Metropolis Police Department

  • Agency: Metropolis Police Department
  • Address: 1020 Broadway Street, Metropolis, 62960 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (618)524-2310
Fax: 618-524-2392

Metropolis Police Department is located at 1020 Broadway Street, Metropolis, 62960 IL. The Metropolis Police Department phone number is (618)524-2310.

Metropolis Police Department News

I have posted this before, but maybe time for a reminder. The Metropolis Police will continue random bus route checks. We will have a zero tolerance attitude towards the violators. Our children should be treated like the precious cargo they are. ~ Director Harry Masse

RUMOR CONTROL: I had our officers following some school buses today. no threat. just watching for stop arm violators due to the number of incidents lately. Just being proactive.

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, October 21-27, 2018; October 23, 2018 At 3:42am, A Metropolis Sergeant stopped a purple Chevrolet HHR for loud exhaust on 10th and Market. A computer check showed that the registration belonged on a red Jeep. A computer check on the driver, Dakota E. Richardson,21, Metropolis revealed that he was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for failure to appear reference an unlawful use of weapons charge. The Sergeant also observed a small child asleep on the back seat unrestrained. Richardson was arrested on the warrant and charged with failure to restrain a child, and unlawful use of registration. Richardson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Amanda E. Faslo,42, Metropolis was arrested in the 200 block of W. 5th St. Faslo was wanted on two warrants. The warrants were issued by Massac County for Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property. Faslo was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 24, 2018 At 12:20am, A Metropolis Officer observed Donald Ray Gilbert,50, Metropolis walking out of Huck’s. The officer was aware that Gilbert was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Union County, IL for Retail Theft. The officer approached Gilbert and informed him that he was being arrested for the warrant. Gilbert fled on foot and a chase ensued. After a couple of blocks Gilbert attempted to climb a fence. After being warned to stop which he ignored, a Taser was deployed. Gilbert was then taken into custody. Gilbert was charged with the warrant and resisting arrest. Gilbert was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. A Metropolis Sergeant stopped a green Ford for traffic violations on Catherine and 10th St. A computer check on the driver, Paul S. Tabb,31, Metropolis revealed that his driver’s license was suspended. The Sergeant could also detect a strong odor of Cannabis. Tabb was arrested and a search revealed a set of brass knuckles in his pocket. A search of the vehicle found a bag containing 24 baggies containing Cannabis as well as some other substances. Tabb was arrested for Driving while suspended, Possession of Cannabis with the intent to deliver and unlawful possession of brass knuckles by a felon. Pending the drug analysis by the ISP Crime Lab additional charges are pending. Tabb was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 27, 2018 A Metropolis Officer stopped a white Hyundai SUV on Ferry at 6th St. A computer check revealed that the registration had been cancelled. A computer check on the driver, Shawna Gail Ingram, 36, Metropolis revealed that her driver’s license was suspended. She was arrested and charged with driving with cancelled registration, driving while license suspended and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Ingram was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The Metropolis K-9 Officer stopped a gold colored Chevrolet on Ferry at 11th St., for a defective headlight. A computer check revealed that the driver, Lonnie R. Harrell,43, Metropolis had a suspended driver’s license. Harrel was arrested and taken to the Metropolis Police Dept. for processing. He was released on bond. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

Due to heavy rain forecasted - Trick or Treating is being moved up to Tuesday, October 30 for Metropolis. 5PM - 8PM. PLEASE SHARE!!!!!!!

