Police Blotter: Woman Has Purse Snatched At Walmart Parking Lot; Female Witness Gives Chase

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Kevin Wayne Cook
Kevin Wayne Cook

A woman had her purse snatched in the parking lot of the Walmart on Signal Mountain Road. Another woman who witnessed the crime gave chase, but the culprits were able to get away.

Police said the victim was putting her purchases in her vehicle and had her coat over her purse in the buggy.

A gray minivan drove up and a white female got out of the passenger side and snatched the purse. The witness caught up with her, but the thief was able to get back into the vehicle, which sped off. It was driven by a white male.

The victim said the purse contained her credit cards and $14 cash.

A video of the incident showed that it was a Honda Odyssey that was involved. It traced back to a resident of Ramsey Town Road in Harrison. The owner was called and she said she had left her keys in the minivan and it had been stolen.

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Joseph Jenna, who takes care of a building on E. 23rd Street near Montague Park, said he was inside the nightclub when he heard a noise outside.

He went out and saw someone "tagging" the outside of the building.

He yelled and the tagger ran off with several others.

The damage was put at $80.

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A woman on Arbour Place Lane discovered someone trying to come through her window.

She hollered at them and they ran away.

The intruders were described as two young black males.

Police caught the pair. The older of the two was charged with vandalism, not burglary, since it was decided he had not gotten far enough inside. The other youth was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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Police said a white male was reported hitting a truck with a hammer outside the La Quinta Inn on Shallowford Road.

Kevin Wayne Cook, 29, of River Canyon Road, said he was high on meth and had been up for two days.

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

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At Rock Creek at Hamilton Place, two Hispanic females were seen trying to leave with two jackets and sweaters valued at $230.

They were pursued, but were able to speed off.

The loot, however, was left behind.

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At the Walmart on Cummings Highway, a white male suspect with big "bug" eyes was able to make off with $62 in shoplifted items.

He was described as often in the company of Jennifer Prater.

The man with the bug eyes also has a "scruffy" beard.      

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