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This week's calls include: a violent trespasser, a fake gun, and a pepper-spray response to a racist assault.

Monday, Aug. 16

Officers took a report of a heavy water pump that was stolen from a construction site in the 16800 block of Southwest Bull Mountain Road on Aug. 12.

Officers took a report of a theft in the 9500 block of Southwest Locust Street. Someone cut a lock and broke into a shed that contained swimming pool equipment and stole a tote.

Officers responded to multiple disturbance complaints at an apartment complex in the 14200 block of Southwest 112th Avenue. A woman was intoxicated and arguing with her mother and uncle. After officers responded again and found her in the parking lot screaming, she was transported to a hospital to detox.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

An officer responded to a senior living facility in the 15000 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard on a report that a private caregiver, not connected to the facility, had pushed an older adult to the ground. The investigation is ongoing.

Officers arrested a man for assault IV after he slammed a woman's head to the ground in the 7000 block of Southwest Baylor Street. The incident occurred after the woman and her roommate had told him to leave their apartment and walked outside to check he had left the area.   

Officers responded to a report of a theft in progress at a store in the 9400 block of Southwest Washington Square Road involving a man stealing backpacks, merchandise, and Nike shoes. He was located entering another store and arrested for shoplifting and on six outstanding warrants.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Officers took a report of an unlocked car parked on Southwest McFarland Boulevard near Bull Mountain Road that was broken into. A wallet containing cash, backpack and computer were among the items stolen.

Officers responded to a report from the manager of a restaurant who said a man who had been trespassed that day had returned. He was given another warning not to come back.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Officers took a report from a woman who said her home was burglarized while she was away in the 8900 block of Southwest Cortland Lane. The rear sliding glass door was shattered, and jewelry and a gun were stolen. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 7700 block of Southwest Pfaffle Street. A woman assaulted her boyfriend in front of a 6-month-old baby. The family was assisted with a safety plan and the Department of Human Services was contacted regarding the child.

Officers took a report of a catalytic converter theft in the 14600 block of Southwest 76th Avenue. In a separate case, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Sprinter van in a business parking lot in the 15300 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway.

Friday, Aug. 20

Officers responded to a report of a man seen flashing what appeared to be a gun in his waistband near a business in the 11700 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The gun was determined to be an Airsoft pistol. He was warned about the dangers of showing a realistic-looking gun in public and said he would get rid of it.

Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter caught at a store in the 9300 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. The man had nine outstanding warrants and was arrested.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a commercial property in the 7300 block of Southwest Bonita Road. A subject broke into the electrical room, pulled meters and turned off power. They were confronted by another person in the building and took off running. A lengthy K-9 track was conducted in the area, but the suspect was not found.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Officers responded to the report of a burglary at a business under construction in the 15600 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway. A man was seen on video trying to get into the front of the building and possibly a construction trailer. A containment area was set up and K-9 track conducted, but law enforcement was unable to immediately locate the suspect.

Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash on Southwest Pacific Highway near 72nd Avenue. A woman with her two children in the car was rear-ended by another driver, who made a U-turn and drove away. Surveillance footage in the area is being reviewed.

Officers responded to a report from a man who said he was punched and kicked by a relative. The aggressor was arrested for assault IV and menacing (domestic violence).

Sunday, Aug. 22

Officers responded to a report of a large gathering of 50 to 100 cars with several people in each car doing burnouts and donuts in the parking lot of a business in the 11600 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. Employees wanted to them to leave, and they initially refused. They eventually left after law enforcement's arrival.

Officers responded to a report of a fight on Southwest 69th Avenue near Beveland Street. The victim was confronted and assaulted at a bus stop by an unknown man making racial slurs. The victim pepper-sprayed the suspect, who ran off. It was learned the man was at a nearby home and had mental health concerns. A clinician with the Mental Health Response Team evaluated the circumstances and suspect's history, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officers responded to a report of another fight in the 12400 block of Southwest North Dakota Street. One victim needed medical attention and the suspect, who was intoxicated, was cited for assault.

Officers responded to a report of a large party that turned into a fight near Southwest Wilton Avenue and Ashbury Lane. Witnesses reported 10 to 15 people were there, and some had bottles they were throwing or hitting others with. Most participants scattered when law enforcement arrived and there were no victims located.

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.


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