Police Blotter: Vandals Trash Heritage Park, Including American Flag Donated By Boy Scouts

Monday, August 25, 2014

Police said vandals trashed sections of Heritage Park in East Brainerd, including an American flag donated by the Boy Scouts.

It happened between midnight and 6:30 a.m., park officials said.

A baseball-sized rock was thrown through a front window of Heritage House. The cost of repair was estimated at $800.

Outside, garbage cans were turned over and trash was strewn in the creek and the grounds.

A rock wall was torn down.

The magnetic scan device on the dog park gate was broken ($100).

And, the American flag donated by the Boy Scouts was damaged ($100).

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An employee of Sweeny's Barbecue on Highway 58 said when he arrived at work he saw someone trying to hook up a vehicle to his trailer.

The vehicle was a silver van with tinted windows and Florida tags.

An hour or so later, the same van was spotted in a nearby parking lot. The Sweeny's manager said it was believed that the driver was again trying to go after the same trailer.

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On Mountain Creek Road, Nahun Alaniz left his 16-foot TACE trailer outside his home overnight.

The trailer has Log Home Services written on all sides.

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Rahman Alimansvic said he left 35-40 catalytic converters in the bed of his truck overnight at the Motel 6 on Williams Street.

They were stolen.

He said he was in the process of selling them, and they would have brought between $2,500 and $2,800.

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The female store manager at the Dollar Tree on Cummings Highway said she saw a man loading up a shopping bag, then leave without paying.

She said she told him, "You cannot steal from this store."

He replied, "Watch me" and walked on out.

The manager said she followed him and he became startled and dropped the bag. It had $52 in items.

The black male in his 30s drove off in a silver or blue vehicle similar to a Crown Victoria.

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Charles Vess said he stopped at the McDonald's on Lee Highway for a meal.

When he came outside, his weedeater and backpack blower were gone from his truck.

A video showed a black Ford Mustang (older 80s model) drive in behind him. The driver turned around the wrong way.

A white female got out of the Mustang and went inside. She did not buy anything, but ran back out quickly.

Store personnel said she was acting as a lookout while the driver got the weedeater and blower.

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