On Friday, Dec. 11, at about 7:33 p.m. units were sent to the 800 block of North Polk Street after a resident there discovered a burglary.
The 80-year-old victim told officers that he got home at 7:30, sat down in his living room, picked up the remote control to his 32-inch LCD television set and realized the television was missing.
The victim said he had paid $500 for the set.
Officers found some evidence at the scene and reported the incident to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.
The victim said he may have left his door unlocked while he was gone earlier.
On Sunday, Dec. 13, at 9:19 a.m. officers responded to a vandalism call at the Normandy Apartments, 1200 E. Houston St.
A 24-year-old man met with the officers and said someone had thrown a brick through the windshield of his Ford Mustang.
The officer noticed the glass had been shattered but was still intact. It was parked on the east side of the complex.
Two bricks were discovered on the ground near the passenger side of the vehicle.
The man’s girlfriend said her former boyfriend may have caused the damage but she had no reason to believe he would have thrown the bricks.
The victim estimated that it would cost him about $600 to have the windshield replaced.
Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and grand jury indictment of a suspect in a crime.
Anyone who might have information on either of the cases is urged to contact the organization on its 24-hour hotline at 362-0206.