11/4/13 6:47 a.m. A driver hit a median sign and a deer after going through a sign on Cherry Lane and Highway 43. His BMW was damaged and had to be towed to a garage.


11/5/13 1:34 p.m. A 20-year-old man was cited and released on a theft charge.

11/5/13 3:07 p.m. An apartment resident on Jefferson Parkway was robbed of a checkbook, Social Security card, passport, credit and bank cards and legal documents.

11/5/13 4:48 p.m. A call from the Amsterdam Police Department informed local police that a business name was possibly being used in an international scam.

11/6/13 12:29 p.m. A thief that is into yard decorating stole miscellaneous plants, ceramic mushrooms, a large fern topiary, flower baskets and a white pumpkin.

11/7/13 10:41 a.m. A house on Ridgetop Court was robbed of its yard decorations overnight.

11/7/13 12:15 p.m. Cushions and a candleholder were stolen off a porch on Amberwood Court. Value of the items was $300.

11/7/13 2 p.m. A bench and Halloween decorations, valued at $100, were stolen on Sunbrook Drive.


11/2/13 10:06 p.m. A man with a crowbar aroused worry in a woman. But it turned out he was actually carrying a flute.

11/3/13 12:46 a.m. Strange sounds were coming out of a veterinary clinic.

11/3/13 9:31 a.m. A coyote was carrying around a dead cat on Bryant Road.

11/3/13 10:15 a.m. An 18-year-old brother is sending harassing texts to a sibling.

11/3/13 12:32 p.m. An outbreak of coyotes killing cats happened on Cobb Way. A neighbor found a cat killed by a coyote, and then another neighbor saw another coyote drag a cat away. The coyote was described as the size of a German shepherd and possibly dangerous.

11/3/13 2:50 p.m. A 12-year-old vandal is making and setting off dry ice bombs and rolling them down a hill until they explode on Kingsgate Road.

11/3/13 3:56 p.m. A man sleeping on the side of the road was awakened and taken to a detox center.

11/3/13 5:52 p.m. A mother is upset that her husband has violated their child custody agreement and kept their two children too long.

11/3/13 8:40 p.m. Police were asked to escort a boyfriend out of his girlfriend’s house because his presence was no longer desirable.

11/4/13 8:23 a.m. A full dumpster was found empty after the weekend on Country Club Road.

11/4/13 3:54 p.m. A man fled on foot after accidentally setting his shirt on fire.

11/4/13 4:37 p.m. A homeless person was smoking and drinking in the underground parking area near a bank.

11/4/13 7:57 p.m. Three roommates got into a fight. Police showed up and provided advice and options.

11/4/13 9:17 p.m. A man was screaming and breaking bottles on Reese Road.

11/4/13 10:53 p.m. Several recycling bins were knocked on their side near Sunset Drive.

11/5/13 2:16 a.m. A mother asked the police to help urge her son to come out of the basement.

11/5/13 11:59 a.m. While hitchhiking on Greenbrier Road a man broke into a dance. He was found to be normal and later he caught a bus.

11/5/13 1:37 p.m. A sick cat was lying on a curb near Albert Circle, but it avoided attempts of aid by diving under a deck.

11/5/13 5:42 p.m. A teenager acting oddly was picked up for MIP alcohol by consumption and released to a parent.

11/5/13 5:48 p.m. A father became so upset at a preschool that the police were called in.

11/5/13 8:16 p.m. A person tried to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. Medics were contacted and the person was transported to a hospital.

11/6/13 6:52 a.m. A doctor received information that a woman patient might be bringing something with her for an appointment: a weapon.

11/6/13 8:38 a.m. A delightful Halloween decoration — a 4- to 5-foot-tall scarecrow stuffed with hay — was taken overnight from Westfield Court.

11/6/13 8:45 a.m. After three scarecrows were taken from a yard on Westfield Court overnight, extra police patrols were requested.

11/6/13 9:19 a.m. The sound of loud popping was disturbing neighbors on Wall Street. It turned out to be a generator backfiring.

11/6/13 10:24 a.m. After a meter reader arrived on Atwater Road, a small dog got loose and started running in traffic.

11/6/13 10:47 a.m. In a case of worse late than never, an ex-boyfriend did not show up when he was supposed to pick up items. He eventually showed up in a terrible mood and threatened to break down his ex’s door.

11/6/13 11:10 a.m. A school principal accidentally dialed a wrong number and was threatened by the man he talked to. Later, the man apologized for his vile temper.

11/6/13 11:24 a.m. A parent who lives out of state called a church attended by his children and made threats.

11/6/13 12:57 p.m. A customer with a history of mental illness called an insurance company and made threats.

11/6/13 2:42 p.m. A mother found out on Facebook that someone was complaining to the police about her son.

11/6/13 7 p.m. A man with mental health issues returned home just before police started to search for him.

11/6/13 8:17 p.m. A man is up the creek because his ex-girlfriend took his key and is refusing to give him his things back.

11/7/13 9:46 a.m. A vandal smashed in a window of a car parked on Meadows Road, causing $500 in damage.

11/7/13 2:34 p.m. A dog is being allowed to relieve itself on the grounds of an apartment complex.


10/29/13 2:33 p.m. A man received a check in the mail stating he had sold something off of Craigslist. Except he hadn’t.

11/1/13 11:08 a.m. A woman received a check from a business that was signed by a person unauthorized to sign it.

11/1/13 11:09 a.m. There were two large unauthorized charges made on two accounts, $1,000 to Home Depot and $1,000 to Kohl’s. There were also attempts made to establish credit at both businesses.

11/6/13 12:37 p.m. A man having an episode of mental dimness accidentally gave out his credit card information over the phone to someone not connected to the hotel front desk which he had actually meant to call.

11/6/13 1:53 p.m. A toy store reported that two large business account checks were cashed without authorization.

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