Police Briefs

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tuesday March 1:

10:20 p.m. -- While on duty and conducting business at Casey's General Store on West Arrow Street, officers noticed a man walk into the store appearing to have glassy bloodshot eyes and emitting an odor of intoxicants from his person. Officers then exited and stood outside the building. While there, they observed the man exit the store and enter the driver's seat of a vehicle. Officers started to approach the man to inform him not to drive, when he drove away. Officers kept visual contact with the vehicle as they entered their own vehicle and observed the man to fail to signal as he turned onto North Ellsworth Avenue. Officers drove the same path and observed the man parking in a ConAgra parking lot on West North Street. Officers stopped the man as he walked towards the residence across the street. A computer inquiry of the man showed him to be on probation with no current warrants. The man told officers he had just went to Casey's to "get a pop." He refused to perform a portion of a field sobriety test due to an ankle injury and refused to perform a breathalyzer test as well, stating to officers, "I'm on probation. I had the keys out of my car, I was walking into my residence when you all pulled up, you all are just trying to train the new guy right." The man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to the Marshall Police Department, where he again refused a breathalyzer test. He was then informed his driver's license would be suspended for one year due to refusing testing for blood alcohol content. As officers were completing paperwork the man stated, "cant you just give me the one for fail to turn and I can pay it and it will be easier on all of us." He refused to sign all citations and court summons given by officers.

Wednesday, March 2:

11:46 a.m. -- Officers responded to a residence on North Lyon Avenue in regard to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the caller who stated her son had left the house in her vehicle, without permission, around 2 p.m. Monday Feb. 29. Her son told her he was going to work at Marshall Welding, but when she contacted them they said he was not employed there. She told officers she did not know where he was. She told officers she was willing to assist in prosecution.

2:55 p.m. -- Officers responded to a vehicle accident near North Lafayette Avenue and East Haynie Street. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female driver, who said she was driving on North Lafayette Avenue when she saw her granddaughter. She thought her granddaughter was attempting to contact her, so she placed the car in reverse and backed up into another vehicle traveling behind her. The driver of the second vehicle confirmed she had backed up into him. No injuries were reported and only minor damages occurred.

7:25 p.m. -- Officers served a man with two arrest warrants at his residence on East Slater Street. The man was wanted for failing to appear on two traffic violations. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

Thursday, March 3:

10:43 p.m. -- Officers responded to a vehicle accident at the intersection of West College Street and South Miami Avenue. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the drivers of two vehicles in the parking lot of Orschelen's Farm and Home. A male driver told officers he was traveling west on West College, looking at the houses, and did not see the red light or the vehicle stopped at the intersection and collided with it. The second driver confirmed he was struck from behind while stopped at the red light. No injuries were reported and only minor damages were reported.

11:00 a.m. -- A man walked into the lobby of the Marshall Police Department in regard to paying a fine. The man was found to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation and was taken into custody. He posted his bond and was released.

12:35 p.m. -- Officers responded to a residence on West Porter Street in regard to stolen property. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the caller who informed them four tires had been stolen from her porch. The last she had seen the tires was around 1 a.m. that morning. She told officers she would be willing to assist in prosecution if it is ever discovered who stole the tires.

1:03 p.m. -- Officers responded to Mazzio's Pizza on South Odell Avenue in regard to a patrol leaving without paying. While en route officers were notified of the suspects names and a description of the vehicle they were seen leaving in. Officers, not spotting the car in the area, arrived at Mazzio's Pizza and made contact with the calling party. The caller informed officers he could positively identify the suspects and was willing to assist in prosecution. A computer inquiry of the suspects showed one to have outstanding warrants. The investigation continues.

4:51 p.m. -- A man walked into the lobby of the Marshall Police Department in reference to reclaiming recovered stolen property. The man was found to have outstanding warrants and was taken into custody. He was released after posting bond.

11:17 p.m. -- Officers responded to a residence on North Franklin Avenue in regard to stolen property. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the caller who stated his X-Box gaming system and games were stolen. He told officers he used the system prior to leaving the residence at 3 p.m. that day. He returned to find it missing along with all power cords and games. He stated that was the only thing missing and officers observed X-Box accessories, controllers and other valuable items in the residence. He told officers he would be willing to assist with prosecution.

Friday, March 4:

10:52 a.m. -- Officers responded to a vehicle accident at the intersection of North Odell Avenue and East Eastwood Street. One driver stated she stopped at the stop sign on North Odell Avenue and entered the intersection, then saw a "silver blur" and struck the rear driver side of another vehicle. The second driver stated she was traveling on East Eastwood Street at a normal rate of speed when she was struck, causing her to spin out and hit the curb. No injuries were reported and neither vehicle required towing.

4:17 p.m. -- Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on South Lafayette Avenue. The caller stated he was stuck while trying to break-up an argument between his neighbors. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the caller who told them he heard his male and female neighbors fighting outside. He told officers he heard the woman crying, saying the male choked her. The man told the caller to stay out of his business, entered the caller's yard, approached him and struck him near his left eye with a closed fist. The caller told officers he wished to assist in prosecution for assault. Officers observed minor swelling near the caller's left eye. After conducting interviews with all parties involved, officers placed the male neighbor under arrest for assault and transported him to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

8:46 p.m. -- Officers responded to a residence on South Highland Court after receiving calls from a man stating his girlfriend had struck him in the eye with an object and a second call from the girlfriend stated her boyfriend pushed her. Upon arrival, officers made contact with both parties. Both told officers they were arguing and the girlfriend struck the boyfriend with a plastic bag. The girlfriend denied there was an object in the bag, but a witness confirmed there was. The girlfriend told officers she was pushed, but could not show any marks on her person to confirm contact by the boyfriend. However, the boyfriend did have swelling to his face where she made contact with the bagged object. Officers placed her under arrest for third degree domestic assault and transported her to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

9:53 p.m. -- Officers conducted a traffic stop on South Salt Pond on a vehicle with a non-operative license plate lamp. Officers made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle, and found the driver had his license suspended. The driver and passenger consented to a search of their persons and officers found no contraband. The driver consented to a search of his vehicle, where officers found a baggie containing a small amount of marijuana. Officers informed the men of their findings and both denied knowing about it. Since the marijuana was found under the passenger seat, the passenger was arrested for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. The passenger was also found to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear out of Randolph County. The driver was issued a citation for driving while suspended. He was released from the scene after securing his car for a licensed driver to move at a later time.

11:25 p.m. -- Officers conducted a traffic stop on South Miami Avenue for a vehicle traveling at at 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Upon contact with the driver, officers detected the odor of intoxicants coming from in the vehicle. The driver was arrested for speeding and driving while intoxicated upon the completion of a field sobriety test. He was transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

Saturday, March 5:

11:36 a.m. -- A woman walked into the lobby of the Marshall Police Department in regard to her having an arrest warrant. Officers made contact with her and confirmed the warrant. She was arrested and booked on the warrant and released after posting bond.

Sunday, March 6:

No reports to be released

Monday, March 7:

No reports to be released.