Saturday, June 20, 2009

Officer Dale Acosta damages Police Unit in low speed chase

Officer Dale Acosta was driving Unit 21 when it became trapped in a small ditch in the alley between the 100 block of South 8th and 100 block of South 9th. Officer Acosta, accompanied by Officer Carson McGee, was chasing a man spotted walking down Plaza Street with a weapon believed to be a Rifle or Shotgun.

Here are the photos from the accident:


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ebullient \ih-BUL-yuhnt\, adjective:

1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
2. Boiling up or over.

The glasses he wore for astigmatism gave him a deceptively clerkish appearance, for he had an ebullient, gregarious personality, a hot temper, and an outsized imagination.
-- Jon Lee Anderson, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
He was no longer an ebullient, energetic adolescent.
-- Linda Simon, Genuine Reality: A Life of William James
Sometimes he would come back from the Drenchery Club holding on to the walls till he got to my office, where he'd be jolly and ebullient. At other times, he'd return morose.
-- Harriet Wasserman, Handsome Is: Adventures with Saul Bellow

Ebullient comes from Latin ebullire, "to bubble up," from e-, "out of, from" + bullire, "to bubble, to boil."

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Friday, June 19, 2009

HWHPD OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS REPORT (DHR) 06-22-09

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CID COMMANDER, SGT. R. COVINGTON SR.

DATE: June 19, 2009 Month of June 12- June 18, 2009


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CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Commercial Burglary & Theft of Property of Stars Academy. There was one suspect arrested and is currently being held in Phillips County Jail awaiting bond.

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Commercial Burglary & Theft of Property of Radio Shack. There are no suspects at this time and this case is currently under investigation.

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Commercial Burglary & Theft of Property of Beauty Mania. There are several suspects at this time and this case is currently under investigation with one arrest pending.

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Attempted Breaking & Entering committed against Helena- West Helena resident’s vehicle in the 1100 blk. of Cherry Street. There are no suspects at this time and this case is currently under investigation.

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Theft of Property committed against a Helena- West Helena resident. There was one suspect arrested in this case with a bond amount pending.

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CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

Investigators are currently investigating the act of Aggravated Assault. There is one arrest pending at this time.

Investigators are currently investigating the act of Aggravated Assault & Breaking Entering after a Helena- West Helena man forced his way into his girlfriend’s home and assaulted her. There was one arrest made and a bond amount is pending at this time.

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NARCOTICS CRIMES

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana w/ Intent after 1 Helena- West Helena man and 1 Elaine man were stopped during a traffic stop and 2 pounds of marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Both suspects are being held at the county jail awaiting bond.

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MISC. FELONIOUS CRIME

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Prostitution where there was one suspect arrested in connection with this crime and is being held at the county jail with a bond.

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FUTURE ACTIVITIES:

Det. Dennis Cox- scheduled to attend CID 2 course and Tactical Officers course training (rescheduled due to circuit court)

Sgt. Covington to attend Training Officer’s Development course

Develop and Implement Tip Line

CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

Cox was out on vacation this week.

Reworking and looking at alternative operation times for division.

Working open cases

STAFF CONCERNS:

A Plan to Address City’s Issues of Aggravated Robberies and Commercial Burglaries

Off- site recording for The Office of Investigations

Additional Training for the Division

Promotions & Raises

Clothing Allowance

Networking for East and West Precincts

Address City’s problem areas.

FUEL:

Criminal Investigation Division fuel Purchased for the week of June 12- June 18, 2009

InvestigatorDateGallonsFuel Usage Cost
Roy Covington Sr.06/12/200921.6 Gal. @ $2.57$55.90
Dennis CoxNoFuelPurchased
Michael Thomas06/15/2009

06/17/2009

16.2 Gal. @ $2.57

15.8 Gal. @ 2.57

$42.00

$41.00

Chanta Mansfieldn/an/an/a
TOTAL 53.7 gallons$138.90
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District Court Weekly DHR (6/22/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of June 12 - 18, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    June 22, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

June 12 – 18, 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., June 12, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 215

Tues., June 17, 2009 – Abbreviated work schedule due to electrical problems.

Wed., June 18, 2009 - Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled - 7 civil and 1 small claims

Thurs., June 18, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 15

Thurs., June 18, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 11


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of June 12 - 18, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

4 

 

18 

22 

DA 

 

1 

 

1 

DM 

19 

 

31 

50 

G 

3 

 

13 

16 

NG 

5 

  

5 

PRB 

  

5 

5 

WR 

4 

  

3 

TOTAL 

34 

1 

67 

102 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

 

1 

13 

14 

DM 

4 

1 

3 

8 

G 

3 

  

3 

PRB 

  

2 

2 

TOTAL 

7 

2 

18 

27 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

4 

1 

31 

36 

DA 

 

1 

 

1 

DM 

23 

1 

34 

58 

G 

6 

 

13 

19 

NG 

5 

  

5 

PRB 

  

7 

7 

WR 

3 

  

3 

TOTAL 

41 

3 

85 

129 


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit            NG – Not Guilty

DA – Deferred Adjudication        PRB – Probation

DM – Dismissed             WR – Warrant Recalled

G – Guilty

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Jail Roster

(June 12 - 18, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Gamble, Marlon

CR-09-2258

CR-09-2259

06/05/09

06/12/09

Plea of guilty to CR-09-2258. Sentenced to 8 days in jail with credit for 8 days served.

