Dispatches for March 20

  • Mon Mar 20th, 2017 7:44pm
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Wig-wearing robber foiled at Game Freaks

A 24-year old Aberdeen man wearing a blonde wig, camouflage hat, black half-face neoprene ski mask and gloves was arrested by Aberdeen Police Sunday for attempted robbery at the Game Freaks store on Sumner Avenue. When police arrived employees had the suspect held to the ground, according to Lt. Kevin Darst. Police interviewed all parties and found the man entered the store, grabbed a longboard — similar to a skateboard but much larger — and ran out the front door with employees hot on his heels.

The suspect swung at the employees and kicked the longboard toward them before trying to take it back. The two employees were able to subdue the suspect and hold him until police arrived. Video surveillance confirmed the employees’ stories. The suspect claimed he was going to pay for the item but he had no money or other form of payment on him when he was searched. He also told police he was being followed and that’s why he was wearing the disguise. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail on robbery charges.

Wanted drug dealer nabbed in Aberdeen

An Aberdeen Police Sergeant on patrol early Friday evening spotted Enis London and knew the man had Aberdeen warrants and a Department of Corrections felony warrant. When he turned to confront London the suspect jumped over a fence and ran away from the officer, police said. The officer intercepted London at 725 E. First St. Police said London is known to carry weapons and resist arrest. The officer ordered the suspect several times to give up. London tripped and fell and the officer tackled him as he tried to get up. London resisted and threw something out of his hand, police said. Several other officers arrived and were able to get London cuffed. A search revealed several knives on London and a large amount of drugs and cash, according to Lt. Darst. London was arrested for his outstanding warrants and booked into jail. Other charges are pending.

Shots fired report leads to arrest

Numerous callers complained of shots fired in the area of 200 East Holman Street in Aberdeen late Saturday afternoon. Police arrived and made contact with a witness, who advised officers the shots came from across the street. Officers took up positions around a home in that block of east Holman Street and attempted to contact the resident, who came to the door. The man was taken into custody, admitting he had fired his rifle and giving officers permission to recover the weapon. The rifle was found in the kitchen and shell casings were found outside the back door. The suspect was booked into the Aberdeen Jail for prohibited discharge of a firearm. He later posted bail.