SOUTH BEND – Local law enforcement didn't make any “major” arrests recently, but that does not mean that they aren't busy. Listed below are recent arrests.
Cheryl King Novak was arrested last Wednesday by South Bend Police and sent to jail for eluding a police officer, DUI, assault in the third degree and two misdemeanors, according to Eastham. “She almost hit an officer (while he was writing a ticket).” South Bend Police Chief Dave Eastham told the Herald. “She just missed his car by by inches.”
Chief Eastham reminded drivers to slow down when they see any law enforcement, ambulance or fire truck type of vehicle on the side of the road. Many times, law enforcement vehicles have the left front wheel on the road, so drivers need to be extra careful not to hit it. Having the vehicle slightly on the road protects the person being pulled over in case someone were to strike the law enforcement's vehicle, and it also gives him or her “a little cover in case someone was to fire at them,” according to Eastham.
“We had a couple of small thefts, domestics (violence) DUIs, nothing really major,' Eastham said.
Jimmy Oleachea of South Bend was arrested for domestic violence, jailed and subsequently released.
“We haven't had anything major in quite a while,” Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor told the Herald. “Things have been going pretty smooth, We're just pluggin' along.”
Gerry Leroy Allaire, 18, Raymond, was incarcerated into county jail for DUI, theft of a motor vehicle, MIP, and driving with a suspended license. Raymond Police Officer S Jarvis arrested Allaire, whose bail was set at $5,000. “He took a vehicle without permission when he saw the keys on the seat and took off,' Chief Spoor said.
Sheriff Scott Johnson told the Herald that his deputies have been busy with issuing warrants.
In some recent cases, Cathy May Green, 37, Raymond, was arrested on St. Patrick's Day on 5 charges, including 3 for possession of methamphetamine. Sheriff's Deputy V Johnson also booked Green into the county jail for two outstanding warrants. Green is currently in jail with bail set at $20,000.
Also busted in Riverdale by deputies for 4 counts of illegal drugs was Kyle E. Rasmus, 39, Raymond. Rasmus was jailed for 3 counts of possession of meth and on March 17. Rasmus also got popped for possession of a prescription drug without having a prescription, which is a felony. He's in jail with bail set at 20 grand.
“It was a drug task force operation,” Chief Spoor informed. The arrest took place in the area of Raymond known as Riverdale.
Clarissa Lynn Moore, 25, got herself arrested on 2 counts of burglary in the second degree and 1 count of theft in the first degree. Deputy Knduson booked Moore into jail on $50,000 bail.
Also arrested was Tyler Gene Salme, 31, for 2 counts of burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree. Salme's bail as set at 50 grand. Both he and Moore were arrested March 13.
Sheriff Johnson said one of the two people involved went into the store while the other person distracted the clerk. Moore then allegedly pilfered money from the safe in the store. The arrest took place at the Shell gas station/store in Naselle, and $1,500 was reported stolen.
Justin Free Bailey, 39, is still in jail and awaiting trial after getting arrested on six charges, including eluding a police vehicle, driving with a suspended license, criminal impersonation, identity theft, a community custody violation, and possession of narcotics. Deputy Todd Fosse booked Bailey into jail January 30. Chief Spoor said that Bailey is from Cosmopolis, “but spends a lot of his time in Raymond.” Bailey may now get to spend plenty of time in South Bend, in the Pacific County Jail.
Aleksander A. Tadzhibayev, 33, was stopped by the State Patrol and charge with DUI, and during with a suspended license, ordered held for two other agencies for crimes, and then held for immigration. He is still in jail awaiting court proceedings. State Patrolman Macomber made the arrest.
Justice Vincent Webb, 19, was arrested last Wednesday and booked into county jail by Deputy T Rutherford for DUI and MIP. Webb is still in jail and his bail is set at $3,250.
Akers Celeste Starr, 26, was arrested for 2 felony counts of possession of a drugs without a prescription. Starr was also booked into county jail for a community custody violation. Starr is in jail on $25,000 bail.
Miranda Liegh Tiekamp, 18, was arrested for domestic violence in the fourth degree March 18. Tiekamp was recently released from jail, and is awaiting court proceedings for meth charges. Raymond Police Sergeant James Samplawski made the arrest.