Iowa Old Press
Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
May 10, 1926
MANY TRIED ON MINOR CHARGES; SEVERAL JAILED
Police Pick Up Large Group of Minor Offenders During Week-End.
More than a score of persons were arraigned in police
court this morning on charges ranging from drunkenness and vagrancy to
disturbing the peace and violating traffic and speed laws. Several of those who
appeared today were sent to jail.
Jim Crowell, aged resident of Cook's point, was sent to jail for 15 days after testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bass was heard. Crowell, according to their statements, became intoxicated, quarrelsome and abusive yesterday.
Mose Patton and "Cap" Ross, both colored, arrested while intoxicated, were given two day jail sentences and a like penalty was imposed on Bert Patch, charged with intoxication.
Mrs. Albert Wagner and Miss Emma Faulkner, who live at 225 1/2 Perry street were sent to jail for five days each when found guilty of vagrancy. Their conduct, an officer testified, has caused many complaints. John Fisher, of Chicago, and William Ferguson of Petersburg, Ill., were each given five days in jail on being found guilty of vagrancy.
Ralph Smith, arrested on numerous occasions for intoxication and vagrancy and who was recently given a 10-day suspended sentence, was in court again today and sent to jail for being drunk. Ed Orth and Orn Loving, both charged with drunkenness, went to jail and Henry Whipke and William Anderson paid small fines. William Beck, charged with intoxication, was ordered to pay a trial fee of $3.
Louis Shore, charged with operating an automobile without license plates, paid $3 and Leon Perry, who drove past a traffic signal, forfeited bond of $10 when he failed to appear.
Everett Christiansen was fined $1 and costs for speeding, and Cecil Longshore and Charles Bonkidis, charged with failure to stop on traffic signal, were fined.
Submitted by C.J.L., Dec 2005
Iowa Old Press