Joseph Desarro, no address listed, was charged with possession of marijuana following a search of a parked vehicle June 29 along Moore Street. Desarro, a passenger in the vehicle, handed the officer a clear plastic baggie that included a "green leafy vegetable matter." Desarro was searched and a "large sum" of cash was discovered and seized by officers.
Another passenger, John Chan, no address listed, also had a "large sum" of cash and it, too, was seized, although he was not initially charged.
According to the report, a black box that appeared to be a digital scale was found where Chan had been seated. The officer confiscated it. Indications are it is to be turned over to BCII and if it comes back positive for drugs, additional charges may be filed.
The other occupants of the vehicle were searched, but nothing was discovered.
The officer then searched the vehicle and discovered what was believed to be two marijuana roaches in the center console. Desarro, according to the officer, admitted they were his.
The K9 unit from St. Clair Township searched both vehicles. No further drugs were found, but three crack pipes were located in the unoccupied vehicle.
Officers responded June 30 to the Dairy Queen along West 8th Street after a call of a female patron causing a disturbance. The female, according to the owner, made threats to employees because her order was wrong. The subject left prior to officers arrival.
A daughter requested officers check the safety of her mother after the mother, a resident of Nentwick's, left the facility June 30 with another relative. According to the nursing home, the woman left with all her possessions and did not sign out. The daughter told officers she believed her mother was taken against her will and was being used so the relative could use money from the mother's Social Security checks. Officers went to a Sophia Street resident where the mother was believed to be staying and it was determined that she was safe.
A resident of East Ninth Street was advised June 29 that he could be cited for animals at large should his dogs be found running loose through the neighborhood as they were on this day. The dogs were seen chasing two juvenile boys and also acted aggressively toward the officer. A neighbor, according to the report, was able to retrieve the dogs and return them to the owner.