Police Blotter: More "Jurors" Get Call From "Lieutenant" In Courts Scam; Out-Of-Control Dog Won't Let Woman Into House

Saturday, March 29, 2014

More "jurors" reported getting a call from a "lieutenant" saying they were in danger of getting arrested because they had not shown up for jury duty. He said they could handle the matter by giving him a "Green Dot" card loaded with money.

Armeda Brown said "Lt. Paul Daniel" told her she missed jury service and he had a warrant for her arrest.

She was told to meet him with a Green Dot card loaded with $463.15 to settle the "fine."

Ms. Brown said he told her she would be arrested if she did not comply.

She said she got several calls from the same number on the scam.

Police were contacted and an investigator called the phone number. The man who answered said he was Wayne Smith.

When he found out he was talking to police he "quickly became uncooperative and flustered and hung up."

Police were unable to determine where he lives.

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Danny Henderson said he got a call from "Lt. Roberts" on the same juror fraud.

He told the lieutenant he "was not going to pay and he could come pick me up on the warrant."

No one showed up to arrest him.

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James McDaniel said he parked his Ford pickup truck overnight at the Comfort Suites on Williams Street.

He found the next morning that someone had broken into the bed of the pickup by using a bolt cutter to sever a heavy-duty lock and chain.

The thief got his portable generator and pressure washer - worth $1,865.


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David Markham came to a section of 15th Avenue where some orange cones were around a large hole in the road.

He tried to go around the site, but his left rear tire slipped into the abyss.

He and his vehicle were trapped and it was necessary to call Yates Wrecker to the rescue.

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The owner of the East Brainerd Maytag Laundry said a thief got into his vending machine and stole the money it held.

The thief also took part of the mechanism of the machine.

A video showed a light-skinned man with a goatee arrive in a white Dodge Stratus with a white female driver.

He came inside carrying two suitcases. The man waited until the last customer left before prying into the vending machine.

The owner said the same man broke into the machine before.

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On Wheeler Avenue an "out of control" black dog would not let an elderly woman get out of her car.

An officer arrived and let the dog turn its wrath on him, while the woman was able to get to the safety of her house.

A McKamey officer arrived and took the black dog into custody.

 


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