A 7-year-old boy walked around the Brookfield Square mall parking for 15 to 20 minutes trying to find his mother, who had left him alone inside a car Saturday morning, according to a police report.
The mother told police that her son didn't want to come inside the mall and she didn't want to forcibly make him, so she left him in the car, the report said.
While she was shopping at for about 45 minutes, he got out of the car and wandered around but was not harmed. Officers warned the mother against her conduct and told her social services would be contacted.
In other police calls this week:
Passed out behind the wheel: A bartender at , 17000 W. Capitol Dr., called police after seeing a patron passed out in his vehicle, which was parked but running, after bar time. The 44-year-old man was charged with first-offense drunken driving and released to a responsible party.
Egged house: A house in the 1100 block of Vista View Drive was egged sometime Friday night into Saturday morning.
Thefts from hotel rooms: Two guests at the , 375 S. Moorland Road, separately reported having T-shirts stolen from their rooms between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. A third guest — all three were men from Illinois — said someone entered his unlocked car and took his shaving kit, which contained prescription narcotics.
iPod theft: Someone took an iPod from an unlocked Geo Prism parked in a driveway in the 17200 block of Robinwood Street Saturday night.
Injured fawn: The was called after a resident saw an injured fawn huddled near a tree in a backyard at 2640 Sheraton Rd. No mother was in sight.
Snapping turtle: A large snapping turtle was blocking the road at the busy intersection of West Capitol Drive and North Calhoun Road about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
Warning for dogs in park: A woman called police to say she was afraid of five dogs running loose in Mary Knoll Park while their owners were sitting on a bench drinking coffee. She said she ran home in fear of being attacked. Police warned a 49-year-old man to keep his dogs leashed or he would be cited in the future.
Have a cold beer: On Sunday morning, a resident in the 14400 block of Lindsay Drive found his mailbox door bent and a full, unopened can of Keystone Light beer on his lawn. The can was still cold.
Scrap metal: A 29-year-old man was told to stop digging up partially surfaced piping and other scrap metal in until the city Park and Recreation Department determines what should be done with the scrap.
Gas theft: The driver of a red sedan drove off without paying for $20 in gas about 4 p.m. Saturday from , 15565 W. Blue Mound Road.
Xbox theft: Police issued a municipal retail theft citation against a 27-year-old man who stuffed Xbox headsets and PS3 accessories into a backpack as he shopped with a young child about 5 p.m. Saturday at , 115 S. Moorland Road.
Marshmallows, anyone? An anonymous caller told police there were three attended fires in a backyard at the 2900 block of North 124th Street. Officers investigated and found all was in order and no burning violations. A 24-year-old man was celebrating his newly purchased home by roasting marshmallows over a controlled fire with friends.
BB gun shots fired: Three masked males walked into the area of 148th Street and Glendale and fired a BB gun at baseball players, striking one 16-year-old boy in the leg. He was not injured and did not need medical attention. Police couldn't find the suspects, who all wore white T-shirts and dark masks.
Harassing text messages: A woman said that after she commented on Facebook that her ex-husband had got a job that would earn $500 a day and he could now make significant child support payments for their teenage son, he sent her angry text messages saying he wished she would "get seriously hurt and die." The two agreed to stop being friends on Facebook after police intervened.