On July 30th at approximately 5:08 pm, a 55 year old male of Enfield came to the Sheriff’s office to report an Identity Theft. White County Deputy Sheriff, Scott Cantrell, spoke with the male. He stated that on November 23rd, 2018 he had received a package, a tool of some sort, that was delivered to his house from Montgomery Ward. The man stated he did not order the item nor did he have an account with Montgomery Ward. After speaking with Montgomery Ward personnel, he learned that his identity had been used fraudulently and without his knowledge to purchase this item. Montgomery Ward sent him a return sticker and took the purchase off his account and then closed the account. On July 12th, 2019 he received a letter in the mail from Camenity Bank showing that someone with his social security number tried to open an account. Apparently they did not have enough of his personal information to verify their identity. Also on the 12th of July he received a statement from Wayfair showing that three items had been returned totaling $629. He stated he did not have an account with Wayfair and again this was without his consent. Wayfair closed that account also. The Enfield man stated that so far he has not lost any money, but is concerned about his identity security and his credit rating. He stated that on one of the pieces of correspondence, a phone number was used.
On July 31st reporting officer Sgt Craig Poole responded to a break in burglary reported at the old Taylor Sawmill, located just North of Enfield on U.S. Highway 45. Poole arrived on the scene and spoke with Eddie D. Dotson, of Enfield. Dotson told Poole that he was employed by the Harmons to take care of the property and maintain the cattle located on the property. Dotson showed Poole where a hing pin had been removed from one of the metal entrance gates to the property to gain access to the property and where a building was that had been broken into was located. Dotson said he had discovered a building broken into on the property and a four wheeler had been taken. The four wheeler was described as a 1998 or 1999 model Honda Four Trax 250, four wheel drive with front and back racks. The incident occurred between 1 pm Tuesday to 2 pm Wednesday.
On July 31st at approximately 8:45 a.m. Sgt. Craig Poole took a theft report from Kyle C. Fisher, of Carmi, representing Roads Church of Norris City. Fisher told Poole, that a pull behind trailer had been parked outside by one of the church buildings when it had gone missing. Fisher said, the trailer was last seen on the property on June 28th and noticed it was missing on July 30th. Fisher checked with many people, who might use the trailer, to see if they had taken it but no one knew where it was. The trailer is described as a 2002 Jerry, valued at $800, black in color, 16 feet in length, side rails, and two approximate 12 inch tall poles on the rear of the trailer. The trailer was listed in leads by White County Dispatch.
Danny L. Harris, of Carmi, called the Sheriff’s Officer on July 31st to report a burglary from a building. A Sheriff Deputy met with Harris at 1673 Co Rd 925N. Harris told the Deputy that he owns the metal building at this address and that the last two nights someone has pried the door open and entered the building. Harris believed that the first night, nothing was stolen, so he wasn’t concerned about reporting the burglary. When he arrived to the residence on the 31st, he noticed the door was open and various items were missing. A grinder, radio and numerous tools were taken along with nuts and bolts that were in a cabinet drawer. Harris said, the building had been entered many times, there were pry marks on the door where the suspects had pried the door to gain entrance.