Police Blotter: Shoplifter On Rossville Boulevard Wields Knife

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An employee of the Family Dollar on Rossville Boulevard said when he went after a shoplifter the man pulled out a knife.

The clerk said he spotted a thin black male in his 50s or 60s carrying out two Conair fans worth $40.

He confronted the man, who was trying to get a ride with someone in the parking lot.

The man yielded up the fans, but he got out of the car and flashed a knife with a black handle. Then he began walking away.

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Police said they spotted someone lying in the back of a car on 13th Avenue.

Jadiesha Robinson said she was making some phone calls.

Officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana and checked the vehicle.

They found a gun under the front driver's seat and another under a jacket that Ms. Robinson was lying on. Both guns were loaded.

She was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to go armed.

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Paula Sims said she was staying at the Best Western on Lee Highway while in town to watch softball games at the Summit of Softball.

Her husband left his rings in a night stand. After returning from some of the games, the rings were gone.

A box of cookies was also taken.

A motel official said there was a new housekeeper in that section and there had been a report of another theft in her area.

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Jay Madsen said he checked out of the Doubletree downtown and forgot his $800 IPad.

When he called to see if it could be found, there was no sign of it.

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