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INCIDENT reports

Police provided these reports this week of their activities. Routine training, patrols, office work, and assistance to other agencies are excluded.


July 16 — A dog complaint in the 500 block of E. A St., a report of a skunk in Memorial Park, a possible fire hazard in the 500 block of W. Grand Ave., and a commercial alarm in the 300 block of N. Ash St. were investigated.

July 17 — Texas declined to extradite a person whom Hillsboro police learned was wanted on a warrant there. A traffic complaint at Ash and Orchard Sts. was investigated.

July 18 — Two juveniles were found wrestling over a set of keys in the 400 block of E. 1st St., and a skunk was killed in the 200 block of Eisenhower St.

July 19 — A report from Hillsboro Heights about a felon possessing a firearm remains under investigation. A minor traffic accident in the 300 block of N. Ash St. and a possible phone scam also were investigated.

Thursday — An unattended death in the 600 block of S. Washington St., a dog complaint in the 300 block of W. 3rd St., and another report of an attempted phone scam were investigated.

Friday — Trash reportedly was dumped at a closed car wash at 1st and Washington Sts. and ice reportedly was dumped on a person at a convenience store.

A harassment complaint involving juveniles in the 200 block of E. Grand Ave. was investigated. A suicidal person in the 200 block of W. B St. was hospitalized for evaluation. And a sick rat was destroyed at Ash and D Sts.

Two motorists were helped, and charges are pending in a drunken driving investigation at Washington and D Sts.

Saturday — A trailer stolen from a Hillsboro Heights business was recovered, and two suspects from Baldwin City were arrested on suspicion of felon theft.

One of two juveniles accused of shouting obscenities as they drove by the 200 block of E. 1st St. was cited for violating license restrictions.

Two more motorists were helped.


Marion’s chief and assistant chief were reported to be off-duty, and other officers said they were not authorized to release any information.


July 18 — Issues identified in a health and safety investigation in the 400 block of N. Pine St. were resolved.

Monday — A complaint of an inoperable vehicle in the 600 block of N. Maple St. was initiated.

Lena Fisher, 34, of Peabody was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and taken to county jail.

Tuesday — Chief Bruce Burke attempted a traffic stop of a suspected stolen truck at 6:25 a.m. at 9th and Maple Sts. The truck continued west on 9th St., with Burke and deputy Michael Ottensmeier pursuing it through town and into the country. Burke stayed with the erratic chase until it reached Burns at 6:58 a.m. The suspect eventually was caught in northern Butler County.

Last modified July 27, 2017