December Crime Report

By LT. JIM COLE

Report for the week of December 15
This past week we had one home burglary reported and three UBEVs reported (Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicles).

The home burglary occurred on Euclid Avenue between November 1 and December 13.  The thief entered an unlocked garage door and took a blower, weed eater, rakes, shovels and China .

There was an attempted burglary on Beech Court on 12-12-11 at approximately 1:50 PM.

A thief attempted to pry a back door open, but the victim’s alarm was activated and the empty handed thief left the scene.

The 1st UBEV occurred on Pumphouse Road during the night of December 8.  Items taken from the vehicle include a purse, cash and jewelry.  The vehicle was not locked.

The 2nd UBEV occurred on Mount Royal Circle during the night of December 9.  An Ipod and cash were taken from this vehicle.  The vehicle was not locked.

The 3rd UBEV occurred on Cherokee Drive between December 9 and December 11.  An Ipod and a gps were taken from this vehicle.  There was no sign of forced entry.

Below is a summary of miscellaneous incidents:

A woman called the police because her husband yelled and cursed at her.  This was nothing but a verbal altercation.  No police action necessary!

A television was stolen from a basement on Springhill Road sometime during the past 2 months.  Workers had access to the house.

Silverware was taken from a home on Wynward Road .  Workers had access to this house.

Sprinkler heads and survey flags were damaged at a residence on Grand Rock Lane .

A mailbox was damaged on Overbrook Road .

At Overton Road and Stoneridge Drive the brick structure at the entrance to the subdivision was damaged.

A woman received threatening phone calls from two individuals who are associated with her son.

A mailbox was damaged on Oakdale Drive .

Christmas decorations were damaged in a yard on Belle Meade Way .

An ex-husband and ex-wife met to discuss matters concerning their children.  An argument occurred and the police were called.  The police inquired as to whether either party had struck the other.  The ex-wife stated that she had slapped her ex-husband, but the ex-husband stated that she did not slap him.  Since the ex-husband stated that she had not slapped him, she was not arrested.

We had an individual who claimed he had been robbed by three black males at Wendys around midnight on December 12.  Our detective s did a great job investigating this claim and proved that the so called victim had lied about a robbery.  He is now being charged with filing a false police report.

We had an identity theft where the victim’s American Express card was used in France .

Report for the week of December 8
This past week we had one home burglary reported and no UBEVs reported (Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicles).  From what we have been hearing from detectives in other cities concerning their crimes, we are fortunate that our crime rate is low.  Let’s keep it that way by being alert and watching out for our neighbors.

The burglary occurred at a house under construction on Montclair Road between November 19 and November 30. It is not occupied at this time.  There was no sign of forced entry and it is believed that a hidden key was retrieved and used to gain entry.  Kitchen utensils were taken.

This is the only home burglary reported in the past 3 weeks.

Below is a summary of miscellaneous incidents:

We had an identity theft case where a resident’s Visa card was used several times in Atlanta , Georgia and another credit card was used in California .

An employee of a local restaurant shoved the manager (this is considered harassment) after he was fired. The manager did not seek a warrant.

A couple discovered that their checking account had unauthorized activity.  Charges were made in Virginia using their debit card.

A resident on Thornhill Road discovered that someone had removed the tag from her vehicle.

We had an attempted burglary on Little River Road at approximately 9:15 p.m. on December 4.  The offender kicked the victim’s door and damaged it, but did not gain entry.

An office on Montclair Road was burglarized.  Cash, a credit card and keys were taken from this office.

There was a hit and run accident on U.S. 280.  There were no injuries and damage was minor.  The suspect left the scene and the victim was unable to get a tag number.

We had a theft case where a woman accused her ex-husband of stealing her medicine.

We had an alleged sexual assault which occurred after a woman followed a man from a nightclub to a local hotel.  Both of the involved individuals are from another city.

A man threatened another man he suspects of having an affair with his wife.
We had a domestic case involving last week’s couple where the man told his girlfriend that he did not want her trespassing on his property.  He invited her back over, an argument occurred, she started destroying his work documents and he dragged her from his apartment.  While dragging her out she sustained a small cut on her head.  He was arrested for domestic violence.

Drug dogs were taken to the Mountain Brook High parking lot and the dogs hit on several vehicles.  Drugs were found in 3 vehicles.  Action is being taken by the school officials and the police department.

Macy’s loss prevention agents apprehended a shoplifter who had stolen a sweater.

A man presented forged prescriptions to a pharmacist at a local pharmacy in an attempt to obtain drugs.  The pharmacist recognized the name on the prescriptions and did not fill the prescriptions.  The suspect left the pharmacy without being identified.

