Police Briefs

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Marshall Police Department responded to the following calls for May 2-8, 2016:

Monday, May 2:

2:02 a.m. -- Officers responded to West Birchwood Circle in regard to a loud noise. Officers were advised en route the caller was reporting loud music and vehicles going up and down the street. Upon the officers' arrival they heard no music, but observed a man and woman in a vehicle in the parking area, and no other persons outside any residence. Officers illuminated the vehicle and made contact with the occupants, informing them of the reason they were called to the scene. Officers interviewed the woman and man who stated they were just talking in the car. Officers found the man was the owner of the vehicle. Officers looked in the vehicle through the open passenger window and observed what appeared to be "brass knuckles" sitting on the passenger seat, and a military style trench saber handle with a metal knuckle covering. The man was placed in handcuffs and detained for illegal weapons. A search of his person revealed a knife with a blade 5 1/2 inches in length in his jacket. Officers again looked in the window and observed a glass smoking device in the open glove box. Due to the items being in plain sight, officer conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. The search revealed a crystalline substance and a syringe containing a clear liquid, which later tested positive as methamphetamine. The man was then notified he was under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal weapons, unlawful use of a weapon, and using vehicle registration plates belonging to another and transported to the Marshall Police Department.

7:46 a.m. -- Officers responded to the 600 block of North Franklin Avenue in regard to a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the caller who advised his work truck had been struck while it was parked between 3 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Officers observed the truck to have scrapes along the driver's door with red paint transfer. Officers did not see any vehicles matching the color in the area. Photos were taken of the damage as evidence.

9:50 a.m. -- Officers served an arrest warrant at a residence on North Lyon Avenue. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident. He later posted bond and was released with a court appearance date.

11:30 a.m. -- Officers served an arrest warrant at a residence on South Conway Avenue on a man wanted for property damage. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

11:42 a.m. -- Officers served an arrest warrant at Missouri Valley College on a student wanted for failure to appear on traffic charges. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident. He was later released upon posting bond.

2:45 p.m. -- Officers responded to an vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 65 at Fairground Road. Officers interviewed the drivers involved and found no injuries reported. The collision occurred as one driver was watching the people mowing grass near the shoulder of the road. When he looked back to the road he was too close to stop before colliding with the vehicle in front of him stopped at the traffic light.

6:07 p.m. -- Officers responded to a business on South Cherokee Drive in regard to a stolen vehicle. Officers made contact will the caller, who stated she left her boyfriend's car in the parking lot, unlocked and with the keys in the ignition. She told officers she did not know who would have taken the vehicle. Officers spoke with the boyfriend, and registered owner of the car, via phone and entered the vehicle as stolen in their database. At 8 p.m. the vehicle owner contacted officers and informed them the lien holder on the vehicle had it in his possession. Officers contacted the lien holder who stated there was money owed to him for the vehicle and he repossessed it from the parking lot that day. Officers then informed the registered owner that this was a civil matter and removed the vehicle as stole from the database.

Tuesday, May 3:

10:02 a.m. -- A man walked into the lobby of the Marshall Police Department in regard to his vehicle being involved in an accident while parked at Missouri Valley Physicians of JCMG on U.S. Highway 65. The man stated he did not notice the damage to his vehicle until he returned home since he did not have to open his driver's door all the way in the parking lot. When he did try to open it all the way at his home, he observed it to be difficult to open and noticed damage to the front fender, causing the difficulty. Security footage was unavailable for officers to view.

10:11 a.m -- A woman walked into the lobby of the Marshall Police Department to report her identity stolen. The woman told officers she was contacted via phone by Advance America, a collection agency regarding a loan for $800 made in August 2015. The woman stated she had no knowledge of the loan. This is the fourth incident report by the woman of loans being taken out in her name. The woman told officers she does not know who could have done this and she would like to assist in prosecution.

