Man with mouth full of green plant material said he did not eat pot

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Police were called to a woman’s house because two men got into a disturbance on her front lawn. One man had been staying at the house temporarily and the other happened to be there to feed her cat.

He said he saw the temporary roommate’s truck in the driveway and recognized it.

He knocked on the door, but the the man did not answer. Then out of nowhere another man came up to him in the yard and started an argument.

After suddenly appearing, the man left and the victim called police. They heard his side of the story and called the homeowner who confirmed that he had permission to be there.

About that time, an officer walking around the property found a woman hiding in the bushes with a suitcase. She said she had been inside with the owner of the truck and the man who had left.

The homeowner said no one had permission to be at her house except for the friend feeding the cat.

Officers used the friend’s key and announced themselves. The owner of the truck said he was in the bathroom and would be right out.

After a few minutes, he came out and explained that he did not go into the yard because he did not want to get tied up in an argument with the victim. He said the victim had been accusing him of stealing tools.

He said they had been up the road painting a house and hanging out with each other. The police report indicated that it had rained that day and the day before, making it difficult to paint the exterior of the house. The temporary roommate was only allowed to stay there as long as he was doing construction work with the property owner. It turns out he was not.

Everyone was told to separate for the evening and eviction procedures were passed on to the homeowner.

High end toiletries

A woman called police because she noticed that three small bottles of very expensive hand lotion were missing from her bathroom.

She initially thought she had misplaced them, then noticed that a large tote bag was missing from her closet.

She found that some very expensive bras she had purchased were gone as well.

They were missing out of her dresser.

Nothing else of value was taken. The victim told police she compulsively locks doors and windows and that no one else has a key.

No fingerprints were discovered.

DUS 3rd

An officer patrolling the interstate came up behind a car in the fast lane going way too slow.

The officer then tried to make a traffic stop and the driver slowed to 10 mph and started driving along the shoulder of the road.

The report said that the driver threw a plastic bag out the passenger’s side window and then proceeded to drive real slow for a while.

He then stopped and threw another object over the retaining wall.

The officer approached with his weapon drawn and ordered the suspect out of the car. According to the report, the driver then began dialing his cell phone.

He was ordered to put the phone down and get out of the car, which he eventually did.

The officer then spoke with the suspect, who was chewing on something. When asked what it was he told the officer he ate a chocolate earlier.

The report said the officer observed a strong order of raw marijuana coming from the suspect’s mouth.

The officer told him to open his mouth and the report said the officer saw raw pot stuck between several teeth.

The suspect’s tongue was coated in a green substance.

The officer asked him if he had eaten marijuana and he said no.

EMS was called to be on the safe side and about that time the suspect began to vomit.

After several sessions of that, he admitted to eating the pot, according to the report.

The man was charged with Driving Under Suspension 3rd. One bag of pot was found and the other, that went over the retaining wall, was not. The report said the officer believed it might be stuck in a tree because the K9 dog did not alert on it anywhere on the ground below.

Very particular

A husband and wife got into a spat and police were called to their home one evening. When they arrived, the wife explained that they had just come home from having dinner out when the dispute began.

She said the argument was over her husband not parking their car straight in the assigned parking space, the report said. She told the officer she is very particular about things and this really bothered her. She said there was no altercation nor physical or verbal interaction, only laughing and joking. But the husband told the officer his wife wanted to leave to go see a family member and he thought she was too drunk to drive. He said that he was trying to prevent her from driving and that while doing so, his wife pushed and punched him in the cheek. His face had a laceration consistent with a strike to the face, the report said.

The wife was then arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence.

This incident was relayed to officers by a witness out walking his dog.

Fuzzy

A store clerk called police to report a man trying to pass three fake $100 bills. She said they felt fuzzy and appeared very old.

She called in loss prevention officers and the police. The customer then asked the clerk if he was being held at that time and when told he was not, he got his money back and left the store.

The loss prevention officer tried to catch up with the suspect in the parking lot, but he got away before anyone could stop him, according to the report.

Lucky break

An officer witnessed a man driving a moped. He almost wrecked the moped into a gas station and then almost let it fall to the ground while trying to park.

The man then stumbled around, swaying back and forth into the store, according to the police report.

The officer stopped him and asked him if he had been drinking. He said he had two or three beers and a few liquor drinks. The man got lucky and was only charged with drunkenness in public and released. His cousin came and drove the moped home.

The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the MPPD.

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.

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