Friday, August 17, 2012

Police Blotter July 2012

An increase in criminal activity in the neighborhood usually goes hand in hand with the return of good weather each summer, but July seemed to be an exception to that rule. The number of reported crimes was pretty much on a par with what we see most months.  While there were four home break-ins and three car prowls, there was not a single car stolen from the neighborhood in July, which is a bit unusual (four cars were taken during July 2011).

First, the home break-ins:

On July 9 a resident living on the 1200 block of 41st Avenue E. reported that sometime during the previous week someone had pulled open a main floor bedroom window of the resident's "guest house" and entered through the window.  Various items were stolen from the residence, which did not have any guests on the premises during the time the break-in occurred.

On July 17 a woman living on the 1900 block of 42nd Avenue E. was the victim of a break-in that occurred while she was taking a quick walk to the bank, a couple of blocks away.  While she was gone someone entered her secured residence and stole her purse, jewelry, cell phone and other valuables.  There was no evidence of forced entry, however, and the victim reported that only she and her daughter had keys to the residence.

On July 25 a resident of the 1100 block of 39th Avenue E. reported to police that he had returned home around 5 pm to find that a window to his house had been pried open and that the house's alarm system had been tripped.  It appeared that the would-be intruder had been scared off by the alarm, however, as nothing appeared to have been stolen from the premises.

Sometime between July 29 and 31, someone entered an unsecured detached garage on the 3700 block of E. HIghland St. and removed a Mercury outboard motor that had been lying on the garage floor next to the victim's Zodiac inflatable boat.

Also during July, car break-ins were reported on July 9 at E. McGilvra Street and Canterbury Lane E., on July 17 on the 1600 block of E. McGilvra Boulevard E., and on July 27 on E. Lynn St. and 42nd Avenue E.

There were two reported cases of prescription forgery at Pharmaca during the month, as well as a couple instances of property damage and one "disturbance."  Actually a rather quiet month, criminal wise, for Madison Park.

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