• Warrant arrest/drug possession at 801 Front Street (Simon Park).
A man called police early Monday afternoon to say that he was following two men in a white Jeep he thought were involved with residential burglaries in the Sunderlin Park neighborhood.
Officers were able to pull the Jeep over at Simon Park and identified the driver as a man with active warrants for theft of property and burglary. According to court records, the driver had also pleaded guilty to theft in July 2010 and had been sentenced to 72 months, pleaded guilty to drug possession and tampering with evidence in May 2010 and also sentenced to 72 months, pleaded guilty to theft by receiving in September 2008 and was sentenced to 5 years, two suspended, and pleaded guilty to commercial burglary and theft of property in November 2004 and was sentenced to 60 months probation.
Neither the driver nor the passenger knew anything about the bag on the floorboard with a pipe and half a gram of suspected methamphetamine in it. Both were arrested.
• Vehicle break-in at 2400 Market Plaza Drive (Plaza Pointe Apartments).
A man went outside for a smoke early Wednesday morning when saw what looked to be thieves getting into his neighbor’s truck and rummaging around. One of the thieves found a jar of change. The man told his neighbor about it, and the neighbor ran the men down and got his jar of change back. Police found the alleged thieves in the area and identified them as a 20-year-old with a long criminal history, given his age, and an 18-year-old.
• Residential burglary at 1600 block of Appalachian Drive.
At some point between Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon a burglar or burglars got into a home, tracked mud everywhere, and stole a purple-colored Vizio laptop compute.
• Theft of property at 700 block of East German Lane.
At some point between late Monday night and Tuesday morning a thief or thieves stole a Cannondale SuperV carbonfiber-frame mountain bike.
• Shoplifting at 3900 block of Dave Ward Drive (Walmart).
A man walked right out of the store pushing a cart full of more than $550 worth of stuff at about 6:20 Tuesday evening (broad daylight). He abandoned the loot and ran to his car, a maroon late-model Impala with big shiny wheels, when a loss prevention officer confronted him. According to the report, the loss prevention officer’s action probably thwarted a conspiracy in which an accomplice was to wheel a second cart full of stuff out the front door under cover of daylight.
• Possession of a controlled substance at 2200 block of Broadview Avenue.
Officers responded to a report of suspicious people at around dawn on Tuesday and found a woman sitting in front of a home. The officer identified her and found that she had a warrant. A search incident to arrest yielded a syringe with clear residue and a small paper bag containing about a gram of what was feared to be leafy green vegetable matter. She was arrested on the warrants, and the officer notes that charges for drug possession may be sought depending on analysis of the residue and vegetable matter.
• Found property at 375 East Oak Street Valero gas station.
An employee mowing outside the gas station found a credit card and brought it in to a clerk. The clerks kept it behind the counter hoping that its owner, Jonah Speakman, would come back for it. He never did, and so the clerks decided to turn it over to police.
• Olde tyme criminal mischief at 201 Skyline Drive (Julie’s Sweet Shop).