Police Blotter: Dog In Heat Sparks Barking Outburst On Sutton Drive; Clerk Locks Shoplifter In Store, Then He Gets Revenge

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Police responded to a noise complainant (barking dog) on Sutton Drive. The resident said he is currently in the process of finding homes for the dogs in his house. He said one of the female dogs is in heat so that is why the male dogs are constantly barking. 

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A man said some costly items were taken from his car while it was parked at 2 Market St. He said he left his 2008 Lexus ISS parked in the parking lot the night before. At some point during the night an unknown suspect(s) gained entry into his vehicle which he believed to locked. The unknown suspect entered the trunk of the vehicle and took a black Klein backpack worth $300. The backpack contained two laptops - a silver HP Touchscreen laptop worth $1,500 and a black Dell Laptop worth $1,500. The suspect(s) also took a DeWalt tool bag containing various electrical tools worth approximately $800. There was also a yellow Fluke AMM Meter worth $500 in the tool bag. There is currently no suspect description at this time.

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Police responded to a verbal disorder on Jackson Street. Dewayne Cobb said he had used some of his mothers friend's drinks and forgot to buy some more to replace them. The mother's friends were not happy.

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The manager of Citi Trends at 5600 Brainerd Road said two black males stole clothes from his store prior to leaving in a white Ford Crown Victoria with no hubcaps. He was able to provide video of the incident. An officer observed two black males enter into the store and after approximately 22 minutes leave with two handfuls of clothes without attempting to pay. The manager said that an anonymous witness stated that they witnessed the suspects leave in the described vehicle located in the Office Depot parking lot. He said the clothes are worth approximately $400. There was no other evidence to process and the suspect/vehicle could not be located.

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Another shoplifting was at 3604 Brainerd Road at RMJ Liquor. Police observed that the glass in the front door had been broken out and lay shattered on the ground in front of the store. Police reviewed store footage and observed the suspect, a black male wearing a yellow and green striped polo shirt, blue jeans, and a black baseball cap, select items from the store and put them into a red bag he was carrying. When the suspect attempted to leave the store with the merchandise, the store clerk locked the front door with an electronic remote lock from the front counter and refused to let him out with the stolen merchandise. Police observed the clerk then retrieve the stolen items from the suspect, who gave them back unwillingly. The suspect then walked around the store again, took two more bottles of liquor, kicked out the front door, and escaped with the store merchandise. The thief ran to a white Nissan Maxima driven by an unknown black female, which then fled the scene. The Maxima was seen by the complainant with temporary tag, state unknown. The suspect is unknown to police at this time. He stole approximately $50 worth of merchandise. The cost of the vandalism to the door is unknown at this time.

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Police met with a man described as an undocumented immigrant on Howard Circle. He said that he believed that one of his workers, Silvestre Hernandez, took one of his work trucks, a GMC Yukon, and all the tools in it. He said he believed it was Hernandez because he has not been able to contact him for several days. Police determined there was not enough probable cause to charge the suspect at this time, but the vehicle was entered into NCIC. Police were unable to make contact with Hernandez.

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A resident of Elaine Trail said someone had taken a check out of his mailbox. The thieves were in a newer silver-colored Nissan sedan. They pulled next to the mailbox and drove off. It appears to be a black male in the passenger seat and a dark complected possible white male driver. The resident said he had been in contact with his bank (Comtrust), who said an unknown white male had cashed the check at the downtown office with a fingerprint on the check. Complainant was told by the bank that no identification of the subject was documented on the check at the time it was cashed. The check itself was originally written for $52.10, according to the complainant who showed officers a carbon copy of the original check. The check amount had been altered to $961 and was cashed by the downtown branch. The name of the individual on the check is Vincent Z. Boscemi of Ringgold, Ga. The resident said his bank was attempting to provide him a picture of the man cashing the check.

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A man told police he was walking near 800 Broad St when he was approached by a black female in her thirties who asked him for money. He said he first gave her $20, then she returned and told him that her bill went over the $20 she gave him. That prompted him to (unwisely) give her $40 more after she said she would bring him the change. The man said he intended to give the lady $20; however; the lady jumped in a vehicle and left the area with a total of $60 of his money.


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