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This week's calls include: injured while eluding, road rage at a gas station, and a pint-sized escape artist.

Monday, May 3

Officers conducted a welfare check on a man in the 10800 block of Southwest Walnut Street. After police tried to engage him in conversation, the man reached for an officer's gun and a Taser but was thwarted. He took off running and was hit by a van. He was transported to a trauma care center at a local hospital.

An officer assisted a DHS worker at a childcare center after an employee reported child abuse. A girl with visible bruises was transported to a hospital for evaluation of her injuries. Detectives are following up on the case.

Officers took reports of burglaries at two businesses in the 7500 block of Southwest Dartmouth Street. The suspect damaged the back doors of both businesses. A cash register, cash and meat were stolen. Another business had damage to a door, but no burglary occurred.

Tuesday, May 4

Officers responded to a robbery in the 12200 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road. A man yelled at employees in the loading dock of a grocery store that he had a gun and ordered them to empty their pockets. He kept reaching towards his backpack as he asked the victims if they wanted to die. Before being arrested, the suspect was told to get on the ground multiple times but did not comply until he was warned that law enforcement would deploy a Taser.

Officers took a report of a catalytic converter theft in the 7700 block of Southwest Bonita Road.

Wednesday, May 5

Officers responded to a road rage incident following a two-vehicle traffic crash on Southwest Pacific Highway. After both motorists stopped at a gas station, one driver grabbed the other one by the neck and slammed him against the ground. The suspect sped away after the assault and was not located.

Officers responded to a report of a man exposing himself to customers at a business in the 15900 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard. The manager wanted the man trespassed from the establishment but did not want to press charges.

Officers responded to reports of storage unit thefts in the 11100 block of Southwest 68th Parkway and the 11700 block of Southwest Warner Avenue.

Officers took a report of a travel trailer that was stolen in the 10900 block of Southwest Gaarde Street.

Thursday, May 6

Officers responded to a report of a 60-year-old woman who was hit by a van while crossing the street on Southwest 113th Avenue between Durham Road and Gabriel Street. She was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle cooperated at the scene and no charges were filed.

Officers assisted a neighboring law enforcement agency with a high-risk traffic stop and traffic control on I-5 southbound at the Highway 217 interchange.

Friday, May 7

Officers responded to the Washington Square Mall, 9585 S.W. Washington Square Road, after a caller reported three young men with what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle and a handgun on the top floor of the parking garage. At the scene, it was determined the guns were replica BB weapons. The circumstances of the case did not meet statutory requirements for criminal charges, but the juveniles have been trespassed from the mall.

Saturday, May 8

Officers responded to a report of a motorist who crashed on an embankment near the Scholls Ferry exit of Highway 217. The driver was cited for DUII (alcohol) and reckless driving.

Officers responded to a report of a 2-year-old boy found outside of a residence. The child had been unattended for 30 minutes and was reunited with his father, who explained he had put his children down for naps and was doing household chores when the boy opened the front door and went outside. The father was encouraged to get child locks for the doors and agreed to do so.

Sunday, May 9

Officers responded to a report from a man who said he was assaulted by two other men in the 10200 block of Southwest Greenburg Road. A K-9 track was conducted, but the suspects were not located. The man was drunk and uncooperative with law enforcement. He declined to press charges.

Officers discovered a broken window at a business in the 12400 block of Southwest Main Street, with a rock on the ground next to it. It was one of several businesses in the area that were targeted but nothing appeared to be stolen. The case is under investigation.

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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