2016-10-12 / Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENT REPORTS

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/ SPEEDING

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Officer Natalie Mc- Daniel observed a speeding vehicle on Crawford Street traveling west.

Officer McDaniel initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Crawford and College Street.

The officer exited her patrol vehicle and could immediately smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Officer McDaniel asked the driver, a black male, later identified as Pierce J. Redwine of 1202 Wesley Club Drive in Decatur, for his driver’s license and proof of insurance.

The officer advised Redwine the reason she had stopped him was for speeding 56 in a 35 mph zone. She also told Redwine that she could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. Redwine appeared nervous and shaking and advised the officer that he knew there was a strong odor of marijuana and for that he was sorry.

Officer McDaniel asked Redwine how much marijuana was in the vehicle and he showed her a brown in color cigar type smoking cigarette that he picked up from his center console and told her that was all.

He was asked if there was any more in the vehicle and he stated that there might be some more under the cigar that he had picked up and showed her, but that was all.

He was asked if he had smoked it while driving which he replied he had not.

Captain Stone was asked to respond to the location before Redwine was asked to exit the vehicle for the officer’s safety.

In the middle console of the vehicle below the brown cigar type cigarette with a green leafy substance inside of it was a red and silver grinder with more green leafy substance inside of it.

Photos were taken, and the items were taken into custody.

Redwine was advised that he was being arrested for possession of marijuana less than an ounce and speeding.

He was transported to the Miller County Jail by Captain Dan Stone for booking.

The vehicle was towed by Watson’s Wrecker Service.

DAMAGE TO

PROPERTY

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Officer Natalie McDaniel was dispatched to 106 N. Cuthbert Street in reference to damage to a mailbox.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the victim and complainant, Buren Griffin, and he stated that his mailbox was damaged during the night hours by an unknown person or persons.

Photos were taken and the incident was turned over to investigations.

THEFT OF

SERVICES

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Officer Natalie Mc- Daniel received a phone call from Deputy Garison Clenney in reference to theft of services at 103 N. Cuthbert St. (Power House Restoration Ministry).

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Clinton Grant and he stated that his wife, Joyce Grant, is the pastor of the church at this location and they had noticed that the water bill had almost tripled this past month from what it had been.

Mr. Grant stated that he decided to come to the church and take a look around at the back of the church and that’s when he observed a black male, Michael Roberts, at the back of the church.

Ms. Grant advised that he asked Roberts what he was doing at the back of the church and Roberts asked Grant what he was doing.

Mr. Grant stated that he observed a green in color water hose hooked up to a water faucet at the back of the church and asked Roberts what he was doing with the water hose at his church using his water.

Mr. Grant advised that Roberts then took off running down an alley and left the scene.

Mr. Grant stated that he left and called Deputy Clenney. Deputy Clenney advised Mr. Grant to met him and Officer McDaniel back at the church to make a report and have photos taken.

The officers did observe a green water hose at the back of the church and also an area where Mr. Roberts had been living with all of his clothes and his cooler and canned goods that he had apparently been eating.

Deputy Clenney and Officer Chance Abbott made contact with Michael Roberts on N. First Street. Upon speaking with Roberts, Roberts admitted that he had been using the water from the water hose at the faucet behind the church for daily use but thought that it was free.

Detective Kenny Kirkland advised Officer McDaniel to get all of Roberts information and warrants would be issued for his arrest for theft of services.

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