Police Log Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020


6:33 a.m.: fire, East Main Street, a caller reports a fire outside a vacant storefront, the responding firefighters report a mulch fire had been extinguished prior to their arrival;
8:34 a.m.: vandalism, Elm Street, a caller reports vandalism to a church, the responding officer reports graffiti had been spray painted on the church door;
9:42 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Pleasant Street, a Community Service Unit officer reports a city ordinance violation citation was issued to the management of a convenience store for alcohol advertising still posted on a fence despite an earlier warning to remove it;
10:00 a.m.: breaking and entering, Glenwood Drive, a caller reports his mud room was entered overnight and a food processor and a pair of golf clubs were stolen, the responding officer reports the caller said that the mudroom is not usually locked, the incident was referred to the Detective Bureau;
12:41 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Shannon Lane, a Community Service Unit officer reports he spoke with a resident about her overgrown lawn and was told that the woman has been unable to find a landscaping service willing to assist her, the officer reports he will attempt to help the resident find such services;
2:33 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a caller from a business co-located in a Springfield Road department store who had previously reported a theft by an employee said that she had given the former employee until Monday to make restitution but he failed to do so, an incident report was filed;
4:28 p.m.: recreational vehicle complaint, Devon Terrace, a caller reports youths are riding go-cart and mopeds in the street at a high rate of speed, the responding officer reports he educated the children about recreational vehicle laws and regulations and advised their mother;
4:34 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southampton Road, a traffic enforcement officer reports the operator of a moped refused to stop for him, the officer reports the vehicle eventually stopped, Frederick Diaz, 18, of 677 S. Branch Parkway, Springfield, was arrested for failure to stop for police, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, providing false information upon arrest, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violate and a motorcycle equipment violation, nearby residents allowed the moped to remain on their property until somebody can come to get it;
8:15 p.m.: noise complaint, Woronoco Avenue, a caller complains of loud party at a neighbor’s home, the responding officer reports he heard voices and loud music at the indicated address, the resident in the back yard with four friends was apologetic and turned off the music;
8:21 p.m.: identity fraud, Jessie Lane, a resident reports via the on-line reporting option that a claim for unemployment assistance was fraudulently filed in his name, the responding detective reports the man was advised of his reporting options, similar complaints were received from residents of King Street and Conner Avenue.



9:47 a.m.: officer wanted, Junction Station, a resident reports his identity was used for an unemployment claim;

1:39 a.m.: breaking and entering, Ridgeview Terrace, a resident report a vehicle was broken into;

3:56 p.m.: illegal dumping, Granville Gorge, a subject in a white Chevy pickup was reported dumping brush; an officer located a small pile of debris but no vehicle in the area;

5:11 p.m.: animal complaint, College Highway, a caller reports a dog left in a vehicle, an officer reports the animal is not in distress and the owner was contacted;

7:09 p.m.: animal complaint, Ed Holcomb Road, a dog wandering the street was taken to the shelter;

7:58 p.m.: traffic stop, College Highway, a truck traveling on College Highway was operating erratically and crossed marked lanes, an officer reports the truck was carrying a heavy load and no issues.

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