House, car hit with paint balls; suspected mail thieves caught

Property damage

Vehicle egged, super glued: A woman on the 1100 block of Granada Avenue said she heard a noise May 31, and went outside to find her vehicle egged with super glue on the windshield and driver’s side door handle. The woman was able to wash off the eggs and glue from the windshield, but was unable to get the glue off the door handle, which resulted in $200 in damage. The woman said she believed she knew who was responsible for the damage, but that she had no proof. Officers contacted that person, who denied any wrongdoing.

Hit by paint balls: On May 29, a woman on the 600 block of Granada Avenue reported her home was struck by two orange paintballs. The woman said she saw a vehicle leaving the area but wasn’t able to get a description of it. While investigating that report, an officer spotted a silver Saturn Vue parked in another driveway that had a paintball stain on the hood. When the owner was notified, she said she would remove the stain with the hose. There are no suspects.


Shoplifting: Police were called to Mills Fleet Farm May 26 after a woman, reportedly driving a 2012 Chevy Equinox, stole $120 worth of merchandise. The description of the suspect matched that of the vehicle’s registered owner. An investion was pending as police attempted to make contact with the woman.

Mail stolen, suspects caught: On May 27, officers located a group of juveniles walking on the 2200 block of Geneva Avenue and mail scattered in the area where they were walking. Several mail thefts had been reported earlier that night, and when officers searched the suspects they found one of them was in possession of items that had been taken, as well as drug paraphernalia. That suspect was booked at the Washington County Jail, and another was issued a citation and released with five of the other juveniles.

Gas drive-off: Police were called to the south Holiday gas station May 28 after a man in a black Jeep reportedly pumped $60 worth of gas and then left without paying. An investigation was pending as police attempted to contact the vehicle’s registered owner.

Locker thefts: Two students reported items were stolen out of their locked lockers at Tartan High School May 28. The first student reported someone stole $35 in cash and a personal check. The other student reported someone stole $50 in cash, earbuds valued at $20 and a phone charger worth $20 out of her locker.

Tools taken: An ABI Christian Academy employee reported May 30 that multiple tools had been taken from a large storage shed. There was no sign of forced entry. Items taken included a belt sander, nail gun, two hammer drills, and a portable Stanley car battery starter. There are no suspects in the theft.

Theft from auto: A man reported someone smashed the front passenger window of his 1999 Mercury Mystique parked outside Performance Pool and Spa May 30 and stole his car stereo valued at $100 and possibly the car’s catalytic converter valued at $175. The victim, who is an employee at the business, said one of the business’ work trucks was also missing a catalytic converter. The man added that he found three Sawzall blades from the scene and turned them over to police. There are no suspects, but police planned to review surveillance footage.

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