From the Office of the Diretor of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, October 14-20, 2018; October 14, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called the Citgo on E. 5th St. Officers arrested Latroy McIntosh, 35, Metropolis. McIntosh was charged with Criminal Trespass to Property. He had been previously trespassed from the property and returned. McIntosh was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to Acee’s Truck Stop for a trespassing complaint. Daren M. Kidd,34, Metropolis was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property after returning onto the property. Kidd had been previously trespassed from Acee’s property. Kidd was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 15, 2018 Metropolis Police received a call from a citizen reporting suspicious activity where a young male jumped out of a black SUV ran behind a house and then got back into the vehicle and it sped off. The Metropolis K-9 Officer observed a black Jeep SUV with a broken taillight near 6th and Scott. A traffic stop was conducted. The Officer observed the driver, Katherine E. Wasson, 48, Metropolis and a 15-year-old passenger who fit the description of the earlier incident. While talking to the juvenile, the officer was informed that the juvenile had a controlled substance on him. (Clonazepam as well as Meth and paraphernalia.) A search of the vehicle found a baggie containing Meth in the glove box. Inside Wasson’s purse, a controlled substance (Tramadol) was found. Both were charged with Possession of Meth, Possession of a Controlled Substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wasson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The 15-year-old was released to a parent. October 16, 2018 Metropolis Police arrested Coryaunta Demond Rhodes, 25, Metropolis at his residence in the 600 block of Kennedy Dr. Rhodes was wanted on 2 McCracken County, KY warrants. The warrants were issued for robbery and Assault. Rhodes was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 17, 2018 A Metropolis K-9 officer stopped a white Jeep SUV. The registration on the Jeep belonged on an Oldsmobile. The driver, Timothy R. Puckett, 32, Paducah, KY was wanted on a Massac County warrant. The warrant was issued for Theft. Puckett was also charged with Operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, driving a vehicle with suspended registration and improper use of registration. Puckett was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 18, 2018 A Metropolis Officer stopped a Silver Honda Civic on E.5th at the Spence Apartments. The registration plates belonged on a different vehicle. Investigation revealed that the plates were suspended. The driver, alexander A Canales, 39, Metropolis did not have a valid IL driver’s license, or proof of insurance. Canales was arrested and charged with no valid IL driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, suspended registration and unlawful use of registration. Canales was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 20, 2018 A Metropolis Officer stopped a purple Jeep SUV on E. 5th and Yasoda. The registration on the Jeep came back to a 1995 Ford. A computer check on the driver, Charles D Anderson,50, Brookport, IL revealed that he had a revoked driver’s license and a warrant. The warrant was issued by Fulton Co, KY for Failure to appear. Officers also found two open containers of beer. Anderson was arrested and charged with the warrant as well as Driving while license revoked, No valid registration, operation of an uninsured vehicle, unlawful use of registration and illegal transportation of open alcohol. Anderson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. And in the category of some people never learn, Latroy L. McIntosh, 35, was arrested in the parking lot of Citgo. The clerk called to report that he was back on the property after being trespassed numerous times. Officers located him in the parking lot and arrested him for Criminal Trespass. McIntosh was again, lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

Tomorrow starts the kickoff for the annual Encampment. Please slow down and watch out for pedestrians. Please be good hosts and show our guest some Metropolis pride.

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrst Summary, October 7-13, 2018; October 7, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to the SuperSuds Laundry on E. 5th St. Officers spoke with the owner who advised that someone had tried to break into some of the machines and caused damage. Officers looked at the machines and could see where the offenders attempted to break into them. Considerable amount of damage was caused to the machines. Officers viewed video surveillance which captured the event. Offers recognized the offender as Dustin C Sommer, 26, Metropolis. Jacqueline D. Oliver, 44 was also recognized as the “look out”. Sommer and Oliver were tracked down and charged with criminal damage to property, attempted burglary and theft from coin operated machines. They were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 8, 2018 Metropolis Offices located and arrested Raymond B Derry, 33, Brookport, IL. Derry was being sought on a charge of Domestic Battery which had occurred earlier in the 1000 block of Simmons. Derry was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 9, 2018 Metropolis Police arrested James DE Bradley, 21, Metropolis at the Huck’s gas station. Bradley was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Retail Theft. A search found a black zippered case on his person. It contained a needle/syringe which tested positive for Meth. Bradley was also charged with possession of Meth and drug paraphernalia. Bradley was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to a residence in the 1200 block of E. 7th St. The caller, a repossesser, stated that he had been shot at. Upon arrival, the victim and a witness stated that they were at the residence trying to repossess a Jeep. A subject later identified as Louis A Cozzie, 55, Metropolis had come out of the house yelling and threatening. The victim and witness then saw Cozzie had something in his hand and they hear two loud pops which they believed to be gunfire. Cozzie stated that he had thrown firecrackers, however, there was no evidence of any fireworks on the ground. Cozzie was charged with Disorderly Conduct and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 10, 2018 Jordan C McVickers, 27, Metropolis was arrested outside the Spence Apartments. McVickers was wanted on a Massac County warrant. The warrant was for Domestic Battery. McVickers was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 11, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a residence in the 900 block of Catherine. A neighbor called to report the sounds of glass breaking and items being thrown out the window. Upon arrival, Officers could hear that someone was still in the house. Offices observed a female and had her exit the home. The subject was identified as Jessica B McReynolds, 39, Metropolis. The homeowner arrived, and officers went with her into the residence. They observed a considerable amount of damage inside the home. McReynolds was charged with Burglary, Criminal Damage to property, and Criminal Trespass. McReynolds was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 12, 2018 At 7:41 pm, the Metropolis Police Chief observed a tan Toyota traveling S/B on North Ave from 11th St, which is the wrong way down a one-way street. A traffic stop was conducted. A computer check on the driver, Daniel R. Cooney,44, Paducah, KY revealed that his driver’s license was revoked. The license plates were expired since November 2017. Cooney was arrested and charged with driving while license revoked, no valid registration and driving wrong way down a one-way street. Cooney was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center pending bond. A 15-year-old juvenile was arrested for Domestic Battery. Metropolis Officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of E. 3rd. Officers learned that the juvenile had broken the glasses of her grandmother and bit another sister. Massac County Mental Health was called and the juvenile was turned over to them for follow up and counseling. October 13, 2018 Metropolis Police were called to a residence in the Spence Apartments. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had fled the apartment. She stated that Clifford Van Reed, 44, Metropolis forced his way in while she was watching TV with her son. When she tried to leave, he threw her on the couch several times and took her phone. Reed had been previously trespassed from the property. The victim was able to escape and ran to Citgo to call police. Officers were able to locate Reed at his residence on E. 7th St. Reed was informed he was under arrest and resisted. A fight ensued, and Reed was taken into custody. Reed was charged with Domestic Battery, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespass and Criminal Damage to property. Reed was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

