The Smithville Police Department has issued citations for shoplifting against three people and for possession of drug paraphernalia against two others in recent days.
Chief Randy Caplinger said that 38 year old Gary Collins was cited for shoplifting at Tractor Supply Company on Sunday, January 6. Collins allegedly concealed items on his body in an attempt to deprive the store of it's property. He will be in court on January 17.
33 year old Tammy Sue Steele was cited for shoplifting at Dollar General Store on Friday, January 11. Steele was observed concealing items in her purse by store employees. She will be in court on January 31.
41 year old Richard B Turner was cited for shoplifting at Save-A-Lot on Saturday, January 12. Turner was observed going into the restroom with items which were later found on his person. He will be in court on January 31.
51 year old Kenny R Herman and 40 year old Wanda Carol Mathis were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday, January 14. Officers responded to a residence to check out a possible fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers saw Herman and Mathis hiding needles on their persons. Herman will be in court on January 24. Mathis' court date is January 17.
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 is greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.