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May 31ST Press Release 2023

May 31, 2023

On May 31, 2023, at 12:40 a.m., Norfolk Police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue for a disturbance.  When officers arrived, the adult male victim told officers that a male living at the residence had picked up a phone charging cord and threatened to choke him with it.  He identified the suspect as Daniel W. Vinson, 25, of Norfolk.  Officers then had contact with Vinson…

May 22nd Press Release 2023

May 22, 2023

On May 21, 2023, at 12:28 a.m., Norfolk Police were called to 309 N. 9th Street for the report of a disturbance.  The reporting party advised that their neighbor was screaming loudly at the tenants of another residence on Prospect Avenue.  He was yelling about people being naked.  Officers had contact with Joe A. Kleve, 63, of Norfolk, who was outside yelling and disturbing the neighbors.  Officers…

May 10TH Press Release 2023

May 10, 2023

Alcohol Compliance Checks
May 10, 2023

Compliance with alcohol laws is an important part of keeping our youth safe and healthy. In an
effort to verify compliance, Norfolk Police, with a grant provided by Healthy Communities
Initiative, occasionally checks local business to verify they are also doing their…

May 3rd Press Release 2023

May 03, 2023

On May 1, 2023, at 1:53 p.m., a Norfolk Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1300 block of Norfolk Avenue.  The officer had contact with the driver who was identified as Jazz M. Buttaro, 35, of Norfolk.  The vehicle had multiple bags inside it and the officer observed a handheld butane torch.  As the officer was writing a warning for the traffic violation,…

April 26th Press Release 2023

Apr 27, 2023

On April 26, 2023, at 8:40 p.m., Norfolk Police responded to a residence in the 900 block of South Chestnut and took an assault report from an adult female.  The female reported that the prior night, she and Jesse R. Batt, 22, of Norfolk were in an argument that escalated to Batt physically assaulting her.  She showed the officers her injuries and also reported that there was an infant present during…

April 19th Press Release 2023

Apr 19, 2023

On April 18, 2023, at 7:42 p.m., Norfolk Police responded to a physical disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of South 11th Street.  When officers arrived, they had contact with a 20-year old female that had fresh cuts to her arm and hand.  She explained that she and Alberto Rodriguez, 53, of Norfolk, were in an argument.  Rodriguez became more upset and advanced toward her with a knife in…

April 17th Press Release 2023

Apr 17, 2023

On April 16, 2023 at 10:13 p.m., Norfolk Police were called to a residence in the 900 block of S.15th Street for a domestic disturbance. The reporting party stated that a male had assaulted a female and that two children were present.  When officers arrived, they spoke to an adult female who stated that she had been gone for several hours and that when she returned, Yordanky Ramirez Tellez, 36,…

April 10th Press Release 2023

Apr 10, 2023

On April 8, 2023, at 4:18 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 400 block of West Bluff Avenue.  A vehicle driven by a seventeen-year-old male collided with a parked car.  Officers had contact with the juvenile and could smell alcohol coming from him.  He was requested to perform filed sobriety maneuvers but was non-compliant with completing these.  He was handcuffed and…

April 7th Press Release 2023

Apr 07, 2023

On April 6, 2023, at 11:10 p.m., Norfolk Police were called to a residence in the 400 block of S. 10th Street as Norman Ironthunder, 44, homeless, was there, and that he has active Madison County arrest warrants.  As officers arrived, they saw Ironthunder exit the residence. As the officers attempted contact, Itronthunder ran from them.  While running, he discarded a glass pipe from his pocket.…

March 23rd Press Release 2023

Mar 23, 2023

On March 23, 2023 at 12:05 a.m., Norfolk Police were called to a residence in the 300 block of South 13th Street for the report of a suspicious person knocking on the reporters door for over ten minutes. Officers located Trinidad Macias, 32, of Norfolk, standing next to his parked vehicle.  They spoke to him about the incident and driving to that location in his vehicle.  During this contact, officers…