A 20-year-old Marthasville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and doing “burnouts” on Old Highway 50.

Union police were called to Old Highway 50 near Strawberry Fields just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, after receiving complaints about vehicles drag racing and doing burnouts.

Officers reported seeing two vehicles speeding and making “excessive” engine noise. Officers stopped one of the vehicles on Abbey Road, near Old Highway 50.

Police reported the driver had dilated pupils and exaggerated movements while speaking with officers. Police said the man’s driving status was revoked and he admitted to doing burnouts.

After conducting a field sobriety test, police said the man admitted to being on methamphetamine. He was placed under arrest for driving while impaired.

Blood was taken from the man for further testing. He was later released by police to a responsible sober person.

Police said he was given citations for driving while under the influence of drugs, driving while revoked and excessive engine noise.


Union police have identified a suspect who shoplifted several items from the Union Quiktrip.

Police took a report of shoplifting on Jan. 9. Officers said a man came into the store and grabbed an item off the shelf.

The man then claimed he wanted to return the item. The man allegedly did this routine four times.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing.


The investigation into credit cards fraudulently used at Dollar General is under investigation.

Union police investigated the fraud Wednesday, Jan. 9. Police said two credit cards were used fraudulently.

Video surveillance obtained of the incident showed police a 30- to 40 -year-old white woman leave the store with a baseball cap on. The woman has yet to be identified.


Police said a 16-year-old male took an Apple watch from a 17-year-old man over a disagreement. The theft was reported Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The 17-year-old said the suspect is denying taking the watch. The investigation is ongoing.

Leaving the Scene

Officers are looking for someone who damaged a vehicle in the Heartland Pharmacy parking lot.

The crash happened Wednesday, Jan. 9. Police said the suspect struck another car and then left the scene without leaving the victim any information.

The suspect was seen driving a 1998-2002 green Dodge Ram 1500. The truck backed into the victim’s vehicle while the victim was inside the pharmacy.