Police reports: Dumpster arson suspected, guinea pig saved, putter swiped from pro shopWoodbury police reports for May 17 to May 22.
A resident in the 2100 block of Eagle Trace Lane reported a residential burglary May 17. The complainant came home to find her front door had been forced open. After police arrived, it was determined jewelry and a laptop computer had been stolen. Evidence was collected.
Police responded May 17 to Crosswinds School, 600 Weir Drive, for a theft report. A male student reported his iPod was stolen. A teacher had spotted him with it and made the student turn it over. The iPod was placed on the teacher’s desk but disappeared at some point during class. The school principal addressed the class and demanded that the guilty party return the device. It was not returned.
A guest at the Red Roof Inn, 1806 Wooddale Drive, reported May 17 that someone was attempting to steal his trailer. The complainant, a transient from Tennessee, saw someone backing a van up next to his trailer. He confronted the man, who argued with him. Police caught up with the suspect, who said he was attempting to hitch up the trailer at a friend’s request. The suspect’s van did not have any equipment to hook a trailer, police reported. No arrests were made.
A resident in the 3400 block of Churchill Drive reported May 18 that his vehicle had been entered. A garage door opener, $10 in loose change and a multi-tool were taken.
Police were called May 18 to the U.S. Post Office, 7595 Currell Blvd., for an unruly customer who was refusing to leave. The woman was gone when police arrived.
Firefighters and police responded to a fire call May 18 at 3515 Rae Court. A small fire started there after something was plugged into an electrical outlet. The fire was out when authorities arrived.
A Dumpster caught fire May 19 in the 2100 block of Eagle Creek Lane behind Angelina’s Kitchen. The case was later classified as arson.
A resident in the 2400 block of Fieldstone Curve reported May 19 that about 1,000 bees flew into his yard and gathered on a tree there. An officer responded, found the bees and estimated that there were between 500 and 1,000 of them. The officer contacted a Washington County worker with expertise in bees. A local beekeeper was sent to the scene.
A resident in the 4600 block of Cottage Grove Driver reported May 19 that he found the catalytic converter cut out of his pickup truck. Loss: $2,000.
Police were called May 19 a residence on Bailey Ridge Draw for a burglary report. A woman there said she came home from a walk and found another woman stealing beer inside her garage. Police located the suspect, a Maplewood woman, near her house. She was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary.
A resident in the 1500 block of Parkwood Drive reported May 20 that her vehicle, a 2002 Jeep Liberty, was stolen from the parking lot at her residence. A second person at the residence also reported her vehicle was stolen from the parking lot. In that instance, a key was left inside the vehicle. The two stolen vehicles were found unoccupied in a neighboring area. Police found items inside that did not belong to the vehicles’ owners, including a cellphone was determined stolen from a vehicle parked at an underground garage at the Parkwood Drive residence.
Police were called May 20 to Public Storage on Wooddale Drive for a theft report. A Newport woman there said $5,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a locked storage locker there. The lock appeared to be unmolested.
A resident in the 1300 block of Bridle Path Lane reported May 20 that his vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was recovered in West Lakeland Township.
Prestwick Golf Course, 9555 Wedgewood Drive, reported May 21 that a man entered the pro shop and stole a $350 putter. Video surveillance showed the suspect watching employees talking and then leaving with the putter while workers were distracted. The suspect was not believed to be a member of the course.
Police responded May 21 to a property damage accident at 10040 CityWalk Drive. The driver, a Woodbury woman, turned off Markgrafs Lake Drive to CityWalk Drive at a high rate of speed, lost control and crashed into a tree and a light pole. The driver said she was not injured. The vehicle and tree sustained heavy damage, police reported.
A resident in the 2400 block of Eyrie Drive reported May 21 that someone broke into her home while her mother-in-law was inside. The mother-in-law said she heard a female voice and movement in the upstairs portion of the home, but didn’t have her glasses on and couldn’t see things. Police found pry marks on the side of a door. Jewelry, valued at more than $5,800, was missing. No suspects were located.
A Woodbury man reported May 21 that his iPhone was stolen from his bag left behind Royals Stadium at Woodbury High School. The victim was playing in a ballgame at the time. The same day a Woodbury lacrosse player also reported his iPhone was stolen from a bag he had left at the school’s athletic field. Also that day, another lacrosse player reported his iPod, cash and learner’s permit were stolen from a backpack he had left at the field. No suspects.
Police were called May 22 to 10200 CityWalk Drive for a found guinea pig. A man there told police he found the guinea pig in a clear plastic hamster ball behind rental offices at the property. The officer took the animal to the humane society.