February 4, 2019
- A patrolling office of the Perry Police Department stopped someone “riding a bicycle, who was wearing a facemask and pulling a red wagon.” The officer issued the rider a “warning for a bicycle equipment infraction.”
- A caller “requested to speak with an officer about a suspicious small package he found in his backpack.” The caller said he “believes it is drugs.” An officer responded, and the “substance tested negative.”
- Officers of the Perry Police Department conducted a funeral escort.
- A caller said his cat was lost. The caller called again and said his cat was found.
- A caller said “she was told by a neighbor that another neighbor is pumping water onto her property.” An officer responded.
- A caller said someone “parks in the handicap spot” but “is not handicapped.” An officer responded and found “the only vehicle parked had a handicap tag.”
- A caller said “she is at a friend’s house, and they were having a verbal argument, and her friends recorded her with their cell phones without her permission.” An officer was advised.
- Marium Amber Katzman, 30, 3844 40th St., Des Moines, was arrested on a Perry Police Department warrant on original charges of third-degree theft, five counts of fourth-degree theft and forgery.
- A caller said “she is having trouble getting her car back from” a local repair shop. An officer responded.
- A caller said she “owns a horse” at a local stable and “is concerned one of the horses residing there is being neglected.” The caller said she “tried having a fundraiser to raise money so a vet could check up on the horse, but the owners got angry.” The caller “wanted to know if she would get in trouble for having a vet take a look at the horse without the owner’s consent.” An officer responded and advised the caller to make contact with the Dallas County Sheriff’s office “as the stables are outside the Perry city limits.”
- A caller from Sioux City said “he was on a dating app and started messaging someone” and “sent a photograph of himself to the male he was speaking to.” The caller said he “believes it’s his ex who lives in Perry” but “if it’s not, he wants it on record.” An officer responded and advised the caller “to report it to his local police department.”
- A caller “reported debris on the roadway.” An officer responded and “cleared the street.”
- A caller said “one of her employees” just “came to work intoxicated and is now sitting in her vehicle.” Officers responded and made contact with the employee, “whose husband arrived to pick her up.”
- A caller said “he couldn’t hold things well because of his arthritis.” The caller said “he doesn’t want to ask family and friends for help because they’ve already helped him today.” An officer was advised.
- A wireless 911 caller reported “her 16-year-old daughter as missing.” An officer responded and determined “that the juvenile was at a friend’s house.”
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.