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Police log - March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 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 – 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

 

Arrests

Nathaniel Anthony Tallent-Jenkins, 24, of Birmingham, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 300 block of West Second Street in Ottumwa on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of burglary, second offense.

Gustavo Reyes-Ortiz, 30, of Washington, was arrested Friday night in the 300 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington on a charge of OWI, first offense.

Zachary Michael Cosgrove, 22, of Keokuk, was arrested Sunday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside on a Missouri charge of probation violation on possession of controlled substance.

Steven Michael Cole, 54, of Washington, was arrested Sunday night in the 2400 block of Kiwi Avenue in Washington on charges of operating while intoxicated, second offense, driving while barred, and failure to maintain control.

 

Traffic accident

An officer reported a vehicle in the ditch, Saturday morning at Highway 92 and Ginkgo Avenue in West Chester. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 240th Street in Ainsworth reported a vehicle in the median at Mile Marker 68 on Highway 218. Damage was under $1,500. A towing company was contacted at the vehicle owner’s request.

A caller Saturday morning in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington reported two vehicles in the ditch by the trailer park. A gray four-wheel drive vehicle was in the west ditch and occupied by a male subject. The second vehicle, a red car, was on the east side and appeared to have no one inside. Officers responded. Israel Jimenez Valenzuela, of Washington, was cited for failure to maintain control and no proof of insurance accident-related. A Chevron sign was damaged. The driver worked for County Roads and had already made his boss aware. A towing company responded and towed both vehicles.

A caller Saturday morning at highway 218 and 230th Street in Ainsworth reported that a semi slid into the ditch at the 69 Mile Marker on Highway 218 southbound. It was upright. Iowa State Patrol responded to check on the semi.

A caller Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported being in the ditch south of Washington, with no injuries. The vehicle was a white four-door Kia Rio. An officer responded. There was no damage. A towing service pulled the vehicle out of the ditch.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 3300 block of Wayland Road in Mount Pleasant reported hitting the side of the bridge. There were no injuries. The caller did have three small children with her, and her father. The southbound lane was blocked. An officer responded. The vehicle was moved into a driveway, and the owner of the property had approved of that. Damage amounted to more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed.

 

Traffic other

A caller Friday afternoon in the 400 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported that two vehicles were leaking gas. He had walked by on the street and could smell a strong gas odor. The vehicles were on private property. There was nothing leaking into the street. Gas was evaporating.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth reported a vehicle in the median. There were no injuries. An officer responded to check on the vehicle and subjects. A towing company was contacted to help pull the car out of the median, and then towed the vehicle along with the occupants to a motel for the night.

A caller Sunday night in the 700 block of South Eighth Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle was parked, making it difficult for other vehicles to get through the street. It had also possibly been there for more than 24 hours. An officer responded. The owners were made aware of the complaint, but vehicles were able to get through.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with an unoccupied, disabled vehicle with the flashers on, Friday afternoon in the 1200 block of Dogwood Avenue in Wellman. The driver advised that he would try to get it back to Williamsburg.

A caller Friday night at Highway 22 and the Highway 218 ramp at Riverside reported a semi was stalled on the ramp and was partially on Highway 22 blocking traffic. An officer responded. The vehicle was moved.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in the median, Saturday morning in the 1200 block of Highway 218 in Riverside. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth. Everything was fine. The driver stopped on the side of the road for a short time.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Saturday morning at Highway 22 and Hemlock Avenue in Wellman. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in the ditch, Saturday morning at Spruce Avenue and 220th Street in Washington. No one was around, and there was no damage. The vehicle was added to the system.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported a Chrysler 200 in the median just north of Highway 22. A towing company was notified to pull the vehicle out.

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, Saturday morning at Washington Street and South Street in Kalona. The vehicle was added to the system. The officer made contact with the owner, who was advised to get it moved.

A disabled vehicle was reported, Saturday afternoon in the 3200 block of Highway 22 in Riverside. It was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle on the southbound side, Sunday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside. The vehicle was unoccupied and off the traveled portion. It was added to the system.

A caller Sunday morning in the 1100 block of Highway 218 in Riverside reported that his vehicle broke down. An officer responded. Subjects advised they had contacted a wrecker and were there to remove another vehicle, a black Cadillac.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with flashers on, Sunday night at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington. The subject was texting.

 

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of Dogwood Avenue in Wellman reported having a ditch fire that was going toward the field. No structures were close. Wellman Fire and an officer responded. Alliant Energy was notified in reference to a pole that had caught on fire. The fire was extinguished.

