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• A woman advised police that her brother is abusing their elderly mother by spending her Social Security check each month. She said when her brother wants to be “out on the streets” or doesn’t want to be bothered with their mother, he drops the mother off at her house and disappears for three to seven days at a time. When her mother arrives, she is dirty and hungry. The woman said her mother always needs a bath and her clothing is soiled. A Department of Family and Children’s Services caseworker was contacted and a case report number was given to the woman.


• An officer observed a car without headlights traveling west on Liberty Street. After checking, the officer learned there was an outstanding warrant against the woman who was driving. She also was driving without a driver’s license, her vehicle was not insured and her registration was suspended. When the officer approached the vehicle, a small child was seen lying on the front seat without a seat belt or other restraint. The woman was taken to jail. Family members came to the scene to get the child.

• A convenience store owner told police that a woman came in to purchase a $440 money order. He began printing it while she counted out the cash. He placed the money order on the counter and went to the cash register to help another customer. When he returned, the woman said she did not have enough money and would return. The owner saw the money order was missing and ran out to confront the woman, who said she didn’t have it and left the scene. She returned later and purchased a money order for $430. The store owner was advised on warrant procedures.


• Police were called after a woman discovered that $300 she had left in a bank envelope in her jacket was missing. The woman had left the jacket on a couch in her residence. When she returned home, the money was gone. A witness said another woman had come by for 15 to 20 minutes and had sat on the couch where the jacket was. The woman admitted visiting the victim, but said she did not take the money.


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