If you witness a crime, here’s what to do
Too many cards, too little credit
August 5 – After two hotels reported a man attempting to check into a room using a stolen credit card, police saw a vehicle parked at night with a person inside who matched the description of the suspect. The car had four occupants, and when the officer shined his flashlight in the window, a man was observed with numerous credit cards on his lap which dropped to the floor when startled by the light.
Police had been dispatched at 11:33 p.m. to the 3200 block of 56th Street, where the car was found parked, with four people inside. A frisk was conducted and syringe was found, along with methamphetamine. A fake name was provided to the officer as well.
The occupants of the car were arrested.
Locker won’t stay locked
August 7 – A man’s storage locker was opened three times by an unknown suspect, but nothing was taken.
Police were dispatched at 10:50 a.m. to the 7400 block of Stinson Avenue, where the man said he consistently found his storage locker door unlocked after locking it the night before. The man contacted a locksmith to change the lock and add a deadbolt to the door. The locksmith showed the man how someone could have used a small screwdriver to open the door without any damage to the lock.
The officer suggested security measures such as a wireless camera.