Saturday, April 25, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Muggers give back phone after discovering its value
A group of teens who mugged a Croydon man gave back his phone because it was too cheap to bother stealing.
Migui Rowlands was ambushed by the group of youths who ransacked his pockets in Alton Road on April 9, but when they pulled out his £9.99 Sagem phone the kids were less than impressed.
Mr Rowlands said: "They took my wallet and stole about £30. But when they looked at my phone they gave it back.
"They told me: ‘we can’t do anything with that’. It is just one of these cheap jobs.
"In some ways I was pleased because it had all my numbers on it."
The 44-year-old said it made him grateful he was not carrying around an expensive phone.
Over 200 pot plants found in car during traffic stop
If you're transporting marijuana plants in your vehicle make sure you follow these simple rules
1) you have a valid driver's license
2) you are obeying traffic signs
3) your rolling papers and baggie of dope are not in plain view in the front pocket of your shirt.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Street Crimes Unit made a traffic stop on a driver who ran a stop sign Wednesday night and found 209 marijuana plants in the car.
According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred at Birchcrest Blvd. and Gibralter Drive in Port Charlotte.
When deputies approached the driver, 23-year-old Matthew Allen Ward, they observed a large plastic tray in the back seat with the pot plants.
Deputies said they detected the smell of recently burned marijuana coming from inside the car. Ward appeared nervous and was shaking, and then deputies saw a plastic baggie and rolling papers sticking out of his right front pocket in plain view.
Total weight of the marijuana seized was 43.2 grams. Based on the evidence collected, Street Crimes deputies had probable cause to charge Ward with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana over 20 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving Without a Valid Driver's License. He was transported to the Charlotte County Jail with bond set at $9,000.

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