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Police log - March 6, 2018

Mar 06, 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 – 11

Females – 6

Work release – 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 9

Treatment – 0

Holding – 3

Other facility – 0

Total – 30

 

Arrests

Jeffrey Gerald Serum, 53, of Kalona, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue in Iowa City on Washington County warrants for failure to appear for initial appearance on possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, third or subsequent offense, failure to appear for initial appearance on possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear for nonjury trial on violation of a no-contact order – contempt.

Samantha Jo Debler, of North Liberty, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a Coralville Police Department charge of unlawful possession of prescription pills, and a warrant out of Coralville for fourth-degree theft.

Brandy Mae Hopkins, 34, of Columbus Junction, was arrested Friday night in the 2300 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth on a charge of driving while revoked.

Casey Lucas Comer, 40, of Bloomfield, was arrested Sunday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside on an Adel District Court warrant for probation violation of driving while barred, habitual offender.

Jennifer Lynn Sargeant, 27, of Brighton, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of North Taylor Street in Brighton on a charge of contempt of court.

Albert Parks, 21, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Sunday night at Highway 22 and Hickory Avenue in Wellman on charges of driving under suspension, seventh offence. He was also cited for no insurance.

Tyler Lee Vradenburg, 27, of Washington, was arrested Sunday night at Nutmeg Avenue and 220th Street in Washington on charges of violation of no- contact order/protective order, domestic abuse assault, eluding, no driver’s license, reckless driving, and speeding 85 mph in a 55 mph zone.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning in the 100 block of East Main Street reported a hit-and-run accident with no injuries. The caller believed a semi took a tight corner and hit his tan GMC Sierra. An officer responded and took photos. An officer will return later to get more information. Documentation was made for the time being.

A caller Friday morning in the 1100 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported that his daughter was involved in an accident in the parking lot. There were no injuries. An officer responded. Information was exchanged and photos were taken. The accident occurred on private property. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported she had backed into another vehicle. An officer responded. Damage was under $1,500, and no state accident report was needed. Michelle Mask, of Washington, was cited for unsafe backing onto the roadway.

A caller Friday afternoon at East Fifth Street and North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident near the Mose Levy building. An officer responded. Tara Baker, of Wayland, was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and given a warning for registration. A Mercury Mystique was towed.

A caller Saturday night in the 3100 block of Highway 1 in Brighton reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries to vehicle occupants. The vehicle had right front-end damage and was drivable. The caller was unsure of the location of the deer. An officer was advised, and the caller was advised to pick up a state accident report if damages were more than $1,500.

A caller Sunday morning at Highway 218 and 175th Street in Riverside reported he hit a deer in his red 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. There were no injuries to vehicle occupants. The deer was off the roadway but was still alive in the ditch. The vehicle was drivable. The reporting party was given the Call for Service number for insurance purposes. The caller was also advised he could pick up a state accident report. An officer responded, and upon his arrival the deer was deceased. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. The officer went out with the vehicle at Highway 218 and 135th Street. A short while later, the vehicle was no longer drivable. The owner planned to have the vehicle moved by the end of the day.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported that a vehicle hit her shed or large tractor tire that was on her property, and there was debris from a vehicle still there. No damage was done to the shed. An officer responded. There was no damage. The tire was put back into place. Documentation was made.

 

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being out with a vehicle stop, Friday morning at East Tyler Street and South Ninth Avenue in Washington. A citation was issued to Charles Vincent Giesken, 45, of Des Moines, for driving while license suspended.

A deputy reported being at vehicle stop, Saturday afternoon at 220th Street and Spruce Avenue in Washington. A citation was issued to Sasha Ray Marin, 31, of Columbus Junction, for driving while license under suspension.

 

Traffic other

Officers reported being out with a vehicle in reference to a driving complaint from Washington County Ambulance, Saturday afternoon in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington. Officers responded. Felipe Marcus Benitez, 33, of Washington, was cited for driving while license under suspension. A valid operator was coming to remove the vehicle.

An officer reported being out with a possible disabled vehicle along the roadway, Saturday night in the 2600 block of Highway 1 in Washington. The vehicle had pulled over to give a ride to a subject walking on Highway 1.

A caller Sunday afternoon at South Airport Road and East Washington Street in Washington reported that a newer black Chevrolet Camaro with red racing stripes, and a silver Honda were drag-racing on Airport Road, last seen traveling northbound. An officer spoke with the driver of the Camaro, who said he had been on the Airport Road but denied racing with another vehicle. A verbal warning was given.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Saturday night at 130th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside. Everything was fine. They were looking for a temporary plate that fell off.

