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.
Dec. 26 — Drivers at Ash and D Sts. and at Ash and 3rd Sts. were warned for running a stop sign. A driver at Ash and Willow Sts. was warned for an equipment violation. A 911 call from the 600 block of S. Lincoln St. was a misdial. Police checked on a motorist cleaning ice from a windshield.
Dec. 27 — A driver at Birch St. and Grand Ave. was warned for having no lights.
Dec. 28 — A prison inmate allegedly violated an order of protection from abuse by sending his ex-wife a letter. Equipment violations led to warnings for drivers at Main and D St. and at Ash St. and Grand Ave. Another driver was warned about speeding on US-56 at Jade Rd.
Thursday — A driver was cited for speeding on US-56 at Jade Rd. Another was warned for having no lights at Orchard Dr. and Western Heights Circle. A disconnected 911 call from the 400 block of S. Washington St. was a misdial.
Friday — A possible email scam was investigated. A driver was warned for running a stop sign at Main St. and Grand Ave. A disconnected 911 call from the 600 block of S. Lincoln St. a misdial.
New Year’s Eve — Police could not find the source of a smoky odor near B and Washington Sts. Suspicious activity near Memorial Park was investigated. A driver was warned for speeding in the 900 block of E. D St.
New Year’s Day — Kids were told to stop shooting BB guns near Ash St. and Grand Ave. Police spoke with a resident about kids playing in the street in the 200 block of N. Lincoln St. A dog running free was picked up and returned to its owner in the 200 block of N. Main St.
Police made five traffic stops between Dec. 19 and Jan. 1.
Dec. 19 — Property was reported lost near St. Luke Hospital.
Dec. 20 — Police determined that no crime had been committed after investigating a complaint, according to monitored transmissions, from a woman at Marion Assisted Living that no nurses were present and that she was being held against her will.
Dec. 21 — A motorist was cited for driving 81 mph in a 65-mph zone. Police spoke to a delivery driver about a mis-delivered package. A report of theft in the 700 block of N. Cedar St. was determined to be a civil issue.
Dec. 22 — Police discussed a child custody dispute.
Dec. 23 — A vehicle, which according to monitored transmissions would not run and had been parked with an expired license plate near Burbridge and 3rd Sts., was towed. A dog reportedly running free near in the 300 block of W. Santa Fe St. was not found. Violation of an order of protection from abuse was investigated.
Christmas Eve — One person was arrested after a domestic disturbance at a rental home in the 300 block of N Roosevelt St. Police determined no crime had been committed after investigating activity reported as suspicious in the 100 block of N. Freeborn St. A person discussed a civil issue with police.
Christmas — Police checked on the welfare of a resident of the 100 block of W. Santa Fe St.
Dec. 26 — Arrangements were made to move a vehicle parked partially in the roadway near Industrial St. and Commercial Dr. Violation of an order of protection from abuse was investigated.
Dec. 27 — A dog running free near Eisenhower Dr. and Victory Ln. was caught by its owner. An alarm accidentally was activated at Tampa State Bank.
Dec. 28 — A theft was reported. A disconnected 911 call from the 700 block of S Freeborn St. was determined to be accidental.
Thursday — Health officials were notified after St. Luke Hospital reported an animal bite that occurred elsewhere in the county. A non-injury accident at Roosevelt and Weldon Sts. was investigated. Criminal damage to property was reported, according to monitored transmissions at 2:50 p.m., at Marion County Food Bank; police later said that the incident was an accident involving an infirm driver and that no report would be filed. Police determined that no crime had been committed after investigating a report of a suspicious person at Rhino Car Wash.
Friday — A water leak was reported in the 400 block of S. 4th St.
New Year’s Eve — A dog running free near Casey’s General Store was captured. A driver was cited for going 83 mph in a 65-mph zone.
New Year’s Day — Losses totaling $5,000 were reported after five vehicles near Birch and Lincoln Sts. were burglarized. Police would not identify the victims, stating that reports, which involve investigation by another agency, had not been completed as of Tuesday.
Last modified Jan. 5, 2023