Male Contacted for Pedestrian Violation and Found to have Warrants
Claims the Jeans Aren’t His when Meth is Found
A male contacted by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy early this morning was found to have three active warrants for his arrest. When Methamphetamine was found during a search of his pockets, the male claimed the jeans he was wearing weren’t his.
On January 17, 2019, just after 3:00 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mitchell Othmer observed a male, wearing a black/red coat and blue jeans, cross Francis just west of Addison without using the crosswalk at the corner and in violation of the no pedestrian crossing signs posted on both side of Francis.
Deputy Othmer contacted the male, later identified as 32-year-old March Majmeto, in the 300 block of E. Francis and explained why he was being stopped. Majmeto stated he didn’t have identification and verbally provided his name and date of birth. He also told Deputy Othmer he had a warrant for arrest and had been trying to get it recalled.
A check of Majmeto’s name revealed three valid warrants for Trespassing. After Majmeto was handcuffed and advised he was under arrest for the warrants, Deputy Othmer located a clear plastic bag, containing a white crystalline substance, in the rear pocket of the jeans worn by Majmeto. As Deputy Othmer removed an eyeglass case from the front pants pocket of the jeans, Majmeto stated the jeans weren’t his. Deputy Othmer opened the case and located two additional bags containing a white crystalline substance.
The substances inside the three bags were individually tested and all three showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine.
Majmeto was transported and booked for the warrants (Criminal Trespass 1st Degree & two Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree) and a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. He was also issued an infraction/ticket for Pedestrian Crossing at other than Crosswalk. (RCW 46.61.240)