Police Blotter: Thieves Fire Up Marijuana In Stolen 2013 Chevy; Women Walk Out On $27.38 Tab

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A man who left his 2013 Chevrolet at 311 Chestnut St. said someone got inside and stole it. The man said he is in possession of the only key for the vehicle. He said he did not know how the suspect(s) were able to start the vehicle. The OnStar vehicle tracker was able to track the vehicle to an alley off E. 42nd Street between 15th and 16th Avenues. The vehicle was found unoccupied. The interior of the vehicle smelled heavily of burnt marijuana. The owner was able to recover his vehicle. The damage to the interior of the vehicle is estimated at $1,000.

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Police responded to an abandoned vehicle/traffic hazard at 6086 Hwy. 153. It was parked in the middle of the road at the median with no lights on. It was an unlit road and police said the vehicle's position posed a traffic hazard for northbound and southbound traffic, in addition to traffic entering/exiting the apartment complex at this location. The vehicle was towed by Conley's.

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Police spoke to two women at 3702 6th Ave. One said her vehicle had been broken into and money taken. The vehicle had been left unlocked. Four males are seen on video coming down the back alley and checking the vehicle door handles. Two of the men are seen going into the vehicle and looking through it. The males all leave headed on E 37th Street. They took $200 cash and a cellphone. Police searched the area but did not locate anyone.

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At Applebee's at 5606 Brainerd Road, police spoke to the manager, who said a white female and black female came in and dined together. When it came time to pay the bill, both left the restaurant together in a silver Cadillac. The females walked out on a tab of $27.38. 

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At 4411 Midland Pike, a woman said her car had been stolen. She said she was getting ready to go pick up a friend, and had started her car already when she realized she did not have her purse. She went inside to get it and, when she came back, her car was gone. She said she was not inside but for maybe five minutes at the most. There are no distinguishing marks on the vehicle, since it was new. The vehicle was entered into NCIC. 

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Officers responded on a shoplifting at the Home Depot, 7421 Commons Blvd. An employee said she recognized Ricky Talley moving through the store with a cart filled with expensive merchandise. She said Talley is known to her to be a "problem." He has made several shoplifting attempts in the past, it was claimed. Accompanying him was an unknown white female, who was described as approximately five feet tall, very thin, with short brown hair. She appeared to be in her forties or fifties. The employee observed the unnamed female place a Milwaukee hammer drill/ impact driver kit ($299,) a twelve pack of Bounty paper towels ($23,) two Milwaukee hammer drill/ impact driver/ reciprocating saw combo sets ($1,098 total,) and one back pack style Milwaukee wet/dry vacuum ($299). The female suspect left the store via an exit on the eastern side of the store with a shopping cart. The employee stopped her and recovered the merchandise. The suspect then got into a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. This Impala is registered to Talley. Police attempted to stop Talley on Gunbarrel Road. However, he fled the scene.


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