VANDALS EXPLODE SODA POP IN DRIVEWAY
At 11:19 p.m. July 17, police were called to the 300 block of Bluegrass Court in regard to vehicle trespass. The caller said her husband’s truck was parked in their driveway and sometime during the night a person or people reached into a cooler from the rear bed of the truck and took about 12 cans of soda. The pop was of various brands, and they threw the cans in the driveway causing them to explode. There were several stains in the concrete of the driveway where the pop cans had been thrown. The reporting party said it didn’t appear that anyone took or drank any of the pop, but they only destroyed it. The woman said her husband’s pickup was also entered into the night before the pop incident and was ransacked by unknown people who shot off a fire extinguisher that they found in the truck.
SEMITRAILER TRUCK COLLIDES WITH RAILROAD CROSSING ARM: At 3:49 p.m. July 21, police were called to Colo. 257 and the railroad crossing south of Garden Drive regarding a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision. The caller told police she was driving eastbound on Commons Drive from Colo. 257 when she noticed a semitrailer truck traveling southbound on Colo. 257 approaching the railroad crossing. The crossing arm was coming down for a train nearby, and the trailer collided with the arm as it was coming down and caused damage to the arm. The caller was unable to get the license plate, but she identified the trucking company and said the trailer was red. The superintendent of operations for Great Western Railway Co. arrived on scene and said the repair of the damaged arm would cost about $250. Police called the home office for the trucking company and spoke with the driver manager. The manager checked into it and later called police saying he was not able to identify the driver.
WOMAN CITED FOR FIREWORKS: At 9:32 a.m. July 27, police were called to the 6600 block of Alexander Drive on a report of illegal fireworks. The caller said she heard about six to eight gun shots and that it really scared her. She then said her neighbor contacted her and told her that she was lighting a sparkler. The woman who lit the sparkler told police that she didn’t know it would be that loud and apologized. Police looked at the sparkler and determined that it was a firework. The woman was cited for illegal use of fireworks and fined $507.