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Police log - May 1, 2018

May 01, 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 – 8

Females – 5

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 16

Treatment – 0

Holding – 0

Other facility – 0

Total – 29

 

Arrests

Ryan James Tusing, 26, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested Friday evening in the 400 block of North Avenue B in Washington on Washington County warrants for operating while intoxicated second offense, failure to appear for non-jury trial for driving while license under suspension, and failure to provide proof of financial liability. New additional charges were filed for felony eluding, driving while revoked, operating while intoxicated second offense, careless driving, reckless driving, interference with official acts, no insurance, fraudulent registration and speed greater than 20 mph. He was also wanted out of Henry County for failure to appear for pretrial conference on original charge of driving under suspension. He was also wanted out of Black Hawk County for probation violation on second-degree theft, forgery, and fourth-degree theft.

Tyler Jacob Whittemore, 21, of Warner, New Hampshire, was arrested Friday night at North Avenue F and West Third Street in Washington on a charge of public intoxication.

Emily Ann Borgomainerio, 35, of Keosauqua, was arrested Saturday night in the 500 block of Highway 1 in Washington on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a Van Buren County warrant for violation on pretrial release revocation on original charge of second-degree theft.

 

Traffic accident

Dispatch received a report from a truck driver who struck the overpass with an excavator, Friday morning on highways 1 and 92 in Washington. An officer responded. A state accident report will be filed. CP Rail investigator also responded. Damage amounted to approximately $150,000.

A caller Friday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries in the parking lot. Damage to vehicles was under $1,500. The accident occurred on private property, and drivers’ information was exchanged.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 100 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported being involved in a backing accident with no injuries. The roadway was not blocked. An officer responded. Damage was over $1,500, and a state report will be filed. David Chorpening, of Washington, was cited for unsafe backing onto a highway.

A caller Saturday morning at West Monroe Street and South Avenue E in Washington reported backing out of his driveway and hitting a parked car. There were no injuries. An officer responded. Damage was under $1,500. Information was exchanged between the two parties.

A caller Saturday night in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a car-vs.-deer accident. There was front passenger side damage to the headlight, hood, fender and door. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

A caller Saturday night in the 2700 block of 220th Street in Washington reported that totes flew out of a vehicle going westbound, and hit and broke his windshield. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of First Street in Kalona reported that a subject hit their building and then left the area, traveling southbound on Highway 1. The vehicle was a larger gray van, and the license plate number was provided. An officer responded. Information was exchanged. The officer sent the operator in for a re-evaluation of his driving status. Documentation was made. Only minor damage to the building could be noted.

A caller Sunday afternoon at 150th Street and Main Street in Kalona reported that a subject showed up at his residence and might have wrecked their vehicle in his field. They were no longer in the vehicle, and the caller was unsure what had happened. An ambulance, Kalona QRS and an officer responded. The officer advised that this was a vehicle accident, and a state accident report would be filed. The ambulance transported one subject to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Four mailboxes were also struck south of the Main Street and South Street intersection.

 

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported an erratic driver from an incident on April 4, 2018. The caller provided the license plate number. The driver was a male juvenile, and several passengers were inside the vehicle. An officer spoke with the mother of the driver, who was going to take care of the problem.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported his car was door-dinged while parked in the parking lot. An officer spoke with the subject. The information was documented.

A caller Sunday morning in the 400 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported that a neighbor was parking too close to their driveway and it made it hard for them to get in and out. The vehicle was a small red Cavalier. An officer responded and spoke with the owner’s stepfather, who agreed to make him aware of the complaint and have him park farther away from the driveway.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 300 block of Fourth Street in Ainsworth reported that an older gray car sped through the area and was being driven erratically. The caller wanted an officer to attempt to locate the operator and speak to them about their driving. An officer left a message for the caller and advised the registered vehicle owner of the complaint. The problem was resolved.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Friday morning at Highway 1 and West 18th Street in Washington. The vehicle was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Friday afternoon in the 2700 block of Highway 1 in Washington. It was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a broken-down vehicle, Friday night in the 1700 block of Highway 1 in Washington. The officer advised that the vehicle was a foot from the roadway. A towing company responded and towed the vehicle, which was entered as towed.

An officer reported being out with a Chevrolet Venture van with no plates, Sunday night at Highway 218 and 287th Street in Crawfordsville. The officer placed a tag on the vehicle and added it to the system.

