Saturday, August 10, 2013
THE COP SHOP
Officers respond to burglary alarm, arrest five
Officers responding to a burglary alarm in the 1500 block of South Loop 288 about 10:15 p.m. Friday saw no sign of a break-in but noticed a man walking away in the shadows. The officers asked the man what he was doing and he said he and a woman were in a truck parked nearby. They talked to the woman and found recently used needles in her purse. The pair admitted they had been shooting up with methamphetamines. They said they came from a nearby motel room. Both were taken to jail, where a search revealed more meth in the woman's clothing.
Meanwhile, officers went to the motel room. They found three men there surrounded by drug paraphernalia and prescription medications that did not belong to them. They were taken to jail on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and paraphernalia possession.
500 block of Cardinal Street - A woman called for help after a man walked into her apartment and locked the door behind him about 9:45 p.m. Friday. She said she left her door unlocked so that one of her children could get inside. She had two other children in the apartment. She watched the man walk inside and lock two locks behind him on the door. She began screaming at him to leave and he eventually did. Witnesses pointed out the man, who was sitting on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building. He was obviously very intoxicated, according to the report. They took him to jail on charges of criminal trespass and public intoxication.