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Police Blotter: Purloined Campaign Sign, Firecrackers, Stolen Tools

Plus lots of traffic citations, false alarms and parking complaints.

Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log from noon on Jan. 24 through noon, Jan. 27. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Suspicious circumstances — Three people reported as suspicious by a caller turned out to be uniformed U.S. Postal Service employees training in the area, police said.

Firecrackers — Witnesses reported seeing or hearing three people setting off firecrackers in Piedmont Park and/or Witter Field about 3:30 p.m., but the perpetrators were gone when an officer arrived.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Gun destruction — A Bonita Avenue resident turned in a firearm for destruction by police.

Campaign shenanigans — A campaign sign for a school board candidate in the Feb. 4 municipal election was reported stolen.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

More fireworks — Two callers reported hearing fireworks in the vicinity of St. James Drive and Seaview Avenue shortly before 11 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 27

Grand theft — Someone stole about $6,000 worth of tools belonging to a contractor who was working at a Jerome Avenue home. The tools had been oft on site over the weekend.

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