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.
Oct. 24 — A dog reported to be running free near Dollar General was not located. Police checked on the welfare of residents in the 400 block of N. Ash St. and 200 block of S. Lincoln St.
Oct. 25 — A dog running free in the 200 block of S. Adams St. was returned to its owner’s residence. A driver in the 300 block of W. Grand Ave. was warned about an equipment violation. Police assisted with a domestic issue in the 300 block of S. Wilson St. A suspicious vehicle reported in the 100 block of W. B St. was not located. Debris was removed from US-56.
Oct. 26 — Drivers in the 500 block of S. Adams St. and the 100 block of W. A St. were warned about equipment violations, and a driver at 180th and Indigo Rds. was warned about speeding.
Thursday — Lost property was returned. A driver in the 600 block of E. 1st St. was warned for an equipment violation.
Friday — Police directed traffic around a stalled vehicle at Lincoln and D Sts., answered questions about civil court, and checked on the welfare of a resident of the 200 block of S. Lincoln St.
Saturday — Police provided transportation for a patient at Hillsboro Community Hospital, assisted with a neighbor dispute in the 100 block of N. Madison St., and investigated a non-injury accident at Ash and B Sts.
Sunday — A dog running free in the 200 block of N. Main St. was returned to its owner, who was ticketed. The owner of another dog running free in the 600 block of S. Main St. was notified. A driver at US-56 and Orchard Dr. was warned for speeding. No problems were found with a suspicious vehicle reported in the 200 block of N. Cedar St.
Oct. 24 — An overdue motorist was located. A dog was reported to be running free in the 200 block of S. Lincoln St. A resident made a delayed report about a barking dog. Police investigated a possible scam.
Oct. 25 — Police served an arrest warrant in the 100 block of W. Jefferson St., met with a resident about child custody issues, and heard about landlord/tenant issues.
Oct. 26 — A non-injury accident in the 200 block of E. Main St. was investigated. A dog running free in the 200 block of N. 3rd St. was taken to a veterinary clinic. A driver was ticketed for going 85 mph in a 65-mph zone.
Thursday — No action was taken after police received a delayed report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of E. Main St., home to Casey’s General Store and That One Place.
Friday — No action also was taken after receiving a report of an out-of-control juvenile at Marion County Special Education Cooperative. A person reported to be under the influence of alcohol in the 1200 block of Commercial Dr. eventually was located elsewhere, but no action was taken because, police said, he was not operating a vehicle at the time. According to monitored transmissions, the person, arrested three times since August on suspicion of drunken driving, was allowed to arrange to have someone else pick up his vehicle rather than have it towed.
Saturday — Police told an unwanted visitor not to trespass at two properties in the 300 block of N. Roosevelt St. Parents were contacted after two very young children were discovered riding bicycles in the 900 block of E. Main St. No mistreated animals were discovered after possible animal neglect was reported at an apartment above a storefront in the 1200 block of E. Main St.
Sunday — In the same storefront, cats that a tenant took from a neighboring apartment were returned, and no further action was taken. A burglar alarm near Dollar General was determined to be a false alarm. Guests accidentally locked out of the Historic Elgin Hotel were let back in after police obtained a key code from an off-duty employee. Suspicious activity reported in the 500 block of S. Freeborn St. was not located. A driver was cited for going 80 mph in a 65-mph zone. Police returned a phone call about violation of orders of protection from abuse.
Last modified Nov. 2, 2022