Pro tip: If dumping your drugs, don't throw them AT the police
YOUNGSTOWN — Reports said a Salem man was arrested Saturday evening after he threw two bags of crack cocaine at the feet of a police officer after his car was pulled over.
Richard Colon, 66, was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of possession of cocaine after he was pulled over just after 7 p.m. in the parking lot of a 1902 Oak St. store after he ran a red light.
Reports said as officers were walking up to his car Colon could be seen throwing something out the window and the two bags landed at the feet of an officer who was on the passenger’s side of the car.
Man charged after threatening Boardman police officer
A man who township police say they found intoxicated near the township government building faces a felony charge for allegedly threatening a police officer.
Stephen Ault, 61, of Southern Boulevard is charged with disorderly conduct and intimidation, a third-degree felony, for the incident reported Sunday night.
According to a police report, a patrol officer observed Ault sitting behind the police department's fuel pumps, located on the township government campus on Market Street, about 9 p.m.
The officer reported that Ault had dirt on his clothes and appeared to have urinated on himself. When asked what he was doing there, Ault reportedly told the officer that he "walking to buy more beer" and "thought there was a bathroom in the field" behind him. The officer told him that there was no bathroom in the field.
While officers were giving Ault a ride home, he reportedly told them, "Don't take me home, take me to go get beer first." Ault then proceeded to threaten, in profane terms, one of the officers who was taking him home.
He was taken to the Mahoning County jail. He is scheduled to appear in Mahoning County Area Court here Tuesday.
The report notes that township police previously have cited Ault for public intoxication.
Tuna and cheese cracker vomit that was left at the scene of a botched home burglary has led to the arrest of a Limestone County man, authorities said.
James White (Limestone County Sheriff)
James White (Limestone County Sheriff)
James Marlon White was arrested after a DNA analysis linked him to the pile of vomit that was left at the scene of a March 16 burglary on the 14000 block of Section Line Road. White is a 35-year-old from Elkmont.
The home owner caught White in his house and confronted the suspect in the hallway. The suspect was holding a gun he found inside the home. White dropped the gun and ran out through the basement, "vomiting tuna fish and cheese crackers," sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young said.
"The vomit was submitted to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for DNA testing," Young said in a news release. "On Thursday, test results confirmed known-burglar James Marlon white to be the suspect in the burglary."
Investigators contacted White and asked him to come in for an interview. He was charged and booked into the Limestone County Jail on a second-degree burglary charge with bail set at $10,000. If convicted of the Class B felony, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
WARREN — Police investigating a tire stolen from a vehicle at a home on Perkins Drive NW found a man just around the corner who appeared to be in the process of putting the stolen tire on his car, according to a police report.
Nicholas Decost, 26, of Montgomery Avenue NW, was issued a summons for receiving stolen property over the weekend after police found his car on a jack outside his garage and a tire matching the description of the stolen tire inside his open garage, the report states.
He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Monday in Warren Municipal Court. Free on $2,500 bond, Decost is due back in court on Jan. 9.
The victim, 70, told police when she tried to drive her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, the rear end dropped and fell off two red bricks, which had been placed to hold the car up when the tire was stolen, the report states. The woman told police a Chevrolet Cruze just around the corner was on a jack in front of a garage, the report states.
Decost, who the report states appeared nervous and was shaking, told officers his tires had been slashed before he was told of the situation or why they were there.
Decost first told police the tire was his spare, although it wasn’t the same size tire as the other ones on the Cruze, the report states. He changed his story several times, the report states, and told police the tire came from a tire store he used to work at or from a towing company he used to work for. Decost couldn’t name the tire store or tow company he used to work for, the report states.
Decost gave police permission to search the Cruze, inside the trunk of which they found the same type of bricks that were used to prop up the victim’s vehicle, the report states.
NILES — When police saw a man they knew had warrants for his arrest dropping off some people at Niles Municipal Court, they pulled him over and found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine.
The court is in the same building as the Niles police station.
Kevin Thompson, 36, of Warren, was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated drug trafficking and marijuana trafficking, according to a police report. Approximately 15 grams of suspected crystal meth was found in a metal capsule that police saw dangling out of Thompson’s pocket after he pulled out his wallet, a police report states.
Since Thompson had a warrant for his arrest and a suspended driver’s license, his car was impounded. Inside, police found several marijuana cigarettes and a variety of drug paraphernalia, including butane torches, a grinder with marijuana residue and a pill bottle with narcotic pills, the report states. The drugs were packaged for sale so police took $884 found in Thompsosn’s wallet, the report states.
Two women, Sarah Damron, 28, of Warren, and Deborah Bosak, 44, of Youngstown, who were passengers in the car, were issued a summons on drug possession charges and released. Police found white powdery substances and residue on items inside bags they were carrying, the report states.
WARREN — A noticeable bulge in a man’s pants led to the arrest of two men and the discovery of a large amount of marijuana later stashed in a police car, according to a police report.
