Theft and other investigations underway in Clarinda


November 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department is keeping busy these days, investigating reported incidents of theft. Chief Keith Brothers says on Wednesday, November 7th, the Kum & Go Convenience store in Clarinda reported a gas drive off amounting to just over $35. That same day, Clarinda resident Michael Foster reported the theft of a Lenox 3 ton air conditioning unit and 4 bin stainless steel buffet table from the rear of a business owned by Foster located at 215 South 16th Street. The loss was estimated at $3,800.

On Monday, November 5th, Mikayla Westover, of Clarinda reported to Police that a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier she owned had been tampered with while the vehicle was parked in the 300 block on N. 11th Street. Officials say it appeared a white granular substance had been poured into the gas tank. The incident occurred sometime during November 2-5th.  There is no damage estimate available. Also on Monday, Rodney Johnston, of Clarinda reported that a chainsaw and case valued at $250was stolen from the bed of Johnston’s truck while it was parked in the Hy-Vee Food Store parking lot.

And, on Saturday, November 3rd, Griff Taylor, of New Market, reported his identity had been fraudulently used at the Akin Building Center in Clarinda to purchase approximately $2,700 of building and construction supplies.

All of the incidents remain under investigation by the Clarinda Police Department, with the Page County Sheriff’s Department  assisting in the identity theft investigation.