Thursday, December 30, 2010
Holly Springs police busy during holiday season
The Holly Springs Police Department sent officers to 76 calls last week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Those included – shots fired, 4; assaults, 5; domestic, 6; disturbances, 4; alarms, 4; funerals, 10; burglaries, 1; thefts, 2; welfare checks, 1; and miscellaneous, 36.
Two people were arrested, Pearson said.
Damontez A. Johnson, 23, of the 2800 block of Marianna Road, was arrested and charged with a molesting incident, he said.
Derrick Tunstall, 44, of the 2900 block of Knight Road, Memphis, Tenn., was arrested in connection with forgery charges filed in October, the chief said.
Police responded to the following incidents:
Sunday, Dec. 19
• a pedestrian was accidentally struck by a vehicle on Randall Street. The driver took the pedestrian to the hospital and no charges were filed.
• a domestic violence incident was reported in the 100 block of North Memphis Street. No charges were filed, but a protection order was filed against the alleged offender.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
• a molestation of a 3-year-old was reported in the West Woodward area. An arrest was made.
• a burglary of an old house used for storage was reported in the 100 block of Feathers Street. No evidence of forced entry was found. Missing were a weedeater, hedge clippers, a drill, a chain saw, a nail gun, a cap press, and two cameras with lens and movie projector. All items were recovered and the case was turned over to detectives for further investigation.
• a Marshall County Correctional Facility officer was charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility.
• a residence was burglarized in the 400 block of South Center Street. Detectives are investigating the burglary.
• a report of telephone harassment was made in the 400 block of Coopwood Drive. No charges were filed.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
• a telephone harassment was reported in the 200 block of North Walthall Street. No charges have been filed.
Wednesday, Dec. 23
• a false pretense was reported in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Drive. No charges were filed.
Thursday, Dec. 24
• a false pretense was reported in the 900 block of Highway 7 South. The matter is under investigation.
• a tire and rim were reported stolen from an inoperable vehicle parked in a yard in the 100 block of Randall Drive. The case is still under investigation.
• a domestic violence report was made in the 900 block of Mackie Drive. An arrest was made.
• a shoplifting was reported in the 200 block of North Memphis Street. Some merchandise was returned and the rest was paid for. No charges have been filed.
Friday, Dec. 25
• tires and rims were stolen off a vehicle in the 100 block of Shelby Drive. Investigation is ongoing.
• an aggravated assault was reported in the North Center Street alley when a chain saw was used to hit a male subject on the head. The suspect is alleged to have attempted to crank the chain saw while the victim was down. Victim regained consciousness and ran away. Charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
Officers reported these additional activities – contempt arrests, 6; driving while licenses suspended, two with arrests; no proof of liability insurance, 4; DUI first, 1 arrest; domestic violence/simple assault, 2 arrests, one pursuant to incident in October; no driver’s license, 2 with arrests; harassment, 1; speeding, 4; careless driving, 1: seatbelt violation, 2; and no/expired tag, 3.
Pearson said a phone scam, believed to be originating out of California, has been reported.
“The caller will advise you that he is an attorney and he is going through Superior Court of California and will tell you that you owe money,” said Pearson. “They will ask for your credit card number, the expiration date, and the three numbers on the back of the card. They will threaten you with arrest if you don’t send them the money.”
Pearson said do not respond to the caller; hang up the phone and call police.
The number of the Holly Springs Police Station is 662-252-2122.
The number of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is 662-252-1311. Marshall County Crime Stoppers may be reached at 1-800-729-2169. The call to Crime Stoppers is a toll-free call.
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