March 6: Assistance was provided to a sheriff’s deputy with a reckless driving complaint on U.S. 56. A suspicious person at Mennonite Brethren Church resulted in the individual being arrested on outstanding warrants; the individual was approaching people and making strange comments. A dog in the 300 block of North Birch was reportedly being vicious; the owner was advised to remove the animal from town.
March 7: A message was delivered for the county attorney. A K-9 unit assisted with a vehicle search resulting in a large amount of marijuana being located and seized. Hillsboro Fire Department received assistance with a minor residential fire in the 400 block of South Washington Street.
March 8: An officer provided two safety awareness classes at Hillsboro Elementary School. A suspicious substance that was left by a patient at Hillsboro Community Hospital was recovered.
March 9: Assistance was provided when an individual was locked out of their residence. Equipment was checked at the weather watch base station near Hillsboro. An officer provided a D.A.R.E. class at HES. A suspicious vehicle was checked in the 500 block of North Ash Street. Reckless driving was reported at Third and Ash streets. Suspicious activity was checked in the 100 block of North Main Street. A hit-and-run accident was investigated at Hillsboro Heights. Officers participated in a statewide tornado drill.
March 10: An officer provided a drug awareness class for emergency medical services personnel. A report of several injured pigs in a pen at Third and Elm streets was investigated and it appeared a dog attacked the pigs. A dog complaint was checked in the 200 block of South Birch Street.
March 11: A sheriff’s deputy received assistance with a reckless driving complaint on 190th Road. Officers cleared several fraud cases that had occurred in three jurisdictions; charges are pending. Hillsboro City Council packets were delivered.
March 12: A concrete rhinoceros that was stolen from Marion was located in the Tabor College courtyard; it had been painted pink and decorated with a blue scarf and sandals. A civil standby was provided in the 300 block of South Kennedy Street.
March 13: A child custody dispute in the 400 block of South Birch Street was reported. A civil stand was requested for a child custody dispute in the 300 block of South Eisenhower Street. Assistance was provided to sheriff’s deputy with a non-injury accident on U.S. 56.
March 14: Individuals reportedly selling door-to-door without a permit were advised to leave town. An emergency message was delivered to Marion County attorney. Marion police received assistance with an investigation. A Hillsboro man was arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated during a routine traffic stop in the 300 block of South Cedar Street. A non-injury accident was investigated at Ash and Orchard streets.
March 15: Reckless driving was reported at Ash and D streets. Assistance was provided with a vehicle inspection. An unattended death was reported in the 300 block of South Ash Street; because of circumstances, an autopsy was requested and it was concluded that the individual had died of natural causes.
March 16: Officers attended safety training at city hall. Bicycles were registered at the police department. Assistance was provided to an individual needing a live trap because of wild animal problems. Officers assisted with a child exchange at the police department. An officer attended an autopsy in Wichita. A lost cell phone was returned to the owner. An out-of-control juvenile in the 300 block of South Main Street was transported to Hillsboro Community Hospital and then removed from current parental custody. Officers participated in a mock tornado drill at city hall.
Thursday: A non-injury accident in the 200 block of South Main Street was reported. Assistance was provided with cattle out of pens on Indigo Road. Officers attended storm-spotter training in Marion.
Friday: Wichita police reported the misuse of a debit card at a business in Hillsboro; the case remains under investigation. A 30-day vehicle tag was reported missing in the 900 block of West Grand Avenue. A motorist received assistance at Ash and D streets.
Saturday: An officer assisted with a welfare check on 190th Road. Stolen property that had been recovered was returned to the owner. A disorderly subject was reported in the 300 block of West Grand Avenue; people reported a man had come to their door and was yelling and making threats. A child custody dispute was reported in the 400 block of South Birch Street.