County Sheriff

— A Clarkson Road, Rogers, woman reported at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday her neighbor had free roaming chickens, which keep coming into her yard and property, leaving feces behind and clawing up the ground around her bird feeders damaging the yard. Deputies spoke to the owner of the chickens about laws concerning animals running at large and explaining that his chickens fell under the statute. He politely agreed to take care of the problem and pen them.

Highway Patrol

— Clinton F. Young, 53, of Lisbon, was driving on Old Route 154 in Elkrun Township when his Ford F-150 pickup truck caught fire at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday.

— Chase E. McCanna, 39, of Rogers, was approaching the stop sign on Pine Hollow Road at state Route 7 in Middleton Township when the brakes in his car gave out and his car went through the intersection and overturned at 8:52 a.m. Monday. McCanna said he had just purchased the 1984 Lincoln Continental, which had not been driven in 18 years, and was taking it home to work on. The troopers found the brakes were not working and cited McCanna for driving an unsafe vehicle and driving under suspension.


— Officers and fire department medics responded at 10:11 p.m. Wednesday to Smith Center on East Fourth Street for a building medical alarm, discovering it was coming from a particular apartment. Police were advised nothing was needed.

— Police at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday spoke with a female juvenile, along with her father’s girlfriend, at the station regarding harassment by a possible known male sending unwanted messages on her social media account. She blocked him but she believed the male made up a new account to message her again. Officers contacted the alleged suspect and told him to have no contact with her. He said he had not sent her messages but agreed not to contact her.

— Police responded to the 900 block of South Avenue at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday to check the well-being of an elderly couple at the request of their son. His sister met police at the front door and told officers everybody was fine at the residence.

— A caller at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday reported an unknown suspicious male standing in his driveway in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. Officers spoke to the male who said he was looking for his friend’s house but could not provide the address or the name of his friend. He was told to grab his belongings and leave.

— A dispute was reported at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of South Madison. Police learned it was a civil matter over one person wanting to gather their property and leave and the other person not allowing them into the residence. Officers explained the situation to the homeowner multiple times before leaving.

— A 911 hangup call was reported at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Franklin, but a resident said nobody called.

— Police were called at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday to Jennings for a mental health patient in need of an evaluation because she was striking herself and others and was off on her medication and meals. She was taken to SRMC.

— A caller at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday said a person he knows was inside his apartment in the 800 block of West Pershing causing issues. He wanted her to leave. An officer spoke to her and she agreed to leave.

— Officers in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday saw where someone illegally dumped furniture along the road.

— Barking dogs were reported at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of West Pershing. Police could hear several dogs barking inside a residence, but no one was home. They planned to check back.


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