FROM RALEIGH’S POLICE FILES:
THE CRIME BEAT
' BY CHARLES R. JONES
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1)
Marvin Anderson, 31, of 531 8,
Blood worth Street, driver for
Rainbow Cab Company, S. East
Street, told Raleigh oops he park
ed his cab in the 800 block of S.
Bloodworth Street at 12:30 am.
Thursday, leaving the keys in the
When he returned to the scene,
about 15 minute* later, the cab
was missing. Anderson said he
later found his cab in the 300
block of 8. Bloodworth Street,
then he called police to report hat
he had retrieved the vehicle.
However, before the officer*
eeeM return to the scene, the
eab was stolen again. Ander
son said when he foend the
eab the first time, the keys
were not in it. A broadcast was
then placed to all patrol ears
to be an the lookout for a lMd
two-tone green Chevrolet.
The cob was later found at
Tort Brngp. Investigation is
BREAK-IN AT BEAtTTT
Footprints on a couch and choir
at Ctvella’s Beauty College at 1:34
a.BL Wednesday, led polloe offi
cers to call in Harry Holland, an
export with the Ctty-Oounty Iden
Officers J. C. Putmsn and B. O.
Parker were called to the school,
located at 400 E. Martin Street,
by too owner. Mrs. Chrintlsnia
Judkins Pitts, who stated that
someone had broken into the back
of too ootlege and attempted to
enter the Pope'-Cola dispenrer.
The front of the mahhine was
damaged In the amount of SIBO,
but too machine was not opened.
TRUCK STOLEN FROM
James Hinton, of 901* K. Men
ton Strict, informed police st 3
p.m. Wednesday that when he at
tempted to start a truck whioh he
drives for Universal Equipment
Company, he discovered too bot
net been driven for about a
weak and was parked on the
iwapaay*f let, 3M7 HlDsboro
Street. The It-volt battery was
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RALEIGH - DURHAM - CHARLOTTE
E. Martin Street. toM Offteers
W. A. Lamm and R. E. Keel
er at 8:54 pun. Wednesday,
that Frederick (Freddie) QuU
and tore a door off It/ hinges,
threw It screes the room,
damaging the walk and fur
niture hi the amount es about
Mrs Quiller signed a warrant a
gainst Freddie for damage to pro
perty and ho was placed in Wake
SATE BOYS DAMAGED
The Rev. Vanderbilt Souther
land, 1003 Mark Street, informed
police officers, at 9:31 an. Wed
nesday. that he and his wife went
to Mount Zion Holiness Church,
which he pastors, the previous
night, and discovered some boys
had thrown bricks at toe edifice,
one knocking a hole in the front
door about 3 inches square. Coin
age to the door was estimated at
The church is located at 1430
Sawyer Lane, off the Old Oaraer
EATS WHITE MAN ASSAULTED
John Stewart, of 138 E. Da
vie Street, told Ofifoer Joseph
Winters and T. T. Street, Jr„
at 3:33 a.m. Wednesday, that
he told an unidentified white
man he could not go Into the
Club 54 unless he was a mem
ber three times. The man. ap
parently not too happy about
this, hit Sewart In the mouth
with his fist and quickly drove
The assailant was driving
either a 1941 or >B3 Cadillac
WHITE MAN CHARGES
Haywood Lewis Johnson, 63-
year-okl white resident of 1139
Fuller Street, told Patrolman R.
B. Callahan and W. A. K ester at
13:45 ojr. Friday, that ho was
walking west in the 1100 block
of Lake Wheeler Road, when two
Negro men, each about 30, jumped
him and beat him.
Johnson told the oops ho didn't
know what the men used to beat
him, but toe oftioers found a
brown wooden leg from some kind
of furniture about three feet from
the scene of the beating. The leg
was brought to headquarteis for
fingerprinting. Mi. Johnson was
also robbed of hi& billfold, con
Writer Duke, of 3534 Club Plasa
Road, who called the cops, repot
ed seeing two men running Esst
on Lake Wheeler Road, but waa
unable to give a description.
FIGHT WITH KNIFE, LONG
Police officers investigated a
call to come to 313 W. Cannon
Street, at 7:31 p.m. Thursday.
Upen arrival, they found
Miss Barbara Harrison of
abo vo address, lying on ner
front porch “with her head
** Inside the house, wo found
Engene Massenburg. who also
Uvea there, with a cut on ths
hack of his nock.” the report
Further investigation revealed
that Massenburg used a pipe about
14 inches long to beat the woman
with, while she retaliated with a
Both were jailed under bonds of
ASSAULTED WITH EMPTY
Willie Austin. 48, of 1381 E.
Eden ton Street, informed Of
ficers R. L. Forrest and R. E.
