October 6, 2017
- A couple entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said their 12-year-old granddaughter was shopping “with her mother on Sunday afternoon.” The mother left the child at one store and walked to a second store nearby. “While in the store,” the child “was approached by an approximately 50-year-old man,” who “asked her if she would like to get married and have children. He put his hand on her shoulder.” The child informed an employee, who “asked the male to leave. The male was last seen sitting in an unknown white pickup truck.” Officers responded and started an investigation.
- A caller said he caught a kitten running at large. Officers responded and transported the animal to the Perry Animal Holding Facility.
- A caller “reported being harassed.” An officer responded.
- A caller said someone “slid under the garage door and stole a saw that was in the” neighboring business. Officers responded.
- A caller said “he found a black bag,” and “the bag contained clothing.” An officer responded and “logged the bag into the evidence room.”
- A caller asked to speak with an officer “about possibly being scammed.” An officer responded.
- A caller “reported a smell of marijuana coming from the residence above.” An officer responded but did not detect the odor.
- A caller reported “a child who was walking” alone. A second caller also reported a child walking alone. An officer responded, found two children and learned a “younger brother was waiting for his older brother to meet him,” but the “older brother was late because he was talking to friends.” The officer sent them on their way, walking home together.
- A caller said his ex-wife “violated their custody agreements.” An officer responded.
- A 13-year-old male from Perry was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- A caller said a child “is not being taken care of or fed at his home. The child has cerebral palsy and speaks broken English but has a device he can communicate through.” An officer responded and made contact with the child, who “seemed healthy, and he had a plate of food on the floor that was his.”
- A caller said a dog was lying “near their porch that was his by a car.” He said the “dog was not doing well.” An officer responded.
- A caller said he was trying to “withdraw money out of the ATM” at a local bank, and he “withdrew $300, but no money came out.” The caller said his “friend tried to withdraw $20, but no money came out as well.” An officer responded and advised the caller “to wait until tomorrow and speak to the bank.”
October 7, 2017
- A caller said a man was “looking for a knife.” The caller said “he had never seen the male there before.” An officer responded but did not find the man.
- A caller said “he heard what appeared to be five gunshots to the west of his house.” An officer “responded, patrolled the area” and “did not hear any more loud noises.”
- A caller said her neighbor locked herself out of her car and her 3-year-old child in the car in a car seat. An officer responded, and “the child was able to get out of the car seat and unlock the car.”
- A caller said a suspicious man “approached her while she was babysitting.” The caller said the man “said he needed help.” The caller said “she put the children away in the house” and “came out to see what he needed. He asked for a cigarette, but it appeared he wanted to come in the house.” When the caller told the man she did not have a cigarette, he “left on foot.” An officer responded and “patrolled the area” but was “unable to locate any males matching the description.”
- A caller said he received a call from “a distressed female” who said “she is his daughter” and “was kidnapped and needs ransom money so they will let he go.” The caller said he hung up on the distressed woman and “called his daughter, who is okay.” An officer responded.
- A caller said “it sounded like someone was killing children in the apartment above him.” The caller said “he knocked on the ceiling so they would stop, but they didn’t.” An officer responded but did not find any loud children.
- A caller said “his Passport was stolen from his vehicle.” An officer responded and told the caller he “needs to make a report in order to get a new one.”
- A caller reported “a dead cat in the alley.” An officer responded and notified the Perry Public Works Department.
- A caller from Jamaica “said his neighbor’s house had been broken into.” The caller “said he’s been watching the house while the neighbor is out of town.” The Guthrie County Sheriff’s office was alerted.
- A caller said “tenants” are “being loud” and the caller “can smell marijuana smoke in the hallway.” An officer responded but did not detect the odor.
- A caller said “while she and her children were at the boatramp,” they saw a man “running around in his underwear.” The caller said “she spoke to the man” and “handed him his clothing that was laying in the area,” but the man “continued walking northbound without putting his clothing on.” The caller said “she then asked him to put his clothing on, and he did.” Officers responded and made contact with the semi-nude man, who “was intoxicated. He had one can of beer with him that was dumped out,” and the officers “told him to stop drinking. He called a friend and had them pick him up.”
October 8, 2017
- A caller said “there is some kind of disturbance.” Officers responded and found “a heavily intoxicated man” was “trying to fight with the owner, his son and another person.”
- A caller said “there is a homeless female in the middle shelterhouse” who is “swaying back and forth and thinks she needs to be checked on.” An officer responded but did not find any swaying females.
- A caller said her dog was lost. The caller called again and said her dog was found.
- Jereme Raymond Messner, 32, 812 16th St., Perry, was arrested on a charge of driving while suspended.
- A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. with a cat she caught running at large. An officer responded and transported the animal to the Perry Animal Holding Facility.
- A woman entered the offices of the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave. and said “her purse was stolen out of her vehicle.” An officer responded.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.