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Blotter July 10: Officers detect marijuana smell at traffic checkpoint

SALISBURY — A short vehicle chase ended in an arrest after police officers smelled marijuana at a traffic checkpoint.

According to the Salisbury Police Department, Jessica Shae Clawson, 28, came through a traffic checkpoint just after midnight Sunday.

The checkpoint officer said he noticed a smell of marijuana and asked Clawson to pull over. Instead, police said she took off, resulting in a short vehicle chase that ended at South Arlington Street and Old Concord Road.

Clawson was charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and fleeing arrest with a motor vehicle. She accepted the magistrate’s offer of a written promise to appear in court.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

• Police seized marijuana Friday at the corner of West Jake Alexander Boulevard and Mooresville Road.

• A man reported items stolen from a motor vehicle Friday in the 2400 block of Wedgewood Drive.

• A man in the 700 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. reported Friday that someone discharged a firearm.

• A man reported items stolen from a car Saturday in the 100 block of East Henderson Street.

• A woman reported items stolen from a vehicle Saturday in the 700 block of North Railroad Street.

• A man reported a physical assault Saturday in the 100 block of South Main Street.

• A man reported a larceny Saturday in the 100 block of Dunham Avenue.

• A woman reported a larceny Saturday in the 100 block of Dunham Avenue.

• A man reported a larceny Saturday in the 300 block of Bendix Drive.

• Police seized marijuana Sunday in the 400 block of South Arlington Street.

• TJ’s Taxi reported an attempt to defraud an innkeeper Monday.

• Dwayne Maurice Hall, 50, was charged Friday with assault on a government official.

• Ian Lee Stacy, 28, was charged Friday with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

• Jarvious Jahien Harris, 16, was charged Friday with receiving or transferring stolen vehicles.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• Deputies seized drugs Thursday in the 300 block of Hartman Road.

• A woman reported items stolen from a vehicle Thursday in the 1100 block of Zion Church Road, Gold Hill.

• A man reported items stolen from a vehicle Thursday in the 1700 block of Mooresville Road.

• A man reported items stolen Thursday in the 1400 block of Emanuel Church Road, Rockwell.

• A man reported an assault Thursday in the 500 block of Allman Road, Mooresville.

• A woman reported a burglary Thursday in the 500 block of Saw Road.

• A man reported an assault Thursday in the 5600 block of Turner Drive, Kannapolis.

• Tonya Vandine, 38, was charged with simple assault Thursday.

• Michael Lee Fink, 39, was charged Thursday with breaking and entering into vehicles.

• Charles June Presnell, 58, was charged Thursday with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

• Ivan Ray Clifton, 28, was charged Thursday with assault on a female.

• Edward Eugene Sifford, 58, was charged Thursday with possession of a stolen vehicle.

• Gary Edward Robertson, 30, was charged Thursday with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

• Jeffrey John Thompson, 42, was charged Thursday with larceny.

• Victoria Alexis Banis, 18, was charged Thursday with simple assault.

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