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September 20th, 2011
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 175 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Sept. 16-18, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of James.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary of building â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â Coral Cove.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 300 block of FK Williams.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Injury to child â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted last week by the Nolan County Grand Jury. Childers was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, enhanced to a first degree felony with one prior conviction. Court documents state that Childers sexually assaulted the victim, knowing that the victim did not consent and was unconscious or physically unable to resist or unaware that the sexual assault was occurring.
David Warren (Sheriff of Nolan County), Charles Armstead (Roscoe VFD), Elsie Armstead (Roscoe VFD), Ray King (Trent VFD), Paula King (Trent VFD), Robert Clark (Sweetwater PD), John Luckey (Lake Sweetwater VFD), Tim Blount (Nolan County Sheriff's Office) Jerry N. Watts and Brenda Watts (Nolan County Sheriff's office), Randy Teel (Lake Sweetwater VFD), Melinda Moncada (Sweetwater PD), Kathy Arrant (Lake Sweetwater VFD), David McDonald (Nolan County Sheriff's Office), Sam Cunningham (Sweetwater PD), Matthew Polnack (North Runnels Hospital EMS) and four airmen from Dyess Air force base
The Sweetwater City Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2011 at City Hall.
A public hearing took place during the meeting to discuss redistricting plans. No input was offered, but two representatives with the city's selected redistricting firm, Knight and Partners, gave a presentation on the process and plan chosen.
On Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2011, just before 9 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office located a missing person that had been wandering around in a disoriented state for approximately 30-plus hours in southern Nolan County.
Paulina Rodriguez, Kayloni Juarez and Hope Rodriquez are pictured at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center's Grandparents Day lunch on Friday, Sept. 16.
Sweetwater High School senior Allie Zavaleta was crowned the 2011 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Sweetwater Mustangs Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. She is shown being crowned by Class of 2001 Homecoming Queen Brenda Morales. Also shown is Zavaletaâ€™s escort, Christopher Hernandez. Zavaleta is the daughter of Jose and Griselda Zavaleta.
The Nolan County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been chosen to receive $5,172 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. According to Sweetwater police officer Armando Renteria who recently spoke to Amber Campbell, Darrell's wife, Cpl. Campbell is determined to recover. "He is very determined and is progressing above normal. On Thursday, he walked 198 feet with only the use of a cane. He is doing very well and is setting and meeting goals. He is also starting to use the left side of his body more."
Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.