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Police log - Nov. 6, 2017

Nov 06, 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 – 12

Females – 5

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 10

Treatment – 0

Holding – 3

Other facility – 1

Total – 31


Brenda Lea Davis, 38, of Hiawatha, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 3000 block of Highway 22 in Riverside on two charges, forgery, and identity theft.

Larry Joe Herring, 51, of Washington, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 2700 block of Highway 1 in Washington on a charge of simple domestic assault.

Aaron Gene Richardson, 32, of Washington, was arrested Thursday night in the 300 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington on charges of domestic abuse assault, second offense, and obstruction of emergency communications.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday afternoon at Gum Avenue and Highway 22 in Wellman reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. An officer responded. Damage was over $1,500, and a state report was filed. A citation was issued to a juvenile operator for failure to maintain control.

An officer reported that a subject on a bicycle was struck by a car, Thursday evening at the intersection of North Avenue D and West Main Street in Washington. There were no injuries. Drivers’ information was exchanged. The male juvenile driver was cited for no driver’s license.

A caller Thursday night at 540th Street and James Avenue S.W. in Kalona requested Kalona Fire for a vehicle that had rolled. There were no injuries, but the occupants were trapped. An officer, Kalona Fire and Kalona QRS responded to assist Johnson County.

A caller Thursday night at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth reported hitting a deer. They did not believe they were injured, but air bags did deploy, and the caller did have some pain from the seat belt. An officer, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire and an ambulance responded. There was no ambulance transport. A towing service was contacted to remove the vehicle.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported a truck went into the ditch. It was unknown whether it drove out. The caller couldn’t see the truck anymore. An officer responded and checked the area and was unable to locate the truck.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle that had not been moved for several days, Thursday night in the 800 block of Third Street in Wellman. A 24-hour tow tag was placed on the vehicle, the tires were chalked, and the vehicle was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Friday morning in the 3000 block of Highway 22 in Riverside. The officer advised that the vehicle was disabled and the driver had help coming.

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, Friday morning at East Madison Street and South Iowa Avenue in Washington. The vehicle was unoccupied and was parked in a no-parking zone. It was added to the system. The officer planned to check on it later in the day to see if it was still there.

Fire calls

An alarm company called, reporting a fire in the 600 block of East Polk Street in Washington, Thursday morning. Washington Fire Department, an officer and an ambulance responded. There was no fire. The incident involved a bad air compressor causing the problem in the boiler room.

Johnson County requested Kalona Fire Department for a fire inside a business, Thursday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 1 S.W. in Kalona. Kalona Fire Department and Kalona QRS both responded.

Caller Thursday night in the 500 block of South Seventh Avenue in Washington reported someone was burning garbage in a barrel 5 feet from a garage, and it was unattended. An officer responded. It did not appear that the subject was burning anything illegal at that time, but he possibly was earlier in the day.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported a loose pitbull. Officers responded. An officer located the dog, and the dog catcher was contacted to pick up the dog. The dog was not to be released until the owner made contact with the officer.


A burglary call was received Thursday night in the 200 block of West Second Street in Washington.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Thursday morning in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported disorderly conduct involving a juvenile. The juvenile was currently in the office with an instructor, and an officer was requested to press charges. An officer responded. A report will be filed. Three counts of disorderly conduct will be filed on the juvenile.

An anonymous 911 caller, Thursday night in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported that he was in a gray Chevrolet Malibu with another male subject who was trying to kick him out. He had scratch marks on his neck. The caller had belongings in the vehicle, and the owner of the vehicle was trying to kick him out. An officer spoke with both parties. No one wanted to pursue any charges.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Thursday morning in the 400 block of East Second Street in Washington reported that his parents were fighting and his father was taking things he was not supposed to. Officers responded. The male party had left prior to their arrival. The dispute was only verbal.

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1200 block of Industrial Park Drive in Washington reported a problem with her juvenile son in the parking lot. An officer responded. The juvenile did go home with his mother. If there are further problems, CWES or Four Oaks will be considered.

A caller Thursday evening in the 400 block of East Madison Street in Brighton reported that she could not get her daughter to go with her, and requested a deputy. The subject left with her mother.

Sexual assault

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of East Washington Street reported a sexual assault. An officer planned to speak with the caller. Documentation was made for the time being.


A caller Thursday afternoon in the 1000 block of Vine Avenue in Riverside reported a subject sitting in her yard, and he was not supposed to be there. An officer responded. The subject was walking home from another residence, and he took a break in the ditch.  He was headed home.

Welfare check

A caller Thursday night in the 400 block of North Ella Street in Riverside requested a welfare check on a friend in Riverside who was making suspicious statements. An officer spoke with the subject, and she was fine.

All other theft

A caller Thursday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off at 9:35 a.m. involving a gray car with a high school-age girl driving. The amount was $26.31 in gas. An officer made contact with a relative. The driver was in class but planned to return and pay later. The convenience store was advised. The store personnel later advised that she did return and pay.

All other offenses

A caller Friday morning in the 1900 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported trash in the roadway that appeared someone tried to set on fire. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the problem.

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