Police were summoned to a bar fight at the North River Pub on Hixson Pike.
Daniel Payne said he was sitting at the bar when a black male approached the bar, slammed down an empty bottle and demanded another beer. He said he told the man to calm down.
That led to a "verbal disagreement" with the man and two other black males and a white male. He said all four of them began assaulting him.
Cynthia Hanson, the bartender, leaned over to try to stop the attack, but she got whacked several times on the arm.
Norman Neal said he saw the bartender in trouble and he volunteered to help. One of the black males - identified as Will - exited the bar, but then had a sudden thought and came back and slugged Norman.
Two black males left on foot. The third black male and the white male departed in a red Chevy.
An ambulance was summoned, but all of the wounded declined treatment.
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Leroy Fitch reported the theft of his truck, trailer, riding mower, push mower and weedeater.
He said he was working on Taylor Street blowing off a parking lot. He left his keys on the floorboard of his black 2008 Dodge Ram.
He looked up and someone was driving it off.
A witness said four young black males walked by. The witness said two of them walked over to the truck, looked inside, then climbed in.
He said they were in khaki pants like those worn by Brainerd High students.
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Police checked out a break-in at a residence on Hamilton Avenue.
Items missing include a watch, bracelet, diamond, two laptop computers and 50 DVDs.
The total loss was put at $4,200.
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Beulah Warren of Bal Harbor Drive found her home ransacked. A rear door had been kicked in.
Taken were two flat screen TVs and a jar of quarters.
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Alex Votava of Tunnel Boulevard said someone went in his unlocked back door.
They took his laptop computer.
He said as he was leaving his residence he noticed three young black males watching his home.
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Douglas Jacks of Fairmount Avenue said he has received several calls from the same man with a foreign accent. He said the man at various times said he was with Publisher's Clearinghouse, the Treasury Department and Global Network Sweepstakes.
He was told he had won a large sum of money and to collect he needed to wire nearly $600 to cover the taxes. This was to be sent to an address in Missouri.
He said the man on one occasion identified himself as Jerry Jones and another time said his last name was Lopez.
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At the Villas at Oak Crest on Lee Highway, workers found a two-year-old child walking near Lee Highway. They returned the child to his mother and called police.
The mother, Keyoshia Sutton, said the child is an expert locksmith. She said she locks the door, including the deadbolt, and he quickly gets the door open.
Officers asked for a demonstration. The toddler had the door open in no time.
Police advised the mother to purchase some latches higher on the door that the clever child cannot reach.