Police did not extend the stop by asking for consent before the purpose of the stop was complete. “One officer, after checking to make sure Scott was ‘okay and safe,’ introduced himself to Taylor and ‘asked him if there was anything dangerous, illegal, of any kind in the vehicle.’ Taylor responded no, and then the officer ‘asked him if he minded if [the police] searched the vehicle.’ Taylor consented to that request before the records check was complete.” State v. Taylor, 2017 UT App 89, 2017 Utah App. LEXIS 89 (June 2, 2017).
Officers approached a pickup truck on a storage unit property to at least inquire because of thefts in the area. They parked near the truck and approached defendant. Defendant said that the unit was his. The LPN on the truck was expired. Officers told defendant to call somebody else to come and get him because the truck shouldn’t be driven. One thing led to another and defendant admitted to having a meth “rig” inside. The admission was enough to search the truck. People v. Shoen, 2017 CO 65, 2017 Colo. LEXIS 444 (June 5, 2017).*