GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A local man has been charged with criminal trespass, drug paraphernalia and attempted theft after reports say he attempted to steal scrap metal from a local towing company’s scrap container.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call about a suspect with a pickup truck taking scrap metal from A&M Towing’s Girard scrap container, the report says.

According to the report, an employee at the towing company observed the suspect, Jason Norris, 47, attempting to leave the property with multiple items of scrap materials in the bed of his pickup truck. When the employee confronted him, Norris began throwing a few items back into a scrap container.

Officers placed Norris in custody in reference to attempted theft and criminal trespass, the report states. Upon arrest search, officers found in Norris’ front pocket a money clip with his ex-wife’s driver’s license “for safekeeping,” according to the report.

The report states that a search of Norris’ vehicle revealed the following items:

  • a cut plastic straw with residue, located in the glove box
  • a bundle of copper mess, located in the center console
  • a blue plastic bag with an unknown white powder reside
  • a mental push rod/pipe cleaner, located in the center console
  • a white plastic bag with an unknown powder residue, located in the center console

Norris is facing charges of criminal trespass, drug paraphernalia and attempted theft. Additional charges are pending the results of the lab results of the unknown white powder.