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All information in the Police Beat is taken from Eastern police reports.April 13

  • Matthew Zompero was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police observed Zompero staggering around the Powell courtyard, and upon contact, detected a strong odor of alcohol on or about his person. After one field sobriety test, the officer suspended further tests. Upon searching Zompero’s person, police found a glass pipe containing burnt marijuana in Zompero’s left pants pocket. He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

April 14

  • Nathaniel McCombs, of Paris, was charged with possession of marijuana. Police responded to the Martin parking lot after a student reported she heard someone calling for help from a vehicle. The officer approached the vehicle and McCombs rolled down his window, letting out a significant amount of smoke. The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, police found a small Camel SNUS tin containing a small amount of marijuana in the glove box. McCombs was cited and released.

April 15

  • Police responded to Telford Hall about a harassing communications report after a female student said her ex-boyfriend had sent her unwanted e-mail messages. She said he had sent her a message entitled “goodbye” that talked about his roommate’s wedding, and later sent a photo attachment of his stitched-up wrist after he had slit it. The female said she would prosecute if the male kept contacting her, and later reported the male had sent text messages to her grandmother.
  • A male student reported the theft of items from his locked car sometime between 10:30 p.m. on April 14 and 3:15 p.m. on April 15. The stolen items include a Maglite flashlight, a Garmin GPS system, an iPod, an AM-FM transmitter, money and binoculars. The total stolen value was $735.

April 18

  • Steven Vickers, of Hyden, was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. Police observed Vickers in his vehicle at an intersection with no headlights on and not turning when he had right of way. Upon contact, he was swaying and had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and odors of alcoholic beverage and marijuana on or about his person. In a search of his vehicle, police found several grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder, a pipe, rolling papers, two lighters, three filters and a butterfly knife.