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Police log - Oct. 3, 2017

Oct 03, 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

Amber Mae Rarick, 36, of Washington, was arrested Friday morning in the 200 block of West Main Street in Washington on a Washington County warrant for fifth-degree theft. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jacob Daniel Duane Ruenger, 27, of Washington, was arrested Saturday morning in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington on a charge of disorderly conduct. Brody Jacob Warth, 23, of Ainsworth, was arrested at the same time and location on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Destiny Elda Noriega, 20, of Washington, was arrested Saturday night in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for initial on a charge of possession by a person 18/19/20, first offense.

James Allen Flynn, 41, of Washington, was arrested Saturday night at 220th Street and Spruce Avenue in Washington on a charge of OWI, first offense. The vehicle was picked up by a valid driver.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at West Madison Street and South Avenue G in Washington reported being involved in an accident with no injuries. The roadway was not blocked. An officer responded. Damage was over $1,500. A state accident report will be filed. A juvenile was cited for improper use of lanes.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported a traffic accident with two vehicles. There were no injuries. An officer responded. A state accident report will be filed, and charges are pending.

A two-vehicle accident with no injuries was reported Friday evening at East Fountain Street and North Jefferson Street in Brighton. An officer responded. Damage was over $1,500, and a state report will be filed. Lindsay Adam, of Washington, was cited for failure to maintain control.

A caller Friday evening at River Crossing Court and Commercial Drive in Riverside reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. The vehicles were pulled into the parking lot. Damage was under $1,500.

A caller Saturday morning in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Wellman reported a hit-and-run in the parking lot involving a company truck. An officer responded. Insurance information was exchanged. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2700 block of Coppock Road in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. Damage was under $1,500, and information was exchanged. A juvenile was cited for failure to yield.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 92 and Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that he rolled into the ditch after losing control in his Toyota Highlander. There were no injuries. He was out of the vehicle. An officer responded. The vehicle was towed. A state accident report will be filed.

A caller Saturday night at Orange Avenue and 320th Street in Washington reported a car vs. deer accident with no injuries. The caller believed the vehicle was drivable. An officer was advised. The caller was advised to fill out a state accident report if damage amounted to more than $1,500. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported that someone drove down the alley and hit the telephone pole sometime during the night. There was a mark on the pole, and it was pushed over. They also did not have any telephone service at the residence, and planned to contact the telephone provider. An officer was advised. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday night at Elm Avenue and Highway 92 in Keota reported a deer ran into the side of his vehicle, a 1998 Chevrolet 2500 pickup. There were no injuries to the operator, and the deer ran off. Documentation was made, and an officer was advised.

A caller Sunday night in the 3000 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported a car vs. deer accident with no injuries. The deer ran off, and the vehicle was drivable, with minimal damage. An officer was advised. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

Traffic other

An officer reported being out with debris in the roadway, Saturday morning in the 1200 block of Vine Avenue in Riverside. The officer cleaned up the debris.

Disable vehicles

An officer advised being out with a camper along the roadway at Highway 218 just north of G36, Friday night. The camper had Ontario, Canada, license plates. There was no problem. They continued on their way.

Fire calls

A caller Friday morning in the 200 block of North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported a hot spot in the grain leg at the elevator. There were smoke and smolder. Ainsworth Fire and an officer responded. The smoke and smolder were extinguished.

A caller Friday evening at Highway 92 east of the Bryn-Mawr in Ainsworth reported that firewood fell off a truck and was smoldering in the north ditch between the supper club and Cotter. Ainsworth Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Friday night in the 2300 block of 275th Street in Washington reported that a subject on a neighboring property created a controlled burn and left the area. Washington Fire responded and spoke with all parties involved.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 2800 block of Coppock Road in Washington reported a grass fire that was burning into the timber. No structures were nearby. Washington Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Madison Street and Parkside Estates Road in Washington reported a truck on fire. The subject was out of the vehicle. Officers and Washington Fire responded. Washington Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Animal complaint

An officer reported a dog bite victim, Friday morning at Highway 118 and the Highway 22 exit ramp in Riverside. There were injuries to two fingers on the right hand. The family retrieved the injured dog and transported it to emergency veterinary services. An officer spoke with both parties. A report will be filed. The dog was later transport e d to a veterinary clinic for a 10-day quarantine.

