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This week's calls include: a wrong-way driver, a false report at Washington Square and a Craigslist grift.

Monday, Sept. 7

• A driver was arrested for reckless driving and drunken driving after he was observed by an officer traveling down the wrong side of the road near Southwest Pacific Highway near Canterbury Lane.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

• Officers assisted firefighters at a structure fire at an apartment complex on Southwest Buffalo Place and North Dakota Street by evacuating the units, rescuing a cat and helping with traffic.

• A resident in the 12500 block of Southwest Brookside Avenue confronted a man who was lifting the truck bed cover of his Ford F-150. The subject reportedly pulled out a gun and told the resident to back off and then fled in an old brown pickup truck with a woman in the passenger seat.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

n Detectives are investigating a burglary at a deli at 9930 S.W. Walnut St. Tobacco and vaping products were reportedly stolen. 

Thursday, Sept. 10

• Officers were dispatched to Washington Square mall, 9585 S.W. Washington Square Road, on a report of a man with a gun and shots fired. Officers quickly arrived and ascertaining that the incident was not a shooting but a verbal disturbance. No weapons were seen or found. There were no injuries or shots fired.

Friday, Sept. 11

• A resident reported that he was pick pocketed at the mall at Washington Square mall, 9585 S.W. Washington Square Road. His credit cards were fraudulently used at multiple stores.

• Officers arrested a man for second-degree shoplifting, arrest warrants and providing false info to the police at Washington Square mall, 9585 S.W. Washington Square Road, after he reportedly stole clothing from a store.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• A man paid a $2,000 deposit on a rental property in Playa del Rey that he found on Craigslist. The landlord was supposed to send the keys but could no longer be reached after payment was rendered. The man believed he had been the victim of a scam.

• Officers received a report of a tech support scam. A resident clicked on a malicious link, which caused the computer screen to freeze and display a message to call Microsoft to fix the problem. When called, the scammer claiming to be with Microsoft's tech support team and stated that the computer had been hacked and instructed the victim to purchase gift cards that could be transferred to the victim's bank account.

Sunday, Sept. 13

• When a business owner told a man to leave the premises at 12000 S.W. Main St., he began yelling at the owner, swinging a stick and threatening to hit him with it.  Officers located the subject at a bus stop, cited him for physical menacing and trespassed him from the property.


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