Police Blotter: Man robbed at gunpoint

January 10, 2014 • Police Blotter


Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of West Third Street, Thursday. The victim told officials he had gone to cash his Social Security check on Jan. 2, and then went to a home on West First Street, where the resident pointed a gun at him and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The victim was forced to give the subject his cash, his cell phone and his watch.



•Police went to the 300 block of South Delaware Avenue, [auth] Thursday, after subjects entered the yard and took a propane tank valued at $30.

•Police were called to Riverside Drive, Thursday, where subjects removed a window air conditioning unit, valued at $200. The victim reported he had just replaced the unit the previous day.

•Police were dispatched to the 700 block of East Third Street, Thursday, after a male subject entered a residence and asked to borrow a person’s cell phone. The victim refused since the known subject had previously taken off with the phone. The man became so angry that he grabbed the phone, valued at $300, and fled.

•Police were called to the 300 block of South Sequoia Avenue, Thursday. The 91-year-old victim reported that sometime between Jan. 1 and the present time $200 worth of pipe wrenches went missing.



Police responded to the 1100 block of South Kentucky Avenue, Thursday. The victim reported that this was the second time in a month her residence had been burglarized. The first time, subjects had broken out a window. The landlord had yet to repair it, allowing subjects easy access to the home. Items taken included: a 42-inch television, a gaming system with two controllers, games, perfume and a cell phone. Total losses were assessed at $1,380.


Anyone who has information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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