Man mowing grass struck by vehicle

Published 7:50 pm Thursday, August 3, 2017

A man on Jarboe Street said he was cutting his grass on a riding lawnmower Wednesday when he was struck by a 2007 Ford Mustang. The man said he was in the roadway when he was struck by the car.

The man hit by the car told police a passenger in the vehicle exited the vehicle and offered to help, but the driver instructed him to get back in the vehicle. The driver of the Mustang allegedly did not leave any information and did not get out of the vehicle before driving off. The police report did not say if the man was injured.

Jeep broken into on Tom Hall Parkway

A Jeep Grand Cherokee parked on the 100 block of Tom Hall Parkway was allegedly broken into sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

The owner of the Jeep said two Dewalt Green Line Laser systems valued at $560, two pair of work boots valued at $170 and $20 in loose coins were taken. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

Woman wakes up to person trying to break in her window

A woman was sleeping on her couch Thursday morning around 3:30 a.m. when an alleged burglar tried to climb into her window. The incident happened on the 500 block of McCall Street around 3:30 a.m.

The woman told police she woke up to the sound of a window being lifted up and saw what appeared to be a flashlight on a cell phone and two hands reaching into the window. She told police she yelled at the suspect, who ran away in an unknown location.

Police searched the surrounding area but did not find the suspect.  There were no items stolen and the suspect never gained access into the residence.

Police arrest man who was walking behind

houses near ex-girlfriend’s residence

Police arrested a man after he was spotted walking behind houses near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Ridley Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

As police walked up, the man appeared to be peering into windows of a house on the 500 block of Ridley Avenue. Once police shined a light over in his direction, he began to run.

Officers caught up to the man on Highland Avenue. He told police he was trying to find a place to defecate and when he saw police, he got scared and ran.

The man’s ex-girlfriend’s house was a couple of blocks away from his location when police arrived. His ex-girlfriend had made a report in the last few months that he was stalking her, according to the police report. His car was found about a block away from his ex-girlfriend’s house.

The man was arrested and charged with obstruction of an officer.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases.

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