As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Cordell police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning May 20th, 2013, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.
On March 4th, 2013, the Cordell Police Department received a report from Cordell Schools of an alleged relationship between a 15-year old female student and a Cordell police officer. An internal investigation was initiated and turned over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Cordell police officers, with assistance from Washita County Sheriff's deputies, served a search warrant at a home in Cordell in the early morning hours of March 29th. Twenty-year old Anthony Wayne Neeley was arrested on charges of manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance (felony) , possession of a controlled dangerous substance (felony), possession of a controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful use of surveillance equipment (felony).
UPDATE (04/03/13): The proposed revisions were approved by the city council and the ordinance published in the April 3rd, 2013 edition of the Cordell Beacon. These new regulations are in effect and enforcement will be gradual on issues such as registration, but immediate on others such as dangerous dogs. We will be providing instruction and information about processes of registration when all administrative procedures are in place. We expect to being the process within thirty (30) days and hope to have all dogs and cats registered by the end of the year.