_ 821 Belvoir Hills Dr.: Police reported to the address on Tuesday afternoon in regard to a puppy that may have been shot by a pellet gun. According to a police report, a woman told police that she was at home during the previous week when she heard her poodle puppy outside yelp as if it were injured or in distress. The woman went outside and found her puppy bleeding from its head and convulsing. She told police that the following day the puppy’s health began to decline and she took it to a local animal hospital. The woman told police that staff from the facility called her with an update on the dog. The vets believe the animal sustained an injury from either a pellet or BB gun, the report states. That conclusion came from an X-ray taken of the animal’s head that showed metal particles in the puppy’s head. The report states that at this time it is unknown how the animal may received its injury or where the projectile may have originated from. The woman told police that she has no knowledge of anyone who may want to intentionally harm her dog. The woman told police that the puppy will recover from its injury.
_ 3725 Fountain Ave.: Police were recently dispatched to the address regarding a residential burglary. According to a police report, offices spoke with a woman who said that someone broke into her apartment between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and relieved her of some high-dollar electronics. Police saw that the door leading in from the patio had been pried open. The woman reported that two Samsung Smart 65-inch televisions were taken, valued at $2,000 each. One LG touchscreen 70-inch TV ($2,000) was taken, as well as an LG bluetooth sound system valued at $2,500. The report states that an officer canvased the area but was unable to make contact with any other residents of the apartment complex. The case has been assigned to a detective for investigation.
_ 5317 Spriggs St.: Police were called to the address on Tuesday afternoon in regard to deceptive practices. According to a police report, an officer spoke with a man who said that he had been trying to get a personal loan to buy some property. On Monday, the man said he found two different on-line loan companies – One Stop Loan and First Choice Loan – that were willing to work with him. A representative from One Stop told the man that he needed to purchase $380 in Apple ITunes cards and send them money by using the cards. The man told police that he did what was asked. Two representatives from First Choice Loan told the man to send them $500 via a Walmart transfer. The man did so, according to the report.
The report states that the victim was told that the $500 would be deposited in his account overnight. When the victim checked the following morning the deposit was not made. The victim telephoned the companies and representatives told him they would only give him the loan if he sent additional money. The victim refused and now he is afraid that having provided his social security number to the businesses on an “application” his financial future is in jeopardy.
The report states that police attempted to look up the companies that the victim sent money to. The report states they were unable to find any Websites for the businesses. The report states that officers told the victim that he had been scammed and advised him to no longer speak to representatives of these “companies,” but to find a reputable source for the loans he may need.