August 20, 2009
Memphian killed in accident on Cayce Rd.
Armando Flores Roberto, 24, of 8109 Northpole Cove, Memphis, Tenn., died in a traffic collision with an 18-wheeler August 11, according to coroner James Richard Anderson.
Anderson pronounced Roberto dead at 10:49 p.m. following a call to the scene at 9:44 p.m.
The accident occurred on Cayce Road at Forest Hill Road just across Highway 302, he said.
Roberto was driving in the northbound lane in a 2005 Ford Expedition when his vehicle and the 18-wheeler collided head-on, Anderson said. The 18-wheeler, headed southbound, jackknifed at the point of collision and came to rest in the northbound lane, Anderson said.
The truck driver was transported to Baptist DeSoto with minor injuries, Anderson said.
Thieves make off with mowers, weedeaters
The City of Holly Springs Department of Building and Grounds was raided overnight August 12 and thieves stole three lawn mowers, all weed eaters and blowers and a pole saw, according to supervisor Larry Miller.
The police department is investigating the theft.
Miller said he arrived at 7:01 a.m. August 13 at the shop located below Hill Crest Cemetery to find the door had been pried open. Thieves had taken the keys to a Ford 350 and a 24-foot trailer at the building and grounds department to make off with the goods.
Miller was sick about the situation as his crew was looking forward to getting caught up with grass cutting and weed eating following a very wet July.
Stolen were two Grasshopper lawnmowers valued at about $14,000 each and an Exmark mower valued at about $8,500, he said. The truck and trailer were found abandoned by a city employee as he traveled along Goodman Road August 13.
Byhalia police officers respond to 28 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 7; motor vehicle accidents, 1; burglaries, 1; disturbances, 1; escorts, 2; medical assistance, 5; fires, 1; miscellaneous calls, 9; damaged property, 1.
Officers with the Byhalia Police Department also made seven arrests during the past week.
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