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Police log - Aug. 2, 2018

Aug 02, 2018

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.

Jail count

Males – N/A

Females – N/A

Work release – N/A

Special needs – N/A

Contract inmates – N/A

Treatment – N/A

Holding – N/A

Other facility – N/A

Total – N/A

 

Arrests

Pamela Sue McAllister, 33, of Fairfield, was arrested Tuesday night in the 1200 block of West Grimes in Fairfield on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charge of two counts of possession of controlled substance, second offense.

Jeffrey Jay Smith, 51, of Wellman, was arrested Tuesday night in the 300 block of Third Street in Wellman on a Keokuk County warrant for simple assault.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 700 block of First Street in Kalona reported a two-vehicle accident, and vehicles were still partially in the roadway. A subject was trying to make a U-turn. Damages were more than $1,000, and a state accident report will be filed. Rosalyn Schrock, of Kalona, was cited for failure to yield entering a through highway. One subject had minor injuries and would be going to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City by private vehicle. Both vehicles were towed.

 

Traffic other

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in reference to a complaint of a vehicle parked facing the wrong direction, Tuesday afternoon in the 600 block of West Adams Street in Washington. A woman and two dogs were inside the vehicle. An officer responded. The driver had parked under the shade and was using the Wi-Fi of her aunt, who lived there. She and the dogs were OK.

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of South Wiley Boulevard in Washington reported that an erratic driver almost caused an accident and was then parked in a parking lot. An officer intended to locate and counsel the operator.

A caller Tuesday night in the 1000 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported an illegally parked semi at East Madison and 11th Avenue in Washington. It appeared that the semi was parked on private property. Documentation was made for the time being. An officer intended to check into this further.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Tuesday afternoon in the 1500 block of Highway 1 in Washington. No one was around the vehicle.

 

Fire calls

Dispatch received an initial report of large round bales on fire and then a structure fire involving an old barn, Tuesday afternoon at Juniper Avenue and 135th Street in Kalona. An officer and Kalona Fire responded. Kalona Fire requested mutual aid. An ambulance, Keota Fire, Kalona QRS, Wellman Rescue unit, Riverside Fire, Washington Fire and Wellman Fire all responded to assist. The fire was extinguished.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Tuesday morning in the 2300 block of Ivy Avenue in Keota reported that cattle on the caller’s property were eating their pigs’ feed. This was an ongoing problem with the neighboring residence. An officer responded. The owner of the cattle advised that a damaged fence was due to be fixed during the week. A citation was issued to Chris Lee Colliver, of Keota, for animals at large.

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported that the animals at a residence were all outside in cages and they were breeding guinea pigs. The neighbor had brought several baby guinea pigs into the shelter. An officer responded and spoke with the suspect. She had given away all her guinea pigs before winter, and the officer didn’t see any at the residence. No other animals were seen in cages.

A caller Tuesday night in the 220 Block of A Avenue in Kalona reported possible animal neglect. An officer spoke with the caller. The report was documented.

 

Assault

A caller Tuesday evening in the 3200 block of Orange Avenue in Wayland reported that her husband had an incident with their landlord, and the landlord came onto their property without permission. An officer spoke with all parties, who had conflicting stories. The caller did not wish to press charges. The landlord was advised to contact the sheriff’s office for a potential civil standby if he needed to return to the property before the tenants moved out.

A caller Tuesday night in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported that her daughter-in-law was assaulted by two males in a dark-colored van near the basketball courts in the park. They left, heading toward playground equipment. An officer spoke with the caller. A report will be filed.

 

Civil dispute

A caller reported being in a civil dispute with a tenant/roommate and wanted her to leave, Monday morning in the 500 block of Mather Street in Ainsworth. An officer responded and was advised to disregard when the caller called back and advised that the tenant/roommate had left the residence. The caller was advised of the proper eviction process.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Taylor Street and South 10th Avenue in Washington reported that there were five adults (three males and two females) near the trees at the park near Case Field, and they were cursing very loudly. An officer spoke with subjects, and they agreed to keep it down.

A caller Tuesday night in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that two boys had been boxing each other for quite a while at the school. There was group of boys, and possibly a mother, watching. An officer spoke with all subjects involved. Parents were also spoken to. They were advised to stay away from each other.

 

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of North Railroad Street in Ainsworth requested to speak to a deputy about a dispute with her boyfriend living at the residence. An officer responded. The male party was going to stay with a family member for the evening. The caller was advised to file for eviction papers if she wanted the subject out of the residence.

 

Fraud

A caller Tuesday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported that his wife got a scam phone call from Publishers Clearing House and had gone to a store to give them money to claim her prize. An officer responded. He was able to dissuade her from doing so.

A caller Tuesday morning in the 400 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a fraud and money taken out of his account. An officer contacted the caller. He was advised to contact his bank for documentation purposes.

 

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported receiving a threatening message. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Tuesday morning in the 600 block of East Madison Street in Brighton reported that two males wearing tan short and blue shirts, driving a tan Chrysler Sebring, were going door to door at houses with children. City Hall advised that they did not have a permit. An officer located the subjects, who presented IDs from Poland. When asked about permits, they claimed to have one from Washington but not from Brighton. They did not have a permit in Washington and had been going door to door there, as well. They were advised not to return or they would be cited. They were also escorted to Brighton City Hall to get a day permit.

A caller Tuesday night in the 1400 block of East Third Street in Washington reported hearing voices and loud bangs near a former factory, and requested an officer. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate anyone.

 

Trespass

A caller Tuesday night in the 1000 block of North Eighth Avenue in Washington reported that a subject was at her residence whom she did not want there. The caller requested an officer. An officer spoke with the subject, who left the residence.

 

Welfare check

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 900 block of South 10th Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check on her 9-year-old son, whom she had not seen for two weeks. His father was to return him next weekend, and would not return her calls. An officer checked on the child, and everything was fine.

A caller Tuesday night in the 10 block of Parkside Estates Road in Washington requested a welfare check on his ex-girlfriend and child, who had walked away from the residence. Officers responded. The officers were unable to locate the subjects in the area.

 

All other theft

A caller Tuesday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $6.74 about seven minutes earlier. The subject was driving a dark blue van in an unknown direction of travel. The license plate number was provided. Contact was made with the vehicle owner, and they intended to return to pay.

A caller Tuesday night in the 200 block of North Van Buren Street in Brighton reported a $25 gas drive-off that had occurred two minutes earlier. The vehicle left, traveling westbound on Highway 1. The suspect was a male, wearing a heavy camouflage coat with the hood up. He was driving a maroon car with bungee straps holding the trunk down. Something was taped over the license plate. The information was documented.

All other offenses

A caller Tuesday morning in the 800 block of Lincoln Street in Ainsworth reported that a subject would not get out of her vehicle. An officer responded. The subject was getting a ride from someone else to get to the West Liberty area.

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