Perry Police Report Aug. 13

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August 10, 2018

  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and “asked if his step-son” was “arrested for public intoxication.” A record check revealed the step-son had not been arrested.
  • Donna Carhill of Jefferson was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic signal.
  • A wireless 911 caller “was crying and said ‘I need help’ and hung up.” The location was mapped, and an officer responded. The officer made contact with a woman who said “her and her husband were in the vehicle when they got into an argument which resulted in him pulling her hair.” The woman said the “argument continued in the apartment, and she left in the car and has returned.” The officer made contact with the husband, who said he “got upset” because “the female half had admitted to cheating.” The husband “agreed to leave for the night.”
  • A motorist was issued a citation for “following too close.”
  • A juvenile from Perry was issued a citation for no driver’s license, no insurance and operating a non-registered vehicle.
  •  A caller said “his younger son was beat up by” his older son. The caller said “the younger one had a laceration on his head when found on the ground, but he has cleaned and dressed it.” The caller “refused ambulance.” An officer responded, located the older brother and “transported him back to the residence.” The officer made contact with the Dallas County Attorney’s office regarding the incident.
  • A caller said her dog was lost. The caller called again, “saying the dog was locked in a room.”
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department caught two dogs running at large. The owner of the dogs retrieved them from the police station and was “advised of the dog-at-large ordinance.”
  • David Hung Le, 25, 2514 First Ave., Perry, was arrested on Perry Police Department warrants on charges of two counts of controlled-substance violation, two counts of failure to affix drug stamp and three counts of unlawful possession of prescription drug.

August 11, 2018

  • Brian Keith Madesen, 28, 803 Railroad St. E., Grand Junction, was arrested on a charge of first-offense OWI.
  • A caller said “her sister’s boyfriend was being violent. She is being threatened to be kicked out of the apartment, and they are yelling at each other.” The caller said she “did not know where she was,” but her location was determined. Officers responded and found “the male subject had not been violent” but “had asked the guests to leave the house.” The guests “refused and then started to argue with the male. The guests were told to leave the residence for the night.”
  • A caller said “he is with an unconscious male who was in the street.” Officers responded and found the “male is showing signs of a stroke.” The Perry First Responders and the Dallas County EMS were paged.
  • A caller said “there was a dead ground hog in the middle of the road, but he has moved it closer to the curb.” The Perry Public Works Department was notified.
  • Officers of the Perry Police Department “escorted the Davis Memorial Ride on Willis. All okay.”
  • A caller said “he is a construction worker fixing the brick at Stitches in Time and has noticed someone attempted to break in by drilling a couple of holes in the lock.” The caller said “they were not able to gain entry.” An officer responded.
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said his ex-wife and her sister were saying “bad things about him on Facebook and in front of their kids.” An officer responded and explained “it is not illegal to say bad things about him.” The officer made contact with the other parties, and the parties “were advised to stop communication.”
  • A caller said “his phone was stolen, and his tracking system is showing that the phone is in” Des Moines. An officer responded and advised the caller to report the crime to the Des Moines Police Department.
  • A caller said “her daughter” found “what appeared to be drug paraphernalia.” An officer responded and “took possession of the paraphernalia and other items” and “logged them into evidence.”
  • A caller said “she just passed the car that was the getaway car when her daughter’s wallet was stolen.” An officer responded and notified the Boone County Sheriff’s office. A deputy sheriff responded but did not find the car.
  • A caller said “a possibly sick cat was underneath his deck.” Officers responded and “determined the cat possibly had rabies. The cat was shot and disposed of.”
  • A caller said he caught two cats running at large. An officer responded and transported the animals to the Perry Animal Holding Facility.
  • A caller from the Dallas County Sheriff’s office said “a passerby witnessed a vehicle in the ditch in the area of the Raccoon River bridge” and said “someone was waving at passing traffic.” An officer responded, and the Perry Volunteer Fire Department responded but did not find the vehicle.
  • A caller said “someone was shooting fireworks northwest of his residence.” An officer responded but did not find any fireworks.
  • A caller said “there was a bat flying around in her house, and she is in a wheelchair and can’t do anything about it.” The caller called again and said “she opened a door and the bat flew out,” and she no longer had any “need for officer assistance.”

August 12, 2018

  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department detected “a strong odor of burning plastic” and later “heard what seemed to be a loud explosion.” Officers “found something smoking in a burn pit” in a backyard and “attempted to make contact with the homeowner, but no one answered the door.”
  • A caller reported “a large branch on the road.” An officer responded and found “a tree had fallen on a vehicle.” The “tree branch was cleared from the road, and the owner was informed of what happened.”
  • A caller said “there was a bat flying around in his residence.” An officer responded and “was able to get the bat out of the home.”
  • A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said “she is going to be transferring” a dog to a Des Moines facility “so that it will get adopted.” The woman later “called and said her key in not working for the pound.” An officer “responded and assisted with getting the dog.”
  • A caller “requested an officer respond to assist with removing a bat out of the house.” An officer responded, and the “bat was captured, taken out of the city and released.”
  • A caller said “her ex went to her house after she asked him not to. He knocked on the door for a while,” but “she never opened the door. He slept in the parking lot and waited for her to take her dog on a walk,” when “they had a conversation,” and “then he left.” The caller said “she wanted to know what to do in a situation like last night.” An officer responded and advised the caller to call the police department if the unwelcome person returns.
  • A caller from a local retail store “requested an officer respond” in order “to view video from last night.” The caller said “the video showed a female in her 20s shoplifting several grocery items.” An officer responded.
  • A caller “reported a vehicle fire across the street from her residence.” The caller said “her son is trying to hose it down,” and the Perry Police Department Dispatcher “advised her to have him stop.” Officers responded, and the Perry Volunteer Fire Department was paged.
  • A caller said he “needed to speak with an officer about a vehicle left by a tenant.” The caller said “he wants to know what he needs to do with it if it has been abandoned.” An officer responded and advised the caller “to attempt to locate the tenant about the car before he tows it out.”
  • Andrea Lea West of 1916 Fifth St. in Perry was issued a citation for first-offense nuisance burning.
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. with a cell phone he said he found. An officer responded and attempted to make contact with the owner of the phone.
  • A caller said she received a message last night from someone she believed was “borderline suicidal.” The caller asked for a welfare check on the messenger. An officer responded and made contact with the messenger, who “said she was fine and would be going to the hospital soon for strep throat.”
  • A caller said his ex-wife “was going out drinking and leaving the kids home alone. He said they are 15, 11 and 2 years old.” An officer responded and conveyed the father’s concern to the ex-wife.
  • A caller said a dog was running at large. An officer responded and transported the animal to the Perry Animal Holding Facility.
  • A caller said “there was a sick black cat barely breathing outside on the steps.” An officer responded.
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said he lost his phone.
  • A caller said “he could hear music going on outside, and he was trying to get to bed.” An officer responded.

August 13, 2018

  • Dante Hernandez, 29, 411 Grove St., Perry, was arrested on a charge of first-offense OWI.
  • Someone entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and “requested to speak to an officer regarding getting food assistance.” An officer responded.
  • A caller from the Dallas County Hospital said someone “was refusing to leave the hospital.” The caller said the person “was discharged around 2 a.m. and was told she needed to go home, but she is refusing to walk.” An officer responded and learned the discharged patient “left on foot.”

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

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