Blytheville Police Reports

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.

Friday, Dec. 1

— Police took a theft report. The victim was defrauded of $700 from a transaction on Craigslist. The offender sent the victim a $3,800 check for the items that she was selling, and asked the victim to send $700 of the money to a mover, which she did. The victim was notified that the $3,800 check was not good. The offender claimed that there must be an issue with her bank, and asked for another $600. The victim refused to send anymore money and contacted police.

— Officers cited Martez Johnson and Tayvon Wilson on battery charges in the 1700 block of Hearn.

— Police took a theft of services (electricity) in the 2000 block of Hearn.

— Officers took a theft report (phone) in the 300 block of Madison.

— Police arrested Teressa Jordan on domestic battery, carrying a prohibited weapon and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) charges in the 2400 block of West McHaney. Police responded to Great River Medical Center where Jordan’s infant child was being treated for black eyes and a swollen, bruised face. The two complainants said they went to the child’s home to get the child. When they asked Jordan how the child sustained the injuries, she told them that she was arguing with some guys and fell while holding the child, the report said. The complainants would take the child to the hospital. After seeing the child’s condition at Great River Medical Center, police relocated to the West McHaney residence and arrested Jordan, who claimed that the child had only one swollen eye that was a result of Jordan accidentally elbowing the infant while applying makeup. At the scene, police discovered a stun gun and marijuana. Officers contacted the Child Abuse Hotline.

— Police took a terroristic threatening report in the 5400 block of Village.

— Police investigated a theft report ($2,400) in the 100 block of South Porter.

— Officers arrested Robert Smith, 48, and Michael Smith, 39, on possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia charges following a traffic stop on Henderson.

— Police arrested TW Taylor, 68, on possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and pills) during a traffic stop at Millan and Brandon streets.

Saturday, Dec. 2

— Police investigated a battery report in the 1200 block of East Cherry.

— Police investigated a commercial burglary at H&H Business on Broadway. Two laptops were reported missing.

— Officers took a criminal mischief report in the 800 block of Hearn.

— Police investigated a burglary in the 1500 block of Hearn. Missing were clothes, a ladder, children’s Christmas presents, a collectible knife set and car charger.

Sunday, Dec. 3

— Police took a criminal mischief report in the 600 block of East Walnut.

— Police took a theft report (gun and $1,000 cash) in the 700 block of Wheeler.

— Police investigated a domestic battery report in the 2300 block of Kenwood.

— Officers arrested John Roche, 53, on aggravated assault and refusal to submit charges in the 200 block of East Davis. According to the police report, police responded to a domestic disturbance. Roche allegedly refused to let the victim inside the home, and an officer identified himself and knocked on the door. “I heard a male inside state something about putting a bullet in me,” the reporting officer wrote. The officer backed away from the door and called for backup. “As I was backing away the curtains on the door came open and a white male identified as John Roche was pointing what appeared to be a shotgun at me through the glass in the door,” the report said. The officer drew his weapon, Roche closed the curtains and then opened the front door. The report said Roche didn’t comply with the officer’s demands to lay on the ground, and the officer held him at gunpoint until another officer arrived. Both officers were able to force Roche to the ground and arrest him. Roche claimed the gun was fake, then said it was not fake but doesn’t function. The report said the gun was not loaded.

Monday, Dec. 4

— Police took an aggravated robbery report at Walker Park. The victim said when he met the offender at the park, the man asked for $20, and the victim told him he would not give him the money. The offender then pointed a gun at the victim’s head, and he gave the offender the money. The offender ran towards Main Street.

— Police arrested Donald Riley, 29, on charges of tampering with evidence, refusal to submit to arrest, improper parking and driving while license is suspended in the 300 block of 16th Street.

— Police arrested Frank Bailey, 60, on charges of possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine and marijuana), driving while license is suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1100 block of West Walnut. The report said Bailey has been accused of driving on suspended license nine times.

— Officers took a theft report ($200 cash and 125 total pills) in the 1100 block of Willow.

— Police took a criminal mischief report in the 800 block of South Clark.

— Police took a terroristic threatening report in the 800 block of East Main.

— Officers took a theft report (eight windows, door and hot water heater) in the 1200 block of East Cherry.

— Police took a breaking or entering report in the 1100 block of South Division.

— Police investigated a dog bite report in the 600 block of Boone. The report said a neighbor’s dog bit a child who was taken to Great River Medical Center for treatment. The complainant said the dog gets out of the fence and chases children as they get off of the bus in the afternoon.

— Officers arrested Lamin Clay on resisting arrest charges.

— Police arrested Marshall Williams, 46, on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot, failure to submit to arrest and driving on suspended license in the 600 block of Walnut. While investigating a domestic call, an officer said Williams backed out a driveway while he was in the path of the vehicle and he had to step to the left to prevent from being hit, as the officer was pointing his firearm at the offender. Officers chased Williams to a dead end on East Walnut and he fled on foot, the report said. Police took him into custody at Ruddle and Main.

— Police took a harassment report in the 5000 block of Hemlock.

— Officers took a harassment report in the 900 block of North 6th.

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