Police were dispatched to the Maple Avenue home of Anita Kavanagh at 7:10 a.m. July 6. A neighbor had noticed a swastika spray-painted on her front porch between 4 and 5 a.m., notified her and covered it with a piece of cardboard for her.
Chance Osborn came to the station at 8:30 p.m. July 5 and reported that a 12-gauge H&R shotgun had been stolen from his Clark Avenue home between noon July 4 and 8 p.m. July 5.
While on patrol on 18th Street at 8 p.m. July 5, police conducted a traffic stop on a green sedan in Independence Square for failing to stop at the stop sign at 18th and Commerce streets. The driver, Benny Eastham, stated he did not have a license and handed the officer a state I.D. card. Confirming a suspension with dispatch, the officer cited Eastham for driving under suspension and the stop sign violation. The vehicle was released to its owner, the passenger.
Scott Deitch of Henry Avenue reported at 2 p.m. July 3 that between midnight and 5 a.m. that day, a Garmin GPS, a case of Dr. Pepper and three phone chargers had been stolen from his unlocked 2011 Chevrolet Impala.
An officer on patrol conducted a stop at 6:59 p.m. July 3, on a blue Ford Focus at Seventh Street and Main for excessively dark window tint. While speaking with the driver, Anthony Powell of Chester Avenue, the officer noted a smell of marijuana from inside the vehicle, and Powell confirmed he had smoked a gram minutes beforehand. He also admitted to not wearing his seat belt. A search of the vehicle turned up two baggies of suspected marijuana under the driver's seat. The car was impounded, and Powell was taken to the station, where he was cited for OVI, window tint and no seat belt, and charged with drug abuse.
Officers were dispatched at 5:44 p.m. July 3 to the Lincoln Avenue residence of Alexandria Mason, who told officers that her child's father, Neil Blubaugh of Beaver Falls, had threatened to kill her a week prior if she filed for child support from him. Mason was concerned because Blubaugh was to be served the following day. Mason was advised on how to file a protection order and told to contact police if he threatened her again or showed up at her residence.