Smithville Police have released a weekly update on crime news.
50 year old Rudy Pineda of 274 Smith Road was arrested on Friday, February 12th for public intoxication. K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow received a call of a possibly intoxicated person being detained by off duty officer Corporal Travis Bryant at Wal-Mart. Corporal Bryant said that Pineda approached him while he was in the store and was obviously intoxicated. Upon contact with Pineda, Officer Tatrow found him to be unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person. Pineda had trouble walking and nearly fell several times. Bond for Pineda was set at $1,500 and his court date is February 25th.
34 year old Royce D McCrary of 490 Halls Hollow Road was arrested on Monday, February 15th for driving on a revoked license and for being an habitual offender. Officer Scott Davis received information that McCrary was an habitual offender and was driving his vehicle. Officer Davis conducted a traffic stop on Bryant Street and requested a record check which revealed McCrary to be an habitual offender. Bond for McCrary was set at $1,000 and his court date is March 4th
21 year old Randall C Evans of 672 Blue Springs Road was arrested on Tuesday, February 16th for public intoxication. Officer Scott Davis was dispatched to the area of Walkers towing in reference to a motorist assist. Evans said he was driving the vehicle but began trying to push it to Jewel's Market when he ran out of gas. Evans had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about his breath, slurred speech and his eyes were blood shot and watery. He admitted to drinking. For his safety and due to his intoxicated level, he was placed under arrest. Bond for Evans was set at $1,000 and his court date is March 18th.
On Thursday, February 18th, K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow arrested 22 year old Molly Sue Lawrence of 318 West Broad Street for two violations of probations in Putnam County.
Also on Thursday, February 18th, Sergeant Randy King arrested 42 year old Christopher Joseph Cantrell of 300 Wade Street for domestic assault. Bond for Cantrell was set at $1,000 and his court date is February 25th.
Meanwhile, anyone having information on the following offenses is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
On Saturday, February 13th Officer Matt Farmer took a report of a green and yellow Yardman push mower with a Tecumseh and large wheels that was taken from the back of a pickup truck parked at the residence of 605 East Main Street. The mower was taken around January 27th.
On Wednesday, February 17th Sergeant Randy King took a report of an NEF New England .22 L.R. revolver that was taken from a home in the city sometime since February 2009.
Also on Wednesday, February 17th Sergeant Randy King took a report of burglary at 218 West Broad Street apartments. According to the victim, she went home after spending time with her mother between February 15th and 17th and discovered that someone had taken all her belongings from the apartment. Some of the items taken included two TV's, maroon leather chair and loveseat, two end tables and DVD's.
Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential
The Smithville Police Department has also recently received complaints of a scam targeting the elderly. According to citizens, people are approaching elderly homeowners requesting to do odd jobs around their residence. They are requesting payment before service is rendered and then they do not return to provide services. Anyone approached by such persons should not pay until service is completed. Also anyone having information regarding such activity is requested to contact the Smithville Police Department or the tip line at 464-6046.