A fire alarm was reported going off, Saturday night in the 800 block of Park Street in Ainsworth. The Ainsworth Fire Department was paged out. There were no flames or smoke showing, only an alarm. Ainsworth Fire responded. There was no problem at the building.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Sunday night in the 2300 block of 275th Street in Washington reported there was a subject in the emergency room with a dog bite from his own dogs. The owner had already put the dogs down. A report will be filed.

 

Assault

A caller Friday morning in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Kalona reported a female juvenile at the residence was acting out and assaulting others in the residence. The juvenile threw an item in the residence. There was no assault. The juvenile was advised that if this continued, Juvenile Probation would be contacted.

 

Barking dog

A caller Saturday night in the 700 block of Fifth Street in Kalona reported multiple barking dogs in the neighborhood. An officer responded and was unable to locate barking dogs in the area.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue in Wellman reported a male subject who was screaming at her and doing videotaping, standing at her vehicle. Officers responded and attempted to speak with the caller, who was uncooperative. It was established that any further calls of this type from her would result in harassment charges.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of North Avenue C in Washington reported that his 7-year-old daughter was out of control and was throwing things in the residence. She had threatened to hurt herself and others. An officer spoke with the daughter, who calmed down, and with the parents. The problem was resolved for the time being.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that two boys, ages 12 and 8, were fighting and wouldn’t stop. Officers responded. The problem was resolved.

A caller Sunday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported her friend and her sister were fighting outside the trailer.  One of them maced the other and then took off. The trailer-owner’s son was also fighting with his boyfriend, and there was a meth pipe on the table. The sister did not wish to pursue charges. The incidents were verbal only. Documentation was made. The pipe was disposed of.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Friday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported locating a baggie of marijuana. An officer seized the baggie and intended to turn it over to DCI when they came to the business. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.

 

Fraud

Joseph Daniel Williamon, 29, of Brighton, was cited into court for fifth-degree theft, Saturday. This was because of an incident that occurred on March 18 in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington.

 

Illegal dumping

A caller Friday morning in the 2400 block of Sockum Ridge Road in Washington reported eight bags of garbage in the ditch with identifiers on them. An officer responded and located the trash, and made contact with the subject responsible for dumping it. The subject had until 6 p.m. Friday to pick it up, or she would be cited. In early afternoon Friday, the caller advised that the trash had been picked up. An officer was advised.

A caller Friday afternoon at 240th Street and Palm Avenue in Washington reported eight or nine white trash bags of garbage had been dumped in the ditches along 240th, just east of Palm Avenue, on both sides of the road. An officer spoke with the suspect, who was advised to get the garbage picked up that day. She advised that she had paid someone off Craigslist to pick up the garbage for $100.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1200 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a subject dumped 15 bags of garbage in one of their dumpsters. The subject was contacted again to pick up the garbage that day or she would be cited. She was going to try the Craigslist person also.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday night in the 2000 block of Willow Avenue in Ainsworth reported suspicious activity. Washington County officers and an Iowa State Patrol officer responded. Everything was fine. They were just checking on a calf.

 

Vandalism

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 100 block of Westview Drive in Washington reported that someone threw eggs at the building sometime overnight. This was the second time it happened. Documentation was made, and extra patrol was provided.

 

Weather-related

A caller early Saturday morning at East Third Street and North 14th Avenue in Washington reported a tree branch in the roadway. City units responded. A tree fell down, and part of it was in the roadway. They were able to remove small branches, but the city workers would be notified in the morning to remove the rest of it. The road was down to one lane.

Dispatch received multiple reports of power lines down over the roadway, Saturday morning in the 1700 block of Ginkgo Avenue in Wellman. An officer and Wellman Fire responded. Alliant was also notified. County roads responded to put up barricades until Alliant was finished.

A caller Saturday morning in the 200 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that a power line was down in the roadway by the courthouse. An officer responded. Alliant Energy was notified. Alliant cut the line and rolled it up by a nearby building.

 

Welfare check

An officer reported checking on a male subject walking, Friday afternoon in the 2000 block of Highway 92 in Washington. The officer advised that the subject was walking to Indiana and refused a ride.

A caller Friday evening in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington requested a welfare check on children. The caller could hear an adult screaming at them and physically hitting them. An officer responded and spoke to the subject. Everything was fine.

A caller Saturday evening in the 600 block of East Harrison Street in Washington requested a welfare check on a friend they were unable to make contact with. An officer responded and made contact. The subject planned to contact the caller.

 

All other offenses

A caller Sunday night in the 700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that someone came onto their property and got into a confrontation about their dog. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

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