02/10 - Criminal Mischief $50 to $500 - 600 block of Ruth Drive: At 1:49 p.m. an officer responded to a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that one of her window screens had been damaged by some juvenile suspects known to the victim's child. The same suspects damaged a neighbor's 2007 Toyota truck by scratching it with an plastic eating utensil and punching a dent into it. The window screen damage was estimated at $59 and the truck damage at $1,200. The case remains open for further investigation.
02/11 - Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (Felon) - 7200 block of I-20 Service Road: At 3:01 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver, a 17 year old male, was in possession of a 9mm handgun and ammunition. The driver was cited for three traffic violations (speeding, no drivers license, and no insurance) and released to a family member at the scene, but the firearm was held for safe keeping pending further investigation. It was determined later that the driver is in fact a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a handgun. An arrest warrant will be issued.
02/11 - Assault by Contact - 700 block of Woodland Court: At 8:14 p.m. a 45 year old female came to the police department to report a threatened assault. The female stated that she and her husband had been in an argument at their home on Woodland Court and that he had threatened to strike her. Upon contacting the 55 year old husband at the residence it was determined that the female had been the aggressor and had attempted to strike the male. When he blocked the punch she then spit on him. The male's account was confirmed by a 15 year old child who was at the home during the incident. The female was cited for the assault by contact.
02/12 - Possession of a Controlled Substance (1 to 4 grams) - 5600 block of I-20 Service Road: At 12:42 a.m. an officer stopped a 4 door Mercedes for a traffic violation. The 31 year old driver appeared nervous and could not produce a drivers license. He verbally identified himself to the officer with a name that later turned out to be false. The passenger, a 22 year old female, appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Both subjects had outstanding warrants and were arrested. The driver had already given verbal consent for a vehicle search before the warrant check. The officer subsequently found methamphetamine and related paraphernalia in a bag in the car. Both subjects were transported to the municipal jail for booking.
02/12 - Demented Person - 400 block of Rolanda Road: At 4:04 p.m. officers were dispatched to the location for a complaint of a resident being threatened by a female. The female had gotten into an argument with a male at the residence of her ex-husband. She threatened the male, who was a guest at the home, with a knife and was acting in a bizarre manner. She began to damage the home, creating a disturbance in the process. The female, who is known to officers to suffer from mental health issues, was transported to JPS Hospital for an emergency mental detention.
02/13 - Found Property - 400 block of Municipal Drive: At 3:30 p.m. an officer discovered a cell phone in a patrol unit floorboard. It was determined that the phone belonged to the female from the call on Rolanda Road the day before. The cell phone had been placed in the vehicle during the detention but the transporting officer was not aware of it and did not release it with her at the hospital. The officer attempted to contact the female without success. The phone was placed in the property room per policy to be held until the female can be contacted to pick it up.
02/14 - Credit/Debit Card Abuse - 900 block of Shady Bend: At 2:13 p.m. a victim reported to an officer that her credit card information had been used to purchase items in excess of $8,000 without her knowledge and permission. Upon contacting her bank it was determined that additional purchases in excess of $9,000 had been declined. The purchases and attempted purchases took place in Maryland. The victim had no idea who the suspect(s) could be. The victim was provided an identity theft packet and instructed to contact the local police authorities in Maryland to file a report.