Perry Police Report July 5

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July 3, 2017

  • A caller said her brother was “threatening suicide” in Joy, Ill. An officer responded.
  • A caller asked “to speak with an officer about people dumping trash on his property.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said a 16-year-old was “locked in her bathroom.” Officers responded.
  • A employee of the Perry Parks Department entered the offices of the Perry Police Department and reported he was bitten by a dog while trimming. An officer responded, made contact with the dog’s owner and verified the animal was current on its vaccinations. The “bite did not break the skin but left a small bruise.”
  • A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department and “reported a lost gem. It is a baby show with a red stone.”
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department “found keys on the street.”
  • A caller said a dog was running at large. An officer responded and transported the animal to the offices of the Perry Police Department. The owner of the dog later retrieved the dog.
  • Kermit Ludwig of 513 Third St. in Perry was issued a citation for first-offense open burning.
  • Edith Hefflefinger of Perry was issued a citation for failure to yield to a yield sign.
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department was informed by a citizen “that there was illegal dumping going on.” The officer responded.
  • Patrolling officers of the Perry Police Department received multiple complaints about fireworks.
  • Multiple callers to the Perry Police Department lodged complaints about fireworks.
  • A caller from Jefferson “had a question regarding being harassed.” An officer responded and advised the caller to make contact with the Greene County Sheriff’s office.
  • A caller reported “a person with a flashlight and possibly a crowbar.” An officer “was already on the scene” and learned the person “dropped his belongings and was picking them up.”
  • David Randall Riedle, 22, 116 Cherry Ave., Ames, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and first-offense possession of methamphetamine.

July 4, 2017

  • A caller said “middle school-aged kids wearing all black were shooting off fireworks.” An officer responded but did not find the children.
  • Aaron Embrey, 48, 1008 Sixth St., Perry, was arrested on a Dallas County warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of driving while barred.
  • Perry Police Department Chief Eric Vaughn led the Fourth of July parade.
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department was “approached by a citizen complaining of plumbing issues.” The Perry Public Works Department was notified.
  • A caller said “two small dogs were placed in a kennel on a concrete driveway where the sun hits them directly without shade.” An officer responded and directed the owner of the dogs “to get a tarp to put over the top to give the dogs some shade or move the dogs.” The owner of the animals said “that she would bring them back inside the house.”
  • A caller said “there were children fighting at Pattee Park.” Officers responded but did not find the fighters.
  • Patrolling officers of the Perry Police Department gave numerous “verbal warnings to people in the park, advising them that the fireworks are supposed to be shot off on their private property.”
  • A caller reported “a white male wearing a cowboy hat and all black walking in the middle of the road headed north into oncoming traffic” on Iowa Highway 144. An officer responded but did not find the man in black.
  • A caller said “his son did not want to go with his mom.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said “he was a combat veteran, and the fireworks were making him upset.” An officer responded and “apologized for the noise.”
  • Ramiro Guzman, 18, 1724 W. Third St., Perry, was arrested on two counts of assault causing bodily injury.
  • A caller said her neighbor was “burning scrap wood again.” An officer responded but did not find the nuisance burning.
  • A caller said “her brother is sending her messages implying he wants to hurt himself.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said “fireworks were being discharged all over.” An officer responded.

July 5, 2017

  • A caller from rural Perry said “she heard a motor outside her residence and could see flashlights.” The caller was transferred to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office.

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

1 COMMENT

  1. A caller said “he was a combat veteran, and the fireworks were making him upset.” An officer responded and “apologized for the noise.” Yup, this particular holiday is also very bad for those living or working on dementia units, too. I heard on the news there were enough fireworks set off in Des Moines last night they had to give an air quality warning advising the elderly, infirm and pregnant women to stay inside due to high levels of airborne particulates this morning. Believe it.

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