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Police log - Dec. 18, 2017

Dec 19, 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

William Walter Evans, 42, of Brighton, was arrested Friday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a Washington County warrant for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.

Travis Michael Graf, 23, of Washington, was arrested Friday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington on a charge of second-degree theft.

Avery Landon Leavens, 26, of Washington, was arrested Friday morning in the 100 block of East Clay Street in Mount Pleasant on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of OWI, second offense.

Kurt James Brookhart, 50, of Wellman, was arrested Saturday morning in the 2300 block of Highway 22 in Kalona on charges of OWI, second offense, and interference with official acts.

Chantel Lynn Osborne, 34, of Richland, was arrested Saturday night in the 300 block of South Walnut Street in Richland on a charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at Second Street and Ninth Avenue in Wellman reported being involved in an accident with no injuries, and the roadway was not blocked. An officer responded. Damage was over $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. A vehicle was towed.

A caller Friday morning at North Fifth Avenue and East 15th Street in Washington reported being involved in an accident on private property. Damage was under $1,500. The accident was documented.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1200 block of Highway 1 in Kalona reported a traffic accident with two vehicles and no injuries. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made. The accident occurred on private property.

A caller Friday night at Highway 218 and 160th Street in Riverside reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries. The caller had the vehicle privately towed. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Friday night at Highway 22 and Hickory Avenue in Wellman reported hitting a deer. There were no injuries, but there was damage to the front of the truck. The deer ran off. An officer was advised for documentation. The caller was advised to fill out a state accident report if the damage was over $1,500.

A caller Saturday afternoon at South 13th Avenue and East Main Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. Officers responded. Damages amounted to more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. Rogelio Villa Ruiz, of Wayland, was cited for no driver’s license, failure to yield to a yield sign, and no proof of insurance accident-related. The vehicle was left legally parked near the accident location, to be taken to an auto body shop the next day. The officer planned to follow up on the vehicle.

A caller Saturday night at 335th Street and South Farmer Street in Brighton reported that she rolled her vehicle just south of Brighton near Farmer Street and 335th Street. It was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. She was out of the vehicle. An officer, an ambulance, Brighton QRS and Brighton Fire all responded. There was no ambulance transport. A state accident report will be filed. Damage was over $1,500. The owner will call for a tow on Monday. The vehicle was tagged.

A caller Sunday evening at Vine Avenue and 220th Street in Ainsworth reported hitting a deer near a pond on G36. The deer was on the south side and was still alive. The vehicle was drivable. An officer responded and took care of the deer. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday night at South Marion Avenue and West Washington Street in Washington reported a backing accident on the square. The operators had already exchanged information, and there was minor damage. They did not want an officer to respond. Documentation was made.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported a vehicle stop, Friday afternoon in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Washington. Lana-Rae Lynn Meserole, 21, of Washington, was cited for driving under suspension. Drug items were seized. The incident is under investigation.

An officer reported being at a traffic stop, Saturday night in the 500 block of Howard Street in Kalona. Additional officers also responded. Charges are pending per DCI lab results on a Washington resident, for possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Traffic other

A caller Friday night in the 1100 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a white truck parked across the sidewalk. An officer responded and spoke to the subject, who planned to get the vehicle moved.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 2600 block of Redwood Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle parked on the road by his hog house. An officer responded. It was unoccupied and off the traveled portion. He marked it and planned to have officers check back on Sunday.

A caller Saturday night in the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue in Brighton reported a car in the middle of the river with the hazard lights on, submerged up to the windows. Washington Rescue, Brighton Fire, Brighton QRS, an ambulance, officers, and a towing company responded. The vehicle was stolen from Cedar County, and they had been notified. No one was inside the vehicle. The vehicle was towed.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle at the North Junction, Saturday morning at Highway 1 and Highway 92 in Washington. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Monday morning at 140th Street and Highway 1 in Kalona. The driver advised that he ran out of gas and had help on the way. The vehicle was added to the system.

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2300 block of Palm Avenue in Washington reported that her husband had a fire by the hay shed on their farm, and requested Washington Fire. Washington Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.

A caller Saturday morning in the 20 block of Cedar Drive in Washington reported smoke in her cottage. She was still inside. Officers, Washington Fire and an ambulance responded. There was no fire or smoke. Everything was fine.

A caller Saturday evening in the 2200 block of 540th Street S.W. in Kalona requested Kalona Fire for a possible structure fire. Kalona Fire and QRS responded. This was a controlled burn.

A caller Saturday evening in the 900 block of Paradise Drive in Washington reported an odor in the basement, making five people cough. The caller was not sure whether it was a CO2 leak. Washington Fire Department, an ambulance, officers, and Alliant all responded. There was no gas leak.

