Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Riveting News from Decatur

Above the fold in tonight's edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat...
Burrito urge closes chase

A Ft. Wayne man being chased by police at speeds up to 90 mph in Allen and Adams counties on Tuesday brought the pursuit to a halt suddenly when he drove into the Taco Bell lot on N 13trh St. to buy a burrito. Jermine A Cooper, 36, was quickly secured by Ft. Wayne police, who had several cars on his tail as he fled through Ft. Wayne, down Minnich Rd. onto US 27, and into Decatur. The chase lasted about 16 minutes and ended shortly before 11:30 a.m.

A Fort Wayne police report stated that Cooper told officers he knew he was headed for prison and wanted to get one final burrito. During the chase, while still in Ft. Wayne, Cooper allegedly threw a .45-caliber handgun into a yard. Upon searching Cooper’s car, police reportedly found a nine-millimeter pistol, a .40-caliber handgun, some crack cocaine, what is believed to be marijuana, Ecstacy pills, Oxycondone pills, and more than $1,800 in cash.

Raccoon causes outage

The score was Indiana – Michigan Power 1, raccoon O late Tuesday night, but the real losers were 1,400 customers of the power company.

An inquisitive coon entered a fenced-in substation on the north side of Decatur and caused the outage at 11:09 pm. No damage was done, but repair personnel took two hours to check everything and to remove the dead raccoon before service was restored at 1:01 a.m.

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