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. Dates may reflect starting or ending dates of officers’ shifts rather than actual dates of occurrence.
Sept. 26 — Great Plains Federal Credit Union reported a case of check-cashing fraud from 2½ years earlier. A complaint about a harassing phone call at the city library was investigated. Police attempted to meet with the owner of a boat parked on private property. A driver was warned for speeding at US-56 and Jade Rd.
Sept. 27 — An owner was cited for allowing a dog to run free in the 100 block of S. Cedar St. A vehicle illegally parked at Jefferson and A Sts. was marked for possible towing. Police gave a transient a ride out of town. A report of a possibly drunken driver was determined to be unfounded.
Sept. 28 — Two gasoline cans were reported stolen from the back of a pickup truck in the 600 block of E. C St.; investigation of the incident is not yet complete. Police continued to investigate a phone call in which a stranger made sexual comments to a library employee. A report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of Brairwood Lane was determined to be unfounded. A motorist received directions.
Thursday — A pickup truck and trailer were stolen and later recovered from a rural location in Harvey County. A driver was cited at Willow at Ash St. for having no license. Another was cited in the 800 block of E. D St. for speeding and having an expired license plate.
Friday — A driver on US-56 near N. Ash St. was cited for speeding.
Saturday — Drivers were cited at Birch and B Sts. for having no headlights and at Floral and D Sts. for having no license. A driver at Birch and D Sts. was warned about an equipment violation.
Sunday — A fender-bender in a Tabor College parking lot was investigated.
Police reported making 12 traffic stops during the week.
Sept. 26 — Police stood by during a civil matter in the 100 block of Jefferson St. and received a report of violation of an order of protection from the same block.
Sept. 27 — A resident reported harassment by text messages.
Sept. 28 — Police again met with someone reporting a possible violation of an order of protection, ticketed a driver for going 101 mph in a 65-mph zone at US-56 and Remington Rd., and checked on false alarm of a break-in at Marion Senior Center.
Thursday — A 36-year-old Marion man was jailed on suspicion of domestic battery, trespassing, and criminal damage after police responded to a fight with a former girlfriend at a rental home in the 200 block of N. Roosevelt St. Two young children walking unattended in the 600 block of Roosevelt St. were returned to their parents. Police also checked on another false alarm at the senior center.
Friday — Two dogs running free in the 200 block of N. Freeborn St., were captured and taken to a veterinary clinic. A driver was ticketed for passing in a no-passing zone near US-56 and Industrial St. Another alarm at the senior center was checked.
Saturday — A loud explosion and small fire at 6:30 p.m. south of the new Family Dollar / Dollar General store on Roosevelt St. north of Kellison St. is preliminarily being blamed on a firework thrown from a passing vehicle. The incident remains under investigation. A vehicle reportedly being driving on the city’s levee was not located. A disconnected call to 911 from the 100 block of Ashley Dr. was investigated.
Sunday — A 39-year-old woman in the 100 block of W. Jefferson St. reported being threatened with a knife by a 43-year-old former boyfriend who fled and was tracked down and arrested by police. A green substance flowing in a gutter in the 200 block of S. Freeborn St. was found to have come from a resident’s pool that was being drained. A complaint about a driver in the 100 block of S. Coble St. was investigated. Yet another alarm at the senior center was checked.
Last modified Oct. 5, 2022