Roving bandit(s) strike edge of LawrencevillePosted by Jack Howser on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 @ 5:37 pm.
They’re also wondering where the sheriff’s department is, as the incident was officially outside city limits, yet Lawrenceville city cops are the ones working the case.
According to reports in the neighborhood, the incident occurred just after dark on Kentucky Avenue, when a truck with a loud muffler came tooling down the road and parked in front of a residence. The truck sat there with the engine running for 15 to 20 minutes. Locals figured the occupants of the vehicle were there to buy dope….not an unusual occurrence in the neighborhood.
When one of the residents NOT into dope turned on his porch light, however, the truck jetted on down the road and out of the neighborhood.
Shortly, scanner listeners reported that there had been a man caught in someone’s pole barn down around the Gas Light Motel (on Highway 1 going south). The owner of the pole barn had shot at the intruder from his home on the property. The intruder had damaged the homeowner’s lawn mower and had hit something else before jumping the ditch on that road, then leaving the area.
He went back to the original neighborhood on Kentucky Avenue that he’d targeted, parked his truck, and went on an alleged stealing spree. It was reported that he’d been seen coming out of the Humane Society’s pole barn carrying two toolboxes. At this point, the person who observed him doing this gave chase, and he dropped one of the took boxes and headed toward his truck, through a back yard reported to be that of Sherman Goff’s.
The thief didn’t make it to the truck, veering off when he saw a tow truck from Garrard’s Wrecker Service tearing down Route 1 to pick up the parked vehicle.
The alleged thief, whose name is reportedly Smith and who is reportedly from Robinson (to the north), was later caught attempting to steal a car. Neighbors in the vicinity of where all this took place said they don’t know much more about the guy except what they’ve heard from Lawrenceville police chief Mike Mefford and one of his cops, Annette Edgin, who reportedly worked the case…which is what has the neighbors perplexed, as they are county jurisdiction, not city (although one reported that he believed all the city cops had been deputized again, so they could all go running to the aid of any of the other many cops in police state-Lawrence, several of whom aren’t worth pissing on if they’re on fire and include the unbelievably repulsive Billy “PeeWee” Darnell in St. Francisville).
Neighbors, at last report, indicated that there may have been as many as THREE bandits working the area last night; however, Mefford is insistent that it’s just ONE, and that it’s Smith.
We’ll see when charges are filed…keep checking back, and those in Lawrence, watch your stuff…Mefford has a tendency to allow crime to proliferate merely because he doesn’t do press releases, nor answer media questions (if or when the local media bothers to even ask them), so you never really know what’s going on in the area.
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