Home invasion robbery
A 34-year-old male resident had a female companion at his house Aug. 9 at 10:05 p.m. at 4900 Cape May Ave. The female answered a knock at the door and two male suspects forced their way inside. One of the males was armed with an expandable baton, the other with a knife. The suspects ordered the male to the floor. A struggle ensued and the victim was beaten several times with the baton, then was ordered to open a safe, but was unable to do so.
The suspects then rummaged through the contents of the residence and took several items, including credit cards. They fled the scene on foot and the female companion fled shortly thereafter. The victim sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries to his face and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The female companion is described as a 20- to 21- year-old black female, 5'5" and thin build. The male with the baton was described as a white male, 20-25 years old, 5'10" with thin build. That male was also described as having black on his face and dark clothing. The male with the knife was described as Hispanic, 25-30 years old, 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans. Robbery Detectives responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation.
Man suffers skateboard injury
A 39-year-old male was riding his skateboard westbound downhill on the roadway at 3700 Voltaire St. at 8:04 a.m. July 30. He ran into a pickup truck that was driven by a 51-year-old male turning into a private driveway. The skateboarder suffered a broken femur. Traffic Division is investigating.
Woman fractures skull when scooter crashes
A 50-year-old woman was riding a motorized scooter through a parking lot on Historic Decatur Road, in the Liberty Station area, about 9:45 a.m. Aug. 3. While she was traveling, she tried to adjust her purse and it got tangled with the scooter handlebars, causing her to lose control of the scooter, fall off and hit her head on the ground. Medics took her to a hospital suffering from a skull fracture and bleeding in her brain, said police officer Tony Martinez.
Bicycle accident on Harbor Drive
A 60-year-old man was driving his white Nissan Sentra southbound on 1600 Harbor Drive in the second lane at 8:19 p.m. on Aug. 8. A 55-year-old male was riding his bicycle westbound across Harbor Drive. The cyclist failed to yield to the vehicle and was hit. The rider was transported to the hospital with a serious, but non-life threatening leg injury.
—Compiled by Savanah Duffy from local reports.