Smithville Police Issue Citations for Shoplifting, Drug Offenses, and Traffic Violations

October 1, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Randy Caplinger

In his latest update on Smithville crime news, Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 27 year old Charles Jason West was cited on Monday, September 17 for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Upon suspicion of drug activity, police were given permission to conduct a search and illegal drug & paraphernalia were found. West will be in court on November 8.

21 year old Stephanie Michelle Mooneyham was cited for shoplifting on Tuesday, September 18. An officer responded to Wal-Mart to check out a complaint of a possible shoplifter. Upon investigation it was determined that Mooneyham took items belonging to Wal-Mart without paying for them. Her court date is October 4.

42 year old Cheryl Ann Perkins was cited for shoplifting on Thursday, September 20. An officer responded to Wal-Mart to check out a complaint of a possible shoplifter. Upon investigation it was determined that Perkins took items belonging to Wal-Mart without paying for them. Her court date is October 4.

43 year old William Andrew Cantrell was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Thursday, September 20. The Smithville Police Department's K-9 alerted on a vehicle in which Cantrell was a passenger. Drug paraphernalia were found on his person. Cantrell's court date is October 11.

56 year old William T. Effler was arrested on Friday, September 21 for DUI and cited for a drivers license violation, light law violation, failure to maintain lane of travel and violation of the implied consent law. According to the warrant, an officer observed a white Dodge truck traveling north bound with a none working headlamp. The officer turned around and started following the vehicle. He observed it crossing the fog line several times. At this time, the officer stopped the vehicle. The driver got out of the automobile and attempted to walk back toward the patrol car. The man, Effler was very unsteady on his feet. His speech was slurred and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Effler submitted to but performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. His court date is October 4.

22 year old Brittney Nichole Moser was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Saturday, September 22. Moser, a front seat passenger of a vehicle pulled over on a traffic stop, consented to a search. Police found drug paraphernalia under her seat. Her court date is October 11.

31 year old Candice Selene Carroll was cited for shoplifting on Monday, September 24. An officer was dispatched to the Dollar General Store in reference to a shoplifter. Upon investigation police determined that Carroll took items belonging to the Dollar General Store without paying for them. Her court date is October 4.

45 year old William Hardie Morris Jr. was cited for shoplifting on Thursday, September 27. Morris was found to be in possession of items belonging to Wal-Mart which he had not paid for. His court date is October 11.

Anyone with information on any 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 would help the Smithville Police solve any criminal offense would be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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