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Police log - Dec. 26, 2017

Dec 26, 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


Joshua Lee Holmes, 33, of Olds, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington for driving under suspension, ninth offense.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at 210th Street and Fir Avenue in Keota reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries to vehicle occupants. The deer was off the roadway. The caller requested documentation for insurance purposes. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Thursday morning in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported a hit-and-run that occurred at about 10:30 a.m. by the library. A vehicle had struck her back bumper. An officer responded. The male driver had no damage. The report was unfounded.

An officer advised that a vehicle went into the ditch, Thursday evening in the 500 block of Highway 1 in Washington. An officer and a towing company responded. The vehicle was towed out of the ditch, and they were on their way with no damages or injuries.

A caller Thursday night in the 100 block of West Main Street in Washington reported backing into a parked vehicle on the square. There were no injuries. Information was exchanged. Damages were under $1,500.

Traffic other

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of South Mechanic Street in Brighton reported a problem with a neighbor moving a vehicle and driving recklessly after he asked him not to do it. An officer spoke with the caller. He advised that he didn’t want to pursue anything.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle that had a flat tire, Thursday morning at Highway 22 and Kiwi Avenue in Kalona. The occupants had help coming.

A caller Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Highway 218 in Ainsworth reported trying to change a tire, and requested assistance due to traffic and his safety. Officers responded. The subject got the tire off and would possibly need to request assistance upon coming back with a new tire. An officer responded back to assist with the tire.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Thursday morning at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth. The vehicle had been broken down since the previous night. The driver had help on the way with parts, and planned to have the vehicle moved later in the day.

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported a semi was broken down and was blocking traffic. The only lane open was the turning lane. An officer responded. A towing company was contacted and responded to move the semi onto the access road between Wal-Mart and Pizza Ranch. A tire company also responded to assist with a bad tire. The company had made arrangements with the driver and had help on the way.

An officer reported an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Thursday night in the 2800 block of 220th Street in Ainsworth. It was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle along the roadway, Thursday night in the 1600 block of Highway 22 in Wellman. The vehicle was just stopped while the occupants tried to fix an interior vehicle problem. An officer assisted, and they were on their way.

Fire calls

Alliant reported a caller on the phone who was reporting a strange odor in the home and that she had propane, Thursday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 22 in Kalona. Kalona Fire Department and an ambulance responded. Kalona Fire advised that the ambulance could disregard.


A caller Thursday night in the 400 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that her juvenile daughter was out of control and assaulted her. Officers responded. The juvenile calmed down. The mother planned to call back in if they had further problems.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 2300 block of Yucca Avenue in Ainsworth reported her husband was throwing things in the house and acting crazy. He took their 5-month-old son and set him outside. Officers responded. The male subject left prior to the officers’ arrival. The caller and her child planned to stay elsewhere for a couple of days. The male was located and was going to stay at his parents’ home.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch received a call from a deactivated 911 phone, from children, Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of East Third Street in Washington. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate. The officers believed the children were on a bus, then getting off the bus.

Dispatch received an open-line 911 call, Thursday night in the 400 block of Old Military Road in Ainsworth. An officer responded. Everything was fine at the residence.


A caller Thursday morning in the 2700 block of 285th Street in Washington reported receiving death threats. An officer spoke with the county attorney. The incident occurred in Johnson County, and Johnson County handled the charges.

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