_ 201 Eads St.: Police were dispatched to the address Friday on a fire that involved two vehicles. According to a police report, when an officer arrived he spoke with the female owners of the vehicles, a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer and a 2002 Nissan Xterra. Both women said that the ex-boyfriend of one of the car’s owners had set them both on fire. The suspect, a validated gang member who lives in Jackson, Tennessee, had been calling and texting threats to the owner of one of the cars for most of the day. According to the report, the suspect told the woman that he was going to “get her” and kill everyone she knows.
The report states that both women were inside the apartment on Eads Street at about 10:20 p.m. when they heard a knock on the door. One of the women went to check on the knock and saw the suspect standing next to the Xterra. The suspect wanted her to come outside and talk, an offer which she refused. The suspect told the woman that she would be sorry and again threatened the woman.
According to the report, the woman checked outside again about 15 minutes later and immediately noticed that both vehicles were on fire. The report states that the woman did not see the suspect set fire to the vehicles. The incident is being investigated by arson investigators.
_ 511 Marlboro Ave.: Police were dispatched to the address just after noon on Saturday in regard to an open door. According to a police report, when an officer arrived he saw a side door with signs of a forced entry. Officers cleared the house and found nobody inside. A witness told police that at about 11:30 a.m. she heard dogs barking. The witness saw no one enter or exit the house or any suspicious vehicles.
The report states that the homeowner had left the residence at about 10 a.m. and returned at noon and noticed the open door with broken glass on the floor just inside. A detective arrived and police along with the homeowner went inside to determine what had been stolen. The report states that thieves made off with several hunting rifles and a Sig Mosquito .22 cal. pistol. The firearms were entered into a computer data base as having been stolen.
The case was assigned to a detective for further investigation.