METRO DIGEST || Stop the Violence
Stop the Violence
A Stop The Violence Rally will take place from 4 p.m. to dusk Sunday at 5665 South Ave.
Organized by city resident Patrick Hagerty, the rally is sponsored by All Caring Hospice.
There will be free food, police and fire vehicles and a raffle and auction. All proceeds will benefit Crimestoppers and Survivors Of Our Grace.
There also will be a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died because of violence.
2 fires ruled arson
City firefighters battled blazes at two vacant homes about the same time Wednesday morning.
Crews were called to a 338 E. Myrtle Ave. home on the South Side about 1:40 a.m. and found the home totally consumed by flames that melted the siding on a home across the street, reports said. A car parked across the street in a field also received minor damage, and power was knocked out to several homes on the block, reports said. Damage is listed at $6,680.
About 2 a.m., crews were called to a 1624 Hartzell Ave. home on the West Side, and that fire also was heavily involved when the first companies arrived. Damage there is listed at $14,400.
The cause of both fires is listed as arson. No one was injured in either blaze.
Trailer, gear stolen
Someone took a trailer with various lawn-mower equipment inside, totaling more than $10,000 in losses for a local business.
An 18-foot box trailer was discovered missing from Ohltown Road on Tuesday morning and reported to authorities at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday.
The trailer belonged to Impact Property Solutions and is valued at about $10,000. Various lawn- mower equipment was inside the trailer. The value of those items was unavailable Wednesday morning.
There are currently no suspects, and police believe someone connected a vehicle to the trailer and drove off sometime Monday night.
Robbery at store
A man with a gun entered the Fast Fuel store, 1514 Parkman Road NW, through the drive-through window at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, firing three times at an employee, then stole the entire cash register.
The employee was not injured.
The employee said he was waiting on a customer at the drive-through window when the man, wearing a T-shirt, black shorts and stocking cap, came inside.
After taking the register, the suspect fled back out of the building through the drive-through window, the worker said.
An 18-year-old city man reported that another man fired three shots at his car as he was driving on Oak Street Southwest at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The gunshots broke the rear and passenger windows, but the victim was not injured. The victim said he and the man who fired the shots have been arguing for about a month.
Police found broken glass on the street near the location where the victim said the shooting occurred, and his vehicle’s windows were shot out.
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