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Police log - Dec. 4, 2017

Dec 04, 2017

The police log was 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 – 3

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 14

Treatment – 0

Holding – 3

Other facility – 1

Total – 35


Christopher Donald Jones, 26, of Brighton, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of West Third Street in Washington on charges of driving under suspension, sixth offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while under the influence, first offense.

Zoram Liana, 30, of Columbus Junction, was arrested Friday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication, third offense.

Orbie Carl Brown, 54, of Washington, was arrested Friday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington on a charge of operating while intoxicated, second offense.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1600 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident and one 82-year-old female with possible injuries. The vehicles were off the roadway. An ambulance, officers, Washington Rescue and the Washington Fire Department responded. A towing service also responded. A citation was issued to John Lee Stauffer, of Wayland, for following too closely. The ambulance transported one subject to Washington County Hospital.

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported witnessing someone hit a vehicle in the parking lot. An officer responded. The victim vehicle left before the officer’s arrival. The officer spoke with the subject, who advised that the damage they had to their vehicle was old damage. The incident was documented.

Traffic stop serious

An officer on Thursday morning advised that, at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elmer Street and Cedar Street in West Chester he was out with a vehicle stop. A citation was issued Thursday afternoon to Cora Lea White, of West Chester, for driving under suspension, second offense.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Thursday night at South Seventh Avenue and East Washington Street in Washington. Jose Arturo Rosales, 22, of Washington, was cited for driving under suspension, second offense. The valid passenger drove the vehicle.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 1 in Brighton. The front left tire was up on jacks, and the vehicle was unoccupied. It appeared that the owners would be returning to fix the tire. The vehicle was marked in the system.


A deputy reported he was out in reference to a reported burglary, Thursday morning in the 300 block of West Street in West Chester. The deputy advised that an incident report would be filed.

Suspicious activity

An officer reported being out with a couple of subjects, Friday morning at Second Street and Eighth Avenue in Wellman. Everything was fine.


A caller Thursday evening in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that a male subject was walking behind her trailer. He had been advised not to be on her property. An officer spoke with the male, who denied being on her property. He was advised to stay away from her trailer.

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