The Blotter 

True stories from the local police files

Job security, part one: Last week, at a grocery store on Poplar, a security guard found a receipt for shredded cheese on the floor. So, of course, the guard went to the dairy section, picked up a package of the cheese, and took it to customer service to return it and get his refund. Unfortunately for him, store management saw the whole thing and called police.

Job security, part two: Officers were called to a discount store on Neely March 25th after nearly $1,500 was stolen. The suspect, the only cashier working at the time, asked the security guard to go outside and tell her boyfriend she was almost ready to leave. When the guard came back inside, the cashier and the money were gone. Her boyfriend also left.

Well, that narrows the search: Officers noticed a trash can on fire behind Denver Elementary March 25th. An 8-year-old girl told them she had seen the suspect light the fire and say, "If I don't do this, my name is not Nick."

Another reason to buy generic: A woman had been shopping on South Perkins and was putting her purchases in her car when someone came up behind her, snatched her purse and all her purchases, and drove away in a green vehicle. Apparently, the suspect knew what the victim had bought because she had seen the suspect watching her while she was shopping.

Things we think are deal breakers: lying, cheating, and purse snatching: Police were called March 28th after a woman and her boyfriend were having an argument on Southern. The two were fighting because her boyfriend did not pick her up from work. Then, when she demanded the keys to her car, her boyfriend grabbed her purse, took $120 out, and ran away.

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