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Five unpaid tickets and indefinite license suspension doesn't stop man

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014

An officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Six Mile Road when he ran the tag on a truck that came back belonging to a convertible.

He stopped the driver and asked for his license and registration.

According to the report, the suspect told the officer his license was suspended and he didn't have any identification on him.

The officer ran that man's name and date of birth through dispatch and sure enough his license was suspended indefinitely for five unpaid parking tickets.

He was also wanted in another county, the police report said.

According to the report, the suspect was a larger gentleman and it required two sets of handcuffs to detain him. The suspect was placed in the patrol car while the officer investigated the tag that was supposed to be on the truck. According to the report, that tag was also suspended last October.

The man was charged for the driving infractions and handed over to the other county for the warrant.

What did you say?

Police were called to the scene of an accident, and after determining that everyone involved was okay, they began questioning the driver of the car that appeared to be at fault.

The report said that the driver had a blank look on his face and droopy eyes.

According to the report, when asked who was driving, the man said “me,” and when asked what happened, he said “me.” He then said he was turning and the other car gunned it.

The passenger then began speaking for the man because the driver was mumbling incoherently, the report said. The officer asked if they were coming off the bridge and turning and the driver pipes up, “We had the green light.”

The suspect also added that they “were going like 60 mph,” the report said. When the officer asked for his license and registration, the driver began mumbling things that the officer could not understand and saying something about his windshield. According to the report, the officer began conducting a field sobriety test, and when the female passenger saw this going on, she began yelling towards the officer and walking over to their location. The officer had to warn her about her behavior and the consequences, the report said.

The officer asked the driver where they were coming from. According to the report, the driver said they had been at a concert and when asked if he had been drinking, he said, “No. Negative.”

He also said he had not done any illegal drugs or pills. The report said the officer could smell alcohol on the driver's breath. The officer had the man go through a series of sobriety tests, but he did not complete them successfully, according to the report. He was issued a citation for DUI and expired tags.

Armed robbery

Police responded to a victim who said he had been beaten up and money was stolen from him.

He said he had some friends of his go back to the suspect's house to get the address, so he could report it to police, and when they pulled up to look at the house number, the suspect came out and shot a gun at their car, a police report said.

Police set up a perimeter around the suspect's house. When the suspect came outside, police were able to detain him, the report said. Officers served a search warrant on the home to clear it of any weapons. His parents who were inside exited the home as well.

When questioned, the suspect told police that he and his friend were out at the club earlier and he kept trying to get his friend to take him home since he started his first day at his new job the next morning. According to the report, he said his friend took him home but was upset that they had to leave the club early. They got into a confrontation over the disagreement and the suspect said his friend tried to punch him in the face, the report said. The man said he was able to block the punch and in return strike his friend in the face.

According to the report, the man said his friend left but came back with two cars and the people in those cars were threatening him.

He said he grabbed his shotgun and put a round in it and fired at the grass in the ditch to scare the people away. It worked.

The suspect was taken to the station for further questioning and the victim was taken to the hospital due to the lacerations on his face from allegedly being punched.

Mount Pleasant police later arrested him and located a shell casing at the scene, the report said.

Cleared

A woman posted an ad on Craig's List trying to sell four tires. According to the report, an interested buyer sent the woman a check for well over the asking amount. The note mailed with the check said to send back the difference when she sent out the tires, the report said.

The woman said she cashed the check digitally using her phone and the bank said it cleared.

However, a representative from her bank contacted her and said the check could bounce in the next two weeks.

She did not send out the tires or any money to the address the buyer provided. She told the officer she grew concerned when the buyer texted her repeatedly asking for the money since the check had “cleared.”

According to the report, the officer took the check in as evidence and tried calling the numbers being used by the “buyer,” but the calls went straight to voicemail.

He told the seller to ignore anymore contact from the buyer because this was a common scam.

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.

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