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This week's calls include: harassment of a tenant, a flipped car and a stolen axe.

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.

Monday, Jan. 3

A man reported cash was stolen from his home while he was in the hospital. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is continuing.

A welfare check was called in for a man who was trying to jump in front of cars near Southwest Bonita Road and 74th Avenue. Officers learned he was intoxicated, and his wife was trying to get him home. Officers momentarily blocked traffic and helped them get home safely.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

A burglary was reported at a home off Southwest Brittany Drive and 135th Avenue. A man was seen on surveillance video trying to get into the backyard while the residents were out of state. Then, a neighbor around the corner caught the suspect in their car and confronted him. Officers charged the man on two counts.

A person reported being sexually harassed by an employee of their apartment complex. The investigation is open.

A domestic disturbance was reported at a hotel in the 11400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. Witnesses heard yelling and screaming, but responding officers learned one of the people has autism and was having an outburst related to that neurological developmental disability.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

A stolen car was found flipped on its side and on fire in a parking lot in the 10200 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. The car was abandoned when officers arrived, and a suspect was not immediately located or identified.

Officers responded to a two-car crash on Southwest Pacific Highway near School Street. No one was hurt, but one of the drivers was arrested for DUII and had a blood alcohol content of 0.20% — more than twice the legal limit.

A coin-operated dryer was stolen from the community laundry room at an apartment complex in the 11100 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard

Thursday, Jan. 6

Employees of a store in the 14800 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway reported two people stole items, then left in a car. Officers pulled them over and learned one had an active arrest warrant. They were both charged with first-degree theft and were taken to jail.

While handling the above call, loss prevention employees at a store in the 9700 block of Southwest Washington Square Road reported a shoplifter who was in custody. The man had several warrants for his arrest in Oregon and California and was taken to jail.

A man was arrested for violating a restraining order in the area of Southwest Snowdale Street. Witnesses heard a lot of screaming, and the man initially ran from officers, but he was quickly taken into custody.

Friday, Jan. 7

A man robbed a bank in the 11600 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. There was no weapon and the suspect left in what turned out to be a stolen car. Detectives responded and the investigation is ongoing.

Callers reported a person in an apparent mental health crisis at a grocery store in the 11500 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The Mental Health Response Team was called to the scene and the person was taken to the hospital for an evaluation on a police officer's hold.

Saturday, Jan. 8

A customer at a restaurant in the 11400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway was refusing to leave, knocking over ashtrays and being verbally aggressive towards other patrons and staff. He decided to leave after he learned officers had been called.

A man and woman stole merchandise from a store in the 9400 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. When an officer contacted them, the man ran off but was quickly located. Officers learned he had a felony warrant out for his arrest and he was taken to jail.

Witnesses reported an animated man swinging an axe and threatening cars in the roadway near Southwest 72nd Avenue and Dartmouth Street. When the man saw a responding officer, he dropped the axe, which officers later learned had been stolen from a nearby store. He was charged with theft and disorderly conduct.

Sunday, Jan. 9

A counterfeit operation was discovered in a hotel room in the 11700 block of Southwest 69th Avenue. Two women were charged with criminal possession of a forging device and were taken to jail.

A woman reported being the victim of a sex crime. Detectives are investigating the case.

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