S. Eaton St., 500 block, Dec. 3, 10:59 p.m. A man reported that while he was walking, three male suspects approached. One hit him in the face, knocking off his glasses. The other two suspects joined in when the victim started defending himself. The victim fell, and the suspects took his property.
N. Broadway, 100 block, Dec. 4, 11:57 p.m. A woman said that she was going home from work when a suspect wearing a mask came behind her, put a gun to her head, and said, “Kick that [expletive] out.” He removed the cell phone from her hand and fled.
N. Highland Ave., 100 block, Dec. 5, 4:50 a.m. A man stated that while he was on the block, two suspects approached. One, with dreadlocks, told him “Don’t be stupid” and took his money. The same suspects allegedly robbed another victim at the same place and time.
S. Castle St., 200 block, Dec. 5, 10:45 a.m. A woman said that as she got out of her car, a man grabbed and pulled her out and to the ground, reached in her car, took her purse, and fled. She was not injured.
Foster Ave., 2400 block, Dec. 6, 8:15 a.m. A man said that while walking, three men wearing ski masks approached. One pointed a black handgun at him and said, “Give me your money.” The victim emptied his pockets; the suspects removed his backpack and fled.
S. Regester St., 200 block, Dec. 6, 9:15 p.m. A man told police that two men wearing hoodies approached him from behind, and one removed his wallet. They fled.
E. Baltimore St., 800 block, Dec. 7, 6:15 p.m. A teenager said that while he was walking, the male suspect approached and asked if he wanted to buy “weed.” The suspect then asked to use his phone. After making a few calls, the suspect told the victim “this is took,” meaning that he was taking the phone. Angered, the victim balled his hand into a fist, but the suspect stated, “Don’t try it; I’ll whip it out on you.” Believing the suspect may have had a weapon, the victim let him walk away with his phone.
S. Kresson St., 900 block, Dec. 8, 1:50 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm call, but arrived to find a secured gate. An employee of the business eventually met the officers, and led them to the security office, where the security guard was face down on the floor with his hands and feet duct taped. The guard told police that two men had forced their way in and displayed guns. They took his work phone. The report ends here.
E. Fayette St., 2900 block, Dec. 8, 3:41 a.m. Police arrived to see a man and woman fighting. The man fled and escaped police. The woman told police that he had taken her purse. During the struggle, she said, she had pulled a small knife and possibly cut the man. She was uninjured and recovered her property.
Gough St., 3500 block, Dec. 8, 12:35 p.m. A man told police that while walking, a suspect approached and asked for a cigarette. The victim responded “no,” and the suspect pulled out a boxcutter knife. At that point, two other suspects approached the victim, and a fight began. The victim sustained cuts to his face. During the struggle, his wallet fell out of his pocket. The first suspect picked it up, and the three teenage male suspects fled.
Marne Ave., 6600 block, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. A man reported that someone shattered the glass to his side door and opened it. Once inside, the suspect took a black DVD player, $100, and a bottle of Bacardi.
N. Kenwood Ave., 200 block, Dec. 2, 9:10 a.m. A neighbor reported seeing two men open the house’s front window. The responding officer crawled in through the front window and secured the property. As a TV stand made entry very difficult, the responding officer did not believe that the suspects actually entered the property. The owner was in another state at the time.
Eastern Ave., 2500 block, Dec. 3, 8 a.m. A suspect forced entry through a rear window and took an XBox.
N. Streeper St., 100 block, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. A suspect broke a rear window to gain access and took a couple televisions.
N. Linwood Ave., unit block, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. A woman reported returning home to find her alley window pushed up and rear door unlocked. Two TVs and some costume jewelry were taken; the suspect or suspects left some property in the alley, and she recovered it.
N. Belnord Ave., 200 block, Dec. 4, 7:30 a.m. A man said that he came home to find the rear door kicked in. A TV, video game system, and games were taken.
Jefferson St., 2600 block, Dec. 4, 8 a.m. A woman reported that she came home to find her rear door unlocked and various electronics stolen from upstairs bedrooms. It is believed that she had left her rear door unlocked.
O’Donnell St., 6600 block, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m. The victim returned home to find her front door damaged around the lock and her television set missing.
E. Fayette St., 2500 block, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute. The suspect observed the officers and fled. He tried to kick in a door to a vacant property to escape. The noise alerted the police, who captured him.