Clarinda Police Blotter


July 20th, 2012 by admin

The Clarinda Police Department reports several incidents the past few days.

On Thursday charges in Page County District Court were filed against 23-year-old Lynn Elizabeth Chandler of Maryville, Missouri.  The charges stem from an incident that occurred that occurred in Clarinda during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 11, 2012.  Chandler was charged with felony drug possession, operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor interference with a police officer and misdemeanor providing false identification information to a police officer.  She is currently in custody in Nodaway County, Missouri on unrelated charges. Chandler’s bail on the charges stemming from the incident in Clarinda is presently set at $2,000. Chandler is awaiting extradition to Iowa.

That same day, the Clarinda Police Department reports 33-year-old Matthew Ronald Corey of Clarinda was arrested on a warrant from Adams County for a probation violation. He posted $1,000.00 bail a short time after being brought to the Page County Courthouse and was released pending additional court action in Adams County.

Also Thursday, the Clarinda Police Department says Darren McCollough of Clarinda reported that his apartment at 800 W. Tarkio St, apt. E-2 had been burglarized sometime during the late evening hours of Wednesday or early morning hours Thursday.  He reports a Sony PlayStation 3 game system with an estimated value of $320.00 had been taken from the apartment. There are no suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

On Wednesday, officials with the Clarinda Community Public School District reported the theft numerous Easton softball bats with an estimated value of $1,000.00. The theft occurred sometime between July 12-16th. The softball bats had been stored in a shed at the City of Clarinda baseball/softball field complex. There are no suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

On Tuesday, shortly after 1 AM, officers responded to the Timber Creek Apartment Complex in Clarinda to investigate a complaint of illegal use of fireworks.  Officers observed Hugo Navor Hernandez Cruz, Jr. detonating explosive devices. Charges are pending against Cruz, Jr.  in Page County Magistrate Court for misdemeanor illegal use of fireworks.