Woman allegedly give false information, speeds off after wreck

Published 9:29 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

A hit and run allegedly occurred near the intersection of Orchard Hill Road and Yasufuku Place around noon on Thursday.

A man driving a GMC Canyon said he was traveling North on Orchard Hill Drive, near the intersection of Yasufuku Place. As he was approaching the railroad tracks, he told police another car allegedly slammed on brakes in front of him causing his vehicle to collide with the rear end of the other car.

The man’s GMC Canyon had moderate damage to the front of the vehicle.

The driver of the Canyon said he exited his vehicle to investigate the damage and the other driver and a passenger exited the other vehicle, a BWM 525i, and started cursing. He said the woman wrote down her name and phone number, but upon checking, neither the name nor number were accurate and proved to be false information. The driver said both females then re-entered the vehicle and sped away.

Before taking off, driver said that the woman took the license plate off of her vehicle and sped off heading north toward Lukken Industrial Drive. The driver said that he could not get the license plate number of the woman’s car. The man was given a citation for following too close.

Man arrested for allegedly taking

money from restaurant’s tip envelopes

A man was arrested for allegedly taking money from envelopes used to pay employees at Venucci’s around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday.

The owner told police he caught an employee taking money out of the envelopes used to pay employees at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. At least two different employees told the owner their pay had been short.

Security camera footage showed the employee taking several envelopes from the counter from where they were stored. After walking out of sight of the camera footage for a few minutes, the man is seen putting the envelopes back.

Man’s tools stolen from truck

A man’s tools were allegedly stolen from his truck on the 900 Block of North Parkway Drive sometime between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday. The man said he noticed a drill missing from his unlocked truck around 6 a.m. on Thursday. Out of curiosity, he said he checked the toolbox of his second truck and noticed several pieces of lawn equipment and power tools missing, including an Echo gas trimmer, valued at $350, a Husqvarna chainsaw, valued at $350, and a car jack, valued at $80. The items were stolen out of his unlocked toolbox and totaled $780 in value.

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