Police Briefs: May 8-13, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Marshall Police Department responded to the following calls May 8-13, 2019:

Wednesday, May 8

—At approximately 1:52 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle operating with expired registration. The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, known through previous law enforcement contact. A computer inquiry revealed the driver was a fugitive from justice from the city of Marshall for driver’s license required and for littering. He was placed under arrest, and also issued a verbal warning. He was later transported to the Saline County Sheriff’s Department.

—At approximately 8:46 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a van traveling 62 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop on state Highway 20 and made contact with the two occupants. A computer inquiry revealed the driver to be a fugitive from justice from St. Claire for failure to appear on original charge of failure to register. He was placed under arrest, and the van was released to the passenger. The driver was transported to MPD, issued a citation for speeding and then transported to the Saline County Justice Center.

Thursday, May 9

—At 12:43 p.m., a man called 911 and advised someone had broken a window on his van. An officer arrived at the residence, making contact with the caller, and observed the middle window on the drivers side was broken and shattered. The man stated he left that morning with the van parked, and observed the broken window when he returned. He advised the van had been vandalized with paint approximately six months ago. An estimated cost to replace the window was $329.99. The officer conducted a canvass of the neighborhood. One neighbor stated she was not home, and another stated a crew had mowed the lawn around the housing complex that morning. Later that day, the man contacted MPD via phone and advised he was contacted by a lawn care service who advised the damage was accidental and caused by a lawn mower. The man was compensated for the damages.

Friday, May 10

—At 4:18 p.m., a woman contacted MPD in regard to harassment. An officer was dispatched to her residence where she stated she received Facebook Messenger messages from a female threatening to harm her. The messages reportedly dated back to March 27. She stated she contacted MPD regarding the messages in April and they had stopped until today. The officer of record observed several messages and was informed the female had driven by the woman’s residence. Screen shots of the messages were emailed to the officer.

—At 10:18 p.m., a woman contacted MPD in reference to her bicycle being stolen. An officer arrived at the residence and made contact with the woman, who stated she came outside at 9:30 p.m. and noticed the bicycle was missing. It is a Mongoose brand, pink with gold brake handles and gold pegs. She estimated the cost to replace it is $300. The officer added the bicycle to the stolen bicycle log.

Saturday, May 11

—At approximately 3:44 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in an attempt to locate a female in regard to an active arrest warrant. The officer was greeted at the front door by the female. A computer inquiry revealed her to be a fugitive from justice from the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole for a probation violation. She was transported to MPD without incident, and she admitted to using illegal narcotics. She was later transported to the Saline County Justice Center.

—At 11:08 a.m., a man called 911 to advise of property damage to his vehicle window. An officer was dispatched to meet with the caller at his place of employment, on Benton Avenue. The man reported his vehicle had been parked outside his residence that morning when his boss arrived to pick him up for work. He observed the window of the driver’s side door was broken. The man stated he observed a “brick” lying on the driver’s side seat. He stated nothing was missing from inside the vehicle. The officer responded to the residence and observed the damage. The caller’s girlfriend stated she did not hear or see when the damage occurred during the evening. The officer did not observe cinder blocks around the residence that matched the one in the vehicle. The officer conducted a canvass of the neighborhood, observing a similar piece of cinder block at another residence, which was photographed. A resident stated she heard a car alarm at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, but did not look outside as it wasn’t uncommon to heard a car alarm going off. The investigation continues.

—At approximately 11:55 p.m., a woman contacted 911 and advised her husband was just threatened at Quick Run. An officer responded to the scene where the man stated a customer threatened him after he asked the man to turn his music down because he could not hear the other customers. The man advised the owners could access the surveillance footage. The investigation continues.

Sunday, May 12

—At approximately 1 a.m., an officer traveling on U.S. Highway 65 observed an SUV traveling 50 mph in a 45 mph zone and crossing the fog line two times. The officer conducted a traffic stop. The driver stated he was going a little fast and denied crossing the fog line. He provided a valid insurance card and a Texas I.D. The officer observed a clear bag containing a green leafy substance recognized to be marijuana. The driver was placed under arrest. He agreed to a search of the vehicle and directed the officer’s attention to a white bag containing more marijuana. The officer also located a smoking pipe. At MPD, the officer conducted field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol concentration was .029. The man stated he believed his driving status was suspended and revoked in both Missouri and Texas. A computer inquiry revealed it was revoke in Missouri through Feb. 13, 2020.

—At 4:06 p.m., a woman called MPD and advised her son had been attacked by a dog. An officer arrived at her residence where the woman said her some was walking home in the alleyway when he was attacked, and she reported to the officer where the dog resides. The son reported the dog hit the door to the fence, which caused it to come open, and the dog began running and him and his friend. He reported the dog leapt toward him, biting his wrist and calf. The officer observed his injuries. The officer made contact with the owner of the dog, who took the officer to the back yard. The officer observed a small dog attached to a log chain, attached to a post, which was attached to an overhang from the garage and anchored into the ground. The owner stated the dog had been in its pin, made of chain link fencing and a clasp securing the door. The man stated he was unsure how the dog got out. He heard the dog barking, went outside and saw the dog standing in the back yard. He stated there were two males in the alley, and one of the males stated the dog came at them. The owner stated he asked if they were OK, which they replied they were. He reported they continued walking and he attached the dog to the chain. Arrangements were made for the dog to be held at Marshall Animal Shelter for a 10-day observation period.

Monday, May 13

—At 1:50 p.m., an officer was conducting a random warrant service. The officer arrived at a residence in an attempt to contact a male subject when was on the warrant list. The officer made positive contact. A computer inquiry revealed the man was a fugitive from justice from the city of Marshall for three failures to appear on original charge of failure to register with DOR with bond amounts of $50, and failure to register with DOR with bond amount of $95.50. The man was placed under arrest and transported to MPD. He posted bonds. He was provided a bond receipt and a court date, and then released from custody. The officer agreed to transport him back to his residence.

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