Plea of not guilty to CR-09-2259. Trial set for 07/02/09. Released O.R.

Pritchett, Harold

TR-08-3093

CR-08-4198

06/10/09

06/12/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Sentenced to 2 days in jail with credit for 2 days served and ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $335.00.

Purvis, James Henry

CR-09-1632

CR-09-1633

CR-09-1634

CR-09-1635

CR-09-1636

CR-09-1637

CR-09-1638

CR-09-1639

CR-09-1640

CR-09-1641

CR-09-1642

CR-09-1643

Served in jail on other charges.

06/12/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Trial set for 07/30/09. Released on bond.

Williams, Aaron

CR-09-2336

CR-09-2337

CR-09-2338

06/06/09

06/18/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Trial set for 06/25/09. Released O.R.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., June 19, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Sat., June 20, 2009 – Employee Appreciation Day

• Thurs., June 25, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 25, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 26, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., July 1, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., July 2, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 2, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) – No Court. July 4th Holiday.

• Fri., July 3, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - No Court. July 4th Holiday.


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on June 19, 2009 (Plea Day) until completed.

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

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.


 

    

Police (DHR) June 22, 2009

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HELENA-WEST HELENA POLICE DEPARTMENT
“WE SERVE, WE CARE”


Date: June 22, 2009
Reporting Dates: June 11-17, 2009
Prepared By: Office Manager / Records

Crime Data
Disturbance: 49
Burglary: 05
Stolen Vehicle: 00
Escort: 16
Alarm: 18
Call for Police: 32
Missing Person: 00

Communication Center:
Dispatch / Call Intake
Landline: 2,981
911: 697

Officer Contacts:
Tickets: 52
Arrest: 17
Warrants: 15
Affidavit: 06
Reports: 88
Accidents: 04
Building Checks: 575
Officer Response / Contacts: 582

Tickets:
D.W.I.: 00
Suspended D/L: 07
Possession of Control Substance: 00
Speeding: 16
Loud Music: 08
Seat Belt: 11
Stop Sign Violation: 04
No Vehicle Registration: 02
Warning Tickets: 05

Officers/ Weekly Gas Report:
$1,236.38

Bond & Fine:
$14,203.00

Vehicle / Repairs / Fleet Management:
Repairs/ Motor / Unit 01
Repairs/ Transmission / Unit 10
Repairs/ Transmission/ Unit 12

SpecificWeekly Report:
Training/ Captain Meeting / West side PD / June 24

Future Weekly Activities:
Training/Officers / CJI/ PCCUA/ July 20-23
Training / Auxiliary Class / July 20-August 27
Training / Dispatch / Customer Service / PCCUA/ August 7

Follow Up Activities:
ALETA / Officers Tundry Wallace & Chanta Mansfield successfully completed
Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy on June 19, 2009

Patrol:
Shift 1 / Target Areas:
11 Citations
10 Disturbances
08 Misd Warrants (Arrest)
14 Traffic Stops

Shift 2 / Target Areas:

06 Citations
10 Disturbances
09 Traffic Stops
120 Building Checks

Shift 3 / Target Areas:
18 Citations
16 Disturbances
12 Misd Warrants (Arrest)
11 Traffic Stops
189 Building Checks

Shift 4 / Target Areas:
17 Citations
13 Disturbances
12 Misd Warrants (Arrest)
24 Traffic Stops
266 Building Checks

Staff Concerns:
Police/ Copier/ Computer
Dispatch Center/ Westside/ Fax Machine
Dispatch Center/ Eastside/ Computers/ Radio Room
Clerical/ Warrants/ System for Scanning (Documents)

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WEST HELENA-WEST HELENA WATER DHR 06-22-2009

Department:    WEST HELENA WATER UTILITIES

                                            92 PLAZA

                              WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS

                                              72390

 

Date June 22, 2009

 

Prepared by  KEN FRATESI (06/19/09)  

WEEK OF _06/12/09—06/18/09

245 SOUTH BARINGO REPLACE METER SET

502 WEST PARK REPAIR WATER SERVICE

179 WESTWOOD REPAIR WATER MAIN

40 PARKDALE REPAIR WATER MAIN

74 LINCOLN CT. REPAIR WATER SERVICE

227 NORTH FIFTH MTC METER SET

7184 PC 300 MTC METER SET

FOURTH & ST. CLAIR LOCATE MANHOLE

160 WESTWOOD REPAIR WATER  SERVICE

ASHLAR AND LADINO REPAIR WATER SERVICE

BACKFILL 217 SOUTH COANZA, 350 NORTH WASHINGTON, 74 LINCOLN CT.

