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February 15, 2014




A Prospect Street man reported at 2:20 p.m. that he was concerned about his neighbor. “She is a recluse and they haven’t seen her in a while,” police wrote. “Also, her car hasn’t been cleaned off since last storm and her walkway wasn’t shoveled.” Police and firefighters eventually made contact with the woman, who said she was having difficulty ambulating but refused medical attention.


Police were unable to locate a Lexus “with no one inside” that was reported to be in the middle of Tufts Street at 10:27 a.m.

Police responded to a Washington Street address after a woman reported at 11:01 a.m. that “she was in fear of her boyfriend, who keeps coming to the property.” A 61-year-old woman was arrested on a local warrant.

A woman named Louise from Peoria, Ariz., reported at 10:42 p.m. that she’d been speaking on the phone with a friend on Atlantic Avenue when the woman stopped talking. “The phone line remains open but she can just hear breathing on the phone with no verbal communication,” police wrote. An officer wrote later: “Woman had fallen asleep while talking to Louise — she will call her back and let her know what happened.”



Police responded to a 1:46 p.m. report that a woman was shoplifting at the Walgreens on Paradise Road and determined she wasn’t.



The DPW requested police assistance in moving vehicles off of Dane Street at 3:51 p.m., but police wrote: “Road too slippery for the cruiser at this time.”

A woman on Central Street reported at 5:16 p.m. that “a person she knows as Dave” stole money from her purse and then left in a red Ford Escape.


An Eastman Park resident had left a message for the animal control officer that an “unknown woman from Blaney Avenue” had “left a bag of dog poop on his doorstep recently,” according to an 8:54 a.m. log item. The officer told him to file a complaint with police if the harassment continued.

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