A property dispute and a bad temper landed a North Broad Street resident in jail on disorderly conduct charges and may cost him his job as well.
Commerce police charged Vester Lonzo Adamson, 38, 2458 North Broad Street, with disorderly conduct after he repeatedly refused a police officer’s demand that he go back inside his residence as the officer dealt with the other party.
The officer was summoned by a 57-year-old white female who told police she was cleaning up weeds on the property line between her property and that of Adamson when Adamson came outside yelling, cursing and issuing threats. She told the officer that the same thing happened two years ago when she cut down some of his rose bushes by mistake.
The officer attempted to calm Adamson down, according to the report, and told him to go inside. The report said Adamson asked the officer what his job was and said he would call the police chief and mayor to complain. The officer gave him a business card and warned him to go inside or he would be arrested, after which the officer went into the woman’s house to talk to her.
As he was talking to her, the report said, he could hear Adamson, still outside, yelling and cursing about the incident. When a backup unit arrived, the officer placed Adamson under arrest.
The report noted that on the way to the jail Adamson expressed regret over his actions but told the officer he hoped the officer was “satisfied” because Adamson would likely lose his job.