Blotter Briefs for Nov. 26, 2019

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Vehicle stopped for possible intoxicated driver

Officers arrested a 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man at the intersection of Main and Davis streets on charges of driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning. After the officers allegedly observed the vehicle running a stop sign, according to records, at 12:48 a.m., they initiated a traffic stop and the man stopped the vehicle in the middle of the roadway.

When Officer Hoffman approached the vehicle to attempt to signal the driver to pull over in a safer area, he allegedly noticed the man had glassy eyes and a smell of alcoholic beverage on his person. The man allegedly admitted he had two beers and refused standardized field sobriety tests, reports read.

He was taken into custody and later released, according to records.

Man arrested on unlawful carry

Deputies arrested Colby Wayne Jones, 28, of Liberty on Saturday at approximately 2:36 a.m. on charges of unlawful carry of a weapon and possession of a schedule two controlled substance less than 200 grams after a routine traffic stop at the corner of Shannon Road and Bill Bradford, according to reports.

Reports state the handgun was in plain view between the passenger seat and the center console, and a further search of the vehicle allegedly turned up a vape pen containing suspected THC oil, which Jones allegedly stated he had purchased on a trip to California.

Jones was taken into custody and later released, according to records.

Drug, tampering charges result of traffic stop

Officers arrested Donald Merced Ramirez, 27, of Sulphur Springs Sunday feternoon on charges of possession of a schedule one controlled substance less than 1 gram and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, according to reports.

After conducting a routine traffic stop in the 200 block of Spence Streetat 2:13 p.m., officers allegedly found Ramirez to be nervous and have shaking hands, according to reports. When officers asked Ramirez if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle, he allegedly reported there was marijuana and methamphetamine.

The officers allegedly located the substances during their subsequent search, but then noticed a black case “lying in the roadway where [Ramirez] was driving before coming to a stop.” When they asked Ramirez if he had thrown the case as he turned from Ardis Street onto Spence Street, he allegedly admitted he did.

The black case allegedly contained even more marijuana, and Ramirez was taken to jail, where he remains on a total of $15,000 worth of bonds.

Animal complaints

• A caller at 11:08 a.m. on Friday at County Road 1439 reported a neighbor’s dog was attacking her livestock;

• A caller at 11:51 a.m. on Friday at State Highway 71 in Birthright reported two black cows out;

• A caller 11:53 a.m. on Friday reported pigs out on Quinn Street in Como. The owner was handling the matter;

• A caller at 4:11 p.m. on Friday on FM 1537 in Mahoney reported a tan dog hit by a car, and they thought the dog should be put down. The owner was handling the matter;

• A caller at 5:15 p.m. on Friday at FM 3019 in Saltillo reported a dog chasing traffic;

• A caller at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday at County Road 1147 reported four cows out, one white cow and three black cows with yellow ear tags;

• A caller at 5:42 p.m. on Saturday reported cows out on State Highway 11. The gate was broken but the cows were put up;

• A caller at 10:02 p.m. on Saturday reported a dead pig in the roadway at State Highway 11. The pig was moved.