A squirrely situation for Woodbury policeThings got hairy last month for Woodbury police investigating a possible burglary.
Things got hairy last month for Woodbury police investigating a possible burglary.
Police were called Feb. 24 to a residence in the 2200 block of Cameron Drive for a report of a possible burglary from a homeowner who had been gone for the past week.
Police found damaged window screens at the house, according to a Woodbury police report. Investigation of the scene revealed the damage was done by a squirrel that had entered the house through the chimney and was attempting to escape through the home’s widows. The squirrel was removed from the home without injury, police reported.
In other Woodbury news:
Thieves apparently decided last month that if they couldn’t get easy access to the inside of a vehicle, they would take what they could from the outside.
According to a Woodbury police report, thieves siphoned off $50 worth of gasoline from a locked vehicle parked at a residence in the 200 block of Pendryn Hill Alcove.
The gas theft was from one of three vehicles tampered with in the incident.
The stereo faceplate from a second vehicle was stolen and a third vehicle showed evidence of being rummaged through. Both of those vehicles were unlocked.
No suspects were identified.
February fireworks draw attention
A burst of fireworks last month caused some alarm in a Woodbury neighborhood.
An officer on patrol at 10:27 p.m. Feb. 18 on Settlers Ridge Drive saw a “very large” fireworks burst directly in front of him. Two minutes later, police received a call from a resident in the area complaining of possible gunshots.
The officer checked the area and found a Sandstone Drive residence with people in the driveway around a bonfire. Juveniles were seen scurrying inside the house. The officer asked the man if he knew about the fireworks that were seen going off next to his house.
The man, who the officer said “had a very poor attitude,” denied seeing any fireworks.
“I asked him how people sleeping two blocks away could hear it, but he could not while standing in his driveway right next to where it went off,” the report states.
The man again denied involvement, turned his back and walked off from the officer.
No further fireworks reports were received that night.