_ 639 Camp Jordan Parkway: Police were called to the America’s Best Value Inn early Sunday morning on a robbery from person call. According to a police report, officers spoke with the victim who said he was at the motel when he saw to men walking around. According to the victim he asked them “if it was a safe place to stay?” The report states that the two men, one who identified himself as “Cracker Jack,” offered to give him a tour of the motel and he followed them to room 254. Once inside the room the victim told officers that one of the men hit him in the face with “something” and took $260 from his wallet. According to the report, there were no marks on the victim’s face showing that he had been struck. The victim gave conflicting stories to the police while they were talking to them, the report states. Officers found a Facebook account for a “Cracker Jack” which had exchanges with the victim and the alleged suspect. The report states that the victim then told officers that “Cracker Jack” had contacted him and told the victim that he needed a place to stay. The victim told police the pair were to have met at the “Hamilton Inn Hotel in East Ridge.” Officers told the victim that no such hotel existed. The “victim” insisted that he was an innocent who had been robbed. The report states that officers saw references to narcotics on the “Crack Jack” Facebook page. The report also noted that the “victim” had a cell phone he said belonged to “Cracker Jack,” but the phone appeared to still have factory settings.
_ 6701 Ringgold Rd.: Police responded to the Sunrise Market in the early morning hours of Aug. 21 on a report of an activated burglar alarm. According to a police report, when officers arrived the noticed an open rear window to the building that had been forced open. A pair of pliers were was discovered on the ground near the window. Officers went inside the building and conducted a search. No one was inside. Officers also noticed that electrical wires had been cut to the building. The report states that the back room of the building had no video surveillance cameras. The owner told police that nothing appeared to be missing. An officer who was responding to back up police on the scene saw a man walking in a suspicious manner about 50 yards from the site on an adjacent street. The officer stopped the man who produced identification. The report states the man had an extensive criminal background including charges of burglary and robbery. The report states no evidence was found on the man linking him to the break-in. The man provided a statement to police and he was released. Investigators processed the scene for evidence and fingerprints, the report states.
_ 3725 Fountain Ave.: Police responded to a reported robbery at the address on Sunday night. According to a police report, officers spoke to the victim who said he was walking through the parking lot of an apartment building when he was confronted by two black males. One of the men, he said, came up behind him and grabbed him around the neck. The report states that the victim had determined he was going to pass out and began fighting the men. One of the suspects punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The victim told police that the men then rifled through his pants pockets and took about $70 from him. The suspects then got into a silver Oldsmobile and took off. The report states the victim flagged down a motorist and told him he had been mugged. The victim along with the motorist pursued the silver Olds, but lost it near Germantown and Ringgold Road. The victim returned to the scene of the mugging and called police, the report states. The victim was taken to Erlanger Medical Center with a possible broken nose.