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Police log - Aug. 28, 2017

Aug 28, 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 – 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

Jeremy Wayne Gatlin, 37, of Oxford was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 4000 block of Cosgrove Road in Oxford on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of OWI, first offense.

Donnie Joe Brinning, 66, of Brighton was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 275th block of Hoot Owl Hollow in Brighton on charges of OWI, first offense, and unsafe passing.

Bryan Riley Graham, 25, of Ames was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of South Avenue D in Washington on a Webster County Sheriff’s office warrant for violation of probation for burglary.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning in the 900 block of First Street in Kalona reported a vehicle hit her. There were no injuries, and the roadway was not blocked. The vehicles involved were a tan Chevrolet Impala and a white passenger car. Damage was under $1,500. Information was exchanged. Carol Hagans of Lockridge was cited for following too closely.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Thursday morning at McCreedy Drive and South Iowa Avenue in Washington. A towing service was requested and towed the vehicle to an auto supply business.

An officer Thursday afternoon at South Washington Street and Railroad Street in Riverside reported locating a subject from a previous telephone call who seemed to have some problems with his whereabouts. The officer advised that the subject was having vehicle problems and was waiting for help to arrive. The subject did move to a nearby parking lot.

Fire calls

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1800 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported smoke coming out the top of the roof of a building near a residence in the 1700 block of Highway 1. An officer responded, and Kalona Fire was paged. The officer could not locate a fire other than subjects burning yard waste in the yard in the 1800 block of Highway 1. Kalona Fire was advised to disregard.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday morning at South Seventh Avenue and East Main Street in Washington reported a loose St. Bernard with a collar was in the area. An officer responded and was unable to locate the dog. The owner called and advised that they located their dog.

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of Main Street in Kalona reported her boyfriend had witnessed a black Labrador in terrible living conditions in a kennel, and that the dog also had a large tumor. An officer responded and was unable to locate the dog or anyone at the residence. The officer planned to check back periodically during the day and might require an evening deputy to check. A second officer responded to the residence and spoke to a subject living there. The subject did not own a dog. The complaint was unfounded.

A caller Thursday night in the 1000 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington requested assistance with a bat inside the residence. An officer responded and assisted.

A caller Thursday night in the 900 block of East Second Street in Washington reported a bat in the house. An officer responded and took care of the bat.

A caller Friday morning in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a barking dog outside, an ongoing issue. An officer responded and sat in the area for 30 minutes and did not hear any dogs barking. The complaint was unfounded.

Barking dog

A caller Thursday morning in the 900 block of South 11th Avenue in Washington reported a dog had been barking for the past several hours, at a neighboring cream-colored house with a high fence in back. An officer responded and located the dog, which was inside the residence barking at a neighboring dog that was also barking. A card was left on the door. Later, the officer made contact with the dog owner, who was advised of the complaint.

A caller Thursday morning in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington reported two dogs directly to the east of her mother’s residence had been barking. This was an ongoing issue. An officer responded and made contact with the owner, who had just put the dog out 10 to 15 minutes earlier and agreed to take the dog back inside. She believed the dog was barking at an Internet repairman.

Family offense non-violent

A caller Thursday morning in the 300 block of Third Street in Wellman reported her soon-to-be-ex-husband had destroyed her belongings and thrown her clothing in the yard. An officer responded and assisted with a civil standby. The caller retrieved one load of items and was going to be back to pick up the rest. There should be no further problems, although she was to call if problems arose.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Thursday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported the male subject in a neighboring lot had been taunting them by singing the same song over and over toward them. An officer spoke with the callers and advised them this was not a 911 emergency. The incident was unfounded.

A caller Thursday night in the 300 block of East Jackson Street in Washington reported being harassed by a subject on Facebook, and requested an officer to speak to the subject. An officer spoke with both parties involved and advised them to have no further contact, and advised them of their options.

Stolen property

A caller Thursday morning in the 2300 block of Nutmeg Avenue in Washington reported they had located a stolen gun. An officer was advised and made contact with Baldwin County sheriff’s office.

Truancy

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1200 block of Maple Avenue in Kalona reported a fourth-grade child had not been in school the first two days, and the mother had not answered calls or messages. An officer responded and spoke with the mother, who called the school and planned to make arrangements to get the child registered and to school.

Welfare check

A caller Thursday morning in the 600 block of Lincoln Street in Ainsworth reported that the neighbor’s son, age 3 or 4, was wandering in her yard and another neighbor’s yard and garage. This was an ongoing issue. An officer responded and made contact with the father. DHS was notified.

A caller Friday morning in the 200 block of East 14th Street in Washington requested a welfare check on his children. The caller believed they were home alone. Officers responded. The children were home alone, but they were OK. DHS was contacted by an officer.

All other offenses

A caller Thursday afternoon at North Fourth Avenue and East 14th Street in Washington reported he struck a line with his semi. An officer responded and advised that it was just a cable line, and the residents at the location would have to contact their cable company and advise them of it.

A caller Thursday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported neighbors were burning a fire outside in a fire pit against city regulations. An officer responded. The report was unfounded.

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