OTTUMWA – On Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a disturbance at the Quincy Place Mall located at 1110 N. Quincy. Further reports indicated that an older, male subject attempted to leave with someone’s child and a Good Samaritan was detaining the subject.
Officers arrived on scene and began an investigation. During the investigation the subject was identified and it was discovered that the subject did NOT forcefully take “possession” of any child. However, the subject verbally stated he wanted a child and gestured as if he would grab the child. It was also discovered that the subject suffers from advanced mental illnesses creating diminished capacity.
This subject was detained and medical services were sought. This investigation is on-going and no criminal charges have been filed at this time.