Law enforcement agencies provided these reports of their activities this past week. Routine activities such as patrols, inspections, training, report-writing, and assistance to other agencies are excluded.
Aug. 3 — Motorists were warned for not having proper lights and for having expired tags. A complaint was made about grass being mowed into a roadway. A person was warned for driving an unlicensed ATV on city streets.
Aug. 4 — A trailer parked in the roadway in the 200 block of S. Birch St. was reported to police. Suspicious pills were reportedly left by a former roommate.
Aug. 5 — Death of a truck driver was reported at Barkman Honey. The driver had been backing up his truck to pick up a trailer when he suffered a heart attack, according to police. A property dispute was determined to be a civil matter. Dogs running free were reported on N. Washington St. A resident complained to police about a package that had not been delivered on time. A driver was warned for riding a dirt bike in an alley in the 200 block of S. Date St.
Thursday — A dog was reported to be running free in the 100 block of N. Ash St.
Friday — A motorist was warned for speeding. Two dogs running free in the 100 block of N. Adams St. were taken to Hillsboro Animal Clinic because they didn’t have tags. The dogs’ owner told police he thought someone might have purposefully released the dogs. A separate dog running free in the 500 block of S. Washington St. was caught by its owner before police arrived. A burglary was reported in the 400 block of N. Main St.; the case continues to be investigated. A motorist was warned for speeding on US-56. A group of suspicious men reported early in the morning was not found.
Saturday — A wallet was found and returned to its owner. A complaint was made of college students riding on the hood of a car near Tabor College but no students were found. A motorist was warned for having defective vehicle taillights. Motorists reportedly were chasing one another at Marion County Fairgrounds, but no vehicles were found. People were warned for being at Memorial Park after it closed.
Sunday — A suspicious vehicle barked at the back of Hillsboro sports complex was reported and a 20-year-old Hillsboro man was arrested after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. Other occupants, who were juveniles, were released to their parents. A report is pending.
Aug. 3 — A commercial alarm in the 1000 block of Industrial Rd. was investigated.
Aug. 4 — A resident was warned for having a barking dog in the 100 block of S. Freeborn St. Police were told that a person was not wearing a mask in the 1100 block of E. Main St. Police provided the person a mask. A motorist was warned for making an illegal J-turn near 3rd and Main Sts.
Aug. 5 — A person was warned for blowing grass clippings onto the roadway near 3rd and Forest Sts. Officers checked on a 911 disconnect in the 100 block of N. Freeborn St. but found no problem. A plastic bag containing a white substance was turned over to police at Casey’s General Store. Contents were tested, found not to be illegal, and destroyed.
Thursday — A commercial alarm in the 1000 block of Industrial Rd. was investigated. A person reported finding what might have been drug paraphernalia in the 800 block of Maple St. The items were tested by police, found not to be illegal, and destroyed. People were warned for trespassing after disturbances in the 200 block of N. Roosevelt St. and the 400 block of N. Cedar St. Officers returned to the 200 blocks of N. Roosevelt St. after someone thought she heard something. No one was found in the area.
Friday — A person was driven home by police after a disturbance in the 500 block of S. Freeborn St. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of Industrial Rd., but no vehicle was found. Motorists were warned for having a taillight out in the 1000 block of E. Main St., for having no trailer lights on US-56 near Upland Rd., and for not having a tag light on US-56 near Ridge Rd.
Saturday — Suspicious activity in the 700 block of S. Freeborn St. from the night before was investigated. A dog picked up in the 1000 block of Tanglewood St. was taken to Animal Health Center. A person was warned for trespassing after refusing to leave a property in the 300 block of N. Roosevelt St. A possibly impaired driver in the 1000 block of Industrial Rd. was investigated, but no action was taken. Teenagers were warned for loitering in the 1000 block of E. Main St. A motorist was warned for having a headlight out near US-56 and Cedar St.
Sunday — A hit-and-run accident in the 700 block of S Cedar St. was investigated A motorist was warned for not having trailer lights.
Aug. 5 — A report of counterfeit money at Dollar General was turned over to federal authorities for further investigation. A motorist was cited for driving with a suspended license in the 100 block of E. Division St.
Thursday — Two 911 disconnects in the 200 block of N. Vine St. were investigated.
Saturday — A case involving a runaway teenage boy and a possibly stolen vehicle was turned over to the sheriff’s department. A car hit a deer on US-50 within Peabody city limits.
Last modified Aug. 13, 2020