Law enforcement agencies provided these reports of their activities this past week. Routine activities such as patrols, inspections, training, report-writing, and assistance to other agencies are excluded.
July 19 — At the owner’s request, no report was filed about damage in the 100 block of N. Birch St. A suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of N. Lincoln St. was checked. Police stood by during a civil matter in the 200 block of N. Lincoln St.
July 20 — Police received complaints about a dog in the 400 block of W. Grand Ave. and a suspicious vehicle on Date St.
July 21 — A domestic disturbance in the 200 block of N. Main St., an unauthorized trailer in a camping area at Memorial Park, and a parking complaint at the fairgrounds were investigated. Lost property was returned to its owner.
Thursday — Police investigated a report of animals loose at the fairgrounds and a dog complaint in the 200 block of Eisenhower St. They also accepted lost property found by a citizen.
Friday — Lost property was returned to its owner. Police answered questions about an eviction, investigated a commercial alarm 200 block of N. Main St., and were told about a snake in the 100 block of N. Main St.
Saturday — A report of suspicious noises at 3 a.m. in the city’s industrial park turned out to be construction crews starting work early. Police investigated a report of a disorderly person in the 100 block of E. Grand Ave., received a dog complaint from the 100 block of W. Grand Ave., and heard from Hillsboro Community Hospital that it was treating a person scratched by a cat.
Sunday — A suspicious vehicle was reported at the city compost site.
July 19 — Police investigated a complaint of loud music in the 700 block of S. Cedar St. A report of a disturbance in the 100 block of S. Cedar St. was determined to represent no problem. A vacant residence with an unlocked door was checked; the owner was notified. A dog running free in the 300 block of Fink St. was taken to a veterinarian for boarding. Police warned a person found in a city park after hours. They also met with someone regarding possible violation of an order of protection.
July 20 — A motorist was warned for speeding. Suspicious activity was reported in the 1500 block of Victory Lane. The owner of a storage shed found open was contacted. A landlord met with police to discuss a tenant issue.
July 21 — Police could not find a suspicious person reported in the 700 block of Sherman St. A motorist was warned for having no tail light.
Thursday — A motorist was ticketed for going 41 mph in a 30 mph zone in the 800 block of N. Cedar St. Police talked to the owner of the dog picked up July 19. They also responded to an unattended death in the 300 block of S. Coble St. and received a report of a disabled vehicle near 3rd and Forest Sts.
Friday — Police were told tires were being piled up at a residence in the 200 block of Locust St. A dog running free in the 400 block of S. Lincoln St. evaded capture. Officers twice were sent to the 1200 block of E. Main St. to check on the welfare of a resident. The second time, a patient was taken to St. Luke Hospital. Officers also checked on the welfare of a resident of the 400 block of N. Freeborn St.
Saturday — Police took a patient to Larned State Hospital. A puppy reportedly left improperly attended in a back yard was determined to be safe. A motorist was cited for speeding and not having proof of insurance. A trespassing complaint in the 100 block of S. Cedar St. was investigated.
Sunday — A disturbance reported alternately as being in the 1200 block of E. Main St. or the 300 block of S. Lincoln St. led to the arrest of Ricky D. Leshure, 36, on suspicion of domestic battery. A suspicious vehicle reported on Arbor St. was determined to be authorized by the property owner. Police talked to a person about a possible case of harassment.
Last modified July 29, 2021