Peru, IN – A Bristol, Indiana man is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Dealing Methamphetamine, Dealing Narcotic, Operator Never Licensed, and False Informing following a traffic stop that was conducted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Arrowhead Estates.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s office, PPD Officer Brok Westfall conducted the stop on a white passenger vehicle at approximately 8:18 p.m. after observing the car go left of center several times near the intersection of Abraham Lane and Blackhawk Court. Westfall had also checked the license plate on the white car and learned that it did not return to the car he was stopping.
After activating his emergency lights, the vehicle came to a stop in front of an apartment in the 100 block of Apache Dr. As Officer Westfall approached the car, a passenger, later identified as Kyle Davidson, 29 of Peru started to exit the vehicle. He was instructed to get back inside the car and he complied.
The driver identified himself as Edgar Fraire. Fraire took several seconds giving his name. He reported that he had just purchased the vehicle and the plate belonged to a different car. Mr. Fraire kept reaching toward the area between the driver’s seat and the center console and was talking so rapidly that Officer Westfall had trouble understanding him. The man was asked for license and registration and he claimed that he did not have either document.
Westfall advised the man to calm down and stop moving. While speaking with Mr. Fraire, Officer Westfall detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. As a precaution, Officer Westfall waited until back up arrived before asking him to step out of the vehicle. Upon the arrival of Officer Swinford and Sergeant Raber, Mr. Fraire was advised that Westfall could detect the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked him to exit the car. Upon exiting, Fraire was asked if he any weapons or items that would stick on her person. Fraire said yeas and then advised that he had a handgun. Officer Westfall located the weapon, a 9mm black handgun from the man’s waistband and made the weapon safe by removing a round that was chambered. The handgun was then secured in a police vehicle. Central Dispatch would later advise that the handgun was stolen out of Fort Wayne. There were 14 9mm rounds located in the magazine plus the one in the chamber.
A search of Mr. Fraire located a wad of money with a hair tie around the bills. The exact amount of money found was redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.
Officer Swinford had Mr. Davidson exit the vehicle and following a search, both he and Fraire were placed in handcuffs. A search of the vehicle resulted in the location of a blue in color zip-up case. Inside the case was a baggie that contained a large amount of crystal rock-like substance. This substance would later test positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 28 grams.
The case also contained a baggie that contained two large grayish in color rocks, and a glass smoking device. The grayish rock substance would field test positive as heroin and weighed approximately 5.5 grams.
A bag of green leafy plant like substance was also located inside a folded-up magazine between the passenger seat and the center console. That substance would later field test positive for marijuana and weighed approximately 9 grams.
Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Miami County Jail. While en-route to the jail, Mr. Fraire advised Officer Westfall that he was a user and the narcotics located were for his personal usage. Officer Westfall advised the man that “I’m not buying that.” And Fraire stopped talking.
Officer Westfall was later contacted by Central Dispatch who advised that an individual had contacted the Peru State Police Post for information about her boyfriend, Luiz Fraire. The woman provided three different dates of birth for Luiz and then advised that she had located him and everything was ok.
Officer Westfall checked the identification records for Edgar Fraire and found the man he arrested was both taller and heavier than the physical descriptors of Edgar. It was later determined that Westfall had arrested Luiz Fraire. Westfall also learned that Luiz Fraire had two arrest warrants out of Fort Wayne.
Luiz Fraire, 24 of Bristol, IN is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Dealing Methamphetamine, Dealing Narcotic, Operator Never Licensed, and False Informing. The Fort Wayne Warrants were for Probation Violation on original charges of armed robbery and possession of paraphernalia.
Kyle Davidson, 29 of Peru was arrested on a charge of Possession of Marijuana.
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