Police Blotter: Woman fights off, injures ‘athletic’ attacker

April 23, 2013 • Police Blotter

Police were dispatched to Wells Street, Monday, after a woman was stopped by a male subject who demanded her money. The victim fought off her attacker, wounding him in the process. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with an athletic build. He now has injuries to the left ear, left eye, nose and possibly elsewhere on his face.

Police were called to the 300 block of East Cherry Street, Saturday. The victim told officials that someone hit him on the back of the head and took his Samsung cell phone, valued at $70.

Found property
Police were dispatched to A Street, Saturday, where a man went to the backyard and discovered an item similar to a Molotov cocktail. The officer collected the item and took it to the police property room for safekeeping.

•Police were called to the 1900 block of South Sunset Avenue, Friday, where subjects entered a vehicle and removed a Weedeater, a [auth] battery, an Interstate battery and miscellaneous tools.
•Police were dispatched to the parking lot at 2601 N. Main St., Friday, after someone gained access to a vehicle and removed a diaper bag, valued at $80.
•Police were called to the 500 block of East Fifth Street, Friday. The resident found the back door had been pried open. The victim reported $2,650 worth of items stolen, including an Xbox game console and games, a DVD player and discs, an 80-06 Remington semi-automatic rifle, a Buck brand scope, a Buck knife and an antique pistol dating back to 1863.
•Police went to the 1300 block of East Alameda, Saturday, after subjects entered an unlocked vehicle and stole an iPod, a portable Magnavox DVD player, a backpack and an iPod case. The items were valued at $130.
•Police were called to Club Revue, 3905 Southeast Main St., where a subject gained access to a vehicle and removed a child’s car seat, an undisclosed amount of cash and a purse.
•Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East Fourth Street, Saturday, after a resident returned home and discovered that subjects entered the home and removed a Vizio 32-inch LCD television, a Playstation, a Playstation controller and games. The items were valued at $1,000. Damages to the door were assessed at $100.

Breaking and entering
•Police were called to the 1000 block of South Union Avenue, Friday, where subjects pried open a security door to a building. Nothing was reported stolen.
•Police responded to an alarm call at Up In Smoke, 1501 W. Second St., Saturday, after subjects kicked two separate entrances to the building. Nothing was taken.

•Police were called to Hastings, 1705 N. Main St., Saturday, after a male and a female subject walked out of the store with two television sets, valued at $329, and left without paying. The female was apprehended. Officials will obtain surveillance video to identify the male subject. He drove away in 1996 Lincoln Town Car.
•Police responded to a call from Factory2U, 2601 N. Main St., Saturday. Employees noticed two female subjects acting suspiciously and were told to get a photograph. The subjects overhead the conversation and ran from the store with 20 items of clothing, valued at $164.
•Police were dispatched to Famous Footwear, 4301 N. Main St., Saturday. A representative of the company reported that a male subject selected shoes, gel pads and shoe inserts. The clerk tallied the items and then bagged them. The subject discovered he did not have enough money to pay. He grabbed the bag and ran out the door.

Vehicle theft
•Police were called to the 800 block of West Summit Street, Saturday, where a Hyundai minivan, valued at $5,000, was reported as stolen.

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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