Press release from Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:
A number of traffic stops led to arrests over the holiday weekend.
At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015, Deputy Oliver Brugoto stopped a silver BMW for improper display of tag on Sperryville Pike at Saint Jameson Road. Deputy Brugoto, Deputy Jonathan Kerns and K9 Karma searched the vehicle and found alcohol and marijuana. The driver, Anthony G. Hernandez, 18, of Culpeper, was charged with possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and committed to Culpeper County Jail on a $1000 secured bond. A 17-year-old passenger was charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol and released on a summons.
At about 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sergeant Michael Wootten observed a green Dodge pickup speeding on Germanna Highway eastbound at Fox Neck Road. When Wootten activated his emergency lights, the vehicle increased its speed before stopping at Lignum Walmart. The driver, Jose I. Alvarez-Torres, 23, of Fredericksburg, was charged with driving without a valid license, reckless driving by speed, and eluding and released on a summons.
At about 8:40 p.m. Deputy Kerns stopped a white truck for driving behavior and littering on Madison Road at Sunset Lane. Kerns and K9 Karma searched the vehicle and found heroin. A passenger initially gave a false name to Kerns and was found to be wanted on a Prince William County capias. Ryan S. Welch, 21, of Midland, was charged with giving false ID to law enforcement, littering, and possession of schedule I/II narcotics and held without bail at Culpeper County Jail.
The driver, Carlos E. Rebollar-Velazquez, 29, of Orange, was charged with possession of schedule I/II narcotics and driving without a valid license and committed to Culpeper County Jail on a $2000 secured bond.
At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, January 18, Sergeant Wootten observed a silver Chevrolet run a stop sign on Nalles Mill Road at Braggs Corner Road. Wootten found the driver, Carter M. Coates, 26, of Orange, to be intoxicated. Coates was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a valid license, and failure to stop at the stop sign and committed to Culpeper County Jail until sober on a $3000 unsecured bond.
At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Deputy Charles Wheeler stopped a Ford Mustang for an equipment violation on Brandy Road at Guinn Lane. Deputies Wheeler and Kerns and K9 Karma searched the vehicle and its occupants and found narcotics on passenger Daniel Z. Wood, 18, of Keswick. Wheeler charged Wood with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, and he was released on a $3500 unsecured bond.