Clarinda Police investigate school bus vandalism/Chase armed harassment suspect


July 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Clarinda are investigating an incident of vandalism perpetrated on an SUV owned by the Clarinda School District. Chief Keith Brothers said Sunday, that officers were called to the Central Office parking lot on East Nodaway Street, Saturday, to investigate a broken door glass on a 1997 Chevy Suburban. The damage was estimated at $250. Officials have no suspects at this time.

Brothers reports also, the arrest early Sunday morning, of 29-year old Edward Dawayne Mayes, of Clarinda. Mays was taken into custody at around 1-a.m., on a charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI), 1st offense. Mayes was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond, pending an appearance before the Magistrate.

Also arrested Sunday morning, was 23-year old Joseph Cody Foster, of Shambaugh. Foster was arrested after officers in Clarinda attempted to speak with him about an incident of harassment. Police Chief Keith Brothers says officers responded to the Clarinda Regional Health Center just after 9-a.m., Sunday, following a report an employee at the facility was being harassed.

Officers located Foster in the area of the Health Center, operating a 2000 Ford Taurus. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Foster failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. Foster proceeded south on U.S. Hwy. 71 to 511 West Street, Shambaugh where he surrendered to officers.

Foster was taken into custody and charged with going armed with intent, carrying dangerous weapons, eluding a law enforcement vehicle, harassment in the first degree, driving with a suspended license and some additional traffic infractions. The man was taken to the Page County Jail where he was held without bail, pending an initial appearance before a Page County Magistrate. The Clarinda Police Department was assisted in covering the incident by the Page County Sheriff’s Department. The incident remains under investigation and is being submitted to the Page County Attorney’s Office for review and the filing of formal charges.