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Police log - Feb. 15

Feb 15, 2013

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.

Total — 29

Treatment — 0

Male section — 18

Female section — 3

Work release — 0

Holding — 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates — 7



Patricia Lee Quintanilla, 44, of Washington, was arrested Thursday morning in the 300 block of West Adams Street in Washington for failure to appear for mittimus for OWI.

Justin Allan Dennis, 19, of Washington, was arrested Thursday evening in the 400 block of East Second Street in Washington for fifth-degree theft.


Traffic accidents

A vehicle reportedly struck something Friday morning at North Third Avenue and 14th Street in Washington. Officers responded. The subject will contact the landlord and pay for damages to the parking garage. The incident was documented.

A vehicle was reported in a ditch at First Street and 250th Street in Ainsworth. Officers responded and attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle. The incident was documented.


Traffic other

A caller in the 1100 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle stolen Thursday morning, since a subject who had stopped making payments on it did not return it. Officers left a message with the caller.


Intoxicated pedestrian

A caller in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported Thursday night refusing to sell alcohol to an intoxicated customer and the customer became belligerent. Officers attempted to locate.



Two subjects were reported screaming profanity in Central Park in Washington Thursday afternoon. Officers responded. The subjects had been singing rap music.


All other offenses

An officer was requested in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington Thursday morning to assist with a non-compliant student. The student was turned over to his parents.

A violation of a sex offender registry was reported Thursday afternoon in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington. A report will be filed.

A caller in the 200 block of West Main Street in Washington reported Thursday afternoon that her ex-landlord was refusing to allow her to get her mail in the apartment. Officers spoke with the caller.

Two parked vehicles in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington were reportedly rummaged through Friday morning. Doors were ajar and things were strewn about. The incident was documented.


Welfare check

A welfare check was requested Thursday evening on a subject in the 2500 block of Underwood Avenue in Ainsworth. Officers responded.


Civil dispute

A caller in the 2600 block of 295th Street in Washington reported Thursday morning she had been making payments on a vehicle another subject owned. The subject contacted the caller and said he was coming to get the vehicle. It was a civil matter.


Comments (3)
Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Feb 18, 2013 03:13

I think Bill O'Reilly has overlooked country music which has always had a theme of God, country & love and which captures and defines the spirit of America for many people the world over.
Ten Thosand Angeles

Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Feb 17, 2013 03:55

by Bill O'Reilly


While watching the Grammy awards last Sunday, it occurred to me that American culture has been defined by music ever since the end of World War II. After the Germans and Japanese surrendered in 1945, millions of GI's returned home to marry and begin families. The big-band era of good-time music accompanied that, and romantic singers like Frank Sinatra ruled the day.

In the '50s, many young people, tired of conformity, began to rebel. The rise of Elvis Presley illuminated that rebellion. Then the angst kind of died out as Chubby Checker ushered in "The Twist" in 1960, and Americans began dancing all over the place.

Exhausted from doing "The Pony," young consumers eventually began to respond to the snappy melodies of an English group called The Beatles, and once again, music mania gripped the nation. The British invasion featured the four mop-tops, The Rolling Stones and The Animals, among others.

Then came Vietnam.

That led to protest music and drug-fueled lyrics, as well as introspective tunes by The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Bob Dylan. Acid rock soon followed, and everything was very far out, man.

After about seven years, that intensity died down. The dark themes receded, and dancing once again came back. The age of disco took hold as the Bee Gees and other polyester-clad groups dominated the charts. The good times of the late 1970s and early '80s featured Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Earth, Wind and Fire. But it all ended when the AIDS scare arrived in 1984. Suddenly, the uninhibited party became dangerous.

Then music kind of meandered for a while until rap emerged. At first, the anger-fueled recordings were confined to urban radio stations and a niche audience. But when Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed.

The rise of the Internet signaled the slow collapse of record stores, and the music industry quickly fragmented after the turn of the century. Consumers could now download songs into portable machines and bop at will. Americans no longer had to depend on the radio to hear their favorite tunes.

Since then, there have been a series of pop superstars but no real purpose or point-of-view to the music, which again may reflect the current times. I mean, what do Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez really stand for? Narcissism? Just asking.

The talent is still there. I heard Justin Bieber do a knockout version of Paul McCartney's classic "Let It Be." And Bruno Mars with his little hat was pretty good on the Grammy show this year.

We are definitely living in confusing, rapidly changing times, as machines now dominate leisure options for many consumers. Fifty years ago, we all were humming the same tunes heard over and over on AM radio. The good vibrations of The Beach Boys thrilled Maine, as well as Malibu. The music actually brought Americans together.

Today, the tuneless lure of cyber-space has pulled us apart. Perhaps forever.

Posted by: Thomas Langr | Feb 15, 2013 21:00

Profanity and rap music...never would have guessed it.


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