An Hispanic man who said he has been burglarized repeatedly finally called police.
He said he had been hesitant to do so previously because of his immigration status.
Julio Lopez of S. Greenwood said in the latest incident, he and several friends were inside his residence. He said a black male, who is 6'9" with short hair and glasses, was going through his vehicle.
The man took a JVC sub-woofer valued at $1,000.
Mr. Lopez said there have been several prior thefts and break-ins.
He said he believes the same man was involved and on one occasion he dropped his ID card.
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A CARTA bus driver said he was at the Fast Stop on Wheeler Avenue when someone broke into his bus by throwing a rock through the door window.
They stole his computer case containing a laptop computer, iPad and checkbook.
He was able to use his iPhone to trace the path of the iPad. It went to the Woodlawn Apartments and on to 1914 Heaton St.
Officers checked there and Lawanda Burk said she had just purchased the items from a black male, age about 26 and weighing 180 pounds. He has dreadlocks with gold tips.
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At Riverfront Parkway in front of the Southern Belle Riverboat, someone destroyed two benches.
The benches belonged to city parks and recreation and had a value of $400.
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Claddia Wamack of Jenkins Road said she noticed a blue Chevy Blazer park next to her Jeep Laredo. She watched as a skinny white male got out of the Blazer and walk toward the driver's door of her vehicle. He was wearing gloves, a red plaid shirt and a dark hat.
He threw something at the vehicle door, then she yelled at him and he took off.
But she was able to get his tag number. Officers traced it to the residence of 27-year-old Amos McGinley Piper at 1144 Quail Valley Trail in Apison.
The same day, two county officers stopped Piper on Pattentown Road. They spotted gloves and a red plaid shirt.
They said Piper admitted using a spark plug to try to break out the window of Ms. Wamack's vehicle.
Piper was charged with vandalism.
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Police responded when an alarm went off at a residence on Talley Road.
Officers found a laptop computer lying beside the house and a rear window broken.
Robert Smith returned home and said the laptop is his. He is missing a 40" LCD TV.
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At B&B Discount on Signal Mountain Road, a large window pane was knocked out.
Stolen was the 51" Samsung TV that sat near the window. It is worth $2,100.
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Maurice Terry told police that Marcy Andrews got mad at him because he would not take her to Knoxville.
He said she threw a brick through a window on his car.
Ms. Andrews gave a different story. She said Terry picked her up on Rossville Boulevard to have sex with her at 2008 Citico Ave.
She said when she got there he had another man with him and they both wanted sex for money. She said they got mad when she told them they would have to use condoms.
She said Terry knocked her to the ground and struck her in the face.
Both Terry and Ms. Andrews wound up with charges against them.