On Saturday Sept. 8, a man woke up from a late night to find another man sleeping face down on the couch in his living room. The first-degree trespass occurred near South Lake Mary Road.
He first attempted to wake the man up, but then fearing for his safety decided to call 911. While on the phone, the other man got off the couch and walked out of the home. The subject did not say anything to the homeowner.
The subject walked eastward, possibly into one of the neighboring apartments. The homeowner did not know how the man made it into the house. The homeowner alleged to have always locked his doors, but there were no signs of forced entry.
Nothing inside the home had been taken. None of the neighbors could identify anyone who matched the provided description.
Personal loan scam
A man reported a person representing a personal loan program under the name "CashNetUSA" scammed him out of his money on Friday, Sept. 7.
The website for CashNetUSA, a program that offers true loans, suggests people hoping to utilize their services never make payments over the phone, never pay in advance for the promise of a loan and to never send money to anyone if you haven't taken a loan from them.
The man reportedly filled out all the necessary paperwork for a personal loan from the alleged scam company. "CashNetUSA" then contacted him and advised him to pay to receive his loan.
The man then went and purchased Google Play gift cards from Walmart, Bashas' and Fry's. He read the gift card codes to the person on the other line.
After not hearing back from the company, he contacted his bank where he was informed it was a scam.
An officer responded a report of arson at the east side Walmart, early on Monday, Sept. 10.
Upon arrival, the officer contacted on-scene firefighters at the back loading bays at the location of the small fire. The firefighter pointed to a man who said he lit the fire because he was cold and without shelter. The fire was started on a wood pallet.
The man admitted the fire got out of control.
The Walmart manager stated she wanted the man removed from the property as she had told him to leave several times in the last few days.
However, the pallets were not worth anything so she did not want to press charges. The man was informed that he was not allowed back on the property and taken to a local shelter.