Police briefs: U.S. flag, car set on fire; man in cowboy hat throws rock at another man

 

Unknown suspects set fire to a U.S. flag and a car near
different homes on Carmel Street late Sunday evening. The flag was
set on fire at a home on the 7500 block of Camel Street about 11:10
p.m. while the car was set on fire on the 7300 block of the street
about 11:30 p.m. The owner of the car was able to extinguish the
fire with a garden hose, according to police.
Unknown suspects set fire to a U.S. flag and a car near different homes on Carmel Street late Sunday evening. The flag was set on fire at a home on the 7500 block of Camel Street about 11:10 p.m. while the car was set on fire on the 7300 block of the street about 11:30 p.m. The owner of the car was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose, according to police.

Unknown suspects entered a business on the 7800 block of Arroyo Circle about 8 p.m. Friday and stole a large flat-screen television and computer hardware. The burglars broke the front glass door of the business. A keyboard and mouse were found outside. No other property was taken or damaged.

Freddie Lee Stites, a 55-year-old Gilroy transient, was arrested for petty theft at 11:29 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly stole a bicycle that had been locked to a pole along the levee near the 7000 block of Miller Avenue. When the victim returned, she found that the bike was missing but the lock and cable were lying on the ground. The victim found a witness who pointed out Stites. Police contacted Stites and said he had disassembled and concealed the bike in his trailer.

Police responded to a domestic battery near the Nike outlet store, 8325 Arroyo Circle, at 1:06 p.m. Saturday. A man and a woman in a gray vehicle were involved in a physical fight, according to police. Police forwarded information to the district attorney’s office for review.

A man received cuts to his head at 4:43 p.m. Saturday along the railroad tracks near Ninth and Alexander streets after a man threw a large rock at him. The assailant is described as a heavy-set Hispanic man who was wearing a cowboy hat. The victim was transported to Saint Louise Regional Hospital.

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