Thank you to Creations The Florists for your beautiful card and basket of goodies. Your timing is perfect! We truly appreciate your support.

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, September 30 – October 6, 2018; September 30, 2018 A Metropolis Officer observed a silver Subaru traveling W/B on US $% at Massac Creek bridge. The vehicle had a defective headlight and expired registration. A computer check on the driver, Mindy Leeann Regan, 34, Metropolis revealed that her driver’s license was suspended. She was also wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Johnson County, IL for failure to appear. Regan was arrested and charged with the warrant, driving while suspended, expired registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 2, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance at Massac Memorial Hospital. Offices were informed that Chad M. Click, 21, Metropolis was at the hospital causing a disturbance, and threatened to come back and shoot the victim in the face. The victim who was upset said she feared he would come back and carry out the threat. The victim also stated she would sign a complaint. Click was located walking a few blocks away. Click was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 5, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a traffic crash on 19th St near Old Marion Rd. Officers were advised that a green GMC pick-up truck fled the scene and a witness was following it. The pick-up truck became disabled in the 1800 block of McCrary and the driver fled on foot. The caller further stated that the offender had a large knife in his back pocket. Officers were able to locate the offender, recognized as RJ Russell Cross, 24, Metropolis on North Ave near 19th St. He was taken into custody without incident and a large kitchen knife was taken from him. Cross was charged with No valid driver’s license, leaving the scene of a accident, Reckless driving and DUI. Cross was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. A passenger in the other vehicle involved in the crash, Davarr Q. Shannon, 29, Brookport was wanted on 2 warrants. The warrants were issued by Massac County for driving while suspended and resisting or obstructing a police officer. Shannon was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. October 6, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to the 700 block of E. 12th. Officers met with the caller who stated that he located his red lawn wagon that had been stolen. The wagon was located next to an apartment. The caller stated that he believed that the wagon was stolen by Justin L. Hornback, 27, Metropolis. He further stated that he had told Hornback that he could not have the wagon. Officers went to the apartment and located the wagon and Hornback. Hornback had been previously trespassed from the property by Massac County Housing Authority. A computer check revealed that there were two warrants issued for him. The first was from Pope County, IL for theft. The second warrant was issued by Massac County for criminal damage to property. Hornback was arrested for the warrants and charged with theft and criminal trespass. Hornback was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance in the parking lot of Citgo. Upon arrival, Officers learned that James Clint Stevens,36, Metropolis started an argument with another person and was threatening him. 2 independent witness also identified the offender as Stevens and advised he took off on a bike prior to the arrival of MPD. The victim wished to sign a complaint. Stevens was located a block away and arrested. Stevens was charged with disorderly conduct and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

