Dec. 20, 2020
A Metropolis officer observed a black Ford Taurus proceeding northbound on Market Street. The officer observed the driver could not keep the vehicle in its lane and was weaving. The driver then started driving in the southbound lanes. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. The officer noted other signs of impairment. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver failed. Kyle M. Faulkner, 31, of Metropolis, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage. Upon completion of processing, he was released on bond.
Dec. 25, 2020
While on patrol, a Metropolis sergeant observed a subject he recognized as Aimee L. Davis, 30, of Metropolis, on Ferry Street. Davis was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for probation violation on a domestic battery charge. Upon observing the squad car, Davis fled on foot. Officers pursued after her and she gave up near Ferry and 10th streets. Davis was also charged with resisting/obstructing arrest. Davis was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Dec. 26, 2020
A Metropolis officer took a stolen auto report. The victim stated her blue Dodge Stratus was stolen, and the offender was Paul P. Mayotte, 26, of Metropolis. A few hours later, a Massac County Deputy observed the vehicle in the Brookport area and attempted to stop it. A pursuit ensued. A Metropolis sergeant set up spike strips on U.S. Hwy 45 near IL Rt 145. The vehicle hit the strips and finally came to a stop at Burnham’s repair shop, on U.S. Hwy 45. Mayotte then surrendered and was taken into custody. Massac County arrested Mayotte on numerous charges. Metropolis police will pursue the stolen auto charges.
Dec. 30, 2020
Metropolis dispatch received a 911 call. Dispatch could hear yelling and screaming in the background. Officers responded to the area of 18th and Scott Streets and located a victim who stated that Jimmy W. Summers, 43, of Metropolis, was at a residence in the 1800 block of Scott Street and was armed with two handguns. Upon arrival, officers looked through the window and observed Summers inside. Officers announced themselves and knocked on the door. Summers attempted to flee out the back however, two deputies from Massac County were waiting. Summers was taken into custody. Officers were aware Summers was wanted on warrants from a previous Metropolis incident. Officers located a 9 mm handgun which was reported stolen from Tennessee and a .22-caliber handgun with a scope. Summers was charged with the warrants and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen handgun. The original victim refused to press charges. Summers was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Dec. 31, 2020
A Metropolis sergeant stopped a white Toyota pick-up truck in the 700 block of W. 10th Street. The sergeant detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and observed other signs of intoxication. The driver, William B.F. Cohoon, 50, of Metropolis, failed the field sobriety tests. The sergeant also located an open bottle of whiskey in the vehicle. Cohoon was charged with DUI and illegal transportation of open alcohol. He was taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. Upon completion, he was released on bond.
Shiron D. Smith, 43, of Metropolis, was arrested on Sixth and Oak streets. Smith was wanted on two warrants. The first warrant was issued by the Kentucky Department of Corrections for parole violations. The second was issued by Massac County for failure to appear on a criminal trespass to property charge. Smith was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Jan. 1, 2021
Metropolis officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 1100 block of E. Eighth St. Upon arrival, officers learned Rachel K. Boone, 28, of Metropolis, threw an item at victim, striking him in the ankle and also stuck him in the face a couple of times. Boone was arrested for domestic battery and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Christian A. Tolbert, 25, of Metropolis, was arrested at a residence on Lois Lane. Tolbert was wanted on a warrant issued by Pope County for failure to appear on a domestic battery charge. Tolbert was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Jan. 5, 2021
A Metropolis sergeant observed a green Ford Mustang Convertible drive pat him on Fifth Street. The sergeant recognized the driver as Jonathon R. Rideout, 42, of Bardwell, Kentucky. The sergeant was aware Rideout had a suspended driver’s license in Illinois. A traffic stop was conducted and a computer check revealed Rideout still had a suspended license. The sergeant also learned there was an active order of protection issued against Rideout. The protected party was in the vehicle as a passenger. Rideout was charged with driving while license suspended, violation of an order of protection, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation of open alcohol (open bottle of whiskey). Rideout was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Jan. 6, 2021
A Metropolis officer stopped a burgundy Nissan for disobeying a stop sign and speeding on 19th Street and North Ave. A computer check revealed the driver, Dakota L. Stevens, 29, of Metropolis, had a suspended driver’s license. Stevens was able to post bond and was released after processing.