Police Blotter: Missionary Ridge Resident Finds Burglars Running Out Of Garage

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Kimberly Wehunt
Kimberly Wehunt

A resident of North Crest Road on Missionary Ridge said she arrived home and found four young black males running out of her garage.

Mamie Rogers said she was arriving home from work when she surprised the intruders, who had already cut off the power.

She followed them in her car down Ocoee Street, but lost them near Chamberlain Avenue.

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Two gunmen carried out a robbery at the Waffle House on Brainerd Road.

The manager said two black males came in wearing hoodies and with most of their faces covered.

One with a red hoodie put a gun to two customers, while one with a dark blue hoodie directed that the cash register be opened.

They then ran off with the money.

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Chris Scicli of AITC Company reported a break-in on his work truck with some $9,500 in items taken.

A rear door was forced open to get to the work items.

Mr. Scicli carried out his own search and found over $6,000 of the items in black garbage bags by the Highway 27 north bridge near Williams Street.

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Police stopped a 2002 Kia Spectra on Portland Street because a rear break light was out and the tag should have been matched up with a Honda.

Kimberly Wehunt, the driver, seemed irratic and very nervous. She said she was out looking for her sister. Police said she had no driver's license and had prior meth charges.

Passenger Jamey White did produce a valid driver's license.

A search revealed a small bag of meth, a cooking spoon, several empty syringes and a straw and several small baggies. Looking still further, officers found more baggies, a digital scale and several bags of crystal meth weighing 29.4 grams.

Ms. Wehunt, 34, of 8952 Harrison Road, was charged with a light law violation, registration violation, selling drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

White, 26, of 5817 Highway 27, also faces drug charges.

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Management of Bojangles on E. 23rd Street said customer Bobo Morgan came through and got mad at the employee at the drive-thru.

He called her the N word and threw the food he had ordered at her, it was stated.

Police caught up with Morgan's silver Jeep.

He denied making the epithet or tossing the food, but police said they had several witnesses and it was on video.

Bobo Morgan is no longer welcome at Bojangles.

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Dana Jones said she was about to drive off from St. Peter's Episcopal School when her car window shattered.

She thought she saw two boys with BB guns in a nearby yard.

Tim Neal said, yes, they did have a BB gun.

He promised to get with Ms. Jones about the damages.

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Police were summoned to a homeless camp at Cornelison Road near Walmart to settle a dispute.

Anthony Moss said his girlfriend, Tracey Wooten, was refusing to leave his tent.

Police advised that he was not in an ownership position in which to order an eviction.

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Sarah Vaughn said she stayed the night with "Calvin" and gave him $45 to hold for her.

She said the next morning "Calvin" refused to give her the money, saying he had allowed her to spend the night.

When she asked for $20 of it, she said he hit her.

Police said they traced the tag number given them to Cory Griffin, and there they located a Calvin Griffin. However, Ms. Vaughn said she was "not 100 percent sure" that was the same "Calvin" she had spent the night with.

Jamey White
Jamey White

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