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Police log

Mar 11, 2013

The following information is Fairfield Police Department’s initial contacts summary received by dispatch for March 3, March 4, and part of Tuesday provided at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.


March 3

8:27 p.m. Citizen contact: Caller said neighbor blocking his drive and mailbox with truck with snowblade, again. Officer checked, not blocking driveway. Truck will be gone very early in the morning when he leaves to push snow. Advised to try and find a better parking spot next time.


March 4

12:28 a.m. Investigate criminal mischief/vandalism: Security at Maharishi University of Management advised a bus with private school plate, window broken. Security also reported four vehicles were egged and one had broken taillights. Suspects are three males in a tan/gold Toyota Camry without plates. Windshield of bus believed to have been damaged by a Great Value can of ravioli. Walmart obtained security footage of cans purchased Sunday night, however suspects were not on the footage.

6:19 a.m. Citizen called to report a red pickup parked in a handicap stall, caller needs the stall to get to an appointment. When police arrived, suspect vehicle was gone.

8:32 a.m. Traffic violation: Joshua McReynolds, 30, was cited for speed.

9:35 a.m. Traffic violation: written warning for speed.

9:41 a.m. Officer noted an abandoned vehicle; cited for 48 hours parking and towed.

9:55 a.m. Officer noted three abandoned vehicles; had them towed.

12:05 p.m. Citizen contact: Caller concerned for his brother, advised a neighbor wrote something on paperwork. Officer made contact, everything was OK. A neighbor helped an individual (brother to caller) read paperwork and it was turned in to an agency. No thefts occurred, neighbor was not able to view any personal information. Officer contacted agency’s manager and manager contacted caller that all was OK and he can meet with agency personnel if he has questions.

1 p.m. Traffic violation: Jennifer Phillips, 32, cited for no valid driver’s license.

1:53 p.m. Citizen contact: Caller wanted to speak with officer about parking issue due to snow. Couple said they occasionally park vehicles across the street from their driveway and wanted to know if it’s legal. Advised it is legal. Drove by later, all vehicles legally parked.

1:59 p.m. Citizen contact: Anonymous caller complained about a Ford van with For Sale sign has not been moved for some time. Advised owner of complaint and to remove For Sale sign while parked on city property.

2:53 p.m. Traffic violation: Erin Ledger, 48, cited for speed.

2:59 p.m. Caller contacted police to document more contact from an individual, which caller was asked to document after police had asked individual not to have any contact with the caller. Caller reported individual attempted to determine caller’s location and sent a harassing message on the Internet at 5:16 a.m. today. Caller did not reply or respond to message. Caller advised to continue to report any contact.

3:42 p.m. Traffic violation: Haley Grunwald, 17, cited for speeding.

3:55 p.m. 911 misdial: open line, kids playing with phone. Kids were asked to hand phone to mom or dad, but they blew raspberries and hung up. Another hang-up located in same area. Officer checked area, unable to locate caller.

4:16 p.m. Citizen contact, reported son was hit by snowballs by unknown subjects in a black pickup that went south on Ninth Street. Caller asked dispatch to report to police only for officers to be on the lookout.

4:20 p.m. Investigate theft/shoplifting. Call from Walmart for officers to respond, unknown exactly what is going on. Caller knows there might be a disgruntled ex-employee in the locked office with manager. Unknown if anyone is physically violent. Unknown if any weapons present. Walmart does not wish to press charges. (Police department redacted the remainder of this report).

5:35 p.m. Citizen contact – welfare check. Grandpa called from Clarence, Iowa, about his grandson being pushed around by dad. Dad took phone away from son and told Grandpa the only person who can take him out of here is his mom. Mom lives in Reno, Nev. Grandpa is trying to contact mom. Officer did a welfare check and everything was OK. Son and father had started pushing each other around and dad took away son’s phone and computer. No injuries.

6:08 p.m. Citizen contact: Caller wants to get belongings from house but may need an officer to help with keeping the peace. Caller said a protection order was in place, but dispatch did not locate one. Officer determined no No Contact Order. Caller advised going to house to get things. Caller said attorney advised contacting police to inform of action, but spouse was going to stay in the basement while caller there and would not need officers at this time.

7:27 p.m. Citizen contact: Caller reported his mother received a phone call she had won the lottery and giving her until Friday to come up with the money. She will be meeting with people Friday afternoon at Sunnybrook. She was told if she gave a male $300 he would get the paperwork for the lottery she had won; male also said she would have to pay 40 percent of the taxes. Male had foreign accent. He left the name Mark Henderson and a phone number. Son said he plans to be present Friday in case Henderson shows up. Suspected to be a scam. Officer called Sunnybrook and advised a worker, who told police it would be best to call during the day.

7:32 p.m. Traffic violation: Verbal warning for headlight out.

8:02 p.m. Traffic violation: Verbal warning for no lights on trailer. Driver said he’d just purchased trailer that night.

8:11 p.m. Traffic violation: Ryan Parker, 22, stopped for headlight out; cited for driving under suspension.

8:21 p.m. Caller said his daughter’s parked car had been hit and offender left name and number, but they had not been able to get in contact with him and would like to speak to an officer. Officer noted that judging from scuff marks on the pavement, the driver came too fast around the corner north on D Street turning left and struck legally parked Mustang on Lowe Avenue. Only visible damage is driver’s side taillight assembly. Father said he didn’t want to do anything unless the driver could not be reached. The phone number given by driver does not match phone number police have on record for driver.

10:20 p.m. Traffic violation: Verbal warning for speed.

11:09 p.m. Traffic violation: Verbal warning for headlight out.



4:32 a.m. Caller reported an alarm of some type going off in the area and it had been going off since 7 p.m. It was a train running.

6:47 a.m. Caller reported her 43-year old husband missing for 45 minutes, He went out wearing only plaid boxers to smoke, but hadn’t returned. He left his wallet and other clothes behind. Husband was located in another room.

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