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Neighbor reports suspicious activity over weekend

July 7th, 2014 · 24 Comments

This email came in around 10 a.m.:

We live on Eighth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 104th Street and were out of town for the long weekend.

Our neighbors spotted three African-American males with backpacks walking down the street, one of whom started walking down our driveway. He spotted the other two going down 105th. He came over and questioned the guy on our property who apparently refused to talk. He told him he was going to call the cops and the guy just shrugged his shoulders.

Our neighbor did call the cops and there already happened to be a patrol car in the neighborhood. The cop stopped the guy and questioned him. He claimed his bus pass had blown out of his hand which is why he was on our property. (Obviously a lie.) The cops unfortunately couldn’t keep him on suspicion alone.

Glad we have awesome neighbors but it’s unfortunate that we have to be worried about going out of town. Please keep an eye out and continue to report any suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

Below is the 911 Incident Response Map for much of the weekend. This particular response is the top icon that looks like Sauron’s Eye. It reads “104XX BLOCK OF 8 AV NE. Final Call Type Category: SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES.”

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