Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A mom and her young child caught the eye of a man running a pumpkin-picking stand recently because the mom appeared to be intoxicated, according to a police report.
He grew concerned and called police. When officers arrived he explained that the woman was acting strange and appeared to be drunk. Police found the woman and they did notice the smell of alcohol on her breath. She said her “car stopped at a local bar” because she ran out of gas. So she went inside and had a drink. But she said it was only one drink. Then they went to try and buy a pumpkin.
The report said the woman was steady on her feet and was able to maintain caring and control of her child while she was speaking with officers. The woman was not able to contact anyone to come pick her up so the officer called her a cab and she left with her son.
Babies having babies
A 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old boy have a baby in common. They got into a screaming match about who was going to stay up and watch the baby.
The girlfriend went to take a nap, and her boyfriend got mad because he ended up having to watch the baby. He got in her face, nose-to-nose and they both pushed each other to create a distance.
Police determined that neither was trying to harm the other, the police report said.
The boyfriend said that his girlfriend took a four hour nap and when he went to take a nap she got mad because she did not want to watch the baby.
Police counseled the couple and left.
But the couple got into an argument a second time because the boyfriend decided he was leaving. As he was packing up his things he attempted to take the TV off the wall and she called police. He was gone by the time the officers arrived a second time. She said she called police because she was scared he would try to take the baby with him.
Since the boyfriend was gone and there were no charges to be pressed, the officers left her to watch her baby.
An officer sitting at a red light on Coleman watched a car speed past him. He was able to quickly turn and catch up with the driver and pull the car over.
The officer immediately noticed alcohol coming from the man’s breath, according to the report. The driver started searching for his information and the officer asked him where he had been. He only replied, “uuuhhhmmm.”
He handed over his license and continued to search for the other paperwork. He then handed over a receipt for vehicle repairs, which the officer said he did not need. The officer asked him again several times where he had been. Several times the driver did not respond and once or twice he tried to say “right over there,” or “right across.”
But none of this made sense.
When asked how much he had to drink, he said two beers and that it was a few hours ago. He was asked to get out of he car and perform field sobriety tests. He had trouble keeping his balance and then proceeded to fail all of the sobriety tests.
He was eventually arrested and taken to the station for a breath test where he blew a .20 percent. He was charged with DUI 1st.
A woman called police because a man driving a construction-type pick up truck was driving recklessly. In addition, the truck had a blue light on top of it that was flashing.
Police made contact with the driver who said his company gave him the blue light as a warning device when he drives around the property. He was advised by the officer that warning lights should be amber, orange or white. But not blue.
When asked if he had a contact name or number for the company or his supervisor, he said he did not at that time. He was issued a ticket for possession/use of blue lights. The light was taken in as evidence and he was given a court date.
The date has come and gone, thankfully, but leading up to it, one woman was gravely concerned. She called police at first, to report that a pencil sharpener she had gotten from the 1964 World Fair when she was 6 years old was missing from her home.
She showed the officer the bedside table in her master bedroom where it normally sat.
She said there had been no sign of forced entry into her home, but she had some troubles in the past.
She went on to say that she checks her horoscope everyday on the San Francisco Chronicle and one day she checked it and all of the horoscope signs all showed the same thing stating that there would be a great explosion that would rock her world and that she would be burned by solar heat from the sun. She said it told her all of this would happen on Nov. 11.
She said when she tried to copy and paste the web page it would not work and she later tried to go back to the page and she could not access the internet.
She said she tried to check her IP address and all it said was Version 6 and she was not sure what that meant.
The officer asked the woman if she had a MAC or Windows PC and she stated she had recently gotten Windows 7. The officer explained to her that perhaps there was a compatibility issue with her present system and the new software.
She asked for extra patrols of her home, specifically on Nov. 11.
The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Many of the stories come from the initial incident reports and, occasionally, supplemental reports. Generally, cases have not been adjudicated at the time of publication. See more columns at www.MoultrieNews.com.