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Groves Police calls, June 24 through June 30

Groves Police responded to the following calls from June 24 through June 30

Wednesday, June 24
• A credit union customer was the victim of a scam whereby she was instructed to buy three netSpend reload packs in the amount of $1,000 and she would be presented with a prize, which she was not.
• Two people were found to be in possession of certain prohibited substances during two traffic stops.
• A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 5200 block of Twin City Highway.  The suspect then used the victim’s debit card at area locations.

Thursday, June 25
• Unauthorized charges were made to a debit card account.
• A disturbance was reported in the 6900 block of Willow.
• A shoplifting was reported in the 5000 block of 32nd Street in which a female was seen exiting the store with unpaid merchandise.
• A 26-year-old male was arrested on outstanding warrants after a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Twin City Highway.

Friday, June 26
• The door to a residence in the 3700 block of Kinard was kicked open and damaged.

Saturday, June 27
• Forced entry was made to Groves Middle School at 5201 Wilson. The suspects used a fire extinguisher to break through a door and then set the fire extinguisher off.
• A platinum wedding diamond ring was stolen from the 3100 block of Hickory.
• A report of telephone harassment was made.

Sunday, June 28
• A 27-year-old male was arrested on outstanding Groves warrants after a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Main.
• A 36-year-old male and a 39-year-old male were arrested on outstanding warrants after a traffic stop in the 3300 block of West Parkway.
• Unauthorized charges were made to a debit card account.
• A 51-year-old female was arrested for public intoxication in the 3700 block of Lincoln.
• A 27-year -ld male was arrested on outstanding warrants after a traffic stop in the 5000 block of 32nd Street.
• A 28-year-old female was arrested on outstanding warrants in the 5100 block of North.
• A 53-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication in the 2500 block of Main.

Monday, June 29
• A Samsung Galaxy cell phone and jewelry were stolen from the 2600 block of Twin City Highway.
• Aggravated assault was reported in the 5000 block of 32nd Street where a female victim was struck by a fleeing vehicle and received minor injuries.
• A 32-year-old male was arrested for driving while license invalid in the 2700 block of Cleveland.

Tuesday, June 30
• Multiple tools were stolen from a business in the 4600 block of Pure Atlantic.
• Criminal mischief to a window was reported in the 2600 block of Royal.
• A forged check in the amount of $300 was cashed at a business in the 6900 block of 32nd Street.
• Criminal mischief to a vehicle in which key marks were made was reported in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive.
• A 54-year-old male was arrested on outstanding warrants after a traffic violation in the 5000 block of 32nd Street.
• A 26-year-old female was arrested on outstanding warrants after a traffic violation in the 5000 block of 32nd Street.
• A 26-year-old male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after officers were called to a welfare concern call in the 5200 block of East Parkway.

Calls:
Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 141
Offense reports filed — 32
Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 2

TIP OF THE WEEK
Install good locks on doors and windows. It’s true that an intruder who really wants to get into your house probably can find a way, but most burglaries are crimes of opportunity committed by amateurs. This means that the more difficult you make it for someone to enter your house, the more likely it is a burglar will not make the attempt — or at least that an alert neighbor will see or hear the burglar.
SOURCE: Groves Police Department offense reports