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Police log - Dec. 12, 2017

Dec 12, 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 – 13

Females – 3

Work release -- 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 12

Treatment – 0

Holding – 2

Other facility – 1

Total – 32

Arrests

On Friday morning in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington, a juvenile subject was located and transported to the Police Department, on a verbal detention order. A Juvenile Probation officer contacted someone for transportation.

Timothy James Peterson, 50, of Washington, was arrested Saturday afternoon at Highway 92 and Cedar Street in West Chester on a charge of distributing more than 5 grams of methamphetamine.

Scott Edward Nelson, 49, of Des Moines, was arrested Saturday afternoon in the 2300 block of 290th Street in Washington on a charge of conspiracy to deliver meth, a Class B felony.

Ryan James Tusing, 26, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested Sunday morning in the 200 block of South Jefferson Street in Brighton on charges of driving under suspension and no insurance. Further charges are pending.

Laura Nichole Pierson, 39, of Pekin, Illinois, was arrested Sunday evening in the 100 block of North Thorncrest Avenue in Creve Coeur, Illinois, on two Washington County warrants: one, for failure to appear for arraignment on possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, first offense, and possession of a controlled substance, first offense; and a second warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on animal neglect or death.

Jakob Wray Hunter, 40, of Kalona, was arrested Sunday night in the 500 block of 11th Street in Kalona on a charge of domestic abuse, first offense, causing injury. This was in reference to an incident that had occurred the previous evening.

Lyle Dean Cole Sr., 63, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested Sunday night in the 100 block of East Clay Street in Mount Pleasant on a Washington County warrant for fourth-degree theft.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at 220th Street and Redwood Avenue in Washington reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The vehicle was drivable. An officer was advised. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

A caller Friday morning at South Ninth Avenue and East Washington Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. An officer responded. Damage was more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. Photos were taken. Dema Mattocks, of Washington, was cited for failure to yield from stop sign or yield sign.

A caller Friday morning in the 400 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries and no damages to the vehicle. The caller was unsure where the deer ran off to. The caller was advised to do a state accident report if damages exceeded $1,500. An officer was advised.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 100 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident. An officer responded. Damage was under $1,500, and drivers’ information was exchanged. Judith Young, of Washington, was cited for unsafe backing.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 600 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington reported hitting the mirror of a parked car, and requested assistance in locating the owner to exchange information. An officer responded and made contact with the owner. They will contact the caller to take care of the incident.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 2300 block of 140th Street in Kalona reported a car accident. The vehicle was in the creek. An officer responded. The vehicle had minor damage. The driver, a juvenile, was going to arrange for a private tow.

A caller Saturday night at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth reported hitting a deer while driving a 2011 Dodge Ram truck. The vehicle was drivable, and the deer was off the roadway. The accident was documented.

A caller Sunday evening in the 2600 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported that a vehicle rolled, went into the ditch and into a tree. Riverside QRS, Riverside Fire/Rescue, officers and an ambulance responded. The ambulance transported one patient to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Damages to the vehicle were over $1,500, and a state report will be filed. Charges are pending. The vehicle was towed.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported that two juvenile males were given juvenile alcohol complaints, Friday night at 230th Street and Highway 1 in Washington. One other subject was not drinking, and drove them all home.

Traffic other

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in the field in the 1700 block of Highway 1 in Washington. The vehicle was unoccupied, and no one was around.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, Friday afternoon at Highway 1 and Johnson Washington Road in Kalona. No one was around. The vehicle was added to the system.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 3000 block of Highway 218 in Crawfordsville advised he was along the roadway and was needing assistance with a tire. An officer responded and assisted the subject with a lug wrench so that they could be on their way.

A deputy reported being out with a silver Chevrolet Cobalt with its hazards on, Sunday night at Highway 22 and Orange Avenue in Kalona. The deputy advised that the subject had help on the way.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 22 and Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported a female in all dark clothing, walking in the ditch with a flashlight. An officer responded. The female had run out of gas and was walking to a service station to get fuel. She was offered a ride, and refused the ride.

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1600 block of 540th Street SW in Kalona reported an unattended ditch fire west of the cheese factory. Kalona Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Friday night at East Street and Highway 22 in Riverside reported a bonfire close to a shed. Riverside Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller called Washington Fire Hall private line, Sunday night in the 900 block of Paradise Drive in Washington, advising that their CO2 detector was going off. Washington Fire Department and Alliant Energy responded.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday evening at North Fourth Avenue and East 10th Street in Washington reported that a subject let his dog run loose in the park behind her house, and the dog kept coming into her yard. An officer spoke with the dog’s owner, who was using an electronic shock collar for the chocolate Lab. Verbal warning was given to the owner, and the officer advised him to keep his dog out of the caller’s yard.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of Fifth Street in Wellman reported a large fire at a residence by the garage. The caller did not see anyone around. The resident called to report her garage was on fire. Wellman Fire and a Washington County Rescue unit responded. The fire was extinguished.

Assault

A caller Saturday afternoon at Highway 1 and 110th Street in Kalona reported a domestic situation. A juvenile female bleeding from the nose was possibly assaulted. An officer, an ambulance and Kalona QRS all responded. The ambulance transported one patient to Washington County Hospital in Washington. An incident report will be filed. Charges are pending for serious assault.

A caller Saturday night in the 1200 block of Ginkgo Avenue in Wellman reported an assault. A female party had left the residence and did have injuries. An officer spoke with the female party. A report will be filed.

A caller Sunday night in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported being assaulted in the face by a female subject in his apartment. Officers responded. The female was no longer there. The report was unfounded.

