Police Blotter: 4-Foot Python Missing From Greenwood Road Residence; Dog House Catches Fire

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Police said a four-foot python is missing from a residence on Greenwood Road.

Michael Telego said when he came home the snake was missing from his terrarium.

He suspects his roommate because they had been having some trouble.

However, he noted that the roommate is terrified of the big snake. 

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Tony Richardson said he had a theft from his unlocked Mercury cab at the Motel 6 on Lee Highway.

He said his wallet was taken along with his debit and credit cards as well as a two-way radio belonging to his employer.

Police checking out the theft noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from Room 228. With the help of the manager, entry was made.

The two-way radio was in plain view. It was returned to the cabbie.

The manager said the room had been rented earlier in the day by Patrick Morrison.

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Thomas Howell Jones said he had placed his brown alligator-skin wallet on the counter at Wendy's on Cummings Highway when an Hispanic male reached around him and snatched the wallet.

The victim said it was valued at $400 and he had $700 in cash inside along with his credit cards.

The thief was described as about 6'1" tall.

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Jae Lee, owner of property at 5701 Brainerd Road, said three black males swiped the central heat and air from the unit under lease to Keller Williams realtors.

He said the whole thing took about 10 minutes.

The equipment was valued at $5,000.

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Police and fire responded on a dog house ablaze on Cranbrook Drive.

It was explained that a small heater was placed inside, and it was the culprit.

The fire spread to awning on the patio, but it was quickly extinguished.

The dog apparently had to find new quarters for the night. 

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