THE COP SHOP
Not the floorboard ladies!
Putting your handbag on the floorboard of your car does not create a theft-free zone around it, a woman found out early Monday. The woman left her car in a restaurant parking lot from about 11:30 p.m. Sunday to 12:30 a.m. Monday. She placed her handbag on the floor. When she went back to her car she found that someone had smashed out a window and had taken the purse. Police advise that if a handbag absolutely must be left in a vehicle, you should lock it in the trunk.
1100 block of Dallas Drive - An officer stopped a car about 10:30 p.m. because it had a headlight burned out. The driver was carrying an occupational driver's license, but he did not have the required certified court order stating the hours he could drive with him. He was arrested and taken to jail.
100 block of West Hickory Street - A restaurant employee reported that someone stole $350 in sales and tip money Monday night.
600 block of Bradshaw Street - Police checked out a man acting suspiciously near a park about 4 a.m. Monday and noticed that he threw a backpack down on the ground when he saw them coming. They looked in the backpack and found drug paraphernalia. In the man's clothing they found 11.5 grams of methamphetamines. They charged the man with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.