Shoplifters caught in parking lot

In the parking lot of the Bargain Shop, on July 9 at 5:15 p.m., an employee called out to police, “theft” and pointed at two women

In the parking lot of the Bargain Shop, on July 9 at 5:15 p.m., an employee called out to police, “theft” and pointed at two women leaving the store.

The women, ages 36 and 56, were detained, arrested and charged with shoplifting.

It’s been alleged they were putting items into their purses.

Erratic driver charged with impairment

There was a complaint of an erratic driver on 46 Street July 9 at 8 p.m.

The maroon Pontiac Trans Am was swerving across the road and was in and out of the ditch several times.

The vehicle was pulled over and the 36-year-old male driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving.

Truck obtains two complaints in one night

Police received a complaint of an intoxicated driver along Highway 53, near Mecca Glen School, who ran a stop sign, on July 10 at 8 p.m. The vehicle was also involved in another complaint that night when it ran out of gas.

Police located the red Dodge half ton and its two male occupants. Neither was impaired and there were no grounds for any charges.

Youth caught after being on school roof

There was a complaint made about four youths being on the roof of the St. Augustine School on July 11 around 9:40 p.m.

Police located two male youths in the area. One admitted to being on the roof and the other to being on the school grounds.

Both were given warnings.

Impaired driver caught

Police charged and arrested an impaired driver who was coming from the Leland Hotel, July 11 around 2 a.m.

There was a complaint made that the man was heavily intoxicated in the hotel and 20 minutes later his vehicle was seen driving through town.

The man has been charged with impaired driving.

Intoxicated males found in golf cart

On July 12 police received a complaint at 1 a.m. that three drunks in a golf cart were parked in front of Boston Pizza.

When police arrived two males were found in the cart that was now at the rear of the building. No keys were located for the cart. The cart belonged to one of the men.

Both men were arrested and the cart was towed.

Traffic stop finds drugs

At 5:44 p.m., on July 13, 11 grams of marijuana was found in a vehicle that was stopped at a traffic stop on Highway 611.

The driver of the vehicle was charged with speeding and possession of a controlled substance.

Shoplifter walks out with flip-flops

Police received a call from the Bargain Shop at 8:10 p.m. on July 13 that a shoplifter was stealing flip-flops.

The complainant said the female shoplifter had left her old flip-flops at the store and left with stolen ones.

A 19-year-old woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

Wheels fall off travelling motorhome

The rear wheels on a motorhome came off and hit three other vehicles on July 15 at 7:39 p.m.

Two rear wheels of a 1977 motorhome fell off, due to lug nut failure, on Highway 2, half a mile south of Gee road.

Those involved in the accident sustained no injuries.

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