_ 3725 Fountain Ave.: Police were called to The Flats apartment complex, Thursday evening at 10:30, regarding a possible burglary in progress.
According to a police report, when offices arrived they spoke with the resident of an apartment who said she came home and found the security chain to her apartment was engaged. The woman told officers that she lives alone and that someone must be inside to have engaged the security chain. The report states that police immediately noticed that a sliding glass door to the apartment was shattered. K-9 officer, Axel, was called in, along with officers, to clear the premises. No one was found inside.
The report states that the victim said that nothing was missing from the apartment however, she noticed a bowl of ramen noodles next to her bed that she said she didn’t put there. The victim explained to police that she allowed a young black girl to stay in her apartment two nights ago, after the girl showed up to her door needing a place to stay for the night. The girl told the woman that she had been kicked out of where she was staying and had nowhere to turn. The report states that police believe the girl was responsible for the shattered sliding glass door and that she is suspected to be a reported runaway from earlier in the week.
The report states that later on the same night police were called back to the apartment. The victim of the break-in told dispatch that the young girl who had stayed there a couple nights ago was asleep in the hallway near the woman’s apartment. When police arrived the girl had moved buildings and attempted to run from officers but she was quickly apprehended.
The report states that the girl told officers she had indeed run away from home. After the girl was read her Miranda warning, she told police that she had entered the woman’s apartment to take a shower and “hang out” while the victim was at work. The girl denied shattering the sliding glass door.
The report states that police made contact with the victim of the break-in but refused to prosecute when she found out that the young runaway had entered her apartment, rested and made herself some noodles. The report states that the young girl was taken to the Juvenile Detention Unit for a probation violation attachment.
_ 201 Eads St.: Earlier this week police responded to the Dogwood Apartments in reference to unruly juveniles. According to a police report, officers spoke with the mother of two teenagers in question. The woman told police that despite her objections to the boys smoking marijuana, they continue to do it and possibly bring it into their home. On this night she said they came in smelling like “weed” and they were disrespectful when she confronted them.
The report states that the two teens are 17 and 18-years-old and claimed their mother sometimes buys them cigarillos so they can have something to smoke their weed in. The youngest of the boys had just gone before a juvenile judge on charges of Unruly and Truancy, according to the report.
The mother of the boys was advised to seek additional petitions for Unruly Juvenile again and have her re-appear in Juvenile Court. Officers told the mother that the oldest boy, who is of age, can be evicted if he continues smoking marijuana and not following her rules.
The report states that police spoke with the teens about their behavior and the consequences they will eventually have to face if they continue to act as their mother has reported.