Dec. 15: Burglary — A Midway woman told a deputy that someone stole a rented computer and her son’s wallet from her home. The responding deputy could not find any signs of forced entry at the residence. The woman told the deputy she is suspicious of a family member who has access to the residence and recently was released from jail. The complainant was advised to get the computer’s serial number from the rental company and forward it to the detectives’ office.
• DUI — A deputy running radar on Highway 119 noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver appeared to be disoriented and the deputy smelled alcohol. A breathalyzer test found the driver’s blood-alcohol level to be .089. He was arrested and issued citations for speeding and driving under the influence. His vehicle was towed.
• Simple battery — A deputy went to a residence to investigate a 911 hang-up call. A woman there said she and her husband argued and he slapped her in the face, choked her and grabbed her by the jaw before leaving her alone and going in another room. The woman’s husband said he returned from walking the dog and his wife got upset that he did not return from the same direction in which he left. The man said his wife placed a telephone call and tried to sell his dog, which led to their argument. He said the altercation never became physical and claimed his wife has mental disabilities and often makes up stories. The deputy did not see any evidence of physical contact on the woman.
• Suspicious acts — A Dunlevie Road man reported that his juvenile step-daughter was given a cell phone by an adult man. The girl reportedly met the man, who seemed to be between 30-40 years old, in November at a laundromat. The man and girl had spoken on several occasions, and he sometimes gave her cash, the father said. The girl told the man she wanted a phone for Christmas, and in early December he gave her a phone and instructed her not to tell her parents about him or the phone. The girl said the man has never had physical contact with her and their conversations have never been “dirty,” but her father requested that the deputy take the phone from the home. The girl said she broke the phone so the man could no longer contact her on it. The case has been handed over to investigators.