The Docket 10/27/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim

by Amanda Dee

Home of the free

Two high school students stole the U.S. flag and their school flag at about 8 p.m. the other day. On the video footage that caught them in the act, one of the juvenile boys, donning a dark hoodie of course, started to take one of the flags down from its pole. The other had a white striped toboggan and dark shirt, according to the report. The flags totaled to about $50, but the students are now learning the value of their prior freedom.

Hotline beef 

A woman walked into a convenience store and “stuffed several handfuls” of items into her purse and entered a silver minivan. She bounced with $60-worth of “various meat snacks,” including “jerky, Slim Jims, etc.” Later, one of the convenience store employees received a call from a woman who said she was friends with the beef thief.

She said, “I think my friend took some stuff from you guys and she jumped out of my van near [a grocery store].” When officers attempted to call the number back, it went straight to voicemail.


A woman called in to the station to report her brother, who was being a dick. He came over to her house around 11 in the morning and hung out with her until later that hour, when the woman had to run to the store. Upon her return, approximately 15 minutes later, her brother had stolen her son’s silver 20-inch rope necklace. The son said he threw his necklace into a can in his closet when he knew his uncle was looking as a test to see if his uncle would steal it. The uncle passed with flying colors.

Drinking buddies

A man called into the station to report a theft. He told officers he was getting drunk with a friend until the friend left. At this point, the man “got his sleeping bag and fell asleep on the floor, in front of the entrance door.”

The man suspects his friend of returning to his apartment, unlocking the door with the key he allegedly still has from their time together as roommates and breaking into his cookie jar—and then stealing $417 from the cookie jar. (The man has had several interactions with police involving him drinking and accusing people of stealing his money.)


The same man reported another money theft—this time, though, not from his cookie stash. The man told the officer that his friend was staying with him and stole $50 from his wallet. Although he did not see his friend commit the crime, he said he was the only one there during the time frame of the crime so it had to be him. Again, the man has reported multiple instances of allowing people into his home who may or may not but probably do have drug problems. The officer told him “not to let these people back into his home,” to which the man responded he “would continue to let these people in.” So, officer asked him to please just “put his money in a safer place.”

To pimp a butterfly

An officer was dispatched to an apartment, where a 66-year-old woman was waiting with her lawyer to report a theft. The woman suspects her nursing aid (probably because she noticed the aid was building a little nest of items in the corner of her closet “in a manner that appeared as though she was setting it up to steal”). The woman reported a missing pinky ring and hair clip. If you see youngish woman with a cool pinky ring and a butterfly tattooed on her neck, it may or may not be the suspect.

Bank job

A woman was taking an afternoon nap, when a female visitor, who has been inside her home before, entered the home. The woman’s husband asked the other woman to be quiet because his wife was sleeping. When the woman woke up and went to check on her jar of quarters, they were missing—all $200 to $300-worth of them. The visitor, however, said otherwise to the police, saying she had no idea what the sleepy woman was talking about.

Hickory dick

An officer was dispatched to a hotel, the scene of a burglary. When she arrived, one of the hotel employees said someone “proceeded to take a wall size grandfather clock” between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The clock was valued at $1. There are no suspects. The officers and victims are probably left asking how—and why?

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