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Friday, March 27, 2020

2:33 a.m. Report of an alarm in the 400 block of Harrison Ave. Checked secure.

3:49 a.m. An officer assisted the Howard County and Miami County Sheriff’s Departments with a vehicle pursuit in the area of S. Business 31/S. 200 W.

4:19 a.m. Report of an unwanted guest in the 400 block of E. Main St. A no-trespass warning was issued.

8:28 a.m. Report of a suspicious person in a tent behind a residence in the 100 block of W. 7th St. The officer spoke with two subjects in the tent with one living at the residence in question. Everything checked ok.

8:59 a.m. An officer assisted a citizen with a locked vehicle in the 400 block of E. 2nd St.

11:09 a.m. Report of a 911 hang-up in the 700 block of N. Broadway St. Assistance given.

11:56 a.m. Report of a traffic violation in the area of N. Chili Ave./Euclid Ave. Unable to locate.

12:00 p.m. Report of a parking complaint in the 600 block of Madison Ave. Upon arrival it was found that Peru Utilities were trimming limbs in the alleyway. Everything checked ok.

12:42 p.m. An officer at the Peru Police Department spoke with an individual in reference to an assault that had occurred at an earlier date. Assistance given.

12:50 p.m. Report of a juvenile problem in the 400 block of Harrison Ave. No further information provided.

1:17 p.m. Officers assisted with a civil issue in the 500 block of E. Main St.

1:50 p.m. Report of a reckless driver in the area of W. Main St./S. Broadway St. The officer located the vehicle in question parked and unoccupied in front of a residence. Assistance given.

2:00 p.m. Report of a vehicle struck overnight in the 600 block of Madison Ave. Local crash report completed.

2:57 p.m. Report of a possible domestic disturbance in the 500 block of W. Main St. Officers checked the area and spoke with the complainant. Report taken.

4:41 p.m. Report of the theft of a cell phone and charger in the 600 block of Woodburn Green Dr. Suspect noted.

6:20 p.m. Report of a two-vehicle property damage collision in the 100 block of E. 2nd St. No further information provided.

6:27 p.m. Report of a disabled vehicle in the area of W. Riverside Dr./S. Broadway Ave. Checked ok.

6:49 p.m. An officer took the report of a runaway juvenile in the 200 block of W. 7th St. Assistance given.

7:47 p.m. Report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Blackhawk Ct. Assistance given.

7:57 p.m. Report of a welfare check in the 400 block of E. 3rd St. Assistance given.

8:08 p.m. Report of a possible overdose in the 500 block of E. 2nd St. No further information provided.

8:17 p.m. Report of a juvenile problem in the 200 block of W. 8th St. No further information provided.

10:03 p.m. An escort was provided in the 800 block of N. Broadway St.

10:48 p.m. Report of a suspicious male in the 10 block of E. Franklin St. Extra patrol requested.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2:45 a.m. Extra patrol was provided in the 60 block of N. Huntington St.

4:30 a.m. Report of a suspicious person in the 60 block of N. Broadway St. No further information provided.

4:51 a.m. Report of a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle at the gas pumps at JJ’s Pit Stop on N. Broadway St. The complainant advised that the vehicle parked, and no one got in or out. The officer spoke with the driver who advised that they were counting change to purchase items from the store.

5:24 a.m. Report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of Apache Dr. The complainant advised that they returned to their residence and a door that should not have been locked was now locked. The residence was checked by the officer. No one was located inside.

7:51 a.m. Report of an alarm in the 20 block of Washington Ave. Building cleared. Checked ok.

8:05 a.m. Report of harassment in the 500 block of Longview Dr. The subject was located and was found to have an active warrant out of Miami County. Bobby D. Olinger, of Peru, was taken into custody on a Miami County Warrant for Harassment.

8:33 a.m. Report of a burglary in the 50 block of Strawtown Pike. The investigation led to an arrest. Daniel J. Buffington, 38, of Peru, was arrested on charges of Burglary of a Non-Dwelling, and Possession of Stolen Property.

10:23 a.m. Report of trespassing in the 1 block of Center St. The complainant advised that there was someone inside an abandoned trailer. Officers found the back door unlocked. The trailer was cleared, and everything checked ok. Assistance given.

11:41 a.m. Report of a 911 hang-up in the 900 block of W. Main St. Central Dispatch was unsure of the exact location of the call. The officer checked the area and everything appeared to check ok. Assistance given.

1:29 p.m. An officer took the report of harassment in the 200 block of W. 3rd St. Assistance given.

2:04 p.m. An officer took the report of a theft in the 600 block of Monroe Ave. Assistance given.

2:11 p.m. An officer assisted a citizen with a locked vehicle at Dairy Queen on N. Broadway St.

4:47 p.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Broadway St./Daniel St. Verbal warning issued.

6:00 p.m. Report of a minor property damage accident at Harvey Hinklemeyers on E. 8th St. No further information provided.

