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Police log - Oct. 18, 2017

Oct 18, 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 – 6

Females – 3

Work release – 0

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 18

Treatment – 0

Holding – 0

Other facility – 1

Total – 28


Wade Donovan Patterson, 33, of Washington, was arrested Monday afternoon in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Washington on a Louisa County warrant for second-degree theft.

Laura Nichole Pierson, 39, of Canton, Illinois, was arrested Monday evening in the 100 block of South Capitol Street in Pekin, Illinois, on four Washington County warrants: animal neglect death or serious injury; failure to appear for sentencing on violation of a no-contact/protective order; contempt FTA for initial on animal neglect death or serious injury and possession of controlled substance, third or subsequent offense; and possession of controlled substance – marijuana, third or subsequent offense.

Traffic accident

A car vs. deer accident with no injuries was reported Monday morning in the 2600 block of Wayland Road in Washington. The 2004 Cavalier had extensive front-end damage but was drivable. Documentation was made. Iowa State Patrol assisted with the deer, as it was injured and in the west ditch.

A caller Monday night in the 1700 block of Highway 22 in Wellman reported a vehicle in the ditch on the south side. The driver was out of the vehicle and was not injured. Officers responded. Damage was under $1,500. The vehicle was towed. Daniel Joseph Walshire, of Kalona, was cited for failure to maintain control.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Monday morning in the 2700 block of Highway 218 in Crawfordsville reported that her vehicle had a flat tire and they had no spare. An officer responded and assisted. The tire was fixed and the subjects were back on the roadway.

A caller Monday afternoon at Red Oak Avenue and Highway 22 in Riverside reported a disabled vehicle since Friday. An officer responded and spoke with the male registered owner by phone. He planned to get the vehicle moved by the next day.

An officer reported being out with an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Monday night at East 15th Street and North 12th Avenue in Washington. The vehicle was added to the system.

Animal complaint

A caller Monday morning in the 500 block of South Avenue B in Washington made contact with the police department, wanting a welfare check on a dog at a residence she felt did not meet the new city ordinance. An officer responded. The dog had shelter with a roof, food and water. There were no problems.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 1200 block of Fir Avenue in Wellman reported that her neighbor’s turkeys and peacocks were on her property. An officer responded. The turkeys were in the yard upon the officer’s arrival. He spoke to the owner, who was going to pen them up if they continued to wander.

A caller Monday evening at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth requested a salvage tag for a deer in the median of Highway 218 just north of G36. The caller was driving a red Ford Ranger. He did not hit the deer. A tag was issued to the caller.

A caller Monday evening in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that someone’s dog attacked her dog. The attacking dog’s owner resided in the neighborhood. An officer spoke with all parties involved. The report was documented.


A caller Monday morning in the 100 block of Cherry Lane in Riverside reported a theft from the tool trailer. An officer responded. An incident report will be filed.

A caller Monday morning in the 800 block of Second Street in Wellman reported burglary/vandalism at the laundromat. An officer responded. Nothing was taken, and there was little or no damage. Documentation was made at that time.

A caller Monday afternoon in the 500 block of 10th Street in Kalona reported someone broke into the change machine of a business. An officer responded. A report will be filed.

All other offenses

A caller Monday morning in the 1100 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported a student possibly under the influence. An officer responded. The complaint was unfounded.

A caller Tuesday morning in the 900 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington reported an elderly male who was lost. Four officers and an ambulance responded. There was no transport. The subject’s family arrived and took the subject home.

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