Officer Farley responded to a local business in reference to shoplifting. The complainant said that the offender took some banana pudding and chicken salad without paying for it. The officer located the offender, who viewed the surveillance video and admitted that he did take the items because he did not have the money to pay for them. The offender was issued a citation for shoplifting and banned from returning to the business.
Deputy Humphries responded to Howard Roberts Road in reference to an unknown subject knocking on doors in the area. While checking the area, the deputy noticed a vehicle traveling at a speed of 9 mph. The deputy checked the tag on the vehicle and found it to have no valid insurance. He initiated a traffic stop, confirmed that the vehicle had no insurance, and also discovered that the driver’s license was suspended as of that day. The offender was placed under arrest, his license suspension was served, and his license was seized. He was transported to the LEC, and his vehicle was towed.
Officer Zimmerman responded to a gas station on West Clinton Street in reference to a gasoline drive-off. The complainant gave the description of a vehicle into which an unknown offender pumped $20 worth of fuel and left without paying for it. The officer had negative contact with the vehicle in question.
Officer Middlebrooks was patrolling Pine Street when a complainant approached him wanting to report suspicious activity in the area. The complainant said he owned a nearby residence and noticed that someone had removed a piece of plywood that was covering the kitchen window. He did not know if anything else was missing from the residence at the time.
Deputy Hathaway was dispatched to Rock Creek Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The complainant said an unknown vehicle had been parked in her driveway all day long. The complainant thought the car might belong to an acquaintance of her son and feared there was drug activity going on in the area. The vehicle owner returned and consented to a K-9 search of the vehicle. The dog alerted, but nothing was found. The vehicle owner was told to leave and not return. At the same time, another vehicle pulled up to the residence. The driver said he was dropping off his friend. The driver consented to a K-9 search of the vehicle and a plastic bag of marijuana was found. The offender was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana—less than one ounce. The vehicle was towed.
Deputy Jackson noticed a vehicle make a wide turn and then fail to maintain its lane on Gray Highway. The deputy witnessed the vehicle almost hit an ambulance waiting to come out of the driveway to a local business and initiated a traffic stop. As the driver stepped out of the vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet. The deputy immediately noticed the smell of alcoholic beverage. The driver admitted to having recently consumed alcohol and tested positive on a roadside alcohol test. He was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .148 grams. The offender was charged with DUI, DUI—less safe, and failure to maintain lane and turned over to jail personnel.
Officer Lovick responded to Highview Street in reference to someone entering an automobile. The complainant said she parked her car in the driveway of the residence the previous night. When she got back in the car that day, she noticed that the sunroof had been opened and some items were missing from the trunk. The officer observed scratches on all four of the windows and the weather strips pushed down into the car doors.
Officer Middlebrooks was assisting Officer Hunnicutt on a call on West Clinton Street when he noticed a passing vehicle that failed to dim its headlights for other vehicles. Middlebrooks pursued the vehicle to the intersection of East Clinton Street and Turnerwoods Road, where he initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed several signs of intoxication. The driver tested positive on a roadside alcohol test and was placed under arrest for DUI. Sgt. Garner transported the offender to the LEC, where she gave a blood-alcohol reading of .040 grams and was charged with DUI—under age 21, DUI—less safe, suspended license, cancelled registration, and failure to dim headlights. Middlebrooks stood by until a licensed driver arrived to pick up the vehicle.
Officer Hunnicutt clocked a vehicle traveling 53 mph in a 35-mph zone on West Clinton Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned that the vehicle had a suspended registration. The officer then learned that the driver’s license was suspended and he had several outstanding warrants through Baldwin County. The offender was charged with speeding, driving while license suspended, and suspended registration. Hunnicutt transported him to the county line to be turned over to Baldwin County.
Officer Hunnicutt observed a vehicle traveling 62 mph in a 45-mph zone on West Clinton Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and discovered that the driver’s license was suspended. The offender was charged with speeding and driving while license suspended. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.
Sgt. Simpson responded to a lookout for a vehicle traveling recklessly on Gray Highway. The sergeant initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in question and noticed the smell of alcoholic beverage while speaking with the driver. The driver tested positive for alcohol on a roadside test. He admitted to recently consuming alcohol and turned over an open container that was in the vehicle. The driver failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for DUI. He was transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .141 grams and was charged with DUI, DUI—less safe, and open container violation.
Officer Middlebrooks responded to Highway 22 in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant said she saw an unknown man taking shingles from a nearby business across the street toward the Sawmill Quarters. The officer was unable to locate the offender. The business owner viewed his surveillance footage but was also unable to locate the offender.