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Out-of-state magazine sales people arrested in Mason City

MASON CITY – Tuesday night, around 4:30 pm, Mason City police started receiving complaints about adults selling magazine subscriptions and requesting donations for their organization – Midwest Circulations, LLC. Officers located several salespeople who were from out of state. They were arrested for soliciting without a permit (city ordinance) and jailed.

City ordinance requires all non-profit transient merchants and solicitors to apply for a vending permit before soliciting. Mason City police indicated that they have had recurrent issues over the years with a van dropping salespeople from out of state off in neighborhoods, usually after normal business hours or on weekends. These salespeople typically solicit as much as they can in a short time and are off to a new city by the next day.

There was no immediate word if these people had joined the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.

“As far as the validity of this organization, I have no specific comment,” said Captain Mike McKelvey. “There is no address or phone number on the sales brochures the peddlers were using. One of the complaints we received is that the salespeople were not issuing receipts so people who purchased subscriptions may not have any info to attempt to contact the company. These people may want to contact their banks to determine if placing a stop on their checks is prudent.”

The names of those arrested by Mason City police are: Jessica Garcia; Montrell Wright; Noah Jordan; and Talyce Patterson.

Garcia, Jessica
Jessica Garcia
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
Wright, Montrell Obron
Montrell Wright
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
Jordan, Noah Jackson
Jordan, Noah Jackson
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
Patterson, Talyce Leerayne
Patterson, Talyce Leerayne
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

Also arrested in North Iowa but not by MCPD for peddling were:

Foster, Brittany Ann
Foster, Brittany Ann
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
Friend, Jayla Marie
Friend, Jayla Marie
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

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lol sales people….

Three African Americans ran up to my 18 yo daughter in CL and tried to sell her magazine subscriptions while she was attempting to get into her car and when she politely declined to purchase any one of the young men tried to give her a hug. When my daughter backed away to avoid the hug from the stranger the young man played the race card. My daughter simply stated his color had nothing to do with it, but that she doesn’t hug strangers.

The guy that came to my door showed me his permit. I thought it was strange that when he saw my NRA sticker on my door he thought it meant National Relief Association. I did tell him that every time he left a house or another like him the police are called, he stated that he was already taken in for questioning and released.

There is another bunch going around claiming they are from Direct T.V. The logo on their shirts says Sattco. I checked with Direct T.V. and they do not use door to door sales for anything. They are fake.

Same bunch. Brittany (AKA Ashley) came to my door selling Direct TV. She didn’t make it into my house.

she is real. I talked to her and direct tv came out the next day and installed my dish.

She was real arrested too.

she was not arrested, get your fact straight.

stop arguing with yourself.

Met her at my front door and then spotted her in the jail population later. Have fun with your own reality.

Guess they didn’t ‘subscribe’ to the theory that it’s best to obey the law.

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