Police Blotter: Thieves Make Off With 350-Pound Compactor Owned By U.S.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thieves were somehow able to make off with a 350-pound Volvo plate compactor that had been left at a work site on Mitchell Avenue.

The EPA has been removing soil containing high levels of lead from a number of yards on the Southside and then compacting new soil.

Mark Nichols of the EPA said it apparently took two or more people to move the heavy equipment, which is owned by the U.S. government.

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Tyler Montgomery said he came out of his house on Marlboro Avenue at an early hour and found a black male in his mother's car. He said the intruder was 10-15 years old.

The youth ran off, joining two other young black males down the street who were on bicycles.

The car was apparently left unlocked.

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At the Hobby Lobby on Gunbarrel Road, a man and a woman were able to steal sterling silver jewelry worth $1,147.84, store officials said.

They are described as white, heavy-set and in their mid-40s.    

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Read House officials said a white male who appeared to be homeless entered the hotel and took off his clothes. He then leaped into the swimming pool.

Hotel officials were especially upset by the incident because they are hosting a softball convention involving a number of young girls.

Read House execs "do not want this man to return."


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