March 20

An Argonne Drive resident reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be a sheriff. The complainant said the caller asked her for information about her bank accounts and that it appeared to be a scam.

A caller reported that a Wabash Avenue resident was yelling for quite a while at a child. An officer reported that a woman was yelling at her son because he wouldn’t go to bed.

Wednesday, March 21

A Westgate Avenue resident reported that a large bird was flying around in his basement. An officer reported that the bird was captured and released outside.

Thursday, March 22

• A Delaware Avenue repair shop employee requested a welfare check on another employee who hadn’t shown up for work. The officer reported that the individual had been drinking and stated that he would not be reporting to work that day.

A Washington Avenue resident reported that a female in a nearby yard was yelling and screaming. The noise was actually coming from a television and the person watching it had fallen asleep. The officer woke up the person, who was told to turn down the volume.

Friday, March 23

There was a report that a group of youths was giving a Washington Avenue school custodian a hard time. An officer reported that five females, who were on the scene, were turned over to their parents.

A male Shepard Avenue resident reported that his wife bit him in the face.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.

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