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Police Blotter

June 30, 6:37 a.m.

Police received a call about a resident whose tires were slashed.

June 30, 10:33 a.m.

Police responded to the scene where a driver was traveling 102 mph, they said.

June 30, 5:50 p.m.

A man told police that someone broke into his car and stole his stereo and ignition switch.

June 30, 7:25 p.m.

A call came in about a man who had tipped over in his wheelchair.

July 2, 7:47 a.m.

A call came in about a dead duck on a sidewalk.

July 2, 7:56 p.m.

Police responded to the scene where a nonpoisonous snake made its way to a resident’s house. The resident told police to leave the snake alone so it could eat scorpions and bugs.

July 3, 2:01 p.m.

Police responded to a call about a 20-foot semitrailer that caught fire behind the fire department.

July 3, 7:31 p.m.

Police received a call from a resident who said someone had stolen a moped, two scooters, a washing machine and dryer the night before.

July 4, 3:32 p.m.

A call came in about a Chevy sedan that was fully engulfed in flames, police said.

July 5, 7:35 a.m.

A woman told police that a man intentionally ran her foot over with his wheelchair.

July 5, 8:01 p.m.

Police received a call about a man who threw bottles at a drive-thru window.

July 5, 8:45 p.m.

A man told police that a group of people threw something at his car when he told them to stop setting off fireworks.

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