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Police Beat (10/03/2014)

BrickStreet bandits "borrow" barstool

At 2:13 a.m. on Wednesday, an officer was traveling in the 300 block of E. Church St. when they noticed two males walking down the sidewalk and one of the males was carrying a barstool above his head. The officer stopped the males and asked them where they had gotten the stool. The males replied that they had borrowed it from one of their friends who lived on the block and that they were returning it. The officer went to the house they claimed they were returning the stool to and spoke to one of the residents who said he did not know the males and did not recognize the stool. Upon further questioning, the males admitted they had taken the stool from Brick Street Bar, 36 E. High St. The officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the males and that they both had over 21 wristbands. When the males were asked if they had been drinking they said they had. The males were taken into custody and they were both found to be under the age of 21 and in possession of fictitious driver's licenses. They were cited for Certain Acts Prohibited, Theft, Offenses Involving Underage Persons and Receiving Stolen Property.

Three crooks and Four Lokos

At 1:46 a.m. on Monday, an officer responded to a report of a stolen cell phone on the 0 block of S. Main St. When the officer arrived, the victim said he knew who had taken his phone and walked with the officer to the Locust South apartments where the victim believed the suspect to be. As they approached the residence they saw two males and a female exit a Jeep parked in the lot. The officer stopped the three people and recognized the two males from previous offenses. The three people were searched but no phone was found. Once backup units arrived, the K9 unit sniffed around the vehicle and gave an indication that prompted the officers to search the car. Inside the car the officers located three open cans of Four Loko, the stolen cell phone, as well as a container containing a white rock-like substance and the ingredients for making crystal meth. The officers conducted a field test of the substance and the results indicated it might be heroin. One male took responsibility for the open containers and was cited, the cell phone was returned to the victim, and the substance was sent to the Hamilton County Drug Lab for further testing.