Interview with Patrick Pardee
Interview with Patrick
Pardee this date referenceB&E Larcenies of several Construction
sites and Northern Hudraulics.
Patrick states that
approximately December of 1996, he was at Lyles Building Supply and
saw Robert Nicholes unloading some lumber and it was asked by
Patrick where this new lumber came from. Ted and Robert told Patrick
that some of the construction people would buy more than they needed
and sell the surplus to Ted. It was in January of 1997 that Ted,
Robert and I were at the business of Lyles Building Materials on Lee
St that a conversation came up about going to a site and getting
some building materials that were supposed to be sold to Ted by the
construction foreman. The three of us got in Teds box truck and Ted
drove to a construction site off Westridge Rd. at Bryan Boulevard.
It was approximately 7 or 8 at night. Ted drove up to some bundles
of lumber and we loaded approximately 200-250 pieces of lumber. We
drove back to Lyles Building Supply where we left the truck loaded
until the next day.
A couple of days
later, I was asked to go with Ted and Robert again to another
construction site in the same area we went before. It was night time
and we drove to a house under construction. We loaded several pieces
of lumber such as 2x4's and 2x8's. We drove back to Lyles.
Patrick states that he
became suspicious of Ted and Robert due to the fact that Ted had
mentioned to Patrick that the stuff Robert had been bringing into
Lyles was stolen. Patrick states, Ted would buy from Robert on an
almost daily basis.
On another night we
took a walk-board from a construction site near Bryan Boulevard.
Robert had said he had a buyer for the board. Ted told Robert that
he wanted to keep this walk-board for himself and for Robert to sell
some others he had to his buyers. On another occasion, we drove to
the same area and Robert, Ted and myself took several cases of nails
and some plastic sheeting.
Around the first week
of February 1997, we all three drove to a site in Oak Ridge where a
house was under construction. We stole boxs of Marsh cabinets from
this house and some sinks. We also went next door to another new
house and took several bundles of cedar shakes from this site. There
was another home behind these other two that we took a dishwasher
and a Redi heater. We loaded all this in the box truck and Robs
pick-up truck and took it back to Lyles. On another occasion, Ted
Patrick states that he, Ted and Rob drove to some apartments being built on Hilltop and Bridford Dr. We walked through them but did not take anything. It was the next day that Ted and Rob told me they went back and stole the fireplace inserts from this site.
Patrick states that on
two occasions, he and Ted went to a church site on Highway 62 and
stole building materials such as 2x4x14's and some roofing felt.
Aslo taken was a cube of cinder-blocks.
Patrick states that
he, Ted and Rob went to a site on Highway 62 near Groomtown rd and
took a garden tub. They went next door to another site and took two
large half circle window units, two entry door units and several 1x6
In February of 1997,
Ted, Rob and I drove out to Northern Hydraulics in the box truck and
we parked it near the Farmers Market enterance and walked through
the woods to Northern. Ted used bolt cutters to cut the fence
surrounding Northern. Once inside we took four go-carts. One was
assembled and three were crated. We uncrated the three and pushed
all four back to the truck. We loaded these and took them back to
the Lyles lot. A few days later all three of us drove back out to
Northern. We stole five more go-carts and a generator and took these
back to Lyles. Ted had gone back by himself to Northern and stole a
11 HP motor and a lawn mower. He told me about it the next day.
After Northern, we,
(Ted & Patrick) stole a utility trailer from a construction site on
Highway 68 at gallimore Dairy Rd, where they are building a Pantry
store. We took it back to Lyles and it was repainted and it stayed
there for a couple weeks. About last week, Ted took the trailer to a
friend of his on Randleman Rd and parked it there.
Patrick states that
during the larcenies that they would use police scanner and
walkie-talkies to keep in touch with each other. Patrick also states
he has served as look-out man during these thefts.
Patrick also took Sgt
Davis to his home on Country Lake Rd, where he had a lot of
construction materials hidden there. This too was recovered.
Det H.G. Wagner
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