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Police log - May 30, 2018

May 30, 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 – 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

Steven Ray Knapp, 47, of South English, was arrested Friday morning at Elm Avenue and Highway 22 in Wellman on charges of driving under suspension, third offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of controlled substance – marijuana, first offense. He was also charged with OWI, first offense.

Matthew Mark Smith, 23, of Brighton, was arrested Friday evening in the 2900 block of Highway 1 in Washington on two Washington County warrants, for failure to appear for arraignment on domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury and domestic abuse assault injury or mental illness first offense, and failure to appear for arraignment on possession of controlled substance – marijuana, first offense.

Rogelio Villa Ruiz, 33, of Washington, was arrested Friday evening in the 100 block of Lake Darling Road in Brighton on charges of OWI first offense, driving under suspension, open container, improper use of lanes, and no fishing license.

Tad Everett Zwer, 26, of Washington, was arrested Friday night in the 1400 block of 250th Street in Washington on a Washington County warrant for third-degree burglary motor vehicle, and fifth-degree theft.

Jacob Allen Ray, 25, of Kalona, was arrested Saturday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a Johnson County warrant for failure to appear for case management conference for driving while barred.

Connie Elaine Blankenship, 54, of Kalona, was arrested Sunday night in the 100 block of A Avenue in Kalona on a charge of operating while intoxicated, first offense.

Chrisy Lynn Fischer, 41, of West Chester, was arrested Monday afternoon in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington on a charge of OWI, second offense.

Lana-Rae Lynn Meserole, 21, homeless, was arrested Monday afternoon in the 200 block of Angle Street in Brighton on charges of driving while barred and reckless driving.

John Patrick Peiffer, 54, of Washington, was arrested Monday night at Wayland Road and 280th Street in Washington on a charge of operating while intoxicated, first offense.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 218 and 240th Street in Ainsworth reported being involved in a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. Upon arriving on the scene, an officer advised that one subject had a laceration to an eye and was feeling dizzy. Washington County officers, an Iowa State Patrol unit, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire Department and an ambulance responded. Two subjects were transported by ambulance to the Washington County Hospital in Washington. State Patrol will handle the accident.

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported a traffic accident with no injuries at the southbound exit. The subjects were going to pull off to the side. The vehicles were a black Mazda and a red Ford Fusion. An officer responded. Damages were under $1,500. No citations were issued. Information was exchanged.

A caller Friday night in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Wellman reported that a green Chevrolet pickup hit his trailer and took off eastbound. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate. An officer spoke to the caller, who advised there was no damage. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday night in the 1200 block of East Third Street in Washington reported that a subject hit a parked vehicle. The air bags deployed, and one person was complaining of head pain. Officers, an ambulance, Washington Fire and a Washington County Rescue unit responded. One subject was transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A citation is pending for failure to provide insurance, and a warning will be issued for failure to maintain control. A state accident report will be filed. A towing company removed the vehicle.

An officer reported a traffic accident, car vs. motorcycle, Friday night at East Washington Street and South 12th Avenue in Washington. There were no injuries. The subjects involved in the accident were fighting. Mario Mundo-Guzman, 31, of Washington, was cited for failure to yield half of roadway. A state accident report was filed.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 218 and the highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth reported hitting a raccoon on the highway, and it was then stuck under the front of her car. She requested a deputy. The vehicle was totaled. She planned to leave it parked at the Four Corners. A state report was given to the caller to file. The female driver was given a ride to Pleasant Plain Road.

A caller Monday morning at Highway 218 and 160th Street in Riverside reported having car difficulties. There was a language barrier. An officer responded. The subject hit something in the roadway and then his vehicle was not drivable. A towing company responded to tow the vehicle, and gave the subjects a ride to a Washington motel.

A caller Monday morning in the 2800 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The vehicle was drivable, and the deer ran off. An officer was advised. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. The caller was advised that she could fill out a state accident report if damages amounted to more than $1,500.

