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Police log - February 24, 2017

Feb 24, 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.


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Steven Lee Myers, 28, of North Liberty was arrested Wednesday night in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a charge of failure to appear for sentencing on driving while barred.


Traffic accident

A caller Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of West Madison Street reported a two-vehicle accident in front of the business. There were no injuries, and vehicles were off the roadway. Damage was under $1,500. Information was exchanged. Stanley James Meader of Washington was cited for unsafe backing.

A caller Wednesday night at 160th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside reported his sister swerved to miss a deer and went through a fence. Her vehicle was in the ditch. There were no injuries. The caller already made contact with the farmer who owned the fence, and arrangements were being made to remove the vehicle. The accident was documented.


Traffic stop serious

An officer reported a vehicle stop Wednesday morning at 220th Street and Nutmeg Avenue in Washington. Mark Andrew Hanson, 32, of Washington was cited into court for driving under suspension, eighth offence, driving 84 mph in a 55 mph zone, and no proof of insurance.



A caller Wednesday night in the 1200 block of North D Avenue in Washington reported subjects at a residence who were playing loud music and racing vehicles up and down the alley. An officer responded and spoke with the resident. The music was turned down.


Fire calls

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 3200 block of 310th Street in Crawfordsville reported his corn field had started on fire, possibly from a ditch that was burning. Crawfordsville Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Wednesday afternoon at North Pine Street and East North Street in Crawfordsville reported a barn full of hay was on fire by the water tower in Crawfordsville. Crawfordsville and Ainsworth fire departments responded to extinguish the fire. Officers and the fire marshal were also contacted and responded.


Family offense non-violent

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a verbal dispute at the residence, and the caller was blocked in with her van in the garage. Two officers responded. The front windshield was damaged on the truck and the rear windshield was damaged on the Cadillac. The vehicles were mutual property. Nothing physical had occurred and there were no charges. The incident was documented.



A caller Wednesday night in the 300 block of East Street in West Chester reported being scammed out of $550 in iTune cards. The report was documented. The caller was given the number for the Federal Trade Commission.


Illegal dumping

County Roads reported locating garbage in the ditch, Wednesday afternoon at 230th Street and Spruce Avenue in Ainsworth. Officers attempted to call the owners of the trash, but the phone number was no good and they no longer live at the address given. The incident was documented. An officer advised the caller of this information.



A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of Third Street in Wellman reported a neighbor came over to her porch and threatened them because he felt their dogs might be running loose. A deputy spoke with the subject about the proper way to handle dogs at large.

A caller Wednesday night in the 1900 block of 135th Street in Wellman reported her daughter was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. An officer spoke with the caller and intended to advise the other party to cease contact. The information was documented.


Runaways/missing person

A student was reported running 2 blocksnorth of the school, Wednesday afternoon in the 800 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington. Officers responded. An officer returned the child to the school, and the problem was resolved.


Suspicious activity

A caller Wednesday night in the 300 block of North C Avenue in Washington reported another juvenile tried to offer his child drugs, and requested to speak with an officer. The incident was documented.

A caller Wednesday night in the 200 block of South Van Buren Street in Brighton reported a Chevrolet Silverado pulled into the parking lot and the driver, a male with a plaid shirt, left on foot. An officer checked the area and was unable tolocate the subject.


Tobacco violations

An officer reported a tobacco violationWednesday morning in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Washington. A citation was issued to Courtney Schropp for providing tobacco to a minor, first offense.



Possible vandalism was reported Wednesday morning at South D Avenue and West Adams Street in Washington. Headstones were knocked over at the cemetery. An officer responded and cemetery maintenance personnel were notified.


All other theft

A caller Wednesday night in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported her wallet had been missing for the past two to three days. The wallet contained her apartment keys, mailbox key, caller’s identification and Social Security card, medical card and her husband’s ID. Items were listed in the system as stolen. The caller later advised that the wallet and all the items were located. The listed items were canceled from the system.


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