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Police Report for March 21, 2012


March 8

■ Three vehicles were involved in a chain-type collision on Sheridan Road some 300-feet west of Claud Road, according to Patrolman Stephen Moreau.

The investigating officer quoted Ashley W. Young of 1300 Mockingbird Lane, White Hall, as saying she was eastbound on Sheridan in a 2003 Ford Expedition and had stopped for traffic in front of her when the SUV was struck from the rear by a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by David Harper of 8234 U.S. 270 East, Sheridan.

Harper was quoted as saying he had stopped behind the Young vehicle when he was struck from the rear by a 2002 Hyundai Accent driven by Justin L. Brown of 1124 Mockingbird Lane, White Hall, and knocked into the rear of the Young SUV.

Brown, 22, was administered field sobriety tests, Moreau wrote in his investigation report, and booked into the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center in Pine Bluff on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

■ The driver and a passenger in one of three vehicles involved in a collision on Sheridan Road 300-feet east of Robin Road were injured in the crash and taken by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, said Patrolman Brent E. Bridges.

Carl E. Pearce Jr. of 900 Longleaf Lane, Pine Bluff, was quoted as saying he was westbound in a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup truck and began to slide on the rain-slick pavement when he attempted to stop for a line of vehicles stopped for the traffic light at Sheridan and Robin roads. The pickup struck the rear of a westbound 2009 Saturn Vue driven by Jennifer C. Frisby of 73 Grant 736 Road, Sheridan, knocking the SUV into the rear of a stopped 2006 Nissan Titan pickup driven by Michael L. Tippen of 6315 Dollarway Road, No. 11, Pine Bluff.

Tippen and a passenger, Lisa Reynolds, 40, of the same Dollarway address, were taken to the hospital for treatment, Bridges wrote in his report.

■ Sgt. Greg Moody said two vehicles collided on Sheridan 207-feet west of Robin about the same time as the latter three-vehicle collision.

The officer quoted Justin Bucy of 9914 Sheridan Road, driver of an eastbound 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, as saying a 1997 Ford Expedition driven by Tyler D. Blythe of 1505 Rick Road, Pine Bluff, drove into the path of the car from a parking lot in the 8100 block of Sheridan.

Blythe was quoted as saying he did not see the car before driving onto the highway.

March 9

Lee Doll, manager of the Taco Bell, 8011 Sheridan Road, told Patrolman Brent E. Bridges a group of teenagers occupying a back table at the restaurant took apart a light fixture over their table, and then dropped the fixture, tripping the electrical breaker and knocking out power to the business.

Doll told the officer the teens left the business in a gold SUV “with a duck license plate.”

March 12

Patrolman Brent E. Bridges responded to a complaint at Country Estates Apartments, 106 W. Little Lane, that a tenant in one apartment had photographed a child that lives in another apartment.

The girl’s father told police he had approached the man with the cell phone camera, ordered him to erase the photographs, not to speak to the child again and told him his actions were inappropriate.

Bridges and Sgt. Greg Moody contacted the photographer and advised him his actions were unacceptable and legal action would be taken if he persisted.

March 13

■ Arthur Ray Polk of Star City told Patrolman John Zuber that an unidentified individual had used a concrete block to shatter the windshield and scratched the hood of his 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck parked on the lot of White Hall Nursing and Rehab Center, 9209 Dollarway Road, while Polk was working at the facility.

■ A pickup truck and car collided in the 8100 block of Sheridan Road, Patrolman Robert Rogers said, when a 1999 Buick driven by Timothy M. Deaver of 701 Meredith, White Hall, drove into the path of the truck.

Christopher Walker of 730 English Road, Jefferson, told the officer he was eastbound on Sheridan in a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup when Deaver drove into his path from a fast food restaurant parking lot.

March 14

■ Amanda Reynolds reported the theft of 18 Indian Hawthorne shrubs missing from her business, Amanda’s Villa, 7901 Dollarway Road. She told Patrolman Robert Rogers the shrubs were taken between March 5 and 13, and two steel A-frame hanging racks were discovered missing March 10.

The shrubs were valued at $225 and the racks at $600, Rogers’ report indicated.

■ Sgt. Sandy Castleberry said when he responded to a report of two gunshots fired in the 10000 block of Dollarway Road he found evidence that two chemical bombs had exploded.

Police seized plastic soft drink bottle, an empty toilet bowl cleaner bottle and pieces of aluminum foil, products used to make chemical bombs, Castleberry wrote in his report.

■ A 67-year-old White Hall woman told police she was a victim of an Internet fraud.

The woman told Patrolman Robert Rogers she had received email correspondence from a man posing as a coordinator for Wal-Mart seeking “secret shoppers” to track service at the retailer’s area stores. She received two checks totaling $4,134 with instructions to cash each check, keeping $200 from one and $250 from the second check, and to wire the $3,684 balance to a man in Michigan.

The woman notified police after the first check for $1,484 was returned to the local bank where it had been deposited.

March 15

A 2003 Honda Civic driven by Marcella G. Saoud, 1308 Frontier Lane, White Hall, struck the rear of a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Mary Ernst of 9005 Meadowood Lane, Pine Bluff, at the intersection of Sheridan and Robin roads, Sgt. Mark Bradley said.

March 16

The driver of a car that struck an SUV that had stopped for a second vehicle on Hoadley Road near Moody Elementary School was injured in the crash and was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by ambulance, Patrolman Celena Harbison said. Roshawn Lewis of 401 Mountain Valley, No. 4, Hot Springs, was quoted as said he was westbound in a 2002 Cadillac DeVille and preoccupied, not realizing the westbound 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Traci L. Jones of 107 East Holland, Pine Bluff, had stopped for a third vehicle making a left turn into the school drive, Harbison’s report indicated.

March 17

Gregory Swopes, 38, of 3700 W. 15th Ave., Pine Bluff, was booked into the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center Saturday on a charge of theft by receiving in connection with the theft of racks outside the Dollar General store, 8605 Dollarway.

Sgt. Sandy Castleberry’s report indicated the officer stopped a pickup truck driven by Swopes shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday on Dollarway and determined three of the racks in his truck had been taken from the store.

During a followup investigation later Saturday, White Hall officers said they found an addition four racks identified as having been taken from the Dollar General store at Swopes’ residence.