Weekly Police Incident Report: March 2nd - 8th
We hope you had the chance to enjoy the taste of spring weather this past weekend. The Sunday sunshine helped our officers recover from the loss of an hour of sleep. Just a quick reminder, that shift in daylight hours may mean you need to readjust the timers on your landscape lighting. Well lighted exteriors can help deter crimes of opportunity so take a few minutes this week to do a quick assessment of your exterior lighting & make any necessary adjustments.
Without further ado, we give you the weekly police incident report. For the reporting period of Monday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 8th, CPD officers responded to 475 calls for service including 12 automobile accidents & 26 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following incidents:
Two residents of the DeMun neighborhood awoke Monday morning to discover their unlocked vehicles had been rummaged through overnight. Taken from the vehicles were clothing, shoes, money & CDs.
A local law firm contacted the PD Monday afternoon after discovering someone was attempting to cash a fraudulent check for a large sum against the firm’s checking account. After reviewing their records, they discovered someone had successfully cashed a fraudulent check for nearly $20,000 against the same account last month. Investigation is ongoing.
An early morning traffic stop in the area of S. Brentwood & Venetian on Thursday resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI. At the time of his arrest, his BAC was more than twice the legal limit.
Thursday afternoon a lawncare crew left some of their equipment unattended in the front yard of a home in E. Brentmoor Park while workers were servicing the back yard. When they returned to the front of the home, they discovered some of the equipment had been stolen.
Officers responded to a call for a subject slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle in the area of Clayton Rd. & Glenridge Saturday afternoon. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after he disclosed, he had been using methamphetamine & opiates.
Lastly, while responding to a fire alarm at an apartment building in the 8500 block of Maryland Ave. Sunday morning, the CFD encountered a man who had fresh wounds on his hand. While he was treated for his injuries, he told paramedics he had broken into the apartment building. The man was arrested for property damage (felony) after CPD officers discovered extensive damage to the building & a vehicle parked in the secure garage. Officers will be applying for warrants.
Thank you again to everyone who joined us Saturday morning for Coffee With a Cop. If you missed us this time make sure to mark your calendars for May 2nd when we’ll be celebrating our 100th anniversary as a police department. We’ll be sending out details soon so keep an eye on our social media pages!