An officer reported being on the scene of a one-vehicle accident with minor injuries, Monday morning in the 1800 block of Highway 218 in Ainsworth. The officer was handling the accident. Additional officers, an ambulance, and Ainsworth QRS and Fire all responded. The ambulance was advised to disregard by Ainsworth QRS.

A caller Monday morning at South Ninth Avenue and East Madison Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle traffic accident. One vehicle was still in the roadway. The female operator advised that her head hurt a little from hitting it on the roof of the vehicle. An ambulance was disregarded by officers on the scene. James Carr, of Washington, was cited for following too close.

A caller Monday afternoon reported that he was involved in a rollover accident. The accident had happened in the 1700 block of Highway 78 in Brighton, and he was then calling from Farmer Street in Brighton. An officer responded and requested medical units for lacerations. Brighton QRS and an ambulance both responded. The ambulance was advised to disregard. The patient went by private vehicle to the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room. At the owner’s request, the car was towed. A state report will be filed.

 

Traffic other

A caller Friday night in the 3000 block of 135th Street in Riverside reported that she was leaving her parents’ house when a male came out into the roadway and hit her vehicle with a can, doing damage to the window. An officer responded. There was no damage to the vehicle, and the male subject complained about the caller’s driving habits. An officer spoke with both parties, and the problem should be taken care of.

A caller Saturday morning in the 3300 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported a tree in the roadway blocking both lanes of traffic. People were trying to drive through a ditch to get around. Officers, Ainsworth Fire, and DOT Roads Crew responded and removed the tree from the roadway.

 

Disabled vehicles

A disabled vehicle was reported Friday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington. The subject had a flat tire and was late to a meeting. He planned to return and change the tire when he was finished with the meeting.

A caller Saturday morning in the 1300 block of Elm Avenue in Wellman reported that a vehicle had been in that location for approximately eight hours. No one was in the vehicle. The caller was concerned that someone might hit it. An officer responded and added the vehicle to the system, and advised that it should be fine for the time being.

A disabled vehicle was reported, Monday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 1 in Washington, south of the bridge. A conservation officer advised they had help coming.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 218 and 320th Street in Crawfordsville reported that there was a vehicle sitting alongside Highway 218 on the southbound side. It was a black Dodge Caravan, and a 7- or 8-year-old was hanging out the window on the traffic side. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

A disabled Prowler was reported, Monday evening in the 2000 block of Highway 218 in Ainsworth. The subject ran out of gas and had a towing service on the way.

 

Fire calls

A fire alarm was reported Friday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Washington Fire Department responded.

A caller Monday night in the 1500 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported wires burning or a gas smell inside the house. Washington fire, an officer and Alliant Energy responded. There was no fire or gas leak at the residence.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Friday evening in the 400 block of East Main Street in Washington reported a dog locked inside a garage. The caller was concerned because of the heat. An officer responded. The dog had food and water and was taken care of.

A caller Friday night in the 800 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported that a pit bull that was not on a leash charged at him. He told the owner the dog needed to be on a leash. The incident occurred in the alley. An officer responded. The dog got out of the screen door, and they were trying to catch it. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported that a chicken was under her vehicle parked in a handicap parking place in the parking lot. Officers responded. The chicken was located and captured.

A caller Monday morning in the 500 block of Fifth Street in Wellman reported a raccoon wandering around. An officer responded and was unable to locate the animal.

A caller Monday evening in the 400 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported that a 5-year-old female had been bitten by a dog and was in the emergency room. The dog was owned by her mother. Documentation was made. The dog was up-to-date on shots.

A caller Tuesday morning in the 400 block of North Avenue B in Washington reported two baby raccoons in the parking lot. An officer responded. The raccoons did not appear to be sick, and they would eventually wander off on their own.

 

Assault

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2200 block of Yucca Avenue in Ainsworth reported that a female subject shoved her son and then left in a white Monte Carlo. She had no valid driver’s license. The female subject called to advise that she was also assaulted at the residence. Officers responded and spoke with all parties involved. There were conflicting stories. The situation was all verbal, and no charges were filed. The incident was documented.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Sunday night in the 200 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that there were three people fighting in a black car in the drive-thru, and requested an officer. An officer spoke with all parties involved. The incident was verbal only. Subjects left the area. Keelan Kincade Scott, 18, of Washington, was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age.

