Police Blotter: Police Check Out "Creepy" Situation At Trail Head; No Dead Body Found In Woman's Home On W. 37th

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A resident at S. Highland Park Avenue told police by phone that sometime in the early morning someone threw a brick through the front kitchen window. He has no idea who did it. 

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Police found a vehicle stuck on train tracks on N. Holtzclaw Avenue. A woman said she lost control of her car while traveling south on N. Holtzclaw. The car came to rest on the train tracks that run parallel to N. Holtzclaw. The woman contacted Doug Yates wrecker service to assist in moving the vehicle off the tracks. It was then removed from the tracks and towed without incident. There was no visible damage to the railroad tracks. Police noted it had been raining earlier in the morning and the roads were wet. 

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A woman on W. 37th Street called police because she thought there was a dead person in her house. When police responded, she explained that she suffers from hallucinations and thought she saw her dead sister. Police checked the house just to make sure there were no dead people anyway and found none. The woman apologized for the incident and said she was alright now.

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A woman told police her vehicle had been stolen from a convenience store at 2245 Hickory Valley Road. She said she pulled in front of the gas station and got out of her vehicle with the keys still in the ignition. As she got out, a younger white male walked behind her vehicle and got into the vehicle. He then drove it out of the parking lot and across the street to Tai Rain Bistro. She said that moments later a black truck followed and then her van drove back down Hickory Valley Road north towards Tyner Road. She said that the vehicle was registered in her father's name and had damage to the driver door frame from a tree that fell on it. She said that the man who took the vehicle was wearing a red and black jersey with white shoes. She thought that he had some facial hair around his mouth and had long hair that was in his face. He was previously in front of the store and speaking with a gentleman about a cigarette. He left before police arrived on the scene. The vehicle had a handicap placard hanging from the mirror and it also had a broken right tail light. In the vehicle, she left her cell phone, her wallet and $60 cash in the visor. She said that in her wallet was her ID and a few cards. She attempted to call her cell phone provider (Boost Mobile) to get the phone tracked but they told her that they do not have that capability. Where she was parked the store does have cameras, but the store manager refused to come out to review video footage.

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A man on Curtis Street called in to report that his vehicle had been stolen. He said someone took a white Honda Civic that was sitting in his driveway. The vehicle was last seen on Sunday and he did not realize it was stolen until Monday morning. The officer was unable to make a stolen vehicle report due to the fact that the man did not have any identifying paperwork for the vehicle. He said the vehicle was given to him by a friend and it was still registered to his friend's mom who passed away. He said he would try to contact his friend to try and get the vehicle information necessary to make a stolen vehicle report. The white Honda Civic has a sun roof, a broken passenger side mirror and a scratch of blue paint on the front bumper. Officers searched the area for the vehicle but were unable to find anything. 

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An employee of the Lee Highway Sav-A-Lot said she left her car (black 2015 Kia Optima) parked at work all day. When she got back to her car, she discovered that there was damage (dents, scratches, etc.) on the passenger side quarter panel and rear bumper. She said that there appeared to be white paint as well. She said that, as far as she knows, there was no witness to the incident and there are no video cameras there. There is no proof at this time as to how the damage was done or as to whether or not it was done intentionally or by accident.

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A woman on N. Larchmont Avenue said she had received a call from someone claiming that she had a warrant out for her arrest and that two men would be by tomorrow to pick her up. She said the caller then began to ask about her Social Security number and some personal information, as well as her bank account information. She said she did not give them any information but just wanted to make a report. An officer told her that it was more then likely a scam, but that if anyone showed up at her house that she did not know to call police. 

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An anonymous caller said there was a blue Ford truck that was backed in at the trail head for the park at 3000 Harrison Pike, and it was "creepy". The caller stated this vehicle has parked here multiple days and believes he is watching people. An officer was able to make contact with the man in the blue truck. He was smoking a cigarette and sitting in his truck. He said he is a contract worker and has come by here to sit and enjoy the weather. He no outstanding warrants. 


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