Clarinda Police Report for Friday, Aug. 10th 2012


August 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers today (Friday) released a report of recent activity in his department. Brothers say 37-year old Tabitha Louise Hamilton, of Clarinda, was arrested Thursday evening, on an arrest warrant for fourth degree theft by means of shoplifting. The warrant was issued as the result of an investigation into a shoplifting incident at Alco last week. Hamilton was taken to the Page County Jail on held on $650 bond,  pending an initial appearance before the Page County Magistrate Court.

On Wednesday, August 8th police in Clarinda responded to a reported disturbance at the Maplewood Trailer Court on south 10th Street.  When officers arrived late that evening, a 16-year old white male juvenile who had been staying at the residence was creating a disturbance with other occupants. Officers were able to restore order and the juvenile was picked up by a relative.

The Clarinda P-D also investigated three incidents of vandalism this past week. On Wednesday, Joshua Bedsworth reported that a passenger door on a vehicle he owns had been kicked by a person and that the door sustained dent. Damage to the door is estimated at $100.00. The incident remains under investigation.

On Thursday, Clarinda resident Alan Schenck reported that someone had stolen a United States Flag and mounting pole from in front of a building that Schenck owns on north 15th Street, sometime between July 24-25th. The flag assembly’s estimated value is $50.00. The incident remains under investigation. That same day,Michael Worrell reported that someone had injected a substance believed to be super glue into the lock assembly of Worrell’s apartment on north 16th St. Damage to the lock assembly is estimated to be $25.00. That incident also remains under investigation.