Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings has released his weekly update on criminal activity in the city.
Smithville Police Officer Randy King was dispatched to DeKalb Community Hospital on Wednesday, September 2nd on a disturbance call. Upon arrival, Officer King made contact with
17 year old Cody Garrett Smith of 136 Bybee Drive, McMinnville, 34 year old Shane Colin Orlando of 678 Kendra Drive, Smithville and 40 year old Hope Lee Sims of 321 West Wood Drive, McMinnville. The three were yelling at each other. The verbal argument escalated to the point that Officer King arrested all three individuals. Orlando and Sims were cited for disorderly conduct. Their court date is set for September 17th in General Sessions Court. Meanwhile Cody Smith is charged with assault and his court date is September 16th in Juvenile Court.
Smithville Police Officer Scott Davis arrested 37 year old Larry Wayne Bain of 246 Hayes Court, Smithville on August 31st on an attachment warrant from Smith County.
Meanwhile, Chief Jennings says someone took two tailgates from two pickup trucks at Florence & White Ford on Broad Street in Smithville on or about August 27th. One tailgate was taken from a 2010 F-150 Ford truck and the other tailgate was taken from a 2008 F-250 Ford truck.
Some time after 10:30 p.m. on August 29th, someone entered the vehicle of Jerry L. Rackley at 605 Estes Street in Smithville. The following articles were taken from the vehicle, a Stanley wrench set, a Stanley socket set, gas from the vehicles gas tank, and $170 in cash.
In another case, Chief Jennings says someone, using the name Jeff White went to U.S. Equipment Sales and Rental in McMinnville on August 26th and rented a 2000 New Holland Skid Loader. White paid $250 in cash for a two day rental. An employee of the U.S. Equipment Company delivered the skid loader to 115 Wilson Street, Smithville. White stated he needed the loader to tear down an old house at that location. White was driving an older model blue Chevy S-10 truck. On the rental agreement, White gave an address of 111 Wilson Street, Smithville and a phone number. On August 28th, White called U.S. Equipment Company and talked to Davis asking if they had picked up the skid loader. Davis replied no. White said that someone had stolen the skid loader. Davis attempted to contact White and found out the suspect had given his company a false name, address, and telephone number. Davis has been unable to locate White or the New Holland Skid loader which is valued at $16,000.
Chief Jennings says if anyone has information about these or other offenses then please contact the Smithville Police Department. All information received will be confidential.