Los at 1:87 a.m. Friday, be
was In a house at 200 Parrish
Street and Min Esther Cope
land. 39, of 307 S. Swain St
hit him hi the face with a
wine bottle. The woman de
Ansttn suffered lacerations
es the nose and forehead.
The disposition of the ease
waa not made known in the
Mrs. Vandella Hinton. 48, of MS
Jamaica Drive, informed Officer
Norman Artis at 5:43 p.m. Thurs
day. that a small boy. about olght
yean old broke out the rear glass
In her oar with a rock. The ottl
cer located the child at 715 South
West Street and he arid he was
throwing rocks at some other chil
dren and did not Intend to hit die
1955 88 OldamobUe, owned by Mrs.
The eomplrinent said all she
wanted wra a new windshield. end
toe keen mother. Mm Mattie
Smith. 508* 'E. Hargett. Street,
agreed to pay the damages, wnieh
amounted to $75.
SON-IN-LAW FORCES WAT IN
Dewey Blackman of 318 South
Bloodworth. told Officer J L.
Stoudemire at 3:15 p. m. Friday
that on Wednesday night hit son
in-law, Ray Batts. 34. who is mar
ried to his daughter. Elby, who
left him and come back home to
live, did forcibly treapaar- at the
above address by forcing a win
dow in the residence.
At this time, only Mrs. Elby
Batts was in the house. She told
her father about Batts’ breaking
in and the complainant stated that
he had warned Batts to stay away
from his home. Mr. Blackman
signed s warrant charging forcible
trespass and Batts waa jailed un
der a 5100 bond.
TRIED TO ELECTROCUTE
Mrs. Vslena Wyrn. of 709 Svuth
State Street, informed Oftioers
Joseph Winters and T. T. Street,
Jr., st 5:18 p. m. Friday that she
left home about 7 a. m. and re
turned to find someone had enter
ed her home by breaking a glass
out of the front door. The person
or persons responsible tore up the
entire house by pulling everything
out of the drawers and closets
and breaking a television antenna,
a lamp, eggs and other articles.
In addition, a wire was tied
to the front doer knob sad
placed In an electric outlet
Mrs. Hepsy Payne, a next door
neighbor of Mrs. Wynn, repotted
seeing someone she thought was
Willie Banks, who lives on Cioss
Street, leaving the house byway
of the beck door, eating an apple.
CITE 3 FOR BREAKING.
Mrs. Fearline Dunn. 1713 S.
Eden ton Street, Informed Off eers
Jeter H. Bowers and L. B. Council
st 10:14 p. m. Friday, that when
she returned home from work she
found someone had entered her
home, took a small bottle of per
fume. valued at 53. and a music
box was damaged In the amount
The officers talked to the fol
lowing boys: Joseph Harris, x 709
E. Edenton Street, Maurice Wil
liams and his brother. Harold. All
admitted entering Mrs. Dunn's
home, cooking some sausage and
taking the perfume, but nothing
was arid In regard to the music
Petitions were drawn and each
of the boys were cited to Domestic
Relations Court for trial, cha ged
with breaking and entering.
SCHOOL ENTERED AGAIN
The oft-broite-n into Lucille
Hunter Element'ry School, E. Da
vie Street, was entered again
Thursday night, according to
Principle William Wilson Hurdle,
who phoned police headquarters
at 7:58 a. m. Friday.
Mr. Hurdle said entry was made
by breaking a glass on the cast
door. His office whs ransacked as
were several rooms on the second
floor, but nothing was reported
missing. An attempt to enter the
cafeteria failed completely. Hur
WELFARE CHECK THIEF
Mrs. Dinah Rogers Cummings,
of 915 E. Lane Street. Informed
Officers C. D. Gilbert and L T.
Williams st 11:36 a. m. Saturday,
someone stole her welfare check
from the mailbox. The eheck in
the amount of $64 was made pay
able to her.
The officers located Stephen
Cooper. 935 E. Lane Street.
Apt. 4. He reluctantly admit
ted stealing this check and
had forged Mrs. Cummings
name on It and the name of
However, he was thwarted
when he attempted to cash the
check at Jeffries Grocery.
Tarboro Road and New Bern
Avenue, so young Cooper took
the eheek to the home of his
grandmother, 906 E. Edenton
Street, where Is was recovered
by police officers.
The youth also admitted deal
ing two other check* from Mr*.
Cummings’ horns and was able to
cash both of them at Jeffries
Grocery He was cited to oourt on
At 12;30 p m. Monday. Frank
McKoy, W>9 Bunche Drive, came to
police station to report a broken
McKoy stated the man who threw
a brick and broke the windshield
in his 1938 Ford was Donald Wil
son. The incident was alleged to
have taken place on Sunday. March
?9. In the 800 block of rayetteville
He signed a warrant against Wil
son for damage to property. ?
