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Police Log

Mar 13, 2013

The following information is Fairfield Police Department’s initial contacts summary received by dispatch part of March 5, March 6, Thursday and Friday, provided at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.


March 5

10:25 a.m. Caller complaint about neighbor keeps plowing snow up to the caller’s car bumper. Officer went out, neighbor had pushed snow from in front of his residence to the front of caller’s residence. No damage to vehicle. Caller’s wife moved vehicles and city arrived to clear snow from area. Neighbor was gone. Police spoke with neighbor’s mother, advised her of complaint and said her son can not be using a plow on city streets and could be responsible for damage to vehicles. This is an ongoing dispute over parking and a shed on neighbor’s property blocking sun from getting to a solar panel on caller’s property.

12:35 p.m. Traffic accident: One driver said he was trying to get through yellow light driving east on Burlington Avenue. Second driver said he had a green light heading north on Second Street. Second driver was struck on the front passenger side. Police took a state report but charges are pending until hearing back from a witness to the accident.

1:17 p.m. Missing person-runaway reported: Mount Pleasant Police Department issued a missing person record for a female juvenile, Casey Carly Lerdal, 16, white, five-feet, seven-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, of Mount Pleasant. She was last seen at approximately 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at home possibly with Mica Vanamerongen, also missing.

1:28 p.m. Missing person-runaway reported: Mount Pleasant Police Department issued a missing person record for a female juvenile, Mica Lea Vanamerongen, 16, white, five-feet, six-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes, of Mount Pleasant. She was last seen at approximately 11 p.m. Monday at home, possibly with Casey Lerdal, also missing.

2:14 p.m. Nikhom Sisomphane, 33, was stopped for speeding and an obstructed plate. She was arrested for driving while revoked, excessive speed and violations of conditions of restricted license (ignition interlock required). Transferred to jail without incident.

2:19 p.m. 911 hangup from cell number with tower in Van Buren County; called number, left a message and notified Van Buren County.

3:52 p.m. Business notified police about a vehicle without plates had parked in its lot for several days. Ran VIN, vehicle is not stolen, plates have been removed. Advised business owner can have vehicle towed if wished.

7:08 p.m. Traffic accident: Caller advised about a vehicle in the ditch. Nobody in vehicle, red-tagged in case tow didn’t make it out there, but tow was on its way.

10:33 p.m. Traffic violation – Patricia Barrteo Larez, 28, cited for expired registration and given a verbal warning for no current insurance card.

10:45 p.m. Traffic violation – verbal warning for headlight out.

11:43 p.m. Traffic violation – verbal warning for brake light out.

11:47 p.m. Traffic violation – John Speer, 60, cited for expired plates.


March 6

12:22 a.m. Traffic violation – verbal warning for headlight out.

12:26 a.m. 911 misdial. Citizen trying to dial M.U.M. campus security and accidently dialed 911. All is OK. Police contacted campus security, subject had locked himself out of his room.

12:31 a.m. Caller reported dog ran away; it’s a mix, with black, brown and while on paws, very friendly, had blue collar.

3:51 a.m. Traffic violation - verbal warning for driving on center line for several blocks.

7:21 a.m. Traffic violation – David Cobb Kupferman, 67, driving about 40 mph up Seventh Street, blew the stop sign at Seventh and Harrison Avenue. Cited for speed.

8:19 a.m. Officer marked tire of vehicle sitting in 300 block of West Broadway since Friday, two left sides tires flat. Will re-check tomorrow.

9:52 a.m. Behner Funeral Home requested a funeral escort.

12:03 p.m. Out with Department of Inspections/Appeals for assist and serve: Divine Mother Church has been allowing “Turkish Lunch” without permits. Inspection and Appeals has shut them down until proper permits to run as a restaurant is given. Law enforcement can close them if see operating before permits are acquired.

12:08 p.m. Investigate fraud: Thomas Rosser entered Walmart on March 3, purchased several items, including two DVDs, “Breaking Dawn” and “Battlestar Galactica.” The next day, he entered Walmart again, with nothing in his possession. He walked back to entertainment and grabbed the same two DVDs from day before. He used the receipt from March 3 to act as if he was returning the DVDs, total cost $51.27. He had been served notice by Walmart Dec. 12 saying he could not be on Walmart property. Thursday, he was charged with fifth-degree theft.

12:12 p.m. Investigate theft: Citizen reported he had a package from Blue Springs, Mo., to 500 N. Court St. The package was sent and delivered, but caller’s girlfriend never received it. Police advised not much police could do without any suspects or leads, did advise caller to contact the postal service; he already had.

1:28 p.m. Citizen reported an infant in a backseat left unattended.

1:34 p.m. Arrest warrant: Natalia Smith was in court. When finished, she was arrested on two warrants and turned over to jail staff.

