Former Police Chief Kevin Ruder-before he was police chief-conducting bicycle patrol circa 1991. (Courtesy SPPD)

Police & Sheriff calls, Jan. 24

Jan. 24

That Sucks: A 74-year-old woman called police from the 3600 block of Heffron St. at 1:10 a.m. to report she believed there was an intruder in her home. The noise she’d heard turned out to be her home’s central vac that had switched on due to an electrical malfunction.

Pokemon-Go-Home: A 39-year-old woman called police from the 1200 block of Second St. at 1:44 a.m. to report suspicious people in her neighborhood. Officers determined they were playing Pokemon Go.

Computer Thief: A caller from St. Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Ave., reported an unknown person stole a computer from the building at 3:05 p.m. Estimated value of the theft was not immediately known.

Bad Texts: A 24-year-old man reported to police at 11:30 p.m. that he was being harassed via text message on the 2700 block of Fifth Ave.

Assault: Deputies took a report of an assault at 10:12 a.m. during a walk-in visit to the sheriff’s office.