Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Oct. 24-30

Editor’s note: The following incidents were listed among the official reports of local law enforcement agencies and court clerks. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Bomb threat at Greenville High School was hoax

A bomb threat discovered written on the wall of a boys bathroom at Greenville High School on the morning of Oct. 27 was not a real threat, police said.

School officials did call police to the school, but their investigation determined that the threat was not credible. Classes were not disrupted.

Police said the student responsible for the threat was identified and questioned before being released to a guardian. Police have turned information over to the Bond County state’s attorney for review and determination of any possible charges.

HPD warrant arrests

▪ Justin A. Kutz, 31, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Oct. 24 on a warrant from Troy police for failure to appear in court on a charge of resisting a peace officer. He posted bond.

▪ A juvenile, 15, of Highland was arrested on Oct. 27 on a warrant from HPD for failure to appear in court on a retail theft charge. He was brought before a judge and then released.

▪ Jesse J. Gartee, 33, of Pierron was arrested by HPD on Oct. 29 on a warrant from Bond County for domestic battery and violation of bail bond. He posted bond and was released.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

Oct. 24

▪ Matthew G. Williams, 32, of Highland was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oct. 25

▪ No tickets issued.

Oct. 26

▪ James A. Macias, 44, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

▪ Carlos Valdez, 46, of Mission, Texas, was charged with failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle/property.

▪ Zane Smart, 23, of Highland was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

Oct. 27

▪ Stefani Fetsch, 34, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and having an expired vehicle registration.

Oct. 28-30

▪ No tickets issued.

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