An officer on patrol reported seeing a truck enter state Route 39 an accelerate to 70 miles per hour in the 50 mph zone, straddling both lanes. He saw the driver push the passenger into the proper seat and said the passenger was unresponsive. When the vehicle was stopped, the driver, David Nolder told officers the passenger, Charles Steepleton, had slumped over into him, causing his erratic driving. When Steepleton was removed from the seat by a paramedic, a spoon reportedly fell from his seat and four syringe caps were found in his pocket. Nolder was cited for driving under suspension and a marked lanes violation and served an outstanding warrant for OVI. No charges against Steepleton were reported.
John P. Powell Jr., 22, no address listed, was charged Tuesday night with obstructing official business and intoxication after people reported he pulled a knife on someone. Officers arrived to find Powell running towards them on Sixth Street, and he was ordered to stop and put his hands in the air. After he stopped and officers were patting him down, Powell reportedly made an aggressive move toward them and he was placed on the ground. He was reportedly screaming and cursing officers during this action. While in the cruiser, Powell kept taking off his seat belt and trying to open the door, they reported. According to witnesses, Powell waved a knife at Don Talbert, who took it from him. Later, a mother whose underage daughter was reportedly with Powell called to say her daughter was in the emergency room due to something Powell had given her. Powell reportedly told officers he and the girl shared a pint of vodka.