Police Reports: Week of May 17

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5/17
On Sunday morning, May 17, an officer was dispatched to the area of Highway 71 South/ Hwy 10 West for a welfare check on a female who was driving a vehicle that was disabled at that location. The officer made contact with the driver, Mary Clardy, 48 of Fort Smith. The officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her and the vehicle. Clardy was asked when she last consumed an intoxicating beverage. She responded, approximately three hours before. The officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. The report stated that due to Clardy’s performance on the FST’s, her bloodshot eyes, her unsteady balance, her slurred speech and the odor of intoxicants on her person, Clardy was placed under arrest for DWI. While the officer was waiting for a towing service, Clardy became disorderly and slipped her hands out of the handcuffs. Clardy was transported to the Greenwood Police Department for a BrAC test. She was advised of her DWI rights and agreed to the test. However, after the sixth failed attempt, the test was aborted. Clardy was charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test and was booked into the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center, and charged with a DWI-1st offense.

5/20
On Wednesday night, May 20, a Greenwood officer observed a vehicle passing oncoming traffic without dimming their high beam headlights. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Highway 71 and 10 Spur. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Mearilon McKesson, 52 of Booneville. The officer discovered that McKesson was on parole with a search wavier on file. McKesson was asked to exit the vehicle and gave the officer consent to search the vehicle. The officer discovered a solid black handgun in a holster on the floorboard with a loaded magazine inside the vehicle. At that time McKesson was placed into custody and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person.

5/21
On Thursday, May 21, at approximately 2:49 a.m., a Greenwood police officer was traveling south on South Coker, and observed a silver passenger car with no rear view mirror. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Corbin Vincent, 31 of Hot Springs, explained to the officer that he did not have an ID, and had a suspended license. The officer noticed Vincent’s nervous behavior and asked him to exit the vehicle. While exiting the vehicle, Vincent informed the officer that he had a bag of weed. As he was walking to the rear of the vehicle, a deputy observed the end of a pistol magazine sticking out of Vincent’s right pocket. He was secured in cuffs with his hands behind his back and the magazine was removed from his pocket. Vincent was then patted down for any further weapons. Vincent informed the officers that the gun was in the car on the passenger side. After being secured in the back of a patrol vehicle, the officer searched for the fire arm and suspected marijuana. Officers retrieved a 40 caliber model 22 Glock pistol, a box of bullets, a black mask, gloves and a small baggie of a green leafy substance. The officer found Vincent to be listed as a convicted felon with no active warrants. Vincent was transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of a firearm by certain prohibited person, and possession of schedule VI controlled substance. He was also issued a citation for no rear view mirror, and driving on a suspended license.

5/24
On May 24, while traveling through the Tractor Supply parking lot, an officer observed a subject slumped over the wheel and pulled up to check his welfare. The officer detected a strong odor of intoxicants. The officer inquired if he had been drinking, he responded that he had not. The driver, Brandon Boerjan, 27 of Greenwood, had bloodshot and watery eyes, The officer conducted sobriety tests. Afterwards, the officer informed Boerjan that he displayed several signs of ingestion of alcohol and that the officer believed him to be a danger to himself. Boerjan was placed into custody and transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center without incident.

5/26
On May 26, a Greenwood officer was contacted by One Stop Tire Shop in reference to a possible intoxicated person. Upon arrival, the officer observed the described person trying to back up. The officer observed the driver, Aaron Garner, 33 of Fort Smith, pass out. The officer parked his vehicle, and approached Garner, noting that the subject’s head was down and unresponsive. The officer knocked on the window several times before Garner raised his head. The officer asked him to put the vehicle in park, and to step out of the vehicle. The officer opened the door, and once again, asked Garner to step out and to stop reaching around. The officer reported that Garner had difficulty keeping his eyes open even while standing up. He was given the full SFSTs. Garner was placed into custody and transported to the Greenwood Police Department. After being interviewed, Garner was transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with public intoxication/drinking in public.

5/27
On May 27, at approximately 7:40 a.m., a Greenwood officer observed a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 10 west with a defective brake light. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer made contact with the driver and passenger, Lindley Thomas, 48, of Fort Smith. Lindley stated he had a warrant out of Sebastian County. After collecting information on both subjects in the vehicle, the officer discovered Lindley had two active warrants, one out of Sebastian County and the other out of the City of Fort Smith. The female driver was on probation with an active search wavier on file. Both driver and passenger exited the vehicle as the officer performed a search. No illegal contraband was found. Lindley was transported to Sebastian County Adult Detention Center without incident.

5/28
On May 28, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a Greenwood officer was sitting stationary at the intersection of Highway 71 North and Highway 10 West. He observed a black colored passenger car run the red light at the intersection of Highway 71 North and Highway 10 West. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer made contact with the driver, Justin Bell, 30, of Fort Smith. Bell stated that he was having vehicle trouble and tried to coast through the light before the vehicle stopped. Dispatch advised that Bell had a felony warrant out of Crawford County for petition to revoke and the female passenger, Tiffany Overby, had a warrant out of Fort Smith and two warrants out of Sebastian County. After confirming all warrants, both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center.

