A 16-year-old was arrested early Wednesday on a charge of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, part of a brief outbreak of crime at the fringes of the Old West End neighborhood.
Officers D.G. Currin III and D.J. Chavis arrested Cadarius Caldwell of 403 Horner St. in the 100 block of Vance Street. Caldwell is accused of trying to rob Robert Catlett, 20, of the 100 block of West Young Avenue of his red 1987 Honda Prelude about 12:10 a.m.
According to Currin’s report, Caldwell tried to take the car by force outside the Maria Parham Apartments at 406 S. Chestnut St. No weapon was found on the teenager.
The police investigation connected the attempted theft of the Honda to an assault inside the apartment building.
Debra Gregory, 42, a resident of the Maria Parham Apartments, reported that Caldwell hit her in the face and body and damaged her $15 shirt just after midnight. The 16-year-old is charged with misdemeanor assault on a female in that case.
He was jailed in lieu of a total of $51,000 bond on the two charges. He is due in court April 19.
Proving again that crime in Henderson is not limited to Flint Hill, Caldwell’s alleged crimes weren’t the only ones within an area of few blocks over a 12-hour period.
Sometime in the final hour of Tuesday, a Dodge Durango from Enterprise Leasing of Oxford was broken into in the 200 block of Burwell Avenue. Almonmonick Bullock of 253 George Floyd Road, who leased the sport-utility vehicle, reported that $700 worth of compact discs were stolen from the Durango between 11 and 11:55 p.m.
Currin estimated the damage to the vehicle at $525.
Nearby, Diane Hargrove reported that someone broke into her 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier outside her home in the 500 block of Horner Street during the afternoon. Currin’s report showed a damage estimate of $275 but did not list anything stolen.