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.
Sept. 29 — Motorists were warned for speeding. A complaint was made about a person being followed by a vehicle, but the vehicle was not found.
Sept. 30 — Motorists were warned for improper parking at Adams and C Sts. Two dogs running free in the 400 block of W. Grand Ave. were put back in their fenced yard. The same dogs were caught after escaping a second time and returned home. Police blocked a hole to prevent further incidents. A 911 hang up in the 900 block E. C St. proved to be a phone issue. A complaint was made of a flag stolen in the 300 block of N. Lincoln St. The flag later was found in the resident’s garage. Motorists were warned for not having taillights, failing to stay in their lanes, and not using turn signals. People were warned for being at Memorial Park after it closed.
Thursday — Two dogs running free in the 400 block of W. Grand Ave. were returned home. A complaint was made of a campaign sign being stolen on Orchard Dr. but no report was taken. A complaint was made of vehicles parked on a person’s yard in the 200 block of E. Grand Ave. A motorist was warned for having a windshield with an obscured view. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in a vehicle during a traffic stop for a defective headlight and broken windshield. The driver took a DUI test. Test results are pending, but no record of an arrest has been found.
Friday — Officers responded to a false alarm at a house in the 100 block of N. Adams St. A complaint was made of an unemployment benefits scam. The case remains under investigation. A motorist was warned for speeding. A minor accident was reported when a parked vehicle suffered minor damage. No formal report was taken, but the vehicle owners exchanged information. A complaint was made of an unemployment benefits scam. The case remains under investigation.
Saturday — A complaint was made of a vehicle driving erratically in the 100 block of S. Ash St., but the vehicle was not found. Complaints were made of dogs running free in the 500 block of S. Adams St. and 500 block N. Ash St., but the animals were not found. Motorists were warned for speeding. A complaint was made of water running in an apartment next door to the reporting party but nothing was found.
Sunday — A dog running free in the 400 block of W. Grand Ave. was returned to its home. Two prowler complaints were made in the 400 block of N. Ash St. but it was determined to be caused by an issue with the reporting party’s medication. The person’s family was contacted to provide assistance.
Sept. 28 — Police removed debris from a roadway near Main and 3rd Sts. A person was contacted after leaving a vehicle unattended in the 800 block of Welch St. A motorist was warned for failing to yield in the 800 block of Maple St. A Marion man was arrested after reportedly closing someone’s foot in a door during an argument in the 100 block of N. Roosevelt St. Donald D. Hokanson, 38, was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.
Sept. 30 — A person received assistance after being locked out of his or her home in the 100 block of N. Cedar St.
Thursday — Police responded to a false alarm in the 1000 block of Industrial St. A dog-owner was contacted about a dog running free in the 300 block of S. Cedar St. Police responded to a false alarm in the 500 block of S. Freeborn St.
Friday — A dog running free was taken to Animal Health Center. An unwanted person on private property was reported in the 200 block of N. Roosevelt St. The person left before police arrived.
Saturday — A dog running free was reported in the 300 block of S. Roosevelt. The animal’s owner was contacted to retrieve the dog. Officers met with a person about a property dispute.
Sunday — A report of a dog running free was made by the animal’s owner. A motorist was warned for driving against restrictions at Central Park. A person was taken to S. Luke Hospital for evaluation after a disturbance in the 400 block of S. Coble St.
Sept. 29 — A person was warned for having improper foliage not in accordance with city ordinance in the 700 block of N. Maple St. Attempted use of a counterfeit $20 bill was caught at Peabody Market. The customers were unaware they had counterfeit money, according to police. A report of burglary in the 300 block of N. Locust St. ended up being a civil issue.
Last modified Oct. 8, 2020