Police Briefs

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 05:12 PM

Driver charged with driving while impaired

Monroe police responded to 203 Venus Street March 2 in reference to a suspicious vehicle, which was a white Ford truck. As an officer approached the vehicle, the engine was running, the headlights were on and the driver’s side window was open. Both the driver and passenger were asleep when the officer approached. After waking them up, the driver began cursing, being belligerent and refused to give any personal information, saying he didn’t have to answer any of the questions or give any information. The driver had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage as he spoke. The officer administred an alcosensor at the scene and obtained a positive reading. The driver was placed into custody and transported to the Union County Jail. During the drive to the jail, he continued to be belligerent and continued to curse and threaten the officer. The driver was charged with driving while impaired, intoxicated and disruptive and resist, delay and obstruct, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Man arrested for drug possession

On March 3, Monroe police discovered during a traffic stop at 808 Adams Street, that Robert Baker was driving with a suspended license and had an open container of alcohol in the car and a black glass pipe with marijuana residue in it. Baker was charged on citation for open container, drug paraphernalia and driving wit a revoked license. He was released at the scene, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Medications reported stolen

Monroe police responded to the Moose Lodge at 1603 W. Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, in reference to a larceny. Cheryl Bostic reported that her medications had been taken, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Assault reported at Waffle House

On March 3, Monroe police responded to the Waffle House at 1229 W. Roosevelt Boulevard in reference to an assault. Callie Huntley told police that while he was eating at the business, a white man approached him and struck him in the face with a closed fist several times, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

 Vehicle hits power pole

On March 3, Monroe police responded to Winchester Avenue and Stafford Street in reference to a City of Monroe power pole being hit. It was reported that a tractor trailer was attempting to turn right on Winchester Avenue from Stafford Street when his trailer struck the power pole causing damage. The tractor trailer truck was described as white with possibly the words “Western and Southern” on the truck, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

 Larceny reported at Walgreens

Monroe police responded to Walgreens at 500 Fincher Street Wednesday in reference to a larceny. It was reported that a man took several bottles of shampoo and put them in his shirt. When confronted, the man returned six bottles of shampoo but as he left the alarm went off, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Radio Stolen from vehicle

On March 4, Monroe police responded to 1306 Few Street in reference to a breaking and entering. It was reported that someone broke into Franco McGee’s vehicle and the radio was taken from the vehicle, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Harassing calls to business

Monroe police responded to Lifespan the afternoon of March 4 in reference to harassing phone calls. It was reported that someone was repeatedly calling the business, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

 Vehicle reported stolen

Monroe police responded to 1608 E. Roosevelt BOulevard March 4 in reference to larceny of a motor vehicle. Katrina Polk told police that someone took her green 1993 Honda Accord. The vehicle was registered to Larry O’Neil Polk. Katrina Polk asl said that she is up to date on the payments. She called her finance company and was advised that they did not have the vehicle. The vehicle was entered into NCIC, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.