Law Enforcement Report

WATER VALLEY – It’s been a slow period for police over the past two weeks. Lt. Rick McCuan reported the following law enforcement activity within the Water Valley City limits:

• Made two arrests for disorderly conduct;

• Made two arrests on Circuit Court warrants;

• Made an arrest for DUI, first offense;

• Took two reports of simple assault;

• Took two reports of malicious mischief;

• Took two accident reports;

• Took a report of disturbing the peace;

• Took a report of stalking;

• Served a warrant for Charleston Police;

• Issued 36 traffic citations.


COFFEEVILLE – Police Chief Mark Martin reported the following law enforcement activity for the period Dec. 16, 2008, through Jan. 27, 2009:

• One arrest for DUI 1st offense;

• One for driving with a suspended driver’s license implied consent (DUI);

• One arrest for driving with a suspended driver’s license;

• One arrest for malicious or mischievous injury to a dog;

• Three arrests for unpaid fines by bench warrant;

• Two reports for burglary;

• One report for petit larceny;

• One report for simple assault;

• One report for burglary of an automobile;

• Five citations for driving with an expired driver’s license;

• Three citations for driving with a suspended driver’s license;

• Three citations for improper / no tag;

• Two citations for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage;

• One citation for driving with a suspended driver’s license implied consent (DUI);

• One citation for driving with no driver’s license;

• One citation for improper / no tag on a commercial vehicle;

• One citation for altered or switched tag;

• One citation for careless driving;

• One citation for possession of alcohol by a minor;

• One citation for possession of marijuana;

• One citation for improper equipment;

• One citation for no proof of liability insurance;

• Jan. 12 accident at Main Street and Okahoma;

• Jan. 21 accident at Hwy 330 and Hwy 7;

• Jan. 21 accident at Dollar General parking lot;

• Jan. 24 accident at Tennessee Street and Depot Street.

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Coffeeville Police Release 2008 Crime Statistics


By Jack Gurner

Reporter


COFFEEVILLE – Police handled 29 cases of driving under suspension making that offense the most common during 2008, according to case log statistics from the town’s municipal court.

Chief Mark Martin reported that the next most common offenses were expired/no drivers license and improper/no tag with 25 cases each.

Additional cases handled by the court included:

• 21 failure to obey signs/traffic control devices;

• 19 seatbelt violations;

• 14 careless driving;

• 11 improper equipment;

• 9 DUI first offense;

• 9 public disturbance, first offense;

• 7 possession of marijuana;

• 7 possession of paraphernalia;

• 7 no proof of liability insurance;

• 6 possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle;

• 6 child restraint violations;

• 5 domestic violence;

• 4 simple assault;

• 4 public drunk;

• 4 possession of a controlled substance;

• 3 open container;

• 3 littering, first offense;

• 3 resisting arrest;

• 3 trespassing;

• 2 altered tag;

• 2 disorderly conduct/failure to comply;

• 2 leaving the scene of an accident with property damage;

• 2 driving under suspension/implied consent;

• 2 failure to obey an officer;

• 2 shoplifting;

• 1 failure to yield to blue lights;

• 1 disturbing the peace;

• 1 burglary;

• 1 contempt of court;

• 1 disturbance of family;

• 1 false identifying information;

• 1 indecent exposure.

 

 

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