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Police log - March 7, 2017

Mar 07, 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.

JAIL COUNT

Total —  20

Treatment — 0

Male section —9

Female section — 0

Work release — 0

Holding — 0

Special needs — 0

Contract inmates — 10

Other facility — 1

 

Arrests

Billie Earl Nowell, 30, of Washington was arrested Friday afternoon in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on charges of disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal mischief.

Joseph Walter Dziadyk, 38, of Washington was arrested Friday evening in the 100 block of McCreedy Drive in Washington on charges of violation of no-contact order and OWI, first offense.

Timothy James Berg, 28, of Wellman, was arrested Sunday morning at Highway 1 and 140th Street in Kalona on Iowa County warrants for failure to appear, contempt of court and driving while barred.

Quincy Alexander Niles, 27, of Mechanicsville was arrested Sunday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside on charges of public intoxication and interference with official acts.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning in the 2000 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported a vehicle had rolled over into the north ditch. The driver was out of the vehicle and walking around, stating she was not injured, just upset. Officers responded. A towing company was requested and responded. A state accident report will be filed.

Kalona QRS was requested Friday afternoon in the 5400 block of Sharon Center Road S.W. in Kalona for a rollover accident with unknown injuries. Kalona QRS and Kalona Fire responded to assist Johnson County.

A caller Friday night at Juniper Avenue and Johnson Washington Road in Kalona reported a vehicle in the ditch on the south side of the Johnson Washington Road west of Juniper Avenue. No one was around the vehicle. Officers responded and a towing company responded to remove the vehicle. While officers were on the scene, the driver returned to the location of the accident. Damage was in excess of $1,500. There were no citations. The stop sign for the intersection was missing. Johnson County was notified.

A deputy reported being out with a vehicle in the ditch, with no plates, Friday night at Larch Avenue and Johnson Washington Road in Kalona. Another officer also responded, and a towing company removed the vehicle. Damages were under $1,500. Charges are pending for failure to maintain control, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to show proof of insurance, and open container.

A caller Saturday morning in the 3200 block of 110th Street in Brighton requested Brighton QRS and Fire to assist with a personal-injury accident in Jefferson County. Officers and Brighton Fire and QRS responded to assist Jefferson County.

A caller Saturday morning in the 2800 block of 220th Street in Ainsworth reported his vehicle was in the ditch after he struck a deer. The caller advised he was given a ride home and the accident had happened about 30 minutes earlier. The vehicle was located. The accident was documented.

A car-deer accident was reported Sunday morning in the 1000 block of Highway 78 in Richland. An officer responded. The vehicle had minor front-end damage. The caller was advised to pick up a state accident report form.

A caller Monday morning in the 3100 block of 160thg Street in Riverside reported swerving to miss a pheasant and going into the ditch. The car was then on fire, fully engulfed. Nobody was inside the vehicle. An officer and Riverside Fire responded. The fire was extinguished. A state accident report will be filed.

 

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop Friday night at East Fifth Street and North Fourth Avenue in Washington. James Joseph Sharkey II, 49, of Riverside was cited into court for driving under suspension, second offense.

 

Traffic other

A caller Friday afternoon in the 100 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported a black Dodge truck with handicapped plates up on a jack on the south side for one week. An officer responded and requested a wrecker. A towing company responded and towed the vehicle, which can be released when the tow bill is paid.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer Saturday morning at Highway 92 and Quince Avenue in Washington reported being out with a disabled vehicle with New Mexico license plates. The vehicle was added to the system and a 24-hour tow tag was placed on it.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday evening at Tulip Avenue and 220th Street in Ainsworth. An officer advised the occupants were having tire trouble. They had help coming, and the vehicle was off the roadway.

 

Fire calls

A caller Friday morning in the 2800 block of 105th Street in Crawfordsville reported he was burning trash and it got away from him. It was not near any structures although it was headed toward the neighbor’s property and some trees. Crawfordsville Fire responded and advised Columbus Junction Fire and Olds Fire to disregard. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 1500 block of Tulip Tree Avenue in Brighton reported a piece of farm machinery was on fire, in Jefferson County. Brighton Fire requested Lockridge Fire for mutual aid. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 1400 block of 133rd Street in Wellman reported a haystack smoldering near cattle by the Wellman Cemetery. Wellman Fire Department was paged. A member of the fire department advised it was a controlled burn and they were advised to disregard.

An accidental call for service was made Saturday afternoon in the 1500 block of Tulip Tree Avenue in Riverside.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 3100 block of Old White Way in Crawfordsville reported a grass fire behind the farm north of hog buildings, and requested Ainsworth Fire Department. Ainsworth, Washington and Crawfordsville fire departments responded to extinguish the fire.

 

Animal complaints

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported a small puppy tied outside barking and shivering. An officer made contact with a subject at the trailer. He had tied the puppy outside while he ran an errand, and planned to bring it inside.

