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Choctaw County investigating incident of dog being thrown off a bridge

February 28, 2014

Choctaw County authorities are investigating an animal cruelty incident where a a bull dog was thrown off of a bridge in the Boswell area.


The incident was captured on video and shows a juvenile hurl the dog off the bridge and it landing on dry ground below. The video has been shared on social media Web sites.


The dog was later taken to an Atoka veterinarian to be treated for it’s injuries and is doing well, according to the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, who confirmed there is an active investigation into the case today.


In other crime news, Durant police officers have been investigating multiple thefts during the month, according to crime reports released by the department.


Billie Liverman told Patrolman Bradley Nelson that $250 worth of miscellaneous tools were stolen from his vehicle in the 1700 block of North 10th Avenue. Liverman said the vehicle was locked and that he did know of a suspect.


Master Police Officer Jason Colvard investigated an automobile burglary in the 800 block of North Fourth Avenue, and according to the report, two billfolds and approximately $40 in loose change were stolen. The vehicle was unlocked.


Ladarius Davis told Patrolman Buddy Faulkner that his billfold was stolen from his car in the 2oo block of Sycamore Street. The vehicle was not locked.


Officer Travis Dill investigated the burglary of an office at Dollar General on Main Street. Lynda Clampitt, store manager, told Dill that the store’s office had been broken into and computer mouses and a keyboard were stolen. The store’s video surveillance showed a man walk into the store at 8:54 that morning. The office was locked at the time and employees said they thought the door had been “jimmied.”


Olivia Amaya told Patrolman Josh Williams that a wallet was stolen from her vehicle in the 200 block of Reid Street. There was no sign of forced entry.


Master Police Officer Rick Ford wrote a report on the burglary of John DaVault’s vehicle in the 1500 block of Maple Street. DaVault said a set of keys were missing from the cup holder and upon opening the trunk, he discovered an air compressor, floor jack and vehicle booster were missing. Several jewelry items were also taken from the glove box, including a Cobb High School class of 1953 ring. The vehicle was believed to have been unlocked at the time of the theft.


Several power tools were stolen from Mary Burger’s storage building in the 1700 block of West Elm Street, according to a report by Master Police Officer Ford. The victim said she went to retrieve some of her tools and noticed the building door was open.


Patrolman Andrew Piper investigated the burglary of Sarah Carr’s car in the 300 block of South Seventh Avenue. Carr said a backpack containing two textbooks, sheet music and $30 was missing. Other items, including her purse, were untouched. She told Piper she was not sure if the vehicle was locked.


Bailey Allmon told Master Police Officer Shane Harkey that a book bag containing college text books were stolen from her vehicle in the 800 block of North Second Avenue. Other items in the vehicle that were more valuable than the books were not taken, the report stated, and Piper investigated a similar theft report a few days earlier where text books were reported stolen.