Batesville Burglaries

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Weekend burglaries reported by owners

By John Howell Sr.

Batesville police were investigating two weekend burglaries at press time Monday.

Officer Kerry Pittman at 3:45 a.m. Monday discovered a broken window during a building check at Huron Smith Oil Company at 205 Hays Street. The window had been broken at some time since noon Saturday. Employees were checking to determine what might have been taken, according to the incident report.

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On Sunday, officer Richard Stonestreet investigated a burglary at 102 Gore Street. David Casey reported that a refrigerator and hot water heater were stolen from the mobile home between 8:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Officer Scott Cagle charged a 16-year-old male with malicious mischief after he caught him running away from the Highway 51 overpass wearing a backpack containing black spray paint. The officer was responding about 3 p.m. Friday to a report of someone spray painting on the overhead bridge.

Other police activity included the investigation of a hit and run accident Nov. 2 on Highway 6 East. No injuries were reported in the accident which occurred about 5 a.m.

On Friday, police were called to an accident at Tiger Drive and Keating Road where a driver failed to stop and struck a tree.

Eight people were arrested during the weekend on charges ranging from felony fleeing to public drunk.

A 15-year-old girl who had apparently run away from home in Oxford the day before was returned to the custody of her mother Sunday.

Officers investigated the report of a car vandalized at 107 MLK Drive on Saturday.

Officers investigated a possible shoplifting at Factory Brand Shoes on Sunday.

Seven domestic or family matters brought responses from Batesville officers during the weekend but no arrests.