THE COP SHOP
Dog Park Warning
A car burglar did his thing at the Wiggly Field Dog Park Saturday evening, smashing a car window and taking a woman's handbag. The park is a great place to let your dog run and play with other dogs the same size. There is a nice parking lot and fenced and gated areas for different sized dogs.
But the park is secluded. It is surrounded on three sides by woods, the parking lot is not visible from the fenced areas. Thieves have hidden in those woods and waited until no one was looking to steal anything of value from the vehicles parked there. Police patrol the area but officers can't be there all the time. If you take your dog there to play leave anything valuable, especially your purse, at home. Locking your car is not enough. They simply break your window and take what they want.
2500 block of Stella Street - Police responding to a call about a large number of people fighting at an apartment complex made several arrests Sunday evening. They had just cleared the call when they were sent back because a woman called and said several women returned to the area and ganged up on her. One of them kicked her in the face, she said. The other women were gone by the time the officers returned.
2700 block of University Drive - Store loss prevention officers called police for help about 4 p.m. Sunday after a woman tried to leave the large store without paying for a 55-inch-screen TV. The woman fought with them and drove away, leaving the TV and other stolen items in the parking lot. Police found the woman and arrested her for theft.
100 block of Cardinal Street - A woman reported that she left her cell phone charging at a church Sunday afternoon and when she returned for it, the phone was gone.
7500 block of Teasley Lane - A woman reported that someone stole her cell phone Saturday evening while she was participating in the Relay For Life cancer fundraiser.
1500 block of North I35 - A man got himself into trouble early Sunday after coming to the scene of where his daughter was being arrested for driving without a license. The 43-year-old man admitted that he knew his daughter was driving the vehicle without a license. The vehicle was being impounded because there was no insurance on it, and the man asked to get his work tools out before it was towed away. But when he learned that he was being arrested for allowing an unlicensed driver behind the wheel, he became angry. He broke out two windows with a trimmer and fought with officers trying to take him into custody. He was taken to jail along with his daughter on charges of public intoxication, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
700 block of Fort Worth Drive - A 22-year-old man called police about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, saying he believed his roommate was going to kill him. He admitted to taking prescription medications and drinking beer. Arriving officers found the man to be hallucinating and mentally disturbed, according to the report. There were two unloaded shotguns on the floor. The man agreed to go to a local hospital for evaluation.