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  • Police chief was slow to address ‘problem officer’

    The first police officer Brad Burke hired after he was promoted to chief of the Carroll Police Department in 2015 was Jacob Smith, who, public records show, had been fired from his previous police job, in part, for engaging in a Facebook conversation with a 16-year-old girl while he was on duty.

  • Council calls off meeting on police chief’s job performance

    A closed City Council meeting scheduled Monday evening, evidently to privately discuss Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke’s job performance, was called off after Burke and members of the public showed up to protest what they described as unfair secrecy on the part of city officials.

  • Judge dismisses former officer’s lawsuit against Daily Times Herald

    The Daily Times Herald’s account of what led a former Carroll police officer to resign under the threat of termination in July 2017 was accurate, a district judge ruled Monday when he dismissed the officer’s lawsuit against the newspaper and its reporter Jared Strong.

  • City questions funding of communications center

    Carroll city and county leaders have agreed to discuss whether Carroll city residents are unfairly taxed, under a 30-year-old agreement, to fund the communications center that handles the county’s 911 calls.

  • Carroll police officers gave several hundred dollars to repair the vehicle of the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead early this month.

  • CARROLL’S FOUR-LEGGED OFFICERS

    In a darkened, chilly house, a man slips through a hole in the floor to hide.

    The cops are looking for him, but it’s dark, and he’s out of sight.

    Then, suddenly, a shout — a young, strong dog has him by the leg.

  • Chief: Fired officer bred toxic morale

    If Sandy March — a recently fired Carroll police officer who had patrolled the town’s streets for 18 years — is reinstated to her post, other officers would grow increasingly insubordinate, the police chief said during March’s termination appeal hearing on Tuesday.

  • Chief: Officer violated ‘last chance agreement’

    A longtime Carroll police officer was fired for insubordination in January after she violated department policy several times.

  • Longtime police officer is fired

    A patrol officer who had worked for the Carroll Police Department for more than 18 years was fired last month for reasons that have not yet been publicly disclosed.

  • A question of legality

    Every morning, Jacky Sklenar bends down to administer an oil to her 10-year-old son, Nolan, to fend off the seizures that had wracked his body every day for three years.

  • A Greene County emergency dispatcher resigned late last month for concealing a report that a deputy sheriff drove from Wild Rose Casino in his pickup truck after he was intoxicated and bartenders there refused to serve him more alcohol.

  • A Carroll husband and wife were arrested last week after lab tests confirmed they had methamphetamine and marijuana in their house just north of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and school, according to court records.
  • A 36-year-old Audubon woman urinated in her pants at a convenience store Saturday night and later attacked a police officer and “yelled rape and other outlandish statements,” according to a criminal complaint.
  • A 35-year-old Carroll woman faces felony drug and theft charges after someone found a bag of methamphetamine she allegedly dropped at an Ames Kum & Go, court records show.
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