Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs-Hamilton Drive-A Bellville Officer was called to a possible OVI accident. A vehicle went over the curb, hit a mailbox and then a tree. The officer made contact with the driver and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. The officer had the subject perform field sobriety tests, which the subject failed. The subject was cuffed and placed in the rear of the cruiser. The vehicle was towed and the subject was transported to the Lexington Police Department for a Data Master breath test. It registered .167. The subject was advised his driver’s license was suspended for one year. He was issued a citation for failure to control and OVI. He was transported back to the Bellville Police Department where a friend picked him up.
Theft-Main Street-A Bellville Officer was contacted regarding the theft of three puppies from a local residence. The suspected individual was contacted and advised to return the puppies or charges would be filed. NFI.
Permitting Drug Abuse-SR97W-A Bellville Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle pass three times and then pull into the Duke and Duchess. The officer made contact with the out-of-state driver. The officer detected the odor of burned marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted he had smoked marijuana. He gave the officer a roach and a tin that contained rolling papers and a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana. The officer requested back-up and the vehicle was searched. Another roach was located. The subject was issued a summons for drug possession and drug paraphernalia. The driver was given his court date and released.
Open Container-SR97W-A Bellville Officer on routine patrol initiated a car stop. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed the driver had three passengers. Between the passengers was an open 30-pack of Busch Light beer. Two male passengers were 19 years of age. The female passenger exited the vehicle with an open can of beer and admitted to drinking. She was issued a summons for an open container.
Arrest on Warrant-Bellville Court Apartments-Main Street-A Bellville Officer picked up a subject with an outstanding warrant and transported him to the Richland County Jail.
Passing Bad Checks-Bell Street-A Bellville Officer was contacted regarding a bad check in the amount of $599.48. NFI.
Incident Report-Main Street-A Bellville Officer was contacted in reference to found property. NFI.
Theft-Bellville Court Apartments-Main Street-A Bellville Officer was dispatched to the apartments regarding a stolen credit card. NFI.
Theft-American Legion-Bell Street-A Bellville Officer was contacted regarding a missing sign. NFI.
Possession of Drugs/Marijuana-Main Street-A Bellville Officer on routine patrol initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle had a driver and four passengers; three identified themselves as juveniles. The officer called dispatch for back-up since there were five individuals involved in the stop. The officer located a small bud of marijuana when he conducted a search of one occupant of the vehicle. When he searched the subject’s pockets again, he found more marijuana. The officer also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. The subject was 19 years of age, was cuffed and placed in the rear of the cruiser. Another piece of marijuana was located in plain sight in the center console of the vehicle. Nothing was found on the three female juveniles and they were later transported to the Bellville Police Department to wait for their parents to pick them up. The male was issued a summons for underage consumption and for possession of marijuana. He was transported to a local residence.
Having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence-A Bellville Officer contacted an individual to pick up his daughter who was involved in a traffic stop. When the subject exited his vehicle, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. The subject took a portable breath test that registered .137. The officer explained to the subject that due to the high reading on the breath test, he would have to get someone to pick him up along with his daughter. The subject was charged with physical control of a motor vehicle. He was administered a Data Master breath test that registered .183. The officer explained that it was more than twice the legal limit but the subject didn’t feel he was impaired. He was issued a citation for physical control of a motor vehicle and he and his daughter were released to a relative.
Editor’s note: These calls are being published out of sequence due to an error at the pagination hub; the calls should have been published in our March 13 edition.