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Police log - Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 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 – 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


Brandon James Ferdig, 20, was arrested Thursday evening in the 20 block of Parkside Estates Road in Washington on charges of second-degree theft and unauthorized use of credit card under $1,000.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday afternoon at Hemlock Avenue and 155th Street in Wellman reported he was in the ditch. The vehicle was a Kia Sportage. Damage to the vehicle was under $1,500. The driver was given paperwork for trespassing on a Level B road. A towing company assisted in pulling the vehicle out.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Thursday morning at 140th Street and Highway 1 in Kalona reported a gray Hyundai-type vehicle had been sitting along the road for the past three days, with no plates, and the caller requested a towing company to respond to remove the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and was entered as towed, to be released upon payment of the tow bill. Later in the day, the owner of the vehicle called and was advised who towed the vehicle. It was cleared from the system.

Fire calls

A caller Friday morning in the 2600 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported a fire inside the woodshed, with a new house 4 feet from it. An officer arrived on the scene and advised that the shed was fully engulfed and the house was catching on fire. Riverside Fire and QRS, Kalona Fire, an ambulance and an officer responded. Riverside Fire disregarded Ainsworth Fire and Hills Fire. The fire was extinguished.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday morning in the 300 block of South Mechanic Street in Brighton reported a subject had a loose dog in Brighton and none of her dogs were registered with the city. The caller requested that a deputy make contact with her. An officer spoke with the subject, who was counseled on her loose dog and advised to make contact with City Hall.

A caller Thursday night in the 2300 block of 290th Street in Washington reported steers out. An officer responded and located the owners, who were going to take care of the problem.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Thursday night in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington requested assistance for some type of disturbance. Officers responded. An officer requested an ambulance. An ambulance responded but had no transport. The officer transported the subject to the hospital for an evaluation.


A caller Thursday night in the 300 block of South Main Street in Crawfordsville reported that his wife was receiving harassing text messages. An officer spoke with the subject who sent the text messages. The subject was advised to have no more contact with the caller or his wife, or harassment charges could be filed.

Motor vehicle theft

An officer reported locating a stolen vehicle, Thursday afternoon in the 20 block of North Center Street in Marshalltown. The vehicle was canceled from the system, and the owner of the vehicle was notified.

Welfare check

A caller Thursday morning in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman requested a welfare check on a subject. The business was closed, and the subject was back at her residence. There was no problem.

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington requested a welfare check on a child who had been screaming. An officer responded. The child was having a temper tantrum.

All other theft

An error in record was reported, Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of Westview Drive in Washington.

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $15.11 that had occurred during the morning. An officer left a card at the residence for the owner to call in. The owner’s son called in to advise that he returned and paid for the gas.

All other offenses

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of East Second Street in Washington reported identity theft. An officer spoke with the caller. The incident might have happened in Johnson County. The caller was provided with the call-for-service number, and the information was documented.

A caller Thursday evening in the 400 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported that subjects entered through a window of the apartment to retrieve their belongings. An officer spoke to the caller. The subjects were still tenants but just had not paid their rent. The officer planned to forward the information on to the county attorney. Documentation was made.

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