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Police Blotter for Sept. 19

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A woman called police to report she loaned her vehicle to her stepson and he did not bring it back as promised.

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A woman was issued a citation for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk downtown.

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A woman reported a white pickup truck with a canoe on top following her home.

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A man called police to report that his boss shoved him to the ground.

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Police received a report of an aggressive dog going after a mail carrier.

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Police received a report of a home burglary where an old, valuable cookie jar was stolen, along with salt and pepper shakers.

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Police received a report of a woman screaming and banging on a door at a residence near Avenue B, after she was involved in a domestic dispute and had a large cut on her arm. She was located at another residence and taken to St. Rose Sienna Hospital.

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Someone called police to report that a ceramic snake valued at $45 was stolen from a flower bed.

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Police received a report of a man in a red car asking cheerleaders, who were washing cars at Albertsons, to get in his car with him. He was said to be driving around the parking lot for 45 minutes.

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Police received a report of a dog tied to a suitcase near a local motel, with a sign that read, “Free dog.”

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