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Blotter: Teens cited for damaging field, simple marijuana possession

CHINA GROVE — Two teenagers and others were cited for damaging property after they fired guns Saturday in a China Grove farm field this weekend.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office issued citations to Jose Antonia Rodriguez Estrada, 18, of Salisbury, for simple possession of marijuana, and Elvin Lopez Pacheco, 17, also of Salisbury, for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Erika Bridgeth Gonzalez, 21, of Charlotte, and Manyary Lisbeth Parades Valejo, 19, of Mint Hill, were cited for misdemeanor damage to land.

Rowan County deputies were in the area when they heard shots being fired in the direction of Weaver Road. The deputies found a group of about 10 or more people in a field and heard someone yell “cops.”

Two people took off running. Deputies used a K-9 unit to track them, but they were not found.

A large number of people stayed behind. Deputies noticed a white Jeep stuck in the mud and bullet casings from a 22-caliber rifle on the ground near a Toyota.

Pacheco told deputies the group had permission from a friend to be on the property to shoot at bottles. He said the group arrived at 2:30 p.m.

Deputies searched a Lexus parked in the field and found two tubes of marijuana in the center console.

Deputies found 2 grams of marijuana in a metal tin inside a backpack in a vehicle that Pacheco was driving.

The vehicle got stuck when the teens decided to “go mudding,” said Capt. John Sifford.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A man reported a stolen license plate Friday in the 1400 block of Patterson Street, China Grove.

• Rowan-Salisbury Schools reported Friday that someone stole items from a vehicle at a residence in the 9500 block of Old Concord Road, China Grove.

• A woman reported a break-in Friday in the 1400 block of Long Ferry Road.

• A man reported Friday that someone stole items from a vehicle in the 2600 block of St. Peters Church and King roads.

• A man reported a dispute about a dog Friday at a home in the 1400 block of Rockwell Road, Rockwell.

• A man reported a stolen vehicle Friday in the 3300 block of N.C. 801, Woodleaf.

• A man reported Saturday that two Kohler engines and fishing rods were taken from his garage in the 2300 block of Woodsdale Street, Kannapolis.

• A woman reported on Sunday someone stole items from a building on her property in the 8200 block of Smith Road, Kannapolis.

• A man reported Sunday that someone forced his way into his property in the 1300 block of Hurley School Road.

• A man reported an assault Sunday in the 3000 block of Woodleaf Road.

• A woman reported an assault Sunday in the 2600 block of McGill Street, Kannapolis.

• Marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a concealed gun were found during a traffic stop Saturday at Deal and Unity Church roads in Mooresville. Billy Ray Poole, 65, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI.

• Stacey Nadine Randol, 39, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer in the 500 block of Cedar Glen Circle, Cleveland.

• Donald Burns Spry, 54, was charged Saturday with giving a false report to police in the 3200 block of East Ridge Road.

• Kristen Amanda Burris, 27, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor communicating threats in the 400 block of Grace Church Road.

• Brandon Ulysses Flores, 21, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI in the 2100 block of Miller Road, China Grove.

• Demitrius Daquan Blackmell, 18, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 700 block of Crescent Road, Rockwell.

• Michael Anthony Root, 45, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor communicating threats in the 6800 block of Old Concord Road.

• Phillip Anthony Workman, 36, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI at West C Street and Overcash Avenue, Kannapolis.

• Savannah Kay Beaver, 29, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1000 block of Glover and Lippard roads.

• Bernardino Gonzalez, 25, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI in the 800 block of Vanderbuilt Drive.

• Jasmin Acevedo, 23, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in the 800 block of Vanderbilt Drive.

• Vaden Malcolm Springer, 51, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon in the 2600 block of McGill Street, Kannapolis.

In Salisbury Police Department reports:

• A woman reported a stolen license plant Monday at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

• Jersey Mike’s reported fraud Monday between Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 at the restaurant, 850 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

• A man reported being robbed after getting cash from an ATM for a prostitute in the 1300 block of West Horah Street.

• Tevin Maurice Morgan, 27, was charged Tuesday with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

 

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