Smithville Police Department Weekly Crime News

April 8, 2011
Dwayne Page

The Smithville Police Department has released its weekly update on city crime news.

Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 47 year old William Howard Bogle of Estes Street was arrested on Monday April 4th for driving under the influence. According to the warrant, Sergeant Randy King went to Wal-Mart to check out a complaint about someone who had been driving under the influence but had parked in the fire lane. Upon arrival he saw the suspect, Bogle, come out of the store. Upon speaking with him, Sergeant King said he could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Bogle's person. Bogle was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Sergeant King asked if he had anything to drink and Bogle replied that he had been drinking. Bogle refused to perform sobriety tasks. Bond for Bogle is $1,500 and his court date is May 5th.

50 year old Grover Lamont Jones of Sparta Highway was arrested by Sergeant Randy King for shoplifting at Mapco and Save A Lot on Monday April 4th. Sergeant King saw Jones put items in his pockets at Mapco. Police later discovered that Jones had also taken some items from Save A Lot. Bond for Jones is $3,000 and his court date is May 5th.

Officer Bradley Tatrow cited 23 year old Amy Beth Washer of McMinnville Highway on Wednesday April 6th for simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance. While conducting a search of a wanted suspect, Officer Tatrow saw an unmarked bottle lying in the floor with three pills in it believed to be a schedule III drug Washer's court date is April 28th.

Officer David Phillips cited 27 year old Chasity Lynn Carter of Brush Creek for shoplifting on Wednesday April 6th. Ms. Carter had concealed items on her person that belonged to Wal-Mart. Her court date is April 28th.

Officer Bradley Tatrow arrested 30 year old Bratten Hale Cook III of Bryant Street on Thursday April 7th for two counts of simple possession and theft. According to the warrants, Officer Tatrow went to Roses to check out a complaint about a shoplifter. Upon arrival he spoke to Cook and found items belonging to Roses on his person. Also found on Mr. Cook's person was a schedule IV and VI drug and paraphernalia. Cook was cited for the paraphernalia. Bond for Cook is $ 4,500 and his court date is April 14th.

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 the Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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