Police Blotter: Perps plantnap yucca

January 22, 2013 • Police Blotter

•Police were called to the corner of Byrne and Gail Harris streets, Monday, after subjects “plant-napped” a yucca, valued at $125, from city property. The plant was dug up from a location at Main and Byrne streets and later found near Gail Harris.
•Police were dispatched to Associated Records, 100 S.E. Wells St., Monday. A company representative said a “Hispanic male” removed a security camera, only to return a little while later [auth] when he kicked in one camera and took a third.

Police received a walk-in report of fraud, Monday. The victim said he had lost his wallet in Red Lobster. Since that time, a subject had made about $625 in charges online to Mobile Boot, and Facebook.

The police were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue, Monday, where a woman returned to her residence to discover the back door had been kicked in. Officers found pry marks on the back door. The officer stated that the house had been ransacked, drawers opened and items strewn about the floor. The victim reported $1,949 worth of electronic items and $975 worth of jewelry had been taken.

Illegal use of phone
Police took a report of harassment, Monday. The victim reported that she had received some eight calls in one to two hours’ time. The male subject told her that she had a warrant out for her arrest. He never specified the charge allegedly placed on the warrant. She described the man’s voice has having a “heavy Indian accent.”

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

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