Police Blotter: Perps pilfer 20 piñon trees

March 27, 2013 • Police Blotter

Police were called to the 100 block of South Kentucky Avenue, Wednesday. The victim reported that 20 piñon trees, stored on the adjacent vacant lot, had been stolen.

Fraud/identity theft
•A local bank contacted the police, Wednesday, about strange activities on an account. During the period from Feb. 6 to March 23 when the account was showing an overdraft of $500, the bank recorded $233,050 worth of on-line transactions.
•Police received a report of [auth] fraud, Wednesday, after $3,200 was removed from a recently opened account. The bank noted that the account had been opened online from a Tucson, Ariz., email address.
•Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of North Washington Avenue, Wednesday. The 95-year-old victim was contacted by the IRS for $940 that was due from taxes filed by an individual in Florida who had used both her name and her Social Security number.

Criminal damage
Police were called to the 400 block of East Fourth Street for three separate incidents on Wednesday. The victim at one residence had two vehicles vandalized; the resident at another had one vehicle damaged. In two instances, the paint was scratched causing $2,000 to $3,000 worth of damages. The subject or subjects rammed the rear bumper of the third vehicle. No estimate was provided for the damages to the third vehicle.

•Police were dispatched to Target, 2725 N. Main St., after three individuals were seen taking several electrical items, valued at $312, including a baby monitor, a UBS adaptor, a wireless range extender and an Xbox controller, and leaving the store without paying.

Anyone having information about 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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