Smithville Police are reporting a busy holiday season with a number of arrests for DUI, drug offenses, domestic violence and shoplifting.
Chief Thomas J. Stufano says \"On December 23rd officers of the Smithville Police Department arrested 30 year old Juan Lucio with a listed address of Pirtle's Nursery in Smithville for Driving under the Influence. Lucio was stopped at 10:00 pm at West Bryant and College Streets when officers saw the vehicle driving erratically, swerving into oncoming traffic and narrowly missing a head-on collision. Lucio was arrested and transported to the Dekalb County Jail and booked under a $1,000 bond.\"
\"On Christmas Eve Smithville Police Officers also arrested 45 year old Keith Dolberry of 914 Moore Street Toledo, Ohio for DUI when he was driving on Highway 56 South. A concerned citizen had seen the erratic driving of Dolberry and reported it to the Police. Upon contact with Dolberry Officers noted that he was so unsteady on his feet that he had to be held up against his car so he would not fall during the investigation. He was arrested and booked into Dekalb County Jail under a $1,000 bond.\"
\"A second arrest for DUI was made on the same night when Smithville Police Officers came in contact with 32 year old Jimmy Martin of 2454 Hurricane Ridge Road in Smithville. Officers saw Martin driving his vehicle on Miller Road at 5:00 am without his headlights on. While police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver repeatedly crossed the line numerous times before he was eventually stopped some 4 blocks away. The driver was processed for DUI, arrested, and booked into Dekalb County Jail under a $1,000 Bond.\"
\"Another arrest made over the holiday period was 18 year old John David Anderson of Kendra Drive in Smithville, charged with simple possession of a narcotic. He was taken into custody after officers responded to the area on a complaint of an illegal activity taking place in a parking lot. Anderson was seen throwing a bag of pills under the police car. He gave the officers a consent to search his vehicle where an additional bag of marijuana was also found. Anderson was arrested and transported to DeKalb County Jail and booked. He is under a $2,500 bond\".
Chief Stufano says \"Smithville Police also responded to 805 Anthony Avenue in Smithville on a reported Domestic Violence complaint. Upon arrival they found 50 year old John Prater in a drunken state claiming that someone had broken out his vehicle windows and kicked in the residence back door. The investigation disclosed that Prater himself had broken out his windows and damaged two other vehicles. Prater was heard by witnesses that he was going to kill his wife and stepson. Officers found that Prater had also loaded a muzzle loader rifle just prior to the police response placing the weapon next to the door. Prater was arrested under the State's Domestic Violence Act and transported to the Dekalb County Jail under a $2,500 bond\".
\"On December 22nd Smithville Police responded to the Dollar General Store and arrested 39 year old Christopher Hendrixson and 32 year old Jennifer Hendrixson of 407 Hendrixson Hollow Road in Smithville for Theft as they tried to conceal over 30 items in their clothes without paying. Upon doing an inventory of their vehicle a large amount of additional items were recovered. The two were booked into Dekalb County Jail under a $2,500 each\".
Chief Stufano says \"Smithville Police are committed to actively investigating all crimes occurring within the city limits and appreciate the citizens support in reporting suspicious activity\".