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Police log - May 11, 2018

May 11, 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

 

Traffic accident

A caller Wednesday morning in the 300 block of East Fifth Street reported a backing accident. An officer responded. Damages were less than $1,500, and drivers’ information was exchanged.

Callers Wednesday afternoon in the 2550 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported that a car hit a utility pole south of Washington and was smoking. The driver was an elderly female. Officers, an ambulance, Washington fire Department, Washington County Rescue, Alliant Energy, and a towing company all responded to the accident. An officer advised that a state report would be filed, and no citations were issued. The towing company removed the vehicle from the scene, and Alliant Energy inspected the pole. The vehicle was not smoking – it was the air bag deployment. One patient was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Wednesday afternoon in the 2700 block of Highway 92 in Washington.

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, Wednesday night at Highway 218 and 150th Street in Riverside. The vehicle was added to the system.

 

Fire calls

A fire alarm was reported going off, Wednesday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Officers responded on scene first, advising the Fire Department they could disregard response, since the fire alarm was pulled by a juvenile from the Middle School helping with community service. There was no fire. Contact was made with the school. A citation was issued to the juvenile. A report will be filed.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1400 block of Black Diamond Road SW in Kalona reported a lawn mower was on fire and was near an outbuilding. Kalona Fire and Kalona QRS responded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Wednesday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported possible illegal burning at a residence. An officer drove by and did not see anything burning.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of East Van Buren Street in Washington reported that there was a dog without a leash in a nearby yard, and the caller was concerned about letting their own dogs out. An officer responded. The dog was inside upon the officer’s arrival, and the owners advised that when it was outside it had a leash.

A caller Wednesday evening in the 300 block of Center Street in West Chester requested to speak to a deputy about a possibly stolen dog. An officer spoke with the caller. This was a civil matter over ownership of the dog.

A caller Wednesday evening in the 1200 block of Seventh Avenue in Wellman reported that a dog that was not on a leash came into the roadway when the caller and the caller’s dog were walking. This was the second time it had happened. An officer responded. There were conflicting stories. Both of the dog owners were advised to keep their dogs on leashes and to get along with each other.

 

Barking dog

A caller Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of North Second Avenue in Washington reported that his neighbor’s dogs were barking. An officer responded. The dogs were not barking upon the officer’s arrival. The caller called back a short time later, advising that the dogs were still barking. An officer responded to the area and sat in the driveway of the dog owner, and was unable to locate any barking dogs. No dogs were outside.

A caller Wednesday night in the 900 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported barking dogs east of the Conger House. This was an ongoing problem. An officer responded. A written warning was issued to the dog’s owner for allowing a dog to bark. The next time will result in a citation.

 

Civil standby

A caller Wednesday afternoon requested a civil standby to return a vehicle and pick up some items. An officer responded and spoke with the male party. The female party was having vehicle mechanical issues.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Wednesday night in the 400 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported her husband was out of control, and requested an officer. An officer spoke with both subjects. They were separated.

 

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that a subject was following her and trying to give her a ride. He was last seen driving northbound in a newer model gold Chevrolet Malibu with a USA sticker in the back window. The operator was described as a Hispanic male. An officer attempted to locate the vehicle. Documentation was made.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of East Main Street in Washington requested an officer in reference to harassing phone calls. An officer spoke with the caller. The information was documented.

A caller Wednesday night in the 300 block of West Washington Street in Brighton requested a deputy in reference to threats received via phone. Officers responded. No threats were made. The caller was advised to seek a no-contact order in the morning.

 

Vandalism

A caller Wednesday morning in the 300 block of Fourth Street in Kalona reported vandalism to the inside of the church. A report will be filed.

 

Welfare check

A caller Wednesday evening in the 800 block of South Avenue D in Washington requested a welfare check on a family member who made statements about harming himself. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. He was already seeking help and agreed to go home with the caller.

A caller Wednesday night in the 300 block of West 18th Street in Washington reported that a dog had been tied up outside the apartments for at least three hours with no food, shelter or water. The caller did provide the dog with water. An officer responded. The dog owner was counseled. The dog was going to be put indoors.

 

All other theft

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off. The subject left his identification and still owed $6.11. An officer responded. He made contact with the subject.

A caller Wednesday night at Kiwi Avenue and 242nd Street in Washington reported that he left the gun range with his Henry Survival Rifle on the tailgate of his truck, and then he could not find it. It was a semi-automatic, .22-caliber, all black. There were no mags with the gun. The rifle was entered into the system as lost. Documentation was made.

A caller Wednesday night in the 2700 block of Airport Road in Washington reported that there were five guns missing from the residence, taken sometime after April 16, 2018. No serial numbers were available. A report will be filed.

 

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