CRIME & SAFETY
Marion County Sheriff’s Report 11/27/23
IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 18 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SEVEN EXTRA PATROL CHECKS, TWO WELFARE CHECKS, TWO MOTORIST ASSISTS, TWO ACCIDENTS, ONE REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, ONE RESIDENTIAL ALARM, ONE THEFT REPORT, ONE VIOLATION OF A NO CONTACT ORDER AND ONE OTHER CALL.
Let’s Talk Knoxville – Police Chief Aaron Fuller
Knoxville Police Chief Aaron Fuller talks about holiday shopping theft prevention. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Subscribe to Let's Talk Knoxville Podcast.
Weekly Safety Report: Shots Fired and Drug Possession Incidents in Oskaloosa, Iowa
Two incidents occurred in Oskaloosa, Iowa this week. In the first incident, shots were fired during a confrontation between Oskaloosa Police officers and an armed man in east Oskaloosa. The man, identified as Brandon Hasley, was apprehended after a struggle. In the second incident, an Oskaloosa man, Shane Followill, was arrested for pointing an air pistol at police officers and drug possession while they were investigating car burglaries in the area.
Knoxville Police Determine No Fault in Living Windows Incident
The Knoxville Police Department has concluded an investigation into the horse carriage incident that occurred during the Living Windows event on the square in Knoxville last week. In a press release, Chief Aaron Fuller elaborated:. “After speaking with witnesses and reviewing videos it has been determined no person(s) is at...
Knoxville Police Department Wants Local Merchants Aware of Shoplifting Deterrent Tips
The Knoxville Police Department wants local merchants aware of shoplifting deterrent tips as the busiest shopping time of the year has arrived. With the busy shopping season for local businesses also comes a significant risk of shoplifting, and the Knoxville Police Department wants business owners and managers to know what to be aware of when it comes to theft. Some common types of shoplifting techniques are concealment, distraction, and manipulation. The police department says some ways of recognizing a thief is someone constantly watching employees, tugging and adjusting clothing frequently, roaming with no purpose, and leaving quickly. Knoxville Police Chief Aaron Fuller says there is also another way to recognize someone who might be suspicious.
Iowa Man Arrested for Theft of 7,000 Pills in Missouri Pharmacy Burglary
A notable pharmacy burglary in Unionville, Missouri, has led to the arrest of Colton Butz, a 27-year-old suspect from Albia, Iowa. Charged with 18 felonies, Butz is accused of stealing a massive haul of over 7,000 narcotic pills, including high-demand drugs like Adderall, hydrocodone, and oxycontin, from the Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pharmacy. The late March heist not only stripped the pharmacy of thousands of dollars worth of narcotics but also sent shockwaves through the neighboring communities.
Knoxville Woman Faces 28 Charges of Theft and Lottery Forgery
A Knoxville woman was arrested last week, and faces 28 felony and misdemeanor charges of theft and lottery forgery. According to court records, the former general manager of the Knoxville 66 gas station Lacey Reynolds is accused of committing several thefts from the convenience store from August 13th to October 11th of this year. Reynolds allegedly was stealing lottery tickets from her employer, hiding them, and then scanning the tickets to check for winnings. Reynolds is also accused of placing just over $2,500 into two deposit bags from a game in the store, placing the deposit bags in her purse, and never depositing the money into the store’s bank account.
Des Moines Man Arrested in Marion County For Felony Firearm Possession
A Des Moines man was arrested in Marion County on Tuesday for felony firearm possession. At 3:15 am Tuesday morning, a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle that was traveling 80 mph in a 65 mph speed zone on Highway 163. The deputy smelled illegal narcotics coming from the vehicle while speaking to the occupants. Upon conducting a probable cause search, the deputy located multiple containers of what he believed to be illegal narcotics belonging to the passenger and a loaded 9mm handgun between the driver’s seat and center console. The deputy learned that the driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Milton Grady of Des Moines, was a convicted felon in the State of Iowa.
Investigation Ongoing for Saturday Morning Fire in Knoxville; Public’s Assistance Requested
Police and fire crews are asking the public for any information they may have about a fire that occurred in Knoxville this past weekend. Emergency crews responded to a fire 200 block of North 6th St in Knoxville Saturday. At 4:48 a.m., the the Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched and responded with an engine company, ladder company, an ambulance, and a command car with twelve total personnel. While department was enroute, dispatch advised there were flames through the roof and everyone was reported out of the structure. The department arrived to find fire in the bedroom area, exterior walls up through the roof of the first floor and the fire was rapidly spreading to the rest of the home. Knoxville fire crews were able to extinguish the fire in the carport area. No injuries were mentioned in a news release issued by Fire Chief Cal Wyman.