Witnesses Say Man Broke Exit Gate at Peabody Parking Garage

The following information was supplied by the Birmingham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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Man seen breaking parking gate drove black SUV

Detectives are looking for a man seen breaking the exit gate at the to avoid paying Saturday night.

According to police reports, witnesses saw the man pull up to the exit gate at the garage in a black SUV around 10:10 p.m. The man got out of the car, witnesses told police, walked up to the gate and pulled until the gate broke. The man then drove away, though witnesses were able to take down the man's license plate. Police say the car is registered to an address in Beverly Hills.

Liquor taken from Kroger, cleaning crew arrested

Police have arrested a man and woman witnesses say were stealing liquor from while cleaning the store early Tuesday morning.

According to police reports, Kroger loss prevention personnel reported seeing the two contract employees — a 31-year-old man and 44-year-old woman from Warren — take several bottles of liquor and place them in the bottom of a cart covered with cleaning materials. Police say the incident occurred around 6:30 a.m.

The pair left the store without paying for the approximately $84 worth of liquor. They were then taken into custody and now face charges of retail fraud.

Bicycle, power tools and iPhone reported stolen

According to police reports, there were several items reported stolen during the week:

  • A BMX bicycle was reported missing from the front gate of the skate park at sometime between 4-10 p.m. on Aug. 23. The bike's owner was in the skate park at the time and told police he didn't see anything. 
  • Several power tools were reported stolen from the basement of a construction site on the 1700 block of Pembroke. The incident occurred, police said, between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 7 a.m. Aug. 24. According to reports, the house was not secure but the property was enclosed by a fence and locked.
  • An iPhone was reported taken from a home on the 1100 block of Henrietta around 12:30 p.m. last Saturday. According to police, the homeowner was having a garage sale and left their phone on a table for a few minutes.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents can call the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1889. If you have any questions about this report, email Laura.Houser@Patch.com.

Cheryl Sellers August 31, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Has anyone tried to exit that structure? Even when you pay, the gate doesn't raise properly. Could be the guy was just frustrated and was trying to finally leave!


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