Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 8-13, 2016

Bartlett police badgeThe Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents in Bartlett during Aug. 8-13.

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 goods. these are brief summaries of detailed bpd reports.

Aug. 8

Carraway Cove (trespassing)

On Aug. 8, someone reported a trespasser at an apartment under renovation at Carraway Cove. The witness said a black male came out of the apartment, and the odor of marijuana was noticeable. No one should have been in the space other than the workers.

The bathroom also was damaged with “Fast Cash” spraypainted on the wall, but the trespassing suspect wasn’t related to that vandalism. A neighbor identified the vandal as someone who bragged about the damage while at the pool a few days earlier. Damages are estimated at $50.

Silverwood Drive (residential burglary)

A burglar made off with electronics and valuables totalling $21,650 from a home on Silverwood Drive, the victim reported on Aug. 8.

Her mother first noticed the ransacked state of the master bedroom shortly after 9 p.m. as she was returning from work. When the victim arrived, she realized that all bedrooms had been tossed for valuables. Items taken were a MacBook Pro, a Louis Vuitton wallet and purse, an Apple iPod, a men’s gold necklace, $15,000 in cash, and a Toyota key fob.

Aug. 10

Bartlett Boulevard (auto burglary)

A woman using W.J. Freeman Park the morning of Aug. 10 found that locking her purse in her trunk wasn’t enough to deter a determined burglar.

She parked her 1998 gold Saturn SL1 in the front parking lot around 8:15 a.m. When she returned, her purse was missing. It contained a wallet ($10), Social Security card, multiple debit and credit cards, a Tennessee driver’s license ($15) and learner’s permit, and another handbag that contained $33 in cash.

The responding officer found that the suspect probably entered the unlocked vehicle and used the interior lever to pop the trunk open; there was no damage to the vehicle.

When the victim cancelled her cards and checked transaction history, she learned that someone had twice tried and failed to use her Discover card at Circle K at 2114 Covington Pike, Memphis at 8:47 a.m.

The store’s security footage showed a suspect at Pump 8, trying to buy gasoline. The clerk described the vehicle as a bright green Chevrolet Spark. The suspect was a black male with a tall flattop or mohawk hairstyle, wearing a white T-shirt, black, shorts and black shoes.

Aug. 11

Shelter Run (auto burglaries)

A burglar took advantage of two unlocked city vehicles at the Bartlett Water Treatment Plant, personnel reported on Aug. 11. The estimated damage and theft is $800.

A white Ford F-150 was also parked near the entrance gate and was missing a bag of tools ($400) from the rear floorboard.

The burglaries happened between 3 p.m. Aug. 10 and 6:45 a.m. Aug. 11.

South Sungate Drive (burglary)

A woman reported Aug. 11 that someone broke her bedroom window ($200) and stole medicine. The responding officer found glass on the bedroom floor and the home’s back door ajar.

The victim identified two pills on the floor near the back door as medicine from her prescription bottle normally kept on the bathroom sink. She found two pills left in the bottle when there should have been a dozen.

Gailyn Drive (theft from yard)

Packages left on a woman’s front porch weren’t safe from thieves, she reported on Aug. 11. The items were delivered a couple of days earlier and were taken between 8 a.m. and about 5 p.m. the day of the report.

Items taken included four Ameriwood brand 5 shelf bookcases ($23.01 each), two System Build brand six-cube storage bookcases ($30.07 each) and one System Build brand nine-cube storage bookcase ($40.07). The estimated total loss was $192.25.

Wild Dune Lane (crash with fleeing suspects)

Witnesses were holding a juvenile and another suspect when police arrived at a crash scene on Wild Dune Lane around 8:15 p.m. Aug. 11.

A witness said a black Chevrolet Camaro rounded the corner of Raintree Mist onto Wild dune, driving about 90 mph in a 30 mph zone. The Camaro lost control, jumped the curb and hit a Memphis Light Gas and Water transformer, he aid, and then two black male suspects tried to flee the scene until witnesses stopped them. An officer took the pair into custody.

North Westbrook (unauthorized use of a vehicle)

A daughter-in-law called police the morning of Aug. 13 after her father-in-law didn’t return her car on time. He had borrowed it the previous morning to run errands for a few hours.

The man is homeless and a known crack cocaine user, she said, and she feared he might have traded her car for drugs. The vehicle is a black two-door 1995 Acura Legend with a custom wing mounted on the trunk.

A few hours later, the suspect returned the car in acceptable condition and left the scene in his own vehicle before the responding officer returned.

Aug. 13

Summer Knoll Cove (business burglary)

An officer arrived at Crowder Orthodontics around 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 in response to a burglary. The front glass door’s window was shattered, and the door jamb had pry marks from a tool.

The officer didn’t find any intruder at the scene but was able to lift several fingerprints at the scene.