10/3/2018: Honeywell will be testing their sirens at noon. TEST ONLY

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, September 23-29, 2018; September 25, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to Huck’s in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival, Officers made Contact with Thomas JJ Williams, 28, Joppa. The Metropolis K9 alerted to the presence of contraband inside his blue Hyundai. Officers located a syringe and a loaded handgun which was in the glove box. A computer check revealed that Williams did not possess a valid FOID (IL Firearms owner identification card). Williams was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 27, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Adkins. Upon arrival, Officers observed a subject standing next to a vehicle in the driveway. The subject refused to identify himself and was very belligerent. Offices were able to meet with the victim who advised that she was struck by the subject later identified as Kerry J. Ezell, 56, Metropolis. Ezell resisted efforts to be handcuffed and attempted to break free. Ezell was charged with domestic battery, resisting arrest and obstructing ID. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Jennifer R. Wilson,27, Metropolis was arrested in the 200 block of E. 5th St. Wilson was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Battery. Wilson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 28, 2018 David R. Quimby, 38, Burna, KY was arrested at the Parkview apts. Quimby was found to be at a residence there, after being trespassed. Quimby was charged with Criminal Trespass to property and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to Big John’s for a theft. Upon arrival, officers viewed video footage of the theft. Officers observed the subject later identified as Serenity Rae Johnston, 18, Metropolis removed a package of donuts from the shelf and stick them down the front of her pants. She then left the store without paying for them. Officers were able to track her down and she was arrested. Johnston was charged with retail theft and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Police were called to a residence in the 500 block of W. 8th St. The caller reported that there was a White Male, looking into the residence and it appeared that one of the window Air Conditioner Units were missing and there was a second unit on the ground. It was also reported that the rear door of the residence was standing open. Upon arrival, the caller advised that the suspects had just left in a purple colored vehicle and the driver was possible “Cody Moore”. Officers caught up to it as it pulled into Casey’s. The driver, Gerald Cody Moore,27, Joppa advised he was homeless and looking for an internet connection. The officer asked about the backpack next to him and he denied owning the backpack stating, “he found it”. A search revealed Meth and paraphernalia. Additional Meth and paraphernalia were located in the driver’s door panel. Moore was charged with possession of Meth and Meth paraphernalia. The occupants of the residence were not able to be located. Additional charges may be pending. September 29, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a residence in the 900 block of E. 6th. Upon arrival, officers were informed that Clifford Van Reed, 44, Metropolis was at the residence yelling and threatening them with a pipe. Officers located Van Reed near Main St. Reed still had the pipe and a bottle of alcohol in his possession. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. A Metropolis Officer stopped a white Buick on US 45 and E. 7th St. The vehicle did not have its headlights on as required. A computer check revealed that the driver, Darin ED Nicholson, 31, Hammond, IN, had suspended driver’s license. Nicholson was arrested and taken to the Metropolis Police Dept for processing. Nicholson was able to post bond and was released. Rachael K. Ciprian, 37, Metropolis was arrested in the 200 block of W. 12th St. Ciprian was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Johnson County, IL for failure to appear. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

Save the date. A lot of groups are going to be out there participating this year

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, September 16-22, 2018; September 16, 2018 The Metropolis Canine Officer stopped a White Nissan pick-up truck in the 1200 block of Ferry for failing to use a turn signal. After stopping the driver, Jeremy J. Stevens, 37, Metropolis exited the vehicle. The Officer conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle and the dog alerted to the presence of drugs. A search revealed a large amount of Meth and scales, baggies and other drug paraphernalia. Stevens was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stevens was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 18, 2018 Amanda J. Baker, 30, Metropolis was arrested at 5th and Metropolis St. Baker was wanted on a Massac County warrant. The warrant was issued for Battery. Baker was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 20, 2018 Metropolis Police were called to Big John’s reference to a theft. Officers viewed the video surveillance which showed a subject they recognized as Richard M. Greathouse, 30, Metropolis removed beer and conceal it. He then left the store without paying for it. Officers were also looking for Greathouse due to him being at Citgo after being previously trespassed from the property. Greathouse was located in the Spence apartment Complex after a short foot chase. He was charged with Retail Theft and Criminal Trespass to Property. Greathouse was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Clifford Van Reed, 44, Metropolis was arrested in the 800 block of E. 7th. Reed was charged with Criminal Damage to State Supported Property for damaging a door at the Spence apartments. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

Due to severe weather across much of the East Coast and ongoing response efforts, the national emergency alert test has been postponed to the backup date of Oct. 3, 2018 at 2:18 PM EDT.

