MPD Blotter July 13 – July 19, 2020


Madrid Police Contact Numbers:

Emergency – 911

Dispatch (Primary) – 515-433-0527

Police Department – 515-795-3113

Police Cell Phone – 515-795-6166



Officer spoke to an out of town subject, reference wanting a civil stand-by when he comes to town to pick up his vehicle from the local tow service. He stated that he received an aggressive voicemail and does not want any issues when he picks it up. Officer informed him to stop at the police department when he got to town and we would assist in any way possible.

Officer returned a call to a Madrid resident reference needing finger prints for a job-related background check.

Officer assisted with a funeral procession.

Officer received a call of two vehicles driving fast around the elementary school.  Caller stated that the same two left the jobsite on Friday driving very careless.  Officer made contact with the two workers and asked them to keep the driving under control.  They both apologized and stated that there would be no further issues.

Officer finger printed a Madrid resident for a job-related background check.

Officer assisted a Madrid resident with a possible scam.  It turned out to be a real service.  Officer called and walked him through the process to cancel the account and get his refund.

Officer responded to a call of a Madrid resident thinking of harming herself.  Officer gave subject a ride to BCH for an evaluation.

Officer received a complaint from a concerned citizen about a dog being caught up on its chain, Officer attempted to reach homeowner with no luck. Officer untied the chain so dog had free reign of the yard again.


Officer spoke to a Madrid resident who had a few issues with his neighbor, reference property line issues.  Subject had his yard surveyed and showed the officer the new marker pins.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a car vs deer accident that her son had last night on Highway 17, North of Madrid.  Officer gave her the contact number for the sheriff’s department since it occurred in the county.

Officer finger printed a subject for a job related background check.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident on East 1st Street, after receiving a complaint from their neighbor, reference a junk vehicle.  Officer spoke to the owner of the vehicle along with her mother who is going through chemo and fighting cancer.  Officer gave them as much time as they needed to have the vehicle removed and told them to call if they needed any assistance, and that fighting her illness was much more important.  The vehicle is behind a wooden fence and can barely be seen from the roadway.  Officer will follow up on the complaint at a later time.

Officer received a complaint about an abandoned RV. Officer made contact with the owner and they are going to make arrangements to move it tomorrow.

Officer received a phone call about a Madrid resident wanting to trespass a subject from her property. Officer made contact with the suspect and advised he is not allowed on the property or will be cited for trespass.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire with a house fire in the 600 block of South Market Street.

Officer performed a welfare check at County Line Trailer Courts #3.


Officer was dispatched to a vehicle unlock in the 600 block of South Water Street.  Officer unlocked the vehicle without incident.

Officer tagged a vehicle in the 200 block of South Green Street for parked on the wrong side of the roadway and lengthy parking. Officer left a message with a family member of the owner that it would be towed in 72 hours if it was not removed.

Officer took a complaint from a Madrid resident about a trespasser, Officer made contact with the suspect and advised him of trespassing laws.

Officer inspected a child seat restraint at owner’s request and showed them the proper way to install.


Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a court case dealing with a Madrid PD criminal charge.

Officer spoke to an employee working on a construction project in the area, who reported East of town that the bikes were all running the stop sign, and almost caused a huge accident.  Officer informed him that it was in the county and that we had the same issues occurring in the city on Highway 17.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue with a medical call in the 400 block of East 9th Street.

Officer assisted a juvenile male that had wrecked his bike on west 22nd Street.  Officer spoke to the child’s mother and followed him home.

Officer stopped two vehicles downtown. It was determined that both vehicles had minors out past curfew. Officer issued a warning for that and another traffic violation.


Officer responded to the elementary school for a smoke alarm. Determined to be false alarm.

Officer emailed paperwork to IDOT reference an OWI arrest.

Officer met with a Madrid resident who turned in a lost and found electronic from downtown.  Item can be claimed at the Madrid Police Department.

Officer returned a call reference a Madrid resident having issues with her ex.

Officer returned a call to an out of town subject reference questions pertaining to an event in town.

Officer stopped and spoke to several juveniles from Perry, that were on the bike trail.  Officer warned the kids that it was almost curfew.  They loaded up and headed home.


Officer received a found wallet. The license inside is for a male from Florida.

Officer assisted with security at Madrid Kickfest

Officer assisted county with a report of a reckless driver north of Madrid heading towards Luther. 


Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue with a medical call on South Market Street.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue with medical at High Trestle Bridge.

Officer dispatched for a reckless driver heading towards Madrid. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue with an unattended death in the 600 block of Washington Street.