Lovelorn in Laurel loses out to scammer after interacting on dating site

Police Report: November 30 - December 8, 2020
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Laurel Police Report

The following represent a portion of the calls responded to by officers from the Laurel Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, all cases are considered under investigation. Anyone with information about these or other crimes is encouraged to call the LPD at 628-8737.

Dec. 1

• At 1:48 p.m. a theft was reported on the 700 block of Mulberry. A license plate was stolen off a trailer.

• At 12:52 p.m. a theft was reported at a convenience store on West Main St. Two teenagers stole a case of beer and left in a silver car. The incident is under investigation.

Dec. 2

• At 10:28 a.m. a theft was reported. An individual was scammed out of $130,000 in what started out as an online romance on a dating site.

• At 11:50 a.m. a juvenile male was charged with criminal trespass to property after previously being trespassed from Laurel Police Department property.

• At 7:45 p.m. a chainsaw was stolen from the back of a pickup on the 500 block of 5th Ave.

Dec. 3

• At 10:24 a.m. an employee from First Interstate Ba n k advised they had discovered a fraudulent check. A subject had cashed the $4,000 forgery at the bank. Officers have identified a suspect and the charges are being reviewed by the County Attorney.

Dec. 5

• At 9:24 a.m. a push out was reported at Walmart resulting in a $500 loss. The surveillance video is being reviewed by officers and the incident is under investigation.

Dec. 7

• At 7:45 a.m. a theft was reported on the 200 block of Foundation. A backpack containing college textbooks and a welding helmet were stolen out of a vehicle.

Dec. 8

• At 12:48 a.m. officers conducting a traffic stop on the 100 block of 1st Ave. discovered the driver was impaired and Jeffrey Dionne, 31, of Laurel was charged with DUI (1st offense).


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Nov. 30

• At 1:44 a.m. a caller on Allen Creek Ln. stated they fell out of their wheelchair and needed help getting back in it. At 2:17 a.m. Columbus Fire and Rescue was clear of the residence.

• At 3:18 p.m. a deputy advised he was flagged down at near mile marker 429 on Interstate 90. The person advised them there was a black vehicle halfway up the exit ramp at the new Laurel exit and the driver appeared to be slumped over in the vehicle. At 3:27 p.m. the deputy advised the male in the vehicle was fixing something in their vehicle.

Dec. 1

• At 7:50 a.m. a 911 caller at the Zip Trip stated their sister had a lot of health problems and was dying. Dispatch could hear the sister making noises in the background. The caller was upset and hard to understand. At 8:25 a.m. Park City ambulance met AMR at Zoo Drive.

Dec 3.

• At 12:32 a.m. Laurel PD requested an ambulance for a female patient who recently had surgery and was weak and shaking with high blood sugar. At 12:37 a.m. a second page was sent to Park City ambulance. At 1:08 a.m. Laurel was unable to get an ambulance and Columbus Fire and Rescue didn’t have the staffing.

Dec. 4

• At 12:15 a.m. a caller on 1st St. SE stated she had allowed a woman to move in but she started “creeping” her out and had asked her to leave. The roommate invited a man to be there and there was a strange smell coming from the bedroom. At 12:31 a.m. a deputy spoke with the RP on the phone.

• At 3:05 a.m. a caller on Old Mill Rd. stated her daughter had snuck out again and thought she knew where she was. At 4:26 a.m. a deputy was unable to locate her at the residence. At 10:58 a.m. a deputy was transporting the juvenile back home.

• At 6:14 a.m. a caller near mile marker 426 on I–90 advised of a semi driving erratically and speeding and tailgating. At 6:45 a.m. a deputy spoke with the RP and said it sounded like a mutual road rage incident.

Dec. 6

• At 6:20 p.m. a deputy was en route to Laurel PD with a suspected impaired driver. The passenger was going to drive the vehicle to the residence. The suspect blew .228 and was cited for aggravated DUI and released at their house.



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