Archive - Jan 17, 2012 - News Article
A Sweetwater woman was shot in the leg by her husband on Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2012.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, a call was received about shots fired on the 800 block of E. New Mexico Street in Sweetwater around 8:20 p.m. When police arrived, the victim was found down in the front lawn with a gunshot wound to her leg. Sweetwater emergency personnel made a landing zone and called a helicopter to transport the victim.
A small fire occurred on Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2012 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab located at 705 NE Georgia in Sweetwater.
According to NNR administration, the small electric fire began in an overhead light in the room of a resident, thus triggering the alarm system.
Two employees immediately extinguished the blaze, while a total of four employees responded to the situation.
The Sweetwater Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
The 2012 Star Search Finals will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium.
The showâ€™s director, Billie Berry, would like to remind performers of these important items:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued nine citations and made four arrests from Jan. 13-15, 2012.
The SPD received 51, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 700 block of W. 10th.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of Robert Lee.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Information â€” 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1200 block of Towncreek.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Rick Gale, 44 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ John Johnson, 18 â€” Unauthorized carrying of weapon/theft.