GUN TAKEN AWAY. MAN
Johnny Cox. 38. of 4W Can
non Street, allegedly went to
the home of Jameo Sylvester
Mitchell. 413 Cannon Str-et
with a M calibre blue steel
single shot rifle at 7:38 pm.
Monday. Mitchell took the gan
away from him and attacked
Co* Informed officers that
Mitchell hit him on the side of
the head with a stick or pipe.
The complainant was treated and
released at Wake Memorial Hospi
tal. then he signed a warrant a
gainst Mitchell, who was jailed for
assault with a deadly weapon. The
officers confiscated the rifle.
LICENSE ELATE STOLEN
Charlie Merritt of 17 Hunter St.
reported at 9:30 sun. Monday, the
theft of his 1984 license plate The
tag number is VF -429 The plate
was stolen from Merritt's 1938 Bu
ick sometime Sunday night while
parked at his home.
LICENSE, city tag stolen
Rot Burt, of 15 Dare Terrace,
toW Officer V. B Spence at 8 30
a. m. Monday theta IM4 licence
plate and city tag were stolen
from his 1934 Oiatmobile. p?:ked
at the above ad«lre«t. The theft
occurred sometime between Sat
urday and 8 a. *r. Monday. The
value of the two plates was given
TRIO FIORT WITH POCKET I
Officers J. C. Putman and B G.
Lassiter investigated a tight st
304 1-3 W. South Street st 13:33 p.
Upon arrival, tboy found Ed
gar Jody Smith. B. 591 Bragg
Street; Rabsrt James Las. Jr,
IN$ Alston Strsst; and Charlaa
Las. M. M 4 McMaekin Sstrsst.
engaging la aa affray with a
deadly weapon (a packet
All were jailed under bends of
SIOO. Smith was cut by either
Robert Lea or Charles Las. After
being treated at the hospital, he
was also jailed.
‘•LOOSE" TRANSMISSION TAKEN
Charles Henry Sanders, of
MS Bart Street, rolled psitee
headquarters last Saturday and
a Wamadtoton to a NS4 Chev
rolet Ike transmlisten was not
In ths ear. hut beside It su ths
ground. It was valued at $M
by Ms outlet. Ban I its also re
ported the theft of s wars Mrs
from hk MM pickup trunk. The
value of tbs Mrs was sal at $M>
■LAPPED. CHOKBD BY
Miss Odessa Benjamin, M, es 70t
E. Hargett Street, reported to police
officers at 12:15 a. m. Saturday tost
her brother. Willis Benjamin, 87.
of ths nuns ad rasa, alappod and
choked her. She signed a warrant
against Willis for assault and
DAB CHASES ENTIRE FAMILY
Officers R. F. Perry and C. W.
Jones were informed by Lumus
Barnes. 14. of 331 N. Firitsr Street,
at 5:45 p. m Saturday, that his
father. James Barnes, 81. asms
address, chaaed bU mother and lis
ter out of the house.
Later, according to Lumus.
Jaaaaa Barnes picked up a pac
ket knife sad continued to run
after the family. Including
young Lumus, whs hit his fath
er la the back es his heed wtth
a brick when the elder Barnes
began to run after him.
.Both wore cited to court for en
gaging In an affray where deadly
weapons wars used.
Mr. Barnet, who suffered a la
ceration on the back of hla head,
refused to be treated at the
HIT IN MOUTH WITH DRINK
Will Thomas of Raleigh, inform
ed Officer Joseph Winter* at 7:50 p.
m. Saturday, that he waa hit in
the mouth with a drink bottle In
the 400 block of Lee Street.
Thomas aaid ha knew the man
who hit him only as Levi, and
said he la a bricklayer. The victim,
who waa treated at Wake Memorial
Hospital for the wound. Hid he
would sign a warrant against Levi
as soon aa he learned hla last name.
SAMPSON BATTLE CUT BT
Officer* Joseph Winer* *nd T. T.
Street. Jr.. Investigated a fight at
613 Quarry Street at 9:45 p. m.
Sampson Battle aaid he was cut
on the lower left arm by Min
Mildred Taylor. Also Involved In
the affray waa Albert Thorpe of the
same sddres*. Albert was treated at
Wake Memorial Hospital and re
leased. All were charged with en
gaging in an affray with a deadly
DIDN'T KNOW WHAT
Elias Evans, of 527 Bragg Street,
told police officer*, who were call
ed to Wak* Memorial Hoeptial at
8:23 p. m. Saturday, that h# had
been drinking and didn't really
know who anaulted him or where
he we* when cut.
The victim was treated for lace
rations of the forehead, caused by
a sharp instrument, and released.
VICTIMS NOT COOPERATIVE.
Officer* John B*ker. Sr„ and Al
-1 fred L. Grig*by were called to
Method at 2:30 *. m. Saturday.
