Police Blotter

Lincoln Park
New car de-wheeled
Four custom chrome wheels were discovered missing last Sunday from a 2010 Ford Taurus that had been parked in the 100 block of Capitol.

They were valued at $1,000 each.

Entertainment was thieves’ apparent aim
A woman left her house in the 900 block of Park about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and returned at 8 a.m. last Sunday to find her front door open.

Her $1,000 high-definition television had been removed. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing else was missing, police said.

The woman told police that all doors and windows had been locked, and that her daughter, the only other person with access to the house, was staying with relatives.

Christmas toys go away with van
A 1995 Dodge Caravan was reported stolen about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday from the parking lot of Olive Garden, 15335 Eureka.

The owner, who told police she had the only set of keys, had gone inside the restaurant to eat for about an hour and returned to find the van missing.

It contained a child car seat valued at $100, $20 worth of baby food, $150 worth of Christmas toys and a woman’s winter jacket ($100).

Tool bandits strike twice
A white duffel bag full of tools was taken Dec. 4 from a garage in the 14000 block of Pearl.

The resident said he had left the door open when went to the store between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and returned to find the bag missing.

About $2,500 worth of tools had been in the bag included cable cutters, power tools and channel locks.
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Tools were taken sometime between 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 9 a.m. Dec. 4 from a 2001 Dodge Caravan parked in a driveway in the 13400 block of Pearl.

The van’s rear door was found open; the tools were valued at about $400.

Computer, music player lifted
A laptop computer and MP3 player were discovered missing from a vehicle about 1 p.m Dec. 5 at Southland Center, 23000 Eureka.

The owner had parked and secured the vehicle about 10 a.m and returned to find the items missing.

Employee suspected of credit card fraud
The owner of the Marathon gas station at 4407 Fort St. reported Dec. 1 that an employee had charged $1,792 between Oct. 20 and Nov. 11 on a credit card that belonged to a Trenton resident.

The employee denied stealing any money or using someone else’s credit card. The owner said all of the charges were entered manually into the station’s card machine against store policy, and that no copies were made of the fraudulent charges.

The owner also said money had been taken from his cash register, and that he learned of the theft when the company that handles his credit card transactions notified him about 14 disputed charges from the same card.

Parked boat, trailer disappear
A 2001 Lund 16 1/2-foot boat with trailer was reported stolen Dec. 1 from the Bait and Tackle Box, 4088 W. Jefferson.

The boat’s owner said he had parked it and the trailer behind the business Nov. 28 and received a call from a friend the next day telling him they were gone.

The owner said the lock on the chain securing the boat had been cut and was lying on the ground.