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Police Blotter: July 5-18

Donuts in the parking lot, a suspicious bug sprayer and some dumpster graffiti highlight this week’s police activities. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

July 5

1:51 p.m. – Police received a report that a vehicle has been in the covered parking area along Redwood Hwy. for at least three days, with its occupant, an older male, usually dangling his feet out the window. Police contacted the man and found him to be on probation with a clause prohibiting him from drinking alcohol. The man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness and a probation violation.

10:24 p.m. – A resident of Marion Avenue told police he left his garage door open and someone stole a chef’s rack worth $70 within the hour.

July 6

4:31 p.m. – A resident or Mirabel Ave. called police to report that it sounded like babies were crying at her neighbor’s house and that she found it disturbing because the babies seemed in distress. An officer responded and found children in a pool with a swim instructor learning water safety. The children weren’t in danger, as their parents were present.

5:13 p.m. – The manager of a store on Throckmorton Ave. reported that two girls had just stolen some items from her store. Police officers responded, contacted the girls and released them to their parents.

July 8

5:42 p.m. – A resident called police from the Safeway parking lot because she locked her keys in her car and became extremely upset when police said they couldn’t get the keys out of her vehicle. The woman called police again to request assistance but hung up. Police were unable to reach the woman by calling back.

July 9

3:30 p.m. – Police received multiple complaints about the Lyndon LaRouche group located outside the Bank of America, with at least one caller asking police to remove the group from the area. 

7:16 p.m. – A resident went to the to drop off a Derringer .22 pistol for destruction.

July 10

2:30 p.m. – The owner of restaurant on East Blithedale reported that two marble tables were taken from the property overnight. Police took a report on the theft.

8:01 p.m. – A resident reportedly spotted a young male wearing an orange backpack tagging the side of a dumpster at with graffiti. An officer responded and contacted the boy and brought him to the police station. The boy was cited and released to the custody of his parents.

July 11

6:16 p.m. – A resident reported to police that the catalytic converter was stolen from her vehicle on the 400 block of Miller Avenue.

July 12

1:48 a.m. – A resident of Roque Moraes Drive called police to ask for advice about her son, who she said was hanging out with the wrong crowd and coming home late at night. The mother wanted to do an intervention and police provided advice. 

3:22 p.m. – A woman hiking past Lee Street in Blithedale Canyon called police to report that a man was spraying for bugs. The woman said she asked the man what he was doing and that he replied it was his property. The woman told police that she was concerned for animals in the area but she refused to give her name or a call-back number because she didn’t have time to deal with it.

July 13

7 p.m. – A resident reported seeing two male teens on the roof at and provided a physical and clothing description of them. Police arrived and found the juveniles on the roof near a light that they had broken. Police brought the teens to the police station and released them to their parents.

July 14

12:44 p.m. – A resident of the 600 block of East Blithedale Ave. reported that the catalytic converter was stolen from her vehicle a day earlier. Police took a report and the resident had no suspect information. 

July 16

11:52 a.m. - A resident of Fairway Dr. called police to report that someone wrote vulgar and racist messages on the windows of her car using some type of fruit.

July 18

4:53 p.m. – A resident called police from the 400 block of Miller Ave. near the footbridge to report second-hand information from about three hours earlier that a man in a car told her friend’s babysitter she had a nice smile by a man. The subject reportedly approached the 15-year-old babysitter and her 10-year-old charge.

7:35 p.m. – A resident reported that a group of teens were doing donuts in a car in the parking lot. The caller said that one of the juveniles got onto the top of the car and one that one girl fell off of the hood. The caller told police that the juveniles appeared drunk. Police responded and contacted the kids and determined that they were not drinking or doing drugs. Police contacted their parents and informed them of the incident.

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