The Commerce Police Department reported making 12 arrests during the past week, including the following:
•Scott Matthew Odette, 32, 427 Heritage Hills Drive, Commerce, who was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over on Clayton Street for crossing the centerline and nearly striking a car driven by a police officer. According to the incident report, the officer quickly observed Odette attempting to hide something in his crotch area. Upon being searched, the report said, Odette was uncooperative enough that the officer “took him to the ground,” whereupon he discovered a glass pipe hidden in a sock. The pipe allegedly contained residue of methamphetamine, but the officer did not charge him with drug possession.