December 21, 2006 at 2:03 PM CST - Updated July 1 at 9:45 PM
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: 1000 block of Henderson St. A chain was cut from the front gate of a fenced residence Wednesday. Nothing else was damaged and nothing was missing.
BURGLARY OF A HABITATION: 1300 block of Myrna St. A vacant house was broken into sometime in the past month and a Craftsman pressure washer was stolen.
THEFT: 1900 block of Howard. A woman reported that she was bilked out of a substantial amount of money in a fraudulent lottery. The woman received mail in her deceased husband's name saying he had won the Atlantic Lottery and wanted a "tax" payment before the winnings were sent. The victim sent that "tax" payment but instead of receiving a lottery check she received another letter saying she owed a "fine" of $2000. The victim did not send a second check but notified police.
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE: 600 block of W. Frank. A man reported that a tenant took his pickup Monday without permission and hasn't returned it.
THEFT: 1300 block of Abney. Three gumball machines were stolen from a washateria Wednesday night.