In the news
■ Donald Roots-Scott Jr., 23, of Sacramento, Calif., stopped for driving nearly 90 mph near Covington, La., was arrested on drug charges when St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies reported finding 2 pounds of marijuana in cereal boxes in his car.
■ Sidney Fahrenbruch, 4, who wants to be a police officer and wears a specially sized uniform, met officer David Bonday at a barbecue and, according to her mother, enlisted the officer’s help in inspecting the family’s new home in Longmont, Colo., to make sure it was monster-free.
■ Maryanne Jacobsmeyer, 51, of Nashua, N.H., broke into a 92-yearold man’s home, restrained him with duct tape and stole his debit card to withdraw money to go shopping, resulting in her arrest on kidnapping and other charges, police said. ■ Richard Basaraba, 73, said he was “devastated” over being banned from a beach in Volusia County, Fla., for violating anti-soliciting laws after safety officials got complaints that he was handing out business cards to young women that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.”
■ Brandon Giles, a U.S. Coast Guard petty officer, said a shed that sits on a tiny floating dock and sports a painting of a bluetailed mermaid is now considered a derelict vessel after it bobbed about 200 miles from Key West, Fla., to the Louisiana coast.
■ Charles Carey, a sheriff’s lieutenant in Spotsylvania County, Va., said a man was charged with abduction and assault after a woman and her two children, held captive for more than two years, escaped out a side door when deputies arrived to check on them.
■ Barbara Baldwin, deputy auditor for Mitchell County, Iowa, said none of the town of McIntire’s 70 registered voters turned out Tuesday for a special election to decide whether to set the mayor’s term at four years and to stagger the terms of council members.
■ Scott Waite, a police sergeant in Glendale, Ariz., said a fight between two drivers that began after one vehicle cut off another ended when one of the women put the other in headlock and the restrained woman shot and wounded her attacker.