Police Blotter: Large Group In Pickup Told To Get Strapped In; Hemp Plants Targeted

Saturday, October 19, 2019

An officer helping work a traffic stop at 707 Georgia Ave. said a black Toyota Tacoma drove by. There were people standing in the bed of the truck and hanging out the passenger window. Officers conducted a traffic stop on that vehicle and met with a female driver and seven passengers. The officer said, "We told them that they could be seriously injured or killed and to not do it again. We checked their information for outstanding warrants, and then let them go with a warning for not wearing seat belts and not being fully seated in the bed of the truck."

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At Inlet Loop, a man said he found that his passenger side window was busted out and his wallet was taken from the inside of his vehicle. The passenger side window was completely shattered. The man said that the only items in his wallet were his driver's license, his Capital One Visa card and his Regions Bank check card. He said that the window damage was approximately $1,500 to repair. He said the break-in must have happened sometime overnight.

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Police were dispatched to 200 Broad St. on a report that a female had fallen and was unable to get up. Upon arrival police spoke with a woman who said she had too much to drink while on the Southern Belle. Police assisted her safely back to her hotel room.

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At Rogers Road, police met with a man who said one of his cargo trailers had been stolen. It was a white 6'X10' utility trailer with a single axle. He said while he was gone that morning someone backed into his driveway and cut the lock on his trailer. The lock that had been disabled was left behind. The trailer is a 1988 Wells Cargo. 

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Police made contact with a man in the 3300 block of Hixson Pike, who said his vehicle was broken into and his wallet was taken. Video showed a black male wearing a black windbreaker with a horizontal white stripe breaking in the vehicle and taking an item. The man called after police had left the scene and reported his bank card had been used at a Walmart. He has frozen his account to prevent future charges. 

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At a local nursery, police were told that the location has a large number of hemp plants in a field. The owner said that the field was last checked around 2 a.m. When the owner arrived around 9 a.m., he discovered that about 15-20 of the plants were gone and others were damaged. He said this has happened before and he had noticed some suspicious vehicles lately that he believes could be involved. 


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