Perry Police Reports Sept. 25

Staff Writer
Perry Chief

Sept. 15

Melissa M. Kroupa, 36, of Perry, was arrested on the 1200 block of Willis Ave., on a Dallas County warrant for driving while her license was suspended.

A woman called Perry dispatchers because she saw a fake heady by a propane tank on Park Street next to the Raccoon River. She told police she thought this was “very weird.” An officer arrived to the scene and saw the fake head. The head was lying on a pile of brush underneathe the bridge in the river. The head appeared to be a fake rubber head. The officer was not able to remove the head because it was too far down to reach with anything.

A little girl was sent to Dallas County Hospital because one of her grandmother’s stray cats bit her.

Sept. 16

Thomas R. Reece, 36, of Des Moines, was arrested for driving while barred on Highway 141.

Patrick J. Beuter, 56, of Minburn, was arrested after he arrived to his probation appointment with alcohol on his breath. Beuter is charged with second offense public intoxication.

Sept. 17

A woman went to the police station because someone has been stealing money out of laundry machines inside the an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Estella. She told police this has been going on for more than a year. Police looked at the laundry machines and locks. The officers didn’t notice any tampering. They installed cameras in the laundry room to see if anyone is tampering with the machines.

A woman called police because she saw a cream colored dog limping on Fourth Street. Police found the dog but did not get close to it. The dog had its leg caught in its collar then managed to get it unstuck. The dog appeared to be fine. It is unknown where the dog belongs.

A woman called police because she thinks someone took her medication from her house on the 1900 block of Second Street. She said her medication was hidden in her bedroom and now it was gone.

A bus driver called police because a driver went around the bus on the 900 block of 18th Street. When the car went around the bus it was unloading students. License information was given to an officer.

Police were made aware of another school bus violation. This incident happened at Perry Child Development Center, 920 18th St. The bus driver said a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee passed the bus while it was stopped with red lights flashing and the stop arm was out. License information was given to an officer.

A man called police because he saw someone break in his neighbor’s house on the 800 block of Fourth Street. At the time his neighbor wasn’t home. Police called the homeowner when he returned.

A female came to the police department to speak to an officer about harassment. Police learned the victim was being touched inappropriately by someone. The possible sexual abuse case is under investigation.

Sept. 18

A compliance warning was issued to Elvia Andrade, a resident on the 1500 block of Sixth Street, for noxious weeds.

A compliance warning was issued to Amparo Ruedas, a resident on the 1200 block of Fifth Street, for noxious weeds.

A compliance warning was issued to Barbara Lewis, a resident on the 1200 block of Sixth Street, for noxious weeds.

A compliance warning was issued to Troy Girffith, a resident on the 1300 block of West Second Street, for grass and weeds that exceed six inches in length.

A compliance warning was issued to Larry Saemisch, a resident on the 1500 block of Lucinda, for a couch and carpet outside.

A compliance warning was issued to Celsa Ponce, a resident on the 1500 block of Otley, for a washing machine beside the garage.

A compliance warning was issued to Jerry Richardson, a resident on the 1600 block of Fifth Street, for two couches and a box spring outside.

A compliance warning was issued to Amparo Ruedas, a resident on the 1200 block of Fifth Street, for a washing machine and junk outside.

A compliance warning was issued to Barb Laws, a resident on the 1800 block of Lucinda, for tire and boxes of junk in her yard.

Sept. 19

Police responded to multiple calls about a fight on the 1700 block of Otley Street around 5:30 p.m. A man threatened to “kick females’ ass.” The man who made the threats damaged the door of one of the female victim’s house and went inside. The man told her to stop texting him. She said she wasn’t texting him. She said someone was angry because the two had broke up in May. He said that he thinks she is seeing someone else. He left on his motorcycle before police arrived. The victim said she did not want to file charges on him.

Sept. 20

Jose C. Diaz-Corona, 53, of Perry, was arrested for driving under suspension. He was arrested on 10th Street and Lucinda.

Amber Ruiz, 21, of Perry, is charged with public intoxication first offense and interference with official acts. She was arrested on the 1400 block of Fifth Street at about 2 a.m.

Sept. 21

A man came into the lobby of the Perry Police Department and reported that items had been taken from his house that he has been working on. The house is located on the 1900 block of Sixth Street. The incident is under investigation.