The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 27, 2012

Police officers stuff jail cells over Thanksgiving weekend

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — As the rest of us celebrated the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, officers with the Greenville Police Department arrested several people for apparently doing too much celebrating.

Multiple arrests involving drugs or alcohol were logged, four people were taken into custody for allegedly starting their Christmas shoplifting early and one person was arrested for reportedly using a weapon in a weekend assault.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to 345 calls between Wednesday morning and Sunday night, took 22 people into custody and filed 72 reports.

Four people were arrested for public intoxication, one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated/retaliation/resisting arrest/driving while license suspended and unauthorized use of a vehicle, one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated/failure to identify and one person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance/possession of marijuana.

Four people were arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of theft, each for allegedly trying to conceal items past a checkout counter at a local business.

One person was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/assault by contact, concerning a Saturday evening incident in which the individual allegedly used a knife to threaten a victim.

Six people were arrested for outstanding warrants and one person each was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, fraudulent use of identifying information and driving while license suspended/invalid.