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ACCIDENTS

12/18/15 7:17 p.m. A woman’s car was rear-ended by another vehicle that drove off before she could confront the driver.

12/18/15 8:38 p.m. A 22-year-old driver drove a car into a tree near Lakeview Boulevard and Pilkington Road and was cited for reckless driving and reckless endangering.

THEFTS

12/14/15 7:10 a.m. Following the departure of some guests from his house, a resident of Foothills Drive discovered that two of his watches were missing.

12/14/15 11:32 a.m. A thief broke into a garage and stole a golf club and other items.

12/15/15 11:17 a.m. Some downstairs neighbors at an apartment complex have been flipping off a woman, and another neighbor says she witnessed the alleged offenders going into the woman’s storage unit and stealing $80 worth of items.

12/16/15 2:39 p.m. A guitar was swiped off the porch of an apartment on Foothills Drive.

12/16/15 3:39 p.m. A bicycle was stolen off a front porch on Leonard Street.

12/16/15 6:07 p.m. Packages were stolen from a home on Ridgetop Court.

12/17/15 9:33 a.m. A thief made off with sports gear worth $1,000 after smashing in the passenger window of a car parked by an apartment on Jefferson Parkway.

12/17/15 3:18 p.m. A UPS package containing black Stuart Weizman boots — size 6.5 — was stolen on Amherst Court. The boots are valued at $500.

12/19/15 12:15 p.m. A UPS package worth $90 was taken off a porch on Westview Circle.

12/19/15 2:29 p.m. A Navy Mizzuno backpack containing red Beats headphones was stolen from a car on Third Street. The thief gained entry by smashing in a passenger window.

12/19/15 4:08 p.m. Someone broke into a community mailbox on Carman Drive.

12/20/15 8:43 p.m. The investigation of a stolen credit card at a restaurant is at an impasse because the victim left, the suspect left, the witnesses left, no cameras caught the act and no one actually knows what was stolen.

FRAUD

12/14/15 3:04 p.m. After an elderly woman made three transactions, including at a cleaner, she found that two $500 transactions had been made on her debit card.

12/15/15 5:59 p.m. After signing a contract to lower his credit card processing fees, a man suspects that he was victimized by a scam.

12/15/15 6:22 p.m. A woman smelled a rat when she got a large check from someone who asked her to cash it for him.

12/16/15 3:18 p.m. A credit card used strictly for church business was stolen and used to make two fraudulent charges.

MISC.

12/11/15 11:34 a.m. A thin man in his 20s or 30s was seen wandering through the area while carrying a sleeping bag and a claw hammer. He told police he was carrying the hammer because his backpack had been stolen.

12/11/15 2:25 p.m. Urban golfers were swinging away on B Avenue and North State Street, but they were using soft balls for practice and police said they could play through.

12/11/15 5:16 p.m. A drunk got on a bus and started screaming at people. His next stop was the Hooper Detox Center.

12/1115 7:51 p.m. A woman was worried because a solicitor came to her house on Pine Valley Road twice while her daughter was home. He said he was collecting for the bees.

12/12/15 1:35 a.m. An intoxicated male at a pub attacked two people. He was taken to Hooper Detox Center while police awaited video evidence of a possible assault.

12/12/15 2:17 p.m. A woman said she returned home to find a voice mail on her answering machine that sounded like two girls talking and laughing, but she could also hear one girl say “Help” and another girl say “I think she is dying.” Police listened to the recording but heard nothing of interest. 

12/12/15 3:15 p.m. When her neighbors placed sandbags along their driveway, water started backing up into a woman’s driveway.

12/13/15 10:17 a.m. A woman told police her neighbor had stolen her shoes.

12/13/15 5:03 p.m. A white tabby cat named Mietze left the previous evening and did not return to her home on Eighth Street.

12/13/15 7:03 p.m. A neighbor verbally assaulted a man while they were attending a homeowners association meeting.

12/14/15 8:31 a.m. A woman was being harassed via letter by a former employee.

12/14/15 9:01 a.m. A parent informed police that someone is taking inappropriate pictures of a daughter.

12/14/15 10:57 a.m. A woman told police she believes the anonymous letter she received is from her neighbor.

12/14/15 12:25 p.m. A homeowner told police that three subjects in clean suits sprayed him with chemicals to make him go to sleep. He woke up to find damage to his door frame and porch door, he said, although he wasn’t sure whether it all occurred last night or perhaps three years ago.

12/14/15 4:17 p.m. A woman was being slandered on social media by her ex-boyfriend.

12/14/15 4:50 p.m. An elderly woman drove into oncoming traffic before pulling into the parking lot of a supermarket and hitting another vehicle. The person who reported the incident suggested to police that perhaps the woman should not be driving.

12/14/15 9:28 p.m. A neighbor locked a woman out of her garage, making it impossible for her to go to the store.

12/15/15 12:13 a.m. Someone entered a woman’s house, had a bite to eat and used the toilet.

12/15/15 8:14 a.m. A red cement truck dumped cement all over a roadway and then took off. The truck was located, and a cleanup bill will be sent to its owner.

12/15/15 10:21 a.m. A woman in a silver Dodge Durango continued to drive, even though she had fallen asleep at the wheel.

12/15/15 2:20 p.m. A subject who was found inside a sleeping bag in the playground area of Rossman Park was advised of park hours.

12/15/15 3:07 p.m. A woman became suspicious when she received an unexpected package from Shanghai that contained a silver leaf necklace she hadn’t ordered.

12/15/15 3:43 p.m. A man was upset that the attorney he consulted turned out to be a racist.

12/15/15 5:57 p.m. A short, heavyset woman dressed in black tried to flag down people on Botticelli Street.

12/15/15 8 p.m. After a woman invited her ex-boyfriend to come over to watch her children, he talked about getting drugs and taking her car. When she asked him to leave, he slammed her against the wall.

12/16/15 10:33 a.m. Subjects seen carrying chainsaws and gas cans up a trail at Tryon Creek State Natural Area turned out to be maintenance workers.

12/16/15 4:21 p.m. When an elderly woman left a gas station on Boones Ferry Road, she began driving erratically. Witnesses said she started, stopped, backed up and turned on her wipers and signals.

12/17/15 11:29 a.m. A female employee at McDonald’s spotted the customer who hit her car last week.

12/17/15 12:38 p.m. While staying at a local hotel, a man started babbling about people from the federal government who were coming after him.