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home : local news : local news August 20, 2017

8/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
Crime Watch for August 9, 2017
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Man charged with theft of television from Walmart

An Oak Hill area man has been charged with Theft in Jackson after he allegedly removed a television from the Jackson Walmart store without paying for it. A Walmart store employee contacted Jackson Police at 1:31 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 after a male suspect allegedly was seen pushing a television out of the store without paying for it. A store employee reportedly asked him if he had a receipt, but he continued into the parking lot, put the television into a vehicle and drove away, and was last seen turning southbound on State Route 93. In a review of the surveillance video, a Jackson Police officer recognized the suspect as possibly being Ronald Gibbs, 49, of 1531 Shaffer Road, Oak Hill. Police asked for the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and deputies went to the Shaffer Road residence and discovered the stolen television still in the box. Police said Gibbs admitted taking the television and said he made a mistake in doing so. He also said he intended to give it to his girlfriend so her two small children could enjoy a television.

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Teenage driver cited after wreck in Jackson

Jackson Police officers were on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck which occurred at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the intersection of South and Gay streets. Police report that a car driven by a 17-year-old male failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a pickup truck driven by Lester McClurg, 90, of 51 Park St., Jackson. There were no injuries and damages were listed as moderate to the car and minor to the pickup truck. Police cited the 17-year-old male with a Stop Sign Violation.

Driver cited for Faulty Exhaust after traffic stop

At 8:02 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, Jackson Police officers initiated a traffic stop on Veterans Drive after spotting a vehicle being driven with a faulty exhaust system. The driver was identified as Valerie Tedrow, 26, of 22 W. Wood Ave., Apartment 8, Jackson, and the officer noted in his report that she had been stopped and issued a warning several times before for the faulty exhaust system. It was also noted her vehicle registration sticker was improperly placed on the front of the vehicle. Police cited her with Faulty Exhaust.

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