7:19 p.m. Report of an audible alarm in the area of Wayne St./E. Main St. An officer spoke with the owner of the residence who stated that the high pitch alarm was to keep the neighbor’s dog off their lawn.

7:30 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of W. 2nd St. The complainant advised that they thought drugs might be involved and thought it was suspicious. The officers spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, they stated that they were talking in the car due to their parent not wanting company in the house. Everything checked ok.

7:35 p.m. K9 Deployment in the 200 block of W. 2nd St. Assisted with suspicious vehicle call.

8:57 p.m. Report of a suspicious bag left outside of the Dollar General on W. Main St. The bag contained fried chicken and was disposed of properly.

10:26 p.m. An officer assisted the Miami County Sheriff’s Department with a traffic stop in the 400 block of Adams Ave.

10:28 p.m. Report of a female subject walking and yelling in the 700 block of E. Main St. Unable to locate.

10:44 p.m. Traffic stop in the area of N. Lindy St./Harrison Ave. James D. Bellar, 32, of Peru, was arrested on two Miami County Warrants (1) Burglary (2) Theft. Kelli Runkel, 30, of Peru, was arrested on two Miami County Warrants (1) Burglary (2) Theft.

11:09 p.m. Report of a parking problem in the 300 block of W. Main St. Written warning issued.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

1:30 p.m. An officer provided stand-by service for a civil issue in the 300 block of E. 3rd St.

7:29 a.m. Report of a loud music complaint in the 100 block of E. 2nd St. The officer arrived at the residence where a male was in the backyard playing music extremely loudly. The male appeared to be intoxicated and refused to speak with the officer. The music was turned down and the male subject went inside. No further action taken at this time. Assistance given.

8:19 a.m. Report of a 911 hang-up in the 900 block of W. Main St. Accidental dial. Checked ok.

9:36 a.m. Officers assisted with a medical call in the 300 block of W. 6th St.

10:54 a.m. An officer stood by while the Street Department cleared debris from the roadway in the 1 block of Logan St.

10:58 a.m. An officer stood by while the Street Department cleared debris from the roadway in the area of S. Hood St./W. Main St.

11:24 a.m. An officer spoke with a caller who had concerns regarding vehicles parked in the lot at the old Kmart W. Main St. The officer advised that the vehicles would have to be towed at the expense of the property owner.

11:37 a.m. Officers assisted the Peru Street Department with low hanging street light due to high winds in the area of S. Wabash St./E. Main St.

12:16 p.m. Report of a traffic hazard in the area of W. 100 N./N. US Route 31. No further information provided.

12:35 p.m. Report of a power outage due to high winds in the 1100 block of Veach’s Ct. Area checked ok.

12:36 p.m. Report of an alarm at the Beacon Credit Union on W. Main St. Checked secure.

1:09 p.m. Report of a large tree branch in the roadway in the area of E. State Road 124/Wallace Ave. The Street Department was on scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

1:55 p.m. An officer spoke with NS Railroad in reference to a train that was causing the stop arms to remain down in the area of N. Chili Ave./E. 9th St. Several vehicles were given verbal warnings about crossing the tracks with the stop arm down. The railroad advised that they would move the train enough to clear the circuit.

2:11 p.m. An officer answered questions for a citizen at Dukes Memorial Hospital regarding non-essential travel.

2:23 p.m. Officers at the Peru Police Department spoke with an individual regarding a civil issue. The subject was advised to contact the courts if they could not come to an agreement with the other party.

3:08 p.m. Report of an abandoned vehicle in the area of W. Main St./S. Broadway St. The officer provided emergency lighting while the vehicle was pushed out of the roadway.

4:27 p.m. Report of a counterfeit $20 bill at Burger King on N. Broadway St. The business did not wish to make a formal complaint at this time.

4:29 p.m. Report of an individual at Dollar General on E. Washington St. who was asking other customers to purchase items for them. The officer spoke with the subject who denied asking people to buy them things. The subject did say a woman gave them a pack of cigarettes for helping her with her purchases. The subject said that they are homeless but are trying to get back to Kokomo. The subject left the property traveling toward Oakdale. The officer told them that Kokomo was south of Peru. The subject said they wanted to take the back roads.

5:06 p.m. Report of a welfare check in the 200 block of W. 10th St. The officer was unable to contact the subject.

6:45 p.m. Report of a welfare check in the 200 block of W. 9th St. Assistance given.

6:46 p.m. Report of a wallet found in the trash behind a residence in the 100 block of E. 5th St. The item was returned to the owner.

8:01 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Rosewood Dr. Issue addressed.

8:45 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 50 block of E. 6th St. Issue addressed.

9:57 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Jackson Ave. Issue addressed.

10:39 p.m. An escort was provided in the 800 block of N. Broadway St.

10:53 p.m. An officer provided stand-by service at a residence in the 200 block of W. 12th St.

11:14 p.m. Report of a fight in the 300 block of E. 3rd St. Upon the arrival of law enforcement, the suspect had left the area. The complainant did not wish to press charges.