Police Blotter: Guitar Meant For Church Service Winds Up At Pawn Shop; Female Thieves Go For The Tide

Friday, March 14, 2014

Willie White said he loaned his guitar to Mose Vinson to use at church.

He said the guitar was not returned and recently he found it at the Cash America pawn shop.

The firm said Vinson had pawned it.

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Stacy Crawford said she went to a Baptist church in Georgia to pick up food from a food kitchen.

She said a black male helped her carry the food.

He later asked for a ride, and he asked to stop at a gas station .

She said she dropped him off at the 300 block of N. Hickory Street. She got out at the same time to put something in the bed of the truck.

 She said she later noticed that she was missing $265 that had been in her purse in the front of the vehicle on an arm rest.

She went back to the gas station with a police officer and the manager found a video of the man who had gotten out of her vehicle. The officer said he did not recognize the man, who was described as 5'9" and 190 pounds.

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A woman said her car was broken into while she was at the YMCA on Shallowford Road.

She immediately called to cancel her credit card, but found it had already been used at the Brainerd Walmart to buy $400 in items.

Walmart said the same white male had used another stolen card there on Feb. 10.

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Officials of Eyeglass World on Gunbarrel Road said a black female and black male cut a security cord on 10 pair of eyeglasses.

They hurried out with the glasses worth $2,500.

The pair left in a Buick.

The tag came back to a man living on Provence Street.

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At the CVS on Hixson Pike, four black females entered.

One left without paying carrying a large bottle of Tide worth $21.99.

As the clerk opened the door to check on the theft, the other three females pushed by her.

They were each carrying a large bottle of Tide.

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A man said he was looking for work on Craigslist and found that Andrew Hilton needed a personal assistant. He was told that Mr. Hilton travels a lot.

Mr. Hilton sent him a check for $2,540.60, and he placed it in his bank.

He was then instructed to send $2,065.60 to Yinco Maxwell in Texas. He sent the money.

The check he received from Mr. Hilton is still "pending," his bank said.

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