Fort Mill Times

Police blotter - May 6, 2009

Drug charges

Two Fort Mill women faces drug-related charges, police said.

Authorities charged Martha Marie Dipastena, 23, of 768 Monticello Drive with simple possession of marijuana, according to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office. Her charge stems from police traffic stop for a brake light being out around 2 a.m. April 30 near 926 Market St., the report notes. Police said they discovered four baggies of marijuana, a glass marijuana pipe and a glass that contained marijuana and a pill.

Dipastena's bond was set at $570, police said. She was released from police custody April 30.

Also arrested in a separate drug-related incident on May 2 was Paula Marie Kessinger, 27, of 113 Riverwood Drive. Authorities charged Kessinger with possession of marijuana after they allegedly found rolling papers and a marijuana grinder with a small amount of marijuana in her vehicle, the report notes.

Kessinger was arrested and taken to the Fort Mill Police Department.

Suspect subdued

A Fort Mill was tased after he refused to stop resisting a police officer, according to a report from the Fort Mill Police Department.

On May 3, an officer arrived at the Fort Mill Police Department and saw another officer on the floor of the booking area attempting to restrain a suspect who police said was grossly intoxicated and resisting the officer, the report notes.

According to the report, the man, identified as Jon Baron Alion Jr. 19, of 104 Patterson St., was warned that he would be tased if he didn't stop resisting. The officer tased Alion before he was restrained and handcuffed, the report shows.

Car burglarized

Someone broke into a Fort Mill woman's vehicle and stole electronics, a sheriff's office report shows.

Around 7:48 a.m. May 1, police responded to a vehicle break in at 1852 Second Baxter Crossing, where they found that an unlocked Ford Explorer. From that vehicle someone took several items, including a silver Garmin GPS system, valued at $250, the report notes.

Also stolen was $20 and some prescribed medication, the report notes.

- Compiled by Toya Graham

• Police reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agency records. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.