VANDALIA (JULY 31) – A young boy was charged in juvenile court with theft after he stole a dachshund from the yard of a Heather Court residence. The owner said she put two dogs outside briefly and returned to find the one dog gone. The sister of the boy returned the dog to the woman, who sought charges because of past problems allegedly caused by the boy. The boy also was trespassed from the dog owner’s property.
ENGLEWOOD (AUG. 9) - A man who stole clothing and other items from Wal Mart tried to get away from pursuing police but ended up being apprehended with the help of a Taser. Police said store security called about the man who was leaving the business without paying after being seen putting clothes from the store on over clothes he was wearing, donning a pair of new sunglasses and pocketing other items including pain reliever. As the police officer approached him in the parking lot, them man tried to get away so a Taser was used. The man was arrested and charged with theft and obstructing official business.