10:30 a.m. Officers responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male at the probation and parole office on 62 West. Officers arrived and arrested Christopher T. Hightower, 25, charging him with public intoxication.
4 p.m. Officers responded to a theft complaint at Tractor Supply. Police said Sarah E. Hutchinson, 33, was seen on surveillance video taking a wallet that had been left at the sales counter. Hutchinson was cited to appear in court on a charge of theft of mislaid property.
7:04 p.m. Officers arrested Elbert F. Cooper, 49, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging him with failure to pay.
5:34 p.m. Officers arrested Richard G. Nelson, 38, on Caldwell County bench warrants charging him with two counts of failure to appear.
11:42 a.m. Officers arrested Nolan A. Maskall, 30, on a Lyon County warrant charging him with theft by unlawful taking under $500.
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office
At approximately 11:41 p.m, Deputy Kenneth Vincent said he observed a Chevrolet Impala traveling on Highway 126 crossing the center line several times. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Sims Road and Highway 126 and upon further investigation it was found the driver of the vehicle, Jesse Markham, 26, was operating the vehicle with a suspended license.
It was also noted the registration for the vehicle had been canceled for failure to maintain insurance. Police said Markham was unable to produce proof of valid insurance at the time of the traffic stop. Police said Markham was asked about any illegal contraband in the vehicle, to which he stated he had a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, but later stated it was not marijuana, but hemp he was attempting to sell as marijuana. Hemp was located in the vehicle, as well as cash and drug paraphernalia, police reported.
Markham is charged with careless driving; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense; operating on a suspended or revoked license; no registration receipt; no registration plates; sell/transfer simulated controlled substance, first offense; drug paraphernalia (buy/possess); and possession of industrial hemp. A female passenger was not charged.