A 20-year-old man
described by police as a former student of a local college here was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer after darting an officer with a blow dart gun in the vicinity of Abercorn and Hull Streets. The officer had stopped a traffic violator in the 200 block of Abercorn Street where he began speaking with the violator. Moments into the stop, he was struck in the lower back with a four inch blow dart which forced him to abort the traffic encounter, the police report says. After sending the red light violator away from the area with a warning, the officer called for assistance. Responding officers converged on an apartment at 219 Abercorn Street, whereupon the officers were greeted by a smoke filled room with a distinct odor of what appeared to marijuana. They found a blow dart gun and darts identical to the one that had pierced the back of the officer. At police headquarters the man admitted to darting the officer from the window of the apartment. The officers injury was not life threatening.
While filling up at an Abercorn Street convenience store, a woman placed her wallet on top of her car. She then drove off before she remembered the wallet. The woman retraced her steps, but was unable to find the wallet, which contained her drivers license, Social Security number and $400 cash. She was given a case report number.
A West Henry resident told police a neighbor has been harassing her with phone calls. She says the neighbor calls at all times of day and has called at least 15 times. She said no one spoke but she could hear children in the background. She gave the officer the phone number of the person who was calling, which was on her cell phone Caller ID.
A Barnard Street homeowner reported the theft of three plants from his front porch. An officer spoke with the complainant about possible ways to avoid another occurrence and gave him an case report number. Extra patrol was placed for the area.