Thursday, August 19, 2010
City police make two arrests, respond to array of incidents
Holly Springs police officers made two felony arrests last week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Melvin Tennial, 56, of 852 Rising Star Road, was arrested and charged with felony DUI (third DUI), according to Pearson.
David Thomas, 18, of 289 West Valley, was arrested and charged with rape, he said.
Officers responded to the following incident reports for the week ending August 14.
• assault charges were filed against an individual following an incident in the 200 block of North Memphis Street.
• domestic assault charges were filed against an individual in the 100 block of West Woodward Avenue. A domestic assault was reported and a minor was assaulted during the incident.
• a gray, 1999 Ford Taurus was reported stolen in the 100 block of West Valley.
• burglary of a commercial building was reported in the 100 block of South Memphis Street. Phone lines were ripped out of a building and the back door was broken to gain entry. The suspect tore the alarm system off the wall once inside the business. Loose change in a drawer appeared to be the only thing missing.
• burglary of a commercial building was reported in the 600 block of Highway 7 North. The suspect ripped off phone lines outside the building and used a sledge hammer to knock a hole in the side wall of the business for entry. The cash reigster, cash and a pistol were taken.
• a person was reported missing in the 200 block of Johnson Park.
• a cell phone was taken from the bleachers while the owner was at practice at the Holly Springs High School.
• a restraining order and charges were filed in connection with a report of harassment and stalking in the 800 block of West Street.
• a 2005 VW Passat was stolen from a back yard in the 300 block of Salem Avenue and later found by Shelby County, Tenn., sheriff’s deputies.
• a hit and run accident was reported in the 300 block of Cuba Street.
• a student at Holly Springs High School was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace.
• a call to investigate an attempted burglary in the 100 block of Randall Drive was later found to be connected to a report of shots fired in the area when an incident was being investigated in the 100 block of Shelby Drive.
• a burglary of a commercial building was reported in the 700 block of Highway 7 North. Prior to the break-in, phone lines were ripped out and an electric meter removed. Then burglars broke out the back door window to gain entry. A safe, garbage can, and cash were taken. A digital camera and electric meter appeared to have been taken but were later discovered in an outside area.
• a hit and run accident was reported in the parking lot at Walmart.
• malicious mischief was reported in the 800 block of Highway 7 North.
• a commercial building was burglarized in the 100 block of West College Avenue. Entry was gained by breaking through the rear door. A cash register was damaged and some loose change, a DVD player and CDs were reported missing.
• a commercial building was burglarized in the 100 block of West College Avenue. Entry was gained through a window after the air conditioner was pushed out of the window. Some change was missing and costly damage was done to equipment and property.
Other activities for the week included issuing citations for - driving while licenses suspended, 2; no driver’s license/expired driver’s license, 5; no proof of liability insurance, 9; speeding, 2; no tag/expired tag, 1; DUI, 1; other violations, 2.
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