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Police Chief Releases Update on Recent City Criminal Activity

May 17, 2013
Dwayne Page
Chief Randy Caplinger

In his latest report on city crime, Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 34 year old Daniel Derrick Hill was arrested Thursday, May 2 for domestic assault and cited for assault. According to the warrant, Hill assaulted the mother of his child by hitting her across the face in an altercation between him and another man during a custody exchange at Wal-Mart. Hill's bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on June 6.

37 year old Juan A Valdivia, 51 year old Angel C Alexander, and 29 year old Steven D Bly were recently arrested for violation of probation and 33 year old Tawanna N Petty was arrested for failure to appear

49 year old Carl Brian Fairchild was arrested on Saturday, May 4 for DUI and cited for violation of the open container law. The warrant states that Fairchild, operating a motor vehicle, was stopped because he had hit the building at McDonalds. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person, slurred speech and an open container of beer in the console. Fairchild's bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on May 16.

40 year old Roger Dale Washer Jr. was arrested on Sunday, May 5 for DUI and cited for violation of the implied consent law. Washer, operating a motor vehicle, was involved in a crash. He had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. Upon performance of field sobriety tasks, Washer was arrested. He refused to submit to a blood test. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is June 13.

30 year old Anthony J Terrigino was arrested last week for public intoxication and assault. On Sunday, May 5, Terrigino entered a residence, pushed the victim, and hit her in the face several times with his fist. By the time police arrived, Terrigino had already left the residence. He was found walking down the middle of Hayes Street. He was unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. His bond is $4,000 and he will be in court on June 13.

44 year old Tina Renee Grissham was cited for shoplifting at Wal-Mart on Tuesday, May 7. Grissham was in the fitting room for approximately one and a half hours. A sales clerk heard her opening boxes and could see her stuffing items into her purse. She will be in court on June 6.

33 year old Connie Nicole Randolph, stopped for a traffic violation on Wednesday, May 8, was cited for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Randolph gave the officer permission to search her vehicle and belongings. The officer recovered nine pills believed to be roxicodone and three pills believed to be aprozolam in her purse. Three cut straws were found in different places of her vehicle. She will be in court on June 13.

33 year old Anthony Doel Atnip was arrested Saturday, May 11 for domestic assault and public intoxication. The warrants state that Atnip did assault his girlfriend by jerking her around the Food Lion parking lot by the hair of the head. The officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and Atnip was unsteady on his feet. Bond for Atnip is $4,000 and he will be in court on June 6.

Margie Drennan was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Saturday, May 11. Drennan was a passenger of a vehicle that had been stopped. Drennan gave the officer consent to search her purse and two used hypodermic needles believed to be for illegal drug use were recovered. She will be in court on July 25.

36 year old Crystal Gail Pettit was cited for criminal trespassing at Wal-Mart on Tuesday, May 14. Pettit was observed by a Wal-Mart employee and the officer on the property. Pettit had signed a form in 2012 stating she would not be on the store's property. Pettit will be in court on June 20.

25 year old James Edward Gilles was arrested Thursday, May 16 for leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license and two counts of vandalism. Gilles, operating a motor vehicle, ran off the road and hit two mailboxes. The vehicle ran through rose bushes and a wooden fence causing monetary damage. Gilles then left the scene of the accident. Upon locating Gilles and running a computer check, police learned Gilles' license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation. His bond is $4,500 and he will be in court on June 13.

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

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