Orange police arrested a 31-year-old Bridge City man for charges including possession of amphetamine and carrying brass knuckles.
The arrest came after a traffic stop and search of an SUV in the Old Orange Historic District. Officer L.T. Holland reported he stopped a 2002 silver Mitsubishi SUV because the license plate was registered to a Chevrolet pickup truck. The stop was at 11:20 a.m. at Tenth Street and Orange Avenue.
Sean Michael Grutsch was arrested for the state jail felony of possession of a controlled substance, along with the Class A misdemeanor of carrying a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), and Class A misdemeanor failure to identify. Grutsch also had an arrest warrant issued by Orange County.
The man arrested was a passenger in the SUV. Hollard said he found a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine in the SUV’s console and then he had probable cause to search.
The man told the officer he was trying to move out of a house in the 1100 block of Orange Avenue and he had bags in the back. Police reported finding a plastic baggie with meth, along with a digital scale, marijuana grinder and a straw with white residue.
The driver was issued three traffic citations and the SUV was towed because it did not have a current license plate.
Three people were arrested on Class C misdemeanor charges Monday evening after a “large group” of people refused to disperse in Roselawn. Orange police report the group of 15-20 people were at Azalea and Dahlia streets, which is in the same block where a stray bullet hit a house’s bedroom wall Sunday night.
Detective Captain Robert Enmon said that on Sunday night, a fight had been in the street with gunshots. He said the house was not targeted.
The three, a woman and two men, including one from Huntsville, were arrested on Class C misdemeanor charges.