_ 620 South Sanctuary: Police were called to the address early Tuesday morning on a burglary in progress in which the homeowner and the suspect were engaged in a physical altercation. According to a police report, an officer spoke with one of the homeowners who said that he was at work at 1:30 a.m. when his cell phone alerted him to motion at his home. The report states that the man has a computer “app” that allows him to monitor his home. The man said he believed the alarm was due to his partner being outside on the porch next to the garage. However, when he reviewed the images he saw an unidentified black male in the images. According to the report, the man got on social media and alerted his partner that the home was being robbed. The man’s partner, the report states, grabbed two knives and went out to confront the burglar inside the garage. An altercation ensued as they neared the side door. Once outside the garage, the burglar assaulted the victim. According to the report, the victim lashed out, cutting the suspect. The suspect then fled toward Ringgold Road on foot. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
The homeowners did a walk-through of the garage and determined that a Craftsman weed-eater and leaf blower, valued at about $400 were missing. The suspect also took some camping equipment, including a Coleman stove. The video of the incident was recorded and reviewed by police.
The suspect is about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was seen on the video wearing basketball shorts, a ball cap, white shirt and dark basketball shoes. The suspect looks to have a tattoo on his right upper arm and one on his left chest. The suspect did not display a weapon and is believed to have suffered a severe knife wound.
_ 5306 Clemons Rd.: Police were dispatched to the address on Tuesday in regard to deceptive practices. According to a police report, police spoke with a woman who said that at about 11 a.m. that morning she received a phone call from a man and a woman. The man told the victim that he was with the U.S. Marshal’s Service and that he and his partner were coming to arrest her for being part of a Mexican drug cartel. The man on the phone told the victim that the arrest would not be forthcoming if she went to her bank, withdrew all her money and wired it to them. According to the report, the victim said that the information they gave her seemed legitimate and out of fear of being arrested the victim proceeded to her bank to withdraw cash. The report states that the callers had the victim leave her phone on but muted while she was inside the bank. After a few attempts to get the money bank officials realized the whole enterprise was a scam and stopped the transaction. According to the report, the victim was preparing to send a wire transfer of almost $9,000. Police have the phone number from which the scammers made the call and account information on a bank in Waukegan, Illinois where they wanted the money sent. According to the report, “police went over a lot of the scams going on these days (with the victim) and how to avoid being taken advantage of in the future.”