Police Blotter: Strawberry Beer Thieves Nabbed Across The Street

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Desmond Deonte Ford
Desmond Deonte Ford

Police said a pair of beer thieves were nabbed across the street from where the beer was stolen.

Employees of Dollar General on McCallie Avenue said a couple took a 12-pack of Bud Lite Strawberry worth $12.40, then ran out without paying.

They were seen going into a house at 2007 McCallie.

Police knocked on the door, and Brittany Holland and Marcus Fuller were inside. They admitted their guilt.

They were cited for theft under $500.

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Personnel of Belk at Northgate Mall said Tracy Goodwin selected eight shirts worth $716.

He left while neglecting to pay.

Employees said, when confronted, he started to run. Workers were able to track him down and hold him until police arrived.

Goodwin was told he is no longer welcome at Northgate.

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Police were called to 210 Laws Ave. where there were two men on the front porch.

One identified himself as Arlandis Suttles. He gave a birth date.

An officer noticed a weapon in his left front pocket.

When the gun was confiscated and found to be stolen, the man admitted he had given a false name and birth date.

He said his real name is Desmond Deonte Ford, 23.

Police said he is a leader of the Gangster Disciples.

He was arrested on a weapons charge as well as theft and criminal impersonation.

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At the Mapco on Cummings Highway, police checked out a report of a disorder involving an intoxicated Hispanic male.

He was "dancing and making a loud noise."

The man left after the clerk declined to sell him beer.

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A white male and white female went into Rite Aid on McCallie Avenue.

They went straight for the condom aisle.

They selected a $13 box of prophylactics.

The theft was caught on video.


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