Police Blotter: Frequent Drunk Imbing Tea This Time; Man Pulling Flim Flam With Waitress Help At IHOPs

Sunday, February 10, 2019

An officer responded to a residence on Chickamauga Road on a report of an intruder. The resident  told police that someone was up in his attic. He said he locked them in the attic so they would not get out. Police checked the attic and found no one. Police came to the conclusion that the resident "was seeing things that was not there." Police assured the man again that "there was no one in the house but him and his cats."

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An officer went to Hunt Avenue on a possible forced entry. The home owner's life alert device was activated for emergence help. Fire personnel did not get a responses from the front door. They gained entry through a bedroom window. Once inside the home no one was present. There was just a small brown dog. When the resident returned home he thought someone had broken into his house. Police explained what happened and everything was clear up.

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Police were summoned on a theft from a motor vehicle at 307 Laws Ave. Upon arrival, police met with the complainant, who informed police that both his vehicles were opened and some items were stolen out of one of them. He said  both vehicles were left unlocked, and that his wife's work bag, shoes, and some miscellaneous luggage items were taken from his 2012 White Chevy Suburban. He estimated that total value stolen was approximately $1,075. No suspect information is available.

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There was a shoplifting call to Mapco at 1221 E Main St. The cashier said a black female took several items while her back was turned retrieving cigarettes that the suspect requested. The thief took four 16-ounce Mayfield fruit punch juice worth $6, one Sunkist strawberry worth $1.79, two Little Debbie Be My Valentine cakes worth $2.58, one Swiss Cake Roll worth $1.29, five Lady Jumbo Bucks scratch off tickets worth $15 total, and six Halloween-themed Jumbo Bucks scratch offs worth $18 total. The suspect left with a black male in a Nissan Armada . The vehicle is registered to an address in the Westside Housing Project.

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Another shoplifting was at Speedway at 1330 E 3rd St. An employee said a black male wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans came into the store and grabbed two cases of beer that were $20 each. He then then ran out the door without paying. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

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Police reviewed video taken at 3 a.m. related to a vandalism at 2300 Wilson St. A black male was seen walking through property of the Bayberry Apartments. The suspect tried avoiding the cameras. He walked up to a vehicle and cut both tires on the driver side. He then walked over to the passenger side and threw a rock into the windshield. Thee owner of the vehicle looked at the video and identified the culprit. He said it was retaliation. He said there was a prior incident in which his wife's vehicle was damaged while it was at the home of the man seen in the video. In that case, the tires on the wife's Chevrolet Tahoe were slashed. There was no video proof of who carried out the prior vandalism, police said.

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The manager of IHOP on Brainerd Road said a customer entered the restaurant, at 10 49 p.m.. He only ordered a small item, and then made a deal with the waitress to get cash back. The customer said he would write a $400 tip to the waitress if she would give him back $300, keeping $100 for herself. Several days later, the customer's bank issued a charge-back for the bill, stating that the customer called the bank and stated his card had been used fraudulently. The bank was therefore charging IHOP for the $400 bill. According to the manager, the customer, actually called IHOP back and confirmed that he made the purchase, and that the entire charge was his. The complainant stated that this is not the first time a party with the same last name has done this in the area, as a nearly identical exchange was done recently at another store in the region by a man with the same last name.

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The manager of the Mapco on Cummings Highway said while he was in the restroom a black male and white female came into the store and stole an entire rack of lighters and a case of beer. He said they fled the scene in a silver PT Cruiser.

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A woman on E 32nd Street said she turned her vehicle on to warm it up before she left home. When returning she saw the vehicle driving away westbound from her home. The complainant could not give a description of the driver. The vehicle is a 2003 Chrysler Voyager minivan with damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle and a cracked windshield.

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An anonymous caller said at Chao's Mongolian Grill on Brainerd Road a male had been in a verbal disorder with a customer. The report says, "The male was made to leave the restaurant. As a result, the male was made to leave the restaurant. In anger, the male began to urinate on customer's vehicles in the parking lot. No owners of the vehicles vandalized stayed to make a report, and/or press charges. I was able to make contact with the male walking in the Verizon Wireless parking lot. He was respectful and compliant, and, because of the totality of factors, he  was given a warning."

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An officer patrolling at 300 E Martin Luther King Blvd. spotted one of his "regulars." He stopped to check out the man, who has a history of public intoxication. and drinking in public at the same location. On contact it was found that he was drinking tea, that appeared to be beer at the time of the stop. The regular was released after the sobriety check.

 


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