Police log - March 28, 2017
The police log was 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.
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Jared Patrick Jaeger, 29, of Washington was arrested Friday afternoon in the 300 block of West Main Street in Washington on charges of possession of controlled substance — methamphetamine, with intent to deliver, and possession of controlled substance — marijuana, with intent to deliver. Samantha Jo Debler, 23, of Washington was arrested at the same time and place on charges of possession of controlled substance — methamphetamine, with intent to deliver, and possession of controlled substance — marijuana, with intent to deliver.
Travis James Hartman, 36, of Washington was arrested Friday afternoon in the 300 block of West Main Street in Washington on a charge of possession of controlled substance, third and subsequent.
Jonathan Troy Cook, 38, of Ottumwa was arrested Friday afternoon in the 300 block of West Second Street in Ottumwa on a Washington County warrant for probation violation on original charge of assault causing bodily injury.
Mercedes Soledad Gomez, 19, of Washington was arrested Saturday morning on a Washington County warrant for controlled substance violation. Jonathan Lynn Beckler, 18, of Washington was arrested at the same time and place on a Washington County warrant for controlled substance violation.
Rocio Barrera, 21, of Washington was arrested Saturday morning in the 800 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington on charges of domestic abuse assault, third offense, and interference with official acts. Arresting officer was assisted at the jail because the subject was uncooperative.
Henry Thomas Yates, 51, of Washington was arrested Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of South Second Avenue in Washington on a charge of criminal mischief fifth.
Steven Ray Downs, 21, of Washington was arrested Saturday afternoon in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington on a charge of trespass. He was also advised not to be in a certain apartment at that address and was served a no-trespass warning for that apartment.
Catherine Louise Swalley, 38, of Wellman was arrested Saturday night at Fifth Street and First Avenue in Wellman on charges of possession of methamphetamine, second office, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while barred, ninth offense.
Gary Eugene Easter, 51, of Des Moines was arrested Sunday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a DOT warrant for failure to appear on original charge of driving under suspension.
Victor Marcelino Atilano, 23, of Washington was arrested Sunday night in the 200 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington on a charge of possession of controlled substance — marijuana, second offense.
Robert Joseph Creamer, 45, of Ainsworth was arrested Sunday night at West Fifth Street and Highway 1 in Washington on two counts of possession of controlled substance, third and subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Further charges are pending while awaiting DCI lab results.
A caller Friday morning in the 1700 block of Highway 92 in West Chester reported he was trying to slow down for a school bus and the air line on his service truck went out. He went into the ditch, taking out a speed limit sign with the mirror. There were no injuries. At the time of the call, he was out of the ditch and on his way to repair the brakes. An officer and the state DOT were notified. The accident was documented.
A caller Friday morning at 265th Street and Highway 218 in Ainsworth reported an overturned Bobcat in the west ditch, approximately half a mile south of Highway 92. The caller did not see anyone around it. Mud was dried on the tires. The State DOT and an officer responded. It was a skid loader belonging to a local business, which was notified and responded to retrieve its equipment.
Jefferson County reported a vehicle pursuit that had ended in an accident on Highway 78 west of Birch Avenue in Richland, Saturday morning. Initially it was advised that there were unknown injuries and a medical unit was requested. The Jefferson County deputy on the scene then advised to disregard medical units since the subjects fled the area on foot. Brighton Fire, Brighton QRS and ambulance were advised and then disregarded. A Washington County officer responded. One subject was located and medical help was requested. An ambulance and Brighton QRS responded. There was no transport. One subject was arrested by Jefferson County, and Jefferson County will be handling the incident.
A caller Monday morning at 220th Street and Redwood Avenue in Washington reported a deer ran out in front of him. There were no injuries, and the deer ran off. The vehicle was not drivable and the caller was making arrangements to have it towed. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.
Traffic stop serious
An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, Friday afternoon at North Eighth Avenue and East 15th Street in Washington. Breonna Marie Lovell, 21, of Washington, was cited for driving under suspension, second offence.
A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported a blue Ford Ranger parked in a no-parking zone during school hours. An officer responded and made contact with the owner, who moved the vehicle.
A caller Friday afternoon at West First Street and North Washington Street in Riverside reported a tractor with a car trailer and no license plate passed a school bus that morning while the bus was on a stop. An officer responded and was unable to locate the tractor and trailer.
An officer Saturday morning in the 100 block of North H Avenue in Washington reported being out with a vehicle at the park. Another officer also responded and gave the female juvenile a ride to the Police Department, where she was given a warning for curfew and was released to her mother. The caller gave a male subject a ride to his parents' residence and the vehicle was left at the location of the call. Charges are pending on a male subject for possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A caller Saturday morning in the 700 block of Ninth Avenue in Wellman reported his neighbor's silver Nissan was parked blocking his mailbox. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone at the residence. He left a card. The owner did call back and advised he would move the vehicle but requested to speak with the deputy.
