At about midnight on New Year's Eve, city police encountered two couples in separate locations with their own approach to the start of 2011.
Officer Amanda Newcomb found Nathanial L. Talley, 22, of Antioch passed out in the driver's seat of a car stopped in the intersection of East Commerce Street and Ellington Parkway. Talley was charged with driving under the influence. His bond was set at $2,000 and his court date is Jan. 31. Heather Marie Birdsong, 25, also of Antioch, was in the same car, and she had a Sig Sauer .22 pistol, loaded with five rounds in the clip. Birdsong admitted to Sgt. Anthony McLean that she did not have a permit, and she was charged with possession of a handgun. Her bond was set at $1,000 and her court date is also Jan. 31.
Meanwhile, other officers were responding to an altercation at Leonard's Outer Edge. Nicholas E. Osborne, 28, and Dazsa Osborne, 22, both of Petersburg, refused to comply with police requests to calm down. Dazsa struggled with officers, attempting to stop them from handcuffing her husband. Both were arrested and charged with public intoxication, and Dazsa was also charged with assault on an officer and resisting arrest. His bond was $500, while hers was set at $2,000. They're both due in court on Feb. 7.
Arrested and charged with 10 counts of filing a false report and two counts of harassment
* Charles Miller, 58, Haynes St. Bond: $6,000; court date not specified.
According to the report by Detective Sgt. David Henley, Miller called the LPD's non-emergency number on Jan. 3 to report "bumping and thumping noises in the area of 5th Avenue and Haynes Street. Patrol officers did not locate anything described by Miller in the area."
"A check of dispatch records and recordings found that Charles Miller had placed 60 calls to the Lewisburg Police's Emergency Communications Center prior to this incident," Henley wrote. The calls, all placed since Nov. 6, reported loud music, loud vehicles or loud gang activity, according to Henley. "Each time Miller requested police response and each time police were dispatched and did not locate anything upon their arrival. On several occasions officers were in the area where Miller claimed the activity was occurring when Miller placed the call to the police," Henley wrote in his report.
Thefts and vandalism reported
* A central heat and air unit worth $3,400 installed at an Mane Attraction on West Ewing Street was hit by "something or someone, causing major damage," according to the report by Officer Douglas Alexander.
* Three rings, one of them a man's two-carat diamond ring worth $1,500, were reported stolen from the jewelry box of a woman who lives on Lowry Road. The victim told deputies of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department she thought she knew who had done it, and asked them to dust the box for fingerprints.
* Between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, someone removed the siding from a storage shed at a residence on Belfast Farmington Road and also entered a workshop. Items taken included a Craftsman socket set, air hose, trailer truck cranks, 1/2 and 3/4 inch impact wrenches, and a Bostitch nail gun. Total value: $884.
* Between Aug. 22 and Jan. 5, an estimated 100 feet of #2 copper wire, worth $800, was taken from the cell phone tower on Globe Road.
* Between 6 and 10 p.m. Dec. 30, someone broke into a home on Polly Adams Road by ripping out the screen and breaking a window latch. Reported as missing are: a gold chain with a love charm worth $300; a gold ring; an assortment of keys; and various prescription medications. Damage to the door was estimated at $100. The woman whose medications were taken was asleep in the back bedroom when the burglary took place. The case has been turned over to the detective division at the Sheriff's Department.
* Between 2 and 11 p.m. Jan. 4, the front driver's side window of a car parked at Wal-Mart was broken. It did not appear that anyone entered the vehicle. Owner estimates it will cost $250 to repair.
* A woman in Madison, Ala. reported to city police that someone is writing Regions Bank checks using her name but not her account number. Check # 4357 for $178.77 was written at the Dollar General Store here on Oct. 18. Police departments in Huntsville, Ala. and Fayetteville have also been informed, because similar checks have been passed in those places.
* Fifteen alprazolam (Xanax) pills, worth $6, were stolen from an unlocked car parked at Marshall Medical Center while the owner was in the emergency room.