Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:08 PM
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) North District officers make four arrests and remove three firearms, cocaine, and heroin from the streets of Indianapolis in under 2 hours. The above resulted from three separate incidents which are outlined below.
Just before 11 p.m. on 03/01/2017, officers with the IMPD were on routine patrol when they noticed a vehicle with an equipment violation near 36th St and Wallace Ave. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 3700 block of Wallace Ave for the violation. The driver, 24-year-old Ayres Adams, came back as allegedly having a suspended license with a prior conviction. Adams was asked to step out of the vehicle and while doing so, allegedly revealed that he had a firearm. Officers recovered a .45 caliber handgun and conducted a records check on it. The officers learned that the handgun been allegedly stolen out of Illinois. Adams was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of stolen property. He was later transported to the Arrestee Processing Center (APC) for booking. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) will review the case and make a final charging decision.
Just after 12:20 a.m. on 03/02/2017, officers with the IMPD were on routine patrol when they heard shots fired near Sherman Dr and Sherman Forest Dr. Officers immediately responded to the area to check for victims and whoever may have been responsible for firing the shots. Officers observed subjects in the area and came into contact with 53-year-old Brian Garrett. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Garrett was allegedly in possession of a .25 caliber handgun. Garrett was arrested and preliminarily charged with carrying a handgun without a license. He was later transported to the APC for booking. The MCPO will review the case and make a final charging decision.
Just after 12:20 a.m. on 03/02/2017, officers with the IMPD were on routine patrol in the 5200 block of E 38th St when they observed a vehicle with an equipment violation. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 4900 block of E 38th St and met with the driver, 29-year-old James Washington, and passenger, 34-year-old Richard Jones. Officers checked the driving status of both occupants and discovered that both had suspended licenses. It was determined the vehicle was going to be towed and during an inventory search of the vehicle, officers located suspected heroin, cocaine, and a .40 caliber firearm. Richard Jones was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. James Washington was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia, carrying a handgun without a license, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Both suspects were later transported to the APC for booking. The MCPO will review the case and make a final charging decision.
Three firearms, allegedly illegally possessed, taken off the streets in under 2 hours. IMPD North District officers, diligent in their duties, set out in their patrol area to do what the City of Indianapolis had tasked them to do. This work is not exclusive to one district. This kind of work happens across all districts, in one form or another. This is simply a highlight of the work that is done every day, it does not account for the countless professional interactions officers have with citizens and positive engagement that is held with those who call on the police in the city. The IMPD is grateful for the continued support that the community has given and for their active participation in making Indianapolis a safer place to work and live.
Remember, anyone with information about criminal activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.
*Note: The booking photos are those of the suspects in order: Ayres Adams, Brian Garrett, James Washington, and Richard Jones
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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department