OH2: On inventory of car owned by another, the police have no duty to call the owner

This inventory for driving another’s car without a license was reasonable. It followed policy, and there was no duty to call the owner to retrieve it to avoid the inventory. State v. Allen, 2020-Ohio-947, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 868 (2d Dist. Mar. 13, 2020).

Officers in HSI had specific information about a person obviously matching defendant’s description, down to the facial tattoos, that he’d be on a Greyhound Bus from Los Angeles to Seattle. They got on the bus at the Tacoma stop and questioned defendant about his travel plans. The court doesn’t find this a seizure. And, if it was, there was reasonable suspicion and ultimately probable cause. United States v. Ruiz, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43352 (W.D. Mo. Mar. 12, 2020).*

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