A caller Friday night in the 1700 block of Highway 22 in Wellman reported there was a deer hit and injured on the north side of the road. An officer responded and assisted.

An officer advised that he was en route to a residence in reference to a barking dog complaint, Friday night in the 600 block of South Seventh Avenue in Washington. He checked the area and was unable to locate any barking dogs.

Officers responded to a loose white German shepherd type dog running around in the 100 block of South 12th Avenue, Saturday afternoon. An officer spoke with a relative of the residence owners, and planned to make contact with the home owner regarding the dog’s running at large.

A caller Sunday morning in the 200 block of Schnoebelen Street in Riverside reported a barking dog. Officers responded. There did not appear to be anyone home. The officers made contact with a neighbor, who called the owners, and the neighbor was going to take care of the dog for the night.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of Washington Street in Ainsworth reported the neighbor’s dog attacked his cat. A citation was issued to the dog’s owner, Kassie Rice, of Ainsworth, for allowing a dog to run at large.

A caller Sunday night in the 3000 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported an injured deer in the driveway, still alive. An officer responded. The deer was put down and a deer tag was issued.

A caller Sunday night in the 900 block of Eighth Street in Kalona reported that a light brown pit bull belonging to a neighbor came after her and her dog. No adult was home at the dog owner’s residence. An officer planned to stop back to speak with the owner about her dog’s running at large. Children in the house were able to put the dog back inside.

Assault

A caller Saturday night in the 1000 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported her daughter was shot in the back with an airsoft gun. An officer left a message to speak with the parents of the juvenile suspect.

A caller Sunday night in the 400 block of Seventh Street in Kalona reported her boyfriend just hit her in the side of the head with his hands while she was holding the baby. Officers responded. The female stated to them that the incident was verbal only. No marks were visible.

Burglary

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington reported her friend was staying at her house and noticed the screen in the kitchen and dining room was all torn up. Curtains were also ripped. This happened sometime after 9:30 a.m. The house was locked. An officer responded. Damage was believed to be done by the dogs inside the residence. There was no forced entry. The report was unfounded.

A caller Sunday morning in the 1400 block of Willow Avenue in Washington reported he heard someone breaking into his home. The caller then advised that he was confused and that there was no one in his home. An officer responded to check on the residence. Everything was OK.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of Lincoln Street in Ainsworth reported people yelling across the street. Officers responded and advised the subjects that, if this happened again, they would be charged with trespass.

Family offense non-violent

A caller Friday evening in the 500 block of South Mechanic Street in Brighton reported a verbal dispute, with the male party yelling at the female and hitting her red Dodge Durango. Officers responded. The incident was verbal only. The parties were separated.

A caller Friday evening in the 100 block of McCreedy Drive in Washington reported a violation of a no-contact order. An officer responded. Documentation was made. The officer planned to speak to the other party and contact the assistant county attorney.

A caller Friday night in the 200 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported having a problem with her teenage son. An officer responded and spoke with all parties involved. There were no further problems.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1300 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported needing to speak with an officer after having a disagreement with his parents. He was going to wait outside. An officer responded and spoke to the caller. The information was documented.

A caller Sunday night in the 100 block of South Chestnut Street in Crawfordsville requested a welfare check at the residence. A mother and a daughter had been verbally fighting and would not answer the phone.  The caller called back advising he finally made contact and everything was fine.

Fraud

A caller Saturday night in the 400 block of North Farmer Street in Brighton reported fraud. She was out $1,000.   An officer responded. The information was documented.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported an open-line 911 call with subjects in the background screaming, Sunday night in the 300 block of Cedar Street in West Chester. Officers responded and advised that the incident was verbal only.

