The Des Moines Register, Tuesday, January 2, 1995, Page 1A DRUG POSSESSION CHARGE Urbandale officer arrested in D.M. 'Scores' of sex-oriented items are also found in the van driven by police veteran James Trimble. By MICHAEL McNARNEY Register Staff Writer James R. Trimble, Urbandale police officer and school liaison officer for the Urbandale district, was arrested early Monday for allegedly possessing methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. Also found were "scores" of sex-oriented pictures and letters. No charges relating to those had been filed by Monday night. Trimble, an 18-year Urbandale police veteran, will likely be suspended until the investigation is completed, Urbandale Police Chief David Hamlin said. Trimble, 43 was pulled over by Des Moines police about 4 a.m. in the 600 block of Clark Street. In a police report, Officer Steven Kees said, "There was a substantial amount of what appeared to be meth in the van. Besides Trimble, of 501 Second St., West Des Moines, a woman with him in the van was also aressted: Lorrie K. Breiholz, 34, of 433 S.E. Phillip St., No. 106, in Des Moines. Both were charged with possession of narcotics with the intent to deliver them. Wife Is Arrested, Too Trimble's wife was arrested six hours after he was when police raided their home. Robin Lynn Trimble, 41, was charged with possession of narcotics. A police report of the search alleged she was in possession of marijuana. Trimble's mother, Beverly, let police search her home at 7213 Palm Drive in Urbandale. They found nothing. Police said the van Trimble was driving, which belongs to his mother, was circling a neighborhood north of downtown when Breiholz was seen by police not wearing a seat belt. They said when Trimble pulled over, he made movements toward the center of the van "as if he was trying to hide or reach for something." Trimble got out of the van and walked toward officers, and he did not get back in the van as ordered. The police report said he was "extremely nervous." While Trimble was detained in a police car, he told Kees that he was an Urbandale police officer. Officers found a substance in the van, and a field test indicated that it was methamphetamine. Des Moines police also called Hamlin, Urbandale's chief, to tell him what happened. In a telephone interview Monday night, Hamlin said he was shocked when he got the news. "He had a good work record, a good reputation with the department," Hamlin said. "I found it rather stunning to hear about it." Hamlin said he had not consulted with the city attorney, but he said he intends to suspend Trimble pending further investigation. "At that time, I'll determine his long-term status," he said. Hamlin said Trimble had been the school liaison officer for five years. "I had no idea," Superintendent Tom Davis said of the news Monday. He referred questions to school attorney Jeff Krausman. Krausman said officials could not comment because Trimble is employed jointly by the school district and the city. Trimble was active in D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), an anti-drug education program. "We don't just teach kids what drugs look like," Trimble said in a 1992 interview. "We teach life skills needed to say no to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Trimble was being held at the Des Moines City Jail Monday night. Bond was set at $19,500.