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This week's calls include: a serial shoplifter, a geeky scam and an opportunistic porch pirate.

Monday, Jan. 18

Officers responded to an unknown medical problem in the 14500 block of Southwest 100th Avenue. A neighbor reported that a homeowner was not responding to phone calls after a fall the prior day. An officer was able to see the man through a window lying on the floor and get inside his home. The man was conscious and was transported to the hospital. The officer notified the family.

In coordination with loss prevention, officers arrested a repeat shoplifter who attempted to leave the store in the 9000 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard with stolen sunglasses, earbuds and other items concealed in his jacket and backpack. Officers recovered nearly $400 worth of merchandise and charged him with two counts of shoplifting in the second degree and four arrest warrants.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Officers arrested a man on charges of strangulation and aggravated harassment of his ex-girlfriend in the 11400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway.

A neighbor reported a $10,000 loss due to fraud. The victim received an email that appeared to be from Geek Squad saying that his annual service contract would auto renew, which wasn't ordered. He called to cancel the subscription using the phone number provided in the email. The fraudster convinced the victim to give him remote access and said that he mistakenly transferred him a refund of $6,300 to his bank account versus $300 and instructed him to remit the difference in gift cards. The next morning, the fraudster convinced the victim that the gift cards provided were expired and told him to purchase more.  

Wednesday, Jan. 20

A business owner requested police assistance getting a man sleeping in the restroom to leave the premises in the 9000 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard. Store employees had asked the man to leave already. Officers arrested him for shoplifting related to a Jan. 6 incident at the store.

A resident received a notification that his new Dell laptop had been delivered to his apartment unit at 9:30 a.m. in the 16100 block of Southwest 108th Avenue. He checked for the laptop at noon, but it had already been stolen. 

Thursday, Jan. 21

A driver was arrested for DUII (alcohol) on Southwest Pacific Highway near Southwest Walnut Street. He also had five active warrants for his arrest and was taken to jail.

An employee at a store in the 13900 block of Southwest Pacific Highway flagged down an officer to report a man inside who was threatening to burn down the store. Officers intervened and observed the man was experiencing a mental health crisis. He was taken to a hospital on a police officer's hold for evaluation and treatment.

Saturday, Jan. 23

A man was issued a criminal citation for domestic harassment after getting into an altercation with his wife.

Employees in the 11700 block of Southwest Pacific Highway reported a man and woman stole items from their store. Similar thefts were reported at other store locations that day, which may be tied to this case.

Sunday, Jan. 24

A resident in the 7800 block of Southwest Pfaffle Street reported a burglary in which someone entered his home and stole his wallet. The resident and his wife were home at the time and reported the suspect opened their bedroom door but ran off when they screamed. So far, there is no suspect information.

A resident in the area of Southwest Hall Boulevard and Southwest Pfaffle Street reported he was standing out on the street taking a phone call when a man came out of a nearby residence and threw a pocket knife at him. The man was not hurt and did not wish to press charges.


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