Skulduggery of the week: Five O’Clock Somewhere
At 5:51 p.m. on Oct. 16, officers tried to bust a house party involving teenagers drinking alcohol in the 3200 block of Stanford Avenue, in response to neighbor complaints. Although the number of cars outside the house indicated that there were several people inside, none of them came to the door. However, police towed one vehicle for a parking violation.
At 7 a.m., a man turned in a wallet belonging to a University Park resident that he found at a construction site in the 4300 block of St. Johns Drive.
At 5:26 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after suffering a shoulder injury when his bicycle collided with a brown 2014 Honda CRV in the 3500 block of Normandy Avenue. Since the cyclist caused the accident, the driver of the Honda was not punished, although the SUV was damaged.
At 6:26 p.m., a resident of the 4500 block of Arcady Avenuereported the theft of a $1,500 MacBook Air laptop computer, a $500 leather bracelet with gold stones, and a custom-made sapphire ring. All three thefts were from an upstairs closet over a period of several weeks, prompting the homeowner to suspect a housekeeper or nanny.
Between 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, a thief stole a white 2015 Lexus sedan, valued at $40,000, in the 3600 block of Wentwood Drive.
Between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 14, a burglar broke into a gray 2010 Chevrolet Suburban in the 3800 block of Southwestern Boulevard and stole the third-row seat.
Between 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 15, a burglar broke into a black 2012 Chevrolet Suburban in the 4400 block of Potomac Avenue and stole the third-row seat.
Between 7:10 and 8:10 a.m., a burglar broke into a silver 2014 Jeep Wrangler at Germany Park and stole a $1,000 Dolce & Gabbana wallet containing $250 in cash.
Between 10 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 18, a thief stole $60 worth of cushions from an outdoor chair in a yard in the 4100 block of Lovers Lane.
At 7 a.m., John Batinovich, 21, of University Park was arrested in the 3300 block of Westminster Avenue on a public intoxication charge.
At 12:54 p.m., the driver of a silver 2014 Mercedes sedan caused an accident with a black 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe in the 3600 block of Granada Avenue. The Mercedes driver tried to flee but was stopped by witnesses, who suspected he was intoxicated. Karoly Godo, 20, of University Park was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
Between 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 18, a thief stole $4,500 worth of appliances from a residential construction site in the 4000 block of Stanford Avenue.
Between 3:30 and 4:14 p.m., a thief stole a $200 Trek boys bicycle at Snider Plaza.
Between 4 and 5:30 p.m., a burglar broke into a gray 201Two 2 Honda Odyssey at Germany Park and stole a $100 Kate Spade purse. The miscreant also broke into a black 2015 Lexus sedan and stole a $300 Coach purse containing a $100 Coach wallet and $20 in cash.