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Pulaski Stabbing Print E-mail

PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Press Release 

July 18, 2013 

July 18, 2013, at 12:29 A.M., the Pulaski Police Department received a call from Lewis Gale Hospital – Pulaski reporting that they had a victim of a stabbing incident in the emergency room.  Officers responded and interviewed Michael B. Koert, 28 years of age, who had suffered a stabbing wound to his back.  Mr. Koert was transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and his condition is unknown.

 The initial investigation into the incident revealed that a physical altercation between the victim and three suspects occurred in the street in the 900 block of Randolph Avenue.  The suspects fled the scene but were later located by officers in the 700 block of Monroe Avenue. 

The process of the investigation resulted in a search warrant being served at the suspects’ location.  This search resulted in the recovery of illegal narcotics.  The following suspects have been arrested for the following offenses: 

Andrew M. Hall, III – 27 yoa - of Dublin, VA. – Assault & Battery 

Christopher K. Hardin – 28 yoa – Pulaski, VA – Assault & Battery 

Matthew R. Hetherington – 26 yoa – Pulaski, VA – Aggravated Malicious Wounding 

Officers and/or investigative personnel were on the scene of the arrest and search until 8:53 A.M.  All of the suspects were committed to the NRV Regional Jail and held without bond.  The investigation is continuing and additional criminal charges are probable. 

By Authority:

G. W. Roche

Chief of Police

Pulaski Police Department

540-994-8667

 
Press Release Budget Inn March 31, 2013 Print E-mail

PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

April 2, 2013

             On Sunday, March 31, 2013 at around 11:30am, the Pulaski Police Department responded to the Budget Inn at 509 East Main St. in the Town of Pulaski and made contact with William Shane Rupe, 26, of Pulaski, for a non-criminal incident.  During that contact, officers found Rupe in possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.  Official classification of the suspected narcotics will be determined pending laboratory analysis.   This is the third incident involving narcotics at the Budget Inn in the past seven days.  All incidents appear to be unrelated to each other. 

 By Authority of:

A. C. Meredith

Captain

Pulaski Police Department

 
Press Release Budget Inn March 28, 2013 Print E-mail

PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

March 29, 2013

             On Thursday, March 28, 2013 at around 10:30pm, the Pulaski Police Department responded to the Budget Inn at 509 East Main St. in the Town of Pulaski concerning a community care taker call for service.  While Officers were at the motel, they identified drug activity in room 107.  Officers secured the room, and based on probable cause, obtained search warrants that included 4 different rooms and a vehicle parked in the parking lot.  With the assistance of Dublin Police Department Narcotics K9, officers located an unspecified amount of crack cocaine, marijuana, and various types of Schedule II, III, and Schedule IV prescription medications.  Officers also seized approximately $2,100 in U.S. Currency.

                 Officers arrested and charged 31 year old, DuJuan Antonio Cannon, of Detroit Michigan with 4 Felonies involving Possession and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I, II, III, and IV narcotics, and 1 misdemeanor of Possession of Marijuana.  Cannon was held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail.  Misdemeanor citations were issued to Anthony Frank Laster, 25, of Detroit Michigan and Terrell Marquis Love, 27, of Pulaski, Virginia.

Both Laster and Love were released from the scene.

 By Authority of:

A. C. Meredith

Captain

Pulaski Police Department

 
January 17, 2013 Meth Lab Print E-mail

PRESS RELEASE

PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 17, 2013 

January 16, 2013, at approximately 3:12 P.M., the Pulaski Police Department responded to Meadowview Apartments on Lee Highway regarding a tip indicating that there was an active methamphetamine lab inside of an automobile.  Officers, with the assistance of the Claytor Lake Drug Task Force and the Virginia State Police secured the area surrounding the suspected vehicle.  During the ensuing investigation, police personnel obtained search warrants for the vehicle and for an apartment whose residents were associated with it. 

The subsequent searches resulted in the recovery of a mobile methamphetamine laboratory and related substances and equipment. 

Suspects arrested at the site of the investigation:

Michael A. Edwards, 39 YOA, of Pulaski, Virginia

Johnny D. Worrell, 20 YOA, of Pulaski, Virginia

Both suspects were charged alleging offenses involving:

Manufacturing less than 227 grams of mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine in violation of 18.2-248.03.

  1. Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine in violation of 18.2-256.
  2. Possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine in violation of 18.2-248.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected.

By Authority:

 G. W. Roche

Chief of Police

Pulaski Police Department

 
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