• A woman's purse went missing after leaving it in her cart for a moment as she unloaded groceries into her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1:20 p.m. Aug 10. The total value of the missing items is $145, which includes the $15 purse and $130 cash along with her driver's license, insurance card and spare car key. She didn't realize her purse was missing until she had moved the cart to the coral and didn't see it in the child seat area where she had left it. Store employees did not see it being turned in.
• Burglary was reported from a residence at 4:22 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The complainant said several tools, a boat hitch and a portable heater were missing from her attached garage. The total estimated cost was about $250. The time of the theft is unknown. The complainant said the items were taken when the garage door was open for her children coming in out of town.
• A black 10x6 steel single-axle trailer was stolen sometime over the weekend of Aug. 10 from the parking lot of Painting America. A lock on the tongue of the trailer was pried off. The trailer had a one-foot black side rail around the outside and on the trailer was a 8x5 black steel trash basket with four-foot steel side rails along with a small metal basket on the front of the trailer. No video surveillance was taken as there were no outside cameras for the parking lot. The estimated value of the items stolen is $2,230.
A lipstick-y situation
A business owner refused to accept a used tube of lipstick after a customer tried to return it and later found lipstick marks drawn on her vehicle on Third Street at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10. The customer told police she did not feel well enough to speak to them about the incident. The next day, police made contact and the customer said she was feeling better and admitted to attempting to return the lipstick but had left the product at the store. She also said she walked in the area where the business owner's car was parked but did not write anything with lipstick. She said she wouldn't return to the business.
• A blue station wagon was towed from Elm Street after a complainant notified police of the vehicle blocking their private driveway on Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. A parking citation was issued and the vehicle was removed at 8:50 a.m.
No contact order
A complainant called about her ex-boyfriend for whom she has a no-contact order and stated he had called and texted her several times the evening of Aug. 10 around 10:30 p.m. She said she did not return his calls or respond to texts because she was afraid of getting in trouble legally but wanted her ex-boyfriend to stop trying to contact her. The officer advised her to block his number and then made contact with the ex-boyfriend. He said he was trying to return some of her things and the officer told him that no contact should be made between him and her and that she had requested he stop trying to contact her. The ex-boyfriend said he understood and the officer said he could turn his ex-girlfriend's property into the police department so she could pick it up.
Bank card fraud
A caller reported noticing transactions on her bank debit card that she did not make and on Aug. 10 around 5:15 p.m., two transactions for $600 and $610 were made at Kwik Trip. There was also a $1,000 attempted transaction that was declined. The caller had canceled the card and notified her bank. The card had never left her possession. She did not give anyone permission to use her card.
Two black labs were found in a vehicle in hot weather on Hanley Road on Aug. 12 at 11:40 a.m. and the owner who was met by the officer said there was no water in the car for the dogs. The officer explained that with the warm weather, another 30 minutes in the vehicle without water was too long for dogs. The owner said she would remain with the dogs until she could leave the sports game she was attending.
• Three minors from Hudson were cited for violating park hours at 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at Prospect Park.
Property damage was reported on Coulee Road around 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The property owner said a tenant had entered onto the roof of the garage and removed shingles, throwing them onto cars below. The damage was estimated at $1,000. Damage was also done to a tenant's vehicle from the shingles sometime between 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 and 5:10 a.m on Friday, Aug. 10. It was dark outside when the tenant left for work, and he just wiped the shingles off, not knowing what they were. He later noticed the damage, estimated at $2,000.
A counterfeit bill was reported from Kwik Trip on Crest View Drive at 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The employee said a man and a woman tried to buy $18.66 worth of food and pay with a $50 bill. The bill was tested and it was not valid. The employee said the couple seemed slightly shocked that it was not real and paid for the items with valid cash and left the store.
• Reports of harassment brought police to Second Street at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. A woman said she was walking down the sidewalk when a resident on his balcony began calling her names, and told her that no one in the building wanted her there and she was going to get evicted. She said the man began throwing things at her but couldn't say what the items were. The woman did not know the man's name, but believed he lived on the third floor.
• While texting his ex-girlfriend to retrieve some of his property, a man received threatening messages in response which he believed were coming from his ex-girlfriend's ex-boyfriend on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at about 12:30 a.m. The messages were telling the man to "watch his back" and made him worry about his property. When asked by an officer, the ex-boyfriend denied sending any messages or being with the ex-girlfriend. An officer gave him a warning to avoid contact with the man who received the messages and stay away from his property to avoid legal repercussions. The ex-boyfriend said he understood.