Law & Order: Insistent caller, man in van taking pictures of children and a ‘good amount’ of marijuana
September 29, 2012
ANNOYANCE IS NOT A CRIME
On Sept. 4 at 12:51 p.m., police were called to the 600 block of Main Street on a report of a civil problem. When police arrived, a man told police that another man who was a former employee was picketing his business and harassing him. The former employee was standing on the sidewalk handing out flyers that said "have a nice day" on them, but the owner believed that was not his real agenda. When police talked to the man, he told them the owner owed him $350, and he had nothing better to do than "annoy" the man. Police told the man there was more mature ways of handling it, and the man agreed but said he would continue to picket the business anyway. The police told the owner there was no crime.
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KARMA: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND On Sept. 4 at 1:24 p.m., police were called to the 7300 block of Greenridge Drive on a report of an inoperable vehicle. When police arrived, they found a van the caller said had been parked in the same spot for more than two weeks. As police were running a clearance on the vehicle, a man drove up and told them the van belonged to the company he worked for. It didn't run well, and he was waiting to hear what to do with it. The company's office was in the building where the van was parked. The plates were valid, so police called the reporting party and explained what happened, but the reporting party was adamant about the vehicle being moved and the ordinance about vehicles in the same spot for two days being enforced, so police tagged it with a warning.
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WATCH FOR A MAN IN A VAN WITH A CAM On Sept. 6 at 2:40 p.m., policed were called to the 600 block of Academy Court on a report of a suspicious vehicle. When police arrived, a woman told police that a third grader at Windsor Charter Academy told her that she saw a brown van with a "50% sale" sign on the side parked on the corner of Garden Drive and Diamond Valley Drive. The student said she saw a man in the van taking pictures of the kids during recess. Police could not locate the van.
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NO SALESMEN ALLOWED? Various dates: There have been several complaints of door-to-door salesmen in Windsor over the past few weeks. Windsor ordinance allows door-to-door sales so long as the company has a permit from the town. Salesmen are allowed to knock on doors unless the house has a "no solicitors" sign on it. Signs are available at the Windsor Police Department, 200 11th St.
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MUST NOT HAVE BEEN THE GOOD KIND On Sept. 10 at 5:01 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Main Street on a report of suspicious activity. When police arrived, the manager of the business told them that a white male in a red Dodge 2500 dually pickup had come into the store and wanted his transmission fluid checked. The guy was "passing through" town from Texas. As the employees were checking the fluid the guy asked the manager to throw away a white bag. After the man left, they started smelling a strong odor of marijuana. They traced the odor back to the bag. When they opened the bag, there was a "good amount" of marijuana In the bag. The manager said he flushed most of it down the toilet to get rid of the smell, but turned the rest over to police. Police took what appeared to be less than 1 ounce of marijuana for destruction.