Perry Police Report July 12

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July 10, 2017

  • A caller said “her purse was stolen from her vehicle,” which “was unlocked.” An officer responded.
  • Officers of the Perry Police Department conducted a funeral escort.
  • A caller said “someone egged two of her vehicles that were parked on her driveway.” An officer responded.
  • Callers from several local businesses reported “a male in PJs, wearing a blue shirt, harassing people for money.” Officers responded and made contact with the man, who “said he is traveling from Jefferson to Des Moines.” The officers found the man was “not being a problem.”
  • An out-of-town caller said she received a notice from the Perry Water Department “advising her she had used 10,000 gallons of water more than her norm.” The caller said she “believes one or two of the neighbors may have filled their pools” from her property’s service line. An officer responded and made contact with the Perry Water Department, which “checked the history of both suspect neighbors. Their water meter readings match what it would take to fill their own pools.”
  • A caller reported a man sleeping behind a local business. An officer responded and made contact with the man, who “was sleeping” and who said “he did not want any assistance.” When an officer “advised him to move to a different location,” the man “became angry” and “was very upset.”
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and asked “what to do with paperwork he was just served with.” An officer responded, explained to the man that “he is being sued” and “advised him to get an attorney for advice.”
  • A caller said his brother “needs to go to Broadlawns Hospital.” An officer responded.
  • A caller reported “a man walking around with a samurai sword” and “was waving the sword at vehicles as they drove by.” An officer responded and made contact with the sword-bearing man. Later another caller said “a man was walking around” with “a knife with an open blade.” An officer again responded and found the man “had neither the sword not knife on his person.”
  • A 911 call was received from a man who said “he accidentally called 911.”
  • An officer of the Waunakee, Wis., Police Department called and said “an assault took place in his jurisdiction,” and he asked whether an officer of the Perry Police Department “would assist in speaking with the victim who was in Perry.” An officer responded and made contact with the victim.
  • A caller asked whether an officer of the Perry Police Department would call someone and “advise her to stop calling her, or she would have charges filed.” An officer responded, called the other person and left a message.
  • A caller said “his bike had been stolen from his backyard.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said “she has an animal trap at her residence,” and “sometime today while she was gone a raccoon was caught and is now deceased.” An officer responded and transported the carcass “to the wastewater plant.”
  • A caller said “his neighbor keeps taking down the hammock they keep putting up.” Officers responded and “tried working out a resolution, but both parties couldn’t agree. They were advised to go inside for the evening and call again if an argument starts.”
  • A caller said “one of two bikes she had outside by her house was stolen between this morning and 20 minutes ago.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said “she heard a loud noise” that “sounded like a gun being fired.” An officer responded and found all quiet.

July 11, 2017

  • A caller said “some people came up to the back of his residence and were talking about drugs.” The caller said “that the people are now yelling.” Officers responded.
  • Berhane Gerbrehiwot Girmay of 2514 Perry Park Ave. was issued a citation for failure to maintain control and driving with an instructor permit with no other licensed driver in the vehicle.
  • A caller said she caught a cat running at large. An officer responded and transported the animal to the Perry Animal Holding Facility.
  • A caller said “the vehicle he reported stolen was brought back.” The caller said he “talked to the friends that took it,” and “they apologized.”
  • A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. with “a baby rabbit” that “appeared to be bleeding from its nose or mouth.” An officer responded, took possession of the rabbit and “took care of it.”
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department came upon “a bike laying in the street.” The item was “taken to the shed.”
  • A caller said “a guest had a bicycle stolen off their vehicle last night.” An officer responded, and the “bicycle was located.” The owner was contacted and responded “from Nebraska to retrieve her property.”
  • A caller said she received a text message from someone “who said her brother” was “holding” someone “against her will.” Officers responded.
  • A caller reported “harassment and threats” from someone “who either lives in the Dominican Republic or in New York.” The caller said “she has told him to stop contacting her.” An officer responded and made contact with the man, who “was very upset and very rude” and said “she is the one who is making up stories about him. He said he is married and wants nothing to do with her.” Both parties were advised to leave one another alone.


July 12, 2017

  • A caller reported a “suspicious” person. An officer responded and found two people who “were trying to get cleaned up in the van as they are homeless right now.” One of the people said “he talked to the clerk in the kitchen area about getting warm water to clean up with.”
  • A caller said “her purse and bag had been taken from her vehicle.” An officer responded.
  • A caller reported “a trailer that was smoking and was on fire.” Officers responded and the Perry First Responders, Perry Volunteer Fire Department and Dallas County EMS were paged.
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department made contact with two people who said “they were staying the night in their vehicle.”

* A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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