We were called to deal with an unruly teenager who was cursing his mother.

Two unidentified black females knocked on a man’s door on Little River Road and wanted a ride to Birmingham.  The suspicious females were not given a ride.

Report for the week of December 1
This past week we had no home burglaries reported and one UBEV reported (Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle).

The UBEV occurred at the Shell Station in Mountain Brook Village on November 30 between 4:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.  The vehicle was not locked.  Cash was taken from the victim’s purse.

Below is a summary of miscellaneous incidents:

A subject was arrested for shoplifting at Macy’s.  The male thief took the tag from a coat and attempted to wear it out of the store, but was apprehended by loss prevention agents.

A couple discovered that their checking account had unauthorized activity.  Charges were made in Washington D.C. using the husband’s debit card.

A college student lost his wallet with his credit cards.  An honest citizen found the wallet and it was returned to the owner.

We had a theft case involving a stolen Rolex and gun from an unlocked safe.  We believe we have a good suspect in this case and will likely solve it.

Two mailboxes were damaged on North Woodridge Road .  Fortunately we have video of the incident.

There was a hit and run accident on Montclair Road .  A parked vehicle was struck in a parking lot and the driver of the suspect vehicle left the scene. No other information available to locate the suspect.

We had a criminal mischief case where an ex-husband was late picking up his child and his angry ex-wife kicked and dented his vehicle. Both of the involved individuals are from another city.

There was a hit and run accident on Culver Road at Western’s lot which involved a parked vehicle.  We have no tag number or other information that would help locate the offender.  There were no injuries and vehicle damage was minor.

An unknown male and female took some items from the Rite Aid pharmacy and quickly left the scene in an older model gold Toyota.

A woman was accused by her mother of striking her during an argument. There were no injuries and no arrests.

A subject attempted to pass 3 forged prescriptions at Harbin pharmacy, but alert employees foiled the suspect’s plan.  The suspect quickly left the store, but we believe we will identify him.

A man called the police to remove his unruly girlfriend after she started yelling at him and would not leave his apartment.  She was told by the police to leave and if she returned she could be arrested.

We had a hit and run accident on U.S. 280.  There was damage to 2 other vehicles, but no injuries.  The drivers of the vehicles which were struck did not get a tag number.

A woman in our city reported that someone in Virginia had used her daughter’s debit card and had billed over $200 to her account.

A woman and man had an argument in the Whole Foods lot.  We were called, but there was no police action necessary.  These people are from another city.

Report for the week of November 24
This past week we had two home burglaries reported and four UBEVs reported (Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicles).

The first home burglary occurred between 9:00 a.m and 12:30 p.m. on November 17 on Carriage Place .  The thief entered the home through an unlocked door and a laptop was taken.

The second home burglary occurred on Abingdon Road between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on November 17.  The thief entered a rear window in the house and took a television, dvd, jewelry, a computer and an iPad. The victim’s alarm was not on.

The first, second, and third UBEVs listed on this report have been solved.

Thanks to the Pelham patrol officers who chased and apprehended the suspects who have been connected to our UBEVs at the Birmingham Country Club.

The first UBEV occurred on the parking lot at the Birmingham Country Club between 10 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. on Nov. 17.   A window was broken on the vehicle and the victim is not sure if anything was taken from the vehicle.  This vehicle was locked.

The second UBEV occurred on the parking lot at the Birmingham Country Club between 10:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. on November 17.  A window was broken on this vehicle and it is unknown if anything was taken.  This vehicle was locked.

The third UBEV occurred on the parking lot at the Birmingham Country Club between 10:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. on November 17.  A window was broken on this vehicle and a purse, jewelry and other items were taken.  This vehicle was locked.

The fourth UBEV occurred several weeks ago during the night of October 25 on Cherokee Road .  A wallet containing a checkbook and credit cards was taken. The vehicle was not locked.

Below is a summary of miscellaneous incidents:

We had a domestic violence case in Office Park.  A woman who works there was being harassed by her ex husband.  There was a fight and she received minor injuries.  Both of these people live in Birmingham .

There was a hit and run accident on 280.  We have a tag number and will likely solve this case.  There were no injuries and vehicle damage was minor.

We had an attempted scam where someone called and told the victim that a relative of the victim was in jail and he needed $2800 to get out.  Fortunately the victim didn’t fall for this.

A mother and her teenage son got into an argument over car keys.  The police were called and no police action was necessary.

We had an identity case reported.  The offender compromised the victim’s credit card and it was used in the Philippines .

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