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BCPD nabs alleged burglar

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Joe L. Hofmann
A Jasonville man was arrested late Sunday for his alleged involvement in the burglary of a local business.

According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, Patrolman Todd Stemm noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at West End Car Wash at approximately 11:30 p.m.

While performing a peripheral walk around of the outside of the vehicle, Stemm could apparently see pry bars and other items, which could potentially be used during a break in, lying on the front seat.

As back up arrived to the scene, one officer noticed a suspicious male run from the area of L&S Glass, 912 West National Avenue.

After a short foot pursuit, Joe L. Hofmann, 31, Jasonville, was taken into custody.

Meanwhile, the other officer discovered someone had broken a window to gain access to the business.

During an initial pat down of Hofmann, officers located several "obvious items" from L&S Glass on his person.

Hofmann was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center for booking on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, burglary and theft.

Hofmann remains in custody on a $10,000 cash bond while awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar this week.

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Good job, another dirt ball off of the streets.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Jun 1, 2010, at 11:25 PM

Election time is coming, lol.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 11:05 AM

Election time or not I agree with freedom1 that he wont be off the streets long. Our socity is going down hill faster than you can shake a stick. We are passing kids in school even if they need to be held back due to no child left behind. Bah on that. Then we just turn around and the the dead beats of socity loose before their time. What kind of an example are we setting for the rest out there. I will tell you a pretty darn poor one and I am ashamed of that fact. We need stricter ways to deal with the criminal like many other countrys have and maybe just maybe people will take notice and things may take a turn for the better. I know that it will never happen but that is what needs to be done.

-- Posted by klk_klo on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 11:26 AM


One problem is that the school can't make a student repeat a year of school unless parents give permission...so even though it would be better for the student AND the society, the child's parent is allowed to make that error...In a capitalistic democracy each person is allowed to make their own decision, even stupid ones...Then when they do fail expect a socialistic society to step in and take care of them their entire lives. When it doesn't, then they go to crime to earn a living OR rely on drugs [including the legal drug, alcohol] as an escape from their plight. that addiction also leads to a life of crime and a poor role model for their children; and the cycle continues generation after generation. No easy solution except to insist on the best education for each child that is possible to try to stop the cycle no matter what the previous one has had...Locking everyone up might put a band aid on the problem but doesn't really solve it. Besides raising the bar of education, I don't know what else to try. Education is the one thing that can't be taken away. Can lose a job, lose and loved one, lose an investment, but education is still there to draw upon. Over ride the parent's ability to have their child pushed into next grade before he is ready and require a semis annual testing mandatory for homeschooling so student can be made to return to traditional school setting within 6 months of leaving to be home schooled. Not all home schooled kids are being adequately educated in this state due to lack of testing. Northview's Nova net [or new equivalent] would be perfect for this type of monitoring.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 1:31 PM

Sorry to burst a bubble Jenny, but I begged the school system to hold my child back a year to help her catch up, and was told they couldn't do it. Unfortunately she failed the grade..fell behind even more and finally quit to get her GED.

-- Posted by RickS on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 1:40 PM


Not doubting that happened but more times than not, it's the other way around....Also too many in community are complacent with the general level of education. Some continue to compare it with what it was 20-40 years ago instead of what is happening in other places today. While we have some real good teachers and real motivated students, we still also have pockets that contain inflated grading that gives illusion that our general student population is doing better than it really is. ISTEP and SAT scores reveal this. The no child left behind only pushes from the bottom and does nothing about improving education at the high or mid levels. That results in general lowering of education in the population even when the ones at the lowest level are held up to minimum standards.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 4:30 PM


I am just saying that wour socity is failing as a whole. We not only have taken God out of schools we have the no child left behind. I think that these two things are about the dumbest things to happen in the schools. My father was a teacher for 19 years. He was a good teacher and took pride in what he did. He was not afraid of stepping on toes or the kids or their parents. We need to go back to that kind of teaching again and put God back into school and get rid of the no child left behind. I disagree with you when you say education cant be taken away. When the teachers are bound to pass students when there clearly are not cappable of doing the next grade levels work and the parents dont care about their child enough to keep them back then I feel as though education is on its way out. I was held back in fifth grade and it made it much easier for me to finish school. If I had not been held back I might not have finished because of the struggle I was having. Parents listen to your kids if they are telling you that they are having problems do something about it and dont ignore them. Chances are if you listen you can help and possibly avoid another thug being on the streets of Brazil. I am proud to be an American but am ashamed at the way our country is now days. We dont hold our criminals longer because of over crowding and also no backbone as to what recorses will happen when they are released. I feel sorry for teachers now days. It does not pay well and they know that their hands are bound so guess what I am going to say. With those issues I think that education is on its way out as there will soon be no one wanting to teach because of the low wages and the fact that they are contributing to uneducated kids graduationg because of the no child held back. Look in the arcves and look at Brazils finest and possibly a good most of them are not educated. That is all I have to say.

-- Posted by klk_klo on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 8:02 AM


My mom was a teacher for many years. My husband is now. I agree with a lot of what you are saying, though I differ in opinion with you about God in schools...God is there in everyone who does His work. His name doesn't have to be said nor teachings of various religions preached. It's only individual religious dogma that is forbidden in the schools, not His work through those who are His instruments. Those who are examples by their deeds will always be more credible than those who just talk about what people should do.

The news about the students who excel and those who are good examples in our community have been reported on in the paper but it's just that the "scandalous" stories about those who have fallen grab one's attention more often, and those who continue to do good works are not thought to be newsworthy many times.

We need more people to realize that the minimum to get by in school is not nearly enough to thrive in society. The schools really haven't gotten that message out there...or those in the community haven't listened. Which is it? Maybe a little of both?

Have a good day

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 3:10 PM


I believe that the term the schools use is social promotion. The parents, to my best knowledge, have to approve the retention. Jenny is exactly right about No Child Left Behind. It was originally intended to level the playing field, as it were, for those with special needs. When in fact, it did a complete 180. So much money has gone into NCLB that the middle and high end kids are the ones being cheated. Did you know that if a child with special needs brought a gun to school, they would be expelled, but would still receive educational services? Did you also know that if a child without special needs did the same thing, they would be expelled, without receiving any further educational services? While it is terrible that these kids with special needs have problems, wouldn't you want to spend more money on the majority of ability, rather than the minority. While there have been times where I felt Jenny went too far with criticism of CCSC, she has hit the nail on the head with this one. The schools cannot really get the message out there, due to mandated restrictions that they have had placed on them. The amount of money that we, for lack of better terms, waste on the minority, should be utilized to provide more programs for the middle and high end students. They are the ones that we need to really work with and try and keep in the community.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 11:34 PM

Ok, Mr. I.M.Lee Thall Esq.,

For some odd reason your making sence.. Scare Me!!

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Mon, Jun 7, 2010, at 9:50 PM

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