resident upset with police work
An Osgood resident and business owner expressed his displeasure
with the Osgood Police Department regarding a recent theft at his
business at the regular Osgood Town Council meeting on Tuesday,
Keith Bobb, owner of Stuff For Sale, explained that his business
was broken into sometime during the weekend of June 12. According
to Bobb, several hundred dollars was stolen from the cash drawers.
He explained that when he called the police department, he was unable
to reach Marshal Hegge and that the incident was handled by a deputy
of the Ripley County Sheriffs Office. He said that his request
for Marshal Hegges cell phone number was refused.
Marshal Hegge explained that he was out of town visiting family
that weekend, which was his regular time off. He noted that he was
contacted by the Ripley County dispatch asking how he wanted the
Hegge explained that he was several hours away and requested the
sheriffs office handle the call. Upon his return to work,
Marshal Hegge was unable to receive a copy of the report due to
the deputy who handled the case not being in his office.
Marshal Hegge assured Bobb that he has spoken to several merchants
regarding the matter and does have some leads in the case. The marshal
noted he was unsure which department would be handling the case
since he had not had communication with the county deputy as of
In other business, the council unanimously approved to reduce the
speed limit on Olive Street to 20 mph due to several complaints
about speeding traffic. The intersection of Olive and Columbia will
be a four-way stop. An ordinance will be prepared by the town attorney
for approval at the next meeting.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held
on Tuesday, July 13 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Osgood Town Hall.