Police Blotter: Woman Has Purse Stolen Outside Brainerd Walmart

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A woman told police her $500 Coach purse with some valuable belongings inside was snatched from her outside the Brainerd Walmart.

Lynn Robertson said she was putting items into her Saturn when a black male in a dark hoodie took her purse. He jumped into a Ford Explorer with another black male passenger. The driver was a white female. The SUV did not have a tag.

The purse contained a driver's license, credit and debit cards, a $100 Verizon gift card, Dior makeup worth $200, a $600 IPhone, a $50 IPhone case, and house and car keys.

 

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A construction firm remodeling a house on Alabama Avenue in St. Elmo reported a break-in. Someone broke out the wood covering the back door.

The thief cut out the copper wiring, removed some copper tubing and took several light fixtures.

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Misty Butler said she found the basement door kicked in on her residence on Pershing Road.

The house was ransacked. Items taken included two laptop computers, a Nintendo DS, an IPod Touch, jewelry and a rifle.

Muddy footprints were on the patio that appeared to be smaller than an adults. One shoe had the three-leaf Adidas pattern, and there was a second shoe pattern.

A neighbor saw an older model bright red sedan in the driveway near where the garage door was open.

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Police checked out a ruckus inside the Bi-Lo on Signal Mountain Road.

A man said he had been blindsided by another man. He said he ran up from behind him and pushed him to the floor.

The other man said his wife had gone to Bi-Lo and he had gotten "bad vibes" about it and followed her. He said he saw her in the store with the other man and felt she was in danger.

The man who was knocked down said he had known the attacker's wife for five years and they had a sexual relationship the last year and a half.

Police asked the man to prove it, and he showed a text message where the wife had asked him to meet her on the rallroad track side of Bi-Lo.

The wife said she would go back with her husband, and the other man was told to stay away from the wife.

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A 911 call came in from a pay phone at the Fabric Care on Cherokee Boulevard.

The caller said he was Jesus and he loved the police.

Police went to the laundromat, but could not locate the caller.

Customers said a black male had come in, said he was Jesus, and he loved them.

He then ambled off toward Market Street.

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Officers went to Jenkins Road on a call that a man would not get off a CARTA bus when asked to do so.

Police said Ernest Hair was speaking in a baby-like voice, gesturing with his hand and calling himself Ernie.

Officers said when they talked with him earlier he had been "very sane and talking in a normal voice."

   


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