Police responded to a call Aug. 29 at Giant Eagle, Bradshaw Avenue, of an elderly woman who had a bowel movement while walking from the front of the store to the restroom area. Employees stated it took some time to get the area sanitary. EMTs were called, however the woman refused treatment.
On Aug. 29, police confiscated a 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun from an Ambrose Avenue residence after an unnamed male discovered it while cleaning out a closet. The man, who identified himself to police as a convicted felon, said he was cleaning out the vacated house and immediately alerted authorities once he discovered the gun. According to reports, the gun was missing the stock portion and was inoperable.
A female caller reported Aug. 29 the theft of a front license plate from her vehicle. She was advised to contact the BMV.
Ronald A. Hayes, West 6th Street, reported Aug. 28 that a male known to him had borrowed his vehicle to use for work but now refused to return it despite several attempts by Hayes to contact him. Police did make contact with the individual and the vehicle was returned.
Sara Welsh, no address listed, reported Aug. 28 the theft of her purse, which included an iPhone 5S, medication, and a wallet with personal items, from her vehicle while it was parked along Market Street. Surveillance footage from the Hot Dog Shoppe, where Welsh had stopped for lunch, showed a vehicle pulling alongside her parked vehicle. The footage shows the male driver and his female passenger exiting and having a brief discussion before the male opens the front passenger door of the Welsh vehicle and takes an item. He then opens the rear passenger door and is shown taking another item. The two individuals then quickly return to their vehicle and leave the scene, the report states, A vehicle matching the description was pulled over later that day by a Liverpool Township officer. The occupants, a male and a female, both named in the report, also matched the description, including the clothing they were wearing. According to reports, the two stated they were in the Market Street area because both had family living in the downtown. However, nothing denoted missing in the report was discovered within the vehicle. Pictures of the individuals were taken and both were advised that detectives soon would be contacting them.
Employees at Smith Oil, St. Clair Avenue, reported Aug. 27 the driver of a silver Volkswagen, last seen traveling toward the downtown, drove off without paying for $11 in gasoline.
Child services was contacted after a small child, no age specified, was discovered Aug. 24 attempting to cross Dresden Avenue in the area of Grant Street. The child, according to reports, was trying to go to the store to get candy. She was unable to give her name or those of her parents and was taken to the police department where she was provided some treats and cartoons while officers attempted to locate her parents. According to reports, officer Shawn Long went door-to-door in the area where the child was found, finally locating the mother at a Norton Street address. The mother, identified in the report as Angel Ours, said she was not aware the girl was missing. The report stated Ours "appeared unconcerned and stated the child has only been gone about half-an-hour." When told by officers the child had been with them for two hours, the mother stated she believed the child to be with her grandmother in the upstairs of the residence. The mother was advised that children services would be contacting her.
Police received a call Aug. 22 from a unnamed male stating he was robbed of an Ohio State jersey by a male last seen running south on College Street.
Corey McQueen, no address listed, was cited Aug. 22 for a left of center violation and driving with an expired license following a traffic stop along Dresden Avenue.
An officer responded Aug. 21 to a Globe Street residence following a report of damage to a garage door.
Joshua K. Lamp, no address listed, reported Aug. 16 his wallet, which included his identification and a bank card, was removed from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked along Morton Street.
Brian Mercer, no address listed, reported Aug. 15 his iPhone 5S with a green/gray OtterBox cover was taken from his vehicle while it was parked at AutoZone, West 3rd Street.
An officer on duty at Heights Manor, North Shady Lane Drive, reported Aug. 22 seeing an individual on the facility's no trespassing list enter building 390. According to the report, a female residing at the apartment did not cooperate with the officer and was advised she may face eviction for having the individual in her residence.
Tony L. Hilton, Mapletree Street, reported Aug. 30 the theft of a stereo from his residence. He stated his landlord advised him the back door to the residence was open, and upon returning home he discovered the door had been pried open. Hilton reported he was renting the stereo from Aaron's.