Those who owe fines can avoid additional charges if they pay up
By John Howell
Batesville police are asking people who have unpaid city court fines to pay up this week before additional fines are levied.
“We’re just asking people to tend to their business,” BPD Deputy Chief Jimmy McCloud said.
Payment of outstanding fines before a warrant is served will avoid the levy of an additional fine for contempt of court, according to McCloud. BPD officers will began serving contempt warrants later this week.
The deputy chief said that calls to the police department reporting criminal activity slowed during the weekend, apparently coinciding with the sub-freezing temperatures.
Patrolman Brandon Urban took a report from a man whose vehicle’s license tag was stolen when he left it parked overnight in a local parking lot. The vehicle refused to crank so he left it until the following day. When his brother-in-law arrived to remove the vehicle, he discovered license tag missing, according to Urban’s report.