Southeast Crime: Police deal with dysfunctional roommates

Aggravated Assault
Anglesea St., 400 block, July 1, 10:50 p.m. Two roommates argued over $600 owed. According to one of the roommates, the other began hitting him in the face and then put a knife to his throat and said, “I should kill you.” Police arrested the man.
North Luzerne Ave., 400 block, July 2, 5 p.m. A woman reported that an ex-roommate stopped by to see if there was any mail for her. An argument escalated, and the ex-roommate then raked a knife down the woman’s body and held it to her chin. The ex-roommate also took an iPod. Police arrested her.
N. Curley St., unit block, July 2, 11:50 p.m. Two women fought over faithfulness in a relationship. One of the women reported that the other scratched her in the neck and face and also choked her.
Hudson St., 6600 block, July 3, 1:22 a.m. A landlord reported that he and a woman argued about rent money. The woman hit him with a baseball bat. Police reported that another tenant witnessed the fight and disarmed the woman, who was arrested.
Fairmount Ave., 3500 block, July 3, 11:30 a.m. A man and another man got into a fight because the first man had an affair with the second’s girlfriend. The first man allegedly bit the second man on the forearm and face.
N. Montford Ave., 600 block, July 4, 12:30 a.m. Responding to a threat in progress call, officers found a woman who said that she told a man to get off her steps. The man came back with a vodka bottle and threatened to beat her with it. According to police, the court commissioner refused to issue a warrant.
S. Haven St., 200 block, July 5, 2:37 a.m. A man reported that he was at a bar talking to an unknown female friend. Another man approached, and the first man told him that the woman was at the bar with him. The man left, after punching the victim in the face and stomping on him. The victim needed 7 stitches in his eye and eight in his hand.
E. Lombard St., 4200 block, July 5, 4:15 a.m. A woman reported that she got into an argument with her boyfriend, and that he bit her on both arms, drawing blood. A warrant was issued.
O’Donnell St., 6700 block, July 5, 4:41 a.m. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend knocked on her door and caused a commotion outside. When she confronted him, he attacked her and attempted to force her into his vehicle. A warrant was issued.
Ballou Ct., 300 block, July 5, 4:45 a.m. A woman reported waking up to find her ex-boyfriend’s hands around her throat. She tried to get away and he slapped her. He then tried to cut her with a kitchen knife, and cut her hand when she tried to disarm him. A warrant was issued.
Dundalk Ave., 1700 block, July 7, 2:50 a.m. A woman said that she argued with a man who then hit her in the back of the head with a bag of beer bottles and punched her in the face. The man was arrested.

Aliceanna St., 1700 block, July 3, 10:50 p.m. A man said that while walking the block, an unknown man approached him, punched him in the face, and took his wallet.
Eastern Ave., 1700 block, July 3, 11:30 p.m. A man said that while he was walking, other men approached and assaulted him, and fled with his wallet.
Pulaski Hwy., 2800 block, July 4, 2:50 a.m. A man reported that he was sitting in his car and noticed a group of other men standing nearby. They approached and pulled him from his car. One held him while the other went through his belongings and took his property. Police later stopped the suspects on the 200 block of N. Linwood Ave. The victim identified them, and they were arrested.
Eastern Ave., 6300 block, July 4, 5:22 a.m. A clerk reported that a man wearing a black mask entered the store and pointed a shotgun at him. He demanded the money from the register, which the clerk provided. The man fled.

S. Clinton St., 100 block, July 1, 12:00 a.m. While a woman was sleeping in her home, suspects entered through a rear door and took a 2009 Scion, her purse, credit cards, money, TV, Nintendo Wii, and other items, total value $15,582.
E. Baltimore St., 2000 block, July 1, 6:40 a.m. A man told police he was sleeping on the coach when he heard his front door handle jiggle. He ran to barricade the door and screamed that the police were on the way. After attempting to kick down the door, the two suspects fled.
S. East Ave., 200 block, July 1, 9:55 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm call and met a complainant who said that he and his family had returned home to find the rear door open. The door had been pried open and an iPad was taken.
McElderry St., 2900 block, July 1, 6 p.m. A woman returned home to find her rear window AC unit kicked in and her upstairs bedroom ransacked. Two TVs, a Playstation, and money were taken.
N. Milton Ave., 500 block, July 1, 6 p.m. A suspect broke in to a location and stole tools.
Bank St., 1300 block, July 2, 12:10 a.m. A suspect entered a bar by unknown means and attempted to remove a safe containing $3,000. The suspects abandoned the safe, and it was recovered.
S. Milton Ave., 500 block, July 2, 8:30 a.m. A woman returned home to find her front door and rear door unlocked. $1,500 in electronics, including a laptop, iPad, and camera, were taken.
S. Linwood Ave., 700 block, July 3, 4:30 p.m. A suspect or suspects attempted to pry open a rear door, but were unsuccessful. They broke the rear window instead and took a nail gun and a radio.
N. Decker Ave., unit block, July 3, 11:40 p.m. A man told police he awoke to a noise and saw a shovel stuck in his rear window. No entry was made.
Fagley St., 200 block, July  4, 3 p.m. A man said that he returned home to the room he rents and found property missing. There were no signs of forced entry.
S. Ellwood Ave., 200 block, July 5, 11:02 p.m. An unknown suspect used a sharp object to pry open a rear window. The victim was home at the time and thought that the noise had come from his roommate. An iPod and laptop were missing.
N. Potomac St., unit block, July 6, 6 a.m. A woman left for work, leaving her rear door unlocked. Upon returning home, she found that approximately $4,000 in jewelry, electronics, and clothing had been stolen.
E. Baltimore St., 2900 block, July 6, 9:45 a.m. A woman returned home. She had possibly left her rear door unlocked, and electronics were missing. A large TV was in a bag on her kitchen table, and another TV was in the yard.
N. Luzerne Ave., 100 block, July 6, 8 p.m. A woman returned home from walking her dogs and found that her rear door had somehow been unlocked. A bicycle, laptop, jewelry, and keys to her vehicle were taken. her vehicle was parked a half block away. Also taken was a bottle of vodka, which the suspect apparently downed in her yard.

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