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Police log - April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018

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

Males – 6

Females – 5

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 12

Treatment – 0

Holding – 3

Other facility – 0

Total – 26

 

Arrests

Robert Thomas Andrews, 38, of Burlington, was arrested Thursday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on two Ottumwa Police Department warrants for five counts of forgery, and second-degree theft.

Michael Lee Ehret, 64, of Washington, was arrested Thursday morning in the 2600 block of Highway 1 in Washington on a charge of driving while revoked.

Sasha Ray Marin, 31, of Columbus Junction, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of East Washington Street in Washington on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear on driving while license suspended.

Dorothy Marie Brown, 43, of Kalona, was arrested Thursday night in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a Washington County warrant for lottery-forgery or theft of lottery ticket, and a second warrant for fifth-degree theft.

Rogelio Villa Ruiz, 32, of Wayland, was arrested Thursday night in the 100 block of East Clay Street in Mount Pleasant on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for initial on driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.

James Arthur Brown Jr., 45, of Mediapolis, was arrested Friday morning in the 400 block of North Third in Burlington on two Washington County warrants, the first for lottery-forgery or theft of lottery ticket, and the second for fifth-degree theft.

Ryan Allen Craig, 23, of Burlington, was arrested Friday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on two Washington County warrants: the first for pretrial report violation on original charges of controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp, possession of controlled substance – marijuana, third or subsequent offense; and the second warrant for pretrial release revocation on original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested on a Johnson County warrant for revocation of probation on original charge of child endangerment-bodily injury.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington reported that someone had sideswiped her van and had left the area. An officer responded. The caller thought it might be a neighbor and agreed to call back if the neighbors returned.

A caller Thursday night at Ash Street and Cherry Lane in Riverside reported a vehicle-vs.-bicycle accident. The bicyclist had minor injuries. Officers, an ambulance, Riverside Fire and Riverside QRS responded. A state accident report will be filed. The bicyclist was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals.

A caller Thursday night at South Fourth Avenue and East Main Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. The vehicles were blocking the roadway. An officer responded. A state accident report will be filed. A towing company responded and towed one of the vehicles. A juvenile operator was cited for failure to obey a stop sign.

A caller Thursday night at Highway 218 and 175th Street in Riverside reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The car was a white Cadillac. The deer ran off. Damages amounted to more than $1,500. A state accident report was given by an officer. A tow truck removed the vehicle.

 

Traffic other

A caller Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Highway 22 in Kalona reported a vehicle that passed on the right side (shoulder) of a bus. The vehicle was currently in a school parking lot, and the caller believed a student was driving. An officer responded. A citation was issued to Jason Tew, of Kalona, for following too closely.

Dispatch received two calls on a vehicle driving with a subject hanging out of the sunroof and yelling at people on the square, Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of East Washington Street in Washington. An officer was advised and located the vehicle. A subject admitted to the incident and was given a warning. A citation will be issued next time.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being  out with a vehicle with its flashers on, Thursday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside. The subject was having issues with his trailer. He planned to leave the trailer there overnight and to come back for it on Friday.

A caller Friday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported that there was a trailer in the median. An officer responded. This was the same trailer that another officer had been out with the previous evening. The owner was going to be moving it sometime Friday. The trailer had a flat tire and was in the northbound median. It was added to the system.

 

Fire calls

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 4600 block of Cosgrove Road SW in Kalona requested Kalona Fire for a grass fire out of control. Kalona Fire responded and extinguished the fire.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday morning in the 700 block of Ninth Avenue in Wellman reported that her neighbor’s black pitbull killed her Yorkie two nights earlier. An officer responded. City Hall was contacted in reference to a vicious dog. No charges were filed at that time.

A caller Thursday night in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a barking dog in the area behind her residence. The dog had barked for more than an hour. An officer responded, and the dogs were not barking. They only barked when the officer went to the backyard. There was no answer at the door. A tag was left.

 

Assault

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1400 block of West Fifth Street in Washington reported that an assault had occurred. An officer responded, and after consulting the county attorney’s office advised that no charges would be filed.

 

Burglary

A caller Thursday morning in the 100 block of North 15th Avenue in Washington reported a trailer was broken into and all the copper was missing. There was a coat left behind and a trail. An officer responded. A report will be filed.

 

Civil dispute

A caller Thursday morning in the 300 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that his landlord opened his mail and brought it to him. An officer spoke with the caller. It was one piece of mail that was delivered to his house. The landlord has served them with a 30-day notice.

A caller Thursday night in the 500 block of Monroe Street in Ainsworth reported that his ex-girlfriend would not return his vehicle. An officer responded and advised him that it was a civil problem and to contact a private attorney.

 

Civil standby

A caller Thursday evening in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington requested a civil standby. Articles for pickup were in the garage. An officer assisted with the standby.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday morning in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington reported they needed a female subject removed from the bar. The caller would not advise what the problem was. Officers responded. The subjects were gone upon the officers’ arrival.

 

Intoxicated driver

A caller Thursday night in the 600 block of South Seventh Avenue in Washington reported that an intoxicated male had come into her driveway and then advised that he had the wrong address and left, going southbound on South Seventh Avenue. An officer responded and located the vehicle on South Eighth Avenue. The subject admitted to be driving but was not drinking while driving. The officer spoke with the county attorney, and they advised no charges.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller early Friday morning in the 400 block of East Main Street in Washington reported that there was a small, possibly red, car with the driver side door open and the alarm was going off every once in a while. An officer responded. The vehicle had faulty wiring, and the alarm was going off when the driver tried to start the vehicle. He left it parked for the night, and the officer gave him a ride to the square to stay at a friend’s residence.

Vandalism

A caller Thursday afternoon at North Seventh Avenue and East Sixth Street in Washington reported that subjects were throwing rocks at the train cars and also climbing on them. They were on the north side of the train tracks. Officers responded and spoke with the subjects, and advised them it was private property and to stay off the railroad tracks.

All other theft

A caller Thursday afternoon I n the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that about half an hour earlier a gas drive-off of $13.47 had occurred. An officer located the vehicle and the operator. The operator agreed to return to the store with his receipt.

A caller Thursday evening in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $14.53. An officer was advised. The information was documented.

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