CRIME & SAFETY
Knoxville Man Allegedly Threatens Marion County Road Department
(Marion County, IA) A Knoxville man is behind bars after allegedly threatening the Marion County Road Department on Tuesday. Joshua Isely is facing threats of terrorism and first-degree harassment charges. The comments were made on a Facebook post. He is currently in the Marion County Jail.
Marion County Sheriff’s Report 9/20/23
IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 29 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SIX EXTRA PATROL REQUESTS, FOUR RESCUE CALLS, THREE PAPER SERVICE ATTEMPTS, TWO CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CALLS, TWO VEHICLE UNLOCKS, ONE ACCIDENT, ONE RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE, ONE DOG CALL, ONE ANIMAL BITE, ONE SUICIDAL SUBJECT, ONE VEHICLE FIRE, ONE SCHOOL BUS VIOLATION, ONE VEHICLE UNLOCK, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE SUSPICIOUS PERSON, AND THREE OTHER CALLS.
Knoxville Residential House Fire Considered a Total Loss
The residential house fired that occurred Tuesday morning in Knoxville is considered a total loss. At 10:05 Tuesday morning the Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched to the 1000 block of E Robinson St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, Knoxville Fire Chief Cal Wyman saw smoke and fire coming out of the windows.
Police: Oskaloosa Man Exposed Himself in Park
An Oskaloosa man was arrested last week after police say he exposed himself in public. 46-year-old Michael Lilly has been charged with indecent exposure, driving while suspended, possession of a controlled substance – second offense, and possession of contraband in a correctional institution. The Oskaloosa Police Department says it...
Oskaloosa Standoff Ends with Arrest of Man Following Reported Shooting
A 69-year-old man named Paul Alonza Price was arrested following a tense standoff in Oskaloosa, Iowa, due to a reported shooting. The event took place on Monday at a home on the 500 block of Spring Creek Village Court.
Kansas City Man Accused of Felony Theft, Burglary Charges
A Kansas City man faces felony charges in Pella following an arrest on Friday. According to court records, 20 year old Lucas Darionte Aaron Reid was accused of harassing an individual at Central College in a verbal altercation and at one point appeared to display a weapon that was later determined to be a BB gun. During a subsequent arrest, the Pella Police Department found items reportedly stolen from a Central College dorm room in Reid’s vehicle. Reid is charged with 3rd degree burglary and 2nd degree theft, both class D felonies, and multiple counts of 2nd degree harassment.
Knoxville Police Department Providing Free Gun Locks
The Knoxville Police Department is providing free gun locks. The gun locks were donated to the Knoxville community by the VA suicide prevention. Residents are encouraged to stop by the station at any time to get your lock. This week is suicide prevention week and it is always crucial to reach out if you are feeling like harming yourself. The suicide and crisis prevention line is available 24/7, by dialing 988.
Oskaloosa police chief says standoff at mobile home park ends without injury; one in custody
OSKALOOSA, Iowa — A standoff in Oskaloosa ended Monday afternoon without injury when one man suspected of firing multiple gunshots was taken into custody. Oskaloosa Police Chief Benjamin Boeke told KCCI that officers responded Monday morning to a report of shots fired at the Spring Creek Village Mobile Home Park, including one that went through a neighboring mobile home's window.
Weekly Safety Report: Check Fraud, Semi Truck Fire, and Residential Fire in Marion County, Iowa
This week in Marion County, Iowa, there were three notable incidents. A man from Kansas City was arrested for attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a local bank. A semi truck caught fire at a highway turn off, causing traffic congestion. Additionally, a residential fire occurred in Knoxville, but no one was injured as the occupants were not home at the time. Emergency crews responded promptly and successfully extinguished the fire.
Iowa woman accused of threatening to “shoot up” multiple courthouses
WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — An Iowa woman was arrested after she allegedly made multiple threats to “shoot up” the Wapello County, Jefferson County, and Mahaska County courthouses. On August 31 Erika Jo King allegedly called the Jefferson County Clerk of Court and requested access to documents about a case, court documents state. The clerk of […]
The Knoxville Police Department is Encouraging the Community to Give Them a Call if Someone has Attempted to Scam You
The Knoxville Police Department wants you to give them a call if you feel someone has attempted to scam you. Marion County has seen a wide variety of scam attempts just over the last couple weeks including fraudulent checks, counterfeit $100 bills, and phone scams. Although it has been prevalent lately, this is something that happens year round and is not unique to Marion County.
Marion County Public Safety Night Held Sunday on the Knoxville Square
Marion County Public Safety Night was held Sunday on the Knoxville square. The event gave community members an opportunity to explore the ins and outs of police vehicles, fire trucks, and ambulances. People also had the chance to speak with public safety personnel who protect and serve area communities. At the event, there was a large variety of fire trucks, EMS and police vehicles from the departments that serve the county.