An officer reported being out with an occupied disabled vehicle, Sunday night at Highway 218 and Old White Way in Crawfordsville. The officer advised that the occupants had run out of gas. They were able to make it to the Ainsworth Four Corners to get fuel.

 

Fire calls

Brighton Fire was requested Friday morning for a skid steer on fire next to a hog confinement, in the 3300 block of Fir Avenue in Brighton. No one was inside. Brighton Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 3100 block of 115th Street in Riverside reported he was working on the car and cut the fuel line. At the time of the call, there was a fire under the hood. The car was outside the garage. Riverside Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Friday afternoon at 150th and Germanville Road in Brighton requested Brighton Fire Department for a controlled burn that was then out of control. Brighton Fire responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Friday afternoon at South Marion Avenue and West Harrison Street in Washington reported that a neighbor was burning leaves at the end of his driveway on the concrete. There was no city code violation, but the subject was putting the fire out.

A county conservation officer received a report of a fire along the Skunk River, Saturday night at Kiwi Avenue and 315th Street in Washington. Officers were not able to get to it from the roadway to determine if it was a controlled burn. Washington County officers and Brighton Fire Department responded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Saturday night in the 2600 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported a field fire to the south of her residence. It was unknown whether this was a controlled burn or not. Riverside Fire Department made contact with the subject doing the burning. This was a controlled burn.

A caller Sunday morning at Vine Avenue and 220th Street in Ainsworth reported a ditch on fire. Ainsworth Fire Department responded. Crawfordsville Fire was en route for mutual aid and was disregarded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Iowa Washington Road in Wellman reported CRP ground on fire, and it appeared that no one was around. Wellman Fire responded and requested Kalona Fire for mutual aid, as the fire was nearing a building. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Yarrow Boulevard in Brighton requested Brighton Fire for a controlled burn that had gotten out of control. It was not near any structures. Brighton Fire and Lockridge Fire responded and extinguished the fire.

Dispatch received a call from a subject who was burning a ditch and it was then out of control, Sunday afternoon in the 3300 block of Kiwi Avenue in Brighton. The fire jumped from one ditch to another. Brighton Fire responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 28000 block of County Road W66 in Riverside requested Riverside Fire to assist Columbus Junction Fire with a large brush fire. Riverside Fire responded to assist. Riverside Fire requested that Ainsworth Fire respond with a grass truck, and then disregarded them. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday night at Cedar Avenue and 295th Street in Brighton reported that the railroad right of way was on fire. Officers and Brighton Fire Department responded. The fire was extinguished.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Saturday morning in the 500 block of West Fifth Street in Washington reported a dog bite. An officer responded. The subject did not have a lot of information. The location of the incident was approximate. The dog was a husky type. Documentation was made.

 

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington reported a loose dog dragging a chain. It was a friendly black-and-white pitbull type dog. An officer and the dog catcher responded. The officer advised that the dog could not be released until the officer spoke to the dog owner to issue a citation.

A caller Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Highway 218 in Riverside reported a deer caught in a fence by the first house south of the English River on Highway 218 southbound on the west side of the road. An n officer checked the area and was unable to locate the deer.

Assault

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of West Main Street in Washington reported a dispute. The incident is under investigation.

Barking dog

A caller Saturday night in the 900 block of East Second Street in Washington reported a barking dog. An officer responded and spoke to the dog owner, who took the dog in.

Civil standby

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 1000 block of East Madison Street in Washington requested a civil standby. An officer responded and assisted.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with a subject in the park after hours, Sunday night in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington. The officer spoke with the subject.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Second Street and North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that her daughter witnessed two male subjects who appeared to be fighting. This had occurred approximately five minutes earlier. City units checked the area and were unable to locate anyone.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 200 block of North Second A venue in Washington reported that the tenants in the apartment below him appeared to be fighting. He could hear a female yelling for help. Officers responded. The incident was verbal only – nothing physical.

A caller Sunday night in the 1300 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington reported their 18-year-old foster child was out of control. Officers responded. The subject was gone upon the officers’ arrival, and officers were unable to locate him. The subject was located about 5 ½ hours later, early Monday morning. He would be getting a ride and going to stay with his stepmother. He would need a civil standby once his ride arrived.

A caller Sunday night in the 400 block of West Main Street in Washington reported a possible domestic situation. Officers responded. Officers could hear the dispute outside the apartment. The dispute was verbal only. They were advised that additional noise complaints would result in charges being filed.

