Police Blotter: Thieves Grab Up To 60 Pair Of Jeans At Hamilton Place Store

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Police said a team of thieves grabbed a large assortment of blue jeans, then ran out the door of a Hamilton Place store.

The manager at Hollister Co. said from 45-60 pair were taken. They were valued at from $35-$45 each.

She said several black males and a black female were involved.

One witness said he believes that one of the black males took part in a similar incident at the mall earlier.

A customer gave chase to the thieves, following them until they got into a light blue PT Cruiser.

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Claude Thomas said he was asleep in bed at his residence on 15th Avenue when his door alarm chimed.

He got up and saw that his garage door was open. He then spotted someone jumping out a back window, taking the screen with them.

He did not get any kind of description of the intruder.

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An officer working a robbery case on Dodson Avenue made his way to a house on Milne Street.

While going around the house, he got into some yellow jackets and was stung three times on the head.

A medic was summoned to check on the officer, who had a slight headache and some swelling.

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Rodney Summers of Old Mission Road in Brainerd reported a burglary. A back window was kicked in.

The thieves got a Maytag refrigerator ($2,000), double oven stove ($800), cooler ($300), two Vega House speakers ($200) and a sofa with end tables ($675).

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John Hooper of St. Elmo Avenue said his Springfield 9mm handgun is missing.

He had two different women over during the time of the disappearance.

He had known them a little over a week.

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Bobby Walker of Blackford Street reported the theft of his bedding, shoes and hanging clothes.

There was no sign of forced entry.

His ex-girlfriend has a key.

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Banessia Mayes said she responded to a posting on Craigslist under "Men Seeking Women."

She got a phone call from "Michael" of Atlanta, who "sounded white."

He asked her if she would like him to send her a sex picture of him and a 10-year-old girl.

She hung up. 


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