Police Blotter: Meat Thief Tries Again At Bi-Lo

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Police said a man who had stolen meat before again headed for the meat counter at the Bi-Lo on Lee Highway.

The white male tried to get out without paying, but a manager hollered for him to stop.

The man yelled, "Catch me if you can."

He got into a gray Ford Ranger driven by a white female. Police said the tag came back to a 2001 Ford Ranger owned by Chassity Cannon.

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A property manager said he evicted Cherry Hood.

He said he afterward found lights broken, bleach poured on the carpet and holes in the walls.

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Kevin S. Sims said he parked his scooter by a dumpster at the Mapco on Third Street.

When he came out, the scooter was gone.

Police said Uriel Blaylock said he took the scooter, but thought someone had discarded it.

He was charged with theft over $500.

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Police responded on a vehicle fire on Long Street.

The white Chevy Caprice had been stolen from East Ridge.

Witnesses said shots had been fired from the vehicle.

The occupant got out as the vehicle began to burn and jumped into a silver vehicle.


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