5/28
On May 28, a Greenwood police officer received a tip that Johanna Helms, 34 of Greenwood, was staying at 1421 Whippoorwill Dr., and that she had a felony warrant. Dispatch confirmed, and the officer made contact with Helms. Helms was placed in custody and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center.

5/29
On May 29 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a Greenwood officer ran an Arkansas tag through dispatch, and was advised that the registered owner had a possible warrant. After conducting a traffic stop at E. Center and Forrest Park Way, the officer advised the driver, Jesse Mauck, 42, and the passenger, Cassie Mauck, 44, both of Booneville, the reason for the stop. The driver stated that he did not have a driver’s license and handed me his identification card. The passenger did the same. The officer confirmed that the driver and passenger had warrants out of Greenwood for failure to pay. The officer sought consent to search the vehicle, and the driver denied. The officer then advised both that their warrants were being confirmed, and when they were, they would be placed under arrest and that the officer would search the vehicle incident to arrest. The driver then admitted that there was marijuana in the vehicle and that it was his. Both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center.

5/29
On May 29, a Greenwood officer was sitting stationary at the Farmers Bank parking lot, near Ulmer Road, when a male subject stopped to speak with him. The subject stated that he worked at Casey’s General Store and he closed the store for the night. He stated as he was leaving, he observed a female subject sitting in a blue car and stated she appeared to have been “beat up” and had bruises all over her face. He stated that he spoke to the female and he noticed she appeared dazed. He stated he asked her if he needed to call the police for her and she stated she did not. The male subject stated he left the store and the female was still sitting in the parking lot next to the pump, where she had been for approximately
10 minutes. The officer then drove to the location, but did not find the vehicle in question. After returning back to Farmers Bank, the officer witnessed a blue Dodge Neon sitting at one of the gas pumps. He observed a female having slight difficulty exiting the vehicle. The female walked into the store and returned a short time later to pump gasoline. The female driver left the parking lot, turning onto West Center Street. As the Dodge Neon approached West Center Street, the officer observed it fail to yield to another vehicle that was traveling eastbound on West Center Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, April Kite, 40, of Greenwood. The officer observed bruising over a large portion of the left side of her face and asked her what had happened. Kite stated that she had been in a fight with her boyfriend several days earlier. As the officer spoke with Kite, he observed her to be slow to respond to questions and when she did, her speech was slow and slurred. Kite stated she had taken her prescribed Amitriptyline, but nothing else. Kite fumbled through her wallet after the officer asked for her driver’s license. She also stated that she did not have insurance on her vehicle. After confirming that Kite had no outstanding warrants and a valid driver’s license, the officer asked the female to step out of the vehicle. Kite complied to taking a series of sobriety tests. Due to Kite’s manner of driving, her lethargy, her slurred speech and her performance on the field sobriety tests, the officer placed her under arrest for DWI. While waiting for the wrecker to arrive, Kite informed the officer that she had consumed an unknown amount of Xanax. Kite was transported to the GPD for further testing. The officer concluded Kite was impaired by a CNS Depressant and she was unable to operate a vehicle safely. Kite was booked into the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center for DWI, and received a traffic citation for expired tags and no proof of insurance.

5/29
On May 29, at approximately 11:45 p.m., a Greenwood officer made a traffic stop on N. Bass Street. The officer observed the black SUV as having a defective headlight and brake light. Dispatch informed the officer that the driver, Steffen Fallon, 38 of Fort Smith, had a suspended drivers license and a confirmed warrant out of the City of Fort Smith for failure to answer a summons. Fallon was placed under arrest and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center without incident.

5/30
On May 30, at approximately 8:21 p.m., a Greenwood Police officer was on patrol when he came to the four way stop located at the intersection of S. Coker and Old Hackett Rd. The vehicle in front of him came to the stop sign and did not proceed forward or turn. There were no other vehicles at the other stop signs. The officer waited a bit longer, expecting the vehicle to move but it did not. After vehicle moved forward, turned into the Flash Market before coming up to the next stop sign and drove thru the parking lot before proceeding eastbound on West Center Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop at West Center and addressed the driver, Kathleen Parker, 57 of Dardanelle. During their conversation, the officer noticed her speech was fast. The officer found that the driver had a valid driver’s license. The passenger, Mary Jackson, 56, of Greenwood had a reported suspended license with a prior drug arrest. The officer had the suspect exit the vehicle. The officer believed Parker to be under the influence of some type of narcotic, and sought consent to search the vehicle, which she denied. Jackson reportedly become confrontational before stating she had a meth pipe and unused syringe in her car. The officer then detained Jackson and searched the vehicle. He located a blue and black bag in the middle console that contained a meth pipe, straw and syringe. He also found a yellow pill in the backseat floor. The pill was later determined to be oxycodone. Another officer located an inhaler that had a small bag of crystal-like substance hidden inside and several pills with the imprint “C2” inside Jackson’s purse. The pills were later identified as Clonazepam. Both Jackson and Parker were placed under arrest. The officer administered SFST tests before transporting both females to the Greenwood Police Department. Parker was charged with refusal, and both suspects were then transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. Additional charges include possession of schedule I or II less than 2 gm, possession of schedule IV or V less than 28 gm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DWI -drugs.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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