3:33 p.m. 911 misdial. Kids playing on phone, called again, dispatch advised caller police on the way and they advised us to go to hell. Nothing located. Advised administrator of incident; subject may have stopped when they saw officer at buses at high school.

4:17 p.m. Caller reported finding a terrier mix dog dragging a chain but not wearing a collar; will keep in office for awhile in case anyone calls.

4:32 p.m. Traffic violations – verbal warning for speed.

5:52 p.m. Caller reported a truck with snowplow blocking his mailbox, cannot access mailbox. Officer went to residence, and neighbor’s truck was parked directly in front of mailbox. Caller got his mail, made no contact with neighbor’s truck. According to city ordinance, a person cannot block someone’s mailbox during daylight hours, Monday-Saturday. The caller did have mail in the box, indicating the mail carrier would have been able to pull up to the mailbox. These issues between the two neighbors may stop once they have parking on only one side. Officer also advised caller that if city makes parking only on one side, they should also make it so all the mailboxes are on the other side.

6:46 p.m. Caller reported a barking dog in neighborhood. Officer investigated, found no dog outside nor heard any barking in area.

9:20 p.m. Officer cited a car for parking left of the curb.

11:10 p.m. Officer looked for people in the park who had left vehicle unlocked with a purse sitting on passenger seat. Unable to locate anyone.

11:45 p.m. Traffic violation: Darren Cassiday, 20, stopped for speed in 200 block East Burlington Avenue. Cassiday said he was late for work. Officer told Cassidey he could pick up his license and citation for speeding when he gets off work at 8 a.m. at law center.



12:25 a.m. Investigation theft: A customer is stalking employees in Walmart lot. His mom is still in store. Officer entered store, was advised the male subject had left. Staff pointed out Donna Barrs, 55, to police. She was asked if she was alone, and she said she was and she was going to call L.A. Taylor when she was finished shopping. Police observed Barr wearing black jeans with tags, a sweater and no shoes. She went back into changing room and later came out and called officer’s name several times until finding police. Officer observed she had a pink shirt on under her sweater. Officer advised her not seeing her wearing a pink shirt before and she had been looking at a pink shirt when officer first spoke with her. She returned to dressing room and brought out the pink shirt. It was clearly a new shirt. Police checked with Walmart staff and was advised to arrest Barr for theft. Officer also recovered a pair of sweatpants and a portable DVD player which had been removed from the original package. At the jail, several other items were returned and receipt for all items was obtained as evidence. All items were returned to Walmart. Barr was charged with fifth-degree theft.

2:48 a.m. Disturbance-domestic disturbance: Caller is trying to do what Department of Human Services recommended, getting back with partner, but he is making it difficult and yelling at her. Male has left the residence and may be on the trail drinking when call ended. Unable to locate male. Chidlren were not at home. Female unable to get a ride from anyone and taxi not running. Police transported female to her sister’s apartment in town to keep her and male from getting into a physical fight.

4:46 a.m. Citizen contact, burglary. Caller said someone pried open his bedroom window, unknown if anyone got inside because room is a mess. Caller was under the influence of something. He tried to say he heard someone outside his window and whomever it was tried to pry way in. No footprints found in snow around window. Officers looked at room, the curtain was hanging on one nail. No burglary observed.

7:20 a.m. Citizen contact about a deer struck by vehicle or something is in ditch, bleeding but still alive.

7:36 a.m. Citizen contact: Caller complained of vehicle blocking his mailbox in daylight hours. Called back, vehicle is being moved.

9:07 a.m. Citizen contact: School administrator called about 13-year-old male student got upset and left school, walking on road. Student returned to school and was calm. Administrator told police everything would be OK.

9:34 a.m. Anonymous complaint about a 20-foot boa constrictor kept at a residence. Police talked with woman indicated, she said she gave it to another person in Rome. Police called person in Rome, she confirmed she had snake for approximately one year. Police asked Fairfield resident if her residence could be searched and were refused.

10:25 a.m. Officer checking on parked vehicle that was cited yesterday; cited today for extended parking, had towed. Had been sitting in same location since at least Saturday.

11:27 a.m. Traffic violation: Kenneth Zolo, 63, cited for speeding.

12:38 p.m. Citizen contact, requested a welfare check. School administrator asked police to check on a student who hasn’t been to school for some time. Police checked at address, it appears no one living at residence and reported this back to school. Student’s mother had told an officer recently that they were getting ready to move out of town.

1:32 p.m. Investigation, identity theft: Identity of business used fraudulently. Someone has gotten B&C Sales address and has been using it in attempt to purchase items from other companies. The other companies call B&C asking for Smith Singer. He uses correct address but a fake phone number. B&C hasn’t lost any money but are upset their name is being used.

3:15 p.m. Traffic violation: verbal warning to 50-year old driver almost causing an accident because of not paying attention to traffic but talking on cell phone.

