2 p.m. – 280 block Louise Street. Burglary of a Structure. A neighbor observed a man and woman enter a home that had been vacant for months. The man and woman removed an oven and drove away with it in the back of their pickup truck. The man is known as a ”scrapper” in the neighborhood. Allegedly, the man enters vacant homes, steals whatever is inside, and scraps the metal. A picture was taken of the man’s truck as he left the scene. The vacant home is owned by Bank of America.
3:01 p.m. – 2100 block Orchid Street. Burglary of a Structure. A resident told police he was lured from his home while someone burglarized his home. A woman was observed on a surveillance video entering the home. She was wearing a hooded sweater that she pulled closed around her face as a disguise. A Canon DSLR camera, one bottle of Dolce & Gabbanna cologne, one bottle of Versace cologne, and assorted tattoo equipment were stolen from the home. The total value of the stolen items was $800.
PLAYING WITH FIREWORKS
5:25 p.m. – 100 block Signal Pointe Circle. Unclassified. A resident called police about subjects playing with fireworks in the back of the building in a small area.
LETTING SOME AIR OUT
11:37 a.m. – 1600 block Blue Heron Drive. Patrol Request. A car owner reported that someone released the air from all four tires of his Acura SUV. The SUV was parked in the driveway overnight. There have been several recent burglaries in the neighborhood and the resident requested additional patrols of the neighborhood at night.
3:47 a.m. – 1400 block First Street. Suspicion General. An off-duty officer called in a suspicious incident in the Whole Foods parking garage on First Street. Two males were using a shopping cart to break a window of a blue SUV parked in the garage. The two males took something out of the SUV and ran to a white, parked car on First Street, driven by a woman. The off-duty officer yelled for the suspects to stop, but they did not. Another officer pulled over the car. One of the suspects told the officer that he knew the owner of the car and that he broke the window because the car owner had locked his house keys in the car. The car owner collaborated the account, and said he did not want to press charges. No further action was taken.
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