Last night at about 9:20, Officer Kevin Ohnheiser was dispatched to shoplifter call at a business in the 1600 block of US Highway 351. APD had been notified that a female suspect had been contacted by a loss prevention employee for alleged theft. His investigation revealed that a female suspect had concealed approximately $69 of stolen merchandise which was recovered. The suspect was observed walking out of the store without paying. A records check revealed the suspect to have several outstanding warrants for her arrest; a total of five county and municipal warrants. An additional records check showed the suspect to have previous convictions for theft. Based on these previous convictions, the suspect was also arrested on an enhanced charge of theft. She was warned not to return to business.
This morning at about 3:05, a concerned citizen contacted APD about a motorist driving all over the roadway near the 1600 block of US Highway 351. The dispatcher diligently annotated the citizen's observations that included a vehicle description and license plate number. That information was provided to on-duty patrol officers. Officer Roger Romero located the vehicle after another concerned citizen notified APD that a male subject was seen walking around in an intoxicated manner and had fallen. Officer Romero contacted the male suspect at a business parking lot in the 1700 block of US Highway 351. He observed the suspect getting back into the suspect vehicle and attempting to close the door. Officer Romero detained him. The concerned citizen that initially observed the erratic driving was contacted and assisted as an eyewitness during the investigation. The suspect was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to county jail where he provided breath samples. Breath samples taken revealed the driver's BAC to be 0.368 and 0.363. The suspect was arrested for an enhanced misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated due to his level of intoxication being above a BAC of 0.15.