Madrid Police Report April 10-16

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April 10, 2017

  • An officer received a call from a resident at Cedars reporting a suspicious male walking around the church grounds to the north of her residence. The suspicious person turned out to be the pastor, who was  cleaning up from the Easter Egg Hunt the night before.
  • An officer followed up on some damage done to a business downtown.
  • An officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle north of town on Iowa Highway 17 for speeding and making a bad pass.
  • An officer was called to an injured deer south of town on the gravel road. The officer located the animal and dispatched it. The officer contacted the Boone County Game Warden.
  • An officer inspected a golf cart for use on city streets.
  • An officer fingerprinted a Madrid resident for a job-related background check.
  • An officer spoke to several people regarding suspicious activity near their residence.
  • An officer fingerprinted someone for employment.
  • An officer stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Main Street. The driver was warned for improper rear lamps.

April 11, 2017

  • An officer started two cases of insufficient checks for the Market of Madrid.
  • An officer assisted the Madrid Volunteer Fire Department with an emergency medical call in the 100 block of W. First Street.
  • An officer followed up on an insufficient check case from the Market of Madrid.
  • An officer spoke to a Madrid resident about gun laws.
  • An officer received a call from someone trying to locate a Madrid resident who was dog sitting her dog and then went to jail. The officer was unable to locate the person.
  • An officer was notified of someone burning wood items other than yard waste. The officer warned the people, and they removed the item from the fire.
  • An officer took a report of a dog found in the 300 block of S. Union Street. The dog lived across the street and was returned to its owner.


April 12, 2017

  • An officer performed a vehicle unlock at Casey’s.
  • An officer was dispatched to a dog running at large on Maverick Lane. The caller said it was a black lab foaming at the mouth. The officer was unable to locate the animal.
  • An officer received a request for a house watch from a resident leaving on vacation.
  • An officer assisted with the Iowa National Guard landing of a Blackhawk helicopter at the Madrid High School.
  • An officer was dispatched to an alarm at the Madrid Museum. It turned out to be a false alarm that a staff member accidentally set off.
  • An officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 200 block of S. State Street.
  • An officer stopped a vehicle in the Git-N-Go parking lot. Robert Simmer of Madrid was issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • An officer performed a welfare check on someone in town regarding friends not being able to make contact with the person for some time. Everything checked out okay.
  • An officer stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of E. Third Street. The driver was warned for failure to dim headlamps.
  • An officer received a call of a missing cat from a resident.

April 13, 2017

  • An officer was dispatched to attempt to locate a Black Chevy truck traveling from Boone to Grimes that was operated by a revoked driver. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
  • An officer received a complaint of a junk ordinance violation in the 500 block of W. First Street.
  • An officer received a call from dispatch of a confused or reckless driver coming into town on Iowa Highway 17. The officer was informed that the vehicle pulled into Meadow Estates. The officer could not locate the vehicle.
  • An officer received complaints on three addresses in town with junk-vehicle ordinance violations. The officer left business cards in the doors of the residences, asking them to correct the infractions. The officer will follow up on formal service and citations if they are not removed.
  • An officer unlocked a vehicle at the Tiger Bowl.

April 14, 2017

  • An officer assisted the Madrid Volunteer Fire Department with an emergency medical call in the 300 block of N. Locust Street.

April 15, 2017

  • An officer gave traffic control for the Pony Express Rider of Iowa.
  • An officer made a traffic stop at Sixth and Union streets and issued a citation to the driver for no registration plates on the vehicle.
  • An officer was dispatched to a vehicle traveling southbound on Iowa Highway 17 that displayed a firearm while passing another vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle and found it to contain juveniles who were playing with a BB gun. The officer took the BB gun for safe keeping.

April 16, 2017

  • An officer picked up a dog running at large at the Meadow Estates park. The dog is an adult male and resembles a beagle mix.

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

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