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Police log - July 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014

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.


Total — NA

Treatment — NA

Male section — NA

Female section — NA

Work release — NA

Holding — NA

Special needs – NA

Contract inmates — NA

Other facility — NA



Gerald Anthony Landstrum, 18, of Washington, was arrested Thursday evening in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington for possession of a controlled substance marijuana.

Chad Eric Swartzendruber, 40, of Victor, was arrested Thursday night in the 100 block of North Main Street in Toledo for pretrial release violation on OWI.


Traffic accidents

A two-vehicle accident with a rollover was reported Thursday afternoon at Highway 22 and Pelican Drive in Kalona. One subject was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.


Traffic other

Subjects were reported Thursday afternoon riding motorcycles in the 1400 block of Vine Avenue in Riverside squealing the tires and the caller was unsure if they were old enough to be on the roadway. Officers responded and spoke to the family. It was a birthday party and they agreed to keep the noise down.


Fire calls

A fire alarm was reported Thursday morning in the 100 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington. Officers and the Washington Fire Department responded. No fire. It was an alarm malfunction.


All other thefts

A gas drive-off in the amount of $20.38 was reported Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Washington. The incident was documented.

A phone was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of West Washington Street in Washington Thursday afternoon. The caller later reported finding the phone.

Three electronic games and a cell phone were reported stolen from a residence in the 2300 block of Spruce Avenue in Washington Thursday afternoon. Officers responded. A report will be filed.



A window was reported broken out of a vehicle in the 100 block of South Farmer Street in Brighton Thursday morning. Officers responded. The incident was documented.



A subject reportedly threw a hammer at the caller when she drove by his house in the 500 block of West Washington Street in Washington Thursday afternoon. Officers responded and advised the subject to stay away from the caller’s house. The subject also advised the caller had been seen by his house, taunting him several times earlier in the day. He was advised to call in instead of reacting.

A caller reported Thursday evening that subjects in the 500 block of Highway 1 in Washington were harassing her. The subjects were gone on arrival.


Public intoxication

Officers reported Friday morning being out with an intoxicated subject in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman. Officers advised the subject not to be driving. The subject will walk home.


Animal complaints

Barking dogs were reported Thursday evening in the 300 block of North C Avenue in Washington. Officers spoke with all parties.

A dog bite was reported Thursday night in the 300 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington. Officers responded. The subject’s own dog bit him and the dog was current on its shots.


All other offenses

An officer was requested Thursday morning in to speak with a subject living in an apartment of a client without permission. The caller was worried the subject was taking advantage of the situation. Officers responded. The subject was removed from the apartment.


Family offense non violent

A violation of a no-contact order via Facebook messages was reported Thursday morning in the 600 block of South C Avenue in Washington. Officers responded and spoke with both parties. They had conflicting information. The caller and the suspect were advised to have no further contact.

A subject was reported at a residence in the 1200 block of North Third Avenue in Washington and removed all the furniture and some appliances and broke lamps in the driveway. This is an ongoing civil/child custody issue.


Suspicious activity

Suspicious activity was reported Thursday night in the 500 block of North D Avenue in Washington. There was a vehicle that was not supposed to be there. Officers responded. The vehicle was gone on officers’ arrival.


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