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Metropolis Police Report

METROPOLIS – The Metropolis Police Department released the following information on Monday, May 9, 2022.

May 1, 2022

Metropolis Officers arrested Tyler J. Flach in the 800 block of Parkview. Flach was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Battery. Flach was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

May 2, 2022

Metropolis Officers were dispatched to Motel 6 which was described as a Robbery that had just occurred. As units were responding to the Motel, A Metropolis Sergeant observed a black vehicle at a high rate of speed on N/B US 45 matching the description of the subjects. The Sgt attempted a stop but the driver refused to yield and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the driver drove down an embankment at Ft. Massac State Park and got wedged in the ditch. The proceeds were found in the passenger door area. Investigation and video showed the driver, Justin G. Walpool, 31, Shreveport, LA take cash from the cash drawer and attempt to leave. Employees observed Walpool on camera from another room and when confronted he fled. Walpool was charged with Burglary, Theft and Fleeing/Eluding Police as well as other traffic charges. The passenger, Michelle N. Coleman, 29, Shreveport, LA was charged with Burglary, Theft and had a warrant. The warrant was issued by Harris County, TX for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. Both were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

May 3, 2022

A Metropolis Detective observed Helen R. Cissell, 48, Metropolis walking on Oak at E. 2nd St. The Detective was aware that Cissell was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County on a petition to revoke probation. Cissell was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

May 4, 2022

Metropolis Officers were again called to a residence on Tanner Drive for a domestic disturbance. Both parties claimed to be the victim with injuries to both. Michael D. Woods,65, Metropolis and Cheston L. Sledd, 34, Metropolis each claimed that the other was the primary offender. Since both had injuries that needed to be treated and both wanted to sign complaints against each other, they were both arrested and charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

May 5, 2022

At 4:40 am, Metropolis Officers were called to a construction site in the 1200 block of North Ave. An alert citizen observed a subject inside the construction site. A Metropolis Sergeant was checking the area when the citizen stated the subject was in the port-a-pottie. Upon confronting the female, the sergeant observed an item sticking out of her shoe. When asked about it, she attempted to flee. A struggle ensued and she fought the officers. Once in custody, Officers found a glass Meth smoking pipe as well a baggie containing Methamphetamine. Tianah N. Lewkowicz, 37, Metropolis was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Metropolis officers responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of W. 16th. Officers encountered a highly intoxicated female who was very uncooperative. The caller stated that she had been drinking and was causing a disturbance. After numerous attempts to get her to calm down, she was advised that she would be arrested if she did not behave. She dared the officers to arrest her and they complied. Savannah D. Hillyard, 21, Metropolis was arrested for disorderly conduct and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

May 7, 2022

A Metropolis Sergeant observed a white truck being driven down Ferry at 4th St. The Sergeant recognized the driver, Jerel C. Childers II, 49, Metropolis. The Sergeant was aware that Childers had a suspended driver’s license. Childers was charged and released on bond.

Patricia A Cain, 67, Metropolis was arrested in the 1700 block of Filmore. Cain was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by McCracken County, KY for possession of a controlled substance. Cain was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to an arrest made by the Metropolis Police Department. This arrest was made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.