Local law enforcement officials are warning area merchants to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 bills circulating in the Crossroads area which have been treated with a chemical allowing them to at least partially defeat detection markers.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said the counterfeit $20 bills have been turning up at several different businesses in and around the Big Spring area.
Bowls were filled and a purposed was served during the Empty Bowls — Five Golden Bowls event at First Christian Church Thursday afternoon.
More than 170 area residents flooded the church hall, enjoyed a bowl of soup and walked away with a one-of-a-kind reminder that there are some who constantly have their bowls remain empty. Attendees were able to choose from nine different soups provided by community members.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ MERRITA CHAMBERS, 58, of 511 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ DEVON MARCUS MUSCHARA, 20, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 120, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for hindering secured creditors â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€¢ MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 38, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.