Fairfield Police Department responded to an accident at 6:48 p.m. Sunday and cited Roy Carl Nelson, 53, of Douds, for failure to maintain control. He was driving a 2004 Ford F150 pickup south on Main Street. Just north of Iowa Avenue he veered off the road to the left, side swiped a utility box and light pole, continued off road, striking a fence in the yard, then a legally parked vehicle at 1205 S. Main St. with such force the parked vehicle spun. Nelson continued driving through the yard, back to the road, hitting a crosswalk sign and the Fillmore Avenue/Main Street intersection sign. He fled the scene and was later found by deputies a couple miles out of town. Debris and a license plate from his vehicle were at the crash site. He was found to be operating while intoxicated. Damage to his pickup was estimated at $2,500; damage to the parked vehicle, $1,000; and damage to the fence, $200.
Police responded at 12:41 p.m. Sunday to an accident in the 800 block of South Main Street. Jesse C. Furner, 31, of Fairfield, was driving a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle south on Main Street when Patricia Crim, 86, of Fairfield, was backing out of her driveway in a 2006 Ford Focus. The motorcycle hit the car broadside, ejecting Furner off the bike onto the hood of the Focus. No injuries were reported. Crim was cited for failure to yield entering a through highway. Her Focus had an estimated $2,000 in damages; the Suzuki, $1,500 in damages.
The following incidents are included in the log of calls to dispatch:
9:52 a.m. Fairfield Community School District bus garage reported two different vehicles passed stopped school buses illegally.
11:29 a.m. disorderly conduct complaint.
3:48 p.m. lost wallet reported.
4:02 p.m. police impounded two bicycles abandoned in the woods.
7:57 p.m. man walking his dogs reported another dog on the loose came up and bit one of his dogs.
8:28 p.m. report of gasoline siphoned from a parked vehicle; the inside of the vehicle’s gas tank also had a part broken by someone.
9:10 p.m. complaint about disturbing the peace.
10:38 p.m. Gregory Robinson was arrested on a warrant for a probation violation.
2:01 p.m. Richard Adam was cited for failure to yield right of way for turning left in front of another car when he turned south on D Street from Burlington Avenue. No injuries were reported.
2:52 p.m. caller reported a house full of smoke.
4:51 p.m. caller reported a license plate stolen.
3:49 p.m. caller advised a large cat, possibly a bobcat, was in the road. It was determined to be a bobcat and police will contact DNR.
5:21 p.m. caller reported finding a debit card; it was placed in lost and found.
6:57 a.m. caller reported neighbors’ chicken in his yard.
9:17 a.m. caller reported a phone scam.
3:10 p.m. a caller reported a house unoccupied since December was broken into, the back door forced. Nothing was missing, but a cat was found locked in a room.
6:15 p.m. caller reported losing a wallet.
9:54 p.m. Dominik Banda, 17, was arrested for possession of marijuana.
11:36 a.m. vandalism was reported; the front chrome grill of vehicle taken, worth $100.
12:08 p.m. caller reported a phone scam.
3:43 p.m. a found purse was turned into the police.
3:51 p.m. caller reported a flower trellis in the yard pulled out overnight.
4:45 p.m. caller reported residential mailbox knocked off the post.
5:07 p.m. phone harassment reported.
5:42 p.m. caller reported neighbors’ chickens in his garden.
10:07 a.m. vandalism to mailbox reported.
1:34 p.m. phone scam reported.
4:26 p.m. law enforcement center received numerous calls about power lines sparking, blowing up, loud booms and electricity going off.
9:53 a.m. report of a possible trespass.
11:16 a.m. set of keys lost.
3:33 p.m. complaint of loud music coming from a car’s boom box.
6:12 p.m. report of harassment.
6:36 p.m. report of a fire at residential garage; ashes from a wood stove were dumped in yard, not cool enough and ignited the side of the garage. Caller called back to report got the fire out.
8:30 p.m. complaint of disturbing the peace.
From March 26 through Tuesday, police issued: five citations; one written warning; 26 verbal warnings; and had six 911 misdials/hang-ups.