Gadsden

ROBBERY

A 41-year-old Rainbow City man told police he was robbed at knifepoint at about 4 a.m. Thursday. The man said he was in a parking lot in the 200 block of North 12th Street when a white male wearing a blue hoodie and shorts approached the passenger side of his vehicle, brandishing a knife. He got in the vehicle and wanted the man to drive him around, mentioning an address on Kentucky Avenue. The man got in and left an open can of Pepsi in the console. When the victim refused to drive him around, he demanded money. The victim gave him $28 and he left. The victim drove to the courthouse parking lot to call 911, describing the man’s clothes, his medium-length dark hair and the tattoos on his hands and arms and police officers started looking for the suspect. They found a man matching the description and he led an officer on a foot chase. He was apprehended after an unsuccessful taser deployment. Officers took the man into custody pending further investigation. They did not find the knife and the man only had $1 on him when he was found.

 

BURGLARIES/ THEFTS

A South 10th Street resident reported discovering her 2008 Honda Civic missing after a birthday party at her house Thursday night. Officers were dispatched to a report of two men fighting across the street from the Gadsden Water Works; though both men had left the scene, officers encountered a man in the stolen vehicle on Tuscaloosa Avenue. The victim confirmed he had been at the party. He was taken into custody for public intoxication; the investigation continues.

A 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe was reported stolen from the 400 block of North Sixth Street between 10 and 11 p.m. Thursday. The owner saw police officers down the street and approached them, only to find that her vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run crash and the person driving had fled the scene. Officers found a man matching the driver's description at Alabama Street and Franklin Street, but he actively resisted and tried to flee. Officers also encountered a “suspicious” woman at the Circle K on West Meighan Boulevard. She had been circling the area where police made contact with the man, and she was identified as his wife. The man was taken into custody pending further investigation.

A Gadsden resident reported getting a bill from Verizon for two iPhone Xs Thursday. The family does not use Verizon for phone service.

A woman reported a shirt, cash, a DVD player, and a ladies’ diamond solitaire ring stolen from her residence Thursday after she let a man borrow her keys and he took her car. The car was returned.

A South Fifth Street resident told police someone came into her residence between 1 and 2:10 p.m. Thursday and stole the SIM card for her cell phone.

A wallet and its contents, along with loose change, was stolen between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:45 a.m. Thursday from a vehicle in the 300 block of Michael Street.