Don't eat and run

Also: The danger of multitasking

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  • | 12:33 p.m. March 21, 2016
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March 14

Fun and run

1:20 p.m. — First Block of West Granada Boulevard

Vandalism. Two males and a female entered a restaurant. The female went to sit at the bar while the two males went immediately to the restroom. After four minutes, the males emerged from the bathroom and the female jumped off her stool and left with them. All three started running west on Granada Boulevard.

The restroom had been vandalized, with black paint used to write graffiti all over the walls and TV screen.

The employees said they had no issues with the suspects and do not know why they would vandalize the bathroom.


March 8

Multitasking can be problematic

11:06 a.m. — 1500 Block of West Granada Boulevard

Petit Theft. The store employee saw the suspect take items from the shelf and place them in a purse she also took from the shelves. At the checkout, she transferred earrings from the purse to her own purse.

She admitted that she took the earrings, but said it was by accident because she was multitasking with her phone and other things.

She was given a notice to appear in court.


March 8

‘Friends’ around the fire

10:05 a.m. — 1100 Block of North U.S. 1 

Lost Property. The victim said she had been sitting by the campfire at a bar from 6 to 10 p.m. She said she was sitting by a tall blond woman and her purse never left her side. She noticed that the front zipper pocket was open but she didn’t know if she had left it open.

The next morning, she noticed her driver’s license, two debit cards and two credit cards were missing.

She needed a police report because she had no identification and planned to fly out at the end of the week.  


March 13

Guess they needed that car part

4:13 p.m. — First Block of Reynolds Avenue

Car Break. The victim said her car was broken into while parked in the driveway overnight. She said someone stole the glove box door.

The officer viewed the car, and saw that the glove box door was completely gone. Nothing else was missing or disturbed in the car.  


March 9

Just scan the top items

3:00 p.m. — 1500 Block of West Granada Boulevard

Petit Theft. The store employee watched as the suspect placed some makeup items in her purse in the child’s seat section of the cart. She then went to the food section and placed a steak in the purse.  

In the self-checkout, she placed items on top of each other so only one item would be scanned. She was stopped after passing points of checkout. Nineteen items were taken for a total of $91.04.


March 14

That’s not funny

7:37 p.m. — 1400 Block of West Granada Boulevard

Suspicious Incident. The store clerk said that a male entered the store for the second time that evening. He was 45 to 55 years old, wearing baggy cargo shorts, big sunglasses and a ball cap worn backward. While standing at the checkout counter, he said, “This is a stickup.” Quickly afterward, he said, “Just playing.”

The clerk said it was not funny and asked him to leave.  


Feb. 25

Friendly discount

9:07 p.m. — 1100 Block of West Granada Boulevard

Petit Theft. An employee was suspected of stealing items from a store, so the victim watched video tape. The tape showed the suspect fail to scan a box of cigarettes and a 12-pack of beer for a customer. The suspect admitted to the theft as well as several more in the past.




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