DP & Q

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of South Marion Avenue reported that a vehicle alarm had been going off for the past two hours. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday night in the 1300 block of North Second Avenue in Washington reported loud noise from a neighboring apartment. An officer responded. The subjects were no longer in their apartment.

A caller Saturday night in the 1100 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported youngsters screaming. Officers checked the area and located a couple of locations with subjects outside, who were advised of the noise complaint.

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Sunday night in the 400 block of West Main Street in Washington reported a suspicious smell in the apartment building. Officers responded and were not able to locate which apartment the odor was coming from.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported receiving three 911 hang-ups, Sunday night at North Second Avenue and East 15th Street in Washington. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate. Shortly afterward, they called back in to advise that this was a misdial. A child had gotten hold of the phone.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 100 block of South Farmer Street in Brighton reported harassment by a neighbor. An officer spoke with both parties. They were both advised to have no more contact with each other.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Kalona reported a possible stolen vehicle. An officer spoke with the caller. This was a civil matter.

Suspicious activity

An officer reported being out with possible suspicious activity, early Saturday morning at North Fifth Avenue and East Fifth Street in Washington. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 800 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported parts were taken off her vehicle inside the trunk, and afterward the rear defrost did not work. Officers responded and were advised that stereo parts were missing. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday night in the 1100 block of Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported a male subject out with his car working on it and trying to sell things to customers in the parking lot. An officer responded and spoke to the subject. He was waiting for his ride to come. He was advised not to be selling things out of his car without a permit.

A caller Saturday night in the 900 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a subject had been sitting in a gray van in front of their house for several hours. An officer responded. The vehicle left the area before the officer’s arrival.

A caller Sunday night in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that a subject may have locked himself in the bathroom. Officers responded. The subject was advised not to return to the bathroom or he could be arrested for trespass.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Saturday night in the 100 block of North Avenue H in Washington. The officer spoke to the subjects. Everything was fine.

Tobacco violations

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1600 block of Highway 22 in Wellman reported there were two students in possession of tobacco. One was an adult, so the school planned to handle that issue referencing good conduct. The other was a juvenile and was cited for possession of tobacco under age, second offense.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue reported a subject who was not to be in the vicinity of the school and was currently at the house south of the school. An officer was advised and contacted the caller. If the subject was not on the school grounds, law enforcement could not enforce the trespass issue. The officer was also unable to locate the subject.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday night in the 300 block of North Railroad Street in Ainsworth requested a welfare check. The caller called back and advised that contact was made, and the subject was fine.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 600 block of East Third Street in Washington reported a possible theft. The caller planned to check the trailer for missing items. An officer responded. Nothing appeared to be missing. The information was documented.

A caller Friday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off that occurred Thursday in the amount of $20. The vehicle was a cream-colored truck with a camper attached, and an identifying slogan printed on the side. An officer was advised. The subject was located at a nearby park, and returned and paid.

A caller Friday morning in the 400 block of East Main Street in Washington reported the theft of electronics, cellphones, Xbox, remote and games, a laptop and tools. No serial numbers were available. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $10. A male driver left, traveling westbound in a tan truck. The caller provided the license number. An officer was advised. The information was documented.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off within the past 10 minutes. The vehicle was a Chevrolet SUV, and the license plate number was provide. The female driver left without paying for $40.09. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle and left his card on the owners’ door, for them to call in.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $38.74. The vehicle was a newer black Chevrolet Impala, with a male driver, last seen traveling eastbound. An officer was advised and planned to attempt to locate. A card was left at the registered owner’s residence.

A caller Friday evening in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $34.65. The license plate number was given on the gold-colored car. The license plate did not match the vehicle description. An officer was advised for documentation.

A caller Saturday morning in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off, with a possible license plate number but no vehicle description. Direction of travel was unknown. The amount was $36.02. Dispatch left a message for the male registered owner. The information was documented.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported that his ex-wife had his passport and Social Security card and was refusing to return them to him. She had told his friend in Cedar Rapids that she had the items. The caller requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the caller and the other party, who did not have the items.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night in the 1000 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported a subject was drinking and driving with a child in the vehicle. There was a video of this on Facebook. An officer spoke to the caller. They were going to pass this on to DHS. The information was documented.

A caller Saturday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported that someone was possibly following him. He was by the blackjack table. An officer responded. The subject headed home. There was no issue.

A caller Saturday night in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported two male subjects were having a verbal argument that could get physical. Officers responded. This was an instance of juveniles messing around. They were fine.

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