Mystery abduction or prank?
At about 2:24 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, an early-morning witness reported seeing a bizarre incident in the vicinity of Cherry and Railroad avenues.
The witness told Sheriff’s deputies that he saw a gray vehicle pull along side a pedestrian on Railroad Avenue, when a passenger got out of the car and pushed the pedestrian to the ground. The passenger then proceeded to shove the pedestrian into the vehicle, which took off.
The witness could offer no further information on what he saw and, as of Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office had no reports of any missing person or anyone who may have sought treatment at a hospital.
The mystery remains.
In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:
Monday, Nov. 12:
10:48 a.m. – Dude, where’s my motorcycle? A resident in the 900 block of First Street West reported that sometime overnight, someone had stolen his blue and white Suzuki motorcycle.
8:51 p.m. – Cleaning out the pickup truck. A resident in the 500 block of Curtin Lane reported that sometime overnight, someone had cut a lock and stolen a Stihl saw, a five-gallon gas can, a cutoff blade and the chain and lock that held the items together in the bed of his truck. The victim told officers the person must have been on foot because whomever it was left a generator behind in the truck bed.
Tuesday, Nov. 13:
7:13 p.m. – Dude, where’s my furnace? A landlord who owns a property in the 400 block of Calle del Monte reported that the tenants he just evicted departed with some of his property. The victim told Sheriff’s deputies he was missing a furnace valued at $1,200 and kitchen cabinets, also valued at $1,200.
Wednesday, Nov. 14:
3:11 p.m. – Slap wife, go to jail. Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a residence in the 18000 block of Highway 12 on the report of a domestic incident. A husband and wife got into a verbal dispute and the wife told deputies that her husband slapped her. The 43-year-old male was arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery.
6:03 p.m. – Is that a beer in your pants or …? A loss-prevention officer at a local market observed a man come into the store, take a large bottle of beer from a shelf and then disappear into the restroom. When the man emerged from the restroom, he no longer had the beer in his hand. He then took two bags of jelly beans and a deli sandwich and left the store without paying. The store’s security guard caught up with the man in the parking lot and found that he had the half-full bottle of beer stuffed down his pants. The 47-year-old Boyes Hot Springs resident, who is on probation for DUI, was cited for petty theft and a probation violation and released.
Saturday, Nov. 17:
8:29 a.m. – Mysterious auto burglary. A resident in the 700 block of Istvan Road reported that he had parked his locked vehicle in the driveway the evening before. Sometime overnight, someone entered the vehicle and made off with $200 of miscellaneous items. There was no sign of forced entry.
Monday, Nov. 19:
9:20 p.m. – Hefty jewelry heist. A resident in the 1000 block of Watmaugh Road reported that someone entered his residence and stole a jewelry box containing about $5,000 worth of jewelry.