Blotter: Officers Chase Suspects Down in SLP

Also, an unknown suspect smashed out a local bus shelter.

Editor's Note: The following incidents occurred between July 26 and Aug. 1, and were included in the  most recent weekly report, sent out on Aug. 9. Specific details come from individual incident reports maintained by the department.

July 26 - A police officer found a bus shelter at the corner of 28th Street and Louisiana Court with the glass smashed out. The damage was estimated at $1,000 and no suspects have been identified.

July 27 - A 35-year-old man called police after his car was broken into while parked in a lot in the 3700 block of Grand Way. There were no signs of forced entry, and the man said he was uncertain if he had locked the car. Stolen were a guitar, about $300 worth of gym clothes and sporting equipment, and an iPod. No suspects have been identified.

July 29 - Officers on routine patrol near France Avenue and Excelsior Boulevard saw a vehicle swerve away quickly when the driver saw the squad car. Because of recent burglaries in the area, the officers followed the vehicle, which parked on a dead end on Glenhurst Avenue. Two men got out and started running away through . An officer was able to catch Kyle Thomas, 21, who was very drunk. More officers were called into the area, and they eventually apprehended the second man, 21-year-old Alex Mathison. Both men claimed a third man was the driver, though police found no one else. The two were cited with fleeing police on foot and released. There was no evidence that the men were burglarizing the area.

Aug. 1 — While on routine patrol on Cedar Lake Road near Highway 100 early in the morning, an officer saw a vehicle parked in a parking lot with its headlights on and a man outside the vehicle. The officer decided to follow the vehicle as it left the lot, and the driver began to speed, so the officer pulled the vehicle over on Penn Avenue. The man got out of his car and started to run, going through a number of backyards in the area. Additional officers and K9s were called, and the man, 24-year-old Artise D'Von Williams, was apprehended. He was booked and posted $100 bail. Williams will appear in court on Aug. 24.

Aug. 1 - Police were called to the 2500 block of Kipling Avenue South after a resident reported that four bikes were stolen from his garage. The man said he left his vehicle unlocked in the driveway, and it appeared as if the unknown suspect entered the vehicle and used the garage door opener to gain access.


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