Smithville Police Make Arrests For Burglary, DUI, and Filing False Report

November 12, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have made arrests for burglary, filing a false report, and driving under the influence in recent days.

Chief Richard Jennings says 38 year old Charles Eugene Thurman, Jr. of Murfreesboro is charged with burglary.

According to the arrest warrant, Thurman did enter a trailer on Short Mountain Street in Smithville without the consent of the owner and with intent to commit theft.

Thurman may also be a suspect in a vandalism on College Street.

In his report, Lieutenant Steven Leffew wrote that " On Friday, November 9th at 5:29 p.m.I was dispatched to 1234 College Street in reference to a vandalism. Upon arrival, Melissa Thurman showed me where someone had made forced entry through the back door and poured paint on several items of furniture, broke three end tables, and cut up a couch and love seat."

No arrests have been made in that case.

Smithville Police have also taken a report on another theft.

Officer Travis Bryant, in his report, states that "On October 31st at 3:00 p.m., I went to 522 Miller Road in response to a theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival, I spoke with Guy Peterson who advised me that he had items taken from his car. The items included a laptop valued at $1,000, a black computer bag valued at $50, a wireless Sony walkman valued at $100, and a Sony car CD player valued at $150."

No arrests have been made.

Sandra Krammer reported a theft on Saturday, November 10th.

Lieutenant Steven Leffew, in his report, states that "On Saturday at 4:07 p.m. I was dispatched to 1100 South College Street in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Krammer stated that someone had stolen a 40 gallon gas hot water heater and a 20 foot iron pipe. She states that the items were taken from the south side of the building. They had been outside for a couple of months."

No arrests have been made.

44 year old Mark G. Koch of Restview Avenue, Smithville was charged with filing a false report.

According to the arrest warrant, Officer Craig Capps responded to a domestic call at 624 Restview Avenue on October 22nd, where Koch stated that his girlfriend, 42 year old Wendy Kay Goodman, had stabbed him once in the chest and once in the arm. On his statement, his girlfriend was arrested. On the court date, Koch stated that he had turned into the knife and that it was all an accident.'

Koch is under a $2,500 bond on the false report charge.

34 year old Regina C. Valdez was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence early Sunday morning, November 11th.

The arrest warrant states that Valdez was the driver of a vehicle that had been involved in a one car accident on Allen's Chapel Road. Upon speaking with her, Officer Randy King noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. She did admit to drinking earlier. She was asked to perform several field sobriety tasks in which she performed poorly. She did consent to a breathalyzer test but could not produce a sufficient sample for testing.

Her bond is $1,500

39 year old Curtis Lee Adams was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence on Saturday, November 10th.

According to the arrest warrant, Officer King stopped a vehicle traveling east on West Broad Street in Smithville for speeding, going 84 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. The vehicle stopped at the intersection of Church Street and Holmes Creek Road. Officer King spoke to the driver, Adams, and he noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Adams' person. He was asked to perform several field sobriety tasks in which he performed poorly. He did submit to a breathalyzer test but blew an insufficient sample three times causing the machine to abort the test.

His bond is $1,500.

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