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Police Blotter: Damage Caused to Vehicles at Dealership

Thieves managed to take the tires off a Yukon at John Paul's Buick-GMC, but decided to leave them behind.

An employee at John Paul's Buick-GMC, 3615 S. 108t St., reported a GMC Yukon was broken into sometime between 5 p.m. Dec. 29 and 7 a.m. Dec. 31. All the lug nuts were removed except for the locking nut on each wheel and a window was smashed.

A second Yukon had two wheels removed but they were left behind.

That and the following incidents were reported to the Greenfield Police Department during the week of Dec. 31 and Jan. 6:

  • A woman reported the catalytic convertor was stolen from her mother’s vehicle in the 3000 block of West Edgerton Avenue sometime before 5:55 p.m. Dec. 31.
  • A handgun was reported stolen from the 10100 block of West Cold Spring Road. It is unknown when the gun was stolen, but the theft was reported to police Jan. 1.
  • A woman who sold her vehicle nearly two years ago and threw away the license plates reported to police she is now receiving parking tickets for those plates Jan. 2.
  • A 29-year-old man was cited for prowling and entering an automobile after employees from Applebee’s and Red Robin reported to police they saw him trying to enter a vehicle in the parking lot at 8 p.m. Jan. 2.
  • An employee at Super Cuts, 7417 W. Layton Avenue reported the theft of one of the store’s bank deposits sometime before 8 p.m. Jan. 2. The investigation is pending.
  • A 27-year-old man was arrested for second offense drunken driving and cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle after he was in an accident and his vehicle was found in the center median in the 3500 block of South 108th Street at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 3.
  • Officers had to dispatch an injured deer sitting under the freeway overpass near the 4500 block of 84th Street at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 3.
  • As many as four mailboxes were damaged in the 6300, 6400 and 6500 blocks of West Plainfield Avenue sometime before 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3.
  • A man told police a house guest stole receipts for Christmas gifts he had purchased, took the receipts to Walmart, 10600 W. Layton Ave., found the items in the store and returned them for cash sometime before 11:20 a.m. Jan. 4.
  • A woman told police she purchased a laptop from Best Buy, 4610 S. 76th St., Dec. 30, and went to pick it up on Dec. 31, but was told someone else had already picked it up.
  • An employee at Carl’s Catering, 5110 W. Loomis Rd., reported a cash register was stolen from the business sometime before 1 p.m. Jan. 4.
  • A 31-year-old man was arrested for retail theft after Best Buy security saw him open two video game cases and conceal the games inside his coat at approximately 3:15 p.m. Jan. 4.
  • A 25-year-old woman was arrested for second offense operating while intoxicated after police found her in her parked vehicle with the car running in the 5000 block of South 68th Street at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 5. Police initially responded to a call reporting the woman had the music in her car turned up extremely loud.
  • A man reported the catalytic converter was cut off his vehicle while it was parked at the Loomis Park ‘n Ride sometime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 4.
  • A resident reported two rear tires and brake drums were take from his vehicle in the 6400 block of West Norwich Avenue sometime before 9:50 a.m. Jan. 5.
  • An employee at Walmart reported a register was broken into and money taken sometime before 9:50 p.m. Jan. 5.
  • A 44-year-old man was arrested for retail theft and possession of heroin after he tried to conceal merchandise at Best Buy at 11 a.m. Jan. 6.
arh January 08, 2013 at 12:40 PM
"an injured dear" Oh dear.
David Cotey January 08, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Ugh. Thanks, @arh. Clearly, I was feeling sympathetic when I wrote this.

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