Police Log, August 24, 2012

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
2:49 a.m.: disturbance, Cedar Lane, a caller reports his adult son is striking the windows of a van in the driveway, the responding officer reports the caller said that his son was intoxicated and belligerent so he locked himself in his van whereupon his son struck the windows but did not break them, the suspect had left the area and his father said that he was unlikely to return while police were there so the officer drove away and parked his cruiser nearby before he walked back and found the suspect had returned, the man was placed in protective custody;
8:38 a.m.: assist citizen, North Elm Street, a caller reports locating a toddler unattended in a North Elm Street parking lot, the responding officer reports he took custody of the boy and eventually found that the boy’s father had left the residence thinking that the child was with his mother, the boy’s father was located and took custody of his son, the Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident;
10:04 a.m.: vandalism, Monroe Street, a resident came to the station to report that his vehicle was vandalized, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he parked his car for the night outside his home about 8 p.m. and about 8:30 a.m. he found that both driver’s side tires had been sliced and were flat;
10:52 a.m.: found property, Allen Street, a resident came to the station to surrender a wallet and paperwork found on Allen Street, the duty officer reports that the owner could not be immediately located and the property was secured for safe keeping;
10:56 a.m.: larceny, Sackett Road, a caller reports his city-owned trash receptacle was stolen overnight, the caller was referred to the DPW for replacement;
3:33 p.m.: fraud, Powder Mill Village, 126 Union Street, a resident came to the station to report she was victimized by an on-line scam, the responding officer reports the complainant said that she responded to an ad on a reputable web-site and arranged to buy a dog, the woman said that she was instructed to send $180 to a person in Cameroon via Western Union and complied but did not receive the dog, the woman said she subsequently heard from the other party by e-mail when he informed her that additional money was required for the transaction but she balked at the additional payment;
4:11 p.m.: disturbance, Washington Street, a caller reports her roommate is throwing things around their apartment, the responding officer reports a routine check revealed that the male party was the subject of an outstanding warrant, Randall Shawn McFarlane, 33, of 10 Washington St., was arrested on the warrant;
6:54 p.m.: officer wanted, Parker Avenue, a caller reports his neighbors are shooting a BB pistol in the backyard, the responding officer reports he spoke with the adults involved and advised them to stop shooting due to safety concerns;
9:01 p.m.: breaking and entering, a caller reports she came home and found her door was unlocked and her bathroom had been used, the responding officer reports the caller said that she came home to find her front door ajar, the woman said that she could find nothing missing but found that the toilet had been used but not flushed;
9:48 p.m.: assault, Main St., a caller reports he was assaulted by a known party, the responding officer reports the caller said that he went to visit a friend and a person he knows who was there assaulted him by punching his face repeatedly, the officer noted a laceration and numerous contusions on the victim’s face, the suspect is the subject to two warrants for assault charges, a third warrant request was filed;
11:57 p.m.: trespassing, Half Mile Falls Park, North Elm Street, a dispatcher reports a group of youths can be seen on the park’s security monitors and that they are riding bikes and playing in the fountain, the responding officers report the gathering was dispersed but one of the participants expressed a desire to view the surveillance video, the female party was advised to make her request at the station during business hours.

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