9:35 a.m. — 2800 block of Eighth Street. Suspicious Person. A concerned mother of a 17-year-old girl told police that a man honked at her daughter while she was walking to a sandwich shop. Later that day, the same man approached the girl at a fifth-grade awards ceremony they both were attending. The man, who was at the school for his son’s awards ceremony, told police he honked at her because he thought she was beautiful, but that he didn’t know how old she was.
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10:45 a.m. — 7400 block of 49th Avenue E. Burglary to an unoccupied conveyance. Unknown persons entered the complainant’s unlocked vehicle and took the GPS unit that was inside.
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Dial ‘M’ for ‘Misplaced Call’
12:49 a.m. — 5400 block of Sandhamn Place. Abandoned 911 Call. A man told police that his fax machine might have called 911 while he and his wife were sleeping. The man said that he tried unplugging the fax machine after police received repeated 911 calls from the residence over the summer and plans to have his phone lines checked out.
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2 p.m. — 600 block of Avenida del Norte. Burglary. A woman reported she was out of the house between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and had locked the house when she left. When she returned, she noticed someone had opened the rear bedroom window forcibly and removed jewelry from the top of her dresser. She estimated the total value of the missing items — a diamond-encrusted dress watch, a necklace with three pendants containing sapphires and diamonds and an heirloom ring with diamonds and onyx — at $5,800. She said she had no idea who would have taken the items. The deputy noted many other pieces of jewelry were on display and in the box where the women said the missing items had been kept. The deputy added, “It appeared the subject(s) had an eye for the expensive jewelry and left the inexpensive items behind.”
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