Wali Akram, 22, of Cleveland, was arrested on charges of tampering with evidence, drug possession and falsification and Darren Williams Jr., 24, of Warren, was arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence and was cited on a charge of driving under suspension.
Officers working off-duty at the Hampshire House Apartments just before 11 p.m. Monday pulled over a vehicle with plates registered to a Mercury that were on a Ford, the report states. Police stopped the car and noticed Akram, a passenger in the car who at first provided a false name, had a large bulge in his pants that he said was clothing, the report states.
Both men were placed in a police car and police could smell marijuana and could tell by the feel of the object in Akram’s pants during a pat down that he had a large bag of marijuana, the report states. After searching the car, police returned to the cruiser where Akram and Williams were and Akram asked why he was going to jail if he did not have a warrant for his arrest.
When police told him he was going to jail because of the drugs in his pants, Akram said he didn’t have anything down his pants, the report states. Police then found more than three quarters of a pound of marijuana — about the size of a football — under the cage behind the driver’s seat of the police cruiser, the report states.
Police vehicle video shows Akram’s pants being pulled down and Williams reaching into his pants, pulling out the marijuana bag and telling Akram to “stuff that (expletive) bro,” the report states.
Man unsuccessfully appeals dismissal of his own charges
Ronald Bergrin appears to have both won and lost Friday when a slightly bemused three-judge appeals court panel upheld dismissal of his charges for threatening an FBI agent after deeming him mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Cleveland-based U.S. District Judge Dan Polster dismissed Bergrin’s charges in 2016 after ruling he was incompetent for the second time. He was then released from federal custody after 22 months behind bars.
It was likely Bergrin wouldn’t have faced any prison time if he had been convicted. Under federal guidelines, that sentence would have been no more than 21 months, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian McDonough, lead prosecutor for Bergrin’s criminal case and appeal.
The appeal sought to have the incompetency ruling overturned and to force prosecutors to take Bergrin to trial in New York City, where he planned to call between 50 and 75 witnesses he claimed the FBI had turned against him, McDonough said.
Bergrin argued there was insufficient evidence to prove he was mentally incompetent. During his criminal case, Bergrin fired numerous attorneys, tried to represent himself and sent a flurry of letters to various public officials, including Polster.
Bergrin’s court-appointed appellate attorney declined to comment about the ruling. Attempts to reach the 59-year-old Bergrin were unsuccessful.
A man cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, after a car he was driving struck a police cruiser early Sunday, says he’s never had a driver’s license.
The police report said his blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit for being drunk.
An officer was on patrol about 6:30 a.m. Sunday driving south on Market Street on the South Side in the left lane when a car driven by Clifford Stanley Anderson, 34, of Cameron Avenue, tried to pass him in the turning lane, then spun out and hit the cruiser and continued on.
The officer managed to pull Anderson over at East Judson Avenue and Market. Reports said Anderson smelled heavily of alcohol and could not stand up to take a field-sobriety test.
At the police station, Anderson took a breath test and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.233, reports said. In Ohio, the legal limit for driving drunk is 0.08.
Police also found a marijuana cigarette and a bag of suspected marijuana in his car, reports said.
An arrest report noted Anderson has four open suspensions and 20 previous suspensions on his license, although Anderson claimed he has never had a license.
Police issued Anderson citations for OVI and possession of marijuana and was driven home by the same officer whose cruiser he struck. The cruiser was not seriously damaged.
Municipal Court records show Anderson has traffic cases for no driver’s license and other traffic offenses dating back to 2002. His present case, however, is his first OVI.
Reports said police asked Anderson if he had a license and Anderson answered: “Man, I ain’t ever had a license.”
Anderson also told police he was not drunk when they asked him if he would take a urine test after he took his breath test. Reports said Anderson told them he would “take any test you have” because he was not drunk.
Man tells police there's a 'guy dead' in his bathtub ... and it 'stinks'
An Indiana man was arrested this week after telling a 911 operator that he was having a “rough” day because the dead body in his bathtub now “stinks.”
Dwight Shotts, 42, was arrested on Monday after he allegedly called the police to admit to the murder of 35-year-old Anthony Cline, WTXF reported.
According to court documents cited in the report, Shotts called 911 and told the operator that he was having “a rough one.” The reason he gave? “There’s a guy dead in my house.”
He proceeded to tell dispatch that there was “an altercation” that resulted in him shooting the man.
“I didn’t know what to do. I panicked, put him in the tub, and now he’s been in the tub, and now he stinks. I don’t know what to do,” Shotts is quoted as saying during the call. He added that the body had been there for “a week.”
Police were sent to the home of Shotts, where Cline’s body was found in the tub. He died from a gunshot wound to the head, officials said.
Once in custody, Shotts told investigators that he'd met with Cline to buy $500 worth of oxycodone, but changed his story to say that a shooter killed Cline because of “monies owed.” Fearing for his own life, he said, he hadn't called police on the day of the murder, WTXF reported.
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May 3, 2018 1:42:53 GMT -7
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May 16, 2018 15:04:03 GMT -7
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Jun 25, 2018 9:56:01 GMT -7
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