Marshalltown Police Department
On Monday, a person associated with the American Best Value Inn, 18 E. Berle Rd., reported the theft of a 28 inch Sylvania TV from one of the rooms. Estimated value of loss was $150.
On Monday, Craig Thomas Means, 3202 S. 12th St. Lot #203, reported the theft of a Mossberg 500 firearm which was later found pawned. Estimated value of loss was $325.
On Sunday, a car driven by Sheryl Jeanean Moyer, 3202 S. 12th St. Lot #137, was eastbound in the 1100 block of Westwood Drive when it struck a deer that ran out in front of the car. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Moyer car was estimated at $4,000.
On Sunday, a Jeep Grand Cherokee legally parked on East State Street was struck by a hit and run vehicle. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Cherokee was estimated at $2,000.
On Saturday, a car driven by Gustavo A. Diaz, 106 W. Boone St., was southbound in the 400 block of South Second Street when it went through the stop sign at the intersection with West Madison Street and into the path of a vehicle driven by Blair Kevin Miller, 1822 Wiese Garden Rd., and the two collided. The Diaz car left the scene after the collision. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Diaz car was estimated at $4,000 while the Miller vehicle received an estimated $5,000 in damage.
On Friday, a car driven by Javier Cisneros Lemus, 806 May St., was northbound on South Center Street in the outside lane that exits into Hy-Vee when the driver changed his mind and changed lanes colliding with a vehicle driven by Salvador Cabrera, 811 E. Anson St., which was traveling north in the inside lane of South Center Street. No injuries were reported. Lemus was cited for operating while intoxicated. Damage to the Lemus car was estimated at $700 while the Cabrera vehicle received an estimated $1,500 in damage.
On Friday, a car driven by Drayton Gray Lents, 2001 Westwood Dr., was southbound on South Center Street when it collided with the rear of a school bus driven by Carl Allen Balmer, 3717 Governor Rd., which was slowing to make a right turn onto Cherry Street. No injuries were reported. Lents was cited for failure to stop in an assured distance. Damage to the Lents car was estimated at $4,000.
On Friday, a minivan driven by Edwin Lynn Spence, 310 Wauconda Rd., was northbound on Wauconda Road when it struck Ted Piscitelli, 406 Wauconda Rd., who was snowblowing his driveway and had back into the street to turn the snowblower. Spence assisted Piscitelli into his residence and exchanged information with him. Piscitelli was taken to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center by a private individual. No citations were issued.
On Feb. 21, a car driven by Bartholomew Duane Hazen, 423 Swayze St., was eastbound in the 200 block of West High Street when it struck pedestrian Troy David Laughlin, 910 S. 2nd Ave., which was walking easterly on the road. Blowing snow made visibility poor and cell phone use was a contributing factor. Laughlin was thrown onto the hood, through the windshield and off onto the south side of the car. Laughlin was treated by the Marshall County Paramedics at the scene and then transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Damage to the Hazen car was estimated at $900.
On Feb. 17, a pickup driven by Jacob Tyler Manship, of Eldora, was exiting a parking spot in a parking lot in the 10 block of East State Street when it collided with a legally parked minivan and left the scene without giving information. No injuries were reported. Manship was cited for striking unattended vehicle. Damage to the Manship pickup was estimated at $300 while the minivan received an estimated $4,000.
On Tuesday, a car driven by Thomas Walter Palmer Jr., 121 S. 10th St., was eastbound on Lincoln Way when it attempted to slow coming down the incline to 12th Street, went out of control, spun around and during the spin struck pedestrian, Taylor Claridge, of Tucson, Ariz., and mail box owned by CIRSI, 1207 Lincoln Way. Claridge refused medical treatment and walked away from the incident. Palmer was cited for operation without registration and no insurance. Damage to the Palmer car was estimated at $500 while the CIRSI mailbox received an estimated $150 in damage.