Norfolk Police Report Busy Weekend with 118 Calls, Multiple Arrests

Norfolk Police responded to 118 calls, making multiple arrests for DUI, reckless driving, and public indecency. A notable incident involved a hit-and-run accident, leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Damien Perry on multiple charges.

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Norfolk Police Report Busy Weekend with 118 Calls, Multiple Arrests

Norfolk Police Report Busy Weekend with 118 Calls, Multiple Arrests

The Norfolk Police Division had a hectic weekend, responding to 118 calls and making multiple arrests from Friday to Sunday. The arrests included charges of DUI, reckless driving, and public indecency.

Why this matters: This surge in police activity highlights the ongoing struggle to maintain public safety and enforce laws in the community. It also underscores the need for continued support and resources for law enforcement agencies to effectively respond to a high volume of incidents.

One notable incident occurred on Sunday at 1:13 p.m., when officers investigated a hit-and-run accident in the 100 block of Norfolk Avenue. A parked pickup truck was forcefully struck and pushed over the curb. A witness provided a photo of the suspect vehicle, which was later reported to be driving recklessly near the intersection of Eighth Street and Michigan Avenue.

Officers located the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as 27-year-old Damien Perry of Norfolk. Upon approaching Perry's car, officers detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. They also observed a burnt marijuana cigar blunt in Perry's lap and noted his bloodshot eyes and difficulty holding a conversation.

Perry was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence of drugs, and possession of a controlled substance. A search of his vehicle revealed several marijuana blunts and a container with pills that tested positive for MDMA/Ecstasy. He was taken into custody and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.

In addition to the police activity, the Norfolk Fire and Rescue unit had a busy weekend as well, responding to 25 calls and transporting 17 individuals to Faith Regional Health Services. No further details were provided about the nature of the Fire and Rescue calls or the incidents that required transportation to the hospital.

The weekend's events underscore the ongoing efforts of Norfolk's emergency services to maintain public safety and respond to a wide range of incidents. As the Norfolk Police Division and Fire and Rescue unit continue their work, the community remains grateful for their dedication and service.

Key Takeaways

  • Norfolk Police responded to 118 calls and made multiple arrests from Friday to Sunday.
  • Arrests included charges of DUI, reckless driving, and public indecency.
  • A 27-year-old man was arrested for hit-and-run, DUI, and possession of controlled substances.
  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to 25 calls and transported 17 individuals to the hospital.
  • The weekend's events highlight the importance of supporting local emergency services.