Police Briefs

Matthew Artz
Saturday September 21, 2002

n Attempted arson 

An man went to put gas in his car at 8 a.m. Wednesday and found that someone had stolen his gasket and stuck a partially burnt white cloth inside the gas tank. This is a common method to try to set a car on fire. According to police, the man suspects that a family member did it. 

n Graffiti 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car on the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue was tagged with graffiti sometime early Wednesday morning. 

n Stolen car 

A white Toyota van, license 2M58246, was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Ashby Avenue at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday night. 

n Stolen bike 

A yellow Diamondback Sorrento 21 speed girl’s bicycle was reported stolen from the 1800 block of Fairview Street at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday.