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Police Blotter: Political Signs Take a Beating

In the days leading up to the election, several residents reported their political signs damaged or stolen.

Election Day typically brings with it pre-Election Day campaign sign vandalism, and last week was no different.

A resident in the 3000 block of West Bottsford Avenue reported her house was egged and that her Barack Obama campaign sign was taken sometime before midnight Nov. 2.

In the same part of town, a resident in the 3900 block of West Barnard Avenue reported some political yard signs had been pulled out of the ground, a banana was stuffed in her mailbox and an egg was thrown at her front window sometime before 7:45 a.m. Nov. 3.

And later that morning, a woman in the 8800 block of West Dosie Avenue reported her political sign had been torn up and tossed in the yard sometime before 11 a.m. Nov. 3.

Those and the following incidents were reported to the Greenfield Police Department during the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4:

  • A resident in the 4200 block of South Ravina Drive reported a possible burglary to police Oct. 29. The woman, who was gone from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., said a jar of coins was found empty on the floor, dresser drawers were found open and the mattress was shifted on her bed sometime.
  • A woman reported to police she saw a man exit his truck and attempt to break into a parked vehicle in the 5000 block of West Layton Ave. just after midnight Oct. 30. The man saw the caller and fled, she said.
  • A 16-year-old student was cited for disorderly conduct after school officials told police she was swearing in a classroom at Whitnall High School at 10 a.m. Oct. 30.
  • An employee of YMCA, 11311 W. Howard Ave., reported the window of her vehicle was smashed and a purse taken from the front seat sometime before 7:25 p.m. Oct. 30.
  • An YMCA employee also reported a member’s vehicle was broken into while parked in the lot and a camera and prepaid cell phone were taken sometime before 12:45 p.m. Oct. 31.
  • Copper was taken from a residence in the 3300 block of West Loomis Rd. sometime between 1 p.m. Oct. 28 and 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Entry was gained through a basement window.
  • Two trailers were reported stolen from Cycle Empire, 4001 W. Loomis Rd. at 6 p.m. Nov. 1.
  • On Nov. 2, a resident in the 6100 block of South 31st Street told police he received a call stating his grandson was in trouble in Mexico and needed $2,400, but the caller knew his grandson was in class at Greenfield High School.
  • A woman reported a school book bag containing an iPad and keys was taken from her vehicle while it was parked in the small lot near the bike path on West Morgan Avenue sometime before 6:15 p.m. Nov. 2.
  • A 36-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence and disorderly conduct after his girlfriend told police he choked her and pushed her down to the ground Nov. 2.
KHD November 05, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Some nutbag Obama supporter will probably be looking for my house all night, lol.
Steve Ebbie November 06, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Criminal activity from either side should not be tolerated. Passion yes, destruction no. My wife and I walk every morning and noticed a sign that had been vandalized in our "nice" neighborhood. We purchased another sign and replaced it.

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