On Dec.30 at 1:34 a.m. a person was caught on video stealing $175 worth of empty beer cans from Captain’s Bar, the report said.
The bar, 126 Oak St., reported several incidents of someone stealing empty deposit cans and kegs from a locked shed. The most recent incident was caught on surveillance video, which shows a person arriving at 1:34 a.m. and using bolt cutters to cut the lock on the shed.
The suspect made multiple trips, stealing a total of nine full garbage bags. The suspect used a pickup truck and went to an unknown location to drop them off, the report said.
The criminal took about eight minutes to leave the premises, go to the unknown location, and then return for more empty cans, police said.
He was last seen on the security camera at 3:51 a.m. The person who reported the crime told police it’s been an ongoing problem, with it happening six times in the past.
Also on Dec. 30, a trailer containing automotive parts and tools valued at approximately $15,000 was stolen from a parking lot located on the north side of a building at 2325 Fort St.
The owner of the 2011 Gatortail trailer, a 44-year-old Taylor man, said the theft was captured on surveillance cameras mounted on the outer portion of the building.
At 1:46 a.m. the security footage shows a gray GMC Safari van entering the parking lot, and leaving with the enclosed trailer attached.
The vehicle was last seen heading north on Fort Street.
On Dec. 31, police were sent to the area of St. Johns and Biddle Avenue at 7:30 a.m. on a report of a suspicious male.
The person that called the police said the man was dressed in black and was looking in the windows of Speedboat Bar & Grill. He told police that the suspect was in his driveway when he confronted him, the report said.
The suspect told him he was just trying to get a cellular connection for his phone. Officers checked the area and followed the man’s footprints that had been left behind in the snow, police said.
Officers located the suspect in the area of Fifth Street and Baumey. A records check showed he had a local warrant, as well as a warrant for his arrest issued by the Third Circuit Court for a breaking-and-entering incident.
The suspect was arrested and held without incident.
Also on Dec. 31, police arrested a 50-year-old Wyandotte man for allegedly harassing customers at three different stores.
Police were notified after receiving two calls from employees at a CVS/pharmacy, 131 Elm St, and 7-Eleven, 2822 Biddle Ave. When an officer arrived, he was told that the man had just left the store.
The officer checked the area, and ended up walking into the Family Dollar store on Maple, where he found the man following a woman up and down the aisles. The report said the man was yelling something to the woman that the officer could not understand.
He was quickly arrested for disorderly conduct. While in custody, the suspect told the officer the lady he was talking at was a POW and that he was just trying to help her, the report said.