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Blotter: Woman reports ex-friend caused $3,000 in damages to home

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

BURGLARY: A female resident in the 2400 block of 3rd Avenue reported she kicked her friend out of her house last Friday, and he allegedly returned Sunday and trashed her house after making threats to do so. The woman said the man broke into her house through a window and stole her cat and then dumped what appeared to be cat litter and flour on her clothes, new furniture and carpeting. The suspect also left the bath water running, causing it to overflow onto the carpet and ruin it. He also took a flatscreen TV and threw it in the bathtub. Damages are estimated to be $3,000.

Police have a suspect.

In a separate case, a resident in the 600 block of West 23rd Street reported someone broke into a home and stole four window air conditioning units, a 42-inch flatscreen TV and several feet of copper pipes sometime in the past week.

ARSON: Officers responded to the 1300 block of 15th Street at 1:53 a.m. Wednesday on the report of a possible arson. A witness on scene said he heard an explosion and saw his neighbor's door on fire and a man walking away from the structure with a gas can in his hand. The witness then ran outside and put out the fire with a blanket and water. No one was injured in the fire. A suspect was questioned and denied any involvement, but did say he was in the area earlier in the evening. Officers located a half-full gallon gas can in his home.

STOLEN AUTO: A business in the 100 block of Virginia Avenue reported someone cut a lock on a secure lot and stole a vehicle sometime over the weekend. The vehicle was valued at $6,000.

AUTO VANDALISM: A female resident in the 1000 block of 14th Street reported someone slashed three of her vehicle's tires while it was parked in front of her home between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Damages are estimated to be $900.

A female resident in the 1100 block of Euclid Place reported someone slashed the tires of two vehicles parked by her home between 4 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Damages are estimated to be $2,400.

A business in the 400 block of 4th Avenue reported someone damaged seven vehicles that were for sale sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. Damages are estimated to be $4,600.

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