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String of Thefts at HF Racquet Club: Police Blotter

Homewood Police Reports, Oct. 12-13

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

String of Thefts Reported at HF Racquet Club

According to several police reports, three thefts occurred from lockers at the H.F. Racquet Club between 6:50 and 8:35 a.m.  The first victim returned to the locker room to find the combination lock from his locker and his wallet, containing two credit cards and $28 in cash, missing. The second victim returned to the locker room and saw that his keypad lock was missing and that $107 in cash was gone from within the locker. The third victim returned to the locker room to find his lock sitting unlocked on the bench next to his locker and his wallet, containing a driver's license, a Discover card, and $42 in cash, was missing.

Identity Thief Tries To Pass Along Pittsburgh Water Bill

A woman from the 18600 block of Center Ave. told police that she had received a bill for $91.02 in the mail from New Jersey American Water in Pittsburgh, Pa. When she contacted the company, she was told that somebody had opened an account in her name. She told police she had not given anybody permission to open accounts in her name.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Phone Harassment

A woman reported to police that she has been receiving harassing phone calls since March. According to the report, the calls started when she began talking to a man she met while working at a bar in Chicago. She told police that the messages were originally just derogatory towards the man she met, but that they have become more threatening and the offender now knows where she works. On Oct. 7, she received a message suggesting that she would end up with four flat tires on her car, and when she was driving home from that same bar that night two of her tires blew out while she was driving home.

Identity Thief Files Taxes in Homewood Woman's Name

A woman from the 1600 block of Ridge Road told police that she had received a letter from the IRS telling her that her federal tax return was denied. When she contacted the IRS, she was informed that an unknown offender had filed taxes in her name without her permission.

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