Police Report -- November 25, 2004

Published on Thu, Nov 25, 2004
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POLICE REPORTS

November 21:
A man called 911 to report having been assaulted. At the time he placed the call the victim was running from the suspect, who was chasing after him. Officers located both parties. The suspect admitted hitting the victim, and he was arrested for assault. He was also arrested for MIP. After arresting the man an officer gave him a ride to a relative’s house in the 700 block of Cedar Street, at his request. While the officer was speaking to one of the residents, the man who had just been arrested went to the back of the house. Just as the officer was preparing to leave, the same man assaulted his brother. He was arrested for DV assault and booked into jail.

November 21:
While officers were dealing with a domestic dispute in progress in the 700 block of Cedar Street, a woman at the residence attempted to prevent the officers from making an arrest. Charges against the woman for obstructing justice are being forwarded to the prosecutor.

November 21:
A store owner tried calling his employee to see how things were going at the business that day. No one was answering the phone at the store, so he asked officers to check and make sure everyone was ok. Officers found the business closed and secured several hours before it was supposed to be. Officers later got in touch with the employee who had left due to a family problem.

November 21:
Officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of Peace Portal where a man was panhandling money from patrons. The man was standing outside the front door with an open can of beer in his hand upon the arrival of officers. He was issued a citation for the open container and was warned that panhandling was against the law. He was also trespassed from the business. A few minutes after citing him for drinking in public and trespassing him from a local business, officers saw the same man kicking over public garbage cans, spilling garbage onto the sidewalk. When officers attempted to arrest the person he refused to cooperate. After almost five minutes, and the arrival of several more officers, the person decided to surrender. Although the jail was on restrictions, they agreed to book the man due to his escalating behavior and the fact that this was the fifth time in one night the police had contacted him. The man spent the evening in jail.

November 20:
A woman called police because a person would not leave her alone. The suspect was contacted and warned about his behavior. He agreed to leave the woman alone.

November 20:
While on patrol an officer was contacted by a concerned citizen who reported a man was using a pay phone in the 200 block of E Street. The citizen was concerned because the man appeared to be wrapped only in a white sheet. Officers located the man and learned he had accidentally locked himself out of the house. Luckily the man was clothed, and he had a blanket to help keep him warm. He was going to go and get a cup of coffee while he waited for a relative to arrive with a key.

November 20:
During routine patrol on Peace Portal an officer stopped a driver for not dimming the vehicle lights. Officer found the dimmer switch was broken, and the vehicle only had high beams. Officer also found the driver was suspended/revoked in the second degree. Officer issued several citations at the scene, and one charge will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review.

November 19:
Report that two juveniles had kicked slats out of a fence at Marine Park. The juveniles were contacted and they admitted to breaking out one or two of the slats. Their parents were also contacted. The families will contact the city to have the slats fixed.