Police Blotter: 9-year-old thwarts burglary attempt

February 20, 2013 • Police Blotter

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•A 9-year-old child became an inadvertent hero Monday when he went to a neighbor’s home to play. The child observed three black males enter the residence on West Byrne Street and he followed them into the house. When one picked up a computer game, he asked them what they were doing. One of the male subjects kicked him on the shin and the three left the scene.
•Police received a walk-in report of theft of a firearm, Monday. The victim said a 9mm pistol, a HiPoint C9, valued at $200, was missing from the residence in the 1100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue.
•Police were called to Walgreens, 1200 S. Main St., Monday, after a car alarm went off in the parking lot and the victim discovered a wallet, including driver’s license and bank card and several pieces of silver jewelry had been taken from the vehicle. The items were valued at $345. The officer noticed the back passenger window broken and blood on the door. Replacement costs were estimated at $200.
•Police responded to the 800 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue, Sunday, where a rake and a shovel were removed from a locked garage.

The police were dispatched to the intersection of Sunset Avenue and McGaffey Street, Thursday, after a concerned citizen reported a juvenile setting a field on fire. The person followed the youth until police arrived. The juvenile attempted to flee the scene, throwing away the lighter. He was found hiding between a bush and fence. The juvenile was given an arrest citation for resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and improper handling of fire. The adolescent was then released to his mother’s care.

Police were called to the 1100 block of a East Hendricks Street, Saturday, after gardening equipment, valued at $125, was taken from a yard.

Anyone who has information on these or any other crimes 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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