This information comes from Decatur police reports.
Stolen, not stolen. An officer was called to the Trackside Tavern on East College Avenue about 4:40 a.m. Nov. 3. A man said he parked his 1991 Acura Legend in the lot about 2:30 a.m. and discovered it missing two hours later. About 5 p.m. that day, the he telephoned the police department to say the car had been found. He'd asked somebody else to drive it away "due to his high level of intoxication."
Another Honda stolen. A woman on Third Avenue reported the morning of Oct. 31 that her 1998 Honda Civic was stolen. She parked in the driveway the night before. The car had been locked.
Package taken. A resident of Charter Square Condominiums reported that a package was stolen Oct. 31 from her front steps. She has a surveillance camera on her residence and said the footage showed the package being delivered about 2 p.m. The footage also showed a white female with two small children approaching the door about 4:45 p.m., apparently knocking and then walking away with the package.
Tag, you're arrested. An officer stopped a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer on Clairemont Avenue Oct. 25 because of an expired tag. The driver said he knew that and was trying to fix the situation. The officer asked the driver where he got the decal, which a computer search showed was stolen from Carroll County. The driver said he had two decals, one from a plate he found beside the road and the other from a junkyard. He was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. The laptops in the care were placed in the police evidence room at the driver's request.