Linton Police Department

Monday, February 14, 2011


The Linton Police Department's activity log for Thursday included one assist to the utility department after hours, one transport of documentation, one missing or runaway juvenile, one medical/illness, two alarms, two animal complaints, one prowler, six arrests-wanted on warrants, one domestic dispute, one open garage door and one traffic stop.

The Linton Police Department's activity log for Friday through Sunday included one incident of trespassing, four requests for information, two fights, two juvenile/delinquent, eight assists to the utility department after hours, one custody dispute/exchange, one incident of criminal mischief, one report of shots fired, two civil complaints, two missing or runaway juveniles, two accidents with property damage, one funeral escort, one lost and found, four off-road vehicle complaints, three medical/illness, five animal complaints, one VIN check, three suspicious vehicles/persons, two assists to another agency, one possibly intoxicated driver, one theft, one welfare check/concern, one motor vehicle theft, three arrests-wanted on warrants, five domestic disputes and 18 traffic stops.

* Jan. 30 -- Daniel N. Blankenship, 25, Linton was arrested on a warrant issued out of Kentucky for non-payment of child support. The LPD received information that Blankenship was at a residence on NE 4th St. in Linton and LPD Cpl. Chad Crynes and Officer Thomas A. Jerrels went to the residence at approximately 9:35 p.m. where the Blankenship was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Greene County Jail where he was held without bond while awaiting transfer to Kentucky where his bond was set at $5,500.

* Feb. 4 -- Police were investigating a theft from the AutoZone store involving a customer who had a pair of sunglasses in his pocket and attempted to walk out without paying for them. An alarm went off when he exited and he came back in and paid for the glasses. But then he went in to the store's restroom them back out. When he left the store the alarm went off again. He is suspected of taking RCA audio cables, a knife and a pair of gloves. The case remains active. LPD Officer Debbie McDonald was the investigating officer.

* Feb. 8 -- A gun was reportedly stolen from the residence of a recently deceased person in Linton. The gun was a .22-cal. single action revolver with a black and pearl handle and the words "Miami Florida" on the gun. LPD Det. Sgt. Keith McDonald is the investigating officer.

* Feb. 13 -- An incident involving a traffic light box at the corner of NE A and 12th Streets remains under investigation. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Inman reported he observed some subjects next to the traffic light box when the lights started flashing red. When he inquired about what had occurred, a 16-year-old male stated that he punched the box. There was no visible damage but officers are waiting to determine if it was damaged. The juvenile was transported to his residence by Officer Rodney Bredeweg. The investigating officer was LPD Cpl. Chad Crynes.