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Blotter: Officer makes arrest after crashing raucous party

It was so loud at a party on Saturday that a police officer walked into the house where the gathering was under way without being noticed by guests or the homeowners, according the police report.

The police officer was dispatched to the residence at 2:35 a.m. in the 600 block of Ridgecrest Circle in response to a noise violation.

The officer knocked on the door several times before she noticed the door was unlocked and ajar, the report stated.

The officer entered the residence and identified herself.

Before one man noticed the officer in the home, he reportedly said to another man, “Hey, bro, let’s smoke some weed.”

After seeing the officer, the man said he was kidding and that there wasn’t any marijuana in the house. The man later stated he was the homeowner and allegedly confessed that he and his roommate were in possession of marijuana, the report stated.

The officer reported that several guests ran and hid in various rooms of the house. Many of the guests were minors, but the officer released them without charges or citations.

The homeowner and his roommate were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana under two ounces, according to the report.


Other reports

500 block of Londonderry Lane — A homeowner reported that an acquaintance broke into his home shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday.

The man told police he was in bed asleep when he heard someone knocking at his door. The homeowner stayed in bed and decided to ignore the knocking. After a few minutes, the person at the door continued to knock. The homeowner answered and opened the door and a man rushed in and knocked him over.

The homeowner told police he recognized the intruder.

The intruder held the homeowner down and called for a gun from an accomplice, the victim told police.

The homeowner reported that he fought the man and escaped, then called police.

The intruders reportedly took the victim’s keys and cellphone.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed.

— John D. Harden


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