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Police log - Aug. 22, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

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 – 14

Females – 2

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 15

Treatment – 1

Holding – 1

Other facility – 0

Total – 33

Arrests

Thomas Eugene Knerr, 62, of Washington was arrested Friday morning in the 100 block of North Second Avenue in Washington on a charge of failure to appear on violation of Sec. 51.02 storage of junk, a Washington city ordinance.

A female subject with a warrant was reported in the courthouse, Friday morning in the 200 block of West Main Street in Washington. Upon a deputy’s arrival, the court advised to disregard. She was in court, and they were going to quash the warrant.

Justin Jermaine Fullilove, 27, of Cedar Falls was arrested Sunday night at North Taylor Street and West Fountain Street in Brighton on a Black Hawk County warrant for contempt failed to surrender.

Siang Tha Ceu, 32, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested Saturday morning at East First Street and North Greene Street in Riverside on a charge of operating while intoxicated, first offense.

Kenneth James Bland, 26, of Riverside was arrested Saturday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard on a warrant for false report of indictable offense to public entity.

Humberto Elias Velasquez, 35, of Columbus City was arrested Saturday evening in the 12000 block of County Road G56 in Wapello on a Washington County warrant for voluntary absence from custody.

Steven Michael Cole, 53, of Washington was arrested Saturday night at Kiwi Avenue and 230th Street in Washington on a charge of operating while intoxicated.

Shaun Michael Farrington, 36, of Cedar Rapids was arrested Saturday night in the 1200 block of 310th Street in Brighton on a charge of violation of probation on an original charge of domestic abuse assault. He was also wanted out of Jefferson County on two warrants, for failure to appear trial on original charge driving while license under suspension, and for failure to appear for a non-jury trial original charge providing false identification information.

Samantha Kay Mullen, 21, of Washington was arrested Sunday morning at 220th Street and Biddle Boulevard in Washington on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday night at South Avenue C and West Madison Street in Washington reported being in an accident without injuries. Officers responded. A state accident report was filed. Belinda Rosenbaum of Richland was cited for no proof of insurance accident-related. Melanie Cribbs of Coralville was cited for improper use of lanes.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 33000 block of Highway 22 in Wellman reported a two-vehicle traffic accident with unknown injuries on Highway 22 just into Keokuk County. An officer, Wellman QRS, Wellman Fire and Wellman Rescue all responded to assist Keokuk County. A towing service was also contacted to tow one of the vehicles.

Lana-Rae Meserole, 20, of Washington was cited into court for reckless driving, in reference to an accident that occurred previously.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Friday night at Highway 1 and 290th Street in Washington. Logan Ryan Buechler, 22, of Brighton was cited into court on a charge of driving under suspension, second offense.

Richard Anthony Wilson, 24, of Ottumwa was cited for driving under suspension, second offense, Saturday morning at Highway 1 and Larch Avenue in Washington.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Saturday afternoon at Elm Avenue and 310th Street in Brighton. License plates were expired and were not on the correct vehicle. Aaron Gene Richardson, 31, of Brighton was cited for driving under suspension, fraudulent use of registration, and failure to surrender plates. The vehicle was towed, to be released to a valid driver when tow bill was paid, and there could be proof of registration and insurance.

Louisa County advised that they were trying to catch up to a vehicle going in excess of 100 mph. Sunday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth. They caught up and stopped the vehicle just east of Highway 218 on Highway 92. Washington County officers responded and assiste3d Columbus Junction officers with the stop. An officer turned over the juvenile female passenger to her cousin after speaking with her parents. The male driver was arrested by Columbus Junction officers. The vehicle was towed, to be released to a valid driver when tow bill is paid.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported that from his rear-view mirror he saw a vehicle go into the ditch area just south of the bridge, and another vehicle had stopped along the roadway also. Iowa State Patrol was nearby and responded. The vehicle operator complained of some rib pain, and an ambulance was requested. The ambulance responded and transported the subject to Washington County Hospital. State Patrol had the vehicle towed away.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle due to overtime parking. A towing service responded and towed the Oldsmobile van with no plates. The vehicle was entered as towed.

A caller Friday night at Sixth Street and D Avenue in Kalona reported a tree chipper truck was parked in the alley, and was an ongoing issue. An officer responded, and the truck was parked in the alleyway. The officer was unable to make contact with the owner.

An officer reported being out with a subject sleeping in his car, Saturday morning in the 500 block of B Avenue in Kalona. Everything was fine. The subject was just tired.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington reported there were vehicles parked in front of her residence and she could not put her garbage out, and requested an officer. An officer chalked the tires and tagged the vehicle.

