In his latest city crime report, Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 23 year old Ashley LeAnn Spivey is charged with driving under the influence and two counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Her bond is $5,000 and she will be in court on January 12.
According to Chief Caplinger, an officer was called to check out a possible drunk driver on South Mountain Street on Monday, December 12. The officer spotted the vehicle and followed it to Jackson Street. After observing it travel onto the wrong side of the street, he signaled for the driver of the vehicle to pull over. The automobile continued onto Andrew Street where it finally stopped. The officer made contact with the driver, Spivey. He reported that her speech was slow and that she appeared to have had difficulty keeping her eyes open. Spivey submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. She allegedly claimed that she had earlier taken some zoloft, xanax, and soma. Spivey gave consent for the officer to search the vehicle and he found a purse in the back seat containing an unlabeled pill bottle. Inside the bottle were seven whole pills and two half pills believed to be xanax and three pills thought to be soma.
25 year old Marius Madus Schweizer is charged with domestic violence. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court on January 19.
According to Chief Caplinger, an officer was called to 558 East Main Street to investigate a possible domestic incident involving a weapon. The man who lived at the residence said that Schweizer had been staying there with him and his daughter but that he had been asked to leave. Schweizer initially left the home but later returned threatening to harm the man and his dogs. He also allegedly pushed the man's daughter, who was in the driveway. After arriving at the scene, the officer conducted a search and found Schweizer in a shed on the property, hiding under some empty bags. The complainants told police that Schweizer had a knife on him when he made the threats, but no knife was found on him upon his arrest. Schweizer was unsteady on his feet and he had an alcohol odor about his person.
39 year old Willard Darrell Brown is cited for theft of property in a shoplifting incident at Potter's Home Center on November 22. When confronted, Brown allegedly admitted to taking items from the store. The theft was also captured on store video surveillance. He will be in court on January 12.
39 year old Robert Matthew Hale is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court on January 5.
Chief Caplinger reports that an officer was dispatched to a residence on Restview Avenue on Thursday, December 15. Upon arrival, he spoke to a woman who said that she and Hale had been arguing and that he had allegedly pushed her down while she was holding her four month old child. When she tried to get up, Hale allegedly bit her finger.
42 year old Victor Glen Gingerich is charged with a first offense of driving under the influence, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $4,000 and he will be in court on January 12.
While investigating a traffic accident on East Broad Street Thursday, December 15 an officer observed a black Firebird approach, which was not involved in the mishap. After stopping, the driver of the car revved up the engine, making excessive noise. The officer made contact with the driver, Gingerich, and asked him to get out of the car. Gingerich submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks and his speech was slurred. He also became belligerent. Upon being taken into custody, Gingerich told the officer that he had a bomb in his car. The officer checked but nothing was found other than a rolled up cigarette containing what was believed to be marijuana along and a glass pipe with some white residue on it.
28 year old Jennifer C. Bogle is cited for theft of property in a shoplifting incident at the Dollar General Store on Friday, December 16. An employee saw Bogle allegedly putting items from the store in her purse. When confronted, Bogle allegedly produced the items from the purse. She will be in court on January 5.
32 year old Michael Todd Jones is charged with simple possession of a schedule II and IV controlled substance. His bond is $5,500 and he will be in court on January 12.
Chief Caplinger said that an officer was called to check out a possible drunk driver on South Congress Boulevard on Friday, December 16. The officer spotted the vehicle at Jewel's Market and made contact with the driver, Jones. He consented to a search of his person and vehicle and the officer found eleven whole pills and four half pills believed to be xanax and three pills thought to be oxycodone. After being taken to the police department, a further search of Jones' person yielded more xanax pills in his shoe.
29 year old Cassandra Nicole Estes is charged with filing a false report. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court on January 12.
Chief Caplinger said an officer was called to Evans Manor apartments on Friday, December 16 on a complaint of domestic violence. There he met with Estes who said that she was alone and that there had been no argument between her and anyone. Upon entering the apartment, the officer detected an odor of marijuana and while speaking with Estes, he asked for and received consent to search. The officer spotted a compact container that held a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.. Upon a further search, the officer found a man hiding in a cabinet under the kitchen sink. The man, 41 year old Mark Anthony Hopkins, told the officer that he had a pipe on him that he used to smoke some marijuana. He was charged simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on January 12.
25 year old Lasierra Nicole Lopez is charged with driving under the influence and cited for speeding, driving on a suspended license, violation of the implied consent law, and simple possession. She will be in court on January 12.
Chief Caplinger said that on Sunday, December 18 an officer spotted an vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on West Broad Street, going 73 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour speed zone. The officer pulled over the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Lopez. She had slurred speech and there was an odor of alcohol on her person and in the vehicle. She submitted to and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. A computer check revealed that her license were suspended. An inventory of her vehicle revealed a small bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.