Saturday, April 11, 2009

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portend \por-TEND\, verb:

To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshadow; to bode.

Although no humans were there to witness the giant comet of 65 million years ago, in this case it really did portend disaster.
-- Walter Alvarez, T. Rex and the Crater of Doom
With mortal crisis doth portend
My days to appropinque an end.
-- Samuel Butler, Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 589
I see five separate moving clouds of dust; they portend some sort of magic.
-- Laurie Fox, My Sister from the Black Lagoon: A Novel of My Life
Many signs portended a dark and stormy day.
-- Macaulay

Portend comes from Latin portendere, to indicate, to predict, from por- (variant of pro-), before + tendere, to stretch out, to spread. Thus that which portends is that which stretches out before us into the future.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

DHR Parks and Recreation 4-13-09

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 4-13-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

4-06-09

Monday

Daily cleaning HWHCC

Tutorial 3:30-5:00

Center Closed for Improvement

Installation of air units

Cleaned fence row N. Helena

Prepared softball field N. Helena

Solomon grass cut and cleaned

Tuesday 4-07-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

No Tutorial

Baseball/Softball Registration form distribution

Adult free play 6pm-close

Worked on tractor

Community Center cut grass

Prepared softball field for game

Wednesday 4-8-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Baseball and Softball registration form distributed in Marvell

Center closed early

Prepared N. Helena field for game

Game started at 4pm

Washington Street Park and Sacred Heart prepared

Thursday 4-9-09

Daily- cleaning at HWHCC

Prepared field for soft ball game

Completed cutting Washington

Center closed early

Meet with police department about security for Malco

Friday 4-10-09

Daily Cleaning @HWHCC

Setting up for Youth Boys Basketball Banquet

Cleaned for event at Malco


 

Saturday 4-11-09

Johnson- Givens family reunion


 

Future Activities

  • Check fire extinguisher every month and Initial after inspection.
    Fire extinguisher need to be replaced in light room.
    Ground work @ Washington Street Park

  • Prune all trees at North Helena Park and Washington Street Park(Via Street department)
  • Repairs to bathrooms in all parks
  • Order pool tables and table tennis for game room
  • Bids for repairs on cart shed
  • Order playground equipment from A&P funds
  • Bids for air rating golf course
  • Repairs to Washington St. bathrooms
  • Repairs to 10th street bathrooms
  • Tuesday Youth Boys basketball games starts at 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course
  • Repairs to lighting on 10th street and Washington St.
  • New play ground equipment in all parks
  • Replace basketball goals @ N. Helena, Washington St., Catholic Holler
  • Repair baseball field @ 10th street park
  • Storage space for equipment
  • Repairs to pump house @ N. Helena
  • Running water in all parks
  • Improve fencing around pool
  • Re-surface Greens at golf course
  • Repair clock at HWHCC
  • Order swing approved by A&P


 


 


 


 


 

Staff Issues/Concerns

Security during the 3-9pm shift

Continue to work on HAVC unit trough out the week.

Weekly Fire Department Report

Weekly Department Report

Department:    Fire

Date:        4/13/09

Prepared by:    Chief Reginald Wilson

Specific Weekly Activities:

East Side Runs:

4/5/09-120 David - Leaves

4/5/09-1102 Walker – Shed Fire

4/9/09 -421 Oakland – Grass/BrushFire

West Side Runs:

4/7/09-608 Seminole – Good Intent

4/7/09- 120 East Park – False Alarm

4/8/09- Landfill – Trash Fire

4/9/09-138 South9th – Structure Fire

Future Activities

***Schedule Fire Inspections in Helena – West Helena

***April 14, 2009 – Cook hotdogs & Hamburgers @ Gene Bearden Stadium

***April 17, 2009 – Relay for Life – 6:00pm

***April 18, 2009 – Great American Clean – Up – Cook Hotdogs @ Main Stage on Cherry Street @ 10:00am

***August 8th – 8:30am – Back to School Rally


 


 


 

Staff Concerns /Issues:

***2 Firefighters out on Military Leave

-Franklin Tyner

-Demarcus Foreman

***One Auxiliary Firefighter Being Added

***Four Full Time Being Added


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

HELENA –WEST HELENA

Fire Department Gas

UNIT#

DATE

GALLONS

FILLED BY

DATE

GALLONS

FILLED BY

DATE

GALLONS

TOTAL

F-1

4/4/09

22

F - 39

      
 

4/8/09

19

F-48

     

41

          
          
          

F-2

4/8/09

23.7

F-2

     

23.7

          
          
          

F-3

4/7/09

8.3

F -19

     

8.3

          
          
          

#5

4/6/09

7.3

Leo Smith

     

7.3

          
          
          

#8

4/1/09

15.3

Jerry Martin

     

15.3

          
          
          
          
          
          

GAS CANS

         

TOTAL

   

.6

weekly report April 10, 2009

Special Response Team

Weekly Report

April 4 – April 10, 2009

 

1.       Sgt. Bivens met with Marvel Police Department Interim Chief Bennie Daniels to discuss possible mutual aid between Helena West Helena and Marvel. Chief Daniels is interested in being on the Team with us and he stated that he would make call outs with us and would like to train with us. This is still in the discussion stage.

