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This week's calls include: auto theft, interrupted; a disastrous attempt to flee police; and a child left in the car.

Monday, Sept. 20

A driver on Highway 217 reported another driver merged into his lane and hit the front of his car, pushing him into the jersey barrier. The driver who hit him stopped briefly, then left the scene. Officers responded and spoke with witnesses, but the hit-and-run driver was not immediately located.

A man woke up to find a car jack on the underside of his Toyota Prius in the 15300 block of Southwest Empire Terrace. Officers believe it was an attempted catalytic converter theft that was interrupted.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

A caller reported seeing a juvenile with a gun inside a car in the 10800 block of Southwest Walnut Street with several people in the vicinity. Responding officers found the juvenile was in possession of two guns with ammunition. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and was taken to a juvenile detention center. His parents were contacted, and the case has been forwarded to the ATF.

A man reported losing money in a scam, where he paid money to someone he thought was an immigration attorney through Facebook. The man also sent copies of Social Security cards, tax records and other sensitive documents before realizing it was a scam.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

A caller reported following a suspected impaired driver near Southwest Pacific Highway and 69th Avenue. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUII after the responding officer determined he was under the influence of a drug.

Store employees in the 9700 block of Southwest Washington Square Road reported customers stealing merchandise worth more than $1,000. The case remains open.

Thursday, Sept. 23

A homeowner who was out of state reported he could see two people inside his house on his Ring camera. Offices arrived at the home in the 13200 block of Southwest Hazelcrest Way and found it ransacked but empty. A K-9 track was conducted, but it turned out the footage was recorded a couple of hours before officers were notified. No arrests have yet been made.

A driver led officers on a chase before crashing through a gate and into a ditch. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted and all three people inside the car were detained. The driver, who initially gave a fake name to police, had a felony warrant out for her arrest and was taken to jail on several charges. One of the passengers also had a warrant and was taken to jail. The second passenger was released.

Friday, Sept. 24

A caller reported a car crashed into a light post in the 14300 block of Southwest Barrows Road. The responding officer determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUII, reckless driving and criminal mischief.

A woman who appeared to be intoxicated was walking on Southwest Scholls Ferry Road near 121st Avenue and was nearly hit by a car. A family member of the woman had been in touch with a crisis line regarding statements she made about killing herself. An officer and a clinician with the Mental Health Response Team was asked by the Crisis Team to follow up with the woman. She was ultimately taken to the hospital for an evaluation on a director's mental health hold for her safety.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Two cars were entered and damaged at a dealership on Southwest 66th Avenue near Franklin Street. Officers will review available surveillance to identify suspect(s).

A caller reported a 3-year-old child was left alone inside a car in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 13600 block of Southwest Pacific Highway for 15 to 20 minutes. An officer spoke with the child's father when he returned to the car and advised him that he can't leave his young child alone while he shops. The case was forwarded to DHS for review.

Sunday, Sept. 26

A woman sitting at a bus stop had water splashed on her by another woman whom she did not know. The subject who splashed the water is well known to officers and struggles with ongoing mental health concerns. The circumstances of the call did not meet the requirements for a mental health hold. The woman was cited.

Officers assisted with a death investigation in the 13600 block of Southwest Hillshire Drive involving an 86-year-old woman who likely passed away from natural and/or medical causes.

A man reported being punched in the face by a driver who stopped as the man was about to cross the street on foot near Southwest Pacific Highway and 72nd Avenue. The case remains 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.


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