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Passing on the shoulder. An officer observed a driver pass the car ahead of her, which was turning left, on the shoulder of Hilton Trail at 66th Street. The officer told the driver he was surprised she did that in front of a police car. She explained she didn’t see him and usually doesn’t do it there, but that the woman in front of her was “driving so slow.”
Theft. An employee at the Holiday Stationstore, 3344 Hadley Av., recognized a man pumping gas as someone who had previously driven off without paying. She shut off the pump and the man fled after pumping about $10 worth of gas into his vehicle.
Neighbor dispute. Police received a call from a woman in the 7600 block of Stillwater Way complaining that her neighbor blows snow into her yard and she is concerned her dog will climb the snow and leave the yard. She only wanted the information documented.
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Animal concern. A woman in the 15000 block of Manning Trail reported a dead turkey on her porch. She told police the bird had been wandering on her property recently. She agreed to dispose of the bird. No foul play was suspected in the turkey’s death.
Road rage. A man reportedly drove on the shoulder to pass the vehicle of a driver he said had cut him off and then slammed on its brakes on Interstate 494. The other driver also reported that the man displayed a knife to her while both were at a stoplight. The man confronted the driver in a nearby parking lot, opening her driver’s-side door but leaving after hearing her on the phone with a police dispatcher. Police contacted the man and advised him his actions bordered on disorderly conduct.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime in a neighborhood or community.