A few police reports chronicling strange happenings in Cartersville and Bartow County in the last day or so caught our eyes at Cartersville Patch. Here are the stories:
Man Suspected of Speeding, Selling 'Weed' Surprises Cops with Protruding Object
A man police pulled over for allegedly speeding had an object protruding from the back of his pants and it wasn't the suspected marijuana found in the car.
An officers running radar along East Main Street on Thursday about 12:20 p.m. pulled over a Michael James Scott, 40, of Mockingbird Drive in Cartersville, who was allegedly driving 60 in a 45 mph zone, according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, attached.
Police reported smelling raw marijuana and seeing various empty, plastic bags in Scott's SUV, and he allegedly told officers the "weed" was in the car.
"Mr. Scott's pants were hanging far below his waist showing the crack of his buttocks. During the search, there appeared to be a foreign object protruding from inside the crack of Mr. Scott's buttocks," the officer wrote in the report. "I asked Mr. Scott what it was, and he stated that it was a paper towel that he placed there to avoid 'shitty drawers.'"
Police pulled the object out over the top of Scott's underwear and found nothing illegal, but continued to search him, and allegedly discovered "two large plastic-wrapped bundles of suspected marijuana" in his front pocket, which weighed 1.75 ounces. They also allegedly found an Ambien pill in the car.
Scott was arrested on several charges—speeding, drugs not in original container, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
"During the search Mr. Scott's phone continued to receive messages readily visible without manipulation of the screen, to the effect of, 'Bring a dub,' which is common slang for a sack of marijuana," the officer wrote. "I searched Mr. Scott's phone, and it revealed several text messages from several different subjects requesting dollar amounts of an unnamed substance, and sometimes in slang terms for marijuana."
Scott allegedly told police he smokes marijuana to calm his bi-polar condition.
Man: Woman Was Too Drunk To Leave
A woman lying on the ground yelling for help was too drunk to make it home Thursday night, according a Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Deputies were called to help with Brenda Jean Odell, 52, who was sitting in front of a house on Jordan Road when they arrived about 10:30 p.m.
"I asked her what her name was several times and she finally gave me 'Brenda Jean Odell,'" the officer reported. "She kept rambling on with her speech and was just wanting to go home."
A witness told authorities Odell came up to his house with a pint of vodka. After finishing the liquor, the man told Odell, who also lives on Jordan Road, she needed to leave.
But she couldn't due to her level of intoxication, according to police, who noted Odell also couldn't put on her boots.
Odell, whose blood-alcohol level registered .233, was arrested and jailed on a disorderly conduct charge.
Men Fight in Motel Rooms, Hallway in 'Loud' Incident
A fight that started in a Cartersville motel room Thursday continued into the hallway and a number of other rooms, prompting several complaints from patrons of the Best Western, according to the BCSO report, attached.
Police arrested two men in connection with what the manager called a "loud" disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Both Thomas Steven Pindell, 49, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Ralph Raymond Martin, 21, of Columbia, TN, had been drinking, according to deputies.
The two started fighting after Martin fell asleep on the TV remote control and Pindell tried to retrieve it, the roommates and workmates both told police. Both were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
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