An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle in a field, Friday morning at East 15th Street and North 12th Avenue in Washington. The property owner was advised he could tow the vehicle due to its being on private property. The officer was unable to locate the registered owner. A towing service responded and towed the vehicle. Later the vehicle was reported released and the tow bill was paid.
An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday night at Hickory Avenue and Highway 22 in Wellman. The driver advised she was waiting for someone to pick her up.
An officer reported being out with a broken-down vehicle, Saturday night in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington. The officer added the vehicle to the system.
An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday afternoon at Vine Avenue and 220th Street in Ainsworth. The vehicle was added to the system.
A caller Friday night in the 600 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported the finishing room inside a building was filling up with smoke possibly coming from an outlet. No flames were showing. Kalona Fire Department responded.
A power line was reported on fire, Saturday morning in the alley at North Iowa Avenue and West 10th Street in Washington. It was currently arcing and smoking. Washington Fire Department and Alliant Energy responded. It appeared a line fuse had blown.
Smoke was reported Sunday afternoon coming from a garage that normally had a wood-burning stove, in the 20 block of East Second Street in Riverside. The caller stated that it looked like a lot more smoke than usual. Riverside Fire Department was paged. They advised this was a controlled burn. A member of the fire department also asked for the deputy to respond in reference to what the subjects were burning. The fire was put out, and the subject was counseled on what he could and could not burn.
A caller Monday morning at 140th Street and Vine Avenue in Riverside reported someone hit a deer and it needed to be moved.
A caller Friday night in the 600 block of North Parkway Street in Wayland requested assistance in Henry County with a burglary in progress. Officers responded and assisted Henry County.
A caller Sunday morning in the 600 block of North Parkway Street in Wayland requested Washington County assistance with searching a building. An officer responded and assisted.
A caller Friday morning in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington advised that he was fighting with his neighbor. An officer responded. The subjects were advised to have no further contact with each other or they would be charged. The male subject was advised he was not to be at the neighbor's apartment or he would be charged with trespass.
Family offense non-violent
A caller Friday night in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported his girlfriend was there and was refusing to leave. He did not want her there. An officer responded. The female party left the residence.
A caller Friday morning in the 600 block of South Seventh Avenue in Washington reported two fraudulent charges on her credit card. The credit card company had been contacted and had a fraud investigator handling the case. Money had been credited. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.
A caller Saturday afternoon in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington reported credit card fraud. An officer spoke with the subject for documentation purposes.
Hang-up 911 calls
A 911 hang-up was reported Sunday morning in the 3000 block of Old White Way in Ainsworth. Upon callback, the line was busy. Dispatch made contact with the subject. Everything was fine.
A caller Saturday night in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington reported his 10-year-old and his 13-year-old were being harassed by two other subjects in the neighborhood. An officer responded and spoke with all parties. They were separated and advised to no longer be together if they could not get along.
A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported his ex-girlfriend from Colorado was harassing him by phone. An officer responded and attempted to made contact with subjects, though they were out of state. The caller was advised to change his number. The officer also requested an ambulance for a male subject having trouble breathing. An ambulance responded and transported the subject to Washington County Hospital.
Motor vehicle theft
An officer reported being out with a stolen vehicle from Washington County, Friday morning in the 100 block of North Woodlawn Avenue in Burlington. There was a trailer plate on it from Burlington, and no keys were with it. The vehicle was going to be towed and the owner notified.
An officer reported having a search warrant, Friday evening in the 600 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington. Officers responded and executed the search warrant.
A suspicious male subject wearing a black hoodie and white denim jeans was reported walking around, Saturday morning in the 500 block of C Avenue in Kalona. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone who matched the description.
A caller Sunday morning in the 100 block of Westview Drive in Washington reported a male subject had been in the rear parking lot for the past 30 minutes walking around in a robotic manner, and was wearing a dark-colored hoodie. No vehicles were around. An officer responded and made contact with the subject, who was practicing tai chi and had a room at the hotel. There was no problem.
A caller Saturday morning in the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue in Brighton reported a vehicle was stuck in his field after trespassing there the previous evening. The caller then advised that the subjects were there to retrieve the vehicle. An officer responded. The vehicle had been left there after a juvenile party that evening. No substantial damage was done to the field, and the caller declined to pursue charges for trespass or criminal mischief as long as the subjects contacted him prior to coming to remove the vehicle.
All other theft
A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported his bicycle was taken sometime during the past weekend. It was a faded red — almost yellow — Next bicycle.
A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2900 block of Coppock Road in Washington reported gasoline was taken from a pump at the caller's business site at about 10:30 a.m. An officer spoke with the caller, who did not request to file charges, but just wanted the officer to speak with the subjects about trespassing onto the property.
All other offenses
A caller Saturday night at Red Oak Avenue and 110th Street in Riverside reported a loud four-wheel-drive truck messing around on the roadway. Officers responded and located the vehicle and had it stopped. The driver was given a written warning for mud running, per county ordinance.
A caller Sunday morning in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported multiple subjects were outside and engaged in a verbal fight at that time. An officer responded. Upon the officer's arrival, all parties had left and there were no further issues.