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Bexley: Police confiscate marijuana from pair in park

Tuesday April 30, 2013 2:15 PM

Bexley police confiscated a bag of marijuana after approaching a vehicle found in Jeffrey Park after hours, according to reports.

At 11 p.m. April 19, an officer stopped to question the driver and a passenger in the vehicle and noticed an odor of marijuana. The driver and passenger then handed over a plastic bag containing less than 100 grams of marijuana and two smoked marijuana cigarettes, according to reports.

The drugs were taken into police possession and the two occupants, both minors, were released to relatives with drug possession charges pending.

In other Bexley police reports:

* On April 18, the manager of a business in the 2100 block of East Livingston Avenue called police to report that a tire had been stolen from a vehicle receiving services that was parked in the business' lot overnight. The manager told police he had surveillance video of the theft, which occurred around 11 p.m. April 17. From the video, police were able to see a man wearing overalls remove the tire, valued at $225, and roll it down East Livingston Avenue to a white SUV.

* Theft from a vehicle at a residence in the 900 block of Grandon Avenue was reported April 16. A GPS, along with its power cord and dash mount, valued at $250 were taken from a vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle was not damaged, but there was no indication as to whether the car was unlocked.

* On April 17, a man was cited on South Parkview Avenue for soliciting without a permit. A resident of the 300 block of South Park Avenue called police to report that a man was going door to door seeking donations for a second-chance program and when asked to show his permit, was unable to provide one.

Police found the man and explained the city ordinance that requires a permit. After checking the solicitor's name in their system, police discovered he had received a warning on Sept. 20, 2012, for the same complaint and issued a citation.