2 reports of note tonight – one definitely a crime, the second one, hard to tell:
SCOOTER STOLEN: Sonia reported this one on the WSB Facebook wall. She and her daughter were at Lincoln Park late today when someone made off with her daughter’s scooter: “It was a Barbie scooter. My daughter was playing on the logs and I was taking pictures of her. We were by the construction area (Colman Pool).” If you find one abandoned somewhere, contact police, and tell them you know whose it might be.
CENSUS WORKER? OR WOULD-BE BURGLAR? Tanya had a visitor at her door along Fauntleroy in the Morgan Junction area, asking about her neighbors:
This evening we had an interesting situation at our house. Around 7 pm, the doorbell rang. It was a woman, claiming to be from the Census Bureau, asking if I knew if the neighbors were home. She said that houses get randomly chosen for visits from the Census Bureau, and that she had been trying every day for a week to contact our neighbors. According to her, after a week, the census workers are supposed to ask a neighbor if they know anything about the comings and goings of the person they are trying to reach. I later realized that this seemed a little strange – the census was 2 years ago! Anyway, I just wanted to warn our neighbors that there could be some evil-doers in the area.
Our online research so far doesn’t turn up any obvious reason this would be legitimate activity now, though the Census Bureau website does mention an “American Community Survey” that happens annually. No way to check with the Census Bureau right now, but if you have any idea whether this visitor was bogus or legit, we’re curious too.