Saturday, July 4, 2009

3rd of July Concert and Fireworks Show

The City of Helena-West Helena held its 2nd Annual 3rd of July Concert and Fireworks Show. The turnout was really good. The performances were good. Mrs. Betty Carter, Ms. Towanna Grant, The First Baptist Praise Ensemble, The Little Biscuit Band, and the Live Wire Band each performed. The Fireworks began at 8:58 p.m. and lasted through 9:18 p.m.



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rampart \ram-pahrt\, noun:

1. A fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top.
2. A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
3. To defend with a rampart.

To stand upon ramparts and die for our principles is heroic, but to sally forth to battle and win for our principles is something more than heroic.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
As his corpse to the rampart we hurried.
-- Charles Wolfe, The Burial of Sir John Moore
There is no rampart that will hold out against malice.
-- Moliere

Rampart derives from Middle French remparer, equivalent to re + emparer "to take the possesion of."

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Friday, July 3, 2009

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doughty \DOW-tee\, adjective:

Marked by fearless resolution; valiant; brave.

He was obsessed with the Arctic, his imagination stoked by epic accounts of the doughty pioneers who had led wooden ships into uncharted waters and northern mists.
-- Sara Wheeler, "In Cold Blood?", New York Times, February 25, 2001
One day he stumbled, fell against the spinning saw and half severed his left arm. It was three days before a doctor came, but the doughty old Swede was still alive.
-- Quentin Reynolds, "The Bold Victory of a Man Alone", New York Times, September 13, 1953

Doughty comes from Old English dohtig, "brave, valiant, fit."

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (7/02/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of June 26 – July 6, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    July 6, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

June 26 – July 2, 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 26, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 347

Wed., July 1, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 10 civil and 1 small claims

Thurs., July 2, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 119

Thurs., July 2, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions – No court.

    Independence Day/July 4th Holiday.

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on June 26, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

4

1

 

21

26

DA

   

1

1

DM

8

  

15

23

G

12

6

 

22

40

NG

   

1

1

NP

  

1

 

1

PRB

1

  

5

6

TF

1

   

1

TOTAL

26

7

1

65

99


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena - OLD

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

G

 

2

2

TOTAL

1

2

3


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

BF

2

2

TOTAL

2

2


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

  

8

8

DM

5

1

4

10

G

2

 

6

8

PRB

  

1

1

TOTAL

7

1

19

27


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

7

1

 

29

37

DA

   

1

1

DM

13

1

 

19

33

G

14

6

 

30

50

NG

   

1

1

NP

  

1

 

1

PRB

1

  

6

7

TF

1

   

1

TOTAL

36

8

1

86

131


 

KEY:

BF - Bond Forfeit            NG – Not Guilty

DA – Deferred Adjudication        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed            PRB – Probation

G – Guilty                TF - Transferred

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Jail Roster

(June 26, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Carter, Kevin

CR-09-1235

CR-09-2002

06/24/09

Arranged bond and released prior to trial date.

Plea of not guilty. Trial set 07/02/09.

Carter, Stellar

CR-07-1575

CR-08-3294

CR-08-3471

CR-08-3472

CR-09-2416

06/19/09

Arranged bond and released prior to trial date.

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/02/09.

Dawkins, Leroy E.

CR-09-873

CR-09-875

CR-09-2453

06/25/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/16/09. Bond set at $2,000.00.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-08-4410

CR-09-752

CR-09-1954

CR-09-1955

06/20/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/02/09.

Hawkins, Eddie 

DWI-09-48

06/25/09

06/26/09

Plea of guilty. To be screened on 07/02/09. Released on bond.

Newman, Darrin D.

TR-07-337

TR-07-338

CR-07-1138

CR-07-1139

06/18/09

06/26/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $615.00 and sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served.

Swopes, Edward G. Jr.

CR-09-382

CR-09-2428

CR-09-2429

CR-09-2430

CR-09-2431

06/18/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/09/09. No Contact Order entered.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

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

• Thurs., July 9, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 10, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., July 15, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

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

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

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

• Thurs., July 23, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., July 23, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 24, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

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

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

• Fri., July 31, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on July 2, 2009 (Bench Trial) 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.

    

SRT weekly report

 

Helena West Helena Police Department

S.R.T. Weekly Report

June 27, 2009 – July 3, 2009



      1. Sgt. Bivens worked with CID Detective Cox on a rape and kidnapping that occurred Saturday morning. An arrest warrant and a search warrant were issued for the suspect that lives on Springdale Road in the Springdale Apartments. The suspect was arrested without incident and evidence was recovered from the apartment.

      2. Sgt. Bivens worked with Detective Cox investigating a residential burglary on College Street and one on Cherry Street. Both burglaries are still under investigation.

      3. Sgt. Bivens along with all CID and most of the SRT members responded to an armed robbery at Hays Supermarket. The manager Keith Moise was robbed at gunpoint Thurday evening. At this time the crime is still under investigation.

      4. Sgt. Bivens conducted training on member assignments on entry into a structure and on hand signals.

        Wants and Needs:

        1. New shirts for the SRT members with our insignia so all members have shirts that match. These shirts can be made at The Latest Craze with our new insignia. These would only be made for members and the purchase made only by Colonel Fielder, this way only members will have these shirts and no one else can have them made to impersonate a member.

