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Police log - July 18, 2018

Jul 18, 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 – 13

Females – 6

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 12

Treatment – 0

Holding – 1

Other facility – 0

Total – 32


Jose Antonio Mata Hernandez, 29, of West Liberty, was arrested Monday night in the 300 block of East Fifth Street in Muscatine on a Washington County warrant for assault.

Traffic accident

A caller Monday afternoon in the 2100 block of Keokuk Washington Road in Keota reported an accident with unknown injuries about half a mile north of Highway 92 on the Keokuk Washington Road. A car had flipped over and was lying in a yard on the east side of the road. They were paging out Keota QRS and Keota Fire, and had a deputy en route. Medical units were disregarded by Keota Fire due to no one’s being around the vehicle. The incident was reported earlier Monday morning after the subject swerved to miss a deer. An officer requested a wrecker, and a towing company responded and towed the vehicle. An additional officer assisted.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 22 and Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported that her daughter was in a traffic accident with no injuries. Two vehicle were involved, and the accident was blocking traffic. The father arrived on the scene and called back to advise that there were injuries. One subject was having back pain, and one person was holding an arm. An officer, Riverside QRS and an ambulance responded. The ambulance transported one subject to Mercy-Iowa City. The vehicles were towed. Damages were more than $1,500, and a state accident report was filed. A juvenile subject was cited for failure to stop at assured distance.

A caller Tuesday morning in the 1800 block of Ginkgo Avenue in West Chester reported that she hit a deer with her 2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited while traveling northbound on Ginkgo Avenue. The vehicle was drivable but had damage to the driver side door and rear wheel well. The deer ran off. The accident was documented.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Monday night at Dogwood Avenue and Highway 22 in Wellman. The vehicle was tagged and added to the system.

Fire calls

A caller Monday night in the 600 block of East 13th Street in Washington reported that he could smell something burning outside somewhere, and requested an officer to check the area. City units checked the area. The smell of burning trash was in the area, but they couldn’t locate exactly where it was coming from.

Animal complaint

An officer reported being out with a subject who was requesting a deer tag, Monday morning at 130th Street and Riverside Road in Riverside. The subject had not hit the deer. The officer issued a deer tag to a Riverside resident.

A caller Monday morning in the 3100 block of 190th Street in Ainsworth requested a welfare check in reference to the neglect of five to six horses. They did not have adequate food and were constantly out (twice that morning), and the Appaloosa had a gash on its shoulder that had not been tended to. An officer responded and spoke with the resident and the owner of the horses. She was made aware of the complaint and was to take care of the injury that afternoon. She was advised that next time, a citation would be issued.

A caller reported her neighbor’s horse was in her pasture, Monday evening in the 1900 block of Willow Avenue in Ainsworth. An officer responded. Allison Amy Ball, of Hills, was cited into court for allowing animals to run at large.

A caller Monday night at East Madison Street and South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that she was walking her dog, and a ptibull jumped out of a car and attacked her dog. An officer spoke with all parties involved. The caller’s dog did not suffer any injuries. The pitbull owner was issued a written warning for allowing his dog to run at large.

A caller Monday night in the 1800 block of 190th Street in Washington reported that 30 to 40 hogs were out in the roadway and in the field. An officer responded. The owner was contacted, and the hogs were put back inside the building.

A caller Tuesday morning at Yucca Avenue and Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported a dead deer in the roadway. An officer responded and removed the remains of the deer from the road.


A caller reported harassment via text message, Monday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona. An officer spoke to both parties and advised them to have no further contact.

Suspicious activity

A caller Monday afternoon in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington reported suspicious activity by the wooden play area near the large pavilion, Monday afternoon in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate a problem.

Welfare check

A caller Monday afternoon at East Jefferson Street and South Ninth Avenue in Washington reported following a vehicle on Highway 92 traveling toward Washington, and a small child about 4 or 5 years old had been hanging out of the window and throwing things out. The vehicle was a Ford Escape. An officer located the vehicle. The child was partially strapped in. The driver was issued citations.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 600 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check. An officer responded. The subject was fine.

All other theft

A caller reported a theft, Monday afternoon in the 20 block of Parkside Estates Road in Washington. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Monday afternoon in the 600 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported a green Kent Chaos bicycle located outside her residence. The caller brought the bike in to the Police Department. An officer took the bike to the bike shed.

A caller Monday night in the 400 block of South Mechanic Street in Brighton reported that his neighbor was mowing, and the lawn clippings were getting in his flower bed. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A deputy received a call from a subject who lost his wallet at the fair, Monday night in the 600 block of Highway 1 in Washington. Driver’s license, cash and debit cards were in the wallet. The subject was given the Call for Service number for documentation and planned to go and get a new driver’s license.

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