Perry Police Report June 11

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June 8, 2018

  • A caller said his dog was lost.
  • A caller reported “a dead vulture on his property.” The Perry Public Works Department was notified.
  • A caller from the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines requested assistance from an officer of the Perry Police Department. An officer responded and stood by while cats were removed from a residence.
  • A caller reported “damage to her car.” The caller said “she didn’t know where it happened,” but “she believes a hit-and-run accident occurred in Des Moines” becasue “she had two appointments” there. An officer responded and “advised her the Des Moines Police Department would need to investigate as it occurred out there.”
  • A caller requested a welfare check on someone who was “threatening to harm himself.” An officer responded and made contact with the person, who said “he made no threats of self-harm.”
  • A caller said she lost her bank card.
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and reported receiving an IRS scam phone call. An officer responded.
  • A caller said “someone lost some dirt and construction debris in the roadway.” An officer responded, and the Perry Public Works Department was notified.
  • A caller said “she is being harassed by her sister.” An officer responded¬†and spoke with the parties involved, and “all agreed not to speak to one another for the time being.”
  • A caller reported “receiving phone calls from someone stating there’s a warrant for her arrest.”¬†The calls were determined to be scam phone calls.
  • A caller said a dog was running at large. An officer responded but was unable to catch the dog.
  • Ronald Mapes was issued a citation for no insurance and failure to yield to the vehicle on the right.
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. with a cell phone he said he found “in the downtown area. A couple of minutes later, the phone rang,” and it “was the owner, looking for the phone.” The owner “came to the police department, signed the property sheet and the phone was returned to her.”
  • A patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department encountered a dog running at large but “was not able to catch it.”
  • A caller reported “loud noises in his front yard.” The caller said he “wanted to make sure no one was trying to break into his van.” An officer responded, “checked around the home” and “found nothing out of place.”

June 9, 2018

  • A caller reported “a confused, elderly female walking alone” in Linden. The call was transferred to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office.
  • A caller said “she saw some kids drop off a bag” and “then took off.” An officer responded, “took possession of the backpack and put it in the evidence locker.”
  • A caller said “a red bike from his garage was stolen,” and “they are missing a washer and dryer from their garage.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said “someone had thrown a rock through his bedroom window.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said she was an in-home healthcare worker and recently treated “two younger children with breathing problems.” The caller said “the conditions of that home were terrible. There is human and animal feces everywhere, especially the upstairs bathroom.” The caller said the conditions were “very unhealthy for the younger, sick children,” and “there are also two older kids” along with “foster parents.” Officers responded and “were allowed to walk through the house and search the upstairs bathroom. Due to the conditions of the house,” the officers “will make contact with” the Iowa Department of Human Services.
  • A caller “called to report her daughter missing.” Officers responded, and the “female was located at the neighbors’ home. The juvenile returned home. All okay.”
  • A caller said he “found $81 in his mailbox, which he finds odd.” An officer responded, and the “money was picked up and logged into evidence.” Another caller later called and said “the money was hers” and “that a friend had dropped it off.”
  • A caller said “her 17-year-old son” was “kicked out of his grandparents’ house.” The caller said “she left him in a park in Perry,” and “he has a knife.” The caller said “she does not want him at her house because he is violent.” Officers responded but did not find the juvenile.
  • A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. with a dog she caught running at large. An officer responded, recognized the dog and returned it to its owner.
  • A caller said “she needs to get property from her old address,” but “her ex is not allowing her to do so.” Officers responded.
  • A caller said “there was a physical altercation between her and her wife.” Officers responded and found “no injuries or evidence of an assault.” The officers advised the parties “to not have contact with each other for the rest of the evening.
  • A caller said “there was a guy who came to his door that claimed to be looking for his wife, Sue.” The caller said “there was no Sue there,” and he “did not know who she was.” Officers responded but did not find the man seeking Sue.
  • A caller said “he was missing two 12-gauge shotguns.” The caller said “he had someone come to his door” and tell him his son had “taken the guns and sold them.” An officer was advised. The caller later called again and said “only one Winchester 12-gauge shotgun was stolen.”
  • A caller requested a welfare check for her father. An officer responded, made contact with the father and asked him to call the daughter.
  • A caller said “her neighbors” were “harassing her and her kids.” An officer responded and was assisted by officers of the Dallas County Sheriff’s office.
  • A caller said “her daughter,” a juvenile, was “in a friend’s truck and would not get out and get into her mother’s vehicle.” An officer responded and told the juvenile “that she has no choice but to go with her mother.” The officer “told her to get out and opened the door,” and the juvenile “then walked to her mother’s vehicle on her own.”

June 10, 2018

  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and reported two dogs that were “constantly running at large.” An officer responded and advised the man “to call us when the dogs are at large.”
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. with video of a dog running at large. The man said “he has called before,” but the dog owner “continues to let it loose.” An officer responded, made contact with the dog owner and “advised her of the dog-at-large ordinance.
  • A caller said “her neighbor’s dog keeps going over and pooping in her yard.” The caller said “she has kindly asked him to come pick it up, and he started harassing her.” An officer responded, made contact with “both parties,” and the “poop was cleaned up.”
  • A caller said “her driveway began to flood, so she parked her vehicle weirdly in the driveway” and wanted officers to be aware. Officers were advised.

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

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