Police responded at 11:53 a.m. Friday, April 7, to a 911 call from a business in the 1200 block of East Cherry Street reporting an intoxicated man was inside, possibly trying to steal things.
While en route to the business, employees called back and reported the suspect had stolen a package and left the building. When officers arrived, security pointed out the suspect, who had re-entered the building.
Officers approached the suspect who, when asked his identity, ran into an office and jumped on a desk. He began throwing office equipment at police until he was told he would be tased if he didn’t stop. The suspect eventually calmed down enough for police to subdue him.
Employees estimated the man had caused $2,500 in property damage. The suspect was arrested and charged with theft and property destruction.
While responding to another crime report, officers spotted a known criminal with a felony warrant near East Olive Way and Summit Avenue East at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Officers knew from prior contact with the suspect that he always has a handgun on his person.
As officers approached the suspect and told him he was under arrest, he threw the cup of coffee in his hand at them and began reaching for his waistband. One officer grabbed the suspect, and a physical altercation ensued until police had him in handcuffs.
Officers patted the suspect down and found a pistol in his waistband and a knife in his pocket. They also found a bag of heroin, a bag of meth, a bag of Xanax and an Altoids tin containing five additional bags of meth.
The suspect was arrested and booked for assaulting police officers, a felony warrant and three counts of possession with the intention to sell.
Police responded at 12:04 a.m. Friday, April 7, to a 911 call from East Pike Street and Broadway Avenue East reporting five men were beating up a man.
The altercation was over by the time officers arrived, and neither the suspects nor any victims were around. After asking around, officers finally found a security guard from a nearby business who said he had been out with the victim, and that the suspects had also taken the victim’s phone after beating him up. He pointed out the victim, who was standing on the northwest corner of the street leaning against a wall.
The victim refused to cooperate with police, and he was bleeding from his nose and mouth. He finally admitted that an acquaintance he recognized from Pioneer Square and some of his friends had beaten him up.
Officers located two of the possible suspects, but the victim refused to identify them as the men that had beaten him up.
A man living in an apartment in the 100 block of Broadway Avenue East called 911 at 7:10 a.m. Friday, March 31, to report he thought somebody was repeatedly breaking into his apartment.
The man told officers he has a security system in his apartment, and a phone app notifies him if his front door is opened while he is gone. He said received notifications his door had been opened on March 4 and March 14. When he came home, items in his apartment were moved around but nothing was missing. He said he’d been concerned, but hadn’t reported the incidents to police or his landlord.
He left his house at 9:30 p.m. March 30, and he received a notification his door was opened at 10 p.m. When he came home he didn’t see that anything was moved around or missing.
He spoke with his landlord, who said they didn’t enter the apartment on any of the days that the alert was received. The landlord agreed to change the lock on the victim’s front door.
Smashed car window
Police responded at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, to a car prowl at an apartment building in the 600 block of Summit Avenue East.
The victim told police that sometime between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. somebody threw a rock through the front driver’s side window of his car and took a gray Northface backpack from inside. The car was parked inside the building’s secured parking garage. Police weren’t sure how the suspect got inside the garage.
Security at a grocery store in the 1400 block of Broadway Avenue East called 911 at 9:16 a.m. Monday, March 27, to report a suspect, who had been trespassed from the store for shoplifting several times, was currently in the store stealing.
Responding officers recognized the suspect from previous shoplifting incidents, and arrested him. Due to his being previously trespassed from the store, he was booked for burglary. While patting down the suspect they found stolen property all over his person: a can of Mountain Dew in his jacket pocket, two Snickers bars shoved up his sleeve, a can of cola in his front pants pocket and a Nutterbutter down the front of his pants.