S. Chester St., 500 block, May 24, 1:30 a.m. The victim said that he was walking in the block when the suspects approached. One punched him in the head and took his cell phone. They fled.
Bank St., 2000 block, May 24, 10:30 p.m. The victim said that she had just bought pizza and was walking when the three suspects approached. One told her that he wanted her phone; another hit her in the face. They took her property and fled.
Eastern Ave., 4000 block, May 28, 12:35 a.m. Upon arrival for a reported shoplifter, the officer saw the suspect fighting with store staff. Investigation revealed that the suspect had grabbed a large soda, opened it, started to drink it, and tried to leave. When the manager grabbed him, he began punching her repeatedly.
Brentwood Ave., 6700 block, May 29, 12:38 p.m. Two men entered the store at the same time. One went to the counter and started a conversation; the other grabbed a bag of Jolly Ranchers and put it in his pocket. He then grabbed a soda and paid for the soda only. The reporting person observed the theft on surveillance footage, and went after the suspect, who pulled a knife on him. The reporting person then grabbed a baseball bat and demanded the money for the candy. The report ends here.
Granby St., 900 block, May 30, 4:09 p.m. The victim was walking when a juvenile walking with a couple others walked up, put a gun in her face, mumbled something to her, and then told her to “Drop it.” She handed him her phone and the suspects fled. While an area canvass was being done with the victim, word came through of a second robbery with suspects of the same description. The suspect was observed fleeing toward Pleasant View Gardens and throwing a gun, which was determined to be a BB gun. He was arrested.
E. Fairmount Ave., 1500 block, May 30, 4:20 p.m. The suspect, who had apparently been observed in the above incident, came upon the victim, who was standing by his car. The juvenile suspect, who was accompanied by another juvenile, produced a gun. The suspects demanded the victim’s property. The victim handed them $20, but hesitated when they demanded his phone. At this point, the second juvenile said that he also had a gun and would shoot the victim. The victim used an opportunity to flee and called police. The suspect with the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun, was arrested.
S. Broadway, 200 block, May 31, 10:01 p.m. Officers on patrol observed the victim chasing three juvenile suspects because she believed a robbery had just taken place. The juveniles, two male and one female, were observed fleeing with the victim’s cell phone. They were passing it amongst themselves; the female juvenile eventually threw it to the ground. Two of the suspects were taken into custody; one of the male juveniles escaped. The phone was recovered.
Mason Ct., 200 block, May 24, 11 a.m. While the complainant was out, some unknown suspects had kicked her front door, causing damage. A group of juveniles advised that four “people” had been kicking her door. No entry was made; no property was taken.
S. High St., unit block, May 26, 4:40 a.m. Police responded to an alarm call and found the side window broken out with a rock and various doors open or ajar. The building was cleared by officers, who found it to be empty of suspects. The building manager responded and reported that various electronics were missing.
S. Ponca St., 1000 block, May 27, 2:55 a.m. The reporting officer responded in reference to an alarm, and observed the front window was broken. Security footage showed a man peeking in the windows and then breaking out the window with a rock. He was seen smashing the register open and frequently wiping his hands with a rag. The report ends here, but notes that a man was arrested in connection with the incident.
N. Lakewood Ave., 400 block, May 28, 2 p.m. The reporting person said that the property owner had allowed him to stay at the property while he rehabs it. The reporting person reported that he came back after being gone all day and found the front basement window broken out. Taken were three white counter tops, various tools, five cans of paint, PVC pipes, a bathroom cabinet, and two boxes of various electrical tools.
Eastern Ave., 1800 block, May 28, 1 p.m. The owner of the location called police upon finding the front door to the apartment damaged. He reported that the former tenants had just moved out and returned the key to him. No property was taken.
Dundalk Ave., 1100 block, May 29, 1:24 a.m. The victim was home when she heard the sound of a man coughing and talking in her basement. The suspect had entered through a possibly unlocked rear door; there were no signs of forced entry. He attempted to enter the first floor, breaking the chain lock of the basement door. He got no further because the victim had blocked the door with a cart.
Eastern Ave., 1600 block, May 28, 10:32 a.m. Four males attempted to force entry into the restaurant, which had poor quality video of them walking up to the store before the cable was cut. They attempted to force the door handle, which was cracked and pushed in, but didn’t make entry.