Police Blotter: "Jersey" Insistent On Need For Money; Lost Credit Cards, Gift Cards All Returned

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ronika Biesh of Fagan Street told police a man she has known for several months keeps pressing her for money. He is a man she knows only as "Jersey."

She said he said he would have his girlfriend beat her up if she did not give him $50.

He has called numerous times since then asking for money, she said. 

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At Chattanooga Saddles on E. 37th Street, two black males drove up in a white pickup truck - possibly a Tahoe.

One of them went through an open warehouse door and helped himself to a $550 American saddle.

The men have been at the site before - claiming they were looking for pallets.

They are in their 30s, and the man who got the saddle was 6'1" and 175 pounds.

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A man on Plaza Drive reported that his vehicle was broken into.

The thief took a back pack that contained a safe with about $5,000 cash inside.

There was no sign of forced entry.

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A woman got off work at Bart's Lakeshore on Lake Resort Terrace and found that her right front car window had been bashed out.

Her wallet that was in the front seat was taken.

It contained a credit card, bank card, three Social Security cards, birth certificates and other items.

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Will Smith told police he found a stack of credit cards and gift cards at 201 Broad St.

Police found the owner, Jennifer Ciliento, who had not realized that she had dropped the cards.

She affirmed that not one was missing. 


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