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Police log - Nov. 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017

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 – 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 3000 block of Spruce Avenue in Crawfordsville reported hitting a deer. The vehicle was drivable. The deer was deceased and in the bottom of the ditch. The caller requested documentation for insurance purposes. An officer was advised for documentation.

A caller Wednesday morning at Highway 1 and 190th Street in Washington reported a traffic accident with injuries. Two vehicles were involved and at least three people injured. Damage amounted to more than $1,500. State Patrol will handle the accident. Two patients were transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, and one subject went by private vehicle. Two dogs were transported to a local veterinary clinic.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of South Sixth Avenue in Washington reported hitting another vehicle. There were no injuries. An officer responded. Damage was over $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. Gwen Thyen, of Washington, was cited for failure to yield upon entering a through highway.

Johnson County requested Wellman QRS and Fire for a vehicle-vs.-motorcycle accident with unknown injuries, Wednesday evening in the 1000 block of 540th Street S.W. in Wellman. An ambulance and Wellman Fire responded. One patient was transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A caller Wednesday night at 220th Street and Redwood Avenue in Washington reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries, and minimal damage to the caller’s black Hyundai Sonata. The deer was no longer in the roadway. The caller was advised to pick up a state accident report if damage was over $1,500. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Wednesday night in the 1900 block of Highway 78 in Brighton reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The car and the deer were in the roadway, but the driver had left the scene. The operator was unknown. An officer responded. A towing service showed up to remove the vehicle.

Traffic other

A caller Wednesday morning in the 100 block of West Tyler Street in Washington reported he had not been getting his mail. Today there was a white truck blocking it. An officer spoke with the registered owner of the vehicle, and the owner had moved the vehicle.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Wednesday night in the 2100 block of Highway 1 in Washington, after a report of the vehicle’s flashing its bright lights at another driver multiple times. An additional officer also responded. The operator was counseled on driving and on usage of the bright lights.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Wednesday morning at Yucca Avenue and 230th Street in Ainsworth reported a dark-colored truck sitting on the gravel road, and it did not have a passenger side door. An officer responded. The vehicle did not have any doors. A towing service was requested to remove the vehicle, to be released when the tow bill was paid, registration up-to-date, valid driver and proof of insurance. The owner called in and was advised on the status of the truck. He said his girlfriend was driving and the transmission went out of it.

An officer reported being out with a broken-down vehicle, Wednesday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth. The officer added the vehicle to the system.

Animal complaint

A caller Wednesday morning at Highway 78 and Lake Darling Road in Brighton reported a deceased deer in the roadway east of the Lake Darling entrance. A conservation officer responded and removed the deer from the roadway.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 500 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a blue- or black-colored Dodge Stratus that had been parked across the street for nearly four hours with two dogs inside. An officer responded. The dog owners were not present, although a friend agreed to take the dogs inside for the time being.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of Eighth Street in Kalona reported that their neighbor’s pitbull came into their shop and began fighting with their dog. An officer spoke with all parties involved. The dog got loose from the owner’s young child. It was a 1-year-old Lab/pitbull mix. The dog owner was going to make contact with the caller about the incident.

A caller Thursday morning in the 600 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported a neighbor’s dog was barking, and it was unusual. She couldn’t get anyone to answer the door. An officer responded. The owner took the dog inside.

Assault

A caller Wednesday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported he was assaulted by a male subject. An officer responded and spoke with all parties involved. The caller had calmed down and did not wish to press any charges. The caller left the business establishment.

Barking dog

A caller Wednesday night in the 300 block of East Madison Street in Brighton reported that the neighbors’ dogs were barking. An officer responded and was unable to make contact with anyone at the residence. The animals were loose in the yard upon the officer’s arrival. The officer planned to respond the next day to try to identify the owners. Charges are pending.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Wednesday night in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a female came to his residence reporting she had been in a dispute with a boyfriend. An officer responded. The dispute was verbal only. The parties had separated for the night.

Fraud

A caller Wednesday morning in the 800 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported she gave a blank check to an insurance salesman, and now she had no money in her bank account. It was determined she was not out any money. She was just having trouble getting her money into her new bank account. Documentation was made.

Hang-up 911 calls

A caller Wednesday night in the 200 block of Washington Street in Ainsworth reported a 911 hang-up, with no answer on callback. Officers responded.  The subject where the telephone number came back to was not at the residence, but was at a Washington residence. The female subject called in, and she was fine and accidently dialed 911.

Search warrant

An officer reported executing a search warrant, Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington. The search warrant was executed.

Shoplifting

A caller Thursday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported that a shoplifter in a maroon ball cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt, appearing to be in his mid-20s, left on foot headed northeast. Officers responded. The incident is under investigation. John Thomas Layton, 26, of Ottumwa was cited for trespass.

Suspicious activity

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported suspicious activity at a business, and requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the caller. If the subjects returned, she would call in.

Truancy

A caller Wednesday morning in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a truant student. An officer responded and transported the subject to school.

Vandalism

A caller Wednesday morning at Main Street and Railroad Street in West Chester reported damage to a pop machine in West Chester, and requested documentation. An officer was notified. The information was documented. The caller had picked up the machine for repair.

Welfare check

A caller Wednesday morning in the 600 block of North Avenue B in Washington reported she had not heard from her daughter in over a week, and it appeared her phone might be shut off. The caller requested a welfare check. An officer responded and made contact with the subject, who was fine.

All other theft

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of South 12th Avenue in Washington reported his IPERS account was compromised. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Wednesday night in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington reported a subject was out of control, yelling and screaming. Six officers responded. The subject calmed down.

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