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Tuesday – July 18, 2023

#2023-202738/North Precinct/Third Watch:

Officers were responding to an unrelated call when they observed two males chasing two females across Aurora Av N. Officers went to detain these subjects when they observed one of the males toss a firearm into a vehicle and flee on foot. They recovered the firearm and upon further investigation arrested the male for Investigation of Harassment.

#2023-202607/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07/18/23, East Precinct officers responded to the area of 1158 15th Ave E to investigate multiple dumpster fires set by an unknown arson suspect. Upon arrival, officers met with Fire Marshal 5 who determined the fire to be an arson that caused approximately $30,000 – $50,000 worth of damage to an unoccupied residential home. ABS was notified of the incident.

#2023-202291/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07/17/2023 RP is a store employee who observed the suspect taking items and placing them in a backpack. The RP confronted the suspect past the point of sales and demanded the items be returned. The RP and the suspect struggled over the stolen property and the suspect punched the RP, and then fled on foot. The RP believes the suspect still had about $60 worth of items when he fled. Area check by patrol resulted negative.

#2023-203446/North Precinct/Second Watch:

RP reported finding a dead body off the walking path in Cowen Park. Initial examination at the scene revealed no obvious signs of trauma. KCME took custody of the body.