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Police log - Sept. 15, 2017

Sep 15, 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 – 11

Females – 1

Work release – 2

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 26

Treatment – 0

Holding – 0

Other facility – 0

Total – 40

Traffic accident

A caller Wednesday afternoon at Highway 1 and West Madison Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries, not blocking traffic. An officer responded. Damage was under $1,500, non-reportable. Eli Matthew Kuster of Fairfield was cited for unsafe backing.

Traffic other

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of Eighth Street in Kalona reported that a trailer had been parked on a city street for a week, not attached to any vehicle, and this was not legal per city code. An officer spoke with the registered owner, and he agreed to move it the next morning.

A caller Wednesday night in the 700 block of East Second Street in Washington reported a semitrailer parked in front of her house, and requested to speak to an officer. An officer was going to try to make contact with the registered owner to have him move the trailer.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Thursday morning at Highway 1 and Westview Drive in Washington. Everything was OK.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Wednesday night at Lexington Boulevard and Highway 1 in Washington. The subject had a blown tire and had help on the way.

Fire calls

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1400 block of 540th Street S.W. in Kalona requested Kalona Fire Department for a fire alarm. Kalona Fire was disregarded by the principal.

A caller Thursday morning in the 500 block of Sixth Street in Kalona reported their smoke detectors were going off. It was unknown whether it was carbon monoxide, as they could not detect a smell or see any smoke. Everyone was outside the home. Kalona Fire Department responded and was unable to locate any issues. Alliant Energy also responded.

Assault

A caller Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported that her daughter was assaulted at the school today. She had also called last Friday about harassment. An officer responded. There was no assault, and the school was handling the incident. The officer spoke with both parents.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1200 block of Maple Avenue in Kalona reported her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend were fighting, and that she needed assistance. Three officers responded and spoke with the daughter, who advised that this was unfounded. She advised that she told her mother she was fine and didn’t need assistance. The daughter was getting some items and leaving.

Burglary

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of North Avenue C in Washington reported a wallet stolen from an unlocked vehicle. A credit card had been used at various businesses. Information will be retrieved for an officer. Documentation was made.

Runaways/missing person

An officer reported being flagged down by two subjects advising that their child was missing, Wednesday evening in the 800 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington. While they were talking to the officer, the child was found. The officer responded to the residence to counsel the child and the parents.

Shoplifting

A caller Wednesday night in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported to an officer the theft of two Samsung cellphones valued at $1,067.86. A report will be filed. The theft occurred at about 4 p.m., Aug. 9, 2017.

Suspicious activity

A caller Wednesday evening in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington reported a suspicious vehicle. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

An officer reported being out with a truck with the door open, Thursday morning in the 1200 block of East Main Street in Washington. The officer spoke to the registered owner. They said everything seemed fine but they would call back if they found anything missing.

Welfare check

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 3000 block of Highway 22 in Riverside requested a welfare check on his son. An officer responded and made contact. The subject was advised to call his father.

All other theft

A caller Wednesday morning in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Wellman reported a gas drive-off from Sept. 4 at about 3 p.m. The vehicle was a yellow sporty car, and the fuel cost was $30.96. An officer was advised, and documentation was made.

A caller Wednesday night in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington reported missing his gray/black backpack that contained his computer from school. He had possible suspects who might have taken it from the park. An officer spoke with the caller, who advised he could disregard trying to find the backpack. The caller’s friends found the backpack on the Frisbee golf course.

All other offenses

A caller Wednesday morning in the 300 block of West 18th Street in Washington reported a possible domestic situation. She could hear a lot of yelling and cursing, and also sounds like a lot of banging around, in an apartment above her. Officers responded. The subject was quiet upon officers’ arrival and would not answer the door. An officer spoke with his mother, who was going to be checking in on him. She planned to call if she needed assistance.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported locating a suspicious item. Officers responded. Documentation was made.

A subject was reported misusing the 911 number, Wednesday afternoon in the 1200 block of South Avenue E in Washington. An officer spoke with the subject and advised him that if there were any more issues, he would be charged.

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