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Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — On October 15, Officer Jeff Lowden conducted a traffic stop on a red Mercury Mountaneer for a light law violation. The driver, Leslie Greenwall of McKenzie, was found to be driving on a revoked license due to a DUI conviction in Benton County and was arrested. She was also cited for Violation of Financial Responsibility Law. Due to the charges the vehicle was towed and impounded.
Vandalism — Melanie Burke reported to McKenzie Police on October 15 that her vehicle was vandalized at Bethel University. According to the report by Andy Weaver, he observed a severe scratch on both sides of the truck from front to back. There are no known supects at the time of the report.
Theft — Officer Justin Brister spoke with Lindsey Griffin of McKenzie on October 16 in regards to a scam. She advised she had filled out an online application for a credit card and was told via text she would need to raise her credit score by a person claiming to be a representative of the credit card company. According to Brister’s report, the suspect told Griffin they would deposit a check into her bank account so she could purchase gift cards from Wal-mart. Griffin stated there was a deposit made to her account and she purchased the gift cards and sent the card information via text. Her bank contacted her and let her know there was an issue with the deposit that was made.
Griffin was advised by Brister to send him copies of the texts and be cautious of these messages in the future. The incident remains under investigation.