Woman has purse stolen, $1,300 removed from bank account

November 17, 2012 • Police Blotter

The police received a report of fraud, Thursday. The victim told officials that her purse had been stolen, and as a result she had closed down her old bank account. A subject then went into Wells Fargo Bank to make a withdrawal, using a slip from the former account. The clerk changed the number to match the name on the new account. Subsequently, $1,300 [auth] was removed from her account.

Vehicle burglary

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Birch, Thursday, where subjects gained access to a vehicle and removed $2,900 worth of stereo equipment.


Police obtained information about an aggravated battery that took place at the skate park, 1500 W. College Blvd., Thursday. The youth reportedly was attacked by three male subjects. He was struck several times with brass knuckles, knocked down and kicked in the groin. Officials located a broken pair of brass knuckles in the parking lot. The officer observed that the victim had a split lip and numerous scratches on his arms and legs. The victim refused to prosecute.

Criminal damage

Police arrested a 13-year-old juvenile, Thursday, after they received a report of a youth breaking a window in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue. An officer found the child in the 500 block of East Second Street, who admitted to breaking the window.

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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