A caller Sunday morning in the 900 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported a smoldering mattress. The caller would be getting out of the residence. Washington Fire and an officer responded. The mattress fire was extinguished.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday afternoon in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington reported a cat bite victim in the emergency room. It was her friend’s cat. An officer spoke with the owner and the victim. The cat was up-to-date on shots. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 300 block of East Seventh Street in Washington reported a large black dog was loose in the area. An officer located the dog and its owner. The officer issued a citation to Christopher Beardshear, of Washington, for allowing a dog to run at large.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 300 block of North Avenue D in Washington reported that a dog chased her daughter and tried to bite her.  At the time of the call, the dog was inside its residence. An officer responded. A written warning was issued to the dog’s owner for allowing a dog to run at large.

A caller Friday night at Elm Avenue and 320th Street in Brighton requested a salvage tag for a deer that was hit. An officer responded. A deer tag was issued to a Davenport resident.

Assault

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of Sixth Avenue in Wellman reported a physical altercation sometime the previous night, involving his son and ex-wife, who were both assaulted by the “ex’s” boyfriend. An officer spoke with the caller and the juvenile son. The assault report was unfounded.

A caller Friday night in the 700 block of East Second Street in Washington reported her 9-year-old son was kicking and punching the adults. Officers responded and assisted with the juvenile. There were no injuries, and the juvenile calmed down. The incident was documented.

Barking dog

A caller Sunday morning in the 800 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported that there was a dog that had been barking for the past hour, and requested an officer. An officer responded. A verbal warning was given, and the owner took the dogs inside.

Burglary

A caller Saturday night in the 1600 block of North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that the door to her apartment was open when she got home. A drawer in the kitchen was also open. It did not appear that anyone was still in the apartment. An officer spoke with the caller. Nothing was missing or out of place. Documentation was made.

Civil dispute

A caller Saturday morning in the 1900 block of 240th Street in Washington reported she was trying to move items of out her “ex’s” house, and he had changed the locks. An officer spoke with both parties. It was a civil matter.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported she was having a verbal argument with her boyfriend. She would like him to leave and calm down, but he was refusing. The caller requested an officer. An officer spoke with the caller. The male subject walked away. The problem was resolved.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2700 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported he was served an eviction notice the previous day. After that, his father and his landlord were harassing him. An officer spoke with all parties involved. The caller’s father was advised to leave him alone until the process was finished. The officer also made contact with the landlord.

A caller Saturday morning in the 400 block of North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported receiving harassing text messages from her ex-boyfriend. An officer spoke with the caller. She was requesting documentation and extra patrol.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported her “ex” was sitting outside her residence and wouldn’t leave. He had been constantly harassing her via text messages. An officer responded and was unable to locate the subject or the vehicle.

Public intoxication

A caller Saturday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported an intoxicated subject in the parking lot. Officers responded. The subject had a hotel room and agreed to go into the room for the night.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Saturday night in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported her juvenile son was on juvenile probation and did not return home for his curfew. An officer responded. Juvenile Probation placed the juvenile under house arrest. The mot her planned to call back if there was a problem.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of East 15th Street in Washington reported two suspicious subjects messing around the mailboxes. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the subjects.

A caller Saturday morning in the 700 block of East Third Street in Washington reported a suspicious item in her residence. An officer responded and disposed of the item.

A caller Sunday morning in the 300 block of North Van Buren Street in Brighton reported locating a suspicious item. An officer responded and seized the items, to be destroyed.

Trespass

A caller Friday night in the 2700 block of 285th Street in Washington reported a subject was trespassing on their property. The subject ran north after jumping over a fence. Officers responded and were unable to locate the subject.

Weapons violation

A deputy received a report of a possible hunting violation, Saturday afternoon at 200th Street and Fir Avenue in Keota. An officer advised that there was no violation.

A caller Saturday night at 240th Street and Juniper Avenue in Washington reported a possible hunting violation. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made and extra patrol was requested.

Welfare check

A caller Friday night in the 400 block of Fifth Street in Kalona requested a welfare check on a friend who had thoughts about self-harm. An officer responded to the residence. Iowa City Police Department located the subject at a residence in Iowa City. The subject was with friends, and there was no problem.

A caller Saturday morning in the 400 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported an elderly female with a walker, walking down the roadway. Officers responded and located her at the park. She was with a male subject, and they were both fine.

A caller Saturday morning at West Washington Street and North Jefferson Street in Brighton reported that a subject came into his shop and requested him to call a deputy to pick her up at the park. An officer responded. The situation was resolved.

All other theft

A caller Saturday night in the 500 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported he was missing a handgun and was unsure when it was taken. A report will be filed. The gun was entered as stolen.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night in the 800 block of South Third Avenue in Washington reported that her 17-year-old and 8-year-old ran off. The older one had a Bag and Burgundy hoodie. The younger one was in pajamas. The caller had last seen them by Goodwill when they ducked in between some houses and she lost sight of them. Officers responded and located the juveniles in the 1000 block of East Washington Street. A report will be filed.

A caller Saturday night at North Second Avenue and East Third Street in Washington reported an intoxicated male subject was stumbling near the residence and had then fallen on the curb. Officers responded. The subject was retrieved by a family member.

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