Ringing in the new year: At approximately 12:07 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the 1900 block of SW 347th Place, a female reported to police that her sliding glass door was shattered. She was upstairs in her room when she heard a loud sound downstairs. When she went downstairs to check, she saw that her back door was shattered and there was a small gold-colored bullet on the ground. The female was not injured and told officers she did not know of anyone who would want to harm her. Since the new year just began, there were several fireworks and gunshots heard around the same time, so it may have been an accident. No suspects were located and no injuries were reported. The bullet was booked into evidence.
Spray paint damage: At approximately 9:41 a.m. near the 1000 block of S. 320th St., the reporting party called 911 to report someone spray-painted three exterior walls of the business. He had paint to cover the spray-paint damage. He also advised officers that a homeless male had been hanging around the area for the last three days, but there was no surveillance footage.
Being poor is not a crime: At approximately 4:52 p.m. near the 1800 block of S. 320th St., an officer responded to an in-station report of theft. A man who is the manager of the condo complex wanted to send a report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because the residents had Section 8 subsidized rent. The manager listed his evidence as a large amount of toys and items being stored in their unit. When asked why the manager believed the residents had stolen these items, he said it was because of the family’s socioeconomic status. The officer told the manager the police could not open an investigation with that reasoning, but said he would take down the manager’s concerns.