Police Blotter: Repeat Meat Thief Not Welcome At Aldi's

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The manager of the Aldi's on Highway 153 said a repeat meat thief has been told to stay away from all units of the grocery chain.

He said a short and stocky, bald white male took $300 to $400 in meats from the store June 18.

The manager said the same man returned this week and headed straight for the meat department. He put some bacon in his box.

He was approached and told to give up the bacon and stay out of Aldi's.

He left in a red 2005 Kia Spectra driven by an older white male, who had also been along on the June 18 spree.

The vehicle was traced to a resident of Boynton Drive, police said.

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A couple on Camden Street told police they were sitting on their front porch when a white Crown Victoria with tinted windows drove past.

Someone from the vehicle started firing at them, and they ducked for cover.

The Crown Vic was last seen going east on Camden Street. The couple said they had not seen it before. They said black males were inside.

Police found a bullet hole in the front window of the woman's vehicle and another in the side of the house. Three .22 shell casings were recovered from the roadway in front of the residence.

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At the Family Dollar on E. MLK Boulevard, store personnel said an old, light-skinned black male pilfered a can of sardines. He paid only for a bag of chips.

The man enjoyed a meal on the sardines outside the store.

By the time police arrived, he had wiped his hands and left.

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At Ross's Landing Park near the Olgiati Bridge, Doug Hundley said he saw a dog 'take a poop" on the grass.

He said he asked the owner to pick it up.

The owner "got upset and began yelling."

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Adam Sullivan said it was 8-9 years ago and he parked in front of the old hotel across from the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

He said he went inside, leaving his convertible with the top down parked outside.

When he returned, his wallet had been removed from the glove compartment.

Mr. Sullivan said he has "misplaced" his wallet several times over the years.

Of the ancient theft, he told police he "thought about it and thought he should report the theft though he could not even remember what year it was."  



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