In the latest crime news from the Smithville Police Department, Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 66 year old Ernest Ray Bane of West Main Street was arrested on Wednesday, June 15 by Officer Brandon Donnell for aggravated assault. According to the warrant, Bane went to the residence of his ex-girlfriend, grabbed her by the arm leaving a bruise, and put a knife to her throat threatening her. Bond for Bane is $10,000 and his court date is August 4.
Meanwhile, 34 year old Steven Craig Banfield of Highland Avenue was arrested Monday, June 6 for violation of an order of protection. According to the warrant, Officer Brandon Donnell responded to a 911 call on Highland Avenue to a possible domestic. Banfield stated that he and his ex-wife were fussing. Upon further investigation, Officer Donnell discovered that Banfield is under an order of protection to stay away from her. Bond for Banfield is $3,500 and his court date is June 23.
44 year old Shane D Green of Vermont was arrested on Tuesday, June 7 for DUI. While on routine patrol traveling south on Congress Boulevard Officer Brandon Donnell stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officer Donnell asked Green for his license but Green kept dropping his wallet and could not keep his eyes open. Green was asked to step out of the vehicle and perform several field sobriety tasks. Bond for Green is $1,500 and his court date is August 4.
55 year old Raymond Nelson Caldwell of Four Seasons Road was arrested on Tuesday, June 7 by Corporal Travis Bryant who responded to a reckless driver call on West Broad Street. Corporal Bryant followed the vehicle which traveled partially in the median for approximately one mile. He stopped the automobile and made contact with the driver, Caldwell who had slurred speech. Caldwell submitted to several field sobriety tasks. Bond for Caldwell is $1,500 and his court date is June 23.
26 year old William Corey Dickens of Short Mountain Highway was issued a citation by K-9 Officer James Cornelius for theft. Officer Cornelius was dispatched to Earl Avenue to check out a complaint of an unwanted guest. Upon arrival Officer Cornelius found Dickens loading a car with tools taken from a shed located on the property. The victim stated that he was taking tools from her shed without her permission. Dickens' court date is June 23.
24 year old Jamaal Ahmad League of Smith Road was arrested on Wednesday, June 8 by Officer Andy Snow for public intoxication. Officer Snow responded to Smith Road to check on a person who had been walking in the neighborhood, jumping out from behind bushes, and causing a disturbance to residents in the area. Officer Snow made contact with League, who had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He was identified as the person causing the disturbance. Bond for League is $1,000.
28 year old Brandon Ross Bogle of Sparta was arrested on Tuesday, June 14 by K-9 Officer James Cornelius for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Cornelius was dispatched to the probation office to check on a possible intoxicated man. Upon arrival he spoke with the probation officer who stated that she had found drug paraphernalia on her probationer, Brandon Bogle. Bond for Bogle is $1,500.
38 year old Maria Kathleen Smith of Earl Avenue was issued a citation on Wednesday, June 15 for possession of drug paraphernalia. Corporal Travis Bryant stopped Smith on a complaint of possible intoxication. Officer Bryant received consent to search her person and found drug paraphernalia in her possession. Smith's court date is July 7.
23 year old Alfredo Garcia Ordas of Bright Hill Road was arrested on Thursday, June 16 by Officer Bradley Tatrow for public intoxication. Officer Tatrow responded to an accident at Anthony Avenue and Miller Road where the person involved in the accident had left the scene and was observed walking down the road. While enroute to the accident, Officer Tatrow saw a man matching the description given by witnesses. Upon stopping and making contact with the man, Ordas, Officer Tatrow noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of a fermented beverage about his person. Bond for Ordas is $1,500 and his court date is June 23.
Meanwhile anyone having information on any criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
Any information received that will help the Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.