Stolen card collection: At roughly 1:41 p.m. near 1900 SW Campus Drive, police received a reports of a theft. The victim said that he had allowed an acquaintance he met at a hotel in Lakewood to stay at his apartment to sleep and do laundry with her adult daughter. The victim alleged that the daughter had his collection of sports and Pokemon cards. He claimed the value of the collection was near $20,000.
Black Bear Diner vandalized:At around 9:17 a.m. near 32065 Pacific Highway S., police responded to reports that a male had been breaking windows at Black Bear Diner. On arrival, the man was apparently in a crisis situation as he was speaking intelligibly and was “difficult” to communicate with. Police were able to identify that the man had an outstanding warrant and was arrested.
Stranger in the car: At around 11:25 a.m., police responded to an altercation between an owner of a vehicle and a stranger who was in the back of their vehicle. The suspect in the vehicle allegedly threatened the owner of the vehicle when he asked them to leave, to which the owner flashed a firearm, causing the person to flee. The suspect was later detained because they had $15,000 worth of outstanding traffic offense warrants.
School shooting threat: Just after 1:30 p.m., a special resource officer at Decatur High School responded to reports that there was a male in the boys bathroom saying he had gun and intended to “shoot up the school.” The student was found to not have a weapon after students were searched.
Shopping cart bandits: At 6:32 p.m. near 2201 S. Commons, police responded to reports that a male and female had both loaded shopping carts with approximately $1,500 worth of merchandise from Target before leaving the store without paying. They left, ignoring loss prevention employees from the store before being detained by police.
Ketchup assault at 7-Eleven: At 10:49 p.m. near 104 SW 312th St., police responded to reports that employees of a 7-Eleven convenience store had been assaulted by a customer who punched them in the face and squirted ketchup in their eyes. The suspect was detained.
Creep near a middle school: At 3:10 p.m. near 36001 1st Ave. S., police responded to reports of a suspicious male in a Mercedes Benz SUV who allegedly asked a student if they wanted to get into their vehicle. Police were unable to identify the suspect.
Shot themselves in the foot: At 7:47 p.m. near 35703 16th Ave. S., police received reports from an apartment complex of a loud explosive noise followed by a female who had a bloody foot. Police were unable to speak with the involved parties, but the female later arrived at St. Francis Hospital with a foot injury.
Police station telephone harassment: Around 1:40 p.m., police reported that they received several calls to multiple employees from a person who allegedly made sexual and harassing comments. The department had to eventually block the person’s number. They reportedly said they would not stop until a specific officer is fired.