Important information for a Nationwide Presidential Alert and EAS test scheduled for Thursday, September 20th. Nearly all cellphones in the nation will receive this test alert, as will radio and television stations. More information in the notice below. As of Friday, there has been no known discussion of postponing the test due to the hurricane emergency on the east coast. Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to be Conducted on September 20, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on September 20, 2018 (primary date) or October 3, 2018 (secondary date). The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 PM EDT and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in September 2011, 2016 and 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month. The EAS test is scheduled to last approximately one minute and is made available to EAS participants including radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.” The WEA test message will read “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. It allows customers whose wireless provider participates in WEA and who own a WEA compatible wireless phone to receive geo-targeted alerts of imminent threats to safety in their area through unique tones and vibration. The national WEA test will use the same special tone and vibration. The WEA test will be sent through IPAWS, as part of the nation’s modern alert and warning infrastructure that automatically authenticates alerts. Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes. During this time, cell phones that are switched on and within range of an active cell tower should be capable of receiving the test message. Cell phones should receive the message once. Significant coordination has been conducted with EAS Participants, wireless providers, and emergency managers in preparation for this EAS-WEA national test. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster. Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems is also a way to assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure required for the distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed. Receiving preparedness tips and timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. FEMA and our partners are working to ensure alerts and warnings are received quickly through several different technologies, no matter whether an individual is at home, at school, at work, or out in the community. The FEMA App, which can be downloaded on both Android and Apple devices, is one way to ensure receiving both preparedness tips and weather alerts of your choice. Download the FEMA App today at https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app. More information on the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System and Wireless Emergency Alerts is available at www.ready.gov/alerts. Source: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/07/23/nationwide-test-emergency-alert-system-be-conducted-september-20-2018

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, September 10-15, 2018: September 10, 2018 Christina D Caraker, 35, Metropolis was arrested at Huck’s. Caraker was wanted on 2 warrants. The warrants were issued by Massac County for Possession of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Caraker was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 11, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 800 block of Broadway. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was asleep in bed when she was attacked by Colleen F. McDermott, 25, Metropolis. The victim wanted to sign a complaint. McDermott was arrested for Battery and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 12, 2018 Angela M. Ralston, 39, Metropolis was arrested at 18th and McCrary. Ralston was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac Co for Failure to appear in court. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to a theft in progress at a residence in the 1000 block of E. 7th. Caller advised that her husband was trying to detain them. Upon arrival, Officers were advised that the owner observed the subjects steal an item from their backyard and attempt to drive away. Kevin A Allen,41 and Joseph A Sullivan, 49, Metropolis were charged with Theft and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 800 block of E. 3rd. Upon arrival, Offices observed that the front window was busted out and they could hear yelling coming from inside the residence. Officers then observed Alan D Taylor, Sr., 53, Metropolis exit the residence covered in blood. Taylor was obviously intoxicated and stated he had been in a fight with his son. Investigation showed that Taylor attacked the victim and caused damage inside the house. Taylor was charged with Aggravated Assault and Domestic Battery. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 13, 2018 Metropolis Officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the Spence apartments. As a result of the search, Jamie Lynne Summy, 35, Metropolis was charged with Possession of Meth. Thomas J Hamilton, 34, Metropolis was charged with Possession of Meth and drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Police were called to Huck’s. Caller stated that an intoxicated patron was causing a disturbance. Upon speaking with the people involved, the officers asked for identification. Reanna L. Spitzley, 31, Paducah, KY gave false information. Once her identity was confirmed, officers learned that she was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for DUI (petition to revoke supervision or parole). Spitzley was arrested on the warrant and also charged with Obstruction of Justice. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 14, 2018 Casandra Quimby, 34, Metropolis was arrested at the Parkview Apartments for Violation of an order of protection. Quimby was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Silvia P. Fiers, 31, West Paducah, KY was arrested at the Acee’s Truck Stop. Fiers was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Petition to revoke supervision. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Ikie Lambert, 39, Metropolis was arrested at 10th and Ferry. Lambert was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac county. The warrant was for Domestic Battery. Lambert was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 15, 2018 Franklin D. Linstrom,63, Metropolis was arrested at 7th and Ferry. Lindstrom was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for domestic Battery. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to a vehicle crash in the 300 block of Ferry St. The caller stated that a vehicle struck a parked pick-up truck and was trying to leave the scene. Upon arrival, Officers located the crash and observed a white Ford Focus wit ha broken axle. Witnesses stated that the driver attempted to leave but could not, because of the broken axle. The office spoke with the driver, Jordan E Choat, 24, Paducah, KY, and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as the smell of burnt Cannabis on the driver. Choat also showed other signs of impairment and failed the field sobriety tests. Choat was charged with DUI-Alcohol & Drugs, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Choat was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

