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Police log - Nov. 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

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

Arrests

Brandon James Whetstine, 26, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 300 block of Second Avenue S.W. in Cedar Rapids on a Washington County warrant for two charges of possession of controlled substance -- methamphetamine, first offense, and two charges of possession of controlled substance – marijuana, first offense.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at Highway 1 and 150th Street in Kalona reported she hit a deer and believed it was still in the roadway. The vehicle was drivable, and she was having difficulty with her driver side door. An officer responded and removed the deer. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. The reporting party was advised to pick up a state accident report if needed.

A caller Friday morning in the 200 block of St. Mary’s Street in Riverside reported her husband’s work truck was hit sometime the previous night while parked outside of their residence. There was damage to the driver side mirror, and debris on the roadway. The business had been notified. An officer responded and documented the incident for insurance purposes.

A caller Wednesday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that a subject in a Chevrolet Lumina struck her Chevrolet Silverado in a parking lot, and requested an officer. Damage was under $1,500. Drivers’ information was exchanged. The accident occurred on private property, and there were no charges.

A caller Friday afternoon at E Avenue and First Street in Kalona reported a two-vehicle accident in the parking lot. Damage was more than $1,500, and a state accident report was filed. Jeanette McGee, of Chariton, was cited for unsafe or improper turn.

A caller Friday night in the 3200 block of Wayland Road in Wayland reported a car vs. deer accident. The caller would like to get a deer tag. An officer responded and a deer tag was issued to a Washington resident. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 1900 block of Orange Avenue in Washington reported that his son was in a traffic accident the previous night. Someone rear-ended his vehicle and then they got into a dispute in the roadway. An officer responded to where the vehicle was located in Riverside. An additional officer also responded and assisted. There were no charges. Documentation was made. A state accident report will be filed.

Traffic other

A caller Sunday night in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington reported there was a subject who lost items on the Wayland Road near the trailer court, and requested traffic control while she picked the items up. Upon the officer’s arrival, the items were cleaned up and no one was around.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 175th Street in Riverside reported that her car ran out of gas. She had two youngsters with her. An officer responded. The subject was given a ride to Ainsworth to purchase fuel, and returned to her vehicle.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with the flashers on, Sunday morning at 220th Street and Palm Avenue in Washington. The officer transported one male to Washington. A second officer transported a juvenile male to Washington.

Fire calls

A caller Sunday evening in the 200 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a dumpster on fire in the alley behind the store. Washington Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Animal complaint

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of East Madison Street in Washington reported a tan pitbull was loose and possibly belonged to a neighbor. An officer responded. The owners had retrieved the dog prior to the officer’s arrival.

Assault

A caller Sunday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that her friend was intoxicated and was trying to assault her. While on PBX, the caller separated herself from the other female. Officers responded. There were no visible injuries, and the caller did not wish to pursue charges. The suspect female would not answer the door to her apartment. Documentation was made for the time being. The day shift was going to try to make contact in the morning to get the reporting female’s belongings out of the apartment. Later in the morning an officer attempted to make contact with the female again, with no answer at the door. The reporting party called in a short while later, saying she checked back and the female subject had set the belongings out in the hallway. The officer was advised.

A caller Sunday morning in the 200 block of South Van Buren Street in Brighton reported a juvenile was out of control at the residence and was assaulting people in the home. While the caller was on 911, the juvenile left the residence on foot. An officer responded. The juvenile was located and taken to Four Oaks in Iowa City.

 

Burglary

A caller Friday morning in the 200 block of North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported his apartment was broken into while he was away at a fire. All of the television sets were gone, an Xbox was missing, all the drawers were opened and the lights were all on. The caller’s roommate left for work about 6:30 a.m., and the caller knew of no suspects. An officer responded. A gun was also stolen. A Glock .40-caliber was entered, and a report will be filed.

Dispatch reported being contacted by a storage owner that his storage unit was broken into, Friday morning in the 1400 block of E Avenue in Kalona. The caller was unsure of what was missing. The lock was cut off at an undetermined time. An officer spoke with the caller, who was going to look through the storage unit to see if anything was missing. The information was documented for the time being.

Civil dispute

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of West Madison Street in Brighton reported that his ex-girlfriend took pictures from his storage unit and was threatening to put them out in the rain. The storage units were in North English, and the theft was referred to them. An officer spoke with both subjects. The female subject advised that she would not put the pictures out in the rain.

DP & Q

A caller Sunday morning in the 200 block of North Second Avenue in Washington reported that subjects in an upstairs apartment were being loud and were stomping around on the floor. Officers responded and made contact with the subject, and advised him of the noise complaint.

