March 1 — Police met with the family of a resident reported to be suicidal, but everything was OK. Officers investigated a property dispute in the 300 block of S. Birch St.
March 2 — Police checked an alarm in the 500 block of E. D St. but everything was OK. Officers assisted Newton police department with an investigation, looked into a report of a scam phone call, and checked on a dog complaint in the 200 block of N. Jefferson St. Police checked on two non-registered motorcycles reported in the 200 block of N. Jefferson St.
March 3 — Police assisted the fire department with a grass fire near the city water plant. Officers helped a motorist at 190th St. and Jade Rd. Police helped Marion County sheriff’s deputies investigate a suspicious vehicle, and aided Dickinson County sheriff’s deputies with an investigation. Officers investigated possible trespassing in the 200 block of N. Jefferson St. Police helped with an out-of-control juvenile in the 300 block of N. Jefferson St. Officers checked out a dog complaint in the 800 block of N. Grand St.
March 4 — Police investigated harassing phone calls reported in the 200 block of S. Ash St. Police assisted emergency medical services in the 700 block of W. Grand St. and helped the fire department with a fire in the 300 block of S. Birch St.
Friday — Police checked on reports of a suspicious person in the 300 block of N. Ash St. Officers investigated a report of a loud “bang” heard in the downtown area, but were unable to find the source. Police checked on a report of a suspicious person near Ash and Grand Sts.
Saturday — Officers assisted sheriff’s deputies with an investigation and checked on a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of N. Washington St.
Sunday — Police investigated a dog complaint in the 600 block of N. Ash St. and checked on a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of S. Washington St.
March 1 — Police warned a driver for no tag light near Main and Roosevelt Sts. Officers issued a no trespassing order from a previous week’s case.
March 2 — Police warned a driver for speeding in the 400 block of S. 3rd St. Parents flagged down officers for help with an out-of-control child. Police investigated theft of two tires and steel rims, and 16 lug nuts from Napa Marion Auto Supply. The loss is estimated at $648. Police spoke with a parent concerned about their child’s behavior.
March 3 — Officers gave two people a ride to Webster’s Auto Service after they were found walking in the 700 block of N. Cedar St.
March 4 — Police helped Marion ambulance in the 1500 block of E. Main St. Officers met with a driver whose semi was parked in the roadway in the 200 block of N. Cedar St.
Friday — Police left a note for the owner of dogs reported barking near Freeborn and Weldon Sts. Police checked out a disturbance reported in the 400 block of S. 4th St., but took no action. The case is still being investigated. Officers investigated a report of suicidal person in the 1500 block of E. Lawrence St., but the person was OK. Police checked out suspicious activity reported in the 400 block of N. Freeborn St., but found nothing.
At 9:41 p.m., officers stopped Nicholas Charpentier, 24, Wauconda, Illinois, near US-56 and Eisenhower St. for driving 73 mph in a 65 mph zone and having no tag light. Charpentier’s driver’s license was found to be invalid. Prescription medication, a bong, smoking pipes and six glass containers that had THC residue were found during a search,. Charpentier was arrested for suspicion of unlawful possession of prescription medication, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving with a suspended license.
Saturday — Police contacted the owner of a damaged mailbox in the 700 block of St. Roosevelt St. Officers served notice to the owner of a barking dog in the 100 block of S. Freeborn St.
Sunday — Officers met with a resident about a possible protection order violation, but took no action. Officers warned two drivers for speeding, and issued a citation to a driver near US-56 and Cedar St. for speeds of 79 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Last modified March 11, 2021