Cop shop stop leads to marijuana bust

New London man arrested after driving vehicle into area authorized for police use only
Ozaukee Press staff

A joyride to the Saukville Police Department resulted in an impaired driver being arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Police were traveling on South Foster Drive at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, when they saw the vehicle traveling in front of them pull into the rear entrance of the police station, which is for authorized vehicles only. 

Police smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, which was driven by a 32-year-old man from New London. The man initially denied having marijuana, but later told the officers it was inside the vehicle.  

During a vehicle search, police discovered 2.5 grams of marijuana in the center console along with a glass pipe that had burned marijuana residue inside the bowl.  

The man was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail. Charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia are being requested through the Ozaukee County district attorney’s office.  

In other incidents reported by police:

• Officers were called to Walmart at 2:14 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, after store employees placed a retail-theft suspect in their custody. 

The suspect was identified as a 27-year-old Sheboygan woman who was known at the store for past retail thefts and was not allowed on the property.  

Employees said they saw the woman select a Keurig Coffee Maker and peel a bar code from a much lower-priced item to place over the product’s barcode.  

The woman paid for the item and left the store when employees stopped her. She was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail. Charges for retail theft and bail jumping are being requested through the district attorney’s office.

• Police stopped a white sedan on the 500 block of East Green Bay Avenue at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, after the driver was seen traveling 40 mph in a 25-mph zone.  

While following the vehicle, the officers noted it crossed the shoulder line several times. A traffic stop was conducted in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, and the driver was identified as a 46-year-old Saukville man.  

While speaking with the driver, police smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle, and noticed his eyes were bloodshot and glassy.  

The man admitted to having a couple of beers and agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed. The driver also agreed to perform a preliminary breath test, which revealed a blood-alcohol level of .267, more than three times the legal limit.  

The man was arrested, taken to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton and then transported to the Ozaukee County jail.  Charges for operating while intoxicated-third offense are being requested through the district attorney’s office.  




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