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Local Police Investigate Accidents
November 26, 2008 - Three minor accidents were investigated by the Knightstown Police Dept. during the past two weeks. On Nov. 10, Officer Derek Hall was called to the scene of an accident at the intersection of S.R. 109 and Lincoln Street.
According to the report, Marsha S. Turpen of 269 W. Lincoln St., Knightstown, was turning south on S.R. 109 just as a trash truck heading north on S.R. 109 was turning onto Lincoln St. Turpen stated that she did not see the car, driven by Michelle Leonard of 210 N. McCullum St., Knightstown, which was traveling south on S.R. 109 and struck the car.
Damages to Turpen’s 2005 Chrysler Sebring and Leonard’s 2003 Pontiac GrandAm were estimated at $2,500 No one was injured in the accident and no citations were issued.
Another accident on Nov. 15 involved a moving vehicle and a parked car in the parking lot of Ernie’s Superette on Mill Rd.
Ronald L. Williams of Knightstown, told investigating officer Thomas L. Jenkins, that he was backing out of a parking spot at the supermarket and did not see a parked vehicle on west end of parking lot. Owner of the parked car, Claude L. Duncan of 86685 Greensboro Pike, observed the crash.
Damages to the 2004 Ford Express driven by Williams was to the right rear bumper and fender, while Duncan’s vehicle was damaged in the right rear fender and bed panel. Total damages to the two vehicles were estimated at $2,500.
Kye A. Wentz Jr. of 230 W. Carey St., Knightstown reported an accident to the Knightstown Police Nov. 20. Wentz told police that he was westbound on 850 S approaching 925 W when the steering on his minivan locked up and he went off the roadway. He stated that he thought he hit a guide wire on a post, but was able to continue on and drop off his two passengers at the school. Officer Anthony Lorton went to the accident sight and noticed that a guide wire was down as well as power lines. REMC was notified as well as the owner of the farm field. No charges were filed due to Mr. Wentz going to the police station to report the incident.
On Nov. 17, Joshua Meek of Knightstown went to the Knightstown Police Station to report that John Juday had committed battery against him. Investigating Officer Daniel Denny later apprehended Juday and arrested him on battery charges.
On Nov. 16, Samantha Bowers of Knightstown went to the police station and reported that her car was stolen from 18 S. Washington St. John Wesley Davis was later arrested by Officer Daniel Denney and charged with auto theft and driving while suspended prior.
Tommy Jones of 19 ½ S. Washington St. reported to police that someone had broken into his residence. A money order and some coins were reportedly taken from the apartment. The case is still under investigation.
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