Police Blotter: Officers Catch Burglary Suspect Behind Brainerd Business

Saturday, December 07, 2013
Joshua Wells
Joshua Wells

Officers responding to a burglar alarm at a Brainerd Road business took a suspect into custody.

The alarm was at Boost Mobile, which had been hit by burglars before.

Police spotted a black male trying to flee the scene. He was outfitted with an empty gray backpack.

A window was busted out and a brick was lying nearby.

Joshua Olandus Wells, 23, of 2124 Tunnel Blvd., was charged with burglary and criminal trespass.

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Tara Cressman of E. 14th Street told police that she argued with boyfriend Allen Jordan and he punched her several times in the face with his fists.

She said he also slashed her left arm with a knife, while vowing that he would kill her.

He also smashed a bedroom window with a lamp, she said.

Another woman at the residence said she saw Ms. Cressman being punched in the face.

Police found the residence in disarray with tables and other items knocked over.

Ms. Cressman had swelling on her face and a three-inch cut on her forearm.

Warrants were taken against Jordan for aggravated domestic assault and domestic assault.  

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A woman said she left the top open on her car when she parked at the State Office Building on McCallie Avenue.

A thief took her purse.

The loss was $600, including some prescriptions.

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Daniel Johnson of North Georgia Heating and Air said he was working at Creekside Preserve Drive when someone got in his truck.

He said a small silver car pulled behind his truck and a white male got out.

The man grabbed about $1,000 worth of copper and jumped back in his vehicle.

Mr. Johnson tried to stop him, but the thief got away.


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