Mitchell Police find two men in woman’s apartment, two arrests made

MITCHELL – Mitchell Police Department officers arrested two men Monday afternoon after officers were called to the Persimmon Park Apartments after a report of suspicious people in an apartment whose occupant was currently in jail.

The caller said the four people had left the apartment and were in a blue vehicle in the parking lot. 

When officers arrived at 2:52 p.m. they talked to a female caller who said she witnessed a female enter the apartment, run out with a bag of items and then get into a blue car and speed off. 

Officers went to the apartment and could hear people inside. There was not a response from those inside the apartment when the officers knocked several times.

Aaron Pinkston

On the fifth knock on the door 25-year-old Aaron Pinkston, of Bedford, answered the door along with 21-year-old Victor Giyer, of Bloomington.

Victor Giyer

Police say both males appeared to be extremely nervous. Both men were detained after an officer spotted a knife in one of the men’s pockets.

Police then asked why they were in the woman’s apartment when they did not have permission to be there. 

The men said they had permission from the tenant to be there. 

Police then asked why it took so long for them to answer the door. 

In Giyer’s backpack officers found a “bong” and a glass smoking device with marijuana inside and another smoking device with meth residue. Giyer denied the items were his.

A short time later the tenant’s mother showed up at the apartment and was visibly upset to find the men in her daughter’s apartment. She told police the lease was in her name and the men did not have permission to be there. Officers then called the daughter at the jail and found that she had given Pinkston permission to be in the apartment.

When police walked into the apartment they found an airsoft gun next to the couch.

On the dining room table police, a blue cut straw with meth residue on the inside of it was found. In Pinkston’s pocket, police found a syringe with dope inside. 

In a bedroom closet police found a metal lid that had two lines of crystal meth on it. 

Police seized a total of 0.15 grams of meth.

Both men refused to speak to the police officer. Both men were arrested. 

Pinkson faces charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Giyer was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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