The Pendleton Police Department investigated the following cases recently:
Friday, Oct. 19
9:20 p.m., Bernard T. Mullica II, 30, Greenfield, was arrested on charges of habitual traffic offender, disregarding automatic signal or pedestrian signal and possession of a controlled substance. According to police reports, an officer observed a vehicle disregard an automatic traffic signal on State Street at Pendleton Avenue. The driver said he didn’t have his driver’s license with him, but he had and old registration with his name. Dispatch advised the driver was a habitual driver violator for 10 years. While the officer was in his vehicle, the driver of the vehicle took off running through a yard. After a foot chase, several officers showed up to help in the search. Police found loose tablets of Aderall in the vehicle. The driver’s mother was in contact with dispatch, later picked up her son on Pendleton Avenue and was subsequently stopped by police. Bernard Mullica was then arrested.
Saturday, Oct. 20
12:01 a.m., Toby Johnson, 29, Ingalls, was charged with conversion. According to police reports, a man with a pizza entered the Village Pantry in the 100 block of East State Street in Pendleton. He put the pizza down on a table, walked around the store, grabbed some potato chips and cupcakes, and returned to the table. A short time later, he walked out with the pizza, chips and cupcakes without paying. A wallet was later found left behind, and the store attendant was able to identify the suspect in the theft as the person pictured on a state ID card in the wallet. Security camera video was to be forwarded to the PPD; the wallet will was secured as evidence in the PPD property locker.
2:16 p.m., Caitlyn M. Downey, 19, was arrested on a warrant from the Anderson Police Department. According to police reports, an officer observed a vehicle disregard a stop sign at the corner of CR 300 West and Angle Road. The officer then made a traffic stop. Dispatch advised of the warrant.
9:30 p.m., Clarence L. Hoggard, 47, Anderson, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. According to police reports, dispatch advised an officer of a possible intoxicated driver traveling north on Interstate 69. The officer located the vehicle described and observed it crossing the center line several times and nearly making contact with a cement barrier. The officer stopped the vehicle, spoke with the driver, noticed the smell of alcohol and slurred speech. The driver subsequently failed several field sobriety tests. The driver was transported to the Madison County Jail where a chemical test measured .13 gram of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.