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Incident reports


Jan. 22 — A dog running free in the 100 block of S. Birch St., a minor non-injury accident in Hillsboro Heights, and a traffic complaint in the 400 block of E. D St. were investigated.

Jan. 23 — A person in the 100 block of S. Adams St. reported that someone had borrowed their vehicle and not returned it; the vehicle was located and returned. Two reports of a an out-of-control juvenile in the 500 block of S. Ash St. and a gas skip in the 300 block of N. Ash St. were investigated.

Jan. 24 — A person reported being “followed by the FBI” in the 200 block of S. Jefferson St. A dog running free in the 400 block of S. Washington St., residential alarm in the 200 block of S. Birch St., and parking complaint in the 200 block of E. 1st St. were investigated. A report of a person illegally bypassing an interlock device was investigated.

Jan. 25 — A report of kidnapping in the 200 block of S. Birch St. was investigated; officers reportedly found nothing to substantiate further investigation and determined the incident to be a civil matter. A report of harassment via text message was investigated.

Friday — A report of suspicious activity in the 500 block of E. Grand St. and a curfew violation in the 100 block of N. Main St. were investigated.


Jan. 23 — Police attempted to locate a motorist who had not arrived at a destination at an expected time.

Jan. 24 — County sheriff’s deputies were assisted with moving a tractor-trailer that was blocking the roadway at the US-77/US-56 and K-150 roundabout. A dog running free was captured and returned to its owner. A semi that was reportedly “dragging something causing sparks” on US-56 near US-77 was stopped and investigated.

Jan. 25 — A speeding warning was issued.

Thursday — A report of cattle running free on K-256 was investigated. A report of a sick possum in the 1100 block of Denver St. was investigated; the animal was captured and relocated. Four traffic warnings were issued for various traffic infractions.

Saturday — A citation for no brake lights was issued.

Sunday — Warnings for speeding, white light to the rear, failure to yield, and a citation for speeding were issued. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted with a domestic disturbance.


Jan. 24 — A report of damage to city property caused in the 100 block of S. Olive St. while a tree was being cut down was investigated; a power pole and power lines had been damaged.

Jan. 25 — An animal cruelty case that involved alleged mistreatment of two dogs was investigated and forwarded to the city attorney, Police Chief Bruce Burke said. Charges are pending against a Peabody resident. No further information was released.

A case of a reportedly inoperable nuisance vehicle in the 400 block of N. Elm St. was filed with the city prosecutor.

Friday — A report of a firearm discharged in the 500 block of N. Elm St. was investigated. Burke said the incident was believed to be an “accidental discharge.” The weapon was confiscated, and Burke said the gun would be released to the owner pending a decision from the county attorney.

Last modified Feb. 2, 2017