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Suspect Arrested While in Possession of a Blackjack, Meth

Courtesy of Turlock Police Department

Turlock police arrested a male subject on Tuesday afternoon after he was found to be in possession of a blackjack and methamphetamine.

Officers stopped a male subject, later identified as Nick Lauderbaugh, 33, for a vehicle code violation while he was riding a bicycle near the intersection of Bernell and Lander avenues around 1:50 p.m.

According to Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis, the officer knew Lauderbaugh was on active searchable probation, so they asked the suspect if he was in possession of anything illegal.

Lauderbaugh responded that he had a blackjack, which is a baton or club.

When the officer attempted to handcuff Lauderbaugh, he attempted to flee on his bicycle, said Lewis, but the officer was able to grab the back of the suspect’s shirt to stop him.

A short struggle ensued, but eventually Lauderbaugh was safely taken into custody, said Lewis.

Lauderbaugh was arrested for possession of a blackjack, possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, and violation of probation.

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