An officer running a license plate to see if a motorcycle was stolen leads him to a discovery of an invalid license, drugs, and the apprehension of an Iola man.
That happened on Wednesday afternoon on Texas Avenue in College Station. An officer near University Inn ran the license plate of a motorcycle, due to a recent uptick in motorcycle thefts, and the area being known for drug use.
The officer followed the bike until it turned into another parking lot, where the man got off and spoke to two people in a 2002 Dodge pickup. There, he made contact with the driver, and noticed an expired vehicle registration, dated September 2020. A check with dispatch also found the man’s license was not eligible due to a suspension for not having insurance.
The driver then advised he did not have insurance on the motorcycle. He was arrested, identified as 35 year old Kyle Daniel Pelka of Iola. He was booked on charges of Driving While License Invalid without Financial Responsibility.
Two female in the truck stated they had rented a hotel room with Pelka, but could not check in until 6 am. A search of their vehicle netted close to one gram of methamphetamine. One of the women, Shanna Lehoski, was arrested on drug charges.
Pelka was released the same day after posting a $3,000 bond.