Burglaries investigated by Union City police
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:39 am
Union City police are snowed under today with about a dozen reports of weekend burglaries, thefts and vandalisms.
An arrest was made in one incident which occurred about 6:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Second Street.
Dorothy D. Haynes, 32, of 529 Nash St., Apt. 88, Union City, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. on charges of burglary and evading arrest, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The charges stem from an incident at a house at 1121 South Second St., which is currently quarantined due to the manufacture of methamphetamine, police reported. The owner of the property reported to police that someone was inside the house. As a police officer started to walk toward the house, he allegedly observed Ms. Haynes run out the back door. She ran toward South Third Street and, after a brief foot pursuit, was taken into custody.
The door glass of the house apparently had been broken out.
Police reported Ms. Haynes had a basket of household goods at the back door of the residence.
Several other weekend incidents — including those involving businesses and vehicles — remain under investigation today by police.
• Police responded to a report of a burglar alarm shortly before midnight Friday at Save-A-Lot at 1308 Nailling Drive in Union City, where officers observed the glass in the front door had been broken out. No one was found inside, though.
According to a police report, store security video showed a man wearing a heavy coat with a hood, ball cap and blue jeans enter the store. He walked to about the second cash register and then turned and fled out the back door. Police said it appeared the alarm sounded and caused the intruder to flee.
Police said the man entered the store at 11:51 p.m. and police arrived just four minutes later after receiving the call. They reported they were unable to determine how the intruder broke the glass.
• An attempted burglary was discovered about 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Little General convenience store at 302 West Main St. in Union City, where police found a front door glass broken out. Entry apparently was not made to the store.
• According to a police report, items were removed sometime between Jan. 1 and shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday from property at 606 East College St. in Union City, managed by Fuller Partners. The point of entry and exit appears to have been a back door of the building, which was not occupied at the time.
Items taken included an air conditioner unit and an undetermined amount of copper wire stripped from wall outlets and the ceiling, with the value likely estimated at over $1,000.
• A Union City man told police his power scooter was stolen Friday morning while it was charging outside a residence.
Shane Jeremiah Parham told police he had placed his scooter on the east side of the residence at 504 East Gibbs St. while charging it and went inside to talk with his grandmother for a few minutes. When he came back outside, the scooter was gone, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The blue Pronto brand Rascal type scooter is valued at $5,000 to $7,000, police reported.
• Three incidents involving burglaries or attempted burglaries of vehicles were reported at Eaton’s Tire and Lube at 1501 Nailling Drive, where Union City police responded Saturday.
Police discovered the driver’s window broken out of a Chevy S-10 owned by Victor Macklin of 538 Nash St., Union City. An officer reported he could see where the stereo was ripped out of the dash and was hanging by wires, with pieces of the stereo lying in the floor. It appeared nothing was missing, but there was damage to the stereo and the dash.
According to police, Melvin Pierce came by the business to pick up his daughter’s car and discovered someone had broken out the driver’s side window and rummaged through the vehicle. A charger was missing, as well as a portable CD player with a cassette tape plug-in.
Finally, between about 5:30 p.m. Friday and 8:20 a.m. Saturday, a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu owned by Antoinette Genise Nolan of Union City was vandalized while parked on Eaton’s lot. The front passenger side window was broken out and the vehicle was ransacked, but nothing apparently was taken.
• Police responded Saturday to Kizer Auto Sales at 2004 West Reelfoot Ave. in Union City in reference to a break-in that apparently occurred Friday night or early Saturday.
Owner Jim Kizer told police he left about 6 p.m. Friday and returned Saturday morning to notice a back door ajar. At the time, a roll of quarters was all that was known to be missing.
• Police also responded Saturday morning to nearby Herman Jenkins Motors at 2030 West Reelfoot Ave., where entry to the business apparently was made Friday night or early Saturday by forcing open a door on the south side. Nothing was reported to be missing at the time of the report.
• James Bondurant of 1369 South Miles Ave., Union City, told police about 3:25 a.m. Saturday that a Garmin Nuvi GPS was missing from his 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck. He said the item was there when he parked the truck in the driveway earlier, but the vehicle was left unlocked, according to the police report.
• The final incident reported today by police involves the theft of cash from a Walmart cashier in an apparent quick change episode. The incident at the store at 1601 West Reelfoot Ave. in Union City was reported Friday.
About 8:55 p.m. Thursday, a black man wearing a New York Yankees ball cap allegedly went to a check-out lane and began getting change from the cashier. Store video shows him “quick changing” the cashier, according to police. Another black man stood behind him in the check-out lane and a large package of paper towels blocked the view of other people in line so they could not see what was occurring.
The man ended up with a total of $300, Union City police reported.
Published in The Messenger 1.10.11