The first annual Wapello Police Department toy drive was a success and ended with the distribution of over 270 toys to local families and kids. The event happened on December 18th where families were able to donate new or unused unwrapped toys at the Casey’s in Wapello. After all was said and done, Chief Brandon Marquardt announced they had collected hundreds of toys that overflowed their police car and $384 in cash donations. The Department announced that they were able to provide 87 local children with donated toys and 35 families with provided food card assistance. Chief Marquardt looks to make this a yearly tradition.