Young Man, 18, Busted During Roust
Barrington police crackdown on hanging out at town center businesses leads to arrest for marijuana possession.
A continuing Barrington police crackdown on juveniles and young adults hanging around town-center businesses led to a marijuana possession arrest for a young man early last Wednesday morning, Oct. 24.
Connor B. Booher, 18, of 119 Anoka Ave., was spotted near the Rite Aid pharmacy on County Road about 2:12 am. He was wearing a “hoodie” and carrying a backpack that seemed to fit the description of a young man believed to be involved in several thefts from unlocked vehicles a few weeks ago, according to the Barrington police report.
Booher also was spotted in the same area that the suspected thief had been seen last, according to the police report.
Three patrol officers, Michael Gregorzek, Walter Larson and Mark Haddigan, approached Booher, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. They immediately noticed an odor of marijuana in his clothing, LaCross said.
A routine pat down found a “pen shaft that had residue” inside it, he said. It is believed to have been used as “a makeshift smoking apparatus,” LaCross said.
A further search of Booher and his backpack led to the discovery of a clear plastic bag holding a small amount of marijuana. Police officers also found two iPods, a wallet and two lighters, according to the police report.
Booher was taken to the police station and charged with marijuana possession. He was released with a date to appear in District Court to face the charge.