Man carjacked at gunpoint by two assailants Saturday

November 22, 2011 • Police Blotter


A man reported th[auth] at his Toyota Tundra was taken at gunpoint on Saturday. The incident took place in the 700 block of South Kentucky Avenue. The victim stated that two men, wearing hoodies, approached his vehicle. One carried a handgun, the second a shotgun. They pointed their firearms at him and he was forced from his vehicle. The truck is described as a 2004 black Toyota Tundra.


Police were sent to the 200 block of West Deming, Sunday. The homeowner reported that someone had removed all the wiring and copper tubing from a commercial air conditioning unit. A suspect was stopped at the intersection of Orchard Avenue and Second Street where officials located both wire and tubing. The suspect was arrested for probation violation. Cost of damages and value of copper are estimated at $1,200.

•Police were called to the 1400 block of South Poplar Avenue, Sunday. Investigation revealed that a rear window had been broken, and some $1,200 worth jewelry and clothing were reported missing.

•Police were dispatched to the 400 block of West Sixth Street, Saturday, where a subject entered a garage, by kicking in the door, and removed $500 worth of tools.

•Police were called to Cedar Drive, Saturday, after subjects gained access to two storage sheds. The victim reported miscellaneous power tools, three antique child rockers, a .22 automatic handgun, some ceramics, a lawn mower, hedge clippers and a weedeater were stolen. The victim estimated value of the missing items was $1,774.

•Police went to Forest Place, Saturday, for a burglary in progress. A 25-year-old female subject was found inside the house. The victims had problems with her breaking into the home in the past, and she had been advised of criminal trespass by the police. Since she had ignored the prior warnings, State statutes require she be charged with burglary and breaking and entering.


A woman called the RPD to report a theft at Sunset Villa Care Center, 1515 S. Sunset Ave., Saturday. The woman reporting the incident said when she went to visit the 90-year-old victim, her wedding and engagement rings, which she always wore, were missing from her finger. The individual estimated the value of both at $1,000.

•Police received a report from the Humane Society, 701 E. McGaffey St., Sunday, of a larceny after a subject removed several items from its donations box.

Criminal damage

Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of West Alameda Street, Sunday, after it was discovered that rocks had been thrown through several kitchen windows. Damages were estimated at $200.


A dog fight turned into a battery on Saturday. The incident took place in the 3200 block of North Kentucky Avenue where a husky attacked a miniature poodle. The poodle’s owner went to his dog’s aid. According to eye witnesses, two men and two women emerged from the residence where the husky’s owner lived and attacked the poodles owner. Eventually, the woman backed off, and when officers arrived, the husky owner had the poodles’ owner in a head lock.

Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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