 

Civil dispute

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 1300 block of Deer Run Drive in Riverside reported a property dispute with the neighbor, who trenched in their yard. An officer responded. Neither party could show a defined property line. They were advised to have it surveyed. The problem was resolved for the time being.

 

Civil standby

A subject Saturday afternoon in the 100 block of McCreedy Drive in Washington requested a civil standby. An officer responded. There will be no further civil standbys for this subject.

A caller Sunday morning in the 1100 block of East Tyler Street in Washington report ed a domestic disturbance this morning and requested a civil standby in 15 minutes for her daughter there. An officer responded and assisted the subject.

 

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with three juveniles Sunday morning in the 500 block of South Avenue C in Washington. The juveniles were given a ride to a residence on South Avenue C. They were all issued warning citations for curfew.

 

DP&Q

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Kalona reported a loud party at a nearby residence. An officer advised they would turn the music down. The officer spoke with the loud subject, who was advised to quiet it down.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Friday morning in the 600 block of West Second Street reported locating some drug items while cleaning out their rental property. Officers responded. The parties were separated. The landlord was advised on the eviction process. No drug items were located.

 

Family offense non-violent

An officer Saturday morning in the 300 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington reported being with a civil custody situation with a subject on a visit with his child en route to a grocery store. The caller didn’t want the subject to take the child there. Officers responded, and it was agreed that the child would stay with his father for the visit and the parties would exchange custody back later this afternoon.

 

Fraud

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported possible dependent adult abuse in the City of Washington. A report will be filed. The report is under investigation.

A caller Saturday night in the 300 block of East Main Street in Washington reported attempting to buy a car online and was now out $2,500 cash via MoneyGram. The report is under investigation. Investigators planned to follow up with MoneyGram the next day.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported fraudulent activity on an account with transactions at the store. An officer spoke with the subject. The incident is under investigation.

 

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday night in the 40 block of Parkside Estates Road in Washington reported her ex-boyfriend was threatening her, texting and calling her. An officer spoke with both parties. It was a civil dispute. They were advised to call for a civil standby when they are ready.

A caller Saturday night in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington reported a customer and his female friend were being threatened via text messages and pictures, by a male sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. An officer was unable to locate the subject. The caller did not wish to pursue anything.

A caller Sunday morning in the 900 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington requested an officer advise a subject who lived in Washington to stop harassing a subject from their area. An officer spoke with them and advised them to no longer make any contact.

 

Liquor law violations

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington reported subjects with open containers playing Frisbee golf behind the swimming pool. Officers responded. Alcohol was not opened and was still in the case. The subjects were unaware they could not have alcohol in the park.

 

Robbery

A caller Saturday morning at East Third Street and North 12th Avenue in Washington reported a robbery. The incident is under investigation.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday afternoon in the 3000 block of Timber Creek Circle in Riverside reported a suspicious white van with lots of windows, that had gone around their neighborhood twice and had since pulled into the neighbors’ driveway. An officer responded and made contact with two males who were laying carpet. There was no problem.

A caller Saturday morning in the 300 block of North Avenue B in Washington reported seeing someone on the property looking in the windows. Officers responded and were unable to locate anyone on the property.

Suspicious activity was reported Saturday afternoon at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth.

A caller Saturday evening at East Madison Street and South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a van pulled up and two youngsters got out, ran across the street, jumped the fence to the backyard and pulled a screen off the south side of the residence. An officer checked the area. There was no problem.

 

Trespass

A caller Saturday night in the 1300 block of Tulip Avenue in Riverside reported his ex-wife showed up and wouldn’t leave. He requested a deputy. A deputy spoke with all parties involved. The victim refused to cooperate. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday morning in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Kalona reported his ex-girlfriend broke into his residence and left about five to 10 minutes before. An officer spoke with the caller, who did not wish to pursue charges.

A caller Sunday night at Nutmeg Avenue and Poplar Boulevard in Kalona reported people trespassing on private property on the south side of Bunker Mill Bridge. A citation was issued to Alisha Nicole Leffler, 22, of Kalona for trespass.

 

Welfare check

An officer reported being en route to the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington, Friday morning, regarding youngsters waiting to get on the bus, who were pushing each other. The officer spoke to approximately 13 juveniles about playing close to the street and horseplay.

 

All other theft

A caller Friday afternoon in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington requested an officer to speak with a student about a theft. An officer responded.

 

 

The affected people did not want to pursue charges. The parents were notified, and the child was spoken to.

An officer Saturday night in the 400 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported being out with subjects who took pallets from behind the business. The subjects returned the pallets, and the business would let the officer know if they wanted to pursue charges.

A gas drive-off was reported Sunday afternoon in the 300 block of First Street in Kalona. An older couple left without paying for $28.50, but the clerk believed it was a misunderstanding. The license plate given did not match the description of the vehicle. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported another juvenile took his bike. While the caller was on the phone, the bike was returned. An officer responded. The incident was documented.

 

All other offenses

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported a woman witting with a sign by the stop sign all day. An officer responded. There was a bit of a language barrier, but she was advised to stay off the property.

 

 

 

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