Feb. 12. 2019

St. Rt. 97 West — At the listed date and time, Officer observed subject vehicle traveling on St. Rt. 97 west at a high rate of speed. Officer observed as vehicle began accelerating, hearing the extremely loud exhaust as the vehicle continued. Observing several criminal indicators, Officer caught up to vehicle, activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop. Officer approached vehicle and met with the owner/operator, noting the very strong odor of marijuana. The driver provided the required information, the Officer questioning the odor coming from the vehicle interior and the driver stating that there was marijuana inside the car. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle, patted down for Officer safety and escorted to the rear of the patrol cruiser. A search of the vehicle was conducted where several bags of marijuana was found. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and muffler, excess noise/inadequate.

Feb. 13, 2019

Mill Street — On the listed date and time, Officer observed vehicle complete a turn from Main Street onto Mill Street without the required turn signal. Officer ran the license plate, which returned to that vehicle, the owner as showing suspended. The Officer confirmed the driver as the owner, activated the overheads and initiated a traffic stop. Contact was made with the driver, the Officer questioning them as to the reason for the stop, driver stating because they were suspended. The Officer also advised the turn signal violation, which the driver asked to make sure the light was working, at which time the Officer and driver did confirm the signal was in working order. The driver was cited for driving under suspension, the Officer allowing the vehicle to be moved off of the road into a business lot and the driver was able to contact a family member for a ride.

Feb. 14, 2019

Main St. — At the listed date and time while patrolling, Officer observed vehicle exit the lot of a business, make a right hand turn, turning wide, into the opposite lane of travel. Officer caught up to vehicle, while observing the subject travel over the center line and swerve back over the fog line as well. As the Officer ran the license plate, the vehicle weaved heavily in and out of the lane of travel, the Officer activating the overheads, subject’s vehicle completing a turn into a drive. As Officer approached vehicle, driver exited the vehicle, stumbling and leaning as they did so. After being asked several times to reenter the vehicle, subject complied. Once the driver was back into the vehicle, Officer advised them the reason for the stop, noting the very strong odor of alcohol coming from the person, the glassy bloodshot eyes and very slurred speech. Field sobriety testing was conducted, the driver unable to complete all of the tests, then transported to complete a breathalyzer test, which resulted in twice the legal limit. The driver was cited for OVI, marked lanes, turning at intersections and transported to jail.

Feb. 15, 2019

Main St. On the listed date and time, Officer on patrol ran license plate of subject vehicle, Dispatch confirming the information with an order from the BMV as “Officer may confiscate license plates and registration on behalf of the registrar”, the owners license as showing suspended as well. Officer activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop, noting the driver as the owner of the vehicle, advising them the BMV wanted the plates to the vehicle seized. The driver was cited for driving under suspension, the vehicle plates seized and a tow was called for the vehicle. The driver was able to contact someone for a ride.

Feb. 17, 2019

Mid-Ohio Inn — Officer dispatched to listed location in reference a theft. Officer arrived and made contact with the caller, a report was taken and this case is under investigation

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