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Police log - Aug. 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014

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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Thomas Justin Smock, 31, of Kalona, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of 12th Street in Kalona on a Scott County warrant for third-degree theft.


Traffic accidents

A two-vehicle accident was reported Thursday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington. The police log said $1,500 damage was reported. No injuries.

A single vehicle rollover accident with two injuries was reported Thursday afternoon at 170th Street and Tulip Avenue in Riverside. One subject was trapped and the other subject was ejected. Everyone was conscious and breathing. Riverside QRS, Riverside Fire, Washington County Ambulance, the Iowa State Patrol, Ainsworth Fire and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics AirCare responded. One patient was transported by AirCare to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. One patient was transported by ambulance.

A caller in the 2600 block of Sockum Ridge Road in Washington reported Thursday afternoon that his neighbors had driven past at a high rate of speed. The vehicle possibly had an underage driver. The vehicle had gone into a ditch and driven back out. No accident. Only the tire went into the ditch. The subjects were advised of the complaint.


Fire calls

A tractor was reported on fire Thursday evening in the 3200 block of Redwood Avenue in Wayland. While on 911 the caller advised the fire was out. The caller believed a nest on the motor caught on fire. Wayland Fire Department responded.



A caller in the 600 block of 12th Street in Kalona reported Thursday afternoon that his ex-girlfriend was being abusive – punching him and throwing things. She was refusing to leave the property.



A caller in the 300 block of North Ella Street in Riverside reported Thursday evening that while she was gone someone broke into her residence. A safe was missing, which contained numerous coin proof sets and jewelry.


Mental subject

Henry County dispatch reported Thursday afternoon receiving a report from a subject that her boyfriend is at a job site in the 2900 block of Redwood Avenue in Washington and he threatened to jump off a grain bin to kill himself. Officers responded. The subject was transported to the Washington County Hospital.


Animal complaint

A dog was reported Thursday afternoon in the 700 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington foaming profusely from the mouth and appeared delusional. It had been in the neighborhood for several days. Officers and the dogcatcher responded. The dog was not foaming at the mouth and appeared healthy. The dog could not be caught.

A barking dog was reported Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington. Jeffrey Jay York of Washington was cited for allowing a dog to bark.

Two pit bulls were reported Thursday evening barking at a house in the 300 block of West Van Buren Street in Washington. This is an ongoing issue. The dogs weren’t barking on officers’ arrival. Officers spoke with the owners and made them aware of the complaint.


Suspicious activity

The side garage door of a house at North Fourth Avenue and East Third Street in Washington was reported standing open Thursday night. Officers checked the residence and secured the door. No problem.


Welfare check

Dispatch reported Thursday evening receiving a 911 call from a 7-year-old girl who said her mom and dad were arguing. Mom got on the phone and said everything was fine. Officers spoke with the parties involved.

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