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Police log - Jan. 4, 2018

Jan 04, 2018

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.

Jail count

Males – 17

Females – 3

Work release – 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 9

Treatment – 0

Holding – 0

Other facility – 1

Total – 31

Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 900 block of West Fifth Street in Washington reported a vehicle hit a fire hydrant. There were no injuries. An officer responded, and a towing company responded and towed the vehicle to an auto body shop. The city was contacted and responded in reference to damage to the fire hydrant. A state accident report will be filed.

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries in the parking lot. An officer responded. Damage amounted to more than $1,500, and a state report will be filed.

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 1 and 130th Street in Kalona reported that a vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree. The driver was not getting out of the vehicle. Officers, an ambulance, Kalona Fire Department and QRS all responded. The ambulance transported one subject to the Washington County Hospital in Washington. A state report will be filed, and the vehicle was going to be retrieved later from the east ditch. It was well off the roadway.

A caller Friday afternoon at East 11th Street and North Eighth Avenue in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident at the intersection. A juvenile male subject was cited for failure to yield upon entering a roadway. The vehicle was towed. A state report will be filed.

A caller Friday night in the 2300 block of 220th Street in Washington reported that someone hit her mailbox and went into the ditch. The vehicle was able to drive out of the ditch. An officer was advised. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday night in the 1600 block of Highway 22 in Wellman reported a traffic accident, a Ford Escape in a ditch on the south side of the roadway. An officer responded. The vehicle had left before the officer arrived.

A caller Saturday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a mailbox was damaged. An officer spoke with the employees about the damage. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Washington Street and South 12th Avenue in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident. It was a non-reportable accident. Drivers’ information was exchanged. A citation was issued to Madison Roller, of Burlington, for failure to stop at a safe assured distance, and a court date was set.

An officer reported hitting a deer in the squad car, Saturday night in the 1300 block of Highway 1 in Brighton. The vehicle was drivable, and there was no damage.

A caller Sunday morning in the 3300 block of Wayland Road in Wayland reported a truck tried to pass them and rolled. Air bags deployed. The driver was the only occupant and was out of the vehicle. Officers, an ambulance, a Washington County Rescue unit, Wayland Fire and QRS responded. Medical and Rescue were disregarded. The driver was transported via private vehicle. The driver will be cited for failure to maintain control, and will also need to show proof of insurance by Monday. Damage was over $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. The truck was going to remain in the ditch until a private tow could be arranged.

A caller Sunday night in the 200 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported being involved in an accident. The other vehicle left before she got their information. Officers responded. The other vehicle came back. Drivers’ information was exchanged.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning in the 2300 block of Vine Avenue in Ainsworth reported a car parked on the shoulder by the driveway in front of a residence that would need to be moved for the plows. The caller was unable to make contact with anyone at the residence. An officer responded and made contact with the owner, who was going to get the vehicle moved that night.

A caller Friday afternoon at North Iowa Avenue and East Sixth Street in Washington reported a blue truck had been sitting at the corner for a couple of days and was a traffic hazard. An officer responded and made contact with the owner, who planned to get it moved.

A caller Friday evening in the 1100 block of Highway 218 in Riverside reported a vehicle slid into the median south of Riverside on the northbound side of Highway 218. The caller called back, advising that they were able to help them get out of the median. An officer and an Iowa State Patrol unit were disregarded.

A caller Friday evening in the 500 block of Fourth Street in Wellman reported t ha t a male subject drove an end loader in his backyard and damaged his property. The end loader was stuck in between two trees. An officer responded. The caller advised that he wanted the call documented. The male subject contacted a towing service to come and tow the end loader out of the caller’s yard.

A deputy reported being out with a vehicle in the ditch with its flashers on, Friday evening at Juniper Avenue and Highway 22 in Kalona. They were able to get the vehicle out of the ditch.

A caller Friday night in the 3200 block of Highway 218 in Crawfordsville reported that a vehicle slid into the ditch 1 mile south of Mile Marker 60 in the southbound lane. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate anyone.

A caller Friday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp reported a vehicle slid off the roadway from the off-ramp of Highway 218 southbound going toward Highway 22. No one was around the vehicle. An officer tagged the vehicle and added it into the system.

A caller Friday night in the 1000 block of First Street in Keota reported that his vehicle slid into the ditch and hit a county road sign. He was able to drive the vehicle out and kept driving. An officer was advised and planned to advise County Roads about the road sign. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with the radio on, Saturday morning in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Washington. An additional officer also responded. Everything was OK. The subject was just listening to the radio in the vehicle.

