Edmond Police accuse an Oklahoma City man of counterfeit and heroin possession.
At approximately 6 p.m. Friday, March 20, Officer Caleb Hodam was dispatched to 321 Meline Drive at the Home2 Suites by Hilton after couple paid for their room with two credit/debit cards that were declined, according to police.
“Staff stated they did not know how the couple was successful because with the cards declining, they should not have been able to enter the room,” Hodam said in his report.
Hotel staff reported being suspicious when seeing the couple transport a printer box. The staff reported they observed the male, Steven Gregory Scherer, 41, of Oklahoma, leave the room and come back at 10 a.m. Staff stated the man could not enter the room because the female had bolted the door, Hodam reported.
Hodam noticed the female suspect leaving through a back door of the hotel after more police arrived on the scene.
“We asked for her ID and she stated it was in her room. We walked with her to the room, where she opened the door and allowed us to follow her in. Straight inside, in plain view, was a computer, printer, tablet, and numerous debit/credit cards,” Hodam noted.
Staff brought a phone to the room to alert police that a man was attempting contact the woman. So Hodam and Officer Denton Scherman left the hotel to attempt locating Scherer and his van. Officers located Scherer in near the exit for the LaQuinta Hotel, according to the report.
Police ordered Scherer out of the vehicle and to show his hands. But Hodam resisted leaving the van and putting his hands up, Hodam stated.
Scherman and Hodam detained Scherer after he complied when commanded at gunpoint, Hodam stated.
Hodam stated that he found a small clear plastic bindle containing a small amount of a black tar substance that later field tested a presumptive positive for heroin.
Police also located three driver's licenses from different states in Scherer’s possession. Police held the evidence for further investigation.