While on patrol in the vicinity of the President Street boat ramp, an officer noticed a vehicle. It was parked in the lot with its lights off shortly after midnight.
The officer decided to investigate. As he pulled up near the vehicle, he saw a head pop up from the passenger side of the vehicle, then shift over to the driver seat. Moments later, the officer saw another person come into sight. As he approached the vehicle, the officer noticed both people were hurriedly putting their clothes on.
The female in the passenger seat was still not wearing pants when the officer got to the window. The officer asked what was going on, and the man replied “nothing.” Both parties were arrested for public indecency and transported to CCDC.
The car was released to the girl’s father. Awkward.
• Shortly after 5 p.m. a woman was walking west on Jones Street when she was stopped by two black males. One asked her for directions to Broughton Street, and she told them to head north, pointing out which way they should go. She continued on her way, but noticed that they began to follow her. She opened the gate to her garage and one of the men followed her. Afraid of being locked in with them, she asked them to step back out so that they wouldn’t get locked in. Once outside the gate, one of the men pointed a gun to her chest. She threw down her pocket book and a bag of sewing supplies. One of the men picked up the pocketbook and asked how much cash she had. She took out $50. He took it and said, “I’m sorry but I have a baby to take care of.” They backed away and then took off north. She called 911 and reported the incident. An alert went out to all downtown units and the suspects were later apprehended.
• Two officers were observing a group of men standing in the street on the eastside suspected of being involved in distributing drugs. The officers were in an unmarked vehicle dressed in plain clothes. While conducting surveillance, the officers watched as the suspect was handed a plastic baggy. He checked the contents, stuffed it in his pocket, then sat in the front seat of a nearby vehicle. He then got back out of the car and began to talk with the group again. The officers called for marked units to stop all subjects in the area and detain the one who had taken the baggy. As they walked out from the side of a nearby building, the plain clothes officers identified themselves and the group scattered. They pursued and detained one, but the suspect who had taken the drugs had eluded capture. They found him several blocks away and arrested him without further incident. In the suspect’s car, they located the baggy with seven grams of cocaine, 13 ecstasy pills and 4.5 grams of marijuana. He was charged with possession with intent distribute and several other offenses.
• An officer saw a silver pickup truck speeding. He was able to stop the truck near MLK and Jones St. The driver smelled of alcohol, was slurring his speech badly and had glassy eyes. The driver agreed to submit to field sobriety tests. He proceeded to fail each test with flying colors and eventually tested positive for a BAC of .187 when given the Alco–Sensor III. Upon reaching the precinct, the driver was tested again and the results were a BAC of .266 – more than three times the legal limit. He was transported to CCDC.
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