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Police Investigate Robbery at Academy Place Apartments
December 17, 2008 - A vehicle break-in and accidents were investigated by Knightstown police this past week plus the arrest of a drunken driver.
On Dec. 1l5, Officer Anthony Lorton was called to the Academy Building at 340 N. Adams St. James M. Eaves of Rushville told the officer that someone had taken approximately $400 worth of CD’s, an assortment of tools worth about $500 and a $4,000 Pioneer amplifier. Eaves stated that he was visiting someone at the Academy building and thought he had locked the Jeep but may have forgotten. There was no sign of forced entry.
An accident at Jefferson and Jackson St. south of U.S. 40 was investigated by Officer Patrick Quillan on Dec. 14. According to the report, Linda S. Morse of Orlando, FL was southbound on Jefferson and proceeded to make a left turn onto Jackson St. when she struck by a car driven by Phillip D. Miers of Carthage. No citations were issued. Damages to the 2002 Ford Explorer and Miers’ 1993 Mazda LS were estimated at $5,000.
Another accident on Dec. 12 on Jackson St. near the intersection of Jackson and Harrison was investigated by Officer Daniel Denny.
According the report, William W. Vanduyn of Knightstown, driving a CGS garbage truck, told police he was headed westbound on Jackson St. He stated that he had stopped the truck and began to back up, but failed to see the car behind him and backed into the front of a car driven by Sarah B. Trent of Knightstown. Trent suffered some minor scrapes and was treated at the scene.
No citation was issued. Damages were estimated at $5,000 and Trent’s car had to be towed.
On Dec. 1, Chief Danny Baker arrested Stanley J. Elliott of 248 S. Carthage Rd., Charlottesville at 9002 W U.S. 40. He was charged for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, public intoxication, open container and false and fictitious registration.
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