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This week's calls include: cleaning up graffiti, a robber with a machete, and a menacing anti-masker.

Monday, April 26

Officers took a report from a resident who said graffiti about police was tagged above the Arlington Neighborhood sign on Southwest 121st Avenue near Gaarde Street. The resident promptly removed it. 

Officers responded to a disturbance at a motel in the 13000 block of Southwest 68th Parkway. A woman broke into a room and stole a cell phone of an ex-girlfriend and left. When she returned, the victim blocked her car. The suspect threw and broke her phone and then hit the victim with a wooden baton. The case is under investigation.

Officers took several reports of thefts from vehicles parked at businesses and residences. Stolen items included binoculars, a purse, backpack, sunglasses, cash, guns, gun safe and tools. Some vehicles were left unlocked while windows were broken in others to gain access.

Tuesday, April 27

Officers arrested a man for violation of a release agreement and failure to appear at an apartment complex in the 11000 block of Southwest 68th Parkway after he was found in the company of a woman with a no-contact order. Law enforcement had been called out to the scene multiple times the past couple weeks, including a report of this man yelling for tenants to let him in and that he had brought a gun to the property.  

Wednesday, April 28

Officers arrested a man for assault IV after punching his wife in the face and throwing her on the ground in front of their child.

Officers arrested a man for assault IV, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing after he punched his girlfriend in the back of her head, pulled out a clump of hair and poked in her in the back with a hatchet. He also threatened to take her vehicle that she planned to use to leave him.

Thursday, April 29

Officers responded to a business in the 12000 block of Southwest Main Street where an employee reported a customer with a machete robbed the store. The clerk said a man was trying to steal items, and when asked about his bag, he said he had a machete and showed the handle of it on his hip. The man was later located with the machete and arrested for robbery II.

Officers responded to a report of a truck that hit a post and was up on a curb in a commercial parking lot in the 11900 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The driver was cited for DUII (alcohol), reckless driving and criminal mischief.

Friday, April 30

Officers responded to a report from a man who said he found a decapitated cat in his neighborhood near Southwest 78th Avenue and Spruce Street. The case was documented, and photographs were taken, but there is no suspect information. The incident is being investigated as aggravated animal abuse.

Officers assisted the Department of Humans Services and other law enforcement with a welfare check in a neighboring city involving children living with a suspect in a sex abuse case.

Saturday, May 1

Officers responded to a disturbance involving a weapon at a spa in the 11900 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. An employee pulled a knife on a customer after she reported the customer became angry and threatened her life. No one was hurt and no arrests were made.

Officers took a report of a chronic case of domestic violence between a boyfriend and girlfriend. Detectives and prosecutors are reviewing the evidence for potential criminal charges.

Officers responded to a report of an 11-year-old juvenile who left her home. She was found at a nearby park and was safely returned to her parents.

Sunday, May 2

Officers responded to a report of a man who accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officers responded to a report from a convenience store employee in the 10700 block of Southwest Greenburg Road who said a customer refused to wear a mask, refused to leave the store, and threatened them. The customer was gone before law enforcement arrived.

Officers took reports of two catalytic converter thefts from cars parked in a garage in the 9300-9500 block of Southwest Washington Square Road.

Officers responded to a report from a resident in the 13300 block of Southwest Genesis Loop who said his garage was burglarized, likely from the opener left in an unlocked car. Two road bikes were stolen. One bike was recovered on a nearby walking path.

Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Accounts of events are based on police and eyewitness reports.


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