Police Blotter: Woman Says Neighbors Using Her Missing Key Fob To Keep Blowing Her Car Horn; Mystery Of Missing Car At Airport Rental Solved

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A couple said they were at The Feed on Main Street when they noticed the trunk to their car was open. They then noticed their belongings were gone from the truck. Between both victims their losses included HP($320), Textbooks($100), Backpack($20), Carrying Bag($60 Zeta Phi Beta), a $10 bill, Adidas Gym Bag ($60), Ifrog Bluetooth Speaker ($40), Apple Bluetooth Speaker ($30) two different key ring sets ($300) and a Dell Laptop Charger ($50). The losses totaled $990. 

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A resident of Tacoa Circle noticed that an unknown suspect had fraudulently used her Visa at a Checker's and at a Big Daddy's Dish in Atlanta. She said the Visa was charged for $10.37 at Checker's  and was charged for $21.58 and $22.56 at Big Daddy's Dish. The total amount fraudulently charged on her Visa was $54.51. She said she is this in possession of her Visa, and that it must have been duplicated. She was able to contact her bank to cancel her Visa.

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Police checked out a theft from a building at 7804 E. Brainerd Road. Upon arrival police spoke with a woman who said she was at the East Brainerd Wine and Spirits earlier in the day and left her cell phone on the counter. She went back and found her cell phone was gone. Video footage was pulled up of the suspect who took the phone. At 3:40 p.m. a black male is seen taking the cell phone from the counter and leaving the store with it. He gets into a black Kia sedan with a Zeta Phi Beta vanity plate on the front. The license plate could not be made out. The suspect was wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes. He had a beard. The phone was not able to be located using the Find My iPhone app.

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An employee of the Brainerd Walmart said a white female described as heavy set, wearing a pink shirt, with gray sweatpants, and ponytail hairstyle had just left the store past all points of sale with a buggy full of groceries and a vacuum cleaner. She said she went out after the suspect, asking the female for the receipt; to which the woman just left the buggy on the sidewalk and then proceeded to walk out into the parking lot. Witnesses said she got into her vehicle and left. All merchandise from the store was returned with a total value of $254.24. Video showed Ithe suspect entering the store and leaving with all of the items that she had not paid for after passing all points of sale.

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At some point between midnight and 8 a.m., someone broke down a fence surrounding a part of McCallie School property and stole one of their golf carts. it was a white golf cart with an aluminum utility box on the back. A school official said some of their tools were found at the intersection of Kirby and Union. He said they did not want to prosecute the suspects if found but rather they just wanted to get their golf cart back. He said he did not need to report the damage done to the fence because they are about to tear down the fence anyway. Officers checked the area after the call and were not able to locate the golf cart or any further evidence. 

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A woman showed police where someone had broken her passenger side window out and taken her gym bag containing her wallet. It had numerous items. including $2,000 cash. The victim said she had gone inside a business at 801 N Holtzclaw Ave. and when she returned she found that someone had broke her window and taken the items. 

 

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At Laguana Lane, a woman said her relative came over to her residence. She did not want him there and asked him to leave, and he did reluctantly. She said the next day, she had vehicle issues and discovered water and chemicals were poured into her gas tank. She suspects it was the relative because of the terms he left the home on. The vehicle is her 2007 Ford Edge. She said the damage cost her about $300 to repair. 

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A resident of Hancock Terrace said she lost her key fob in her vehicle and recently she has noticed that it sounds like someone has been using to lock and unlock her vehicle and make the horn blow. While police were on scene the horn on the vehicle blow many times. The woman believes the neighbors have her key fob and are making the horn blow to annoy her and her husband. She said she wanted to make a report in case her vehicle was broken into in the future. 

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The manager at the Circle K on Highway 58 said both of her clerks were busy or distracted. One clerk was cleaning the bathrooms. The other was behind the counter. The suspect asked the clerk behind the counter for some toilet paper. The clerk went to the back to get it for the suspect, who ran behind the counter, grabbed a roll of lottery tickets and attempted to grab another, before running out of the store. When the clerks returned they saw lottery tickets on the floor and then realized that some tickets were stolen. Approximately $500 in lottery tickets were taken.

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The manager at Alamo Car Rental on Airport Road called police for a stolen vehicle. Police learned that the vehicle was a push start vehicle and that it had been left on and unlocked in the parking lot. Police reviewed the video footage of the incident and saw that a man wearing a red shirt had walked from the Enterprise Car Rental front desk and went straight to the vehicle that was thought to be stolen. The man in the red shirt got into the vehicle, got out of the vehicle and inspected it, then got back into the vehicle. The man then began to leave the parking lot, stopped for a little while in the parking lot, then proceeded to leave the scene. Police determined that the man most likely was confused and took the wrong rental car. While police were still on the scene, the man returned in a tow truck with the rental car. The man said he thought that it was his rental car, and  after he turned the vehicle off, he could not turn it back on, and he then realized his mistake.

 

 


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