A traffic stop in Jackson led to a Coalton woman also being served an outstanding warrant at 8:09 a.m. Saturday, June 10. A Jackson Police Department cruiser was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Broadway and East Main streets when a vehicle in front began to back up and almost struck the cruiser. A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Andrea Gray, 31, of 25-½ Broadway St., Coalton. Officers determined she had failed to reinstate her driver's license after it had been suspended and that she was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Jackson Police Department for Failure To Appear for a hearing at Jackson County Municipal Court on March 16. She was cited for Driving Under Suspension and served the warrant. She was to have been held in custody until posting bond.
Young Jackson man charged with Theft
A young Jackson man has been charged with Theft after an alleged shoplifting attempt at a Jackson convenience store on Saturday, June 10. At 5:29 p.m., Jackson Police officers were called to the Midway Quick Mart at 137 E. Huron St., where store employees had detained a shoplifting suspect, Ashton Hatten, 19, of 137 B Florence Ave., Jackson. He was accused of attempting to steal two snack cakes and a can of Pringles. He admitted to the attempt and told officers he did it because he was hungry. However, Hatten is a suspect in two other recent thefts, including the theft of some city street signs found at his residence. For now, police charged him with Theft for the Midway Quick Mart incident.
Truck vandalized while parked at Eddie Jones Park
The Jackson Police Department is investigating a reported incident of vehicle vandalism which occurred at the city's Eddie Jones Park on Harding Avenue on Monday evening, June 12. Timothy W. Hall of 120 South High St., Jackson, reported that his truck was vandalized while it was parked at the park during a period while he was watching a ballgame. When he returned to the truck, he found several scratch marks, including an inscribed message of "I'll kill you" on one of the fenders.
JPD seeks to identify woman who took wallet
The Jackson Police Department is attempting to identify the woman who picked up and apparently kept a man's wallet she found at a local grocery store. Police say the incident occurred at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the Jackson Kroger store at 530 E. Main St. Charles H. Hughes, Jr. of 301 Triumph St., Jackson paid for groceries at one of the self-checkout stations, but left with his wallet still laying on the register. The wallet contained $370 in cash and other personal cards. Video surveillance revealed that a woman using that self-checkout station a short time later picked up the wallet and attempted to hand it to a man who was with her, but he appeared to refuse to take it. She then placed the wallet in her bag of groceries and they left the store together.