February 12, 2009


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The following crimes were reported for the week of Feb. 1-8, 2009:

Jan. 31. 200 block of W. Gravers Ln. A homeowner was away on vacation when her home was burglarized. Items taken included a Tager watch, jewelry and $2,000 in cash, for a total value of $40,000. Entry was gained through a garage window and sliding kitchen door. The items were missing from the second floor bedroom closet.

Feb. 1. 7800 block of Germantown Ave. An unknown person took paperback books, a bottle of wine, 10 Elvis Presley CDs, an ATM card and a Sirius satellite radio, valued at $5,000 from a silver 2001 Honda parked in the lot of Cin Cin. The car’s owner told police that he was at a local bar and when he went to leave, realized his keys were missing. This occurred at 11:15 p.m.

Feb. 1. 8000 block of Navajo St. An unknown person took the registration and insurance cards and owner’s manual from a blue 2008 Subaru at approximately 12 a.m.

Feb. 3. Unit block of W. Highland Ave. A resident told police a white male, 5’9” wearing a red jacket was helping her with her bags because she was stuck in the snow when he took her laptop computer, valued at $1,000. This occurred at approximately 11:30  p.m.

Feb. 4. 8500 block of Germantown Ave. A 76-year-old woman told police that two suspects approached her, asking her to cash some checks for them. She accompanied them to the bank where they told her to withdraw money. The two male suspects, described as black, approximately 46-50, 5’5” and 6’, fled the scene with $2,000. This occurred at approximately 2 p.m.

Feb. 7. 7800 block of Germantown Ave. An unknown person took a 6’5” cutout of football player Jon Runyan from the vestibule at McDonald’s at approximately 7:45 a.m. The suspect was described as a black male, 6’2”, between the ages of 26-30, wearing a maroon jacket. He fled in a white ambulance with blue writing northbound on Germantown Ave.