Police Reports 3.20.14: Dumb criminals are the best

Hey there, readers. Time for another round of police reports from Tupelo and Lee County. And what do we learn today from area citizens’ miscreant behavior?

We learn, No. 1, that you should never loan your vehicle to someone who just got out of jail. Or to your niece, apparently. We also learn that it’s probably not a good idea to leave your driver’s license at the scene of the crime, especially if you’re the criminal. And, we learn that Adam Sandler‘s “The Severe Beating of a High School Bus Driver” nearly happened to some poor lady.

Here we go.

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Lee County Sheriff’s Office

• A Saltillo woman reported a man blocked the school bus she was driving with his truck, got out and threatened her, saying if she ever passed his kids again he would beat her.

• A Saltillo man reported he let another man use his vehicle to get to work but the man never brought the vehicle back and hasn’t returned calls. The suspect was just released from jail on drug charges.

• A Road 995 man reported his neighbor plays loud music in the middle of the night.

• A Tupelo man reported someone took a television from his home while he was visiting his brother.

• A County Road 1201 man reported someone took a rifle with Bushnell scope from his home.

• A Tupelo Trace woman reported she let her niece borrow her vehicle and it hasn’t been returned.

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Tupelo Police Department

• A North Gloster Street Walmart employee reported a man in a Sonic shirt attempted to leave the store with a 40-inch television and $48.92 in other merchandise. The man walked through one door but was stopped by an employee before going outside. He fled to a white Nissan Maxima and left the scene.

• A Tupelo Water and Light employee reported someone is scamming residents by claiming to be a bill collector.

• A woman reported someone broke into her Haven Rentals apartment and stole a PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, two diamond rings and $50 in cash.

• Two people were reported shoplifting at the West Main Street Walmart. The man and woman fled after being approached by loss prevention employees, but as they left the store, the woman threw back into the store a purse containing $65.68 in merchandise and her driver’s license.

• A man was arrested for being drunk in public on Park Street after residents reported he had been walking down the street, looking in windows and opening doors.

• A Chesterville Gardens resident reported a man has been going onto her back porch and going through her garbage.

• A man reported three men in an SUV came to his house looking for his son. One of the men attacked his son and when he threatened the man with a rake he said he wound up on the ground with the man kicking his head. A neighbor scared the men off, but they threatened to return with a gun. The man would not tell police why the three suspects attacked his son.

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Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 841-9041 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.

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