TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
Cautious Teen Ducks Possible Fraud Attempt
An 18-year-old resident of the 900 block of Manley Road reported at 8:13 p.m. that he had posted a listing on Craigslist to sell his drums for $800. He exchanged emails with an interested party who agreed to the price and advised a check for $2,950 had been sent to him. He was instructed to deposit the check and wire back the balance via MoneyGram. At that point, the man said he became suspicious of the transaction and did not respond to the last email, but the check arrived with a FedEx label on the day he went to police. The check was sent from an address in Boulder, Colo., the check was drawn on a legitimate account in Lewistown, Mont., and the FedEx shipping label was for an address in Charlotte, N.C. He did not proceed with the transaction.
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
Theft Less Than $500
A 31-year-old resident of the 600 block of North 3rd Avenue reported at 5:49 p.m. of a white iPhone 4s and its white case about 12:30 a.m. while with some friends at .
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Christopher Joseph Van Broeck, 46, of the 00-99 block of South 13th Street, was charged at 11:58 p.m. at Prairie and 7th streets with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, and disobeying a traffic-control device. Police said his blood-alcohol content registered .170. He posted his driver’s license and $100 cash bond, plus a $50 processing fee, and was released pending an April 3, 2013 court appearance.
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