COPS CORNER 4.09.17
April 6, 176 block of Windtree Lane: Around 2 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible burglary. The owner of a condo unit had been informed by her neighbor that someone was inside her property, despite it being unoccupied since June 2016. The officer and resident discovered the window was unlocked and the blinds had been tampered with. Upon entering the apartment, they found the master bedroom door locked from the inside and demanded the occupant inside to open the door. The male occupant exited the room and was immediately arrested, as the owner did not recognize him. The occupant stated he was dating the owner’s daughter and the couple had been crashing in the apartment.
April 8, East Plant Street: Around 8 p.m., WGPD received a call about a reckless driver in a white Chevrolet swerving all over the road and driving over curbs. Two responding officers arrived at the described location to find the scene of an accident at the intersection of East Plant Street and North Woodland Street. A witness stated the driver collided with another vehicle that was stopped at the intersection. The officers suspected the driver was intoxicated after recognizing the smell of alcohol and the presence of empty beer cans inside the van. The driver attempted to place the key in the ignition, which the officer believed was an attempt to flee, so the officers had the driver exit the vehicle and secured him in handcuffs after noticing he struggled to remain standing. The driver later provided breath samples at a DUI testing facility resulting in readings of 0.293, 0.249 and 0.278.
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