        2. It would help in our nighttime activities if we had night vision goggles that can be worn on a headgear. These would be hands free and leave the wearer to handle his weapon if necessary and able to handle suspects as needed.

        Future Plans:

          1. We will be conducting classes and practical exercises in entry on houses with high risk situations.

          2. We will also have continueing classes on active shooter and meth labs.

            Gas usage for Black Crown Victoria $0.00


Sgt. Bivens

SRT Troop Commander

Code Enforcement Weekly DHR 7-6-09

June 29, 2009 – July 2, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:     July 6, 2009

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities

 

·         Demolishing homes on list

·         638 Kentucky St- Lloyd James request extension

·         355 Ashlar St. Request list of Lawn Care Providers- Sent

·         703 Cooke St.- Mr. Yeager inspected- Needs some electrical repair to meet Electrical Code

·         214 Plaza St. Beauty Cleaners- Issued Business Permit letter-

·         CW Melton- Request Extension to clear 7th St. Lot 45-48 West Helena

·         Attended Historic District Meeting-

o   817 Cherry St.- Pending quotes for clean up

·         474 West St.- Porter Request extension.

·         101 S 1st St.  B & B Car Wash- Issued Business Permit letter

·         Spoke Mrs. Ann Lewis regarding property 600 Block Of Oakland Ave

·         Spoke with School District regarding Durham Bus Company –( property maint.)

o   Referred to Joe Black

·         Plotting Lots on Elm St. South St  Aaron St

·         Attended Delta Bridge Project Meeting- Per Michael Boone

·         Spoke with Mr. Love regarding water service at business

·         927 Walnut- John Broome-Still Unresolved

·         Gathering information regarding burned out houses in city

o   Collecting information regarding Burned Homes- Per Mayor Valley

o   Preparing report due by June-  Complete pending submission

Complaints by Citizens

 

·         Illegal Dumping – Bunge Company pending research

·         Fence incomplete on 405 S. Baringo St.

·         223 Cherrydale St. – Overgrown yard- back still non compliant

·         Grass on Radial St. – overgrown- pending

·         Various Complaints of Dogs at Large x 18

 

 

 

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·         709 Walker- Brown Buick  Park Ave 4dr

·         414 Valley Dr. Green Bonneville 4dr Vin 1G2AR69Y4BX10587 Lic 595KEZ

 

Mailed Postcards

 

·         121 S 8th St- Truman Rice

·         1307 Cherry St.- Truman Rice

·         512 Market St.- SD Associates

·         408 Valley St.- Alice Jackson

 

Fuel

·         Dodge Charger- White 2008

o   $30.00

·         Chevy Impala- 2000

o   None

·         GMC Truck

o   $52.00

 

Letters Mailed

 

·         See Excel Reports

Mail

 

·         $25.00

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·         141 Center St.

·         138 S. 6th St.- In Process of Clearing and Cleaning

·         727 Pecan St.

·         462 Washington St.

·         207 S. Sam St.

·         200Blk Jane St.

·         817Blk Cherry St

·         510 W. Park St.

·         202 Madison St.

·         216 Beech St.

·         Joe Brady Dr.

 

Abandoned House List for City Council – pending Submission

 

·         252 West Wood Pl.- Alfred & Michele Kines

·         503 Biscoe- John Palmer

·         330 S. 6th St- Charles Graham

·         1114 Porter St. – Mayweather & Bailey

·         311 Walnut- Robert Titus

·         315 Walnut- Robert Titus

·         353 Prairie St.- Roger & Janet Sanchez

·         812 Elm St.- Carrie Kelly

           

Lien or Affidavit Issued

 

·         None

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·         City Council Meeting- 7-7-09

·         Planning Commission Meeting- 7-8-09

·         Asbestos Inspector Training- July 28-30, 2009- Registered

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·         Continue to address Non complaint properties

·         Focus on Lots and clean up efforts

·         Mail out Postcards and Canvassing neighborhoods

·         Meet with neighborhood watch organizations

·         Invoices for demolished properties

·         Propose adopting of Mechanical ordinance- Per City Attorney

 

Staff Concerns

 

·         Office Space

·         Adopting of Mechanical Ordinance.

·         Training and Testing

 

Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report

 

·       304 Hernando St. Overgrown lot- clean alley alongside fence

·       End of Dinan St. – Clean Ditch and Street Drainage

 

Code Enforcement DHR- 7-6-09

 

Case Date

Ordinances

Property Owner

Property Address

Chapter 5 Postcard Notice

Letter

Status

Assigned To

Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

 

7/2/2009

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

Alice Jackson

408 Valley Dr.

Yes

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/2/2009

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

Dorothy Harris

406/408/410/412 Jefferson St.

Yes

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/2/2009

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

Mitchell Betty Jean Estate

1235 Poplar St.

Yes

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/2/2009

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

S D & Associates LLC

512 Market St

Yes

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/2/2009

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

Truman Rice

121 S 8th St.

Yes

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/2/2009

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

Truman Rice

1307 Cherry St

Yes

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

Group Total: 6

Total Records: 6