2008-11-12 / Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident

(Hit and Run)

On November 7, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 150 South First Street in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival, Officer Wade spoke to Sara Lovering who wanted to file a report. The statements, along with pictures, were taken, and the case is still ongoing.

On November 2, an accident occurred when Christie Michelle Griffin was traveling north on Virginia Street in reverse and came in contact with John Leland Karter who was parked on the west side of the road. Contact was made with the front passenger quarter panel of Griffin's Ford Windstar coming in contact with the front passenger side quarter panel of Karter's GMC Sierra. Slight damage was caused to both vehicles. After all information was gathered, both vehicles left the scene. No visible or report of injuries was made on the scene.

On November 3, William Elzey Johnson was attempting to leave the parking lot while hauling a trailer, when at the time Johnson's passenger side trailer guard rail struck Daphene Renee Burkes' rear passenger side bumper causing minor damage to her vehicle and slight damage to Johnson's trailer. No citation were issued, and no injuries were reported at the time of the report.

On November 6, Charlette M. Howell was traveling north on Second Street when she crossed the outside line of the roadway coming in contact with Victor Spooner. Contact was made when Howell's front passenger quarter panel came in contact with the driver's side rear quarter panel of Spooner's Dodge Ram. Spooner's vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the accident. Slight damage was caused to both vehicles during the accident. No visible or report of injuries was made while on scene.

On November 8, William C. Kimble stated that he was traveling south on Twilight Church Road when a deer came into his lane of travel from the west side. Kimble pulled his vehicle to the left to avoid hitting the deer, running off the road causing damage to the vehicle's undercarriage, front end and two tires.


Police Free Text

On November 4, Officer Lonnie Wade responded to the area of Phillips Street and Pine Street in reference to a road hazard. Upon arrival, contact was made with a possible subject, Jimmy W. Hancock, who placed the items in the roadway. At this time, the suspect fled the location. After searching for the suspect, he was located and transported to the Miller County Jail.

Theft by Taking

On November 7, Deputy Robert Grier was called to Bean Road in reference to theft of irrigation tires. Deputy Grier made contact with Jeff Croom, an employee of Mark Burkett, who stated 12 tires had been taken from the irrigation system. Croom stated that the system actually belongs to David and Judy Bean and that Mark Burkett rents the field and system from the Beans. According to Croom the system was last operated on the 20th of October, 2008. Investigators Ben Nix and Shane Rathel were called to the scene ,and the crime scene was turned over to the investigators.

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