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Spring Hope police busy with traffic stops, calls for service in October

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SPRING HOPE — During the month of October, Spring Hope police officers investigated a vehicle theft and a hit-and-run wreck and arrested a couple fugitives.

On Oct. 2, Officer D. Radford responded to a cardiac arrest call on the 400 block of South Walnut Street. The subject was pronounced dead. No foul play is suspected in the death.

On Oct. 3, Officer N. Barbour conducted a vehicle stop on Nash Street. The driver, a Spring Hope resident, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

On Oct. 9, Radford stopped a vehicle on McLean Street for a lane control violation. During the stop, Radford suspected the driver, a Spring Hope resident, was intoxicated. The driver was charged with driving while impaired and received a $1,000 bond.

On Oct. 12, Officers L. Lucas and J. Gwaltney responded to a report of theft on the 600 block of North Walnut Street. A vehicle and firearm had been stolen. A suspect was identified and arrest warrants issued for a non-resident of Spring Hope. The vehicle has been recovered.

On Oct. 13, Gwaltney and Barbour responded to a disturbance at Northside Apartments. A non-resident of Spring Hope was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and received a $15,000 bond.

On Oct. 16, Lucas responded to a report of a hit-and-run on the 600 block of North Louisburg Road. A suspect was identified and warrants were obtained against a non-resident of Spring Hope for operating a vehicle with a suspended license, failing to report a wreck and failure to stop and provide information.

On Oct. 26, Lucas responded to the 300 block of North Walnut Street for a possible break-in. Upon speaking with the resident and through investigation, Lucas determined no break-in had occurred and the case was closed.

On Oct. 27, Lucas stopped a vehicle in which the driver, a non-Spring Hope resident, was cited for driving on a suspended license and arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant.

During the month of October, the police department responded to180 calls for service, conducted 65 vehicle stops and responded to seven crashes.

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