CUT GRASS

READ METERS

 

Future Weekly Activities:

CHECK PROBLEM SEWERS

 

 

Follow Up Activities:

HAVE ISSUED PROCEED TO WORK ORDER ON BOTH PUMP STATION REHABS.

 

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

 

DHR Parks and Recreations June 22nd

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 6-22-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

6-15-09

Monday

Daily cleaning of HWHCC

Cut Solomon Hill

Games cancelled due to storm damage

Tuesday 6-16-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Cut @ the HWHCC

Meeting with the Mayor

Adult free play 6pm-until

Wednesday 6-17-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Adult Volleyball

Began to cut the N. Helena Park

Thursday 6-18-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Finished cutting N. Helena Park

Friday 6-19-09

Daily Cleaning @HWHCC

Cut Washington St. Park

Picked up tables from New Haven Church and the Police substation

Prepped the HWHCC for Parties

Food delivery truck received

Saturday 6-20-09

Little league games 1030am-until

Employee Appreciation Party 8pm-until

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 Hollow
  • 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
  • Repair goals in Hollow
  • Clean ditch in North Helena Park
  • Clean-up piles of debris in North Helena Park
  • Fix the trimming on backboards at HWHCC
  • Install Foul Poles at Little League Field
  • Replace urinal in boys restroom@ HWHCC


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Staff Issues/Concerns

None at this time

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nimiety \nih-MY-uh-tee\, noun:

The state of being too much; excess.

What a nimiety of . . . riches have we here! I am quite undone.
-- James J. Kilpatrick, "Buckley: The Right Word", National Review, December 23, 1996
Just as daily life contains all the comforts of what one owns, there is also a natural shedding or forgetting and a natural dulling, otherwise one becomes burdened with a sense of nimiety, a sense (as Kenneth Clark put it in his autobiography) of the "too-muchness" of life.
-- Nicholas Poburko, "Poetry Past And Present: F. T. Prince's Walks in Rome", Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, January 1, 1999

Nimiety is from Late Latin nimietas, from Latin nimius, "very much, too much," from nimis, "excessively."

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

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prescience \PREE-shuns; PREE-shee-uns; PRESH-uns; PRESH-ee-uns; PREE-see-uns; PRES-ee-uns\, noun:

Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.
--prescientadjective

But you could not fault his prescience in 1980 when he [Arthur Seldon] wrote: "China will go capitalist. Soviet Russia will not survive the century. Labour as we know it will never rule again. Socialism is an irrelevance."
-- "Prophet of privatisation puts money on Major - well, £2.50 of it", Electronic Telegraph, March 28, 1997
Critics and historians have written admiringly of Dostoyevsky's acuity at forecasting the nature of the political turmoil that would envelop Russia over the next 100 years; Ms. Egloff, too, pays homage to the novelist's prescience.
-- "Plotters and Snoops in Old Russia", New York Times, May 23, 1998
As a professor, he earned a reputation for prescience when he returned an examination to a student named John Grisham with the comment, "Although you missed most of the legal issues, you have a real talent for fiction."
-- "The Final Refrains of 'Dixie'", New York Times, November 11, 1998

Prescience is from Latin praescientia, from praescio, praescire, to know beforehand, from prae, before + scio, scire, to know.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Get your 2009 Yard Sign Today


Show your Cougar Pride with the 2009 Yard Sign.  $20.00 each.  I have attached the artwork so you can view it.  Also, don't forget the reception to meet our new Superintendent and Coaches on June 22 at 6:00 at The Bistro Bar and Grill on Plaza.

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503 Franklin Demolition has begun

The Sanitation Department of the City of Helena-West Helena has begun razing two (2) structures in the 500 Block of Franklin Street. These structures have been condemned by the city. The condemnation process begins with notice from the Code Enforcement Department following by a hearing before the Planning Commission. After the Planning Commission approves a property for condemnation, the matter is presented to the City Council for confirmation. After confirmation of the condemnation process, the property is deemed condemned and the city is then authorized to get the property into compliance with local codes and charge the expenses to the landowner through a lien procedure.

Arkansas has a new law that will likely allow the city to take properties like these into its inventory and lawfully redeveloped.

Here are some snapshots from Franklin Street:



The City has also razed several other condemned homes:

Porter Street


Lithicum Street


Liberty Street


Holly Street:


Holly Street:


Ohio Street:


Walker Street:


6th Street:



The departments will continue to aggressively pursue compliance with our local codes. For more information, please contact our Code Enforcement Department: 870-714-1450 (Patrick Allen) or (870)338-1666 (Joshua McIntosh).

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