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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:00 am

Oak Grove Crimestoppers needs your help in finding two fugitives wanted in local crimes. Your anonymous information can lead to a cash reward of up to $1,000.

The Oak Grove Police Department is seeking Leanna Faulkner, 36, of Fort Campbell. She is a white female, 5-foot-6, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She is wanted for receiving stolen property worth more than $500, which is a felony.

Faulkner is suspected of having property stolen from Walmart and pawning it.

“We’ve got the pawn ticket saying she had pawned it a few days after the theft occurred at Walmart,” said OGPD Det. Ben Walden. “The theft occurred on March 24, 2012, and she pawned it on March 28.”

Oak Grove police are also seeking Jeffery Nicholson, 45, of Clarksville, described as being a black male, 5-foot-11, weighing 180 pounds. He is wanted for two counts of burglary.

“He broke into a house on State Line Road,” Walden said. “He stole a purse belonging to the lady who lived there. He was identified by her through a photograph. It is confirmed that he used a credit card at a convenience store in Clarksville, and he was identified on the video using that credit card.”

Anyone with information regarding these two incidents is asked to call Oak Grove Crimestoppers at 877-490-8477. Calls can be confidential, and those providing information leading to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward up to $1.000, even if they stay anonymous.

•The Oak Grove Police Department is asking the public to report anyone pointing laser lights at aircraft. There have been a number of complaints from Fort Campbell personnel about people pointing laser lights – most often green laser lights – at aircraft.

Pointing a laser light is dangerous, causing temporary blindness and disorientation for the pilots. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Doug Reinholz compared it to a camera flash going off inside a totally dark car at night. Reinholz is a police helicopter pilot who was temporarily blinded by a laser pointer from more than a mile away.

According FBI.gov, interfering with the operation of an aircraft is a federal crime punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Anyone with information about people pointing lasers at aircraft is asked to call the Oak Grove Police Department at 270-439-4602.

“It’s really difficult for us to find these people because we don’t know exactly where they’re sitting,” said OGPD Sgt. Victor Lynch. “They think it’s funny, but it’s serious. It could cause an aircraft to crash.”

What appears as a dot on the ground can illuminate an entire cockpit. The farther the beam travels, the more spread out it becomes.

FBI.gov also said that adults who point laser lights at aircraft are often drug traffickers trying to thwart airborne surveillance.

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