Top Down, MacBook Gone and a Mirror Meets a Fist of Fury

A roundup of the week's police log includes dangerous cherry picking, a laptop stolen from an (open) convertible, and laundry coin theft.


Tuesday, July 17

1:19 a.m. - A resident of West Blithedale Avenue reported that he heard voices emanating from the front of his residence. He looked out his window to find two juveniles tampering with his car. Police were unable to locate the suspects.

Wednesday, July 18

12:51 a.m. - A subject was reportedly yelling obscenities on Lomita Drive. The man was only heard, not seen. Public drunkeness suspected, more details to come.

8:25 a.m. - A large white "work truck" with a wooden back was parked rather badly at the intersection of West Blithedale Avenue and Cottage Avenue. Residents reported that the truck was hard to get around and didn't allow enough space for passing vehicles. Police responded by checking the area and clearing the roadway.

2:18 p.m. - Two dryer coin boxes at a residential complex on Gomez Way were opened and emptied of their contents. An approximate loss of $150 was reported. The reporting party suspected that the boxes were opened using a master key.

3:50 p.m. - A man reported that a woman who had been taking care of his mother at a Lovell Ave. home was fired and left with checks belonging to the elderly woman. The report stated that five weeks ago the ex-employee started writing and cashing checks for themselves in the name of the patient. Fraud investigation underway.

Thursday, July 19

8:58 a.m. - A man reported that his Apple MacBook Pro laptop was stolen from his convertible when he went into the bank. The vehicle's top was open.

10:22 a.m. - An orange security fence was cut at a school construction site on Lomita Dr. There was no apparent vandalism, and an extra patrol has been requested for the area.

10:31 p.m. - A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on East Blithedale.

Friday, July 20

2:22 a.m. - Police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence on Shoreline Highway.

1:42 p.m. - A man called the police and reported that his son was missing. The man called again and told police that his son was fine and is currently in San Francisco.

Saturday, July 21

2:37 p.m. - Someone called the police and notified them that a family was standing around a cherry tree on a center divide on Miller Avenue. The person who filed the report said that it didn't look like a safe situation. Police didn't identify a hazard.

Sunday, July 22

2:43 p.m. - A white male in his 30s stepped out of his Lexus SUV and approached a car that had cut him off on East Blithedale. The man punched the car's mirror with his fist and broke it. Both parties decided not to take any further action.


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