Kingston Public Works director jailed
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Mar 08, 2013 | 2616 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Kingston employee was arrested Wednesday after being caught on camera attempting to steal from the city.

According to Police Chief Clay Patterson, after an investigation regarding a check missing from the city's night deposit system, Thomas L. Heard, 50, of Kingston was arrested and charged with theft by taking and of theft of services. Patterson said the camera system in the area caught Heard tampering with the box.

Heard has worked for the city of Kingston for more than three years and was currently serving as the Public Works director for the city.

No further arrests are expected at this time.

@Bodycopy center bold:Rydal man turns himself in on Athens hit-and-run

A man who was wanted in connection with a Feb. 16 hit-and-run in Athens turned himself in to authorities Wednesday.

According to Athens-Clarke County Police, William Wilson Heaton Jr., 22, of Hendricks Road, Rydal, surrendered to police after arrest warrants were issued Wednesday.

Heaton allegedly was driving a pickup that struck Emily Bowman, 19, of Woodstock from behind in the early morning hours, leaving the woman in critical condition.

Though Heaton fled the scene, police quickly identified him when they found the truck abandoned on a side street nearby.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported in the week that followed that a liquor bottle, empty cans of beer and other evidence were collected from the pickup, strongly indicating that Heaton was impaired at the time, police had said.

Heaton is charged with hit-and-run, driving under the influence, serious injury by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and open container.