Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 24, 2013

Several police calls

APD investigates wreck, drugs, copper theft

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — Late October has been relatively peaceful for the Athens Police Department, but a few events resulted in calls for service on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, shortly after 11 p.m., a 22-year-old woman escaped injury when taking evasive action in the 700 block of East Tyler Street, to miss a vehicle that left the scene.

Amber Dunklin was driving a black 2008 Nissan Titan when she swerved to avoid a crash and struck two utility poles. Oncor was notified of the damage to the poles.

The wreck was investigated by Cpl. Roger Keith, who was assisted by Officers Jeremy Hugghins and Jonathan Hutchison.

A few minutes later, Officer Wesley Hoover conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1400 block of East Tyler Street that resulted in an arrest on a drug charge.

Gregory Linn Weatherford, 19, was booked into jail for possession of a dangerous drug, as well as traffic violations. Weatherford was released after posting $3,500 bond.

Police also arrested Stevie Dawn Seidel, 22, for possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked and released.

APD is investigating a theft of copper at a local business. Andrews Diversified Center in the 1400 block of Flat Creek Road reported that two of the company’s outsized air-conditioning units were damaged for the copper tubing.