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Friday night in the 400 block of West Main Street in Washington reported a suspicious smell coming from an apartment. Officers responded. No suspicious smell was located.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported hearing a male and a female having an altercation. An officer responded and spoke to the subjects. They had a verbal argument and were going to work things out.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported that he kept getting text messages and phone calls from high school students. An officer spoke with the caller and advised him to keep a log of the calls. Documentation was made for the time being.

A caller Sunday night at East 15th Street and North Second Avenue in Washington reported that a subject threatened her son with a hammer and then hit his vehicle with the hammer. An officer responded and spoke with all parties. The issue was resolved. There was no hammer involved.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of Country Club Road in Washington reported that her roommate from California took her car without permission and was possibly headed toward Lone Tree. The vehicle was a 2008 black Chevrolet Impala. An officer spoke with the caller. The vehicle was located in Lone Tree. The officer responded. The owner did not want charges filed. The officer followed her to a residence south of Lone Tree, where the vehicle was going to remain parked for the owner to retrieve.

Public service contacts

A caller Friday afternoon in the 500 block of C Avenue in Kalona reported that a male subject came into the establishment at about 12:30 p.m., trying to sell an equipment cleaner. He became verbally aggressive toward the caller, and then left, walking. The subject was described as tall and thin, and wearing dark-colored, ragged clothing. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the subject.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 50 block of St. Mary’s Street in Riverside advised that her 17-year-old daughter was not at her pickup location today after a trip. An officer spoke with her and was going to attempt to make contact with the subject whom she might be with. Documentation was made.

Sexual assault

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2500 block of Sockum Ridge Road in Washington reported that he was sexually assaulted. An officer spoke with both parties. The complaint was unfounded. Both parties were also advised to cease contact, and if it continued they would be charged with harassment.

Shoplifting

A caller Sunday night in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington requested an officer for a shoplifter. Officers responded. A juvenile subject was cited into court for fifth-degree theft.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday morning at West Fifth Street and Highway 1 in Washington reported that her sister called and said there was a truck on their deceased father’s property, with Georgia plates, and there were a lot of items in the back of the truck. An officer responded and was unable to locate the truck. The officer spoke with the property owner, who requested that if the vehicle returned the subject would be asked to leave. The caller advised that a bicycle built for two and a steel kettle were missing from the shed on the property.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1300 block of Tulip Avenue in Riverside reported to an officer that someone may have been on her property the previous evening and poisoned her dog. The officer spoke with the caller, who just requested documentation.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a juvenile suspect who was suspended and not to be at the school was on the south side of the property. Officers responded. The juvenile was located at the corner stop and admitted to being on the property. Charges will be filed on the juvenile for trespass, and a report will be filed.

Vandalism

A caller Friday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported vandalism to a truck that he had for sale, by Highway 92 in Ainsworth. Someone broke the windshield, a turn signal and a side window. There were also dents in the truck. The damages were documented for insurance purposes.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 600 block of East Main Street in Washington reported that someone damaged the back window to his vehicle. It was hit two days in a row, and the tail pipe was stuffed full of grass and dirt. Documentation was made, and extra patrol will be provided.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported that his pop machine was vandalized sometime Tuesday afternoon or early Wednesday morning. The bottling company was aware. The caller requested documentation. An officer was advised and documentation was made.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 200 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that subject who had caused criminal mischief at the church previously, had just run through again. Two juvenile suspects were last seen running westbound. An officer located both subjects, and they were not to return to the church property of they would be charged with trespass.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday morning reported that the neighbor’s trailer door had been open for the past few days. The truck was there. The caller requested that someone check on them. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone at the trailer.

A caller Monday morning in the 1400 block of Quince Avenue in Riverside requested a welfare check. An officer was disregarded while en route. The subject was fine.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 1100 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported that her iPhone 7 Plus was stolen from the locker room this morning during basketball practice. The phone was black, and the case was black and blue. An officer responded. The school was reviewing the video. The mother had shut the phone service off, and the providing company was going to try to track it. Documentation was made for the time being. The phone was later recovered and returned to the owner.

A caller Saturday morning in the 1600 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that she possibly lost her wallet in a store parking lot. She had spoken with the personnel, and they would not review the video without a police report. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made. The caller later reported they located the wallet but that there were items missing. They had a suspect. An officer spoke with the caller and determined that the theft occurred in the county. A second officer spoke with the caller and the suspect. The suspect denied taking the items. Documentation was made.

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