Was it a burglary or just highly-medicated people using each others' drugs?
Officers of the Commerce Police Department are not sure, but the Macarthur Street residence to which they were summoned is a frequent stop for police officers.
The first response was to a domestic incident in which a 35-year-old white male complained that a 38-year-old white female co-resident was “taking too many pills.” The man, who was “highly agitated” and loud, according to the responding officer, wanted to kick the woman out of the residence.
The man put a padlock on the bathroom door to keep the woman from getting to her medications. In turn, she told the police he had taken her medication from her and suggested that the man might be using it.
The officer diffused the situation by getting the woman to agree to leave for three days, but later that day another officer responded to the same address. That officer found that the woman had returned to the address to gather some belongings, and a neighbor who was watching the property for the man called the police.
The woman told the officer some of her medications were missing, then left. The first officer was summoned back still later that day, and the male claimed someone had broken into the bathroom and stolen his meds.
The officer found the bathroom door closed and the padlock in place, and the woman told him she did not enter the house, although she did retrieve some items that the man had left at the front door for her.
The report said the man was upset and demanded that the officer arrest her.
The officer’s report said the man’s roommate told him that “the two subjects take each others' medications all the time.”