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A roundup of this week's police log includes two fraud reports, fireworks being set off, an undamaged stolen car that was recovered, and loud morning construction work.

Tuesday, November 6

12:40 p.m. – A red-haired woman driving a red Prius was weaving in and out of her lane on Miller Ave.

3:05 p.m. – Two dogs on Mirabel Ave. were barking for hours while the owners were not home. Police left a response card at the residence. 

6:22 p.m. – A women almost hit a father and child in the parking lot at 507 Miller Ave., and went into Hawks Tavern – which abruptly closed last week. She was later reached by phone and a report was placed on file.

8:29 p.m. – A caller reported people were setting off fireworks in front of a house on West Blithedale Ave. They were gone by the time police arrived.

Wednesday, November 7

7:05 a.m. – A woman who almost drove through cones and construction signs on Edgewood and Marion avenues reported they were inadequate and should be more noticeable. Officers contacted Ghilotti Construction employees who said they would add traffic controls or a flagman.

8:12 p.m. – A Lincoln Ave. resident reported loud drilling and hammering at 7:15 a.m., and contractors were advised of a noise ordinance.

8:21 p.m. – A caller on Marion Ave. said a neighbor lets their dogs out at 7 a.m. and they bark on and off all morning.

8:39 a.m. – A caller on Miller Ave. reported an ongoing problem with the neighbor’s dogs barking day and night, causing other dogs in the neighborhood to bark.

1:42 p.m. – A woman reported she wasn’t sure if she lost her multi-colored wallet, or if it was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the parking area at the end of Tartan Road.

3:15 p.m. –  Two mailboxes on Lovell Ave. were hit by vehicles and damaged.

Thursday, November 8

9:02 a.m. – The fender of a blue Mercedes on Camino Alto was damaged overnight. The owner noticed white paint markings on the vehicle, possibly transferred from the car that hit it.

10:13 a.m. – A caller on Camino Alto received an $782.13 invoice from an internet company about an account that was opened by someone else. He was given advice on protecting his identity.

6:53 p.m. – A white Toyota Corolla on East Blithedale Ave. and Camino Alto was swerving over the double lines and stopping every two seconds.

Friday, November 9

12:44 p.m. – A caller went along with what he believes was a telephone scam when someone called saying they were Microsoft, requested remote access to his computer, and charged his credit card for a “virus program.”

1:50 p.m. – A vehicle rollover occurred in an accident on Camino Alto and an ambulance was called.

Saturday, November 10

12:56 p.m. – A resident of Bayview Ave. asked a contractor using a power saw outside her house to  stop and the contractor told her no and to call the police. The contractor was building a fence for a residence.

12:57 p.m. – A black, undrivable Porsche coverable was blocking traffic on East Blithedale Ave. and caused a non-injury collision. The Porsche owner admitted fault and information was exchanged.

5:04 p.m. –  The drivers of two motorcycles, both in full leather, were seen driving 100 miles per hour down Edgewood and Molino avenues. Police were unable to locate them.

Sunday, November 11

1:48 p.m. – Loud music was heard coming from a construction site on Eldridge Ave. Workers were singing and said they would stop.

Monday, November 12

7:45 a.m. – A stolen Honda Civic was found on Hamilton Drive. The vehicle was not damaged, stripped or burned, and the plates were not removed. The owner was contacted.

10:22 p.m. – A cell phone and handicapped placard was stolen from a silver BMW sedan parked on Oakdale Ave.   

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