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KPD Arrests Shoplifter
February 4, 2009 - Shoplifters were detained and arrested at the Pick and Save Food Mart at 9135 S. Mill Road on January 3.
According to Officer T. Jenkins, he was dispatched to the Food Mart following a call from Virgil Cavaletto, owner of the store. Cavaletto told police that the observed two young male subjects in the aisle of the store that displayed alcoholic beverages. He watched as each subject placed a bottle of alcoholic beverage into their pockets and exited the store with paying for the beverages.
The store owner said he followed the men out of the store, detained them and called police. One man was identified as Shawn M. Good with last known address as Dublin. The other subject was a juvenile. Both were taken to the Knightstown Police Department where the juvenile was released to his father. Good was taken to the Henry Co. Jail and faces charges of conversion, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
A New Castle man was arrested Jan. 20 by KPD Officer Derek Hall. According to a report, Deputy Landon Dean of the Henry Co. Sheriff’s Dept. asked for assistance at the Knightstown Court concerning a man who appeared to be intoxicated while in the court room. Officer Hall reported that the man identified as Tommy H. Tweedy of New Castle, nearly fell as he stood up to walk towards the officer.
He was taken to the Knightstown Police Department for some sobriety tests. Following some tests, a Portable Breath Test was given and results were .28 BAC. Tweedy was placed under arrest for public intoxication. Tweedy was transported first to the Henry Co. Hospital and released medically by a doctor and then taken to the Henry Co. Jail and booked in on the charge of public intoxication.
Officer Derek Hall while on patrol on Jan. 19 saw a Dodge Caravan traveling southbound on Adams St. fail to use turn signals when making a right turn. The officer stopped the vehicle just north of Jackson St. and the driver was identified as Michael Bennett of Knightstown. The driver was unable to produce a driver’s license. According to the report, Bennett’s license was suspended with a prior conviction. Bennett was placed under arrest, then released on his own recognizance with a criminal summons ticket and ordered to appear in court at Knightstown.
On Jan. 17, Officer Anthony Lorton stopped a vehicle for disregarding an automatic signal on U.S. 40. When the officer checked the driver’s license of Kelly J. Roark of Greenfield, discovered a warrant out of Union County. Roark was transferred to the Henry Co. Jail without incident.
While on patrol Jan. 20, Officer Anthony Lorton of the KPD was traveling westbound on U.S. 40 in approximately the 8100 block when he saw a vehicle stopped in the eastbound lanes with hazard lights flashing. In front of the vehicle was a deer. The officer talked with the driver of the vehicle, Tracey Eugene Runion, who said he was eastbound when the deer ran out in front of his car and he could not avoid the collision. Runion said there was no damage to his vehicle and he did not wish to make an accident report. He did, however, want to keep the deer. A deer permit was filled out by Officer Lorton and issued to Mr. Runion, who removed the deer from the site.
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