The White County Sheriff’s Department has been busy investigating reports of Theft and Criminal Damage to Property. On Tuesday, June 14th, Sgt Craig Poole responded to a call from the Crossville Post Office in regards to the theft of mail. Rebecca M Young told Poole that an employee of the Post Office, Rebecca B Downs of Grayville, had found mail in the trash can of the lobby. Young reported that 9 post office boxes were believed to have been effected in some way. Those numbers are #223,248,310,329,369,507 and 555. The report states that it is unclear how the boxes may have been entered as no forced entry was observed. The postal service employees contacted all the individuals who had mail thrown in the trash and they had advised that they had not done it. No forced entry had been noticed on the building or doors. The employees are not sure how the mail ended up in the trash. It was reported that two checks might be missing from the mail. A report was made and is on file at the WCSD.
On Wednesday, June 15th, Sergeant Craig Poole spoke with Logan M Ray of 106 N Elliot Street in Crossville about a theft that had occurred at his residence. Logan told Poole that sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. a moped was taken from his property. Logan described the moped as Fabtech Black and Blue in color with a luggage rack. He told Poole that he did not have the license or VIN number but would try to get them. The value of the moped was around $600. Logan said he believed the Village of Crossville had security cameras that might have observed the incident on his property.
Also on the June 15th, a report of theft was made by Albert Rusty Walsh of 1484 County Road 1500 N of Carmi in regards to a battery being stolen off of a tractor during the night. He told Sgt. Poole that the tractor was last seen on June 14th at around 5:00 p.m. Walsh said he discovered the battery was missing from the tractor the next morning at around 5:30 a.m. The battery is valued at $150.
Then on Thursday, June 16th, Sgt Craig Poole was notified by dispatch of a request for law enforcement at 725 Shipley Street in Carmi. Poole arrived and spoke with James E Kuykendall who reported the theft of a homemade trailer. Kuykendall said the metal trailer was about 6×8 feet and had no plates. He told Poole that the trailer was taken sometime after June 14th in the evening hours and discovered missing around 9:00 a.m the following morning.
And on Sunday June 19th, Deputy Capeheart with the WCSD received a call that Stanley Hill of Norris City wanted to file a report of Criminal Damage to Property after it was discovered that someone had been being donuts in the Powell Baptist Church parking lot. Hill reported that rocks being thrown from the tires had damaged siding on the church and left debris on the sidewalks of the church. Hill stated that he wanted a report to be done so that there was a record of the incident on file for insurance purposes. The report was taken over the phone. The investigation is ongoing at this time.