Police Blotter: Recall Election Incidents Included Vandalism, Harassing Call

Greenfield police also had to put down two injured deer in the city in separate incidents on the same day.

Greenfield police responded to three separate calls possibly related to last Tuesday's recall election.

A resident in the 3300 block of South 103rd Street reportedly received a harassing phone call from someone who referred to union employees as "Nazis" at 11:15 a.m. June 5.

Later that day, a resident in the 4400 block of South 50th Street reported at 11:30 a.m. that landscaping lights were damaged at his house overnight. He said five solar lights were smashed in the street in front of his house and believed it was due to the Tom Barrett sign in his yard.

Also, a man at the reported to police at 4 p.m. his neighbor made a vulgar comment toward him while he was walking into the building to vote.

Those and the following incidents were reported in the Greenfield Police Department's log book for the week of June 4-10.

  • A deer reportedly ran through a fence in front of a building in the 4200 block of South Ravina Drive at 1 p.m. June 4, injuring itself. The deer had to be shot by police. Coincidentally, three hours later, a caller in the 8600 block of West Layton Avenue reported an injured deer in his neighbor’s yard. That deer also had to be put down by police on the Chapman school baseball diamond, and the caller was given a deer tag to take the deer.
  • A 34-year-old man was arrested for alleged drunken driving at the intersection of South 43rd Street and West Ramsey Avenue at 1:30 a.m. June 4. If convicted, it would be his first offense.
  • A female called from the back lot of the police station stating another female was following her. Both females, who were allegedly involved in a traffic altercation, were advised on their behavior at 8:30 p.m. June 4.
  • A 19-year-old man and a juvenile were taken into custody for alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 6 p.m. June 5, in the 3300 block of West Cold Spring Road. The 19-year-old was also found to have an open warrant with the GFPD for truancy and with the Grafton Police Department.
  • A woman reported the window of her Ford Edge was broken and a brown Coach purse was stolen from the parking lot, 11311 W. Howard Ave. at 7:45 p.m. June 5.
  • A 28-year-old man was taken into custody for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop near the intersection of South 68th Street and West Layton Avenue about 8:30 p.m. June 5.
  • A 24-year-old man was taken into custody for drunken driving in the 3000 block of South 27th Street at 2 p.m. June 7. If convicted, it would be his third offense.
  • A 28-year-old man was arrested for possession of schedule IV narcotics in the 4600 block of South 50th Street at 9:40 p.m. June 7.
  • A 24-year-old woman was arrested for forgery when she attempted to cash a check that had already been deposited at , 4333 S. 27th St., at 1:10 p.m. June 8.
  • An employee at Speedway, 3390 W. Loomis Rd., reported a 23-year-old man appeared under the influence while pumping gas. He was taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and heroin.
  • A resident in the 5700 block of South 43rd Street reported a Playskool outdoor gym was stolen from her yard sometime June 8.
  • A resident in the 4300 block of South 38th Street reported two boys stole her son’s 4-foot inflatable ball from the yard just after midnight June 9.
  • A resident reported someone entered his locked apartment in the 7100 block of West Forest Home Avenue and stole his Playstation 3, iPad and two televisions at 1:30 a.m. June 9.
  • A resident in the 4200 block of South 61st Street reported his unlocked apartment was entered and that a Dell laptop computer and a Brinks firebox were taken just before midnight June 9.
  • Police received a report of a stolen green and black go-kart from the apartment complex in the 4200 block of South 61st Street at 1 p.m. June 10.
  • Two vehicles were reportedly broken into in the parking lot during the afternoon of June 10.


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