Newport police reports for Oct. 4: Property damage, stolen vehicle, attempted break-inRecent criminal activity reported in Newport.
By: Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin
Police were called Sept. 12 to a home in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue by a man reporting that his roommate had cut the cord on his vacuum cleaner. The other man admitted to police that he cut the cord and would repair it or buy a new one. Police previously were called to the home when the men were fighting over a disputed cable bill.
A Newport woman living in the 500 block of Fifth Street reported Sept. 13 that the vehicle identification number plate was removed from her car.
Police were called Sept. 16 on a report that the pedestrian bridge over Highway 61 had been vandalized. Someone painted graffiti on the bridge. No suspects.
Police were called Sept. 17 to the 2100 block of Second Avenue for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle’s license plate number and vehicle identification numbers did not match. An officer determined the vehicle had been reported stolen in Maplewood. No suspects.
Police were called Sept. 12 to the 1300 block of Second Avenue on a report of two males outside aiming a BB gun across the street. An officer contacted the males, who were not armed but admitted that they had a pellet gun. The gun was found in a nearby car. The caller was concerned about the males’ behavior but did not want to pursue criminal charges.
Police were called Sept. 12 to Red Rock Lodge, 1280 Hastings Ave., by the manager who reported that guests in a room were causing a disturbance by playing loud music, slamming doors and swearing at other guests. Police accompanied the manager to the room. The guests were told to leave.
Police were called to the 1600 block of 10th Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Sept. 14 after a resident reported seeing two juvenile males attempting to break into a locked van in a parking lot. The resident chased the males but lost track of them in nearby woods. Police could not locate them.