Police Reports: July 18 - 24, 2013

Published on Wed, Jul 17, 2013
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July 10, 8:47 a.m.: An employee called to report that two bicycles had been left behind their building for several days. Officers collected the bicycles and secured them at the police department. Neither bike was reported stolen.

July 10, 9:44 a.m.: A care provider agency notified police when they received a call from a person threatening suicide. Officers contacted the victim at a residence in Blaine and found that she had not yet harmed herself. She needed to be evaluated by mental health and medical professionals and was transported to hospital by an officer.

July 10, 10:19 a.m.: A citizen reported having been accosted by a disorderly and profane person several days earlier. Officers are following up to see what led to the interaction and what can be done to prevent future occurrences.

July 10, 10:54 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a possible suicide attempt at a residence. The arriving officer found a victim who was definitely upset and who had possibly taken an overdose of medication. The officer assisted the lady until an aid unit arrived to transport her to hospital.

July 11, 12:45 p.m.: A service station called police when a customer tried to pass a counterfeit U.S. $50 bill. An officer arrived to contact the passer. The Canadian resident had acquired the fake bill in Canada several months ago as change for a transaction there. The counterfeit note was taken into police custody and forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service.

July 11, 1:39 p.m.: A business owner brought a video recording to the police station that showed a man stealing a hat that was being used as an outdoor decoration at his store. Officers reviewed the video and identified the suspect as a transient who had been in the area. The thief’s new wardrobe accessory apparently helped him hitch a ride, as he was not to be found, so a case report was sent to the prosecutor for review.

July 11, 1:52 p.m.: A resident contacted police to report that she had observed a stranger riding her stolen bicycle. The officer contacted the rider, determined that the bicycle was in fact the one that had been stolen and returned it to the rightful owner. The rider reported that she had received the bike from a friend a few months earlier in exchange for helping with a painting task. Possession of stolen property charges against the friend are being reviewed.

July 12, 10:06 a.m.: A resident on C Street called to report that someone had abandoned a bicycle outside near her house a few days earlier. An officer responded and recognized the bike as one that had been stolen from a child living on Mitchell Street. The bike was returned to its owner, who was very thankful a Good Samaritan had called to turn in the bicycle.

July 12, 4:34 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle on suspicion that the driver held a suspended driver’s license. He confirmed this was the correct driver. The person was arrested, cited and released with a date for a mandatory court appearance. The vehicle was parked off roadway and the owner is making arrangements for someone to pick it up later.

July 13, 9:16 a.m.: A young man attempted to trick relatives into giving him several hundred dollars, even after his family discovered he had already used deception to obtain large sums of money. He was escorted from the residence and advised to not return because he no longer lives there, and the relatives in the house are both witnesses and victims to his attempted theft by fraud. The fraud is under investigation.