Police Blotter: "Lay Lay" Is Suspect In Main Street Theft; Thieves Hit Disabled Vehicles On I-24

Saturday, January 18, 2020

A woman said her car was entered while she was helping clean Rob's Bar, 5300 Dayton Blvd. When she came back out to her vehicle, she discovered her front passenger window was shattered, and her purse was gone. On the ground by the passenger door was a screwdriver and flashlight that she said was not by the car when she went into Rob's Bar. She said in her purse was a wallet with two bank debit cards, her Social Security card, two pocket knives, and a taser. The estimated cost for the passenger window is $350 to $400.

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At a store at 1227 E Main St., employees said a skinny black female (approximate age of 35-41) who may be known as "Lay Lay" walked out of the store with the following items without paying: pack of Newports ($7), 2 drinks ($4), 10 $3 lottery tickets, 1 snack ($2). The suspect acted like she was going to pay, then took all the items when a store employee turned her back to get her another pack of cigarettes. The vehicle was a dark-colored small SUV (possibly a Jeep) with a tire mounted on the back. Tennessee Lottery officials notified police that the tickets had just been scanned at the Kankus store at 3604 Brainerd Road. 

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A man said his car was parked at 915 Vine St. when someone made entry into his vehicle and stole a pair of sunglasses and a Beats by Dre Pill speaker. The man has video of the incident. He said over the past few months this was the fourth time someone had entered his vehicles around 4 a.m. He said the thief has some sort of device that unlocks his vehicles as he is constantly locking his cars. The video shows a man ride up on a bicycle and enter into the man's vehicles. The thief remains inside of the car for some time before leaving. An officer was able to pull several fingerprint cards from items inside of the car.

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A man said his Springfield Armory 9mm was stolen from the center console of his vehicle during the night. He said his vehicle was parked and locked in the parking garage at 212 Walnut St. (Walnut Commons). He was unsure how the suspect was able to gain entry into his vehicle. 

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At the same address at 212 Walnut St., another man said his 2007 Ford F150 was stolen overnight while parked in the parking garage there. He said the vehicle was locked and he has the keys to the vehicle. Police checked numerous locations where stolen vehicle have recently been dumped, but were unable to locate this one. 

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There was still another vehicle theft reported at 7014 Shallowford Road. The victim said he went out around 5 a.m. and started his vehicle to let it warm up. Then he went back inside his hotel room leaving the vehicle running with the keys in it and the doors unlocked. When he came back outside around 5:10 a.m. - about 10 minutes later - lo and behold, his vehicle was gone. There was no suspect information.

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Police went to 936 Mountain Creek Road for a report of a motor vehicle theft. A woman said her 2015 black Honda Accord was parked and locked in a legal parking space outside her apartment. She came outside the next morning and noticed her vehicle gone with the registration to her vehicle on the ground. She staid she also had a loaded Glock 43 in her vehicle's center console. 

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A resident of Canal Street said someone broke into his vehicle overnight damaging the passenger side door. He said this is the second time his vehicle was broken into in the recent past. The vehicle was ransacked.

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At a location on Joiner Road, police were made aware of a man who was highly intoxicated lying in his yard. Upon arrival, police found Seth Emery lying in the driveway where he appeared very highly intoxicated. Mr. Emery eventually regained consciousness and walked into his home, where he denied any assistance from fire, police or EMS. Police left the scene without incident after Mr. Emery was in his bed. 

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Police spoke with a woman who said she had left her vehicle on the interstate disabled. The location was 18400 Interstate 24 westbound. She returned to the vehicle and nothing was wrong. The next morning, she again returned to the vehicle and found that the window had been broken out. The vehicle battery had also been removed.

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At 17400 I-24 west, a man said his 2003 Chevy Trail Blazer broke down and he left it on the side of the road. When he returned with a tow truck he discovered that the passenger side glass was busted out and a Garmin GPD and two sets of Husky tools were stolen from the vehicle.

 

 

 


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