A caller Monday evening in the 600 block of West Tyler in Washington reported a subject out of control, screaming and throwing things. The subject calmed down.

 

DP & Q

A caller Sunday night reported a loud party in the 1100 block of East Second Street in Washington, and requested an officer. City units responded and advised the subjects of the complaint, and they turned off the music.

 

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday afternoon in the 400 block of Old Military Road in Ainsworth reported that her ex-husband had been calling nonstop and harassing her, and requested that a deputy ask  him to stop. An officer spoke with both parties. The male subject was advised to cease contacting the caller.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that she was being harassed and videotaped. An officer responded. The caller was advised that it was not illegal, and the subjects were advised to stay away from each other.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 1200 block of 50th Street in Keota reported harassment from her ex-boyfriend, who said he was going to go to her residence and damage property. An officer spoke with the caller. She was advised to obtain a no-contact order. Extra patrol will be given.

A caller Monday night in the 1200 block of 250th Street in Keota requested a deputy to the residence in reference to an ongoing domestic situation. An officer and an Iowa State Patrol unit responded. Documentation was made.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday night in the 700 block of East Highland Court in Washington reported a loud noise and a cloud of dust or smoke about one or two blocks southeast of him. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate any issues. The disturbance was possibly weather-related or from a nearby business.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with an open door, early Saturday morning at McCreedy Drive and South Second Avenue in Washington. The officer made contact with the owners. Nothing was missing.

A caller early Saturday morning in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported she thought she heard someone outside her apartment. Officers responded and were unable to locate anyone in the area. They believed the noise was weather-related.

A caller Sunday night in the 800 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that she saw someone run out of her garage. Officers responded. The subject ran north from the residence. It was too dark for any kind of description. The caller did not believe anything was missing. The information was documented.

A caller Monday morning in the 800 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported a male in the entrance who did not live in the apartment building. An officer responded and gave the subject a ride.

 

Trespass

After Juvenile Probation was consulted, a juvenile will be charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age, in reference to an incident that occurred Thursday night in the 300 block of East Second Street in Washington.

 

Vandalism

A caller Friday evening in the 2600 block of 160th Street in Riverside reported that someone had let the air out of a tire on his vehicle. This was the second time in the past few weeks that this had happened. An officer spoke with the caller. The information was documented.

 

 

 

 

A caller Monday night in the 100 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported an RV pulled in to a business and ran his son’s bike over. The caller requested an officer. An officer spoke with both subjects. Driver’s information was given to the caller for replacement costs. It was a civil issue.

Weapons violation

A caller Friday morning in the 100 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported a rifle found in a foreclosed property, and requested that it be turned over to law enforcement. An officer responded. The subject was given a property receipt. The item was seized and will be given to the appropriate department to destroy.

Welfare check

A caller Friday afternoon in the 600 block of West Main Street in Washington requested a welfare check on an elderly couple. An officer spoke with the male subject, and they were fine.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 92 and Spruce Avenue in Washington reported there was a white Nissan truck with the door open and the dome light on along the highway. An officer responded and was unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller Saturday morning in the 300 block of North Avenue B in Washington requested a welfare check. Officers and an ambulance responded. The patient refused, and there was no transport.

A caller Sunday night at South Ninth Avenue and East Madison Street in Washington reported a male subject was stumbling down the street. The caller was concerned there might be a problem due to the heat. Officers responded. The subject had a foot injury but refused medical attention or a ride from the officers.

All other theft

A caller Sunday night in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that a subject was charging a phone outside the business without permission, then refused to leave the property upon closing time. An officer located the male subject on Highway 1. An additional officer also responded. The male was advised not to return to the business.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $50 about five to 10 minutes earlier. The subject was traveling eastbound on Highway 92. An officer was advised. An additional officer located the subject at his residence, and he planned to return the next day and straighten it out. It was an error at the pump.

All other offenses

A conservation officer reported being out with a vehicle, early Sunday morning in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington. The subject went on their way.

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