Scam report. A resident in the 5000 block of Muir Avenue told authorities she received a call from someone with a foreign sounding voice claiming to be her grandson. The woman said she hung up on the caller.
Tree concern. A man told the Sheriff's Department he fell asleep while driving in the area of Cedar Street and Birchwood Avenue and sideswiped a tree and hit a traffic sign. A deputy found a broken branch hanging over the roadway as well as a speed sign hanging upside down in the area.
Suspicious male. A woman walking in the area of Joliet Avenue and Dellwood Road reported a man drove speedily past her, pulled over, got out of the vehicle and had a tantrum in the middle of the road. Authorities were unable to locate the man.
Unsecured load/Motorist assist. A deputy following a flatbed truck hauling a scissor lift and a front end loader stopped the truck after a rubber conveyor belt fell off on Manning Trail near Lynch Road. The deputy helped direct traffic around the truck as the driver recovered the belt.
Traffic violations. A deputy observed a vehicle backing up at a high rate of speed in the area of Demontreville Trail and Highlands Trail. The vehicle stopped when it reached the deputy, the driver waved and took off forward, again, at a high rate of speed. The deputy pursued but lost the vehicle on Hwy. 36. Citations for backing up on a road and speeding were mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Noise complaint. Authorities received a report of someone playing drums too loud again, at a home in the 50 block of Cimarron. A deputy, who didn't hear any drums in the area, made contact with someone at the home who said it might have been their son listening to music. They also said they thought Washington County was harassing their son.
Neighbor complaint. A woman in the 1300 block of Hallam Avenue reported her neighbor filming and yelling at her daughter in their back yard. A deputy contacted the neighbor who said he was just filming a bonfire he thought was too large. He then showed some blurry photos to the deputy.
Neighbor complaint. A resident in the 200 block of Glenmar Avenue reported a juvenile neighbor driving through his yard and threatening him. A deputy investigating the call determined the incident happened after the complainant confronted the juvenile about where the vehicle was parked. After speaking to the deputy the complainant and the juvenile's father agreed to drop the matter.
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Suspicious light. Someone in the 1000 block of Naison Hill Road reported seeing a light in the sky that they said turned red and was moving fast in different patterns. It was determined to be a star.
Animal concern. An officer broke part of a wood fence to free a beagle that was trapped beneath it in the 6200 block of Woodbine Court. The dog's neck became wedged under the fence when it squirmed around as the officer initially tried to free it. Noticing the dog struggle to breath the officer decided to break the fence to save the animal.
Suspicious activity. Concerns about stolen money were raised when someone paid for $216 worth of pulltabs at Cowboy Jack's, 1690 Woodlane Dr., with one roll of Zachary Taylor coins, two rolls of Susan B. Anthony coins, one roll of Sacagawea coins and 58 $2 bills.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.