Burglary

A caller Friday morning in the 400 block of East River Street in Riverside reported a burglary at the business. The caller had not entered the building. It was unknown if anything was missing. An officer responded. The incident is under investigation, and a report will be filed.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that someone had been in her house. A few items were missing. An officer responded. The caller had no serial numbers or information on the items. Documentation was made.

Civil dispute

A caller Friday morning in the 700 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington requested a civil standby. An officer assisted with the civil standby.

Civil standby

A caller Saturday evening in the 400 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington requested a civil standby. Items were retrieved without incident.

Disorderly conduct

An officer was requested in reference to a disorderly student, Friday afternoon in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington. Officers responded and assisted.

A caller Sunday night in the 600 block of West Fountain Street in Brighton reported that her grandchildren were fighting inside the residence. One of them was possibly doing damage to the doors. Officers and Iowa State Patrol responded. The suspect left the area on foot. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. Documentation was made for the time being. The household residents were advised to call back if he returned and there were further problems. An officer planned to follow up with them on Monday.

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington reported loud music coming from a neighboring business, and requested that an officer speak with them. An officer spoke with the owner, who was going to take care of the problem.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that it sounded as if some people were fighting outside, with a lot of yelling, screaming and profanity. An officer responded. Several people were late in picking up one person, who was upset about that. It was not a fight. There were just verbal arguments.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Saturday night in the 2900 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported being in a verbal dispute with her boyfriend. An officer responded. The incident was verbal only. The caller wanted the male to leave the residence but was advised that he was a resident there and could not be forced to leave. They agreed to separate inside the residence for the evening.

Fraud

A caller Friday night in the 2800 block of Ginkgo Avenue in Brighton reported she was trying to buy a puppy from Facebook, and she was out $200. Documentation was made. Information was sent from a local business to a business in Wilmington, Delaware.

A caller Monday morning in the 2800 block of Ginkgo Avenue in Brighton reported sending $140 to pay insurance for a puppy she had already paid $200 for. The caller asked for some advice, as there were some things that seemed suspicious. An officer spoke to the caller, advising her that it was a scam and not to send any more money. The officer also planned to make contact with a family member to see if they could help with this situation.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Sunday morning in the 700 block of North Avenue B in Washington requested assistance with a family issue. Officers responded. The subject was going to stay with her sister that day, and they were advised on how to proceed on the following day.

Search warrant

A deputy reported executing a search warrant, Saturday evening in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington. The search warrant was executed.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of E Avenue in Kalona reported the lock was cut off his storage unit. He did not believe anything was missing. Documentation was made. The owner advised that there were four units that had the locks cut off. Nothing was missing from any of them. An additional caller advised that they did have items missing from their storage unit. An officer spoke with the caller. A third caller advised that they had their lock cut off but were not sure if anything was missing.

A caller Friday night in the 1100 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that someone tried to get through the back door of their residence at about 6 p.m., more than two hours earlier. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made, and extra patrol was going to be provided.

A caller Saturday night in the 400 block of D Avenue in Kalona reported that someone went through her vehicle. They did not take anything, but the interior light was left on. The caller requested extra patrol. The information was documented.

A deputy reported being at a convenience store, and a citizen there told him that a back door was open, Sunday morning at West Fountain Street and Highway 78 in Brighton. Officers checked the area and secured the door later.

A caller Sunday night in the 200 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported suspicious activity in the area. An officer responded to the area and located three small vehicles. No one was around or near them.

Trespass

A caller Sunday morning in the 800 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported that a woman entered his parents’ apartment, and he followed her to the parking lot. An officer responded. The subject was released to a responsible adult and advised if there were any further instances she would be arrested.

A caller Sunday morning in the 2800 block of Spruce Avenue in Crawfordsville reported hunters trespassing in the field east of her house. An officer responded and located the hunters. This was a misunderstanding.  A property owner had given them permission to hunt on his property, and they were on the wrong property.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2700 block of 230th Street in Washington reported hunters on his property. A Conservation officer was notified and responded. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 982 in Washington reported that a subject who had been banned from the store was currently trespassing inside. Officers responded. A citation was issued to Taylor Gwendolyn Evans, of Keota, for trespass.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1200 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that subjects were inside an apartment without the permission of the executor of the estate. An officer responded. The issue was a misunderstanding and should be resolved.

Vandalism

A caller Monday morning in the 3000 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported that last Monday morning someone broke the deadbolt on the door. They did not make entry to the store. The caller requested documentation. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Sunday night in the 1900 block of 140th Street in Wellman reported that someone cut her tires on her loaner vehicle. An officer responded. Documentation was made. The caller then reported that there was damage to the inside of the camper. The officer responded back to the residence.

Welfare check

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of Fifth Street in Wellman reported that three or four 10- to 11-year-old youngsters were climbing a tree and jumping into an evergreen across the street. An officer counseled the juveniles.

All other theft

A caller Sunday morning in the 400 block of East Van Buren Street in Washington reported that a female subject picked up her Christmas ornament from their yard. When confronted, she put it back and was then walking westbound, wearing a long coat, with an off-white sweater and a pink backpack. An officer responded and made contact with the subject, who was not in possession of any items. She was advised to keep her hands to herself.

A caller Sunday morning in the 2500 block of 160th Street in Riverside reported theft of a snowblade off his truck, which had occurred since last Saturday. An officer responded. The incident is under investigation.

A caller Sunday night in the 1600 block of 335th Street in Brighton reported that a safe had been broken into, with cash missing. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Sunday morning in the 1700 block of 230th Street in Keota reported that sometime tonight someone had knocked his mailbox off the post. He believed it was done by hand and not hit with a vehicle. The caller requested documentation. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

An officer reported locating a black and silver Razor kick-scooter abandoned at the park, Sunday night in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington. There was no serial number. The officer took the scooter to the bike shed.

 

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