A caller Saturday night in the 300 block of East Third Street in Washington reported a dent in her driver’s side door. An officer was advised. Documentation was made.

An officer Saturday night at Highway 22 and Kiwi Avenue in Kalona reported being out with two vehicles. The officer did not locate anyone around the vehicles.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1000 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington reported his neighbor was parked in his yard again, a silver Honda Accord. An officer responded and contacted both parties. He was going to speak with the chief of police in the morning to clarify the situation, as it appeared the vehicle was parked on the city right of way.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a smoking semi on the overpass, Friday afternoon at 220th Street and Highway 218 in Ainsworth. The officer advised there was no problem.

An officer Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported being out with a disabled vehicle. The subject was having vehicle troubles but had help on the way.

An officer reported being out with a possible disabled vehicle, Sunday morning at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth. The driver had been driving for quite a while and was just resting. Everything was fine.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday afternoon at 335th Street and South Benton Street in Brighton. The driver was located, and everything was fine.

Fire calls

A caller Friday morning in the 2600 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported the carbon monoxide detector went off more than once. They spoke with the female who lived there, and she was going to step outside. Riverside Fire Department responded and was unable to detect any carbon monoxide.

A caller Monday morning at South Orchard Drive in Washington reported a possible fire in the residence, possible lightning strike. The caller saw smoke and heard the fuse box pop. Officers, Washington Fire, and Alliant all responded.

A caller Saturday night in the 700 block of East Main Street in Washington reported a gas leak. Officers, Washington Fire Department, and Alliant Energy responded and assisted.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday morning in the 400 block of East Polk Street reported a subject in Washington County Hospital Emergency Room who was bitten by a cat. An officer spoke with the subject. The incident was documented.

A caller Friday night in the 1000 block of East Third Street in Washington reported a bat in the house. An officer responded and removed the bat.

A caller Saturday morning in the 700 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported her friend had a bat in her bathroom. An officer responded and assisted with the bat.

A caller Saturday morning in the 700 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported there was a bat in her house. She had her door opened, but the bat was still flying around inside. An officer responded and assisted.

A caller Saturday evening in the 200 block of East Fifth Street in Washington reported a subject was hitting and kicking his dog. Officers responded and spoke with the subject, who was counseled. The officers also checked on the dog, and it was fine.

A caller Sunday morning in the 700 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported there was a bat in her living room. She called back a while later and advised she got the bat out of the house and no longer needed an officer to respond. An officer was advised.

A caller in the 1000 block of East Second Street in Washington reported there was a bat in her residence and requested assistance. An officer responded and removed the bat.

Assault

A caller Sunday evening in the 1900 block of Larch Avenue reported he was assaulted by his brother. An officer responded. The report was unfounded.

Barking dog

A caller Saturday morning in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a barking dog. An officer responded and was unable to locate any barking dogs.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of East Main Street in Washington reported the neighbor’s dog had been outside since Friday night, barking, and had no food or water. An officer responded. The owner was not home. The dog had water and appeared healthy. The officer was going to check back later.

Burglary

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that someone broke into her shed. She was missing two bags of cans, a lawn mower and a weed eater. A report will be filed. The weed eater was entered into the system.

An officer reported he received a call that juveniles were trying to break into a former welding building, Friday night in the 1000 block of West Monroe Street in Washington. Officers responded. Juveniles were playing around the building while their older brother was cleaning out his car. There were no issues.

A caller Sunday morning in the 1900 block of Yucca Avenue in Ainsworth reported they had a burglary overnight and pews were missing, and the inside of the church had been damaged, and requested a deputy. A report will be filed.

A caller Sunday night at Nutmeg Avenue and Poplar Boulevard in Kalona reported someone stole two cameras from the Bunker Mill Bridge. An officer responded. A report will be filed. The cameras were entered as stolen.

Civil standby

A caller Saturday night in the 800 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington requested an officer for a civil standby. An officer responded. The subjects brought the caller’s belongings out, but the caller left the area and officers were unable to locate him.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday night in the 300 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported a juvenile tried to assault him at the park. The reporting party called back prior to the officer’s arrival to advise that the juvenile was at his residence causing problems. Officers responded. A report will be filed. Charges will be filed on a juvenile male for criminal mischief.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 800 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a male subject was outside a residence yelling at a female. The caller did not believe the subject lived there. Officers responded. This was a verbal argument, and the parties were separated.

A caller Sunday night in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington requested a deputy for an issue with an inmate. An officer responded. All other units were disregarded. The problem was resolved.

