April 1, 2016
- Cameron Onnen, 15, 2702 Willis Ave., Perry, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- A Perry Police Department officer found marijuana in Pattee Park during a trail cleanup. The property was logged into evidence.
- A caller from the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines said two Rhodesian ridgebak dogs bit an Animal Rescue League employee on the arm and leg “and wouldn’t let go.” The caller said the dogs’ owner took the dogs and left the scene, but the dogs need to be quarantined. A second caller, from the Polk County Animal Control office, requested the Perry Police Department contact the dogs’ owner in order for the dogs to be picked up by Polk County Animal Control. The Perry Police Department contacted the dogs’ owner, who said “that she no longer wanted the dogs” and “that she had dropped off the dogs at the Perry pound about 30 minutes” earlier. The Perry Police Department informed the Polk County Animal Control officer, who later picked up the dogs.
- An employee at Xist in Perry said “she was supposed to get paid last Friday, but the company keeps saying that they lost her check, or they haven’t printed her check.” She said “this isn’t the first time they haven’t paid her.” An officer responded and told the caller the matter “would seem to be an issue with her employer.” The officer made contact with the chief operating officer of Xist, who said “there is a Medicaid funding problem at the state level since the recent switch to private companies taking over Medicaid.” The chief operating officer said “he had not been paid either, and they are just waiting for funding to come through, and then they will pay” the caller, who was apprised of the situation by the officer.
- The Dallas County Sheriff’s office requested the Perry Police Department respond to a report of an injured deer on Iowa Highway 141 east of Perry. An officer responded “and put the deer down.”
- A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said “someone propped open their window to their apartment and tried to get in.” He said the person, whom he identified, “took off as soon as he saw someone was inside.” An officer responded and spoke with the alleged intruder, who said “he understood and would not attempt to go through a window again.”
- A caller said her 11-year-old child was “out of control and currently locked in the bathroom.” Officers responded and spoke with the child “about behaving in a better manner.” The child said “she understood that if she broke any laws, she could be arrested.”
- An employee at a local retail store called and said three juveniles were disturbing customers in the store. Officers responded and told the children “if they were going to be in the store, they needed to act calmly so to not disturb another other customers.” The officers asked the children to leave the store and reminded them about the midnight curfew on Friday nights.
April 2, 2016
- Wilmer Ottonial Hernandez, 21, 700 18th St., #13, Perry, was arrested on a charge of second-offense possession of marijuana.
April 3, 2016
- A caller said one or more persons “entered Stokely Lumber sometime over the weekend and took the cash register box and contents.” An officer responded.
- A caller said her son’s girlfriend was “yelling that she was going to kill herself if they let her go.” The caller said the girlfriend “has depression and anxiety.” Officers responded.
- A caller reported an “altercation” in the parking lot of a local retail food store. The caller said “he was backing out when a car honked at him. He stopped and let the car go. It parked next to him. He reversed again, and another car honked at him, and that person came and parked on the other side of him.” The caller said the cars that were parked on each side of him were both operated by females who “started yelling at him.” The caller said “he then sneezed, and one of them said she was going to call the cops because he spit on her.” An officer took a report.
- A caller said several people appeared to be stealing gravel from the east end of the football field. The caller said they “had buckets and were putting it in their truck.” An officer responded but did not locate the truck or the alleged gravel thieves.
- Kimberly Castillo, 1212 Fifth St., Perry, was issued a citation for unsafe entry onto roadway and failure to have a valid driver’s license
- Dylan Valcaba, 24, 920 Fourth St., Perry, was arrested on charges of second-offense possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.