Police Blotter: Man With Barbed-Wire Tattoo Not Able To Get Away With Rotary Tool

Friday, February 28, 2014

Police said a man tried to steal a rotary tool from a business at Northgate Mall.

The thief was described as having a barbed-wire tattoo under his right bicep as well as having a goatee. He is six feet and 160 pounds.

A store employee tried to catch up with the man, but the thief continued to run.

The employee was able to grab the rotary tool, but the man with the barbed-wire tattoo kept running.

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Police answered a burglar alarm at a residence on Union Avenue.

It was found that the front door was open. The burglar had apparently tossed a brick through a rear glass window pane to gain entrance.

Jay Martin arrived home and said he could tell there had been an intruder since all the lights had been turned on.

But nothing appeared to be missing.

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Police responded to an apartment on Cherryton Drive and found a female crying in an upstairs bedroom.

She said her boyfriend, Brandon Pointer, had become angry when she tried to wake him up at 6:30 a.m. to take her to the hospital for stomach pain.

She said they argued, then he punched a hole through a bedroom door and another through a bathroom door.

Then he hit her twice in the face, kicked her and spat on her, the report says.

Police found swelling on the left side of her face.

Officers observed the damaged doors.

Warrants were taken against Pointer.

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Officials of Kohl's on Gunbarrel Road said Aubrey Arterburn was spotted trying to shoplift numerous items.

When she was stopped past the checkout area, she had $299.99 in stolen merchandise.

She was issued a citation for theft under $500.

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At Walmart on Gunbarrel Road, a loss prevention specialist said he spotted Joshua Caldwell taking two wireless speakers, while Calvin William was acting as a lookout.

The speakers are valued at $328.

They were given citations for theft under $500.

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A police sergeant checked out Backpage.com and called an escort service that advertised.

A female who answered the number agreed to perform sex acts for $200 an hour.

The woman twice during the conversation asked if she was talking to a police officer.

She was arrested when she arrived at the motel at the specified time.

 


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