Crime Blotter

Written by on February 16, 2016 in Crime - No comments


E. Pratt St., 3300 block, February 7 at 4:30 p.m. The suspects, two African American teenage males, approached the two victims from behind. Suspect #1 displayed a gun and pointed it at one victim and said, “Give me your phone or I’ll kill you.” Suspect #2 took the victim’s phone and both suspects fled.

N. East Ave., 100 block, February 7 at 2:47 a.m. The suspects, two African-American males, approached the victim and Suspect #1 placed a knife to his throat and yelled “Money, money, money”. The victim gave the suspects money and they both fled.

N. Clinton St., 100 block, February 8 at 2:10 a.m. The victim states that while he was walking he was approached by five Hispanic males. One suspect was in a ski mask and was armed with a machete. He said “Don’t move or I’ll stab you” and then went through the victim’s pockets and took a cell phone and money. He punched the victim in the face and all five suspects fled.

N. Castle St., 200 block, February 10 at 3:30 a.m. Two victims stated that they were riding in an illegal taxi when the driver stopped the vehicle and said “I got a gun under my seat, give me your s%^#.” The suspect then assaulted Victim #1 by grabbing her shirt and pushing her. He took money from her shirt and a wallet from Victim #2. He told the victims to exit the vehicle and then drove off.

Kane St., 400 block, February 10 at 9:30 a.m. The victim was approached by the suspects, three African-American males, when Suspect #1 pulled out a black revolver and said “You better get your friend back or I am going to take your money.” The victim was able to run away but the suspect said they knew where he lived and that they were going to “kick his a%$”. One suspect was arrested.

E. Fayette St., 2400 block, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. The victim reported that two African-American males between 30-43 years old who were wearing skull caps approached him. He was then struck in the face and kicked by the suspects. They went through the victim’s pockets and took his wallet, two cell phones, and a money order. They then fled eastbound on E. Fayette St.

Mt. Pleasant Ave., 3500 block, February 14 at 8 p.m. The victim stated that he was walking when he was approached by five Hispanic males in their 30s. One suspect pointed a knife at him as another one pulled out a gun and held it to his side. Another suspect took his wallet and cell phone from his pocket before they all fled.


Aliceanna St., 1900 block, February 11 at 9:43 p.m. The victim said he was walking when two suspects in ski masks, chased him and struck him in the back with a hard object, which the victim said was a handgun. The victim then ran into Lobo’s bar and called the police. Another suspect witnessed the event and yelled at the suspects. One suspect then pointed a gun at her and she said “What are you gonna shoot me?” and the suspects then fled.


N. Milton Ave., 200 block, between February 8 at 9 p.m. and February 9 at 10:46 a.m. Victim was Deli & Grocery. The victim returned to the store and saw that the front door was busted in and the inside was ransacked. The suspect was stopped at another store where he was trying to sell the stolen goods and was arrested.

E. Pratt St., 1900 block, February 9 between 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. An unknown person kicked in the rear basement door, gained entry, and took a laptop.

Foster Ave., 300 block, between February 9 and February 10 between 1-8:20 p.m. Victim was JSV Investments. An unknown suspect removed the plywood from the side door window, gained entry, and took tools before exiting out the same way.

S. Ann St., 500 block, February 11 between 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. An unknown suspect forced open a front window and took a laptop and jewelry.

S. Caroline St., unit block, between February 11 and February 12 between 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. Victim was First Apostolic Faith Church. An unknown suspect used a pry bar to gain entry through the rear alley doorway. The suspect took checks and money. An area canvas was conducted with negative results.

S. Ellwood Ave., 400 block, February 12 between 12-9 a.m. The reporting person said that an unknown suspect unsuccessfully attempted to open the kitchen window. No property was taken.

Eastern Ave., 6800 block, between February 11 and February 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 a.m. Victim was Starleigh Entertainment. An unknown suspect gained entry by going into an unsecured door. The suspect took a safe with money, checks, credit cards, and social security cards.

Eastern Ave., 4000 block, between February 12 and February 13 between 4:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. An unknown suspect forced open the second floor door, gained entry, and took a generator, two rolls of electric wire, and several drills.

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