 

Fire calls

Johnson County requested mutual aid with aerial trucks for a structure with flames, Friday morning in the 500 block of Brady Street in Hills. Riverside Fire responded and assisted Johnson County.

Mutual aid was requested for a house fire, Friday afternoon in the 3300 block of 480th Street S.W. in Iowa City. Needed were manpower and a tanker from Kalona and Riverside Fire. Kalona Fire Department and Riverside Fire Department both responded. Johnson County requested that they respond back to assist further.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 3800 block of James Avenue S.W. in Wellman reported a porch on fire and needed Wellman Fire mutual aid, tanker and manpower. JECC advised they were needed instead at the house fire in the 3300 block of 480th Street S.W. in Iowa City. They were diverted there.

A caller Friday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that she and her daughter had been light-headed since the previous day and believed it could be from carbon monoxide poisoning. The caller was advised to get everyone out of the residence. Kalona Fire, Kalona QRS and an ambulance responded. Alliant Energy also responded. There was no carbon monoxide poisoning in the residence, and no ambulance transport was needed.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 2200 block of 170th Street in Washington reported that a subject had a pig out. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the animal.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported that a loose German shepherd attacked his dog while they were walking. An officer responded. The German shepherd was seized by an officer and was picked up by the city dog catcher. No proof of rabies shots was available. Charges are pending.

 

Arson

A caller Friday evening in the 3100 block of 115th Street in Riverside reported someone damaged the door to his storage building. An officer responded. All information was forwarded to the appropriate department. Documentation was made.

 

Assault

A caller Friday night in the 800 block of North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported her mother assaulted her after a verbal argument. An officer spoke to both parties involved, and spoke to the county attorney, who advised no charges. The officer planned to contact DHS.

 

Civil dispute

A caller Saturday night in the 600 block of Third Street in Wellman reported that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her apartment and had taken some items. An officer advised that, according to the assistant county attorney, the incident was a civil matter.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington requested assistance for an uncooperative subject. Officers responded and assisted.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington requested an officer in reference to suspicious activity. An officer responded and spoke with the landlord. A consent search was conducted, and articles were located. A report will be filed. Charges are pending.

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Brighton reported locating some suspicious items. Officers responded, and the item was destroyed.

 

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Friday morning in the 1500 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported having a verbal altercation with her mother, who was threatening to kick her out. An officer responded. The altercation was verbal only. The mother was advised on the eviction process. The daughter remained at the residence.

 

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of Vine Avenue in Riverside reported a subject threatened several people. An officer spoke with the subject. Next time, they were to make him aware that they were going to be on the property.

 

Public service contacts

A caller Friday evening in the 100 block of West Third Street in Riverside reported to an officer at the police department that she was passing by some storage units, and a subject there was needing assistance. An officer responded and assisted.

 

Runaways/missing person

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of Green Meadows Drive in Washington reported being told that a neighbor’s husband had left their residence, and she did not know where he was. He was last seen wearing pajamas. Officers responded. The subject was located back at the residence.

 

Sex offender

A new sex offender registry was reported, Friday evening in the 1300 block of Tulip Avenue in Riverside.

 

Trespass

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of East Second Street in Washington reported her boyfriend and another male were in an argument of some kind. They left, walking away from the residence. Officers located the subjects at Sixth Avenue and East Main Street. There were conflicting stories. The parties were separated and advised to stay away from each other.

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of South Harrison Street in Brighton reported that someone was outside the residence and was knocking on the patio door. An officer responded. The caller advised that the subject might be friends with her son. The subject did not try to force his way into the residence. The subject was gone upon officers’ arrival.

 

 

 

 

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 200 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that a couple of boys had to be asked several times that day to leave the property. This was an ongoing problem. The caller requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the mother, who was advised that her son was no longer allowed on the property.

 

Vandalism

A caller Friday morning in the 600 block of North Avenue D in Washington reported vandalism to a vehicle, a silver/blue Ford Fusion. She had heard disruption about 1 a.m. Friday morning. An officer responded and made contact with the registered owner. The incident was documented for the time being.

A caller Sunday morning reported receiving an email about a juvenile’s vandalizing property in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington on Feb. 28, 2018. The caller planned to follow up with the staff on Monday regarding any charges. Documentation was made for the time being.

Welfare check

An officer reported being out with a subject after ambulance personnel advised they saw a subject walking in the median, Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 135th Street in Riverside. The officer gave the male subject a ride to a business in Riverside.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported requesting assistance with subjects who did not pay their cab tab. An officer responded, and the subjects’ father paid the cab bill.

A caller Sunday evening in the 1500 block of Kiwi Avenue in Wellman reported that his parents were fighting. Officers responded. Upon officers’ arrival, the female party had left the residence with the children for the night. The incident was verbal only.

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