Perry Police Report June 22


June 21, 2016

  • A caller said an employee last reported for work June 10. The caller asked whether the Perry Police Department could check the well being of the missing employee. An officer responded and learned the employee moved to Arkansas.
  • A caller said “someone wrote some symbols on the windshield” of his vehicle. An officer responded. Investigation revealed “the symbols are written in what looked like lipstick,” but no one could determine “what the symbols are or what they mean.”
  • A caller said she was receiving text messages from a man who said “he was going to come to Perry and break into her house.” The caller said she and the texting man “had been in a vehicle together” shortly before she called. She said the man “jumped out of the vehicle and is now texting her.” An officer responded and told the caller the Perry Police Department would “conduct some extra patrol” in the area of her residence.
  • A caller said she suspected someone committed credit card fraud. An officer responded and gave the caller “an identity-theft packet to fill out and witness statements” and advised the caller request copies of credit history and credit card statements.
  • A caller said her 14-year-old son was threatening to run away. An officer responded and spoke with the teenager “about the legalities of running away and how it could affect him.”
  • A caller said someone claiming to be from the U.S. Treasury Department called “and told her that they had a $25 million check for her” and all they needed was her checking account information. The caller said “she did not give them any information” and “when she told them that she was not going to, the person told her, ‘Okay, they are done here,’ and hung up.” An officer responded.
  • A caller said “he saw something around his neighborhood and wanted to speak to an officer about it.” An officer responded.
  • A caller asked to speak with an officer “in regards to letting someone use her restroom and someone leaving something in there.” An officer responded.
  • A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said “that there was a vehicle that was following her around town,” and she “was weirded out by it.” An officer responded and traced the vehicle to its owner, who said the weirded out woman came to his workplace “just before closing” and “then began following him around.”
  • Edwin Alexander Escalante, 31, 1612 Willis Ave., Perry, was arrested on charges of domestic assault-simple and interference with official acts.
  • A caller said her dog was missing. She said its name was Buster. The caller called again and said Buster “is back home now.”

June 22, 2016

  • A caller said “someone cut the line to his air-conditioning unit.” The caller said “he’s pretty sure he knows who did it.” An officer responded.
  • A caller lodged a complaint “about her ex-roommate taking her couch when she moved out.” An officer responded, spoke with the caller and the ex-roommate in turn and told the caller “that this was a civil matter and would need to be taken up with small claims court.”

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


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