Car Shooting

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 30, 2008

BPD has few clues about car shooting

By Jason C. Mattox

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Batesville Police officers responded to a variety of incidents over the Christmas weekend that included an auto burglary, a pair of shopliftings, and a suspected shooting.

Deputy Chief Don Province said officer Carl Glass responded to reports of a shooting at the National Guard Readiness Center on Keating Road Saturday night just after 11.

The incident report states juveniles in two cars were involved in the incident, with unidentified individuals in a grey car shooting out the back window of a black car.

Province said there have been no reports of injuries and the person – or persons – in the black car have not contacted the police department to file a report.

No arrests were made.

“What I gather is there is just property damage,” he said.

Province added the matter had been turned over to detectives but would “probably go no further if a complaint is not filed.”

Province said the department was unsure what kind of gun was used in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the police department at 563-5653.

In other weekend incidents:

•Officers responded to possible breaking and entering at Hoskins learning center Saturday.

A window had been broken, but nothing was reported stolen.

•Officers responded to a public drunk complaint at Family Supermarket on Dec. 27.

•Two suspects were arrested and charged with shoplifting at Fred’s.

One suspect is accused of stealing a DVD valued at $21.38 while the second is accused of stealing a HP ink cartridge valued at $24.99.

•An officer was called to Willa Street to investigate an alleged auto burglary where two rifles and a CD player were stolen valued at a total of $2,000.

The rifles were a Remington 270 automatic with a Simmons scope and a Remington 710 model bolt-action with a Bushnell scope. The CD player was a Sony.

•A customer complaint at Gas Mart on Dec. 27 led to an officer instructing a customer who did not receive her cash from the store’s ATM to contact her bank.