Police log - March 13, 2017
The police log is supplied by the Washington County Communications Center.
An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Males — 9
Females — 0
Work release — 0
Special needs — 0
Contract inmates — 10
Treatment — 0
Holding — 0
Other facility — 1
Total — 20
Ricky Eugene Martin, 37, of Columbus Junction was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue in Iowa City on Washington County warrants for violation of no-contact protective order and violation of probation on assault causing injury.
A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident in the parking lot. There were no injuries. Damage was under $1,500. Drivers’ information was exchanged.
A caller Thursday evening in the 300 block of East Washington Street reported a two-vehicle accident. The vehicles were off the roadway and there were no injuries. The officers were busy. The subjects called back and stated they would exchange information and call back if they had more questions. Damage was believed to be under $1,500.
A caller Thursday night at Highway 218 and 240th Street in Ainsworth reported hitting a deer north of Ainsworth. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was drivable. An officer advised the caller to fill out a state accident report if damage amounted to less than $1,500. The information was documented.
A car vs. deer accident was reported Thursday night in the 1700 block of 140th Street in Wellman. The caller was going to remove the deer from the roadway. The caller reported no injuries and was unsure of the amount of damage. An officer responded. The subject left the scene before the officer arrived. The information was documented.
Am officer reported picking up debris — wood pieces — out of the roadway, Thursday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth.
A caller Thursday night at Highway 218 and 287th Street in Crawfordsville reported a newer white mini van parked on the median shoulder with its flashers on. An officer responded. The subject already had a tow at the scene. The subject got a ride.
A caller Thursday night in the 2100 block of 250th Street in Washington reported a semi had gotten stuck and was blocking both sides of the roadway. Officers and a towing company responded. The towing truck was unable to remove the semi. County Roads was made aware in case of any damage. The incident was documented.
A caller Thursday night in the 1000 block of Highway 218 in Riverside reported a semi broke down. The trailer was sticking into the roadway. An officer and a towing service responded. The vehicle was removed.
Brighton Fire reported a grass fire out of control, Thursday evening in the 3200 block of Fir Avenue in Brighton. Brighton Fire Department extinguished the fire.
A caller Thursday night at 190th Street and Dogwood Avenue in Keota reported a fire in the field one-eighth of a mile from a structure. An electric pole was also on fire. Keota Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Alliant was contacted for the electrical pole.
A caller Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported two dogs running loose, last seen near the caller’s trailer. They belonged to neighboring subjects. One was a pitbull pup and the other was brown and white with black spots. An officer responded and was unable to locate the dogs. A voice mail was left with the caller pertaining to options about the dogs.
A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported being assaulted. The suspect was in another apartment in the building. An officer determined no assault occurred and the report was unfounded. A subject was advised not to return.
A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1000 block of Second Street in Wellman reported being assaulted by her daughter-in-law the day after Thanksgiving, and requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller and the daughter-in-law. No assault had occurred.
A caller Thursday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported that $12,000 was taken out of his vehicle Monday or Wednesday, and it may have been taken when he had valet parking. An officer spoke with the subject over the phone. The location of the theft was unknown. The information was documented, and the caller was told he was to contact DCI.
A caller Thursday morning in the 500 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington requested a civil standby. Items were retrieved without incident.
A caller Thursday night in the 900 block of East Tyler Street in Washington reported terminating an employee who made a threat, and was concerned about his reaction and would like a civil standby. An officer responded for civil standby. The subject was also advised by the employer not to return to the property.
A caller Thursday morning in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington requested assistance in the guidance counselor’s officer regarding a student causing problems. An officer responded, and the student calmed down. Another student then started a food fight in the lunchroom and was counseled on her behavior. The officer was later requested back at the school for the same student who was out of control. The student calmed down.
A caller Thursday night in the 400 block of East Second Street in Washington reported three subjects outside arguing, two males and one female. Officer responded. Two males were having a verbal argument. The subjects separated.
A caller Thursday morning in the 1100 block of South B Avenue in Washington reported a juvenile possibly in possession of marijuana. Charges were filed on a juvenile for possession of a controlled substance.
A caller Thursday morning in the 2600 block of Palm Avenue in Washington reported a $300 fraudulent charge to a store credit card. The item purchased was sent to Nevada, Iowa. An officer spoke with a sergeant in Nevada who planned to try to make contact at the address given, and the victim will be reimbursed for the purchase.
A caller Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported she was being harassed by her former landlord. She had not lived in her rental property since August 2016. An officer spoke with both parties. They were advised this was a civil problem and to go through proper channels.
A caller Thursday evening in the 100 block of North Taylor Street in Brighton reported threats via Facebook to the caller’s son and others, to ruin their lives. An officer responded. This was not a legitimate threat. The subject was advised to block the other subjects on Facebook.
A caller Thursday evening in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Kalona reported receiving text messages from a subject they had already asked to stop contacting them. An officer advised a subject to have no further contact with the caller, and also advised the caller of this.
A caller Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported her 16-year-old daughter was last seen Tuesday night and was possibly at a residence in Washington. The caller requested to speak to an officer. The juvenile was located at the residence.
An officer Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of East Second Street in Washington reported executing a search warrant. Other officers responded and the search warrant was executed.
A caller Thursday morning in the 200 block of J Avenue in Kalona reported suspicious activity at a residence. Deputies responded and checked the residence.
A caller Thursday morning in the 300 block of East Third Street in Washington reported a student had been absent from school for 12 of the past 13 days. The mom was not responding anymore. An officer spoke with the mother, who had contacted the school. The child was still sick.
A caller Thursday evening in the 600 block of South Second Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check on his wife after not being able to make contact with her over the phone. An officer responded. Everything was fine, and she was in contact with her husband.