Car rendered silent
Stereo equipment was found missing just after 8 a.m. Monday from a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis in the 1600 block of New York.
The owner said the car was parked in a driveway and secured at 9 p.m. the night before.
Missing items included a radio-CD player valued at $180, a $260 amplifier, $300 subwoofer speakers and a $300 speaker box.
The passenger-side front window had been broken, causing $300 worth of damage.
Man kicks, throws rocks at door
A resident in the 1500 block of McLain called police about 1:30 a.m. Monday to report that a man was trying to break into her house.
She said he was kicking at a door and throwing rocks at a window before he left, and that she did not see where he went.
Police tried to find the man but were unsuccessful.
Vehicle thieves go on three-day binge
Several vehicle larcenies were reported within a three-day span.
A wallet was stolen March 6 from a 2004 Buick in the 15400 block of Trenton Road.
A subwoofer and amplifier with a combined value of $650 were taken last Sunday from a vehicle in the 15800 block of Lakeside.
A radio valued at $170 was taken Monday from a 1989 Oldsmobile in the 13100 block of Wesley, causing $200 in damage to a broken passenger-side window.
A $200 radio face plate was taken Monday from a 2006 Chevrolet in the 11100 block of Burlington. The passenger-side window was broken.
A $20 light was taken Monday from a 1996 Plymouth Neon.
Vacationers return to missing TVs
Several items turned up missing March 3 from a house in the 8900 block of Pardee while the owner was on vacation.
Police said the resident’s mother had checked the house the day before. She said that when she returned, she discovered three televisions and three video game systems were missing, along with a jug of coins.
Glass on a screen door had been broken to gain access to an entry door. A soda bottle had been left inside; police took it to check for fingerprints.
No value was listed by police for the missing items.
Truck, cargo disappear
A semitruck with trailer was taken Tuesday from a business at 21230 Eureka.
The owner said it had only been parked for about an hour. The trailer contained an unknown quantity of Chrysler freight, and the cab contained a cell phone and Global Positioning System unit of unknown value.
Misguided message sprayed on lot
An apartment resident in the 4800 block of Fort Street vented his frustrations with a can of spray paint after becoming upset that contractors started working about 9 a.m. March 6 in the parking lot near his place.
The complex owner said the resident has spray painted the words “stay off my property” on the asphalt, but that the parking spots aren’t assigned and that a spot the contractors parked in doesn’t belong to the resident.
The resident admitted to spraying the words and said he had an appointment that would keep him from cleaning up the words immediately as police requested.
The owner told police later at the station that the resident had threatened him and wanted to fight the officer who had just left the scene.
Resident’s charge card living it up
A resident in the 3300 block of Anna visited police Tuesday to report unauthorized charges on his credit union account.
He said eight charges were made in Cabo San Lucas, Tijiuana and Culiacan, Mexico, between Feb. 2 and 16, ranging from about $8 to $118.