Jefferson Police Report April 20


April 19, 2017

  • An officer located and secured an open door at 1801 N. Elm St.
  • An officer made contact with a male on a bicycle who was cutting through the Jefferson Business Park and Catholic Cemetery. The cyclist said he was taking a shortcut on his way home from a local gaming hall. The officer advised the person to use the roadways in the future.
  • Hy-Vee reported locating a stray dog at 106 W. Washington St. The store located the owner and returned the animal before an officer’s arrival.
  • An officer began a burglary investigation at 408 E. Iowa Highway 30. Two storage units had padlocks cut, but nothing was missing inside.
  • Kum & Go reported someone had not paid for his fuel April 11 at 303 N. Elm St. The business contacted the person, but he still had not returned to pay for the fuel. The officer contacted the person, who said he would pay for the fuel.
  • Miranda Tilford of Missouri spoke with an officer about a report from her ex-husband in Jefferson that she is harassing him. She denied the claims. The officer told both parties to end contact with the other.
  • Ted Herrick reported suspicious activity at a residence in the 400 block of S. Olive Street. An officer learned someone was checking on a residence in the area for her friend.
  • An officer checked on a business alarm activation at 400 N. Elm St. All was found to be fine.
  • Jeremy Orfield reported he intervened to stop a male juvenile who was picking on another youth at Russell Park.
  • Christy Smithson requested assistance in locating her juvenile daughter, who had been missing since 6 p.m. A short time later the juvenile was located by Smithson.
  • Linda Ryerson requested an officer at 500 N. Chestnut St. for an unknown alarm sounding inside the residence. An officer determined it was a cell phone sounding an alarm for the severe weather in the area. The officer assisted her in changing the settings on her phone to silence the weather alerts.
  • An officer performed a traffic stop in the 700 block of N. Cedar Street, resulting in Aimee Alderman of Jefferson being issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial liability.

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


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