Smithville Police have arrested a 26 year old man for allegedly stealing an automobile and selling it as scrap.
Clent Shehane is charged with theft over $1,000 and evading arrest. He is under a $7,500 bond and will appear in court December 1.
According to Chief Randy Caplinger police received a report of an auto theft on Wednesday, October 12. Upon further investigation, officers discovered that Shehane allegedly sold the vehicle to a local recycling center for scrap. A warrant was taken for his arrest on Tuesday, October 25. Shehane was spotted by police on Monday, November 7 riding a bike on South College Street. Apparently trying to avoid being arrested, Shehane dropped the bike and ran off into the woods. He later emerged on Short Mountain Street. An off duty Alexandria Police Officer, who was in the area at the time, kept Shehane from escaping and he was taken into custody by Smithville police.
Meanwhile, 26 year old Stephen H. Pugh of Liberty was issued a citation on Friday, November 11 for possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be in court December 11
Chief Caplinger reports that a police officer pulled over Pugh on East Bryant Street. Pugh had an active violation of probation warrant against him. During a search, the officer found on Pugh a hypodermic needle.
55 year old Ricky Alan Braswell is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on December 7.
Chief Caplinger reports that on Friday, November 11 a police officer was summoned to 513 South Congress Boulevard to investigate a disturbance. The officer arrived and made contact with Braswell who had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He submitted to a breath test.
25 year old Candice Deshay Daniels of Lancaster is charged with public intoxication. She is under a $1,000 bond and will be in court on December 7.
According to Chief Caplinger, an officer was called to the Discount Tobacco Outlet on West Broad Street Friday, November 11 to investigate disorderly conduct. Upon arrival, he made contact with Daniels who was unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech. She allegedly told the officer that she had taken four pills.
34 year old Bridget Nicole Vientos is charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She is under a $1,500 bond and will be in court on December 1.
Chief Caplinger said that an officer was called to check out a fight in the parking lot of Temple Baptist Church on Miller Road on Wednesday, November 9. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with Vientos and a man in the parking lot but they were not fighting. Vientos consented to a search and pulled out of her pocket a pill believed to be hydrocodone.
28 year old Charles Dwayne Self is charged with driving on a revoked license. He is under a $3,000 bond and will be in court on December 1.
Chief Caplinger reports that a police officer recently observed an automobile traveling at a high rate of speed on Smith Road. He stopped the vehicle and found that Self was driving on a revoked license.
36 year old Karen Lynn Welsh is charged with public intoxication. She is under a $1,500 bond and will be in court on November 17.
According to Chief Caplinger, police were called to Walmart on Saturday, November 5 to check out a person in the store who seemed to be intoxicated. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with Welsh who was unsteady on her feet and she had slurred speech. Welsh allegedly told police that she had earlier taken some prescription medication.
39 year old Anna Claire Byars was issued a citation for shoplifting on Monday, October 31. She will be in court December 11. She was at the Dollar General Store and allegedly tried to steal several items by concealing them in her purse.
20 year old Gregorio Cruz Van Loo is charged with shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He will be in court on December 11.
Chief Caplinger said that Van Loo allegedly tried to shoplift items from Walmart on Sunday, October 30 by concealing them on his person. He committed the offense in the presence of a minor who was with him.
58 year old Kathy Ann Taylor is charged with driving under the influence. She is under a $1,500 bond and will be in court on November 17.
Chief Caplinger said that police were called to the Walmart parking lot on Sunday, October 30 to investigate a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with Taylor, who was one of the drivers involved in the mishap. She was unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech. Taylor allegedly told the officer that she had taken a valium and hydrocodone. She submitted to field sobriety tasks but was unable to successfully complete them.