Lebanon Reporter

Local News

August 16, 2013

Running, hiding, don't help theft suspect

LEBANON — After chasing him through two subdivisions, Lebanon police arrested suspected shoplifter Billy Joe Roberts, 29, at gunpoint — while he sat in a half-empty hot tub. Personnel from five police agencies and one fire department scoured the Park Place and Rolling Meadows subdivisions on Lebanon’s northwest side for more than an hour Thursday before a homeowner in the 2100 block of Candlestick Drive told an officer he saw something suspicious. The cover of his hot tub was askew, and there was a handkerchief in his yard, the homeowner said. He had completely covered the hot tub, and it wasn’t his handkerchief, the he said. When they uncovered the hot tub, Lebanon Police Department patrolmen T. J. Nelson and Jeff Nelson also uncovered Roberts, LPD Lt. Brent Wheat said. For more of the story, see Friday's Lebanon Reporter.

1
Text Only
Local News

Featured items
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide