The Blotter Highlights ending October 22, 2023

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On Wednesday, October 18th, at approximately 11:11 p.m., K9 Officer Olson conducted a vehicle enforcement stop on a parolee on Whipple Road and Medallion Drive. During a search of the car, officers found suspected methamphetamine and three unspent rounds. Offices placed the driver under arrest for felon in possession of ammunition and drug possession.

Just before midnight on Saturday, October 21st, Officer Ross contacted the occupant of a parked vehicle in the 4500 block of Ellen Way. A check of the vehicle's identification number revealed the car was stolen, and the occupant was detained without incident. Suspected methamphetamine and a drug pipe were also found during the contact. The occupant was arrested for stolen property and drug possession.


On Monday, October 16th, at approximately 2:36 a.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 34200 block of Myrtle Lane. The victim awoke to an unknown male suspect standing over his bed demanding money. The victim was able to exit his home safely, and the suspect fled before officers arrived.

On Tuesday, October 17th, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a home invasion robbery in the 32200 block of Horatio Court. The victim was alone in her bedroom when she heard someone trying to open her bedroom door. The suspect forced the door open from the opposite side, striking the victim in the head, causing an injury. The suspects proceeded to take the victim's property. The victim described the suspects as two Black males, around 20 years of age. One of the suspects was 5'10" and weighed about 130 pounds. The suspects fled in a black car.


On Monday, October 9th, at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers responded to a weapon brandishing in the 34800 block of 11th Street. Two victims witnessed a suspect breaking into a vehicle and confronted him. The suspect responded by pointing a black handgun at the victims before fleeing on foot. The victims described the suspect as a Hispanic male, 15-18 years old, 5'5", and weighed 150 pounds.

On Thursday, October 19th, at approximately 8:12 p.m., officers responded to an assault in the 1900 block of Baylor Street. The suspect, who is known to the victim, tried forcing his way into the victim's home and attempted to stab the victim. During the struggle, the victim used a gardening tool to protect himself and slashed the suspect across the face. The suspect fled on foot and was not found by police, but the case was sent to the district attorney for charging.


On Monday, October 13th, at approximately 8:18 a.m., officers contacted a juvenile reporting a hate crime in the 1000 block of Sapphire Terrace. The victim told police that she received text messages from an unknown source that included threats to her life and racial slurs. The victim was not in fear for her life and did not feel she was targeted due to her ethnicity.


On Saturday, October 14th, at approximately midnight, Officer Cox initiated a traffic stop on Mission Boulevard and Decoto Road. He contacted the driver and ultimately arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Sunday, October 22nd, at approximately 5:12 p.m., officers responded to a collision in the 33700 block of 6th Street. The caller told police that the vehicle hit a fence and that the driver, who appeared intoxicated, fled in the car. Officers located the vehicle nearby and determined that the driver was intoxicated, so they arrested him for driving under the influence and hit and run.


Just before midnight on Thursday, October 19th, Officer Ali was checking on a suspicious vehicle in the 2800 block of Hop Ranch Road. He determined the car was reported stolen and ultimately arrested the three occupants.



From Monday, October 9th, to Sunday, October 22nd, there were no residential burglaries reported.


From Monday, October 9th, to Sunday, October 22nd, there were seven commercial burglaries reported.


From Monday, October 9th, to Sunday, October 22nd, there were seventeen auto burglaries reported. Three of them occurred at Union Landing and the rest occurred in residential areas.

From Monday, October 9th, to Sunday, October 22nd, there were thirty reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, eleven of the vehicles have been recovered.


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