Police Blotter: Hampton Inn Housekeeper Out $20 While Trying To Snare "Thief"

Monday, December 31, 2012

Police said a housekeeper at the Hampton Inn on Shallowford Road is out $20 while trying to snare a suspected in-house thief.

The female employee said she believed another female, who is on the "room stripping" crew, was taking tips that had been intended for her and others.

She said she decided to plant a marked $20 bill in a room where the woman was to be working.
Two other employees were told of the plot.

The female employee did "strip" the room, and the $20 bill disappeared as well.

A police officer who was called to the scene said the employee denied taking the money, and there was no video or other evidence to convict her.

He advised the woman who had set the unsuccessful trap: "Don't take the Lone Ranger approach to collecting evidence next time."

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A woman told police her IPhone was stolen while she was sitting at the counter of Diamond Billiards on Hixson Pike.

She said John Hendrickson and James Royce Smith were sitting nearby.

A "find my phone" feature of the phone was utilized and it pointed to the home of Hendrickson on Trailwood Drive.

Police said they saw an IPhone case inside the residence. A witness reported hearing an item being tossed behind the house. Officers located the woman's IPhone in a small creek at the rear of the home.

Police said the phone was ruined by the dunking in the creek.

Hendrickson, 33, and Smith, 23, of Crosscreek Drive, were charged with theft over $500.

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Ashleigh Carter said her IPhone was stolen from her car while it was parked at the Health Department on 3rd Street.

The car had been left unlocked.

The phone was traced to the vicinity of 1118 Sheridan Ave.

Officers could not locate the phone there.

Police were told the phone could be in a range of 100 feet from the residence.

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Jamie and Amy Parks of Morris Hill Road found that someone entered their unlocked back door.

Assorted jewelry worth $1,500 was taken.

The burglar(s) also tried to make off with a gun safe that contained 8-9 weapons. The gun safe was found turned over in the middle of a room.

Also taken were a chain saw, Impact wrench and a generator.

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A woman said she rode around town with a guy she had met a couple of nights earlier.

They stopped on East Main Street for her to use the bathroom.

When she came back out, the guy and her car were gone.

The losses included her Playstation 2 and her dog.

The guy's name is Dan. 


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