Illegal dumping

A caller Saturday morning in the 1000 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported trash and trash cans left on the property. An officer responded and located subjects who left the trash. The subjects removed the trash. They were advised that they are not allowed to go back to that location.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday noon in the 1400 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a subject was sending him harassing text messages, and this had begun Sept. 20. An officer spoke with the caller and advised him that he needed to contact the Burlington Police Department, but the officer would attempt to make contact with the male subject.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 200 block of First Street in Kalona reported an ex-employee was harassing the caller, and kept calling the store. An officer spoke to the subject and advised her to stop calling the store, since her check would be in the mail. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday morning in the 300 block of Center Street in West Chester reported a neighbor who was harassing them while they put up a fence. An officer responded. The property had been professionally surveyed and the markers were good where they were putting up the fence.

A caller Sunday night in the 100 block of South Seventh Avenue in Washington reported that a male subject was at his residence harassing his daughter. An officer spoke with both parties and advised the subject to stay away from the reporting party’s residence.

Public service contacts

A caller Saturday morning in the 400 block of West 18th Street in Washington reported a man walking down the road, who threatened to throw rocks at his car. The subject was wearing camouflage clothing and was getting things out of the ditch. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate. The subject also would not answer his door.

Dispatch on Sunday morning at 200th Street and Riverside Road in Washington received several complaints pertaining to hundreds of bicyclists who were not sharing the roadway, taking up both lanes of traffic and not obeying stop signs at intersections. An officer responded and spoke with the organization set up at G36/Riverside Road. They were made aware of the complaint and advised that citations could be issued if bicyclists did not obey the traffic signs. The county engineer supervisor was contacted and put out signs.

Stolen property

A caller Friday evening at West Third Street and North Avenue C in Washington reported an abandoned silver BMX bicycle in the street. An officer responded. A silver Mongoose BMX type bike was taken to the bike shed.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday morning at West 18th Street and Highway 1 in Washington reported a male subject in an orange shirt and black shorts and wearing headphones was walking eastbound toward vehicles, acting as if he might throw something at them. An officer responded and made contact with the subject, who was advised of this complaint.

A caller Friday evening in the 1400 block of West 18th Street in Washington reported a white male subject who had been out near the roadway all day with no shirt on and would not move for traffic when vehicles went by. He acted as if he were going to throw things at vehicles. Officers responded and spoke with the subject and advised him of the complaint. He went inside his residence.

A caller Saturday night in the 1000 block of East Third Street in Washington reported suspicious activity. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate a problem.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 300 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that other tenants were complaining of suspicious activity in another apartment. Officers responded. There was no problem.

A caller Monday morning in the 900 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the roadway with the door open. An officer responded. A subject advised he left the door open because his dog got loose, and he was hoping it would jump back into the vehicle. The officer advised the subject that his dog had been picked up by the dog pound.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported that subjects in a maroon van were soliciting for money and holding a sign by the businesses in that location. An officer responded, and the subjects were advised to move on.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 3100 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth requested a welfare check. Officers, Ainsworth QRS, an ambulance, the medical examiner and a funeral home responded. The subject was located deceased.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 800 block of East Polk Street in Washington requested a welfare check. An officer advised that everything was fine at the residence.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $34  at about 7:40 a.m. Dispatch made contact with the subject, and he planned to return that night to pay for the fuel.

A caller Saturday night at East Adams and South 12th Avenue in Washington reported his friend had just stolen his bicycle, but was unable to give his location. An officer responded, and the subject was located. The theft was unfounded. It was a false report. Youngsters were playing around.

A caller Sunday morning in the 100 block of East Fourth Street in Riverside reported a check was stolen out of his vehicle and was used to make a purchase in Cedar Rapids. An officer spoke with the caller and planned to forward this information on. The officer also left a message for the subject to call in to speak to him.

A caller Sunday night in the 1500 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported someone stole items out of his vehicle overnight. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday night in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that a white Buick had left without paying for $2.77 in gas. A license plate number was provided. An officer responded to the residence and was unable to locate anyone. The officer left a card to call in to the center.

All other offenses

A caller Sunday morning in the 400 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported approximately 15 subjects were intoxicated and were being loud. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the given address. They did not locate any loud noise in the area.

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