Just before 11:00 last night, Officer Brandon Scott contacted a motorist during a traffic stop in the 500 block of North Seventh Street. During his investigation he contacted the male driver and also observed two juveniles in the vehicle. The driver showed indicators of intoxication and was given field sobriety tests which he failed. His investigation revealed that the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage prior to the traffic stop. The investigation also revealed the children in the vehicle to be under the age of 15. The driver was arrested and taken to county jail where he provided breath samples. Breath samples taken revealed the driver's BAC to be 0.134 and 0.125. The driver was charged with DWI with child; a felony.
Late last night at about 11:50 Officer Damien Hutchinson was dispatched to a disturbance that had just occurred in the 2000 block of Westmoreland Street. APD Dispatch had been notified by a victim that a known male suspect had attempted to stab the victim with a knife and left in a vehicle that was described to the call-taker. Officer Hutchinson was nearby and observed the suspect vehicle turn into a driveway in the 1700 block of Lillius Street. Officer Hutchinson contacted and detained the male suspect. During a pat-down for weapons, a knife was located in the suspect's pocket. The suspect gave the officer permission to retrieve another item in the suspect's pocket and Officer Hutchinson pulled out a plastic bag with an unknown substance. The suspect told the officer that the bag contained methamphetamine. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). During the initial altercation with the victim, the suspect allegedly dented the victim's vehicle. Officer Jonathan Merrick documented the crime in a criminal mischief report.