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Jackson Police Beat, Jan. 30

The Jackson Police Department reported the following incidents that occurred in the community:

• At 5:17 p.m. Jan. 17, officers Stephen Cilento and Shane Davis responded to a residence on Green Tree Drive to investigate a report of a burglary that had occurred during the day. An investigation revealed that unknown individuals entered the residence by breaking a rear window. Jewelry and cash valued in excess of $18,000 were reported missing.

• At 3:25 a.m. Jan. 18, officers Kyle Stybe and Mitch Kafton responded to a residence on Siena Drive to investigate a report of an attempted burglary to a motor vehicle after a resident saw two people attempting to enter their vehicle and a neighbor’s vehicle. The resident yelled at the individuals and they fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. Police said the individuals attempted to enter several vehicles on Siena Drive and Emma Lane, but the vehicles were locked. Three unlocked vehicles on Emma Lane were discovered to have been entered.

• At 7:42 p.m. Jan. 18, Officer Randall Trasky responded to the Tommy Hilfger store at the Jackson Premium Outlets, Route 537, to investigate a report of shoplifting. Police were told approximately $3,000 in merchandise had been stolen from the store.

• At 7:37 p.m. Jan 18, Officer Robert Reiff was at the intersection of North Cooks Bridge and North County Line roads when he observed a 2012 Volkswagen travel through a red traffic light at a high rate of speed. Reiff followed the vehicle on North County Line Road and observed it was traveling in excess of 90 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. Reiff attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. Police said the driver quickly turned on to Bennetts Mills Road and then into Bennetts Mills Plaza before the officer was finally able to stop the vehicle.

While speaking with the 20-year-old male driver who claimed not to have any identification on him, Reiff detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a search was conducted. Police said the search resulted in the recovery of marijuana and the arrest of a 19-year-old female passenger who was charged with possession of marijuana and released.

While attempting to identify the driver, officers located fraudulent driver’s licenses from Tennessee and South Carolina with the 20-year-old driver’s photograph and a 20-year-old male passenger’s photograph on them, but with fictitious information. The two men were arrested and charged with possession of false government documents.

The driver was also charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and other traffic violations. Police said both men were released.

• At 11:41 p.m. Jan. 20, officers Kevin Kleinknecht and Matthew Buono responded to Cedar Swamp and Bennetts Mills roads to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crash. The officers found a 2003 Mercury which struck a light pole. The downed pole was laying on the vehicle. An investigation resulted in the arrest of the 67-year-old male driver who was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath tests, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving.

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