The Blotter

• When police responded to a report of a large group of males preparing to fight, the participants decided not to fight. However, police “noticed a young boy in the group who was much younger than the others.” He “became annoyed” when asked his name and was placed in the back of a police cruiser to be taken home. The officer spoke with his mother, who was surprised when the officer asked her to take custody of her son. She said “she thought he was in the house playing video games.”


• A man was charged with giving false information after a traffic stop. An officer noticed a car going 50 in a 35-mile-per-hour zone and stopped the driver for speeding. The man gave the officer his insurance card, but said “he had left his wallet with his driver’s license in the bathroom.” The man gave the officer a name and date of birth. When asked who the car belonged to, “he said it belonged to his wife.” He was asked if he had something with his name on it in the car. The man found a utility bill, but “tried to hide it from the officer.” The bill had a different name than the man had given. The officer called the man’s wife and she said her husband’s name was different than the one he gave police and that he had a different date of birth. The suspect then admitted that his license was suspended for driving under the influence of alcohol and that he is a habitual violator. He was arrested.


• An Oakland Drive resident was called by a telemarketer for a travel company who offered her a package deal on a trip and asked for bank account information. The woman later discovered that $149 had been removed from her checking account, even though she did not want the travel package. She called the company and was issued a refund check, but her bank would not honor the check, saying it was no good. The bank had already received another bad check from the travel company earlier that day. The woman will pursue fraud charges against the company through her bank.



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