This week we experienced two home burglaries and two UBEVs (Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicles).
The first home burglary occurred on Pinecrest Road between 12 p.m. on June 8 and 3 p.m. on June 10. The thief entered the home after breaking a glass panel on a rear door. A significant amount of jewelry was taken from the home. There was no alarm.
The second home burglary occurred on Dover Drive between June 9 and June 12. A garage was open and a motorcycle was taken. We have the name of the suspect, and our detectives will solve this case. The suspect is a former friend of the victim.
The first UBEV occurred on Montevallo Road during the night on June 9. The victim’s vehicle was parked in his driveway, and a camera was stolen from it. The vehicle was not locked.
The second UBEV occurred on the Whole Foods parking lot on June 7 between 2:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. The vehicle was locked, and a window was broken to make entry. A tennis bag, an iPhone and several tennis rackets were taken.
A woman called the police to report that she was having a verbal altercation with her husband. No police action was necessary.
We received a report of an identity theft where a man’s debit card number was stolen. The thief used the number to obtain more than $1,000 in merchandise.
Two brothers who were working at a construction site in Mountain Brook got into an argument. One of the brothers called to report that his brother had threatened him with a gun. Both of these individuals are from Birmingham.
A man on Peacock Lane reported that his John Deere lawnmower was stolen between June 6 and June 9. This mower was taken from his front yard.
A woman reported that she was receiving profanity-laced text messages from a former friend. The two women are having a conflict over a male friend.
We had a fraudulent use of a credit card case reported where a man in California called a local garment shop and had items shipped to California. The man used a card that was declined and the shop is out $1,800.
A woman was stopped for a traffic violation, and she gave the police officer her niece’s information. When the woman didn’t pay the ticket, the niece had her license suspended. The woman will be charged with identity theft. (Be aware that this can happen to you, and you may not discover it for years. If the woman had paid the ticket, the victim wouldn’t have known until the ticket caused her car insurance premiums to increase.)