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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 27, 2014 POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. November 15 November 17 Vehicle Crash, Cherry Theft from Motor Ve- Parkway and Richard hicle, 700 block Mafred. George. Vehicle driven by Unknown person entered Thomas Biehn, Indianola, an unlocked vehicle and was struck by a vehicle removed property; report driven by Michael was made. Atkinson, Norwalk. A re- Theft from Motor Ve- port was made and for- hicle, 1700 block Parkhill warded to the Iowa De- Drive. Unknown person partment of Transporta- entered an unlocked ve- tion. hide and removed prop- November 16 erty; a report was made. Suspicious Acts, 5000 November 18 block Wakonda Drive. Dishxrbance, 1900block Unknown person entered Cedar Street. Officers re- several vehicles, but noth- sponded and spoke with ing was taken. Invesfiga- all parties involved. No tion made at the scene; re- charges were filed and a port was made. report was made. Suspicious Activity, Theft from Motor Ve- 1900 block Cedar Street. hide, 9000 block Oakwood Unknown person entered Drive. Unknown person a vehicle, but nothing was entered an unlocked ve- taken; report was made. hicle and removed prop- erty; a report was made. ,-- NORWALK POLICE CHIEF By Grog Staples A Thief's Christmas Wish List Have you ever wondered what a thief might have on their Christmas wish list or what their letter to Santa might look like? Dear Santa, I have been a good person this year. I made sure that when I stole something I took it from someone who made it easy for me. I only stole from unlocked cars and garages or took items left on the front lawn. All I wanted was their iPod, GPS, wallet or bike. I didn't want to break a car window or have to figure out how to get inside a locked house; luckily I did not have to. For Christmas this year please send me: Wallets in unlocked cars Bicycles in front yards Golf clubs in open garages Keys in unlocked vehicles I hope you enjoy the cookies; I found them in an un- locked car parked down the street. I'm sorry there is no milk; the house I went to was locked. Thanks, Johnny Thief Crime prevention is a key component of community policing. Community policing is predicated on the fact that the citizens of a community must take an active role in the response to the issues that the community is fac- ing. During this fall season, Norwalk has experienced a number of theft offenses involving items taken from unlocked cars. In fact, just last week at least five cars were entered into by unknown persons looking to steal. All of these cars were unlocked. People commit theft for a multitude of reasons. Some for the thrill of it or because it is easy, some to get money for drugs or alco- hol and some because they don't earn enough for the basic necessities of life, such as food and shelter. Theft crimes as the ones we are experiencing can be easily reduced or prevented. Locking our cars, homes or outdoor sheds is the quickest, most effective way to stop the thrill seeker from taking our valuables. To stop that person who is stealing because they need food or are addicted to drugs and alcohol, we can donate time, food and/or funds to the charitable organizations that provide the services and nourishment that is needed. When people have enough to eat or are in effective treat- ment programs AND we reduce the opportunities for easy theft, our incidents of crime will decrease. By working together, hopefully we can make this the worst Christmas ever for Johnny Thief. Please remember to Lock it or Lose it! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ACCIDENTS November 13 - 5:52 p.m.: Matthew Soto, 33, Indianola, exited Interstate 35 onto Hwy 92, traveling east. Due to construction, the intersection which is a divided four lane has been narrowed to a two lane road. Soto believed that a vehicle was driving the wrong direction in his lane moving west. He swerved to avoid what he thought was the wrong way vehi- cle. November 14 - 3:53 p.m.: Christina Palmer, 23, Pleasant Hill, was travel- ing northbound on Hwy 65/69. Kady Groen, 20, Spencer, was traveling northbound on Hwy 65/ 69. Groen attempted to change lanes coming into contact with Palmer. Groen stated she did not see Palmer. November 14 - 6:36 p.m.: Rita Cook, 26, Hub- bard, reported she hit a dog that was at large on R63 Hwy while traveling southbound. The owner of the dog lived nearby and was notified. November 15 - 2:50 p.m.: Multiple patrol and fire personnel vehicles with emergency lights ac- tivated were sitting along Hwy 65/69 in northbound west side lanes controlling traffic due to a previous accident with only the east side northbound lanes open. Traffic was moving at a slow pace and Briana Chabla, 20, Des Moines, rear-ended Chad Vanlen- nep, 40, Des Moines. November 15 - 3 p.m.: Unknown vehicle was sta- tionary in the northbound traffic lanes of Hwy 65/69 with its top lights on at- tempting to slow traffic, to keep traffic to the right and to keep fire department workers farther down the road, who were working another accident. Cam- eron Hinton, 18, Betten- doff, was traveling north- bound and was traveling too fast for conditions. He was in the passing lane and did not notice un- known vehicle. Hinton could not go into the right lane to miss unknown ve- hicle because there was another vehicle already there. He turned to the left in an attempt to miss un- known vehicle. The front right of Hinton's vehicle struck the right rear of un- known vehicle. Hinton went into the median and stopped. Martin Blount, 33, West Des Moines, was traveling behind Hinton and was traveling too fast for conditions. Blount claims to not see the un- known vehicle until it was too late. After Hinton struck the unknown vehi- cle, Blount rear-ended the unknown vehicle. Both vehicles (Blount and un- known vehicle) then went into the median. The driv- er and passenger of the unknown vehicle did go to the hospital with un- known possible injuries. Photos were taken. November 19 - 7:36 p.m.: Jeffrey Inman, 24, Moulton, was traveling northbound on 100th Av- enue in the 4000 block. In- man's driver's side tires left the roadway along the west ditch. He then came into contact with culvert at driveway of 4866 100th Avenue. He then ended up upside down on north side of driveway in west ditch. Activities ,t tho " NORWALK Monday, Dec. 1 Adult Night Out: Yarn Group, 5-8 p.m. This group meets the first Monday of each month and consists of individuals at all levels of expertise who spin, do drop- spindle, knit, crochet and anyone who does portable fi- ber art. Bring your own equipment, supplies and bever- age and a snack to share, if you wish. Tuesday, Dec. 2 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and par- ents attending with several children and lasts 25-30 minutes. Christmas @ The Library, 4-7 p.m. Visit with Santa, see a few of his live reindeer and have your photo taken! You can also enjoy a holiday craft, snacks and plenty of Christmas cheer! Wednesday, Dec. 3 (NAPS)--Adirty or clogged Take a Break, 10:30-11 a.m. For adults and kids of ear air filter can eauae con- all ages, drop by the library to talk with other adults taminants to beeome con- eentrated in the vehicle, says and see new library resources while the kids do literacy and sensory-based activities. April, for kindergarten through 4th grade. If you love Legos, stop at the library to build your own creation. The library provides all Legos and no registration is re- quired. Thursday, Dec. 4 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs RichWhite, executive direc- and movement activities for toddlers at this interactive, tot, Car Care Council. Its "Be energetic storytime! Lasts 20-25 minutes. Car Care Aware" campaign promotes the benefits of reg- ular vehicle care, mainte- nance and repair. I~arn more at www.carcare.org. 2351 Sunset Dr #101, Norwalk @ . 11 FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA FOR KIDS!!