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Police reports " February 8, 2009

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By The Staff

According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

– A Kershaw man was charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Feb. 2.

Theodore Billy Humphries Jr., 38, 5169 Bethune Road, was charged with second offense DUI, child endangerment and open container.

According to the report, an officer saw a car weaving in and out of lanes on S.C. 9 Bypass. The officer stopped the car just south of the S.C. 9 overpass. The officer saw a backseat passenger put on her seat belt as he approached the car, the report said.

Humphries failed two of three sobriety tests, the report said. He told the officer that he had one beer. Humphries refused to take a breath analysis test to determine his blood-alcohol level, the report said.

According to the report, Humphries was charged with child endangerment because the front-seat passenger was a 13-year-old.

Two other people in the car were charged with open-container and seat-belt violations. They were released and taken to a nearby gas station to await a ride home, the report said.

According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

– A bus driver retrieved a handgun from the side of Gillscreek Road on Jan. 28.

According to the report, the bus driver said she was traveling her normal route on Gillscreek Road when a student told her there was a gun on the ground. Another student said, “When I get off the bus, I’m going to get that gun.”

The bus driver stopped the bus and recovered the gun, concerned that one of the students would pick it up.

The chrome .380-caliber gun did not have a magazine in it, according to the report. It had been reported stolen. The report also noted that a chrome handgun had been used in an armed robbery on Gillscreek Road the week before.

– A Lancaster woman was charged Jan. 16 with drug possession.

According to the report, Norma Jean Hayes, 44, 1935 Dolphin Road, pulled into a Lynwood Drive home on her mo-ped.

Officers had information that cocaine was being sold at the house, the report said.

Officers followed Hayes after she left the home on her mo-ped. They stopped her when she failed to use a turn signal while turning onto Old Oakland Circle.

The report said officers found half a gram of cocaine in Hayes’ pocket.

If you know anything about any of these incidents, please call the Lancaster Police Department at 283-1171 or 283-3313 or the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 283-4136.

– Compiled by Jenny Hartley