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This week's roundup of police activities include a number of minor accidents, some fireworks and an alleged Scope-swilling driver.

April 25

12:32 p.m. – After her car was side-swiped by a beige Audi, a resident reported the incident to police, saying that the drive left the scene and didn’t pull over. The incident occurred near the on Miller Ave. and the resident told police that an employee there had additional info about the suspect car. The woman was not injured in the incident.

April 26

1:15 p.m. – A student at has his cell phone stolen from the locker room, saying he found bolt cutters in the area and wanted to file a report.

7:46 p.m. – A resident of Miwok Way reported that several young people were lighting off fireworks in the parking lot nearby.

April 27

8:07 a.m. – After a white rental truck and a red Chevrolet collided, the two drivers called police to help sort out whose fault it was. Neither party was injured in the incident. Police were unable to determine if a collision had actually occurred because of the “very minor damage” to just one of the vehicles. Both parties declined to file a police report.

3:55 p.m. – A resident reported seeing the driver of a green convertible Jaguar driving erratically on Camino Alto at Miller Avenue, speeding and swerving between lanes. Police were unable to locate the Jag.

5:06 p.m. – After spotting a late 1980s Toyota Tercel moving slowly along Camino Alto near Miller Ave., a resident report a possible driving under the influence after the car stopped and the driver parked in the lot, taking a swig out of a Scope bottle. Police did an extensive check of the area but were unable to locate the car.

April 28

2:08 a.m. – On the heels of a report of a bunch people making noise outside the , police received another report that people behind the bar smashing bottles. Police went to the area and found no merit to the report – not bottle, no glass, no people. 

10:57 a.m. – A resident of Lovell Avenue reported seeing a group of four juveniles spray-painting the sidewalk in the area and fleeing down Lovell towards downtown. Police went to the area and couldn’t find any graffiti other than a mark outlining the shadow of the stop sign, which appeared to have been there for quite a while.

11:12 a.m. – A resident reported that a trash can fell off a truck in the area of Camino Alto and Miller, pouring debris all over the roadway. Police went to the scene and were unable to locate any trash cans or debris, just some dirt that had fallen onto the road. No hazard. 

1:06 p.m. – Police received a report of loud power tools or a power washer being used in the area of Oakdale Avenue. A resident said the noise had been ongoing since 9 a.m. and that her husband was sick and trying to sleep. Police contacted a neighbor who was using a pressure washer on an exterior walkway.

April 30

7:40 a.m. – An employee of reported that someone had spray-painted graffiti on the wall of the multi-purpose room at the school but someone also left a note apologizing for the vandalism and included $250 in cash to pay for the damage.

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