A suspicious vehicle at Arcadia Lake led to the arrest of a 47-year-old Edmond man wanted on a Kansas parole violation, police said.
On June 22, Edmond School Resource Officer Sharla Bradley was at the entrance to Edmond Park, 7100 E. Second St., when she observed a red Dodge truck drive past her and enter the park, according to a report filed by Bradley.
Watching in her side mirror, Bradley saw the truck slow down at the entrance gate and enter the park without paying, police said. Bradley then saw the vehicle exit the parking lot by the baseball field and travel toward the boat dock. It then entered another parking lot across from the University of Central Oklahoma building. Bradley believed the activity was suspicious, police said.
Bradley spoke with the driver, the lone occupant in the truck, police said. When she told the driver that he failed to pay the entrance fee, he appeared very nervous, police said. He began smoking a cigarette and was having trouble lighting it.
The driver said he accidentally turned into the wrong park and was staying at Central State Park, 7900 E. Second St., police said. He produced a receipt for entering that park.
Given the suspicious behavior she witnessed, Bradley had dispatch run a warrants check on the driver, Kevin Lee Permenter, 47, of Edmond. The report listed a site in the park as his address.
When Bradley asked if he had ever been arrested and if he had any warrants he began sweating and smoked his second cigarette and then lit another, police said.
Dispatch informed Bradley that the driver had a warrant issued by the Kansas Department of Corrections for a parole violation on a possession of opium charge, police said.
After the warrant was confirmed with full extradition Kansas DOC asked the Edmond Police Department to hold Permenter, police said. He was arrested on a complaint of probation violation, booked at the city jail and later transported to the county jail, police said.
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