Police Briefs: Marshall Police department reports from Jan. 8-11, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Marshall Police Department responded to the following calls from Jan. 8-11, 2020:

Friday, Jan. 8

—At approximately 5:30 a.m., a man called Central Dispatch to report property damage to his work vehicle. An officer arrive to the area of Salt Pond Avenue and North to investigate, observing damage to the top of the dash, steering column, and entertainment/air conditioning control area. The caller arrived and stated it is used to drive to and from his residence and the post office and did not see anyone near or around the vehicle. He estimated the damage to be between $600 and $800 to repair.

—At approximately 6:40 p.m., a Walmart employee called MPD in reference to recovered property. Officers arrived at the store and recovered the item — a Wisconsin driver license — and contacted Missouri Valley College Public Safety, who advised the owner was not a student of the school. The license was later placed into evidence for safekeeping.

Saturday, Jan. 9

—At approximately 6:11 p.m., a female called MPD to report her vehicle as stolen. Officers were dispatched to the residence on West Jackson Street, and informed that the vehicle had been parked in front of the residence. She stated she went to an auto parts store in her father’s vehicle and when she returned 30 minutes later, the vehicle was missing. She advised she had left it unlocked with the keys on the center console. The vehicle was entered into MULES as stolen, and officers searched the area with negative results. At approximately 7:53 p.m., a county deputy stated he was with the vehicle on Washington Street with one person in custody. When MPD officers arrived, the deputy advised he observed the suspect in the driver seat upon his arrival. A towing company arrived and towed the car to MPD. The vehicle was released back to the owner.

—At approximately 9:53 p.m., a male called MPD to report a stolen package. Officers responded to his residence on South Miami Avenue, where the reporting party stated his package was delivered at 12:49 p.m., but was missing when he returned home at 1:30 p.m. He called FedEx, which confirmed it had been delivered. The package contained a KC Chiefs poster valued at $60. The investigation continues.

Sunday, Jan. 10

—At approximately 12:49 a.m., an officer on patrol located a Kia sedan, which was occupied, parked in the rear of the former Marshall Habilitation Center near the lake. The officer made contact with three subjects. When asked what they were doing, one of the occupants showed the officer what appeared to be a cigar. The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana. A computer inquiry revealed two subject were on probation and parole. The third subject, who did not provide identification, could not be located in the MULES/NCIC system. He stated he was from California, Mo. Other officers arrived to assist. The third subject admitted to giving a false Social Security Number. His real SSN revealed two active warrants, for probation violation in Carroll County and possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana.

A search of the vehicle revealed two glass smoking devices with crystal-like residue near the third subject’s seat, cigar wrappers, and a rolled cigar containing marijuana.

The first two subjects were released at the scene. The third was transported to MPD, where officers found a baggie in his wallet containing a crystal-like substance. He was transferred to the sheriff’s office. When removing his sock, two baggies fell to the floor containing a substance appearing to be methamphetamine.

—At approximately 2:14 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a Toyota Camry traveling 31 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Odell Avenue and Arrow Street and made contact with the male driver.

The officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. A computer inquiry revealed the driver to have no valid driving status and to be a fugitive from justice from Johnson County for failure to appear on original charge of no driver license. A search of the vehicle revealed a marijuana grinder split in half, containing green residue. The driver was placed under arrest and issued citations for no driver license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speed. He was then transported to the Saline County Justice Center.

—At 1:53 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a Cadillac sedan traveling with no front license plate. The officer observed a back plate, but also a brake light that was out. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the male driver and female passenger. The officer asked if the driver would consent to a search of the vehicle, which he consented. It revealed a marijuana smoking device, a marijuana grinder, a vape pen, two vape cartridges, and a box stating the cartridges contained 92 percent THC. The driver claimed ownership of the items, and he was placed under arrest. He was transported to MPD and given a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

—At 8:55 a.m., a female called MPD in reference to recovered property at a Marshall retailer. Officers arrived at the store and were provided with a Netspend card with a name printed on it. They were also given a wallet/gift cardholder containing a MasterCard Regional Missouri Bank debit card with another person’s name. A dispatcher was able to locate a possible address for one of the owners. The reporting officer attempted to contact her at the address with negative results and left a door hanger requesting contact. A possible phone number for the other individual was located, but a phone call produced negative results.

Monday, Jan. 11

—At 10:48 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a white male known from previous law enforcement contact traveling on South Miami Avenue. A computer inquiry revealed him to be a fugitive from justice from the city of Marshall for failure to appear on original charge of adult abuse and for failure to appear on an original charge of disorderly conduct. The man was placed under arrest and transported to MPD. He later posted bond and was given a new court date.

—At 12:21 p.m., officers observed a female sitting outside who they believed to have a Marshall municipal warrant. They made contact with her, and she stated she was aware of one warrant, advising she had just moved back to town and was going to meet her probation and parole officer that day. A computer inquiry revealed she was a fugitive for failure to appear on an original charge of trespassing and also for possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had two non-extraditable warrants from Kansas City Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. She was placed under arrest and transported to MPD. Due to lack of funds to pay bond, contact was made via phone with the municipal judge, who issued an OR bond with a January court date.

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