Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jan. 29 – Jan. 30, 2014

Today’s Good News
Rather than over the river and through the woods, two burglars recently jumped over the fence and through the woods, but it was not toward Grandma’s house to go! Instead, one would end up at the city jail and the other may soon follow thanks to some speedy First Precinct officers! Around 2 a.m. Tuesday, a citizen noticed two men inside a closed convenience store on Nine Mile Road and called police. Officer James Jennings quickly responded before he was even dispatched and spotted two men running from the business. With the assistance of Officer John Flack, they caught one of the men who was later charged with burglary, grand larceny and property damage.

Officers Timothy Fields, Ernest Ford and Justine Hewitt recovered numerous stolen items, including an assault rifle, while Detective Brian Taylor is following up on several strong leads to find the second offender. Sergeants Jayson Walter and Tish Edmonds, who found a large hole in the concrete wall used to break into the business, said the entire shift did a great job.

DISCLAIMER: The following incidents are preliminary in nature and are subject to change after investigation.  Please note that the entries listed below do not cover every incident from overnight. The listings are subject to the judgment of staff officers’ sense of what is noteworthy.


2nd Precinct
1/29/14             2:19 p.m.
2400 block of Columbia Street
A male reported two unknown males robbed him at gunpoint.

PROPERTY CRIMES                                                                                     
3rd Precinct
1/25/14 – 1/29/14           7:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2100 block of Kenmore Road
An unknown person(s) entered the vehicle and stole a camera and a ring.

3rd Precinct
1/29/14 – 1/30/14           8:00 p.m. – 12:06 a.m.
1900 block of Lakeview Avenue
An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole medication, money, jewelry and a TV.

4th Precinct
1/29/14                         7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2900 block of Moss Side Avenue
An unknown person(s) broke into the shed and stole tools and personal items.

4th Precinct
1/28/14 – 1/29/14           4:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.
900 block of West Clay Street

An unknown person(s) entered the vehicle and stole several items.