Police briefs

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12:41 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to signal a turn at a stop sign. The officer observed the car to stop in the middle of the roadway and exit the driverís side door and walk around to the passengerís side of the vehicle. The driver told the officer that his sister and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument and he was giving them a ride to separate locations. An inquiry revealed his license to be revoked through the state of Missouri. He was placed under arrest and transported to the MPD where the booking process was completed. He was issued summonses for driving while revoked and for failure to signal turn with a court date of March 7.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12:20 p.m., a male contacted the MPD in regard to a fraudulent GoFundMe page. He stated that his soon-to-be ex-wiveís brother had started a GoFundMe page for her divorce, but that she never received the money. He stated he believed the page was fraudulent due to the page stating she had been abused. He stated that $3,000 was raised. An officer reviewed the page and observed it to be a fundraiser in her brotherís name for his sister and her two children. He was advised to make contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since, at this time, the officer had no evidence of a crime being committed.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5:51 p.m., a male contacted the MPD in regard to a trailer he owned being damaged by snow which was pushed against his trailer by the Marshall Municipal Services street department. An officer made contact with the male at a residence on the 700 block of West Morrow Street. The officer observed a trailer license plate laying on the rear trailer and the bracket to the license plate to be broken off. He also observed the rear trailer to be pushed into the rear portion of the front trailer and a jack stand of the rear trailer to have a skid mark on the pavement where it had been moved forward. The officer obtained digital images of the trailer and the area and placed them into evidence. He was advised to contact the MPD if he noticed any further damage once the snow melted.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, a female contacted the MPD in regard to her medication having been stolen. An officer made contact with the female at a residence on the 1200 block of South Miami Avenue to investigate. She told the officer that on Monday, Jan. 14, at around 2 a.m., she went to the Quick Run store and parked her vehicle at the fuel pumps and went inside the store. She stated she left her purse in the car and her car unlocked. She stated she was in the store for about 10 to 12 minutes. She stated that on Tuesday, at 12 a.m., she removed her Hydrocodone pill bottle from her purse to take a pill before going to bed and noticed that some were missing. The bottle had been filled on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and contained 120 tablets, but only 14 tablets remained in the bottle. She stated she believes someone stole the medication from her car while it was parked at the store. A followup will be conducted with the staff at Quick Run to see if video surveillance is available.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:49 a.m., a maintenance worker at Westport Village contacted the MPD in regard to a burglary no longer in progress. He told officers that someone had cut the screen of the managerís office window and tried to lift the window. A single set of shoe prints was observed in the snow going to the window and around the building. They observed the screen to have been partially cut from the top, bottom and side and to be lifted approximately two inches. The maintenance worker said he did not notice anything missing or disturbed in the office. Officers obtained digital images of the shoe prints and damage to the window. Officers made contact with residents and staff of Westport Village with one female stating she saw a young man outside at around 11:30 p.m. when she took her dog outside. An investigation continues.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8:55 a.m., a female contacted the MPD in regard to a package being stolen from the front porch of her residence on the 1000 block of South Salt Pond Avenue. She stated that on Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., she received a text from USPS saying a package was delivered to the front porch of her residence. She stated she arrived at her residence at 3 p.m. and the package was not on the porch. She stated that she contacted USPS and they told her another package was reported stolen in the same neighborhood. She stated she is willing to assist with prosecution. The value of the items stolen was $119.62.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:19 p.m., a female contacted the MPD in regard to her back door being kicked in. Officers arrived to a residence on the 600 block of East Arrow Street and came into contact with two females. Officers observed the trim around the back door to be loose and nails showing and a portion of the door casing was cracked. The female stated nothing was missing from the residence and she did not observe any footprints on the kitchen floor, but did observe footprints in the snow leading to the rear of the residence. Officers obtained digital images of the door and the prints in the snow and placed them into evidence. The officers conducted a neighborhood canvass with negative results.

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 11:48 p.m., an anonymous subject contacted the MPD by phone in regard to a disturbance between a male and a female in an apartment on the 800 block of South Miami Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with a female outside of the apartment and she advised there was no disturbance and that she was just moving furniture. A male exited the apartment and also advised there was not a disturbance and that he was just moving furniture. An inquiry revealed that the male was trespassed from the property, but he stated he didnít know that. He was placed under arrest and transported to the MPD where the booking process was completed with a court date of March 21.

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 3:17 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 35 miles per hour in a posted 25 mile per hour zone. The officer made contact with a female and detected the odor consistent with marijuana to be emitting from the vehicle. He asked her how much she had in the vehicle and she stated not much and that it was located in a backpack in the passenger seat. The officer seized a plastic bag with a green leafy substance inside of it. A silver grinder with green residue was also located in the bag. She was placed under arrest and transported to the MPD where the booking process was completed. She was issued summonses for speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia and for possession of marijuana with a court date of March 21.

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