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PD: Man Striking Up Convos With Women at Library Banned from Location

A roundup of recent activity on the police blotter also includes a trash can fire, a girl stuck under a fence and a hitchhiker.

It's unclear what exactly he was looking for in striking up these conversations, but it's obvious this Port Washington man was looking for more than just books at recent visits to the library.

Police were called to W.J. Niederkorn Library at 1:03 p.m. Thursday after a 48-year-old Port man was "approaching women and striking up conversations," according to police reports. The man had been warned not to do this in the past.

Officers spoke to the man, and he was inevitably banned from the library for 30 days.

Looks like he'll have to take his pickup lines elsewhere.

More from the reports:

  • Hitchhiker? Police received a call at 3:16 p.m. Thursday of a person walking in the area of County Highway KW and County Highway H. The caller said the person was in the roadway and stumbling. Officers made contact with the 27-year-old Belgium man, who said he was "just looking to get a ride to his home," the police reports said. A Port officer transported the man home, and he was warned for hitchhiking.
  • Put that out: A small fire recently set off an alarm in a Sunset Road apartment after a tenant threw his cigarette butt in the garbage. Port squads responded to the building at 5:56 p.m. Saturday after the alarm went off, police reports said. The small fire was contained to the trash bin; the fire department responded to air out the residence.
  • Under seemed easier? Port Washington police responded to the area of West Larabee and North Maple streets at 1:42 p.m. Feb. 3 after a 43-year-old woman called because her 11-year-old daughter was stuck under a chain link fence, according to police reports. The officer was able to lift the fence and help the girl out. 

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