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RH PD crime reports

• Matter of record — A Richmond Hill Police Department officer was sent to a room at a Richmond Hill motel on Saturday “in reference to an injured person,” a report said.
Once there, the officer met with a woman who told him that, the night before, “the bed frame to her bed fell apart, causing the bed to fall on her foot,” the report said.
The woman told the officer she went to St. Joseph’s “due to swelling and pain and was diagnosed with a sprained right foot,” the report said, and the officer noted the woman’s “right foot to be in a brace and (the complainant) walking with crutches.”
The woman told the officer she wanted the report on file “for a civil lawsuit,” he wrote, and ended the report narrative by also noting: “I was advised by (another officer) that he had observed (complainant) earlier this day walking the hotel area without having to use crutches.”
• Matter of record — An RHPD officer was sent to a room at a local hotel around noon Saturday “for the report of a subject who believed he was overcharged in the hotel,” a report said.
Here’s what happened once the officer got there:
“(Complainant) explained he and his wife stayed in (a room) last night and there was an issue with the room, wherein the water supply to the toilet came loose and flooded the room,” the report said, noting the complainant talked to the clerk Saturday morning about changing rooms but “there were no king rooms available, so they decided to change hotels.”
The complainant said he tried to book a room at another hotel but “his card was denied because his money was tied up with the original charges,” the report said. “(Complainant) stated he returned to the motel requesting a full refund in cash, and there was a heated exchange and he has been asked to leave the property.”
The officer told the man the issue was a civil matter and that it wasn’t uncommon for “funds not be immediately available, even when a refund occurs, due to processing,” the report said. The complainant asked if the officer would talk to the manager “about allowing them to stay in a different room since his money was already tied up (at that motel).”
The officer spoke to the motel manager, “who explained the behavior and verbal assault (by the complainant), including racial slurs, was so excessive that he could not allow (complainant) to stay in the hotel,” the report said.
What’s more, “(The manager) advised that all charges were reversed because of the flooding issue even though he believed (complainant’s) unauthorized pets were the cause of the damage to the water line in the first place,” the report said, and noted “both parties agreed the pet fee was not discussed at the time of check-in although there are signs posted noting those fees clearly at the front desk.”
The officer went to the room and saw the toilet supply line wasn’t connected to the tank. “There were no signs of animal damage (bite marks) to the supply line, although it was unable to be determined how the line became unattached,” the report said.
The carpet in the room was “saturated and there were two stains (the manager) claimed to be animal feces,” the report said, and noted the complainant said his pets didn’t do it because they stayed in crates all night.
Both parties again were advised again that it was a civil matter and told of the options for resolution.

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