Tuesday, June 14
12:34 a.m. A 20-year-old man was arrested at 65 Fairfax Street after driving in the opposite direction of traffic and nearly colliding with a police car. He ended up meeting the officer after crashing into a parked car a short distance away. He was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without a license.
Monday, June 13
2:10 p.m. A 38-year-old woman was arrested after starting two fires behind the Falkirk Cultural Center Mansion within less than an hour and a half. A witness saw her fleeing the scene after the second fire.
Saturday, June 11
12:39 p.m. A 30-year-old man was tackled by a clerk and a customer at the Mini Mart at the Shell Gas Station on Irwin Street at 2nd Street after attempting to flee after the clerk called the police. The man was caught trying to steal a turkey sandwich from the store. At the time of his arrest, police found that he was on parole for burglary.
12:26 p.m. An 82-year-old woman was scammed out of her savings after providing an unidentified suspect with her bank account information. The woman was told the information was needed in order to investigate a fictitious fraud case. She was found after the manager at the Villa Inn called the police when she failed to pay for her room, after which it was determined that her bank account had been drained. The woman, who is currently homeless, was given temporary shelter at a nearby motel.
9:20 a.m. A 35-year-old man was arrested after barging into an apartment on the first block of Larkspur Street and attempting to choke a female occupant. In response, a second occupant struck the man in the head, causing him to let go of the woman. He proceeded to brandish a kitchen knife at the two, but fled after the woman started to call the police. He was subsequently apprehended and booked.
Thursday, June 9
8:52 p.m. A 17-year-old was cited and released into his parent's custody after he was caught urinating on a public wall during the downtown farmer’s market. After lying about his identity, police searched his backpack and recovered a bottle of alcohol. A blood alcohol test found that he was more than two times above the legal limit for adults.
2:17 p.m. A 54-year-old man caused a nuisance when he arrived at an office building at 1508 Lincoln Avenue intoxicated. The man attempted to assault another man by grabbing his throat. The resulting tussle injured both men as they struggled with each other and eventually fell outside the front door of the building. The drunk man was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery.