The Shorewood Police Department was made aware of a social media post regarding a police contact on August 4, 2020 at 10:13 p.m. The police department did reach out and talked with the author of the social media post and informed them of the information that we had related to the police contact.
Based upon our review of the police interaction the following information is based upon that review. The interaction took place on the top level of the parking structure located at 4034 N Bartlett Avenue. The officer was conducting a crime prevention patrol of the parking structure when he observed a vehicle parked on the top level of the structure that was occupied by several people. It should be noted that officers do routinely patrol the parking structure as a result of complaints we have received in the past.
The officer conducted a field interview. As he approached the vehicle, the officer detected the strong odor of marijuana. In his initial contact with the driver/owner of the vehicle, the officer confirmed the odor was emanating from inside of the vehicle. The driver/owner of the vehicle informed the officer that a cousin uses her vehicle and he routinely smokes marijuana inside of her vehicle. Additionally, the officer was informed by the front seat passenger that she did smoke marijuana just prior to entering the vehicle that night.
Based on the odor of the marijuana coming from the vehicle, the vehicle was searched. The occupants denied smoking marijuana inside the vehicle and stated there may be “shake” in the vehicle. The search of the vehicle did not reveal any marijuana presently inside the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, there were no citations issued and no arrests were made during the police contact.