A jerk was arrested after he forced himself on a woman who was staying at his Engert Avenue home for the night on March 25.
The 28-year-old woman told police that she was sleeping on the couch at the home, which is between McGuinness Boulevard and Humboldt Street, at about 11:30 pm when the perp started to “fondle” her without her permission.
He made some sexually suggestive comments, but the suggestion was not welcome, setting off a struggle that resulted in injuries to the woman’s neck and back.
She was able to break free and ran upstairs to another apartment to call police, who promptly arrested the criminal.
An unlocked door cost a Kent Street renter her computer on March 26.
A thug opened the back door of the home, which is between N. Third Street and Metropolitan Avenue, between midnight and 6 am and took the laptop while the victim was at her boyfriend’s house. She told police she came home to find the door wide open.
Some juice-less creeps stole a man’s truck battery and a couple gallons of diesel on March 22.
The man tried starting his truck where it was parked on Humboldt Street between Calyer Street and Meserole Avenue at about 6 pm, only to find that the battery and its wires were completely ripped from the engine.
What’s worse, the fuel he kept in the truck bed was also taken.
A heartless crook broke a man’s car door and stole his laptops on Norman Avenue on March 25.
The victim came back to his parking spot near Newel Street at about 8 pm and found the passenger window smashed. His glove compartment was also ripped open, revealing that his two (apparently very small) laptops were gone.
Two cars were reported missing, both on March 23:
• A thief swiped a Nissan Maxima (with a newfangled navigation system inside) from a spot on N. Ninth Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue at about 8 am. • Another perp stole a Toyota Highlander from Milton Street between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue at 7 pm. — Andy Campbell