Police Blotter: Cash Coming From "Blue City"

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A man on Hamilton Avenue said he received a call from a man with a foreign accent who said he was with "Blue City."

He said he could hear a lot of noise in the background and it sounded like a call center.

The man congratulated him for having won $300. He said he needed to get his credit card numbers so the $300 could be "loaded" into his account.

The "Blue City" representative was very insistent that he get the credit card numbers.

Finally the North Chattanooga man had the good sense to terminate the conversation.

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A man on Wilcox Boulevard found that several air conditioning units had been stolen from behind his building.

He also saw that three other air conditioners had been cut into. Police said it appeared there was an unsuccessful effort to take them as well.

The man said he had a similar incident two years ago.

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Kenny Brady, manager of AB Cuts on Brainerd Road, turned the air on, but the building did not cool down.

He then learned that someone had cut into the compressor and removed the wiring.

The cost to repair the unit is $2,500.

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A woman said she was contacted by a man who said he has been watching her for three years and is in love with her.

The man said he ogled her at Waffle House, then at Ryan's after she switched waitress jobs.

He said he was upset when she cut and dyed her hair in the spring.

The woman said she has no idea who the man could be.

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Crecencio Simon of E. 16th Street said in the morning three bicycles were stolen off his porch.

Later that day, two other bikes were lifted from the porch.

A neighbor saw a two-door, black Nissan pickup with one of the bicycles in the bed of the truck.

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Carlos Benford of N. Hawthorne St., said his 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo was stolen from his residence.

His sister went to PSC Metals and was told that someone had tried to scrap it the morning after the theft.

The man who hauled the Monte Carlo to the scrap yard was a black male with dreads. He was in a black Dodge Ram.

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Two neighbors on Bennett Avenue have not gotten along for a lengthy time.

In the latest clash, Mary Oberton said Brian Williams regularly pulls into her driveway, then parks in front of her house. She said he does it just to antagonize her.

Williams denied he did it to bug Ms. Oberton.

Police told him to stay off her land.


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