Friday, January 15, 2010

Police: Rape, abduction reports unfounded

MARION — Local authorities issued a statement Monday regarding a false report circulating about a crime committed in Marion.

The statement was in regards to the Marion Police Department receiving numerous text message inquires about an abduction and rape that had occurred over the weekend..

“The Marion Police Department knows of no such crimes that were committed in the downtown area in the recent past,” states Maj. Bill Collins in the press release.

Police are investigating an incident involving an intoxicated female found wandering around Sunday morning. However, the case is not related to any rape or abduction crimes.

The department issued the statement because “it did not want needless feelings of unease by the citizens of Marion.

Thanks to one of our posters for the tip.