March 8

Traffic stop leads to driver’s arrest

A Metropolis Police officer observed Amanda E. Ford, 32, of Metropolis driving a black Ford in the 800 block of East Third Street. Ford had a suspended driver’s license and was arrested and taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. Ford was able to post bond and was released.

March 10

Traffic stop leads to driver’s arrest on multiple charges

A Metropolis Police officer stopped a gold colored Toyota for speeding 58 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on U.S. 45 at Faughn Lane. The driver, Saleh H.M. Alwarri, 29, of Carbondale, could not provide proof of insurance. The officer detected a strong odor of cannabis. A search revealed plastic baggies containing cannabis. Alwarri was arrested and charged with speeding, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation of cannabis. Alwarri was transported to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. He was released after posting bond.

March 11

Metropolis man arrested on multiple charges

Metropolis Police officers were called to the 1300 block of Coburn. Witnesses observed a blue pick-up truck strike some mailboxes and leave the scene. Officers responded and a witness gave a description of a blue Dodge Ram pick-up, which she followed to a residence on Girard Street. An investigation led to the arrest of James B. Padgett, 52, of Metropolis. Padgett was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and driving while license suspended. Padgett was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

March 12

Two people arrested for Massac County warrants

Paul Peter Mayotte, 26, and Diana S. Whited, 20, both of Metropolis, were both arrested at a residence in the 100 block of W. Fourth Street. Mayotte was wanted on warrants issued by Massac County for possession of a controlled substance — petition to revoke probation, theft and fleeing or eluding police. Whited was wanted on Massac County warrant for ID Theft — petition to revoke probation. A search revealed she had a debit card, which belonged to another person. Both were lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Massac County Sheriff’s Office and the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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