Performer’s car, DJ equipment stolen | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Feb. 22-March 2

Feb. 22

Swindled: At 10:51 a.m. in the 15100 block of Northeast 84th Street, a subject claiming to be from Microsoft tried to swindle a few thousand dollars from a woman who saw the scam for what it was and didn’t fall prey to it. The caller claimed the victim was owed a refund and convinced her to allow the suspect to remotely access her computer. The suspect said they were issuing a $300 refund but then told the victim an extra zero was accidentally entered and $3,000 was deposited. The suspect then asked the victim to return the amount in the form of gift cards. The subject hung up the phone and the suspect did not receive any money.

Feb. 23

DJ no more: At 11:56 a.m. at Northeast 21st Street and Bel-Red Road, police were called after a performer found his truck full of DJ equipment was stolen. The victim said the truck contained thousands of dollars of electronics, costumes and other items used for his work. The investigation remains ongoing.

Fraud: At 12:11 a.m. in the 3800 block of 167th Place Northeast, a swindler posing as a man’s friend conned $4,000 out of him by claiming he needed a loan to fly home for an emergency. The victim wired the money oversees before being able to reach his friend who told him there was no emergency and he had not contacted him. The suspect is unknown at this time.

Feb. 27

Car prowler: At 3:11 p.m. in the 17100 block of Northeast 80th Street, an unknown suspect broke into an unlocked work van and stole several tools.

Burglary: At 2:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of 159th Place Northeast, officers responded to reports of a suspect entering an unlocked apartment and stealing a backpack and laptop. Police formed a perimeter and searched the area, but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.