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Police log - Feb. 6, 2018

Feb 06, 2018

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 – 16

Females – 4

Work release – 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 10

Treatment – 0

Holding – 1

Other facility – 0

Total – 32

 

Arrests

Brandon James Ferdig, 20, of Washington, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 20 block of Parkside Estates Road in Washington on a Washington County warrant for pretrial release revocation on second-degree theft and unauthorized use of credit card. He was also charged with violation of a no-contact order.

Ulices Montiel Munoz, 22, of Washington, was arrested Saturday night in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Washington on a Washington County warrant for controlled substance violation.

Melinda Katherine Schnicker, 49, of Washington, was arrested Saturday night at West Jefferson Street and South Avenue D in Washington on a charge of driving while barred.

Casey Jonathon Lloyd, 34, of Kalona, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona on a charge of driving under suspension, no seat belt, and no proof of insurance.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Friday afternoon in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that a car ran into a building. While the caller was on the phone, the vehicle did back up. It appeared that occupants were OK. Officers and an ambulance responded. Two subjects were transportted by ambulance to Washington County Hospital and Clinics. Damage was more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. Information was exchanged.

 

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported attempting to stop a vehicle, Saturday morning at Highway 22 and Cedar Avenue in Wellman. The officer was in a vehicle pursuit that ended in Harper, where he lost sight of the vehicle. Additional officers responded to assist. The incident is under investigation. Charges are pending.

 

Disabled vehicles

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of East Second Street in Washington reported a car with a flat tire had been parked in the street for several weeks. An officer responded. The tires were chalked for 24 hours, and the officer planned to check back on Saturday.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle on the bridge, Friday night in the 2500 block of Highway 1 in Washington. The subjects were able to get their tire changed and were on their way.

 

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2400 block of 135th Street in Kalona reported a grass fire that was now on his neighbor’s property. It was not near any structures. Kalona Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of East Hickory Street in Riverside reported smoke coming out of the ground near the front porch and the basement smelled like smoke. There were some cats still inside the residence. Riverside Fire, Kalona Fire, and Ainsworth Fire were paged. Kalona and Ainsworth were disregarded. The fire was on the deck and was extinguished.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Sunday evening in the 800 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a black Lab running loose near Stewart School. An officer located the dog and returned it to the owner. A citation was issued to Christopher Beardshear, of Washington, for allowing a dog to run at large.

 

Civil dispute

A caller Friday morning in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that her boyfriend had her car and wouldn’t return it. She thought he was in Louisa County. An officer spoke with the subject, who didn’t want to pursue charges but just was attempting to locate the vehicle.

 

DP & Q

A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported the neighbors had their music playing loud, and they could hear it inside the building. It was also rattling their windows. An officer responded and spoke with a subject who was installing a car stereo. He was asked to keep it down.

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that subjects were being very loud in an apartment. Officers responded and spoke to a subject there, who advised they would keep it down.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of Westview Drive in Washington reported guests were complaining of a suspicious smell coming from one of the hotel rooms. Officers responded. The report was unfounded. The caller will call back in if the odor returned.

 

Fraud

A caller Sunday night in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington reported that her information was used to make purchases. The incident involved a family member. The incident was documented.

 

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported receiving a hang-up 911 call, Sunday night at North Fourth Avenue and East Main Street in Washington. An officer checked the area. Everything was fine.

 

Runaways/missing person

A caller Friday morning in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported having issues with her 15-year-old getting to school. He had had 10 unexcused absences. While the teacher was there to take him to school, he ran off, wearing a camouflage sweatshirt and bluejeans. An officer spoke with the mother, who did not want law enforcement looking for him, as that might make the situation worse. She believed her son just needed time to cool off. She was advised to fill out the proper paperwork if it became too late and he didn’t return home.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 700 block of East Main Street in Washington reported they couldn’t find their 10-year-old daughter. She was wearing a white shirt and black pants. Officers responded. The subject was located.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Saturday night in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a female with blond hair and wearing a black hoodie attempted to get into their shed. An officer responded and was going to attempt to locate the subject. Extra patrol was provided.

A caller Sunday morning in the 3100 block of East View Circle Drive in Riverside reported that a male subject in the subdivision was acting suspiciously by where he parked his semi. When the caller spoke with him, the subject became belligerent and took off northbound on Vine Avenue. An officer was advised, and Johnson County was notified. A short time later the officer located the vehicle parked in a field drive near the English River. He spoke to the operator, who was picking up cans.

A caller Sunday night in the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported suspicious activity in the downstairs apartment. Officers responded. Everything was fine at the residence.

A caller Sunday night in the 1000 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

 

Vandalism

A caller Sunday morning in the 1400 block of Ridgeview Court in Washington requested an officer at a residence for damages to his mailbox. The caller also advised that two neighboring mailboxes were also damaged. An officer responded. All homeowners were made aware. Documentation was made at that time.

 

Welfare check

A caller Friday morning in the 1600 block of Quince Avenue in Riverside requested a welfare check on a subject who didn’t show up to work that morning at 7:30 to 8 a.m. An officer responded. The subject had overslept and planned to contact his employer.

Dispatch received a 911 call, Friday afternoon in the 500 block of West Madison Street in Washington, from a 7-year-old advising she was home with her brother while their mother was at a store with another sibling. An officer responded and made contact with an adult male at the residence. Everything was fine.

A caller Friday night in the 3100 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth requested a welfare check. An officer responded, and the subject was fine.

A caller Saturday morning in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona requested assistance with a welfare check on an elderly female subject. Kalona QRS and an ambulance responded and made contact. There was no transport.

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Kalona reported that her 55-year-old mother was traveling from Kalona to Knoxville, Tennessee, and the family had not been able to make contact with her for the past 6 ½ hours, since 4 p.m. An officer checked the residence in Kalona and was unable to locate. An attempt to locate was sent out. The caller later called back to advise that her mother had made it safely to her destination. The attempt to locate was canceled.

Dispatch received a call from a female who stated she was driving and did not know where she was, Sunday morning in the 1500 block of Kiwi Avenue in Wellman. The caller advised that she stopped driving while on the phone. The reporting party ended the call before further information could be taken. An officer responded and could not get anyone to answer the door at the address where the call located. Contact was made with the caller’s parents, who responded with the officer and picked up their daughter.

 

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 100 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $11. A male subject tried to use his card at the pump. An officer made contact with the male owner, who planned to return and pay. The subject then did return and pay.

A caller Saturday evening in the 700 block of North Avenue B in Washington reported she had a fight with her ex-boyfriend and he took her cellphone. He was last seen walking southbound and wearing a black jacket, jeans and a white hat. Officers responded and located the subject. The phone was returned. The parties had separated. The subject indicated that he might call in on Sunday for a civil standby so he could retrieve his items.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported that his daughter’s coin purse was stolen the previous day from a store, and they had video of it. An officer responded and retrieved the video, and made contact with the victim. The information was documented for the time being.

 

All other offenses

A caller Friday night in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported a male and a female were arguing, and a child was present. Officers responded. They were having a get-together. No one was arguing.

A caller Monday morning at 170th Street and Orange Avenue in Riverside reported he took a friend to pick up his vehicle, and the person who lived at the property started taking parts off the car and wouldn’t let him take the vehicle. His friend had the title to the vehicle with him. An officer responded. The subjects got the vehicle and left the property without further incident.

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