Friday, December 28, 2012
Snowball-throwing juveniles, accidents, other items from the Forest Hills police blotter.
An arrest warrant might be issued for a suspect who led the store manager on a chase after a retail theft on Dec. 23 at the Rite-Aid at 2336 Ardmore Blvd. According to a Forest Hills police report, the store manager told police he saw the suspect lurking in the battery aisle. The manager then saw the suspect stuff a number of batteries into his pockets. When the suspect approached the counter, the manager confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect dropped several batteries then ran outside the store with the manager in pursuit. Once in the parking lot, the manager, with the help of several bystanders, attempted to restrain the man, but he fled across Yost Boulevard into the Plaza Shopping Center. The manager jumped in his …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The message references the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.
A parent of a student at East Catholic School (formerly St. Maurice) in Forest Hills received a threatening text message or email Dec. 18 that referenced the shootings last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Jackie Fazio, assistant principal, called Forest Hills police after the parent received a note that read: "Enjoy the next few days with your family for it will be your last. I will kill your kids like the boy did at that school. The time is hear." Police discovered that the parent who received the message is married to someone who works in the mental health field. Police are investigating the possibility that the person behind the message might be a patient or former employee of the parent's spouse. Dec. 19 Dec. 18 …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Also, deer accident, pit bull incident and retail theft in this week's Forest Hills police news.
Maybe the Grinch left Whoville and is residing in Forest Hills this holiday season. On Dec. 1, a resident of the 500 block of Braddock Road reported to Forest Hills police that someone had knocked over and unplugged some of his decorations. A pumpkin that was in the yard was thrown into the road. According to a police report, a resident of a neighboring house also reported that someone took Christmas decorations from his yard as well as a pink flamingo. The owner found the light in the next yard but the flamingo is still missing. "It's not a very seasonal attitude to have," said police Chief Chuck Williams, who noted the incidents appear to happen at night. In other police news from the last week: Dec. 5 Dec. 3 Dec. 2 Dec. 1 Nov. 30