• Cop Log

    by Laura Emerson

    Cars hitting cars, people hitting cars

    Report of a rear-ending accident on Lighthouse Ave., one driver complained of pain but refused transport to the hospital.

    Upon returning to her vehicle parked in a commercial lot, the reporting party discovered the passenger’s side view mirror was broken off.

    A resident on Patterson Ave. returned to his vehicle and discovered the driver’s side back window smashed.

    Assault with intent to rob

    A David Ave. resident reported he was robbed of his cell phone by four masked men who also kicked him.

    Lost & Found

    Checkbook-style wallet lost while grocery shopping.

    Royal Bank of Canada client card was found at the Union Bank.

    Wallet found near Berwick Park on the Rec. Trail.

    Eight year old child’s green and pink shoes lost while at the Feast of Lanterns celebration.

    Six year old child’s drawing notebook lost while attending the Feast of Lanterns celebration.

    Child’s ring lost “somewhere in PG.”

    Party reported that his child’s mother had lost her purse somewhere in the vicinity of Lovers Point, but he was unable to provide a description of the purse or its contents.

    A store owner turned in four cell phones and a laptop that had been left at her store over a several month period.

    Subject turned in U.S. currency that was found near a City bench.

    A wallet was lost while shopping at the Country Club Gate Center.

    Found – bicycle on Laurel Ave.

    Maybe the guy just took a bathroom break

    Found on Lighthouse Ave. – a gas-powered leaf blower, gloves and ear protectors.

    Stolen property

    Three mailboxes – two on Grove Acre and one on Melrose Pl. were reported stolen.  [According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, “Mailboxes are considered federal property, and federal law (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1705), makes it a crime to vandalize them which includes stealing. Violators can be fined up to $250,000, or imprisoned for up to three years, for each act …”]

    Front license plate and military sticker stolen from a vehicle on 20th St.

    Victim left his bicycle in front of a business while he went into the library, and returned to find his bike was gone, but the attached trailer was still there.


    Reporting party discovered unauthorized credit card charges: an attempted online purchase of a laptop and membership in a dating service. Charges were canceled.

    Attempt to cash a stolen check at a local bank; investigation is ongoing.

    After receiving a phone call from a man in Canada stating that he was a lawyer and needed money to help the reporting party’s granddaughter who was involved in a car accident, the well-meaning grandfather wired the money to the suspect in Canada only to later discover that his granddaughter was never in Canada.

    Public drunkenness

    Following up on a report of a disturbance at a residence on Cedar St., Garrett Lowery was found to be in violation of his no alcohol probation terms.

    On the day following his contact with police over a probation violation (see above), Garrett Lowery was observed walking on Ocean View Blvd. and found to be – intoxicated. Subject was arrested and transported to the county jail.

    Maybe he just wanted to play

    A large dog on Lawton Ave. chased a neighbor onto their porch, but there is no mention of the dog disturbing the peace by barking.

    Municipal Code Violation?

    There was a car accident on Park Place involving a City-owned vehicle.

    Wildlife Concerns

    A resident living on Short Ave. was walking her dog late one night when a raccoon came out of the storm drain at the SE corner of Short and Granite and approached her and her dog – for no apparent reason. Since the raccoon did take a swipe at her, the reporting party did see her doctor in the event she was exposed to rabies. The raccoon eventually retreated into the storm drain.

    A man walking his dogs in George Washington Park sited a well-nourished healthy young coyote on three separate occasions. Only on the third encounter, when the coyote appeared to show an interest in the man and his dogs, did the reporting party leave the park to avoid a possible conflict.


    Intended victim living on Laurel Ave. received an internet pop-up message that claimed to be from the FBI, indicating their computer was frozen and would stay that way until $300 was submitted to an electronic address, supposedly in Pebble Beach. No action was taken; computer unlocked at approximately 10:00 a.m.

    Party reported fraudulent use of business credit cards at a local store on Lighthouse Ave; investigation is ongoing.

    Ah the peace and quiet

    Lighthouse Ave. resident reported losing their hearing aids – two weeks ago.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 8, 2013

    Topics: Police Log


    You must be logged in to post a comment.