Crime reports

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thefts and vandalism reported

* On Aug. 25, a home in Chapel Hill that had been awarded to First Commerce Bank had $25,275-worth of fixtures taken from it and damage was done to the sheetrock. The items taken included kitchen cabinets, sink, cooktop, oven/range, lighting, vanities, faucets, cabinet drawers, and stair spindles. According to the report by Marshall County Sheriff's Detective Jimmy Oliver, the former owners built the house and lived in it from 2009 until Aug. 19. The bank changed the locks on Aug. 23.

* Between 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, someone broke a back window and entered a home on Barnes Hollow Road. Items reported missing include a 36-inch Samsung widescreen TV, a Dell computer, a Nokia cell phone, three Samurai swords, a Playstation 2, and a Samsung VCR, as well as a large quantity of prescription medication that was kept in a safe. Total value of the items is listed at $2,165.

* A Glock 21 .45-caliber pistol, serial number LTM606, was taken from the trunk of a car parked at the victim's home on Woodlawn Avenue. A 9mm Ruger pistol was taken from the bedroom closet of the same home. The victim stated to Officer Jennifer McDonald that the last time he knew the Glock was secured in his car was May 19. The pistols are valued at $800 each.

* A young man from Orrville, Ala. allegedly had $1,300 stolen from his backpack while he was spending the night at the apartment of a friend of his girlfriend.

* Sometime in the last month a pump and a ladder for an above-ground pool, said to be worth a total of $1,100, were stolen from a pool at an unoccupied house on Franklin Avenue.

* A two-gallon gas can with gas, a muffler and tail pipe, a lawn chair, two lawn mower batteries, and a black case containing a chrome jack and jack stands, reportedly worth a total of $220, were stolen from behind a home on Old Columbia Road on Aug. 22, possibly by someone driving a Chevy step-side pickup truck. Damage was estimated at $900 to the front and back doors of the residence at the time, but entry was not gained.

* On Aug. 25, a couple returned to their home on Milltown Road and found that the front door had been kicked in. A 42-inch LG flat screen TV had been taken along with a number of guns. The guns were: handguns: .357 S&W revolver, .38 snub with custom right-hand grip, and .22 revolver; rifles: two .22 Remington semi-auto rifles, one with a cherry stock and one with a carbon stock, and two single-shot .22 rifles; shotguns: 410 single shot, 16 gauge single shot, 18 gauge single shot, and 12 gauge Stevens pump. No values were stated for the missing items in the report by Sheriff's Deputy Layne Worsham. Owner reportedly told Worsham he would recognize his guns anywhere.

* A Llama Max-I standard blue V.P.C. 10050 .45 caliber handgun, worth $600, was reported missing from the gun safe of a residence in Chapel Hill.

* Two house trailers used for rental property on 4th Avenue North were vandalized during Aug. 17 and/or 18, and a window air conditioner was stolen. The damage consisted of holes in the walls and ceiling, bent and broken doors, and cabinet doors pulled off and broken. Total cost of repair and replacement is estimated at $545.

* Between 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 1:20 p.m. Aug. 29, someone broke into a rental home on Woods Avenue South. Someone emptied a can of paint outside, and used the paint to write an insulting word on a shelf inside, as well as smearing paint on the front storm door. Damage to the window where entry was made, and the wood and glass of the front door will cost an estimated $500 to repair.

* A concrete statue of a black bear, valued at $150, was stolen from the front yard of a home on Heil Quaker Avenue between Aug. 22 and 26. The statue weighs about 100 pounds.

* The back door of a home on Harriet Street was damaged between Aug 22 and 23. The doorframe was damaged and the latch plate was found lying on the floor, but the door was still locked and nothing was missing from the house. Damage to the door was valued at $150.

* One of the concrete curbs placed around the parking area of a building on 3rd Avenue North was destroyed, with fragments of concrete scattered for 50 feet. The owner told Lewisburg Police Officer Russell Grubbs that cars cut through his parking lot to avoid the stop sign at 3rd Avenue North and Haynes Street. Cost of replacing the curb is estimated at $50.

* A Columbia woman's purse was stolen from her car while it was parked at her aunt's house on Welch Cemetery Road. The purse contained important papers and documents, but only about $7 in cash.

Arrested and charged with theft over $1,000 but less than $10,000

* Jennifer R. Baker, 33, Liggett Street. Bond: $6,000; court date: Sept. 12. According to the report by Officer John Christmas, Baker turned herself in at the LPD and admitted taking three rings, worth a total of $2,300, from a man she cleans house for. The victim had confronted her about the theft earlier, and told Baker he wouldn't press charges if she could get the rings back from the shop in Shelbyville where she pawned them for $167, but the shop no longer had the rings.

Arrested and charged with burglary and theft from a building

* Patrick C. Terry, 23, Culleoka. Bond and court date not stated.

* William A. McKnight, 21, Old Columbia Road. Bond and court date not stated.

According to the report by Officer Russell Grubbs, the two men were caught stealing from a workshop on Tankersley Avenue. Stolen hand tools and ground rods were found hidden at the scene, and over $2,500-worth of copper and aluminum spools were found in the trunk of a car belonging to a sister of one of the suspects. According to Grubbs, both of the men "confessed to the burglary of the workshop and the theft of the wire and hand tools."

Arrested and charged with forgery and theft over $500

* Terry Sparks, 41, Tiger Boulevard. Bond: $12,000; court date: Aug. 30.

Arrested and charged with driving under the influence

* Stephanie L. Meredith, 51, Yell Road. Bond: $4,500; court date: Sept. 19. Also charged with reckless driving and violation of the implied consent law.

* Kristan M. King, 27, Saddlewood Drive. Held without bond for court on Sept. 27. This is allegedly King's second DUI. During the same traffic stop, King's passenger, James R. Garrett, 28, Garrett Road, was arrested and charged with carrying a handgun with the intent to go armed. Bond: $500; court date: Sept. 27.

Arrested on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants

* Mark T. Capps, 49, Ashwood Avenue. Bond: $5,000; court date: Sept. 20. Charges: possession of a Schedule II drug (morphine), sale of a Legend drug (Soma), two counts of sale of a Schedule III drug (Lortab and Percocet), and simple possession of marijuana.

Charged and arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant

* Joseph Lee Adcock, 34. Adcock is allegedly wanted in Bay County, Fla. for violation of probation.