Police Blotter: Clerk Sees Man Outside With Gun, Mask; Woman's Alabama Decal Again Defaced

Friday, March 16, 2018

A manager at the Cricket Cellphone Store on E. 3rd Street said the store was in the process of closing and he had locked the front doors of the business. He then observed an unknown black male pulling on the locked doors. It appeared the male had a gun in his left hand. The manager said he never did open the door because the man looked suspicious. The black male was described as wearing all black and having a mask over his face.

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Police spotted a known panhandler at Lee Highway and the exit of Interstate 75 Southbound. He was identified as Charles Brown. Police said, "Brown has been spotted at this location before and warned by an other officer that his presence in the area has to stop. Brown was warned once more not to be on the exit ramp."

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A manager at the Verizon Store on Highway 58 said two Apple Iphone 8 plus cell phones were stolen. The suspects were described as two black males approximately 6 feet tall each. One was wearing a black jacket, jeans and tennis shoes. The other had bluish hair, a yellow shirt and blue finger nails. The suspects acted like they were there to buy cell phones, then ran out of the door without paying. The cell phones have a value of $1,720. 

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A loss prevention officer at Walmart on Highway 153 said he observed a woman take several pairs of Dickies jeans. He said she then passed the registers without paying for the merchandise. She went to the return counter and returned all the items without a receipt and was getting a gift card worth $213.70. He said all this is recorded on CCTV.

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At the Walmart on Cummings Highway, a loss prevention specialist said he observed a white male open several packages with a knife, secure the items and then leave the store without paying. He said the miscellaneous items totaled several hundreds of dollars in value, based upon the opened packages. The suspect was last seen entering a Honda Civic.

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A resident of Antonio Lane said he left his truck parked at home at about midnight with a set of tires in the truck of his bed. When he got back to the truck the next morning at about 7:45 a.m., he discovered that the tires were gone. He said this particular set of tires is very rare. He said that there were tire tracks beside his truck and there were fingerprints all over the truck as well. 

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Police responded to a call of a suspicious person walking in the middle of the road carrying bags at 1920 Hamill Road. Upon arrival, police identified the individual as Tina Hall, whom officers have been out with multiple times before. She stated she was just walking around and did not want any help. Officers informed her that she could not walk in the road and she agreed that she would stay off to the sides of the road. 

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A resident of Yorktown Road said he found a brown woman's Louis Vitton handbag inside his recycle trash can. The bag contained car keys and miscellaneous receipts. Police did not locate any name that could lead to a possible victim. The handbag is said to be worth approximately $2,000. 

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A woman at an apartment on Mountain Creek Road reported that sometime during the overnight hours an unknown person defaced her University of Alabama decal on her vehicle while it was parked at her home. She said this was not the first time decals have been removed or destroyed from her car. 

 

 


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