1:30 p.m. -- Officers were called to a courtroom by a bailiff at the municipal courthouse, in regard to a man in presence with a warrant for his arrest. Officers made contact with the man and took him into custody without incident, and he was transported to the Marshall Police Department

2:13 p.m. -- Officers on patrol spotted a man known to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear out of Lafayette County. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

10:05 p.m. -- Officers on patrol spotted a man known to have an outstanding warrant at Break Time on West College Street. Officers made contact with the man and advised him he was under arrest for failure to appear on charges of stealing. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

Wednesday, May 4:

12:32 a.m. -- Officers served an arrest warrant at a residence on East Lacy Street for a man wanted for failure to appear on original charges of defective equipment. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident. He was later released after posting his bond.

11:34 a.m. -- Officers responded to Casey's General Store on West College Street in regard to a motor home striking a pole on the property and leaving the scene. While in route, officers were notified by another officer that he had located the motor home at another gas station on U.S. Highway 65. The driver of the motor home stated he knew he hit a pole but could not find a location large enough for him to park his vehicle and the additional vehicle being towed behind it, and drove until he found a location large enough. The motor sustained damages but did not require to be towed, and no injures were reported.

4:06 p.m. -- Officers responded to the intersection of South Jefferson Avenue and West Morgan Street in regard to property damage. Upon arrival, officers observed a Ford Explorer parked on the side of the road with its driver's side window broken. Officers made contact with the caller, who stated she parked her vehicle then walked a short distance to her work. When she returned she found her window to be broken.

5:18 p.m. -- Officers spotted a vehicle traveling on South Odell Avenue being operated by a woman known to not have a driver's license. Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Odell Avenue and College Street. Officers made contact with the driver, who told them she knew she did not have a driver's license, but she was just heading to Casey's General Store. Officers also spoke with the passenger in the vehicle who did have a driver's license, but stated she was on her cell phone and figured it was alright for the other woman to drive, since it was just to the store. The driver was issued a citation and court appearance date for driving without a license.

Thursday, May 5:

5:57 p.m. -- A woman walked into the lobby of the Marshall Police Department in regard to a stolen vehicle. She told officers she arrived at her residence at 3:10 p.m. where she was approached by a neighbor who asked to borrow her car. She told the neighbor no, and went inside her home to take a nap. She woke to her phone ringing at 4:17 p.m. The caller was her neighbor informing her that she had wrecked the woman's vehicle on Mount Olive Road at King Avenue. The woman did not know when the neighbor and taken the vehicle. She did tell officers, she has given permission for her neighbor to use her car on previous occasions, but did not that day, and she wished to assist with prosecution. At 6:24 p.m. a Missouri State trooper escorted the neighbor, a male and a female companion, and vehicle -- via tow truck-- to MPD. Officers spoke with the neighbor who stated she and her companions went ridding around when she lost control of the vehicle. She told officers she was given permission to take the vehicle by the owner at 3:40 p.m. and the keys were in the ignition when she took possession. She was placed under arrest for driving without a license. Officers interviewed the companions as further investigation of the stolen vehicle. The female companion stated to officers she overheard the neighbor gain permission from the vehicle owner to drive the vehicle on a gravel road as long as she replaced the gas.

The outcome of this investigation in unknown at time of publication.

Friday, May 6:

10:30 a.m. -- Officers responded to a vehicle accident in the parking lot of Walmart on South Cherokee Drive. The accident occurred as one vehicle struck another as it backed out of a parking stall. No injuries were reported and only minor damages were reported.

11:40 p.m. -- Officers on patrol with their vehicle windows down detected the odor of burnt marijuana and observed a male sitting on a concrete wall near the Quick Run on South Odell Avenue, utilizing a small object. As officers maneuvered around to make contact, the man began to walk north form the scene. Officers conducted a pedestrian stop and informed the subject the reason for detaining him. Upon confirming his identification, officers found him to have an outstanding warrant for probation violation. Upon his arrest for the warrant, officers conducted a search of his person, where they found a small metal smoking devise with black tar residue and emitting the odor of burnt marijuana. He was transported to the Marshall Police Department without incident.

Saturday, May 7:

No reports to be released.

Sunday, May 8:

No reports to be released.

Information is provided by Marshall Police Department. Not all reports are listed due to sensitive information and ongoing investigations.