Perry Police Report March 10


March 9, 2016

  • A caller said she was “scammed.” She said she “thought she was working for a secret shopper company. She received a check from the company made out to her, and she was to cash the check and then forward the money via Moneygram. The bank informed her that the check was a fraudulent check, and the money was taken out of her account to cover the check.” An officer responded and started an investigation.
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. “with a check that was mailed to him from Bauer Built for $3,750. He was given a claim number and advised to deposit it so that he will get the money.” He said he “knows this is a scam and wanted us to be aware of it.” An officer responded and received and shredded his documents.
  • An employee with the Perry Water Works asked that an officer stand by “while they dig.” He said he was “concerned the property owner might get irate,” and he did not “want any problems to arise.” An officer responded.
  • An employee of the Metro Park West landfill called and said a man who “did not appear to be all there stopped and tried to pay with a copy of a $20 bill.” The employee said when she told the man she would not accept counterfeit currency, the man “said he got it from the bank” and “advised he would return.” The employee was directed “to contact Greene County about it.”
  • A man entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said his passport has missing for six to 12 months. He said he did not know whether it has been lost or stolen. The man was directed to report the missing passport “in order to get a new one.”
  • A caller said a clerk at a local retail store asked him to follow a customer who left without paying for gasoline and to note the license plate number on the customer’s vehicle. The caller said he followed the vehicle, which “turned and chased him into the Bar Jac trailer park.” The caller said he was unfamiliar with the trailer park, and his vehicle left the roadway and got stuck in the mud. He said “the driver of the other vehicle approached his vehicle and pounded on the window.” While officers responded, the caller said the “driver of the other vehicle and his passenger” left the trailer park in a different vehicle. Investigating officers learned the clerk at the local retail store “thought the vehicle had left without paying for fuel,” but “she has since learned the person did pay.” Investigating officers confirmed with the customer that he paid. Investigating officers offered to contact a tow service for the caller, but he said “he would find a way to get his van out.”
  • A caller said his teenage daughter wants to go out, and he said he told her she cannot go out. An officer responded.

March 10, 2016

  • William Angel Cela-Iturralde, 38, 2801 First Ave., #46, Perry, was arrested on a charge of driving under suspension.

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


  1. For the love of all things grammar, please stop using quotation marks where they are not to be used. The report is always full of them, and they make absolutely no sense, and it makes the report very irritating to read.

    For instance: He said “the driver of the other vehicle approached his vehicle and pounded on the window.”

    This is not a quote. We can all tell it is not a quote as the phrase “approached his vehicle” clearly indicates the phrase was not made from a first-person point of view. Please stop.

    • We regret the confusion and irritation this style of reporting causes you, sir. Perhaps a word of explanation will help. In the Perry Police Reports, the words placed inside quotation marks are indeed direct quotations from the department’s call records, and these, as you note, are written from a third-person point of view and not a first-person point of view. The call records are presumably a summary or paraphrase of what callers and others have said, giving the gist but perhaps not the very words themselves verbatim. Rather than paraphrase a paraphrase, quotes directly from the call records when the details in question seem important. In the example you mention, the words, “the driver of the other vehicle approached his vehicle and pounded on the window,” is indeed a direct quotation of the call record. We hope this makes the items in the report clear to you and restores your pleasure in being informed by them. Thanks for reading, even scrutinizing, You help keep us honest.


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