Matthew A. Shilling, Shilling Drive, Chester, was charged with criminal damaging after Emily Smith, Pennsylvania Avenue, reported returning home to find a man passed out on her kitchen floor. She said her home was ransacked. Shilling told officers he went to the house to "buy weed" from Ryan Pritt, who also lives there but denied breaking in, saying the door was open and he would never break into their home. Officers found the cupboards had been emptied and the doors broken, with the bedroom ransacked and a banister broken. When Shilling was patted down, he was found to have packets of Breakfast Essentials, with a box of the food item also found on the floor. Pritt told officers he did not believe Shilling broke in to the house but that he had not been invited in.
During a traffic stop for no turn signal, Megan G. Wilson, 23, Diamond Street, Irondale, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and obstructing official business. Officers said the stopped vehicle was emitting a strong smell of marijuana. Wilson, the driver, and her passenger, Christopher Williams, were asked if there was anything in the vehicle, and both said there was not, but Wilson reportedly pulled her jeans away from her body and an officer saw a plastic bag hidden in the waistband of her underwear. She began shoving the bag down farther into her pants and an officer grabbed her and placed her in handcuffs. With no female officer available, Wilson was advised she would be charged with a felony if she tried to transport drugs into the county jail, and she offered to retrieve the drugs in her pants, according to reports. However, when uncuffed, she reportedly began shoving the alleged drugs deeper into her crotch. En route to the police station, Wilson reportedly shoved something into her mouth and began coughing. At the police station, a female EMT observed while Wilson pulled out a small bag of suspected marijuana from her pants, but the officer who arrested her said it was not the same as the one he had seen earlier. Wilson told officers they were not going to find anything in her genitals or rectum.
Responding Sunday to a vehicle crash with entrapment near Thompson Park, officers reported seeing Charles W. Watts, 48, Grimm's Bridge Road, standing near the vehicle, holding a small child. Watts reported he was driving and looked down, causing the vehicle to go over the hillside. Officers reported he was swaying and appeared intoxicated and, asked if he had had anything to drink, Watts said two vodka drinks.
Called to a fight in the Social Security Administration office parking lot, officers reported finding Christian Bell, no age or address listed, who said Bristen Lavant, 18, Martin Street, had beat him up and then ran off. Lavant was found running on Third Street, and he told officers Bell hit him with a brick so he started hitting him. He appeared intoxicated and told officers he drank moonshine, according to reports. Lavant was charged with prohibitions.
After checking the license plate on a vehicle on Virginia Street, an officer found that the driver, Craig A. Swartzlander, 31, First Street, had an active warrant for failure to pay child support. Officers reported he was found to have marijuana in his pants pocket and charged him with possession of marijuana. His passenger, Steven J. Wright, 23, Railroad Street, was also asked if he had any weapons and he told officers the only thing he had was marijuana in his pocket, according to reports. He was also charged with possession of marijuana.