| AUGUST 16, 2013
At 9:05 p.m. on Aug. 7, a residentf the
2000 block oftlantic Street
lookedut of his apartment andsaw someone trying toreak into his car. Whene went downstairs toonfront the burglar, anaccomplice brandishing aun demanded all of theoney he had on him,hich was $280. Deeming hat a satisfying amount,he two crooks were kindnough to leave withoutreaking into his car.
Between 9:30 a.m.and 12:30 p.m. onug. 6, a burglar brokento a white 2008 Chevy Silverado in the
700 blockf North Montclair Avenue
and stole a $40 canvasag that held a $1,200ell laptop, a $20 phoneharger, and a prescriptionor Focalin, an ADHDedication intended forhe victim’s son.
At 9:05 p.m. on Aug.5, as a woman wasdriving west in the
200block of West Davis Street
,a miscreant threw a whiteliquid at her silver 2005Ford sedan, splattering itacross the passenger side.The woman immediately stopped her car andwatched the miscreantrun into a nearby house,so she called police. Theresponding officer assessedthe white liquid as having a “milkshake consistency” but wasn’t quite surewhat it was. The officerknocked on the door of theaforementioned house, andthe miscreant emerged. After being positively identified by the woman,he was issued a citation.
At 11:30 a.m. on Aug.9, a contractor lefta few items unattendedin a backyard in the
100block of North Edgefield Avenue
. When he returneda few minutes later, his$200 Craftsman mitersaw, $200 Ryobi drill, $75Sprint phone, and $50USA Mobility pager wereall gone. By noon, all fouritems had been sold toCash America Pawn in the
600 block of West JeffersonBoulevard
Between 8 a.m.and 7 p.m. on Aug.6, a burglar broke into ahome in the
1200 block ofHaines Avenue
through a bedroom window afterfailing to get in througha bathroom window. Thepersistent burglar stole a$3,000 60-inch Samsung TV, an $800 iPhone 5,a $700 camera consolesystem, and a $200 27-inchInsignia TV.
At 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, a thief stolea $150 Schwinn 24-speedmountain bike from adriveway in the
1100 blockof Ballard Avenue
At noon on Aug. 7,a thief stole a $300maroon Trek 10-speedmountain bike from the Valero station in the
200block of South Beckley Avenue
. The victim chasedthe thief on foot but, of course, could not keep up.
At 7:36 p.m. on Aug.7, a gunman robbedthe Subway in the
1200block of North Beckley Avenue
. The crook madeoff with a $50 registerthat held $200 in cash.
Between 4:30 and4:45 p.m. on Aug. 7,a ne’er-do-well wielding a paint can attacked asilver 2007 Chevy sedanin the
200 block of WestNinth Street
, causing $700worth of damage to thefront fender and $350worth of damage to thetrunk.
Between 8:05 and8:17 a.m. on Aug.8, a burglar broke into atan 1998 Toyota Camry in the
200 block of WestColorado Boulevard
andstole a $40 purse fromthe trunk. The purse held$6 in cash and a driver’slicense.
— Dan Koller
LAST WEEK’S NOTABLE CRIMES