Laptop stolen from parked car: Lakewood police blotter –

Petty theft, Mathews Avenue: Police were called to a business about 6:45 a.m. Sept. 21 regarding a theft from a vehicle parked outside. Police reports indicate someone threw a brick through the window of a vehicle and stole a laptop computer and other items.

Attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle, Lewis Drive: Police received a call about 4 a.m. Sept. 19 from a resident reporting a car alarm sounding. The witness also saw several males jump into a blue minivan and drive away. Police discovered a Jeep with a window broken out and the steering column damaged. Officers spotted a suspicious blue minivan driving northbound about 50 mph on W. 117th Street. It failed to stop for a traffic light at Clifton. The vehicle crashed on Edgewater Drive and four males fled. Police reports indicate officers took three men into custody near the scene. Additional details weren’t immediately available.

Burglary, Hopkins Avenue: A resident contacted police Sept. 21 to report she noticed on Sept. 18 that her purse was missing from her home. She went to her bank on Sept. 21 and learned someone had been using her debit card, so she decided to call the police to report the apparent burglary.

Breaking and entering, Madison Avenue: Police were called to a car wash about 8:40 a.m. Sept. 20. Employees discovered the business had been entered through an open window and start up cash was stolen from the cash register.

Driving under the influence, Detroit Avenue: Police stopped a car near the intersection of Detroit and Robinwood avenues about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Officers arrested the male driver for operating a vehicle while impaired and the car was towed.

Petty theft, Edgewater Drive: Police were called to an apartment building about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19. Washing machines had been broken into and the coins stolen.

Petty theft, Cove Avenue: Officers also were called to another apartment building on Cove Avenue Sept. 19 on a similar report of money stolen from laundry machines.

Burglary, Arliss Drive: A step-father and mother of a Lakewood woman called police about 6:41 p.m. Sept. 17 to report they were checking on their daughter’s house while she was out of town and discovered the doors unlocked and it appeared someone had been inside cooking soup. When police arrived, no one was in the home.

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