Police Log Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

2:28 a.m.: suspicious vehicle, Maineline Drive, a patrol officer reports he investigated a parked vehicle with two persons “hanging out in the back seat,” the officer reports he advised the couple to find a better place to “hang out” than on the side of a city street;
8:16 a.m.: vandalism, Union Street, a caller reports two tires of her daughter’s vehicle have been slashed, the responding officer reports the two driver’s side tires had been flattened and the victim said that she had been involved in a verbal altercation with another operator the night before which had not been reported, the officer reports the other person’s car was identified but he was unable to immediately speak with the owner, the incident was referred to the Community Service Unit;
10:40 a.m.: fire, Squawfield Road, a caller reports a fire in the wall, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report light smoke was showing upon arrival and the fire was found to be behind a kitchen wall, the electrical power was disconnected and the fire was knocked down;
12:55 p.m.: utility complaint, Pleasant Street, three callers report that their water is discolored, a Water Department worker was advised and said that the residents should run the water until it becomes clean;
1:53 p.m.: illegal dumping, Southwick Road, a caller from an apartment complex reports that security video shows two men dumping two couches from a rental truck, the responding officer reports he was able to determine who had rented the truck and he contacted that person, the officer reports the man hung up when he was advised that he would be charged if the couches were not removed by 4 p.m., the officer reports he checked later and found the couches had been removed;
4:43 p.m.: motor vehicle violations, Thomas Street, a patrol officer reports that he observed a vehicle operating without a valid inspection sticker but when he attempted to stop it the operator did not immediately stop, the operator eventually pulled onto a parking lot and the officer reports that when he approached the car he observed the operator rummaging in a bag on the passenger seat, the officer reports the bag was found to contain 13 knives (including one with a double edge) and 18 rounds of .35 caliber ammunition, Eric D. Clendenin, 36, of 385 South Lane, Granville, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with a suspended license (a subsequent offense), possession of ammunition without a Firearms Identification Card, carrying a dangerous weapon and operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker;
5:22 p.m.: larceny, Meadow Street, a caller from a Meadow Street gas station reports a female party took cash from the cash register and started screaming when she was confronted, the responding officer reports the woman fled but officers were eventually able to locate a suspect, an incident report was filed;
5:33 p.m.: incapacitated person, Evergreen Drive, a caller report an intoxicated woman refuses to leave his home, the responding officer reports the woman was found to be highly intoxicated and nobody could be found to care for her, the woman was placed in protective custody;
11:51 p.m.: suspicious vehicle, Springfield Road, patrol officers report they observed a vehicle operating with only one headlight and noted that it fit the description of one that they had been advised to be on the lookout for due to suspected involvement in multiple shoplifting incidents both in the city and in the greater area, the officers report they followed the vehicle into the parking lot of a Springfield Road department store and observed a woman enter the store where she was later detained by store staff for shoplifting, Floricia P. Baez, 31, of 3136 Colton St., Apt. 2, Springfield, was arrested for shoplifting by asportation, a male party in the car was identified as a suspect in a previous shoplifting incident at the store and a criminal complaint was filed.

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