Police Blotter: Man "Dry Firing" Gun Sends Shot Into Tire On Neighbor's Vehicle; Rossville Girls Missing Along With Dad's Avalon

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Police said a man on Creek Drive was "dry firing" his Glock 17 9mm handgun, though it had a round in it.

The bullet went through his living room window and into a tire on a neighbor's vehicle.

Joseph Lilly said he had first cleaned his gun and then was practicing with it. He said he "forgot" that it had the bullet in it.

Neighbor Terry Losee wound up with a flat tire.

Police said the shooter would be charged with reckless endangerment and vandalism.

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Two employees of Buffalo Wild Wings on Highway 153 put their purses under a work station.

They later found that money was missing from their purses.

One was missing $340 in $20 bills, and the second was sans $140 - also in twenties.

Store officials planned to look at a video to see if the thief could be observed in action.

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Police answered a disorder call to Pediatric Therapy on Jordan Drive.

Employees said they were there to pick up their checks after the sudden shutdown of the facility last week by the owner. They said the closing was said to be related to some type of investigation.

Officers returned with the employees at 1 p.m. to get the checks.

One said her check was over $400 short of what she was owed.  

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James Casteel said he left his wallet with $3,050 on top of an ATM at the First Tennessee Bank on E. 23rd Street.

He rushed back to the bank, but there was no wallet to be found.

As he was talking to officers and the bank manager, his sister called and said the wallet and cash were in his room.

He apologized "for the mix-up."   

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Patrick O'Brien borrowed Dad's 2000 Toyota Avalon to go down to Indian Avenue in Rossville and pick up a couple of 17-year-old girls he had met via Facebook.

The trio made a stop at Big Daddy's on Dodds Avenue so Patrick could use the bathroom.

When he came back out the Rossville girls and Dad's Avalon were long gone.

Police were told it has Here Come the Mummies and UTC stickers on it.


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