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Police log - May 2, 2013

May 02, 2013

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.

Total — 23

Treatment — 2

Male section — 17

Female section — 2

Work release — 0

Holding — 2

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates — 0



Cody Evan Spencer, 21, of Keota, was arrested Wednesday morning in the 100 block of North Davis Street in Keota on a Johnson County warrant for failure to appear for probation revocation on an original charge of theft.

Derrick Demon Penelton, 19, of the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility, was arrested Wednesday evening on Washington County warrants for probation violation on third-degree burglary and unauthorized use of credit cards.

Daniel Mark Tallman, 28, of Lone Tree, was arrested Wednesday evening in the 3100 bloc of Highway 22 in Riverside for probation violation on a charge of operating while intoxicated.


Traffic accidents

An accident was reported Wednesday afternoon at South Sixth Avenue and East Van Buren Street in Washington. Officers responded. No injuries were reported. Two suspects were taken by private vehicle to the hospital. The accident is under investigation.


Fire calls

A grass fire was reported Wednesday afternoon in the 5400 block of James Avenue in Kalona. Kalona Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.



A light was reported inside a condemned house Wednesday night in the 400 block of West Madison Street in Washington. Officers responded.


All other thefts

A gas drive-off in the amount of $48.45 was reported Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of First Street in Kalona. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.



A harassing statement was reported spray-painted on a driveway in the 1400 block of Vine Avenue in Riverside. Officers spoke with the caller.

A caller in the 2000 block of 315th Street in Brighton reported Wednesday afternoon a subject kept driving past a residence and making threatening statements. Officers spoke with both parties. The incident was documented.

A caller in the 300 block of West Washington Street in Brighton reported Wednesday evening that her landlord had been harassing her. Officers spoke with the caller. The incident was documented.


Disorderly conduct

A subject in the 1000 block of Fifth Street in Wellman was reported throwing rocks across the creek Thursday afternoon and one had hit the caller’s baby in the head. Officers responded and spoke with all the juveniles and their parents.


Intoxicated pedestrian

A subject was reported Wednesday night in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Kalona screaming in the front yard. Officers responded. The incident was documented.


Animal complaints

Three kittens were reported dumped outside of a residence in the 600 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington. Officers responded.

A caller reported Wednesday afternoon that a beagle was on her property in the 400 bloc of South Second Avenue in Washington and bothering her while she was trying to mow. Officers and the dogcatcher responded. The dog was taken to the pound. The owner later reported her dog off the chain and was advised to contact the pound.


All other offenses

A small child was reported by himself in the 300 block of Sycamore Street in Riverside. Officers responded. The child was returned to the guardian.


Family offense non violent

A caller reported Wednesday morning that a subject took her bag in the 300 block of A Place in Kalona. Officers responded. The bag was returned.


Civil dispute

A caller in the 1800 block of Fir Avenue in Wellman reported Wednesday evening that she had purchased several vehicles and equipment over the past two years and someone else registered them in their name. Officers spoke with the caller. She was unsure if the vehicles even had any ownership title. The incident was documented.



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