Union Bank Robbed Third Time
Arrests Made In Theft Of Area Road Signs
Halloween To Be Observed
Rickman Union Bank
Robbed Third Time
Patrol cars and police tape surround
the Union Bank & Trust Co.
branch office in Rickman shortly after a man
walked in and
robbed the bank around 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21.
(OCN staff photo)
The Rickman branch of Union Bank & Trust Co. was robbed again last
week, the third time the bank has been robbed in the past three
and a half years.
Information is still sketchy on the robbery. Around 10:40 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 21, a tall man wearing a mask reportedly walked into
the bank, located on Rickman Road (Old Highway 42), robbed it, and
left in a blue older model Chevrolet S-10 pickup. Within minutes
of the the robbery being reported, authorities found the pickup
on Spring Creek Road, south of the bank, and money was found on
the ground near the truck. The S-10 was believed to have been stolen
from a factory parking lot in Livingston.
Trained dogs from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Cookeville
Police Department assisted Overton County Sheriff's Department personnel
in searching the area for the perpetrator, but found nothing.
The bank was robbed previously in May 1996 and in July 1998. A
Gainesboro man charged in both previous robberies is to be sentenced
next Friday in federal court in Nashville in the July 1998 robbery.
Arrests Made In
Theft Of Area Road Signs
By Dewain E. Peek
Capt. Tim Emerton and Chief Roger Phillips of the Livingston Police
Department show some of the signs recovered during a recent search
of a residence on Hawkins Road. Two arrests were reportedly made
on Monday, Oct. 18 after the execution of a search warrant at the
residence. Arrested were Kathryn Myers, 43, and Corey Gillespie,
19. Both were charged with possession of marijuana under 1/2 ounce
and theft of property valued at over $500 in connection with the
theft of street signs and traffic control signs. Both were taken
to the Overton County jail before being arraigned.
Halloween To Be
Observed On Saturday
By Dewain E. Peek
Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 30 in Livingston,
according to Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham.
A statement from the Livingston Police Department reads, "With
Monday being a school day and many residents attending Sunday evening
church service, we feel our children would be able to enjoy the
season more observed Saturday evening. Halloween is a time of enjoyment
for our young people and we wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween."
In an effort to reduce the incidents of vandalism and egg throwing,
officers of the Livingston Police Department and the Overton County
Sheriff's Department will be out in force this Halloween.
Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips said, "Anyone found
throwing eggs or other material at vehicles or pedestrians will
be arrested and can face charges of disorderly conduct, a class
C misdemeanor with up to 30 days in jail and up to a $50 fine; vandalism,
a class A misdemeanor with up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and
up to a $2,500 fine; and/or criminal littering, a class B misdemeanor
with up to 6 months in jail and up to a $500 fine."
Any vehicle involved in a throwing incident where the driver is
arrested will be towed at the owner's expense, according to both
Chief Phillips and Sheriff Kelly Hull.
Authorities urge parents to be sure of their children's whereabouts.
Parents are held responsible for damages committed by their children
up to $10,000.
Anyone under the age of 18 found throwing eggs or other materials
at vehicles or pedestrians will be charged with the offense in juvenile
Sheriff Hull said, "Halloween is a time we hope our youngsters
can enjoy. Working together, we can insure it to be a safe and fun
Chief Phillips added, "Just please remember that what is
usually meant as a harmless prank can turn into someone else's tragedy
For trick-or-treaters, the Livingston Police Department and Overton
County Sheriff's Department offer the following tips for a safe
Walk on sidewalks or the shoulder of the road, not in the street
or traveled portion of the roadway, and walk facing the oncoming
traffic if no sidewalk is available.
Cross the street only at corners, and always remember to look both
ways before crossing.
Never cross the street from between parked cars.
Never get into a stranger's car or house. Always accept the treats
at the door.
Trick or treat only in neighborhoods you are familiar with. Never
Don't eat the treats until they have been inspected by a parent.
Wear flame retardant costumes that are easily visible at night.
Take the treats to Livingston Regional Hospital to have them x-rayed
for possible contamination.
Those driving children should make sure they exit the vehicle on
the curb side away from traffic, and all drivers should drive slow,
taking care to watch out for trick-or-treating children.
Overton County News
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