Jefferson Police Report July 12

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July 11, 2019

  • A traffic stop at S. Elm Street and Ram Drive resulted in Inge Smothers of Perry being issued a citation for excessive speed.
  • An officer investigated a backing accident in the 600 block of N. Oak Street. A 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, owned and operated by Barbara Walker of Jefferson, was backing from a parking spot in the 600 block of N. Oak Street and struck a parked vehicle on the street, a 2019 Ford Edge, owned by Katherine Pittman of Jefferson. Walker’s vehicle suffered very minor damages estimated at $50. Pittman’s vehicle had an estimated $200 in damages. Walker was issued a citation for unsafe backing upon a highway.
  • Morton Buildings reported the theft of a laser level from 509 E. Gallop Road. There were no signs of forced entry into the business. The item is valued at $750. An officer is investigating.
  • An officer responded to a residential burglary alarm activation at 506 N. Locust Street. A family member had accidentally tripped the alarm.
  • Abby Binkley reported what she felt to be harassment from family members. An officer determined it was not harassment because no contact was made with Binkley personally.
  • A caller reported a snake needing to be removed from the property at 106 E. Washington St. The snake had left the area before the officer’s arrival.
  • Alyssa Slusser requested an officer at 803 W. Adams St. after Slusser and her boyfriend were involved in an argument, and she wanted him removed from the property. An officer’s investigation showed the male lived at the residence for more than one month. The officer advised Slusser she would need to do an eviction process through the courts.
  • Sherry Sinley reported receiving a call from a male who claimed she owned back taxes from when she lived in Texas. Sinley told the caller she never lived in Texas. He asked for her Social Security number to verify this, and she gave it to the male. He hung up after receiving this information. An officer advised Sinley this was a scam phone call and that she needed to closely watch her credit history for unauthorized actions.
  • Josh Halterman reported cattle in the roadway on S. Grimmell Road. An officer contacted the owner of the cattle, who put them back in the lot.
  • A caller requested an officer check on a male at Russell Park. The caller said the male claimed he was hearing voices. The officer made contact with the male, who was reading a book. The officer spoke with the male and determined he did not need any assistance.

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

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