Law and Order: Neighborhood squabble, self-proclaimed “junker” and a “new” form of marijuana
September 1, 2012
Not a good idea to leave cash in car
On Aug. 12 at 8:45 p.m., a man called police to report his vehicle had been broken into and cash was missing from the vehicle. Police met the man in the 600 block of Southwood Lane to take the report and see the vehicle. The man said there was $50 missing from the vehicle and the stereo pulled out. He could not remember if he locked the doors, but there was no damage to the vehicle. Police told the man they would put extra patrol in the area.
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NOT QUITE ‘STORAGE WARS’ On Aug. 19 at 9:15 p.m., police were called to the 400 block of Wind River Drive on a report of suspicious activity. When officers arrived, they found a man inside an extra-large construction Dumpster in the roadway. The 53-year-old man said he was a “junker,” and salvages materials that are thrown away. He said he was collecting metal at this time. Police checked his truck and there didn’t appear to be anything of value. Police advised the man that there was nothing criminal and that taking items in the trash can was not illegal.
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LOOKS LIKE A COUPLE GIRLS WATCH TOO MUCH TV On Aug. 21 at 9:18 a.m., police were called to Skyview Elementary School on a report of two 10-year-olds having issues with each other. One of the girls’ mother told police that the other girl told her daughter that “if she was not on the school ground, she would choke her and kill her.” The accused girls said the other girl “started” it and said she looked like the “wicked witch melting.” Both mothers and the teachers said they would keep the girls apart.
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“NEW” FORM OF MARIJUANA? On Aug. 22 at 9:46 a.m., police were called to Windsor High School for a report of suspicious activity. When police arrived, the dean of students showed them a bag they found on the floor of the high school with a green substance inside. The baggie was found by the stairs. Police took the bag and planned to test it to see it could be a “new” form of marijuana. It tested negative and was ordered destroyed.
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WHO ARE THE CHILDREN AND WHO ARE THE ADULTS? On Aug. 19 at 3:10 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Fieldstone Drive on a report of a disturbance. When police arrived, a man told police he had a problem with his neighbor’s child, who would damage plants in his yard. He said he told the child a few weeks earlier to stay out of his yard. He said the next day the boy’s parents came over and the discussion became heated. The parents of the child said their son had picked two tomatoes when he was 5 and there were problems ever since. He then said another neighbor wanted to have his son over to swim but the boy said he couldn’t because the tomato man’s children were there. The third neighbor sent the other children home so the boy could swim. Police explained to everyone there was nothing criminal, but they should not yell at each others’ children.