Smithville Police Department Crime News

March 11, 2011
by: 
Dwayne Page

Five people have either been arrested or issued citations by Smithville Police within the last week.

In the most recent city crime report, Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 41 year old Donna Sue Overall of McMinnville was issued a citation on Saturday, March 5th for simple possession. Ms. Overall was in a motel room that was being searched by police. Upon her giving consent to search her person and purse, Officer Brad Tatrow recovered some pills in her purse that were not in a prescription bottle. Her court date is March 31st.

23 year old Francisco Maximo Domenguez of Hayes Street was arrested on Saturday, March 5th by Corporal Travis Bryant for driving on a revoked license, a first offense of driving under the influence, and criminal impersonation. Corporal Bryant was dispatched to the West Broad Street area regarding a person in a white Mustang driving recklessly. After making contact with the driver, Mr. Domenguez, the officer ran a computer check which revealed Domenguez was driving on a license which had been revoked due to a previous DUI offense. The criminal impersonation charge was filed against Domenguez after he gave a different name when first confronted by police. Bond for Domenguez is $5,000 and his court date is March 31st.

43 year old Rasikkumar H Patel of Stone Gate Drive was arrested on Monday, March 7th for assault. According to the warrant, an employee of Mr. Patel informed Officer Matt Farmer that Patel entered his store and hit her with his fist on the upper part of her right arm leaving a very large bruise. The incident allegedly occurred at the BP Station located at 627 West Broad Street. The employee claims she was sitting behind the counter when Patel came in, shook his head, rolled his eyes at her, and then punched her twice in the arm. The employee claims Patel was angry with her because she had asked off from work. Bond for Patel is $2,500 and his court date is March 17th.

39 year old Robert E Knox of Foster Road was arrested by Officer James Cornelius for driving under the influence on Thursday, March 10th. According to the warrant, Officer Cornelius was called to Wal-Mart to check out someone who appeared to be asleep at the wheel of a vehicle that was parked up front in the no parking zone. Upon arrival Officer Cornelius saw the man, later identified as Robert Knox behind the wheel of the vehicle. The engine was running and the gear was in the drive position. Knox appeared to be asleep. After waking up Knox, Officer Cornelius asked him if he had been drinking or had taken any narcotics. Knox replied that he had taken some medication about 20 minutes prior. Knox submitted to several field sobriety tasks and performed poorly. He was also unsteady on his feet. Bond for Knox is $1,500 and his court date is March 31st.

29 year old Joshua K Vickers of Liberty was issued a citation on Friday, March 11th for shoplifting and possession of a schedule III & IV controlled substance. Captain Steven Leffew was dispatched to the Dollar General Store where he was informed by the manager that Vickers was spotted putting an item in his pants. Vickers produced the item for Captain Leffew. Upon a search of Mr. Vickers' person, a schedule III & IV drug were recovered in an Rx pill bottle without a label. His court date is March 31st.

Meanwhile anyone with information on any offense is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.

Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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