Monticello man reports stolen Harley-Davidson
During the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 24, Monticello Police Officer William West was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of W. Union Street in response to a stolen vehicle.
When the officer arrived at the scene, he immediately made contact with a male subject who reported the theft of his 2014 Harley-Davidson trike style motorcycle.
According to West’s official report, the man stated that he had received a call from “Jason, the service manager at Landers Harley Davidson, who told him that he would be sending a truck to pick up the trike for a recall service on October 24.” The male victim said that he had received the service call and told “Jason that the key would be in the trike if he wasn’t home.”
He continued to inform the officer that it was on Saturday, Oct. 19 that he first realized that the trike was gone from his home.
“I thought Landers had come and gotten it,” he said. “I had talked to Jason about them picking it up and then on Saturday when I came home the trike was gone.”
It wasn’t until the following Wednesday (Oct. 23), when the victim received another call from Jason and the service department about scheduling a pick up on the trike for the next day, that he realized the bike had been stolen.
As of press time there was no further information on the ongoing investigation.
<strong>City attorney’s office vandalized</strong>
On the morning of Friday, Oct. 25, the 911-dispatcher received a call from the Barton Law Office, located in the 100 block of W. Oakland Street, about a vandalism.
Monticello Police Officer Ben Michel was dispatched to the scene and immediately made contact with a female employee of the firm. She told the officer that when she arrived at the office that morning, she noticed an approximate 10’X10’ section of the west wall had been covered with graffiti.
In his official report, Michel describes the graffiti as being “a stick figure with the words ‘Dance puppet dance’ and ‘Catch me if you can’ painted in red on the side of the building. The word “Smearale” was also written on the building in two places.
As of press time the MPD has no suspects in connection with the crime.
<strong>Dog bite leads to man’s arrest on unrelated warrant</strong>
On Friday, Oct. 25, Monticello Police Officer Casey Pippin was dispatched to a home in the 1400 block of East Jackson Street for a reported dog bite.
Upon arrival on the scene the officer made contact with a female victim who “had been bitten by two dogs” in the area. As the officer was assisting the woman, he noted that she had multiple puncture wounds on the front and back of her leg. Her identification information was recorded and the woman opted to drive herself to the hospital.
Before leaving the scene, the woman told the officer that she arrived at the location for a “scheduled home visit.” In her statement, she said that “as she was approaching the residence, two dogs charged her unrestrained.”
The owner of the dogs, later identified as Huey Zane Brooks, 43, of Monticello, agreed with the woman’s statement and admitted to the officer that the dogs were indeed unrestrained.
The dog catcher was called and upon arrival detained the animals, which will be held for 10 days for evaluation due to the fact that the owner (Brooks) could not provide proof of rabies and other vaccinations.
Brooks was charged with leash law and violation of city ordinance 494. He was also arrested on an unrelated warrant.