Police Briefs: Marshall Police department reports from Dec. 27-31, 2020

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Marshall Police Department responded to the following calls for Dec. 27-31, 2020:

Sunday, Dec. 27
— At 6:16 p.m., a woman contacted MPD via phone to report a burglary that happened at her residence on South Miami Avenue while they were on vacation. She and her boyfriend later arrived at MPD to file a report. She stated the items missing were an Xbox One a Samsung sound bar, and an Xbox controller, with a total estimated value of $340. She stated nothing else was missing and there was no sign of forced entry. An area canvass had already been conducted in the apartment complex due to similar incidents occurring. A search warrant was issued after further investigation and most of the items were recovered in this report.

—At approximately 8:40 p.m., a male called MPD in reference to an assault between him and his father. Officers responded to assist due to prior knowledge of the caller being violent toward law enforcement. Upon arrival at the residence on Lacy Street, officers were advised the caller had become angry and thrown a bottle against a wall after the father told got onto him for hitting his younger sisters and advising him to leave. The father allegedly struck him in the face, but it was also reported that the son (the caller) allegedly lunged at him and hit him. They began to wrestle after arguing and advising him to leave the residence. Not being able to determine a primary aggressor, both males were arrested. The male caller reportedly started to walk away from the scene saying he “wasn’t going without a fight.” An officer unholstered his Taser; however, the subject then put his hands behind his back. Both were taken to MPD, given citations and January court dates. Neither had visible injuries caused by one another.

—At 11:19 p.m., a male called MPD advising that his employer’s, ConAgra, security personnel informed him someone broke into his car and took a package, and then left in a black pick-up truck. Officers responded to investigate and observed the same make and model truck traveling south on Lafayette Avenue toward their location. Subjects on scene told the officers that that was the vehicle from earlier. The reporting officer conducted a traffic stop. The driver stopped at a bank parking lot. He did not comply with orders to get out of the vehicle. The officer opened the driver door and escorted him to the ground, and an assisting officer help place him in handcuffs. Officers observed some bleeding from his mouth so they requested ambulance personnel respond. He stated he would like to seek medical treatment at the hospital. He gave an officer access to his phone to call someone to retrieve the truck, and the officer observed photos of the inside of the caller’s vehicle. A computer inquiry revealed the subject’s driving status to be suspended; that he was a fugitive from justice from city of Marshall for failure to appear on original charge of driving while suspended and for speeding 6-10 mph over the speed limit. He was placed under arrest for active warrants. After he was transported to the hospital and deemed fit for confinement, he was transported to MPD and issued citations for tampering, driving while suspended, fail to register, and stealing, all with January court dates.

Tuesday, Dec. 29
—At 7:26 a.m., a female called MPD stating when she arrived at work, she discovered a blue and silver Schwinn bicycle near a dumpster behind the building. An officer arrived at the business on South Odell Avenue, and observed the chain and brakes to be damaged. The bike was transported to MPD for safekeeping. There was no found record of it when the serial number was searched.

Wednesday, Dec. 30
—At 3:38 p.m., the city surveyor contacted MPD to report a couple of subjects living inside a vehicle on the 400 block of West Marion Street. An officer was dispatched and made contact with a white male, known from previous law enforcement contact. The officer arrested a female subject for “failure to appear” warrants not able to bond. She was later released on an OR bond per the municipal judge.

—At 7:35 p.m., a Walmart employee called MPD in regard to recovered property, reporting a wallet and a debit card were recovered with identifiable information in each. An officer arrived at the store and collected the items. The officer contacted the wallet’s owner, and it was returned to her. The officer was not able to locate the owner of the debit card, which was packaged for safekeeping.

Thursday, Dec. 31
—At approximately 1:04 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a Buick traveling with tags that expired in August 2020. The officer conducted a traffic stop near Ellsworth Avenue and made contact with a white female driver and two occupants. The driver reportedly stated she was being stopped for expired tags. A computer inquiry revealed the driver to be on probation and parole for possession of controlled substance. The officer requested to search the vehicle, which revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana. The male subject sitting at the location of the contraband was placed under arrest. At MPD, the male subject received a citation for possession of marijuana and then released on summons. The marijuana and bag weighed 5.4 grams.

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