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12:51 p.m. Welfare check. Date Street W. Complainant called to report a suspicious vehicle in the mobile home park. She stated she didn’t know where it was, but could hear an engine rev occasionally. She then went on to explain it was suspicious because she was on her phone and her phone disconnected and she believed the vehicle is causing her line to be disconnected. Officer checked the area and found normal traffic coming and going in the area. Checked her phone and it seemed to work fine. No other problems.
3:21 p.m. Fraud. Northland Drive. Complainant stated she has been getting emails from email@example.com stating she owes money on a loan and a lawsuit will be filed if she does not pay with a Greendot card only. The email does not provide a contact number. She was advised to respond and advise them to contact the police office to assist her in this situation and see if they call us. She was also advised to call her credit bureau and advise them to keep an eye out and to contact Gmail and advise them. She was asked to contact the police station if she gets another email.
2:41 p.m. Tamper with vehicle. Hill Street W. Complainant stated sometime between 8:30 p.m. the previous night and now, someone went through his van. He thought the van was unlocked. He stated they took stuff out and laid it on the passenger seat. As of now, he does not think anything is missing, but wanted officers to be aware of it.
6:23 p.m. Extra patrol. Iris Lane E. Complainant stated during the past three weeks she has been in and out of the hospital. She noticed approximately $300 in cash and coins has been taken from the residence. She wanted to advise of the theft in case there are others in the area. Requested extra patrol.
2:13 a.m. Underage consumption. College Avenue S. Arrived and was met by security who said the female went into the bathroom. A female non-security employee went into the restroom and checked on her and talked to her, eventually convincing her to come out. She was very emotional and not making much sense. Officer asked if she had been drinking and she admitted she had. She was told due to her emotional state she was turned over to security and would be issued a citation by mail. Officer went with security to her dorm where it was observed she had climbed into bed and fallen asleep. They monitored her until a resident assistant was contacted who agreed to care for her for the night.