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Linton Police Department Activity Log

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Linton Police Department's activity log for Monday included one follow-up investigation, one request for information, one school or foot patrol, one report of animal cruelty, two accidents with personal injury, one medical/illness call, one alarm, one animal complaint, one assist to another agency, one complaint of harassment, one traffic control detail, one extra patrol and one ordinance violation.

* Jan. 20 -- A vehicle believed to have been exceeding the speed limit at approximately 1:20 a.m. was westbound on State Road 54 when it went off the roadway right after it passed the Linton Police Department, then jumped a curb in front of the Linton Fire Department, flattening a tire, and continued until it hit a street light on the corner of NW 3rd Street.

Kyle R. Bedwell, 19, Linton, was operating a tan 2000 Chevrolet Blazer with three passengers onboard when the crash occurred.

The police report states it is unknown whether the occupants were wearing seatbelts but no injuries were reported.

The report says the front driver's side tire went flat and the driver said he attempted to compensate for the pulling of the vehicle, overcorrected and struck the curb on the north side of the highway. That caused the front passenger side tire to go flat as well.

The vehicle then continued traveling west while off the roadway before it struck the street light, then kept going and came to rest on the west side of NW 3rd St.

The police report states the vehicle was believed to have been speeding due to the distance traveled after the tire went flat and the curb strike.

The driver's physical status appeared to be normal and no breath tests were given.

Total damage caused by the accident was estimated between $1,000-2,500.

LPD Cpl. Chad Crynes was the investigating officer.

LPD Officer Tom Jerrels assisted on the scene.

* Jan. 25 -- Drake D. Hobbs, 30, Linton, was arrested on a warrant and was booked in to the Greene County Jail by LPD Officer Tom Jerrels.

Jerrels was on patrol on State Road 54 around 1 a.m. when he saw Hobbs cleaning off the rear window of a black GMC Jimmy at the Sunoco gas station. The officer was aware there was an active warrant out for the arrest of Hobbs and contacted dispatch for confirmation.

Hobbs left the station and was stopped on SR 54 just north of County Road 150N, taken into custody and transported.

The warrant was issued on a petition to revoke his probation on an original conviction of attempted dealing in methamphetamine, a class B felony.

Hobbs, whose occupation was listed as "unemployed" on the jail booking form, was being held without bond.