The Fairfield Police Department reports stopping a vehicle in the 200 block of North Fourth Street at 3:12 a.m. Sunday for an equipment violation.
A field investigation led to the arrest of the driver, Nathan Patrick Ford, 26, of Fairfield, on several charges.
Ford was charged with driving while suspended, a simple misdemeanor; operating while intoxicated, first offense, a serious misdemeanor; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana, a Class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor; and open container in a motor vehicle, a simple misdemeanor.
The Fairfield Police Department confirms that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Fairfield Police Department reports an accident at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday blocked traffic at the intersection of Sixth Street and West Burlington Avenue, but there were no injuries reported. A 2004 Chrysler Concorde was traveling north on Sixth Street and had a green light. A 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling west on Burlington Avenue and the driver said he applied the brakes and they did not work. The two cars collided in the intersection. The Chrysler had an estimated $3,000 in damages; the Chevrolet, about $1,500.
Steven Scotton was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for disorderly conduct.
Susan K. Phipps of Fairfield was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device after colliding with another car at 4:22 p.m. Monday in the intersection of 12th Street and West Burlington Avenue. Damage to her own vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Avalon, was estimated at $5,000. Damage to the other vehicle, a 1993 Suzuki Sidekick, was estimated at $2,500.
Police log Tuesday
7:33 a.m. complaint of barking dog.
9:06 a.m. report of vandalism to a business sign.
8:15 p.m. Yvette Stepp, 49, of Fairfield, was arrested on a warrant.
9:22 p.m. report of domestic disturbance – father, son having verbal disagreement.
10:19 p.m. report of vandalism – caller said sometime in the past few days a rear passenger vehicle window was broken. Caller also reported receiving a scam letter asking for money to be sent to claim a larger monetary prize.
11:37 p.m. Grant Merrill, 29, was arrested on warrants for domestic abuse, third degree; degree harassment, first; and probation violation.