Police Blotter: Tree brings chase to an end

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At just past 3 a.m., July 11, Georgetown police were dispatched to the area of A Street and Emmanuel Road because a 31-year-old man with a handgun was trying to fight people.

While on the way, an officer saw the suspect in a red Jeep run two stop signs.

The officer tried to catch up with the Jeep. The driver accelerated as he turned onto Front Street.

As the officer gave chase, the driver of the Jeep left the roadway and drove on the grass at Love Chapel in the 1600 block of Front Street.

“The vehicle ran into a tree and a large cloud of smoke covered the parking lot,” the report states.

The smoke obstructed the officer’s view.

Once the smoke cleared and the Jeep could be seen again by the officer, the driver had fled on foot.

The officer saw a handgun, cell phone and open can of beer inside the Jeep.

The man also left his driver’s license in the Jeep. He was later found and arrested.

Father, daughter arrested

A 60-year-old man from Cookies Place Road, in the Choppee community, is accused of threatening his daughter, her son and her boyfriend with a gun on July 5.

The woman said her father evicted her from the home in which she had been staying and she had stopped by to gather more of her belongings.

The woman said having her boyfriend with her “enraged” her father who “threatened to get his shotgun and kill everyone in the house,” the report states.

The woman’s teen son reported seeing his grandfather in a bedroom loading a shotgun so he walked in the room and took the gun from him.

When deputies arrived they asked the man where the gun was and his led them to his closet. The loaded gun was confiscated and the man was arrested for presenting a firearm.

Later that night, other family members called 911 because the 33-year-old woman was “trying to fight everyone in the house.”

When the deputy arrived, he could hear the woman screaming from inside the house. As he approached, he saw her standing in the kitchen near the doorway. He described her as being “completely out of control.”

The woman was threatening family members who were mad because she had called the law on her father earlier in the day, the report states.

Even after being placed in handcuffs, the woman continued to try to fight so she was taken to jail charged with breach of peace.

Belle Isle burglary

A burglary was reported by a man who lives on Belle Isle Road.

The man said he left home at about 10:15 a.m. July 8 and returned about an hour later and saw his front door had been forced open.

The deputy noted the door was heavily damaged.

The homeowner said he was missing a 42-inch TV from a bedroom, two laptop computers and his wife’s pocketbook.

A neighbor said he saw a tan Chevy Malibu-type vehicle in the driveway while the victim was away form home.

He said he saw a “heavy set” man with a black tank top and gym shorts walking around the property. He said the man had a shaved head.

There was also a woman with the man.

The suspects have not been identified.

Unhappy with mailbox

A woman from the 100 block of Maggie Mae Place, in Dunbar, called 911, July 8 because her 65-year-old neighbor destroyed her mailbox with a garden hoe.

She said he has done this in the past but she would just repair the damage rather than calling police.

She said she has talked to the man and the man’s sister in an attempt to get him to leave her mailbox alone.

She said she was on her porch July 8, when the neighbor started beating the mailbox with a hoe.

He was reportedly shouting profanity while saying if she did not move the mailbox he would keep destroying it.

Punctured gas tank

A truck belonging to a man from Carnell Loop in the Greentown community was vandalized July 13.

The owner of the 2002 Chevy pickup said the truck was parked at Harris landing while he was out in his boat.

When he returned he saw someone had punctured his gas tank from underneath and had stolen his gas.

There are no suspects.

Information is subject to change as investigations proceed. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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