Perry Police Report July 14

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July 13, 2016

  • A caller said her cat was missing. An officer responded and gave the caller the number to the Perry Animal Holding Center.
  • A caller said he was “contacted by an insurance company that wanted to sign him up for Medicare.” The caller said he “believed it was a scam.” An officer responded and determined the two visitors in the caller’s residence were from a “legitimate company,” and they had a “prearranged meeting” with the caller and “were not soliciting.” The insurance agents agreed to leave at the request of the caller.
  • A caller said her dog was missing. The caller later called again and said “she found her dog.”
  • A caller said she used a tracking app and located her missing cell phone in the possession of someone in Perry. She said she spoke on the phone with someone who said he bought the phone on Craigslist. The caller said the person with her phone was initially “okay with meeting her and returning her phone,” but now he was asking the caller to arrange the meeting with the assistance of the Perry Police Department. An officer responded and spoke with both the caller and the person with the phone. After determining the phone was stolen outside the jurisdiction of the Perry Police Department, the officer advised the caller to report the matter to the law enforcement agency in whose jurisdiction the theft occurred.
  • A caller said she found a stray kitten. An officer responded and transported the animal┬áto the Perry Animal Holding Center. The Humane Society of Perry was notified.
  • A caller said there was a man “at the Pattee Park near the ball diamonds that has been sitting there.” The caller said he “fears that the vehicle may be there waiting for any kids to pass by.” An officer responded but did not find the man in the vehicle.
  • A caller reported “a strong odor of natural gas in the area of Second and Warford streets.” Agents of the Perry Volunteer Fire Department and MidAmerican Energy responded to the area but “were unable to locate the source of the odor, and the smell was letting up.”
  • A caller said his dog was missing.┬áThe caller later called again and said he found his dog.
  • A caller said his storage unit was broken into and “a lot of items were missing.” An officer responded and started an investigation.

July 14, 2016

  • “State radio put out a broadcast of a silver truck pulling a camper and going the wrong way” on Iowa Highway 141. A Perry Police Department officer located and stopped the vehicle and directed the Georgia motorist back to U.S. Interstate 80.
  • A caller said her dog “just randomly started barking.” The caller said she “didn’t see anyone” but “thought maybe someone was outside.” An officer responded but did not find anyone outside.
  • A caller said her parents were fighting. Officers responded and determined the dispute “was a verbal argument only.” The male parent “refused to leave the residence at that moment and was upset about the officers’ presence.” The female parent “was content with the situation being calmed down.” The officers contacted the Iowa Department of Human Services “to report the incident and the presence of the children.”

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

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