Indiana man arrested here with marijuana
Published 2:46 am Friday, April 25, 2003
By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- A man was arrested in Niles Thursday for allegedly being in possession of marijuana.
James Matthew Hummel, 27, 58458 Hodson St., Mishawaka, Ind., was arrested after police officers were notified about a suspicious vehicle at the Speedway gas station on South 11th Street.
The police report said Hummel, who was allegedly sleeping in his car, was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.
The officer made contact with Hummel and asked for his drivers license, the police report said.
Hummel stated he allegedly didn't have it on him, the police report said.
Police then asked Hummel to step out of the car, the police report said.
Before exiting, Hummel allegedly threw a pack of cigarettes on the passenger seat, the police report said.
The police report said the officer also allegedly asked if he could search the car.
The officer checked the cigarette pack and found two clumps of a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, the police report said.
The officer then asked if there was anything else illegal inside the vehicle and Hummel allegedly said there was a roach and a roach filter inside the glove box, the police report said.
The police report said Hummel was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Niles Police Department.
Bond was set at $100, the police report said.
In other police reports:
James Jr. Jabura Kirtdoll, 24, Laura Woods Apt. No. 825, South Bend Ind., was travelling south bound on Seventh Street, near Oak Street when he turned into the driveway just past Hickory Street without signalling, the police report said.
The officer following Kirtdoll into the driveway made contact and could allegedly smell intoxicants coming from Kirtdoll's breath, the police report said.
The police report said the officer could also allegedly see an open beer-bottle on the floor of Kirtdoll's vehicle.
Kirtdoll was placed under arrest, hand cuffed and transported to the Niles Police Department, where he was also lodged.
Bond was set at $200, the police report said.