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of West Third Street in Washington reported loud music. An officer responded and spoke to subjects in another apartment, who advised it may have been her friend’s car stereo. They were going to keep it down.

A caller Sunday morning in the 900 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a subject was shooting off fireworks in their backyard. City officers were busy at the time of the reports. An officer was advised for documentation. The officer did check the area but was unable to locate anyone still out at that time.

Fraud

A caller Friday evening in the 1900 block of Larch Avenue in Washington reported subjects had hacked into their computer. An officer spoke to the caller. The computer was not hacked. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday night in the 300 block of F Avenue in Kalona reported fraud. An officer was advised for documentation.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of West Street in West Chester reported harassment. An officer responded, and the incident was documented. The caller planned to make contact with his attorney for a no-contact order.

A caller Friday night in the 300 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported a subject was harassing his daughter via phone. An officer spoke to both parties and advised them to have no further contact. The incident was documented.

A caller Saturday morning in the 300 block of West Third Street in Washington reported that her juvenile son was being harassed by a female subject. An officer responded and spoke with the male juvenile. All of the messages were legitimate. He was advised on how to get a civil no-contact order if desired.

Liquor law violations

A caller Sunday morning in the 600 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported possible under-age drinking. Officers responded. Three juveniles were cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age. Destiny Elda Noriega, 20, of Washington was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age. Dakota James Bates, 20, of Washington was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Saturday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported her vehicle was stolen from the casino. An officer responded. The caller called back to advise that the vehicle was not stolen.

Robbery

A caller Sunday morning in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported a motion detector alarm going off. An officer responded. There was a bat inside the building that set off the motion detector. Everything was OK.

Suspicious activity

A caller Saturday morning in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported juvenile boys in the alley who set off what appeared to be smoke bombs. An officer was unable to locate the subjects or smoke bombs. He did locate shattered glass, which appeared to be taken from the dumpster. The debris was cleaned up.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Saturday night in the 1100 block of E Avenue in Kalona. No one was around the vehicle.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Sunday morning in the 3000 block of 220th Street in Ainsworth. The subject was just fishing at the pond. He was advised of the park hours and was on his way.

A caller Sunday morning in the 2500 block of Underwood Avenue in Ainsworth reported a black pickup truck had been in and out of the lot at that location twice within the last hour or two, and was last seen 20 minutes ago, leaving westbound on Highway 92. An officer responded and checked the building. The building was secure. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday evening in the 100 block of Cedar Street in West Chester reported locating a suspicious item. An officer responded and picked up the item and was going to have it destroyed.

Trespass

A caller Saturday morning in the 800 block of South Avenue D in Washington reported trespassers on his property, juveniles riding bicycles. An officer responded and spoke with the caller, and was unable to locate the juveniles.

Vandalism

A caller Friday morning in the 1400 block of Vine Avenue in Riverside reported someone put toilet paper on their house and property. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday morning at West Jefferson Street and South Avenue D in Washington reported a youngster lying in the front yard of a residence, and he did not live there. An officer responded. The juvenile had been walking and became tired, so he stopped and accidentally fell asleep. The juvenile was given a ride to his grandparents’ residence.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of South Mechanic Street in Brighton requested a welfare check on her sister. She sent a message asking her to call but then would not respond. An officer responded. The subject was fine and planned to contact her sister.

An officer reported a welfare check, Saturday night in the 2500 block of Redwood Avenue in Washington. Another officer responded. The subject was fine.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 700 block of East Third Street in Washington reported someone took the bicycle belonging to his son’s friend. It was black and green and had been purchased from Wal-Mart. The information was documented.

A caller Saturday night in the 1900 block of Larch Avenue in Washington reported the theft of half of a bunk bed. An officer was advised. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night in the 500 block of 11th Street in Kalona reported a male subject was banging on her friend’s apartment door and would not leave. An officer responded. The subject left before the officer’s arrival. The officer located the male and retrieved a few of his belongings for him. The male subject was advised not to return to the property.

A caller Saturday night in the 700 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported subjects were yelling in the alley. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone.

A caller Sunday evening in the 200 block of West Third Street in Washington reported subjects were knocking on their door. They had sent threatening messages; however, they also had been living there. Officers responded. The caller would not come to the door. The subjects were going to try to work it out together. The other party then called in, requesting assistance for a civil standby. The officer responded back to the residence.

A caller Sunday night in the 500 block of South Eighth Avenue reported a neighbor shined a light through her front door, an ongoing issue. An officer responded and spoke with subjects in the area, who were using a flashlight to look for their runaway juvenile. There were no issues.

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