Three arrested following robbery in progress
Two men were arrested and charged with robbery, after they tried to rob a 17-year-old Lakewood boy of his marijuana in the municipal parking lot at 1300 Warren Road at around 1:40 p.m. Feb. 20.
Police chief Timothy Malley said the robbery was set up as a drug deal.
When the would-be drug buyers showed up, they tried to rob the boy at gunpoint following a fistfight in the car. “He refused to give up the drugs,” Malley said.
The recovered gun turned out to be a BB gun.
The third suspect, a 17-year-old Lakewood boy, took off on foot and was later charged with robbery.
The victim, who hasn’t yet been charged, also took off on foot — with one of the would-be robber's car keys. “(The robbery) wasn’t very well conceived, it wasn’t very well executed and it resulted in them getting arrested,” Malley said.
A pair of strange drunken driving arrests
Police responded to a couple of strange drunken driving calls in the early morning of Feb. 17.
A man was charged with drunken driving after he struck a couple of parked cars in the 1300 block of Belle Avenue at around 2 a.m.
An hour later, another man was charged with drunken driving after his car got stuck on the railroad tracks at Beach Avenue at 3 a.m.
Once police cleared the vehicle from the tracks, police notified Norfolk Southern to reopen the railroad line.
Two juvenile boys were charged with trespassing and possession fireworks after they were spotted on their bicycles on the railroad tracks near Sloane Subway at around 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Shooting lasers at motorists
received a report of someone shining lasers on motorists as they passed the intersection of Belle and Madison avenues at around 5 p.m. Feb. 14.
Police called about missing sippy cup
A woman called police for assistant about retrieving a sippy cup from a friend’s house in the 15000 block of Lakewood Heights Boulevard at around 9 p.m. Feb. 17. The missing cup couldn’t be found.
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