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KPD Probes Accidents
March 18, 2009 - An accident on U.S. 40 near Dorsey Court, Knightstown, was investigated by Officer Joseph Radcliff on March 7. Christopher A. Garrett of Knightstown told the officer that he was traveling eastbound on U.S. 40 and fell asleep at the wheel. He woke up after his truck went into the ditch along the road and he was unable to regain control before hitting a culvert at 9109 W. U.S. 40.
Damage to the 1996 Dodge Ram truck was estimated at $5,000.
Another accident was investigated by Officer Joe Radcliff on March 12 at Main and Franklin Sts.
Mathew K. Gross of Carthage told the officer that was traveling eastbound on Main when he stopped to make a left turn onto Franklin and was rear-ended by another car.
Breanna H. Swincher of Knightstown, driver of the other car, told the officer that she was eastbound on Main and took her eyes off the road. When she looked back, she saw the Jeep stopped on Main St. but was unable to stop before running into the vehicle.
Damages to the 2002 Jeep Wrangler driven by Gross and Swincher’s 1999 Honda Accord were estimated at $5,000.
Megan Hoff of Shirley called police and alerted personnel at the Dollar General Store on March 16 that a cart blown by the wind caused minor scratches and dents on the passenger side of her vehicle. Damages sustained were less than $1,000 but a report was made by Officer Joe Radcliff for insurance purposes.
Officer Joe Radcliff was advised of a property damage accident March 16 when Mathew B. Willey of Knightstown went to the Knightstown Police Station to report an accident at Franklin and Brown Sts. He told the officer that he was turning right on E. Brown from N. Franklin St. and moved over too far for on-coming traffic and side-swiped a parked vehicle on Brown. He said he could not locate the owner. With the help of police, it was determined that the vehicle was registered to Penny Shaneyfelt of Knightstown. No estimate of damage was available.
Suzanne Holthouser was arrested March 2 at her apartment on 322 S. Madison St., Knightstown. Another resident in the building had called police when he noticed a dresser belonging to Holthouser stored in the basement close to the furnace. The dresser, missing some drawers, had a marijuana pipe in an open space which prompted the resident to call police.
Holthouser agreed to let the police search her apartment. Officer Derek Hall found marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, scales and five firearms, which were seized. Holthouser was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. She was transported to the Henry County Jail.
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