3:29 p.m. Caller reported loud music. Officers advised person playing loud music to turn it down.

3:38 p.m. Investigate trespassing: Walmart reports trespassers at various times in the last few days. Reviewed photos, no charges.

6:23 p.m. Caller reported her daughter being destructive; fight between two family members. Daughter was not there when police arrived. Mom advised to call again if needed.

6:42 p.m. Caller called from out of state; said she had asked her cousin to take some property of hers to another friend’s residence. The cousin refused and vulgar text ensued. Caller started to go on about personal issues that did not pertain to law enforcement. Caller was asked what she wanted from police. She said she wanted police to tell her cousin to take the items to her friend’s house. Caller was informed that was not a duty of the police department, to coerce favors of a personal nature from family. Caller was asked to refrain from using vulgarity. Caller then said she wanted to file harassment charges against her cousin.

7:25 p.m. Citizen contact, civil dispute: Caller said she left her phone at another’s residence and hasn’t been able to get it back. Police attempted contact with the other resident, no one answered the door.

8:46 p.m. Caller reported barking dogs in neighborhood. Officer walked two blocks in area, unable to locate barking dogs.

9:46 p.m. Officer at Sunnybrook Living Care Center on another case was approached by an employee who said her ex-boyfriend has been harassing her at work by showing up on the property and approaching her for no reason other than to try and talk to her. She wants nothing to do with him anymore. She now gets escorted by co-workers to her car every night. She is asking for extra patrol when she gets off work. Police also referred her to the courts/attorney to get a no contact order.

10:08 p.m. Business contact: employee reported a certain individual has been in the store four times that day and hangs out in the parking lot, making employees uncomfortable. Individual not currently on premises but wanted to inform police in case something happens. Police said a patrol would be in the parking lot that night when employees lock up.

10:15 p.m. 911 misdial. Called back, hit wrong button. Caller was OK.

10:37 p.m. Traffic accident: Two friends accidently bumped into each other, no damage observed and they said they would take care of it.

11:01 p.m. Caller reported his landlord entered his locked apartment while caller inside. He said landlord threatened to kick him out and remove his items from the home while caller is gone. Police advised caller landlord cannot do that and had to provide renter an eviction notice. Landlord called wanting to speak to an officer about guests getting hostile and making verbal and physical threats. Police spoke with landlord, who said caller was not a renter. Landlord is letting caller stay in his basement, a common area for the landlord with a laundry room. Police advised landlord of the eviction process if he wants the caller out.

11:06 p.m. Same landlord (above) reported a found U.S. Cellular phone outside front door.

11:51 p.m. Wapello County Sheriff’s Office relayed information they had a report of erratic driver on Highway 34 traveling east from Agency; white or light colored Yukon, all over road, fast speeds, driving with high beam headlights on.



12:14 a.m. Officer investigated a 34-year old male out walking. Subject was traveling through area, is OK.

3:58 a.m. Unknown caller asked for a building check.

4:01 a.m. Officer checked doors on building.

4:05 a.m. Officer checked doors on building, none found unlocked.

4:11 a.m. Officer checked building.

4:21 a.m. Officer checked building, furnace making a lot of noise, may be broken. Contacted someone. Outside furnace on the northwest corner of building sounded as if it was going to fall apart. Called the keyholder to make sure this was normal. Keyholder thankful for call.

4:22 a.m. building check.

7:46 a.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning: Officer following vehicle all over the road. Driver explained just off 10-hour shift in Mount Pleasant, tired.

8 a.m. 911 misdial. Hang up, GPS cell sector not found. No answer on call back. Left voicemail with unknown male with a mumbled greeting. Unable to locate number in all points.

8:23 a.m. 911 misdial. 911 open line, no one would answer; on call back, line was busy. Elderly female at Parkview Care Center trying to dial her daughter.

8:24 a.m. Traffic violation: Kolt Carlson, 16, cited for failure to wear seatbelt.

8:58 a.m. Sunnybrook Assisted Living, citizen contact: fraud. Ongoing problem, resident has received another call from Mark Anderson saying he is wanting money. He told resident he would be there today. Police left message with staff to call if Anderson arrives. This is a case from earlier and a police officer has spoken with the resident.

9 a.m. David Tanner was trespassing in Argiro Center, arrested without incident.

9:02 a.m. Caller reported a missing white female German Shepherd, caller believes still in area.

9:04 a.m. Citizen reports her niece took her cell phone and caller wants it back. Caller said an officer responded yesterday trying to get phone back. Both females were in hallway talking when officer arrived today. Everything is OK, niece apparently went on a date the previous night and slept in.

9:15 a.m. Patrol flagged down by parent who said her daughter walked away from school after an argument about an iPod. Located juvenile. Had her call her mother to come pick her up.

9:57 a.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning for no seatbelt.

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