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A WATERS Avenue resident flagged an officer down to report damage to his car.

The man told the officer that he and his ex-girlfriend had an argument, and he believed she was responsible for the damage. The man said it was an ongoing problem and that he had secured peace bonds against the woman in the past.

The officer observed that both back tires had been slashed, as had the driver’s side front tire. There also were deep scratches along the rear driver’s side of the car.

• A Bradley Point resident got home from work and found her boyfriend inside her apartment without her permission.

When she went to bed, he began assaulting her by tearing off her clothes and hitting and punching her. The woman said the suspect apparently took an extra key without her knowledge and used it to get into her apartment.

An officer who responded noticed that the woman’s cheeks and eyes were swollen, and there was blood on her shirt that had dripped from her nose. She complained of pain in her hands and arms where the suspect had hit her with a belt.

Two witnesses told police they saw the suspect hitting the victim and said they heard a “lot of yelling and screaming.” They also saw the suspect leave in the victim’s car, which was found later at the victim’s father’s house.

• An officer on routine patrol noticed a car with expired Virginia tags, so he initiated a traffic stop.

The driver told the officer he knew his tags were expired, but said all he had to do was “go to the VA” to get a new tag. When the officer checked the man’s information and vehicle identification number, he was told the man’s driver’s license was suspended.

The man was taken into custody on charges of driving while license is suspended and expired tag. The car was turned over to his girlfriend, who was in the car at the time, because she had a valid driver’s license.

• A man stopped to buy seafood, but his debit card was declined for insufficient funds.

The man began checking his account and called the bank to find out what was going on. He told police the last time he’d used the card was five days earlier, and at that time, everything was fine.

However, he learned from a bank employee that someone had used his checking account information 41 times at several stores in different states. The man canceled his debit card, but $5,151.89 had already been stolen from his account.

• A man climbed on top of a shelf at an Abercorn Street chain home improvement store and cut a chain fence from the inside of the garden center to try to escape from the store.

The manager said the suspect was trying to steal two vacuum cleaners at the time. She told the police this was the third time she has had to report the same man for attempted burglary at the store.

• After an extensive search, Metro Police recovered the body of a man missing since Jan. 10 from his Whitemarsh Island home.

The body of Lloyd Henry, 78, was found by helicopter after 10 a.m. Jan. 11. The body was spotted in a marshy area north of Highway 80.

Henry, who suffered from dementia, was discovered missing from his home on Shipwatch Road on Whitemarsh Island around 11 a.m. on Jan. 10. He had medical conditions that lead police to believe that he couldn’t have walked very far.

Another man who went missing was discovered unharmed Jan. 11. Marcelino Martinez Calderon has Alzheimer’s and family members reported him missing at about noon after he failed to return. He was found walking near the intersection of White Bluff Road and Stevenson Avenue. cs