Police headlines for June 18

Local man arrested in fencing theft

David W. St. John, 36, of 217 Oakwood Place, faces two counts of receiving stolen property for allegedly selling fencing stolen from the National Trail Parks District, according to police.

St. John was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Clark County Jail, said Lt. Noel Lopez of the Springfield Police Division.

In May, the National Trail Parks District reported several hundred feet of fence, valued at about $130, stolen.

Working with scrap yards to identify the thieves, police obtained video and photo evidence they say show St. John as the man who sold the fencing for $104 on May 30, according to court records.

Man accused of attempted theft

William S. Fyffe, 47, of 1110 E. Jackson St., was arrested and charged with tampering with coin machines and possession of criminal tools after police found him leaving the North and Bechtle Car Wash shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

According to police, an alarm from a coin changer alerted officers to the car wash. They reported they saw Fyffe driving a truck out of the car wash, and stopped it on Columbia and Jackson streets. At the car wash, they found the door to the coin changer pried open. No money was stolen because the coins drop into a metal safe located below the change machine.

Fyffe was placed in the Clark County Jail.

Burglary charge

Jeffrey L. Strodes, 24, address at-large, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary after allegedly entering without permission the residence of a woman he knows in the 500 block of South Limestone Street, between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, there was a physical altercation between Strodes and a woman inside the residence. He was found by police and placed in the Clark County Jail.

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