On this solemn day, we thank Massac County Homemakers and Cash Express for their generous gifts.

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary, September 2-9, 2018; September 2, 2018 A Metropolis Officer stopped a black KIA on US 45 near Faughn Lane. The KIA had suspended registration plates. A computer check also revealed that the driver, Willard C Croft,21, Salem, KY had a suspended driver’s license. Croft was arrested and charged with both offenses. He was taken to the Metropolis Police Dept. for processing. Croft was able to post bond and was released. Jimmy D Griffin,23, Metropolis was arrested on 12th and North Ave. Griffin was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for probation violation. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 4, 2018 Metropolis Officers were advised that Rusty L. Anderson was at a residence in the 100 block of 2nd Ave. on a black motorcycle. Officers were aware that Anderson, 31, Paducah, KY, had warrants and a suspended driver’s license. A Metropolis Officer observed that Anderson pulled into the parking lot of Big John’s. Anderson was advised he was under arrest. Anderson dropped a hypodermic needle/syringe on the ground. Anderson was charged with the Massac County warrant (suspended driver’s license), driving while suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia. Anderson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Sherrie Ann Horne,38, metropolis was arrested at a residence in the 400 block of W. 6th St. Horne was wanted on warrants. A warrant was issued by Massac County for Retail Theft. Orange County, FL issued a warrant for Probation Violation. Horne was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 6, 2018 On 08/20/18, a victim came into the Metropolis Police Department to advise her payroll checks were stolen. She advised that her boss mailed them to her old address and somebody cashed them. An investigation was initiated which led the officers to Charlie’s Party Hut. The offenders cashed the check there. They had also tried to cash them at a local bank and was captured on video. This investigation led to the arrest of Robby W. Thompson, 71, Metropolis and Tammy R. Smith, 48, Metropolis. They were charged with Forgery and Theft. Both were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 8, 2018 Ricky D. Collins, 32, Metropolis was arrested at a residence in the 500 block of W. 8th. Collins was wanted on 2 Massac County warrants. The warrants were for Unlawful Restraint and Domestic Battery. Collins was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. A Metropolis Sergeant observed Joshua MO Davis, 32, Metropolis riding a bike on Metropolis St and E. 15th. The sergeant was aware that Davis was wanted on a warrant. He signaled Davis to stop and a pursuit began. This went for a few blocks then Davis got off the bike and fled on foot and into the woods. A perimeter was set up and Davis was located hiding by some bushes by a Massac County Deputy. Davis resisted arrest but was taken into custody. Davis was charged with the Massac County warrant (Possession of Meth) and Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. September 9, 2018 Metropolis Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of E. 6th St. The complainant stated that Jackie R. Lloyd, 52, Metropolis cussed at his young daughter and he was tired of Lloyd’s disruptive behavior. Lloyd also swore at the complainant when he asked to not swear at his daughter. MPD has been at the Lloyd’s residence numerous times due to her intoxication and behavior. The complainant signed a complaint for Disorderly Conduct. Lloyd was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestee's are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety: Arrest Summary; August 26-September 1, 2018; August 28, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to residence in the 200 block of W. 10th. The victim advised that her vehicle had been damaged. Officers observed that her car had been struck and pushed approximately 6 feet. Officers were later advised that the offender had turned himself in at the Massac County Sheriff’s office. Stephen S. Miller, 46, Joppa admitted to intentionally striking the victim’s vehicle. Miller was arrested for Criminal Damage to property and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. August 29, 2018 Madyson L. Oliver, 20, Metropolis was arrested in the 1200 block of W. 10th St. Oliver was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Failure to appear on a Meth charge. Oliver was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Travis R. Lauck, 23, Cape Girardeau, MO, was arrested at a residence in the 1000 block of E. 6th St. Lauck was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Cape Girardeau, MO for Forgery. Lauck was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance near the Strickland Apartments. Officers could hear screaming and yelling a block away. Upon arrival, Officers observed Lottie R. Sexton, 48, Metropolis chasing a young boy. Upon speaking with Sexton, Offices observed that she was very intoxicated. Officers also learned that Sexton had struck the boy prior to their arrival. Sexton was arrested for Battery and Disorderly Conduct. Sexton was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Metropolis Officers responded to Big John’s for a theft report. A subject left the store with a cart of items without paying for them. After reviewing video, the officer recognized the thief as Gerald R. Moore, 27, Joppa. A few hours later, officers were responding to a disturbance call in the area of 2nd and Girard. Upon arrival, Officers observed Gerald R. Moore in the intersection. Officers called to him and he took off on a bicycle. The bicycle pursuit turned into a foot pursuit and he was eventually caught at 11th and Catherine. Moore was charged with Retail Theft and Resisting Arrest. Moore was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

