Police Blotter: Wife Of City Inspector Catches Him With Other Woman; City Car Smashed

Friday, January 4, 2013

Police said the wife of a city inspector caught him with another woman, and she proceeded to smash the city vehicle he was driving.

Latonya McClendon wound up being charged for damaging the city car.

Police went to an apartment complex at 404 Tunnel Blvd. on a suspicious activity call. A Ms. Kelly said someone had knocked on the door of her Apt. 1, and she did not want to answer.

Police found Ms. McClendon in the parking lot with blood dripping from her hand. She said she believed her husband had been cheating on her with Ms.

Kelly so she went to check. She found his city car in the parking lot.

Ms. McClendon admitted breaking the back window with her hand and a brick.

Police knocked on the door of Ms. Kelly's unit and found Alponso McClendon, a codes enforcement officer for city Neighborhood Services.

Ms. McClendon had already left the scene when officers noticed that it was a city vehicle. A warrant was then taken against her.

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Serenity Thomas said someone broke into her residence on Central Drive. A bedroom kitchen was broken. A sliding glass door was also damaged.

Taken were a 32" TV, a 45" TV and a DVD player.

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Jessica Fishborn said she awoke in her room at the Motel 6 on Williams Street to find the front door wide open.

Her $250 cellphone and $10 cash had been taken.

Ms. Fishborn said she was sure she had placed the deadbolt on. Police said it appeared the door was not closing properly.

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Police checked out a domestic incident on Ardis Lane.

Ashley Hunkapiller said she was looking at the cellphone of her boyfriend, Chad Arledge, and noticed text messages from another woman. She said she became upset and told him to leave.

She said Arledge reacted by grabbing her by the hair and taking her to the floor. She said he got on her and repeatedly punched her.

She said when she tried to stand up, he threw a television set at her.

Police said Ms. Hunkapiller had a right black eye, a swollen cheek, a bloody swollen lip and a possible broken nose and broken cheekbone.

Police said Arledge had marijuana, two Hydrocodone pills and a straw with white powder on him when he was arrested.

He had six outstanding warrants, it was stated.

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On Jarvis Avenue, Be Duong said his rear door was kicked in.

The thief took $4,000 worth of hand and power tools.

A neighbor reported seeing a white truck parked in front of the residence.    


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