Police Blotter

A guy has been calling a local clothing store from a private phone number and acting creepy, police said. Clerks think the man masturbates while asking them questions over the phone. The calls started over the summer and the store got another one this week.

A man was taken away from Cowboy Coffee by ambulance last week because he fell over the couch and passed out there. The call came in at 3 p.m. Dec. 1, police said. “He didn’t know where he was or what was happening to him,” Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said. The 60-year-old was taken to St. John’s Health and cited for public intoxication.

A man called police because someone stole the Mercedes Benz hood ornament off his car. The man said it would cost him $1,500 to replace it. Police estimate closer to $50.

Police said a construction company is out $28,000 after wiring money to someone a bookkeeper thought was a legitimate contractor. They were told to report it to the FBI.

A man got the cops called on him after threatening to throw hot coffee on a gas station clerk. The threat came after employees told the man he needed to wear a mask. Officers caught up to the man and realized he’s a habitual traffic offender, with prior tickets for driving without a license, without insurance, with a suspended license and for DUI. The 37-year-old Jackson man was arrested around 2 a.m. for driving on a suspended license.

Police arrested a man after a peculiar clue led them to his apartment. Officers were patrolling near some apartments on the south side of town around 3:30 a.m. Friday when they saw a ladder propped up, leading to an apartment window. They went upstairs to see if someone was breaking in. After police knocked, someone inside turned off the lights and TV. Officers got a search warrant and a few hours later they went in and found the man, who was drunk and had baggies of marijuana around his apartment. In a search police also found a gun and what they believe is LSD-laced candy. The 41-year-old was on probation and release terms on a prior conviction make it illegal to have a gun, police said. He was arrested for two counts of possession, theft (for the ladder) and probation violation.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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