This week we experienced no home burglaries and one UBEV (Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle).
The UBEV occurred on Vine Street between June 1 and June 15. The thief took some valuable copper nails from an enclosed trailer. According to the report, the contractor who owned the trailer said that the locks were still intact.
On June 17 at approximately 2 a.m., a patrol officer spotted a white female stumbling down Overton Road. The 32-year-old woman had an argument with her husband after being at a bar and decided to get out of their car. The woman was arrested for “public intoxication.” She was from another city.
On June 16 at approximately 3 p.m., a patrol officer received a call to check on a vehicle parked on Asbury Place. The officer discovered that a drunk man was sitting in the vehicle. The 29-year-old white male was arrested for “public intoxication”. He was from another city.
Two of the “beggars” on Shades Creek Parkway got into a physical altercation over turf rights. (That’s right; they were fighting over who got to beg where.) One of the beggars claimed that the other beggar tried to run over him with his blue pick-up. (Yes, the beggars have vehicles.) By the way, these individuals don’t station themselves in Mountain Brook, they go just outside in the county area.
We had a case of identity theft that involved a man’s mail being forwarded to another address.
On June 8, a thief took copper valley metal from a house under construction on Chester Road.
We took a harassment report from a woman who was allegedly grabbed on the arm by her ex daughter-in-law.
An expensive looking red bicycle was recovered in the Canterbury Road area about a week ago. Below is the actual narrative on a police report. This is a classic case of how these travelers scam you. They use intimidation.
“The complainant reported that on June 11 a white male knocked on her door and told her that he had just completed a paving job in the neighborhood and had some
asphalt left over. The subject asked the complainant if she wanted him to surface her driveway with the asphalt. The subject stated that he would charge her $3 per foot. The complainant agreed, and the subject left. On June 12, another subject returned with the equipment to complete the work. This subject was also a white male. There were four workers also, all described as black males. The complainant stated that the work was completed and she was approached by the white male. The subject told the complainant that the cost for the work would be $5,200. The complainant wrote a check to the subject because she was afraid to contest the cost. Our detectives are investigating this case.”
Below is the requested information on child restraints:
Alabama statute 32-5-222
(a) Every person transporting a child in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets, or highways of this state, shall provide for the protection of the child by properly using an aftermarket or integrated child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards and the requirements of subsection (b). This section shall not be interpreted to release in part or in whole the responsibility of an automobile manufacturer to insure the safety of children to a level at least equivalent to existing federal safety standards for adults. In no event shall failure to wear a child passenger restraint system be considered as contributory negligence. The term "motor vehicle" as used in this section shall include a passenger car, pickup truck, van (seating capacity of 10 or less), minivan, or sports utility vehicle.
(b) The size appropriate restraint system required for a child in subsection (a) must meet the requirements of Section 32-5B-4 and shall include all of the following:
(1) Infant only seats and convertible seats used in the rear facing position for infants until at least one year of age or 20 pounds.
(2) Convertible seats in the forward position or forward facing seats until the child is at least five years of age or 40 pounds.
(3) Booster seats until the child is six years of age.
(4) Seat belts until 15 years of age.
Email about bikes on roads
This is just FYI as I have received similar emails or phone calls related to this subject. Please be careful if you are driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle.
“Last night, around 6:30 p.m., my husband and I were driving west on Cherokee Road. As we were rounding a curve just west of Dell, we came very close to hitting a man on a bicycle. We did not see him until we rounded the curve and there was traffic coming in the opposite direction.
I know there is no way to keep cyclists off Cherokee, but maybe if they read this it will save a life. The young man is very lucky to be alive today.”