A man and a woman ended up in jail after a search of the woman’s residence allegedly turned up marijuana and crack cocaine.
Sandra Denise Rice, 43, 104 New St., Union, and William Peshawn Craig, 35, 113 Rowell Lane, Union, are charged by the Union Public Safety Department with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
The incident report states narcotics officers served a warrant at Rice’s residence Friday morning. Rice and Craig were both present when the warrant was served. The report states that the subsequent search of the premises turned up a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana in the bedroom area of the apartment.
Rice and Craig were then placed under arrest and transported to jail.
Marijuana Distribution, Possession
A Union woman is facing charges after allegedly selling marijuana to a police informant and allegedly having more of the substance in her home.
Jasmine Simone Gore, 22, 683 Rice Avenue Ext. #9G, Union, is charged by the public safety department with distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana.
The warrant for Gore’s arrest for distribution of marijuana states that April 23 she gave a confidential informant a quantity of marijuana in exchange for funds provided by the public safety department.
On Friday, narcotics officers served a warrant at Gore’s residence where they found Gore and a juvenile member of her family in the upstairs of the apartment. The two were brought downstairs while officers searched the residence. The report states that the ensuring search turned up a quantity of marijuana in the kitchen area and evidence of marijuana use in other rooms of the apartment. In addition, the report states officers observed Gore removing marijuana from under her clothing as she sat in the chair she’d been placed in earlier when the search began.
Gore was then placed under arrest and the juvenile released to another family member at Gore’s request.
The report states that the door to the apartment was damage when officers gained entry to the building. Officers notified the manager of this and the report states the manager and a maintenance worker were at the apartment when they left.
Christopher Rashawn Jeter, 18, 120 Horseshoe Circle, Union, is charged by the public safety department with unlawful carrying of a handgun.
The warrant for Jeter’s arrest states that on Sunday he committed the crime of unlawfully carrying a handgun by having in his possession a black K.B.I handgun.
Jeter was taken into custody shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.
The following incidents are being investigated by the public safety department.
A man went into a restaurant, ordered food and paid for it, but when the clerk opened the cash register to give him his change, he reached in and grabbed a handful of $20 bills and fled the scene.
The incident report states that an officer was dispatched shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday to a restaurant 510 N. Duncan Bypass in reference to a robbery in progress. The officer was advised that a black male had fled the scene on foot, running in the direction of Kirby Street, crossing the rear parking lot of the restaurant. He was also advised that the suspect was wearing a ball cap and a green shirt.
When he turned on to Kirby Street from Old Buffalo Road, the officer didn’t see anyone in the area. He then called for the assistance of the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Units and was advised they were available and en route. A perimeter was then set up and the officer notified that additional help was on the way.
The report states the officer met with the restaurant manager who said she was told by the clerk manning the register that a black male approximately 5’10 to 6’ tall approached her and ordered a total of $2.57 worth of food. The man then handed her a $5 bill and when she opened the register to give him his change he reached across the counter and grabbed all but one of the $20 bills in the register and left the restaurant. The clerk said she’d never scene the man before.
The responding officer then met with a witness who was a customer at the time of the incident. The witness said she observed the man walk from the restroom and stand in line. She said he was wearing a black and grey long t-shirt and a black ball cap. The witness said she’d never seen the man before. She said she thought he might have been with another male but she couldn’t be certain. The witness said she’d seen the second man walk in the restaurant with the suspect behind him. She said the second man went to the line while the suspect went to the restroom. The woman said the second man left the restaurant before the officer arrived.
While the responding officer was interviewing witnesses, the report states the K-9 Units had deployed one dog in the area of the Kirby Street and managed to track the suspect to behind the Merchants Walk Shopping Center, then onto Rice Avenue and then onto Springdale Drive. The dog then followed the track behind a house just past Carter Street and back out into the roadway before losing the scent.
In the course of the ensuing investigation, the report states the responding officer collected the receipt for the order placed by the suspect. The investigation is continuing.
It was parked on Main Street in broad daylight but that didn’t prevent a woman’s bicycle from being stolen.
The incident report states the victim said that sometime between 2:45 p.m. and 3:17 p.m. Saturday, someone stole her her bicycle while it was parked beside a store at 300 E. Main St., Union.
The bicycle is a burgundy and silver Next brand 10 Speed Mountain Bike with stickers scratched off one side. It has an estimated value of $100.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department.
Phillip Maurice Lawson, 27, 1209 Arthur Boulevard, Union, charged Sunday with disorderly conduct and trespass after notice.
Rashaad Aikem Green, 18, 610 N. Church St., Union, charged Saturday with driving under suspension and trepass after notice.