2017-11-10 / On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres

Glenbrooke Circle: A woman called police at 3 p.m. Sunday after she said someone shot an arrow into her yard where her grandson was playing. The woman told the reporting officer she didn’t see the incident, but her grandson was outside playing in her backyard when he said he saw the arrow fly into the yard. The boy picked it up and went inside to tell his grandmother about his “findings.” The red and gray arrow came from an undetermined direction as the boy wasn’t sure where it traveled from, and the officer didn’t see any criminal intent in the incident. The arrow was collected and taken to be destroyed.

Furman Avenue: Both a man and a woman called police Thursday after they both realized they had been robbed. The woman called at 9 a.m., and the man discovered his burglary at 3 p.m. The two lived on different blocks, but the method of robbery was almost identical in both homes. Both victims said someone had broken into their homes and had burglarized them. The culprits had forced the back doors open and then, once inside, ransacked several rooms, rummaging through drawers and in cabinets. Then the woman said they must have used her laundry basket to carry out several of her “piggie banks” and one plastic container that contained roughly $ 400, she said. The laundry basket was not in the laundry room but near the exit. At the man’s home, no cash was missing but $11,000 worth of jewelry was gone, he said. Both homes were processed for prints, and DNA samples were taken in additional areas the thieves may have touched.

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