Police Seek Tips from Public In Reported Robbery of Pizza Hut Employee

September 11, 2012
Dwayne Page
Police Seek Tips from Public In Reported Robbery of Pizza Hut Employee

Smithville Police are asking for your help in solving a robbery of a Pizza Hut employee on Thursday night, August 30.

Chief Randy Caplinger told WJLE that an employee reported to police that after she had closed the restaurant and was locking the doors at around 11:00 p.m. that night, someone came up behind her, grabbed the deposit bag she held, hit her, and then fled on foot. "She was walking away from the building toward her car when she heard someone jump off the concrete wall behind the restaurant," said Chief Caplinger. "When she turned around, the robber grabbed the deposit bag, hit her in the face with his fist, pushed her back, and took off running," he said. She said the person was wearing blue jeans, a dark long sleeved shirt, and a black mask. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the days restaurant proceeds.

If you have information that could help solve the crime, call the Smithville Police Department's crime tip line at 464-6046.

Meanwhile, in other city crime news, Michael Teachman was arrested Thursday, August 30 on a sealed indictment returned by the Grand Jury charging him with sale and delivery of a schedule III controlled substance. His court date is September 17.

29 year old Michael Eugene Lattimore was arrested on Monday, August 27 for filing a false report. According to the warrant, Detective Matt Holmes interviewed Lattmore in regards to his vehicle that was reported stolen. Lattimore advised Detective Holmes that he had filed a false report and that the vehicle was loaned to someone instead of it being stolen. His court date is September 13.

44 year old William Andrew Cantrell was arrested on Thursday, September 6 for public intoxication and cited for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the warrant, an officer was at Kwik-N-Ezy and saw Cantrell passed out in a booth there. The officer woke Cantrell and found that he had very slurred speech and was very unsteady on his feet. Cantrell was arrested for his safety and the safety of the public. A search of his possessions incident to arrest revealed a small pill and drug paraphernalia. Cantrell's court date is October 11.

Again, anyone with information on criminal activity 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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