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McKenzie Police Reports

Criminal Trespass

•A local convenience store contacted McKenzie Police on Monday, February 7 regarding a male that is banned from the store.

Officer Trenton Ruddy responded and was told the male was observed inside the doors of the store. Ruddy located him walking down Forrest Avenue and he was identified as Maurice Lawrence, 29, of McKenzie. After the officer confirmed that he was banned, Lawrence was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass.

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•Sgt. Andy Weaver investigated a residential break-in on Tuesday, February 9 at a Stonewall Street residence. 

The resident reported leaving for a little over an hour during the afternoon and returning to find his carport door open. After going inside the residence, an X-Box One console with downloaded games, two controllers, and a gaming headset were stolen. The items were valued at $740.

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Theft of Services

•Charles Anthony Jackson, 28, of Paris, was charged with Theft of Services in McKenzie after he failed to fully pay for a taxi ride from Paris to McKenzie.

Jackson only paid $5 of a $25 fare and failed to make prior arrangements. The taxi driver said he was calling the police and Jackson fled the scene and was later found near McKenzie High School. He was cited for Theft of Services and given 10 days to report to Carroll County Jail for the booking process.

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•On Tuesday evening, February 8, Officer Trenton Ruddy observed a vehicle nearly hit him as he was traveling on Walnut Circle.

Investigator Justin Brister informed Ruddy that he witnessed the same vehicle run a stop sign. Ruddy made a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Anthony Stawicki, 46, of McKenzie. Stawicki did poorly on standard field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI by Sgt. Brister and transported to Carroll County Jail.

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Multiple Charges

•Officer Darren Davis made a traffic stop on a vehicle Tuesday night, February 8 on Cedar Street near City Hall for Violation of Light Law.

The driver, Daniel Lewis Mitchum, 66, of McKenzie, admitted to not having proof of insurance. Davis noticed Mitchum had slurred speech, and he could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage. Mitchum consented to a search of his vehicle, which revealed an open bottle of vodka. Mitchum was arrested and charged with Violation of Light Law, Open Container, and DUI-First Offense. After consenting to a blood test at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon, he was transported to Carroll County Jail.

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Multiple Charges

•According to a report filed by Officer Dalton Raspberry, a search was conducted at an Elm Street residence on Wednesday afternoon, February 9.

One of the residents, Brittany Hill, 30, was currently on parole and had a clause where she agreed to a search of her residence at any time. During the search, a digital scale was found with suspected Methamphetamine residue on it along with glass pipes that also had Meth residue on them along with other drug paraphernalia as well as a half-ounce of Meth and a bag of Marijuana. A handgun and shotgun were also found during the search The other resident, Carlos Milton, 36, is a convicted felon for Aggravated Burglary and Kidnapping, while Hill is also a convicted felon in Kentucky for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor and Promoting Contraband. After the search, the two were arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell, Simple Possession of Schedule VI drug, 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The two were taken to Carroll County Jail.

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Aggravated Burglary/Theft

•A Ruth Street resident contacted McKenzie Police on Wednesday afternoon, February 9, advising that she found her front door unlocked and open after returning from an errand.

Sgt. Trey Boucher and Officer Tanner Jackson searched the house and found the backdoor unlocked. The resident reported several items taken, including a Wii game system, an Amazon fire TV stick, and a 55-inch TV. There was no sign of forced entry and the resident confirmed that there have been past incidents when they have locked doors and found them unlocked. It is believed that someone has an old key to the apartment.

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Protection Order Violation

•Police officers were dispatched to a Hamilton Street residence Saturday afternoon, February 12, where Nathan D. Wyatt, 59, of McKenzie, stated he was there to pick up clothes and was not permitted to enter the residence by his wife’s boyfriend.

Officer Mark Boaz observed that Wyatt was possibly intoxicated and learned from dispatch that he had an Order of Protection against him by his wife. He was arrested and charged with Violation of a Protection Order and Public Intoxication. He was transported to Carroll County Jail.

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