Tuesday afternoon at about 2:55, Officer John Lopez answered a call for service involving a forgery allegation. A reporting party alleged that a known suspect was writing checks on a closed account at two local grocery stores. The dollar value on these bad checks is approximately $288. A felony forgery case was taken and this investigation continues.
Wednesday morning at about 3:50 a.m., Officer Andrew Valdez contacted a motorist in the 3000 block of Pine Street for a traffic violation. A K-9 officer assisted on this traffic stop. During the investigation, the K-9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A male passenger was searched by Officer Valdez. Inside the jacket this passenger was wearing, Officer Valdez located a plastic bag containing a small quantity of marijuana. The male subject was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.