A caller Sunday morning in the 200 block of East Second Street in Riverside reported a vehicle sitting in the grass between the sidewalk and the street. It was a Buick passenger car. An officer was advised. The vehicle was towed by a towing service.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 900 block of South 11th Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle parked the wrong way on the road. This was an ongoing issue. The vehicle was a light-colored car.

An officer responded and was unable to make contact with the registered owner. A 24-hour notice was given.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Tuesday morning in the 1400 block of Ginkgo Avenue in Wellman reported they received a report from their customer that his vehicle was stalled in the roadway. He was in a gold Oldsmobile Aurora. An officer responded. The subject had a tow on the way that was scheduled to arrive in 90 minutes.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle in the travel portion of the road, Tuesday morning at Sixth Avenue and 13th Street in Wellman. The officer made contact with the owner, who had a wrecker on the way.

A deputy reported being out assisting subjects changing a tire, Tuesday night at Highway 218 and 130th Street in Riverside. An additional officer assisted.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle after receiving a report from Keokuk County, Tuesday night at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth. The deputy advised that they had run out of gas and had assistance on the way.

A caller Saturday evening in the 1000 block of Highway 22 in Wellman reported a silver Dodge Durango with a flat tire was sitting in the eastbound lanes with no one around. The vehicle was on a hill, which could be a traffic hazard. An officer responded. Dispatch attempted to make contact with the owner and left a message. A towing company towed the vehicle, to be released upon payment of the tow bill.

There was an error in record concerning a call about a disabled vehicle, Sunday afternoon in the 2100 block of Highway 1 in Washington.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday night at E Avenue and Seventh Street in Kalona. The deputy advised they had a ride coming and were getting a private tow to remove the vehicle.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Monday morning at Vine Avenue and Highway 22 in Riverside. The vehicle was unoccupied. The officer taped the vehicle and added it to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Monday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington. The officer spoke with the occupants, who were going to try to get it moved off the travel portion. If not, they were going to call for a tow in a couple of hours. An officer later advised that the vehicle was gone.

An officer reported being out with an occupied vehicle in the ditch, Monday afternoon at 155th Street and Ginkgo Avenue in Wellman. There was no damage, and the driver had help on the way.

Traffic other

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of West Second Street in Washington reported a vehicle that hadn’t been moved in months, parked in the street. It was a blue passenger car. An officer responded and tagged the vehicle.

Animal complaint

A caller Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Highway 1 in Kalona reported a deer in the roadway that needed to be put down. An officer responded and checked the area, and was unable to locate the deer.

A caller Tuesday night in the 200 block of Fourth Street in Wellman reported a child was bitten by the family dog. An officer responded and spoke to the family. The dog was up-to-date on its shots. Documentation was made.

A caller Tuesday night in the 1000 block of East Second Street in Washington reported a barking dog. An officer responded and was unable to locate any barking dogs.

A caller Friday morning in the 3100 block of Wayland Road in Washington reported there was a deer in the west ditch that had been hit but was still alive. An officer responded. The deer was already deceased upon the officer’s arrival.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1500 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported a subject bitten by the subject’s own farm cat. The cat did not have vaccinations and would need to be quarantined. They did have the cat captured, and the responding officer advised that the cat would be taken to a local veterinary clinic to be quarantined. A report will be filed.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1500 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check on a dog. An officer responded and checked on the animal. He advised he had checked on it before and it was fine. No one was home when he knocked on the door.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2700 block of Redwood Avenue in Washington reported an injured deer trying to get back on the roadway. An officer responded and the deer was put down.

A caller Saturday night in the 3300 block of Redwood Avenue in Mount Pleasant reported an injured deer north of Noble on Redwood. An officer responded and put down the deer.

A caller Sunday night in the 100 block of West 13th Street in Washington requested a welfare check on a dog that had been outs ide all day in the cold weather. An officer responded. The dog had adequate space, shelter, food and water in compliance with the city code. Everything was fine. The dog owners were advised of the complaint.

Illegal dumping

A caller Tuesday morning at 335th Street and Ginkgo Avenue in Brighton reported three bags of garbage in the north ditch. An officer responded. Identifiers were located. The trash was taken to the subject’s residence. There was no answer. Contact was made via phone, and the subject stated that the bags fell out of his truck.

Public service contacts

A caller Wednesday morning in the 2600 block of Airport Road in Washington reported that he and his cousin were on the side of the road. They tried to ride their bikes home, but it was too cold outside. An officer responded and gave the subjects a ride to a residence in town.

Assault

A caller Monday morning in the 1000 block of East Adams Street in Washington reported that the male subject had a knife inside the residence with his girlfriend, and he locked the caller and another friend out of the house. They were concerned for the female’s welfare. While the caller was on the phone, the female subject left the residence. Officers responded. The male subject had a knife on his person, but no threats were made with it. The incident was verbal only. The female left for the night with her friends.

