Police Blotter: Woman Saves Neighbor's Loose Chicken From Hungry Man

Monday, August 18, 2014
Melissa Greene
Melissa Greene

Police said a woman on E. 13th Street saved her neighbor's loose chicken from a man who was eyeing it for a tasty meal.

The woman said the chicken got loose and was sitting on her fence.

She spotted a white male going after it.

The woman said she asked him why, and he said he "wanted to eat the chicken."

She said she was able to get him to leave.

The chicken was returned to the neighbor safe and sound - for now.

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A white male entered the Walmart on Gunbarrel Road with a Walmart bag that had a number of movies and CDs in it.

He headed for the movie and CD section and selected four movies and four CDs, which were added to the bag.

When the man tried to leave without paying, he was confronted. He fled after dropping the bag.

Store personnel said it was loaded with movies and Cds, including the eight newly purloined ones.

The other movies and CDs had not come from Walmart.

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David Bean said he was pressure washing the side of Northgate Professional Center and his truck was parked nearby.

He said he saw a white male watching him. The man then approached and introduced himself. He asked for work and handed him his card. It said Ashpine Professional Tree Service and had a phone number. The man also gave a name.

Afterward, Mr. Bean noticed that his wallet containing $520 was missing from the center console of his truck.

He suspects the "tree service" man.

The number on the business card is invalid.

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Michael Parker said he rode his bicycle across the Walnut Street Bridge.

He then went down some nearby steps and talked with some guys until 1 a.m. He then slept until 4 a.m.

When he went back up to the  bridge, his bicycle and backpack were gone. He located the backpack nearby. Nothing was missing from it.

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At Regions Bank on Hixson Pike, police said a black male (Jeffery Pines) and white female (Sheila Woody) came in together.

They tried to cash what bank officials soon recognized to be stolen and forged checks.

Pines had one for $995 and Ms. Woody for $2,400. They were not given any money.

The couple was last seen crossing Hixson Pike toward Ashland Terrace.

Police said, "This scam has been going on for awhile."

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John Wooten said he was painting trim at Shoney's on Shallowford Village Drive when a vehicle pulled up behind him.

He said a white male with blonde hair grabbed his weedeater.

He left in a small silver or gray SUV.

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At the Sears at Hamilton Place, store personnel said Melissa Nicole Greene was seen taking a Timex ladies watch and depositing it in her black handbag.

She was stopped and the watch was recovered.

Because of her long history of previous shoplifting, she was taken to jail and charged with theft under $500.

Ms. Greene, 29, said she is homeless "and does not have money to pay for what she wants."


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