2.      Colonel Fred Fielder, Cpl. Dennis Cox, Pfc. Mikal Hall and Sgt. Tommy Bivens made a house call to a residence on North 6th street this week looking for Keith Moore to serve Felony warrants for aggravated robbery charges in the robbery of the Circle N Station. Mr. Moore was not there, the residence was searched after consent was given by the home owner.

3.      We have been notified that the paper work at Red River Armory has been finalized on our Humm Vees and preparations are being made to pick them up on Tuesday April 14, 2009. We are still going to use the County's truck and driver to haul them.

4.      This week 7 officers have turned in their applications for becoming an SRT member. These 7 officers will start classroom training this coming week.

5.      Upon approval Sgt. Bivens along with Cpl. Cox will be attending a Basic Tactical Team Skills class taught at the LETA at Pocahontas June 1-5, 2009.

6.      Sgt. Bivens, Capt. Vann, and Sgt. Thomas will be leaving for the ILEETA training in Chicago the week of April 19-26, 2009.

Wants and Needs:

a.       Telephone and answering machine for the temporary SRT office on Cherry Street. A telephone and answering machine is needed to set up a possible tip line for anonymous informants to leave messages on.

b.      Possibly a new cell phone with e-mail capability for Sgt. Bivens to receive messages with.

c.       When the S.R.T. starts training we will need more ammunition for pistols, shotguns and rifles. We will also need to start training with less lethal munitions. This will require purchasing these munitions from ALS Technologies in Bull Shoals, Ar.

 

 

 

Future plans:

1.      Meet with the Street and Sanitation workers the week of April 13 – 17, 2009,to discuss how they can help in our efforts to fight crime. They are out all hours of the day and no-one pays any attention to their activities as they work in the streets. It is possible they have already seen some criminal activity and don't know who they can talk to.

2.      Set up a tip line on answering machine as to be able to receive calls from informants that want to remain anonymous but have information that needs to be known so it can be acted on.

3.      Start weekly training sessions with the Team members, starting the week of April13, 2009.

4.      Start drug interdiction in our neighborhoods as soon as Team members are ready and have some training behind them.

 

 

 

Gas usage for week

 

Black Crown Victoria: 13.2 gallons @ $1.99 a gallon, total $26.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Tommy Bivens

S.R.T. Troop Commander

             

District Court Weekly DHR (4-12-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of April 3 - 9, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    April 12, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

April 3 - 9, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; and prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial.


 

Fri., April 3, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 203


 

Thurs., April 9, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 93


 

Thurs., April 9, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 67

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of April 3 - 9, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

8 

6 

14 

G 

74

35 

109 

NP 

15 

16 

31 

PRB 

1 

5 

6 

TOTAL 

98 

62 

160 


 


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

 

1 

1 

G 

1 

1 

2 

TOTAL 

1 

2 

3 


 


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

NP 

1 

1 

2 

TOTAL 

1 

1 

2 


 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

G 

8 

17 

25 

NP 

2 

6 

8 

PRB 

 

1 

1 

TOTAL 

10 

24 

34 


 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

8

7

15

G

83

53

136

NP

18

23

41

PRB

1

6

7

TOTAL

110

89

199


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed        NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty            PRB – Probation


 

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Jail Roster

(April 3 - 9, 2009)


 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Status/Disposition

Carter, Terrell 

TR-06-888

CR-07-2647

TR-08-4275

CR-08-4982 

03/28/09

04/03/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $990 and sentenced to 180 days in jail. Also to serve out fines+cost previously ordered ($380) on TR-06-888.

Davis, Michael 

CR-08-3822

CR-09-257

CR-09-1212

CR-09-1213 

04/01/09

04/03/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Rescheduled for sentencing on CR-08-3822 on 6/05/09. Sentenced to 1 year supervised probation with monitoring of felony charge on CR-09-257. Remaining charges nolle prosequi.

Ferrer, Brandon

TR-08-4252

TR-08-4253

TR-08-4254

CR-09-365

CR-09-628

CR-09-629

CR-09-630

03/30/09

In jail on pending felony charges. 

04/03/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,045.00; sentenced to 100 days in jail; and to serve out back fines after serving jail sentence.

Ford, Cleveland 

CR-08-3074

CR-08-3075

CR-08-4927

CR-08-4928 

03/28/09

04/03/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $565.00 and sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Johnson, Cornell  

CR-09-1256

CR-09-1255

CR-09-1025

CR-09-1221 

04/02/09

04/03/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,220.00 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Mooney, Garfield 

CR-09-1254

CR-09-1253 

04/01/09

04/03/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $410.00 and sentenced to 1 year of supervised probation.

Sheard, Erma

CR-09-728

CR-09-729

03/20/09

04/09/09

Plea of not guilty. Defendant found guilty and ordered to have no further contact with the complaining party.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Wed., April 15, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil and Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., April 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., April 16, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., April 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs. & Fri., April 23 – 24, 2009 – District Court Judges & Clerk's Meeting

(Hot Springs, Arkansas) – NO COURT

• Thurs., April 30, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., April 30, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Process civil and small claims actions as they are received.


 

•    Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from the Records Department into database in preparation for court.


 

•    Prepare pending actions for trial.


 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

•    Training of dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).