Monday, June 28, 2010

Cookeville Woman Victim Of Second Burglary

Cookeville police are investigating the burglary of a home on Washington Avenue over the weekend. The victim told authorities that someone had kicked in her back door during a previous break-in, so she had been using a washer and dryer to block that door. But when she left her apartment for a short period of time Saturday, she came back to find that the washer and dryer had been moved and a burglar had made off with a Play Station 3 video gaming system and a camcorder. She told police that the thief apparently used her laundry basket to carry the stolen items out. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, police say no charges have been filed in the assault of a man in the Walmart parking lot on Sunday. The 29-year-old victim, who is reportedly from Missouri, was found unconscious in the parking lot about 3 am. He had blood coming from his forehead, but told police that he could not remember what happened. Officer Chris Melton says witnesses told him that the man, who was "very intoxicated," had apparently started a fight with a group of men in the parking lot and had been injured in the altercation. He was treated and released at the Emergency Room.