Vandalism, thefts, home burglaries and one driver menacing another with a BB gun led the list of complaints filed with the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) for April 7-12.
Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of detailed BPD reports.
Stage Road (trailer theft)
After 10 p.m. on April 7, a victim reported that someone stole his trailer from the rear parking lot of St. Ann Catholic Church (6529 Stage Road). The trailer was a white 10 by 12 foot double-axle enclosed trailer with rear and side doors.
Star Valley (theft)
A resident reported on April 7 that someone took yard equipment valued at $370 from his open garage on Star Valley.
He said the theft occurred between 6 p.m. April 4 and 3:15 p.m. April 7. Items taken included a black Craftsman weed trimmer with a green attachment ($220) and a black Husqvarna blower ($150).
Countryhill (theft/aggravated burglary)
A man reported on April 9 that someone had stolen yard equipment valued at $600 from his unsecured attached garage on Countryhill.
The items stolen included an orange and white Echo PB-251 gas-powered blower ($300) and orange and white Echo gas-powered hedge clippers ($300).
Kirby Whitten Road (armed suspect)
Officers responded to a report of an armed person at Holly-wood 20 Cinema (6711 Stage Road) around 10:40 p.m. April 10.
The first officer on the scene saw the victim holding the suspect down, with his knee in the suspect’s back, so the officer cuffed the suspect and waited for other officers to arrive.
The victim said he was driving north in the center lane of Kirby Whitten when a gold Chevy Malibu made a U-turn from the far right lane in front of his vehicle. When the victim honked, the front-right passenger in the Malibu pointed a gray handgun out of the window toward his vehicle.
The victim was talking to a police dispatcher when he saw the Malibu turn into the driveway at 3189 Kirby Whitten. The suspect exited the front seat, holding a silver handgun with an orange tip. When the victim identified himself as a police officer the suspect then walked back to the Malibu and put the weapon on the passenger floorboard. The victim held the suspect down until officers arrived.
The responding officers found a .45 Compact BB gun with a black grip in plain sight on the front passenger floorboard of the Malibu. The suspect was transported to Bartlett City Jail for booking and processing.
Sungate Drive North (residential burglary)
A woman flagged down an officer at 3:50 p.m. April 10 at the intersection of Brother and Appling. She said someone had burglarized her daughter’s home on Sungate Drive North.
The responding officer arrived at the house around 4 p.m. and saw that the front door had been kicked in. Items taken included prescribed medicine, a gold-and-white Coach purse, miscellaneous jewelry, firearms and electronics.
Brush Everhart (residential burglary)
A homeowner on Brush Everhart reported on April 10 that someone broke a pane out of the back door’s window and stole the plastic cover off the kitchen’s light fixture and one of its light bulbs.
North Heatherhill Drive (lost property)
A man said he returned to his North Heatherhill Drive home around 4 p.m. April 11 after a long out-of-town trip. The next morning, he discovered his vehicle’s license plate was missing.
Yale Road (vandalism)
A man reported that someone vandalized a friend’s car while it was parked in his driveway on Yale Road.
His friend arrived around 4:30 p.m. April 11. The next day, they found that all four of her tires were deflated and someone had keyed (scratched) both of her driver’s side doors.