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Aug. 24, 2:27 p.m.: A man called from the Barbur Transit Center to report a suspicious person trying to open locker doors. The person was described as a white male in his 20s, who was 5'10', thin and wearing a black baseball hat, a red T-shirt and blue jeans. Police were unable to locate the man when they arrived.
Aug. 24, 4:33 p.m.: An employee of Suns Up Tanning, located at 9220 S.W. Barbur Blvd., suspected a customer had used cocaine in the tanning booth. The customer was gone when officers arrived and there was no evidence a crime had been committed, but they gave the employee advice about refusing service in the future.
Aug. 28, 12:06 p.m.: Staff at the Southwest Community Center, located at 6280 S.W. 45th Ave., reported being told by skateboarders at the skate park that they'd been threatened by a group of bicyclists. Park rangers responded to the report, but the bicyclists had left by the time they arrived. Rangers determined that no crime had been committed, but there had been a dispute over park rules.
Aug. 28, 6:57 p.m.: A caller in the 8700 block of Southwest 26th Avenue reported that their business had been burglarized sometime between 2:03 and 3:08 a.m. that morning. A door had been pried open and several miscellaneous items had been taken. The caller believed the suspect was a white male. Police have no further information.
Aug. 31, 4:39 p.m.: A man called from the Tryon Mews Apartments, located in the 8400 block of Southwest 30th Avenue, to report that there was what looked like a large bag of cocaine in the parking lot. Officers determined it was a bag of crushed up pills, not cocaine, and confiscated it for disposal.
Sept. 13, 3:58 a.m.: An employee of the Ace of Spades Players Club, located at 9220 S.W. Barbur Blvd., called to report a break in. An alarm had gone off at the business and a door had been damaged, but nothing was missing. Police have no suspect information.
Sept. 16, 8:38 a.m.: A caller reported that a pedestrian had been hit by a car in front of 9220 S.W. Barbur Blvd. No arrests were made.
Sept. 3, 1:45 a.m.: A caller reported a fight at Casa Colima, located at 6319 S.W. Capitol Hwy. The victim described the suspect as a 21-year-old Hispanic male named Jorge, who was wearing a black cowboy hat and a blue 'glittery' shirt. Officers were unable to locate Jorge when they arrived.
Sept. 4, 1:25 a.m.: A man called from the apartment complex located at 1725 S.W. Multnomah Blvd. to report being robbed by two women. He claimed that the women had come in through an unlocked door while he was sleeping and taken his cell phone, PlayStation 2 and ID. He said one was armed with a butcher knife. The man told police that, after they'd taken the items, the women left southbound in a silver car driven by another person. He said he recognized the pair from a party he'd attended and that he knew them only as 'Summer' and either 'Amber or Ashley.' The suspects were gone when officers arrived.
Sept. 5, 10:37 a.m.: A caller at The Golden Touch Restaurant, located at 8124 S.W. Barbur Blvd., reported that a subject who had been thrown out of the restaurant was in the parking lot yelling, screaming and hitting cars. He was described as a white male in his 60s, who was 5'8' with a medium build and a beard. He was wearing a dark shirt and carrying a cane. While officers were en route, the man walked into the center of Barbur Boulevard and began yelling at cars passing by, pointing at the restaurant. Officers contacted the man, calmed him down, determined no crime had been committed and sent him on his way.
Sept. 6, 4:02 p.m.: A caller reported an incident of road rage between a bicyclist and the driver of a car near the intersection of Southwest Capitol Highway and Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard. The bicyclist said the driver had pulled out a gun but had not pointed it at him. The car was described as either a Ford or a Chevy with a black canopy. The bicyclist admitted to engaging in road rage with the driver. Officers were unable to locate the car.
Sept. 13, 3:24 p.m.: An employee at the Goodwill donation site located at 7635 S.W. Barbur Blvd. called to report finding an old-looking grenade at the drop site. The Explosive Disposal Unit responded and took custody of the grenade. The call followed one from Sept. 7, when employees discovered a 38-mm revolver handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition among donated items.
Sept. 18, 3:03 a.m.: A Portland Taxi Cab driver called from the Shadow Hills apartment complex, located in the 2000 block of Southwest Vermont Street, to report that a customer was refusing to pay his fare. Officers responded and restored the peace, and the suspect called his mother, who provided credit card information over the phone to pay for the ride.
Sept. 18, 3:38 p.m.: A woman called from the intersection of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard and Southwest Chestnut Street to report that a subject who had been hanging out on the walking path for a number of days had approached her and made threats. She suspected the man suffered from a mental illness. He was described as a white male in his 50s, who was 5'7' with a slim build, balding and wearing a green rain jacket over a green shirt and brown pants. Officers were unable to locate the man but encourage anyone who may know who he is to contact police.
Sept. 19, 1:01 p.m.: A male homeowner in the 3300 block of Southwest Fairmount Lane called to report the theft of mail from his house. He said a lot of other neighbors had been hit over the weekend as well. Police have no suspect information.