Borrowed car returned with extras

July 21, 2012 • Police Blotter

Police were called to the 400 block of South Hemlock Avenue, Thursday. The person said she had loaned her vehicle to someone and when it was returned, she found an amplifier and what appeared to be burglary tools in the back seat. The items were booked into the police property room.


Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of West Fourth Street, Thursday, after two dogs, a German shepherd and an Alaskan malamute, were stolen from a yard. The owner stated the gate was latched and railroad ties had [auth] been placed against the gate to keep it secured. He estimated the value of the two dogs at $1,500.


•Police responded to a call in the 500 block of South Cypress Avenue. The investigation revealed that a door had been kicked in. The owner told officials that no electronics had been taken. The items removed included a Ryobi drill, some black socks and food.

•Police were sent to Barlow Place, Thursday, where a window had been broken in order to gain entry to the residence. The owner reported a number of tools and copper pipe had been removed.

•Police were called to the 3400 block of South Union Avenue, Thursday. The victim stated that two television sets valued at $1,800 were missing. The officer found no sign of forced entry.

•Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of West Princeton, Thursday, after a vehicle owner noticed a Hi-Point 9 mm and several CDs were missing from the vehicle.


A police officer was flagged down, around 3 a.m. Friday morning, at the intersection of Lea Avenue and Second Street by a man wounded during a shooting. The victim was attempting to drive himself to the emergency room when he stopped the officer. The incident occurred in the 500 block of South Lea Avenue. Witnesses interviewed stated shots were fired. The man was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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