Police Blotter: Woman's Cellphone Grabbed While She Is At Downtown Karaoke Bar; Couple Argue Over Wife Picking Up For Husband

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A woman told police that her cellphone was grabbed while she was seated at a table at a downtown karaoke bar.

Pamela Lynch said she was at Sing It or Wing It near Fourth and Market when a black male took the phone and ran out the door. Her friend spotted him run up Fourth Street and get into an older-model Ford Explorer.

The vehicle was registered to a female who lives on Gillespie Road.

* * *

Police and emergency personnel responded to Poplar Street Court after an electrical worker received a severe shock.

They found George Lawson, employee of EBP subcontractor Elliott Electrical Contractors, on the ground. He was having difficulty breathing, was unresponsive and had a rapid pulse.

A co-worker was performing CPR on him. 

By the time EMTs arrived, he was more responsive but still very disoriented.

He had touched some live wires.

EPB crews came to the scene and repaired the section of line.

* * *

James Donahue of E. 28th Street said someone stole his 1992 Chevy Silverado out of his driveway.

It has some readily identifiable marks.

The paint is peeling off both doors.

The letters SS are painted in red on both rear side quarter panels.

* * *

An officer checking Best Motors on W. 20th Street where there have been a number of thefts of batteries from vehicles spotted a hood up.

He looked inside and saw that the battery was gone.

* * * 

Four women left their purses in their vehicle while partying at the Electric Cowboy on Brainerd Road.

When they returned to their vehicle they found that a window had been knocked out and all the purses were gone.

One had $300 inside.

A Droid cellphone was also among the items taken.

* * *

A woman who visited the Palms Club Social Club on Shallowford Road also found that a window was busted out on her vehicle.

Her purse is gone along with a number of other items, including debit and credit cards and her house keys.

* * *

A clerk at the Homewood Suites on Center Street said a customer called her to his room twice on issues of his TV not working correctly.

She said on the last visit he pulled out his penis and asked her if she "wanted some of this."

The clerk said as she left he told her she was "missing out on something good."

She summoned police and the guest was escorted from the hotel.

* * *

Police had to be called when a couple on Igou Crossing Road had a controversy about her picking up for him.

An officer was told that when the wife complained about the picking up that Ernest Duke told her to "shut up" - with an expletive added for emphasis. 

Adrienne Duke told an officer that she "is not his mother."

The impasse was broken when Mr. Duke agreed to go to his mother's house for the night to cool off.


Police Blotter: Undercover Officer Nabs 2 Women Who Respond To Escort Service Ad; Swindle Involves One-Sided Copy Of $50 Bill

An undercover officer said two women reported to a motel on Shallowford Road after he responded to an escort service ad on Backpage. He said the women matched their photos in the ad. They agreed to "full service sex" for $260. The women, Holly Carney and Sabrina James, said they live at the Hamilton Inn. A search of their room there turned up meth, syringes, scales and ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: EPB Unveils Annual Holiday Window Displays

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful 2014

Over 40 years ago I was a young sports writer when I came up with the notion of setting daily things aside, just for one day, and writing about why “I Am Thankful.” Every Thanksgiving I come up with my list and it is as much about me as it is about my gratitude for all things great and small. I can’t imagine approaching this day in any other way. Here we go … I AM THANKFUL for ... (click for more)

Alcoa Run Game Has Notre Dame's Attention In 3A Semis

Notre Dame defensive lineman Robert Murphy has a good handle on what defending Class 3A champion Alcoa is likely to do against the Irish in Friday night’s semifinal playoff game at Finley Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. “We know their running game is very powerful,” Murphy said. “They like to pound the ball and run it down your throat.” That’s exactly what the top-ranked ... (click for more)

UTC Men Defeat Coastal Carolina,78-67

UTC’s Ronrico White is use to pre-game shoot arounds, but Wednesday’s “almost midnight madness practice” 14 hours prior to tipoff against Coastal Carolina was out of the ordinary but highly effective. “My shooting touch was off (2 for 14 in the last three games) so Coach Wes Long called a shoot around for late last night and we made some adjustments in my technique and it paid ... (click for more)