THREATENING PHONE CALLS, SOUTHPARK CENTER MALL: At 8:43 p.m. Friday, a business reported being the victim of threatening phone calls as a result of the political T-shirts it had for sale, which were not “Obama friendly.” The caller cited a fondness for President Barack Obama, saying “I’m gonna come up there and get all you . . . ” Police were able to track the source of the calls.
THEFT, CEDAR ROAD: An employee of Saks Fifth Avenue, 26100 Cedar, reported an unknown male that stole a $7200 pants suit.
The male fled the area prior to police arrival and police have no suspects.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, WIMBELDON ROAD: On Aug. 11, a resident reported someone flashing lights on the west side of his home.
He also reported that the unknown party threw a watermelon at his home.
MENACING, PEARL ROAD: A woman reported being threatened by her 4-year-old son’s soccer coach at 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant at 1733 Pearl Road. According to the woman, the man yelled at her and her son and tried to hit them with his car. The woman said she had reported the coach to the soccer league during the season for “touching players roughly and yelling at them.” The team was made up of 4- and-5-year-old players, the woman said.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON, DOUGLAS LANE: A woman called police Saturday to report as she was driving on Douglas Lane, a man rushed at her vehicle. The man was waving his arms. The woman said she drove away, and the man chased after her vehicle, waving his arms. When she stopped her vehicle, he stuck his head in the window and said he just wanted to say hi. The woman said she did not know the man and had never seen him before. Officers could not locate the man.
JUVENILE COMPLAINT, SOUTH PARK: Two boys were arrested for disorderly conduct at 10:17 p.m. Aug. 19 after getting into a fight at Community Unity Days. They were both released to their parents.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INDIAN CREEK DRIVE: Police received a call at about 11:30 p.m. Friday about a minivan making “unreasonable noise,” including the occupants using a megaphone to say “Pull over, you’re under arrest” and “Come out with your hands up.” There had been several similar complaints recently in the Indian Creek Estates.
An officer located the van and began following it. The driver sped up and ran a red light. The driver, a boy, 17, and the passengers, two boys age 16 and 17, admitted to using the megaphone, which was in the car.
Charges will be filed in juvenile court on all three for disorderly conduct and curfew violation. The driver was also cited for the red light violation. All three were released to parents.
RECKLESS OPERATION, I-71: A vehicle following the Backstreet Boys tour bus on Interstate 71 early Saturday morning was reported to be driving erratically.
The driver had apparently almost caused an accident while trying to take pictures of the bus.
Police stopped the suspected vehicle, with the driving confessing to the reckless operation. The driver was advised to pay closer attention to her driving in the future.