LINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Linton Police Department's activity log on Thursday included nine information only requests, one after-hours assist to the utility department, one school/foot patrol, one structure fire, two accidents with property damage, one funeral escort, one lost and found, six medical/illness, one alarm, four animal complaints, one welfare check/concern, one fingerprint-misc., one animal/canine removed and seven traffic stops.
* Jan. 10 -- There were no injuries reported in a one vehicle accident on 4th St. NW at 5:52 a.m. Mallory Ferree, 20, Sullivan, driving a 1998 Hyundai Accent, said she was talking on the cell phone and did not realize that the road came to a "T" so failed to stop, damaging her car, a fence and a gas meter. Damage was estimated at $2500-5000. Cell phone usage was listed as the primary cause of the accident. LPD Patrolman Jayson Smith was the investigating officer.
* Jan. 11 -- An incident of criminal mischief on city property was reported by the City of Linton at 3 a.m. from the Conservation Club. The reporting party said they could hear an engine running in the area and police then found a blue Ford truck stuck on the hillside located on the east end of the property. The driver said he swerved to miss a deer but evidence showed where he had been driving up and down the hillside "mudding" and had caused damage to the property and to the truck. The driver was advised he would be held responsible for damages and could possibly face criminal charges. LPD Patrolman Jayson Smith was the investigating officer.