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Abington Police Reports

Yeah, those aren't my pants.

Abington Police Reports

 

DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana … Martin S. Mattox, 29, of Penn Avenue, Glenside, was arrested Sept. 1 at 11:15 a.m. after he was seen driving a Chevy pickup truck on Easton Road near Pershing Avenue while pulling a large landscape trailer, police said. It was known that Mattox had an outstanding warrant in Montgomery County. During the stop, Mattox was nervous and had glassy eyes. He admitted that his license was suspended and admitted to smoking marijuana 20 minutes earlier. He had a glass bowl in his vehicle and a small amount of marijuana in his pocket, police said.

Possession of a controlled substance … Megan Prendergast, 21, of Harrison Avenue, Ardsley, was arrested Aug. 29 at 5:23 p.m. following a traffic stop at the corner of Ghost Road and Highland Avenue in which she was a passenger, police said. According to police, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed three glass pipes, a blue grinder and one bag of marijuana.

Possession of a controlled substance … Khaleel Evans, 23, of Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, was arrested Aug. 26 at 7:02 p.m. following a traffic stop for an expired registration sticker near the corner of Horace and Highland avenues, police said. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. There were two small bags of marijuana in his right pants pocket, police said.

Possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest … Leon Roselle Liggins, 42, of North Hills Avenue, Willow Grove, was arrested Aug. 26 at 12:12 a.m. following a traffic stop for a malfunctioning registration light in the 1600 block of Franklin Avenue, police said. According to police, there was a pill on the passenger side floor.

Liggins is a known drug offender in Abington and has a prior history of resisting arrest, police said. Liggins said the pill was blood pressure medication. Liggins also had a bag of marijuana in his pocket.

While being placed in handcuffs, Liggins fled southbound on Franklin Avenue and was Tasered. Police found seven bags of cocaine in his left cargo pocket in a sandwich bag. Police also found a jar with a butterfly on it containing marijuana, police said.

Possession of a small amount of marijuana … James Flanagan Garcia, 19, of Keswick Avenue, Glenside, was arrested Aug. 23 after police flagged down a Wawa employee who said someone didn’t pay for food items and then fled in a silver Plymouth, police said. Police stopped the silver Plymouth near the corner of Edge Hill and Bradfield roads. There was an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Garcia admitted to owning a backpack that contained a grinder and a bowl with marijuana residue. There was also a red glasses case that contained a plastic bag of suspected marijuana and a bowl.

Possession of a controlled substance … Thomas Steich Jr., 31, of Coolidge Avenue, Sellersville, was arrested Aug. 22 at 11:16 p.m. at Abington Memorial Hospital after a tech took inventory of the contents of Steich’s pants and found a crystal/powdery substance (found to be methamphetamines) in his pocket, police said. According to police, Steich said he did not know what was in the bag or how the bag got into his pocket.

Possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia … Matthew Gordon Howard, 22, of Bockius Avenue, Abington, was arrested Aug. 2 at 6:11 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Patane and Lindbergh avenues for having a malfunctioning brake light and for having heavily tinted windows, police said. According to police, there was a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and the defendant said, “I got a bowl in the center console.” Police found a brown glass pipe containing charred marijuana residue, police said.

Possession of a controlled substance … Travis Michael Messing, 20, of Fortune Road, Glenside, was arrested June 7 at 12:52 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Easton and Moreland roads in which he was a passenger, police said. According to police, there was a small baggie of confirmed marijuana in his pants pocket. Messing then said, “These aren’t my pants.”

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