Sept. 30: Theft by taking — A woman told police she has allowed a male friend who was homeless to stay with her.
The woman said the man began yelling and slamming doors in the presence of her children. The woman said she confronted the man about his behavior and asked him to leave. She said he refused to leave, so she called the police.
After she made the call, the man grabbed her house keys and left.
Theft by taking, bicycle — Officers responded to an alleged shoplifting at a convenience store. The suspect was standing by a bicycle when police arrived. The man was arrested and placed into the police vehicle.
Another man walked up to the officers and said the bicycle belonged to him. He told police his bicycle had been stolen from his yard three days prior.
The man then called his brother, a city-council member, to identify the bicycle as his. The council member looked at one bicycle the police showed him and said it was not his brother’s bike.
Officers then showed the council member the bicycle in question after having hidden it from view.
The council member said it was his brother’s bicycle and police returned the bicycle to the brother.