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Seized Merchandise Donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and Nurses for Newborns

November 10, 2011

Non-perishable food and baby items seized by North Precinct detectives during criminal investigations of two convenience markets were donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee.

The merchandise was seized in August from Rider’s Inglewood Market at 3212 Gallatin Pike and in June from 23rd Avenue Market at 1625 23rd Avenue North after an investigation showed that the owners/operators were knowingly dealing in and purchasing stolen merchandise. Investigations such as this are designed to reduce crime in the neighborhoods where the markets operate by cracking down on the alleged illegal behavior of those employed at the stores.

Richard Rider, 56, owner of Rider’s Inglewood Market, was convicted last month of two counts of felony theft. The operators of 23rd Avenue Market, Ziyad Salih, 34, Nawzad Busally, 29, and Hazhar Busally, 35, were each convicted of two counts of felony attempted theft.

As part of the criminal case, the stores’ inventory was forfeited to the Metropolitan Police Department. The police department, in turn, requested and received court orders, with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Office, allowing the items to be donated to Second Harvest and Nurses for Newborns.

Second Harvest Food Bank Resource Manager David Cloniger (far left) standing with Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee Grant Writer Timothy Hooper as 15 pallets of food, drink and baby supplies are loaded onto a delivery truck.
Second Harvest Food Bank Resource Manager David Cloniger (far left) standing with Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee Grant Writer Timothy Hooper as 15 pallets of food, drink and baby supplies are loaded onto a delivery truck.

Second Harvest Food Bank tractor-trailer loaded with donated non-perishable food and baby items.
Second Harvest Food Bank tractor-trailer loaded with donated non-perishable food and baby items.