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Police were called to the Bicycle Collective, 506 E. Sixth St., at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16, referencing a theft. Between Oct. 14-16 six bicycles had been rented with a credit card and none returned. The victim called a number he found online that matched the name of the renter, who claimed his credit card must have been stolen, because he’s in Ames. That afternoon the victim received a phone call from the manager of SQ Liquor, who said two of the stolen bikes had been abandoned at the store. The four bikes that have not been found are each at $1,200. Investigations continue.


The victim walked to Methodist Hospital on Oct. 16 from his residence at the 1200 block of 22nd Street after being assaulted by his female roommate. After three years of living together, he said she suddenly became violent toward him in the last two weeks. This day she punched him in the arm and hit him in the face with a gallon of milk. The victim thinks she just uses him for his monthly $782 social security check and that she is a prescription pill addict. Police observed the victim had poor hygiene and behaved lucidly. No arrests were made, but police recommended additional assistance for the victim.


The victim answered an Oct. 14 Craig’s List ad to buy a cockatoo from a reverend. The reverend said he would ship the bird to her after he received $225. She wired him the money from Hy-Vee at Southeast 14th Street and Park Avenue. It went to the handle “Food Lion” in Waldorf, Md. The victim started getting phone calls a couple days later alerting her to an email that said she would need a medical report for the bird before it could be allowed to board the plane, which required an additional $445. Investigations continue. CV

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