Smithville Police have released the weekly city crime report.
44 year old Sandra Lee Atnip of 1983 Capshaw Road was charged on Monday, March 15th with seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and two counts of theft. Detective Jerry Hutchins made the arrest. On February 3rd K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow took a report from Debra Scruggs who stated that her credit card was stolen out of her purse at work. Authorities later discovered that the card had been used at numerous businesses.
44 year old Tony Reeder of 516 East Main Street was arrested on Tuesday, March 16th for public intoxication. Officer Matt Holmes received a call that Reeder was driving a blue Ford Ranger, that he had been at DeKalb Community Bank, and was now in the parking lot. The caller said that Reeder appeared to be highly intoxicated. While en route another 911 call came in reporting that a blue Ford Ranger had wrecked on Short Mountain Highway in the ditch but that the truck had continued traveling down the road. Central dispatch(911) then received another call from a woman who said she lived on Crestlawn Avenue and that there was a blue truck that had almost run over people in that area. Upon arrival to that location, Officer Holmes saw Reeder on the porch of a residence knocking on the door. The resident of the house said she had never seen Reeder and didn't know who he was or why he was knocking on her door. As Officer Holmes was speaking to Reeder, he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Reeder was also unsteady on his feet and he almost fell down several times. Bond for Reeder was set at $1,000 and his court date is April 1st.
26 year old Shana Nicole Pittman of 125 Meridian Drive was arrested on Wednesday, March 17th for theft. Sergeant Randy King made the arrest. According to Joyce Sobotka of Wal-Mart, Pittman had been observed on video taking merchandise from Wal-Mart without paying for it while employed by the store. Bond for Pittman was set at $1,000 and the court date is April 22nd.
34 year old Michael K Pelham of 245 Allen Street was arrested on Wednesday, March 17th for theft. Pelham allegedly went into the BP Station on Highway 56 and took two drinks and a candy bar to the back of the store and sat down. Employees told him he needed to pay for his items and leave. Pelham replied that he was resting. Pelham opened one drink, consumed half of it, and then placed it and the other drink and candy bar on a shelf. Officer Matt Farmer requested to see his driver's license but Pelham advised that he couldn't as the picture on the license was of a guy and he was a girl. He said his name was Michelle Shelton and according to the clerks, he made a statement that he was allowed 12 mistakes. Pelham gave a social security number that belonged to Michael K Pelham and Mr. Pelham finally admitted that it was him. Bond for Pelham was set at $1,000 and his court date is April 1st.
Meanwhile, anyone having information on the following offense is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
On Friday, March 19th Corporal Travis Bryant met with Christine Tramel who reported that she had came out of Wal-Mart on Thursday, March 18th around 2:00 p.m. and was putting groceries into her car. Tramel said she had to get in her car to move it and then got back out and loaded up her groceries and left the property not realizing that her purse was missing until she got home. There are no suspects at this time.
Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.