News Headlines - June 12



APD sergeant makes initial court appearance for laying out poison for neighborhood dogs

An Ardmore Police Department sergeant made his initial appearance in court yesterday after being charged with poisoning dogs in his neighborhood.

Barry Antwine appeared with his attorney after being charged with laying out a Cool Whip bowl full of antifreeze for domestic animals in his neighborhood, knowing that it would be poisonous and dangerous to the animals.

Special District Judge Thomas Baldwin set the case for 2 p.m. on the August 5th disposition docket.

Antwine was released on a personal recognizance bond, pending the outcome of the case, however, he did have to undergo book-in procedures following his appearance.


Recent auto burglaries in Ardmore thought to be linked according to Police

The Ardmore Police Department is searching for suspects possibly involved in several car burglaries on Monday in northeast Ardmore.

Between 8:20 and 11 a.m. Monday morning, officers received four reports of auto burglaries, items missing and windows being broken out of vehicles. The incidents occurred in the 100 block of Allen Drive, the 200 block of Campbell Street, the 1700 block of Salisbury Street, and the 1300 block of Sam Noble Parkway, all in the northeast part of town.

Most missing items were small and included makeup, phone charges and small bills, but several windows were broken out and one vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Camry was stolen.

Captain Kevin Norris of the Ardmore Police Department said because the incidents all took place in the same area at around the same time, they are confident all of the crimes were committed by the same person or persons.

Another car burglary occurred Tuesday morning in which the owner discovered his pilot’s license, two prepaid debit cards, a black golf bag and his full set of clubs missing. It is unknown if this incident is related to the other four.

If you have any information that could help police, you are encouraged to contact the Ardmore Police Department as soon as possible.


Absentee, early voting deadline is approaching

The deadline to request absentee ballots for the June election is fast approaching.

Registered voters in Carter County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Healdton Municipal and the Oklahoma Primary election have until Wednesday, June 16th at 5 p.m. to request one.

Voters who want to cast absentee ballots can still do so in person at the County Election Board office on Thursday, June 19th, Friday June 20 or Saturday, June 21st. A two-member, bi-partisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the 19th and 20th to assist and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that Saturday.

Voters who have requested an absentee ballot can track their ballot using the Oklahoma State Election Board’s online voter tool.

For any additional information, contact the Carter County Election Board, located at 106 Hinkle Street in Ardmore, by calling (580) 223-5290.

 

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