MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Police arrested Charles W. Brendel, a 54-year-old Evansville, Ind. native for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Driving While License Suspended, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a traffic stop in the 1500 block of West 9th Street.

During the stop — which occurred on July 20 — the officer observed actions indicative of drug use by Brendel, prompting a roadside sobriety check.

While performing the sobriety test, Brendel allegedly displayed clues to indicate impairment and was subsequently placed under arrest. After his arrest, a glass light bulb converted into a smoking device was location inside Brendel’s vehicle. He was transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged and later released on a Notice to Appear in court.

Brendel’s arrest was the lone arrest last week by MCPD, but four additional citations were issued.

The following subjects were arrested for Driving While License Suspended by MCPD and released on Notice’s To Appear in court:

July 20

Crystal R. McGillem, age 41, Mt. Carmel, Illinois (additional citation — Operating Vehicle When Registration Suspended for Non-Insurance)

July 21

Matthew A. Wilkey, age 23, Evansville, Indiana

Daniel D. Poole, age 37, Mount Vernon, Indiana

July 23

Luther H. McGill, age 61, Keensburg, Illinois (additional citation — Unlawful Display of Registration)

The final citation of the week came on July 21, when Mount Carmel Police cited Zachary A. Mathis, age 29, of Mount Carmel, for Disorderly Conduct following a report of Mathis walking around the neighborhood of the 500 block of Vine Street yelling threatening statements. This incident reportedly alarmed one resident, so a complaint was signed against Mathis. Mathis was later located where he was cited and released on a Notice to Appear in court.

As a reminder, all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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