the Lone Oak area of Paducah has been experiencing a lot of burglaries to autos. ALL of the victims had left their cars unlocked. Some even had keys left in them and were stolen. these thieves are not rocket scientists. Once this starts copy cat crimes start to occur. PLEASE take the time to lock your cars and/or remove your valuables from them. Thank you

Sometimes a "statistic" can jump out and just slap you in your face. I realize that this has not happened in our community, however, the bottom line is; I don't want it happen here. As of this "mourning" 39 children have died this year from being left in a hot car. 39 little souls that will not grow up to be our future leaders, doctors and such. 39 lives lost that did not have to. PLEASE check to make sure that you do not leave them behind. Keep your key fobs away from the children, so they cannot hide in the car. Please let's not have this tragedy occur here in our little town. Thanks. ~ Director Masse

From the Office of the Director of Public Safety; Weekly Arrest Summary; August 19-25, 2018. August 19, 2018 Matthew R. McIntosh, 37, Paducah, KY was arrested at the Acee’s Truck Stop. McIntosh was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by McCracken County, KY for failure to appear. McIntosh was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. August 20, 2018 A Metropolis Sergeant observed a white Ford pick up truck on 8th and Market. The Sergeant recognized the driver as Casey M. Suggs, 42, Metropolis. Believing that Suggs did not have a valid license, the Sergeant ran a computer check which revealed that Suggs’s driver’s license had expired in 2017. A traffic stop was conducted, and a computer check on the vehicle revealed that the plates belonged on a black Chevrolet. Sugg’s could not provide proof of insurance. Sugg’s was charged with no valid driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, no valid registration and improper use of registration. Sugg’s was released on bond. August 21, 2018 Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the Spence apartments. Lisanne Hodges, 56, Metropolis advised a subject that she was afraid of was banging on her door and has left. Offices gained information and went across the street to attempt to locate him. Hodges who was very intoxicated came over to the residence and ignored officers’ commands to stop. Hodges then tried to kick open the door. Hodges had to be restrained but kept being disruptive. Hodges was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Disobeying a peace officer. Hodges was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. August 23, 2018 A Metropolis Officer observed a white GMC SUV on North Ave at 19th St. A computer check revealed that the license plates were suspended for mandatory insurance. A traffic stop was conducted and a computer check on the driver, Tyra Lee Angles,33, Metropolis revealed that she was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Petition to revoke supervision. Angles was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. A metropolis Officer observed a red Hyundai proceeding northbound on North Ave at Marberry Dr. The vehicle was clocked on radar at 44 mph in a posted 30 mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer could detect a strong odor of alcohol. The driver, Jessica D. Hall, 32, Metropolis also showed signs of intoxicated. Hall failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested. An open can of beer was also found inside the vehicle. Hall was charged with DUI, Speeding, Illegal transportation of open alcohol, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle- no proof. Hall was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. August 24, 2018 Metropolis Police were informed that an employee from Huck’s was following a shoplifter. A Metropolis Sergeant located the offender, Sklyer A Sackatook, 20, Metropolis and the employee on Pearl St. The sergeant was informed that Sackatook left the store without paying for some items. The employee advised that her boss wanted to press charges. Sackatook was charged with Retail Theft and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

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