Burglary

A caller Monday afternoon in the 400 block of East Main Street in Brighton reported that someone broke into her residence sometime since last Wednesday, and broke into her shed also. A report will be filed.

All other theft

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a newer white truck with a sticker with the numbers 15003 left without paying for $45 in gas. No license plate information was visible. An officer was advised.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday afternoon in the 700 block of South Eighth Avenue in Washington reported her son was breaking things in the house. Officers responded and transported the subject to the Washington County Hospital and Clinics emergency room in Washington.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that there were four juvenile siblings at his house, and one of his brothers was threatening to assault his sister. There was no assault. The mother was home upon the officer’s arrival. The father was on his way to pick up his kids.

A caller Tuesday morning in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington requested law enforcement. Units responded and assisted with the subject. The Emergency Room requested assistance again about 40 minutes later. Units responded. The subject calmed down. A report will be filed.

 

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported several 911 hang-up calls, Sunday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone.

Illegal dumping

A caller Sunday morning in the 1000 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported illegal dumping. An officer spoke with the caller. Garbage was disposed of. The officer planned to attempt to locate the suspect and advise him to stay off the property.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Sunday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported a subject was still harassing her over his dog. An officer spoke to the caller, who would like the information documented.

Mental subject

A caller Sunday night in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Brighton reported that a subject had left the residence and was refusing to come back. The caller was concerned because of the cold temperatures. An officer responded and located the subject at the pavilion. The subject was transported home.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2600 block of 320th Street in Wayland reported receiving information on a stolen vehicle from Washington. An officer made contact with the caller. Officers responded to the registered owner’s residence. All information was to be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The information was documented.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Saturday morning in the 400 block of E Avenue in Kalona reported her son was missing after a fight on Christmas. She thought he was there Thursday night to get some things. An officer responded and a signed guarantee of transport was completed. The subject was entered into the system.

A caller Saturday evening in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported that her son, who was on probation, left the residence. She requested that an officer attempt to locate him. The son returned home about 10 minutes later.

Search warrant

An officer reported being out doing a search warrant, Saturday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday night in the 3100 block of 143rd Lane in Riverside reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. The operator was possibly intoxicated. An officer responded to the area and was unable to locate.

A caller Saturday morning in the 600 block of West Fountain Street in Brighton reported suspicious activity. An officer made contact with the vehicle owner and advised them where the vehicle was located. The vehicle was cleared from the system as stolen. The owner was also advised to make sure that the fuel from previous gas drive-offs gets paid for.

A caller Sunday morning in the 100 block of E Avenue in Kalona reported a white van with the hood up and doors open, with three male subjects. One subject had a light on a hat. They had been there for 10 to 15 minutes and were not washing their vehicle. An officer responded and made contact with the driver, who was having vehicle issues and was using the wash bay for shelter while he replaced the thermostat and added antifreeze. There was no problem.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in a parking lot, Monday morning in the 100 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington. No one was around. The building was secure.

A caller Monday morning in the 1200 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that a vehicle had been parked on the west side of the parking lot for an hour, with one person inside. An officer responded. It was a new employee. Everything was fine.

Welfare check

A caller Friday night in the 3100 block of Highway 1 in Brighton reported that his son was calling him and other family members nonstop, stating he didn’t have any heat or water and there were people outside the residence trying to harm him. An officer checked the residence. No one was outside. There were space heaters on inside, and no one would come to the door.

A caller Friday night in the 800 block of East Taylor Street in Washington requested a welfare check on a subject at a residence. Officers responded and spoke with a neighbor, and advised that the vehicle he drove was not there.

A caller Sunday night in the 2800 block of 330th Street in Mount Pleasant reported another subject located an intoxicated male walking on the roadway and gave him a ride to a residence. They were then concerned he did not make it into the residence. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone outside. No one would answer the door.

All other theft

A caller Friday night in the 2600 block of 320th Street in Wayland reported the theft of a vehicle. An officer spoke to the caller, who let a subject borrow. They were to return it nearly three hours before the call, and it had not been returned. The vehicle was entered as stolen.

A caller Saturday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $21.01. The license plate given did not match the vehicle description. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Sunday morning in the 400 block of North Ella Street in Riverside reported there was a male subject stumbling around, and he fell in the roadway. He was now sitting in the roadway. An officer responded and located the possible subject at a residence. The officer also located a vehicle down the road that had been driven off the roadway. The operator was unknown. The officer requested that the day shift would have it towed.

A call for service for absence of custody was requested Monday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington.  A report will be filed.

A caller Wednesday morning at North Avenue B and West Second Street in Washington reported something was in the middle of the roadway and requested an officer to check. An officer responded and checked the area and was unable to locate.

 

 

 

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