They were told by Alfred Lee
Hogan, 31, 3947 Hagan Lone
and Sylvester WllHame. 31. al
so es Hagan Lana, that they
were perked In a ear an this
Street wtth two young ladles
when a blech 1953 Ford pulled
up behind their onto, three er
four men get out and proceed
ed to pull Hagan and WllHame
from the ear and beat them.
Hogan suffered laceralon* on lha
tight aide of his head, left side of
the neck and on the right hand. H*
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Williams suffered laceration
wounds on hia chin and througn
the lower lip.
The report concluded. "Neither
Hogan nor Williams would tell us
all they knew about the incident
They wore cut with an unknown
CLAIMS THUNK LOCK BROKEN
David Wright 708 Brin* Alley,
told Officer* John Baker, Sr., and
Alfred L. Grigsby at 1:08 a. m Sun
day. that between U p. m. end 1 a
m. someone entered hia home and
broke a padlock off hia trunk. Mrs.
Ida Wright who also Uvea there,
reported hearing someone run out
the back door about E:3O p. m.
Saturday, but eould not tell who
the parson was. Value of lha lack
CAUGHT IK THS ACT
Krnoat Boyd, 830 Coleman Street
called two police officers to hla
homo at 4:81 a. m. Saturday, and
the Mo sought tore women rob
*¥ complainant stated ha bad
rented this apartment, but had on
ly moved In a tow household items.
aa he and Ma wtds war* Mving
H# arid aa ho drove by 796 Quar
ry Street Apt 4, he aw Howard
Jones, 794 S. State Street end Nor
ris Mtel 1735 Pool* Road. Apt B.
carrying a haatar onto Hie porch.
Recognising the stove aa hla own.
bin Boyd called Officers John
Baker, Sr. and A. L. Grigsby and
asked them to earn* to hi* Coio-
Upon arrival tear found Ml****
Leona and Mary Sandars, both of
736 Quarry Street to Boyd's house
Leona had in her possemion a
shower curtain and same prescrip
tion medicine bearing Mr. Boyd’s
wife's name. At first aha claimed
she waa just moving out as th* a
partment. but this story waa re
pudiated by Boyd.
The four named above were Jail
ed for larceny at a $lO east iron
haatar and a S9O floor rug.
ASSAULTED BY STEF-SON
Albert Watkins, 65, 911 Oakwood
Avenue, said his step-eon. David
Watkins, nine address, hit him
with his hand* and first around 9
p. m. Saturday. He signed a war
rant against his atop-son for aaaault
KITCHEN DOOR DAMAGED
Mr*. Geneva P. Brown. 821 K
Lenoir Straat. Informed police at
10:15 p. m. Frdlay, that when ah*
arrived home about 8 p. m., ah*
found her storm door broken out
in Die kitchen of her home. Thta
was believed to be the act of neigh
borhood teenager*. Damage to the
door was sat at 130.
FIVE PERSONS STAGE FREE
While entiling in the 600 block
of E. Hargett Street at 1:30 a.m.
Saturday. Officer* Bakar and
Grigsby made ths following dis
"Aa we war* patrolling and
going west so E. Hargett Street,
we cam* upon the following
persons la the 9M Mock: Alice
Begley. 991 E. Hargett, Betty
and Gaarga Baglay. Jr. Aramn
d* Williams and Lee Bridge*.
*ll es 794 E. Hargett. Armando
and La* Bridge* had torn eloth
lng aa the result as a free-far
All were arrested for engaging
in an affray and disturbing the
MAN INJURIES SELF
At 4:53 p.m. Friday. Officer C. C
Heath, was called to Wak* Memo
rial Hospital. William Hinton. 36.
of 102 N. East Street, aaid he had
been drinking and fall to lha side
walk, hitting hia chin and eauaing
■■ a laceration. Aft* r*ulures were
taken at th* hospital, Hinton waa
released in the custody of his mo
SAYB BOY BROKE OUT
Officers P. A. Dean and G. E.
Cox war* summoned to 228 Maple
St at 9:34 p.m. Friday. Willi* Mc-
Cullcrs told them a young boy
threw a rock against th* back glass
of his 1962 Ford. Others boys to the
neighborhood told McCuller* that
the youth's name was Leon and h*
live* at E-42 Washington Terrace.
McCullers aaid he had tried to
get the boy's father to pay for the
damages, "but he acted a* if ho was
not interested." Value of the glass
was set at SBO.
SCREEN RIFFED FROM DOOR
Roland Ritter, 2209 Gilliam Lane,
informed Officers Baker and Grigs-
RALEIGH, N. C., SATURDAY, APSML M. 1904
by at 10:31 pat Friday that soma
on* ripped to* screen tram hk back
door, doing about $5 to damages.
Entry was not gained to his homo.
Mr. Ritter said th* Incident hap
pened between 3 and 8 pan. but
he didn't discover it until he stark
ed out back to feud hk dog.
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