Jan. 19

Metropolis officers were called to the Acee’s Truck Stop in reference to a theft. Upon arriving, officers learned the subject fled westbound. A description was given and upon searching the area, the subject was spotted running towards Faughn Lane. A sergeant caught up with the subject on the front porch of 17 Faughn Ln. The subject, Samuel C. Henderson, 23, of Paducah, Kentucky was still in possession of the stolen items. The sergeant was also informed Henderson was caught on video stealing additional items on the previous night. Henderson was arrested and charged with Retail Theft. Upon completion of processing, he was released on bond.

Metropolis officers were notified by the Paducah Police Department that a stolen vehicle might be located at the Acee’s Truck Stop. Metropolis officers and a Massac County Sheriff’s Deputy responded. Upon arrival, officers located the stolen vehicle, a white Buick LaCrosse, parked in the lot. Officers waited for the customers to leave. Officers located a subject in the gaming area. Upon seeing the police, he became extremely nervous and tried to leave. Subject was advised to stop and he ignored the commands. When as Sergeant grabbed a hold of his arm, he tensed up and blurted the car is not stolen. A search of the subject, Christopher A. Senko, 35, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, revealed the key fob for the Buick and a black change purse containing plastic baggies with a substance that later tested positive as Methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle located more meth and paraphernalia. Henderson was charged with Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Henderson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Jan. 20

Metropolis officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 1300 block of Filmore Street. The caller stated she believed her arm was broken. Upon arrival, officers learned the victim and offender had been arguing and Preston N. Smith, 27, of Metropolis, slammed her arm into the wall. It did appear that the arm was broken. EMS transported the victim to the hospital. Smith was arrested for Domestic Battery and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Jan. 21

Metropolis police were investigating a stolen auto complaint. As the officers were completing the report, the stolen auto was observed in the parking lot of the police department. The victim had stated the vehicle had been left running to warm up and the passenger, Samantha M. Walter, 30, of Metropolis, was left with the vehicle while the owner went back inside to grab an item. When he came back outside the vehicle was gone. He wished to sign a complaint against Walter. Upon approaching the vehicle in the police parking lot, officers observed Walter in the vehicle. She advised that she could not have stolen the vehicle because she had the keys. Upon confirming with the victim that he wanted to pursue charges, Walter was arrested and charged with Theft. Walter was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Metropolis police were investigating a theft from Hitterman’s. Video surveillance showed a subject, later identified as Austin R. Koon, 25, of Metropolis, steal some items from the store. This theft occurred on Jan. 18, 2021. An employee of Hitterman’s called and stated Koon was back in the store. Upon arrival, officers located Koon. Koon was arrested and charged with Retail Theft. Koon was taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. He was released on bond.

Jan. 22

A Metropolis sergeant stopped a silver Chevrolet Impala on Third Street near Metropolis Street for expired registration. A computer check revealed the driver, James Henry Smith, 40, of Fridley, Minnesota, had a suspended driver’s license. Smith was charged and released on bond.

Jan. 23

A Metropolis officer observed a blue Hyundai proceeding on 10th Street without any headlights on as required. A traffic stop was conducted at 10th and Girard streets. A computer check on the driver, Paige A Gelso, 18, of Murphysboro, Illinois revealed her drivers license was suspended. Gelso was charged and released on bond.

Jan. 26

Jimmy D. Griffin, 25, of Metropolis, was arrested in an apartment on Lois Lane. Griffin was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac for Failure to Appear-Resisting a Peace Officer. Griffin was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Jan. 27

Metropolis officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of Oak Drive. Upon arrival, offices learned the victim had been struck in the head by a bottle. Marleana J. Smith, 36, of Metropolis, was arrested for Domestic Battery. Smith was taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing and released on bond.

Jan. 29

A Metropolis officer observed a white GMC SUV traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 45 at Eighth Street. Radar clocked him at 47 m.p.h. in a posted 35 m.p.h. zone. A traffic stop was conducted on U.S. Highway 45 and Bullock Lane. A computer check revealed the driver, Orion Knight Partain, 22, of Paducah, Kentucky, had a suspended drivers license. Partain was also in possession of Cannabis which was not properly packaged/purchased in Illinois. Partain was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Speeding and Illegal Transportation of Cannabis. He was taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing and released on bond.

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