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Police log - May 9, 2018

May 09, 2018

The police log is supplied by the Washington County Communications Center.

An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jail count

Males – 7

Females – 4

Work release – 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 15

Treatment – 0

Holding – 0

Other facility – 0

Total – 27

 

Traffic accident

A caller Monday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a two-car accident. One subject possibly had a shoulder injury, and the roadway was blocked. Damages amounted to more than $1,500 to the vehicles. A state accident report will be filed. A towing company towed both vehicles. There was no ambulance transport. Julie Ann Faler, of Columbus Junction, was cited for failure to yield prior to entering a through highway.

A caller Monday evening in the 500 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported that a vehicle backed into him in the parking lot, and requested an officer. An officer responded. Damage amounted to less than $1,500. The accident occurred on private property, and information was exchanged between parties.

A caller Monday night in the 500 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. This was at the stop sign leaving the parking lot. An officer responded. Damage was more than $1,500, but the accident occurred on private property. Information was exchanged.

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth reported a vehicle-vs.-deer accident. The 2012 Nissan Altima was drivable, and the caller had no injuries. A second driver called, who also hit the same deer. The second caller had no injuries, and the vehicle was drivable. The deer was still alive in the roadway. Both callers requested documentation for insurance purposes. An officer responded and put down the deer. Documentation was made.

 

Traffic other

A caller Monday morning at 170th Street and Dogwood Avenue in Keota reported that company trucks were running the stop signs at the intersection. Two had run through it in the past 30 minutes. An officer sat in the area and saw seven trucks go through with no violations. Documentation was made. The officer spoke with the owner of the business and sent him a video of the offense occurring. The business planned to resolve the issue.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 1600 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported a school bus stop arm violation that occurred on Friday, May 4. The license plate number on the tan Pontiac was provided. The female driver had been on the phone. An officer responded. The registered owner lived in Fairfield. The transportation director was asked if a State Patrol officer could handle the issue. Documentation was made.

 

Disabled vehicles

A caller Monday morning in the 600 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a large semi with flashers on, and it appeared to be having mechanical issues. An officer responded. The subject was having brake line issues but was able to move along.

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, Monday morning in the 600 block of Highway 1 in Washington. A subject was on the phone.

An officer reported an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Tuesday morning in the 1600 block of Highway 22 in Wellman. The vehicle was added to the system.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Monday morning in the 300 block of Cedar Street in West Chester reported five black dogs running loose in West Chester. They were last seen on Cedar Street 30 minutes earlier. A written warning was issued to the dogs’ owner for allowing dogs to run at large.

A caller Monday morning in the 2900 block of Highway 982 in Ainsworth reported a loose husky near the entrance to Marr Park. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the dog.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 100 block of South Avenue H in Washington reported that a black dog came onto her property and was chasing her youngsters. The owner came and got the dog and left, going toward the square. An officer spoke with the caller and checked the area for the subject and the dog, but was unable to locate them.

A caller Monday night in the 200 block of East Fountain Street in Brighton reported a bat in his residence. An officer responded and removed the bat.

A caller Monday night in the 1000 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported a loose dog that they had contained. It was a husky with a Harley-Davidson collar. An officer responded. The owner arrived and retrieved his dog. Dwayne Leffler, of Washington, was cited for rabies vaccination violation.

 

Civil standby

A caller Monday night in the 300 block of Third Street in Kalona requested a civil standby. An officer responded and assisted.

A deputy reported being out assisting with a civil standby, Monday night in the 100 block of Angle Street in Brighton.

 

DP & Q

A caller Monday night in the 900 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported a loud party, and this had been happening several times a week. There were youngsters running around in the roadway, as well. An officer responded and spoke with the subjects. They had gone inside for the night.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Monday night in the 300 block of East Madison Street in Brighton reported locating a suspicious item at the residence. An officer responded and seized the item, and it will be destroyed.

 

Fraud

A caller Monday morning in the 900 block of South 12th Avenue in Washington reported that a subject who was to sell items for them, wrote them a check on another subject’s account and forged their name. The check was written on a company account, which the female subject had permission to use. The caller was advised to present the check to the bank and advise the results.

 

Illegal dumping

A caller reported to an officer that a bag of trash was left in the roadway, Monday night at North Third Avenue and East Sixth Street in Washington. An officer responded. The trash was from a business. The officer disposed of it.

 

Intoxicated driver

An officer reported filing charges on a subject after receiving results back from the DCI Lab, Monday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Joshua Lamar Davis, 29, of Riverside, was charged with OWI, first offense.

 

Runaways/missing person

A caller early Tuesday morning reported that her husband did not come home after work and she had not heard from him since 5:30 p.m. on Monday. At that time he stated he would be home soon. An officer responded and spoke with the caller, and attempted to locate him.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Monday afternoon in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Brighton reported that her phones were being hacked by a western Iowa motorcycle gang, and requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller. There was no monetary loss. She was advised to get a home security system.

 

All other theft

A caller Monday morning in the 100 block of Westview Drive in Washington reported that, on Saturday night, an intoxicated male subject came to the hotel asking where Pipeliners was. A guest staying at the hotel noticed the next morning his bicycle was missing, which was outside near the building. It was a white and black bicycle with larger mono shocks. There was a sticker by the pedals from Niles, Michigan. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Monday afternoon reported that he hired a subject from Wayland to side his house, and paid him $2,600. The subject was then saying that he spent the money and could not side the caller’s house. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. A report will be filed.

A gas drive-off of $10.01 was reported, Monday evening in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington. An officer made contact with the subject, who was going to go back and pay for his gas.

 

All other offenses

An officer reported a teal-colored mountain bike in the east ditch, Monday afternoon in the 1300 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington. It was a women’s Condor bicycle, and the officer took it to the bike shed.

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