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Police log - Sept. 8, 2017

Sep 08, 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 –

Females –

Work release –

Special needs –

Contract inmates –

Treatment –

Holding –

Other facility –

Total –

Traffic other

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported taking her vehicle in to be serviced, and then there was damage to it. The caller requested an officer to respond. The vehicle was a white Chevrolet Impala with damage on the right side rear bumper. An officer responded. Upon the officer’s arrival, the subjects had the problem resolved.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported attempting to stop a vehicle and called out a pursuit going up to 104 mph, Thursday morning at Highway 22 and Dogwood Avenue in Wellman. The vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram quad cab with a body style between 2002 and 2008. The pursuit ended at Iowa-Washington road and Birch Avenue, where they lost sight of the vehicle. Iowa County officers also responded.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported a broken-down vehicle, Wednesday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth. The subject had AAA coming to change a tire.

Fire calls

A caller Wednesday evening in the 1000 block of North Second Avenue in Washington reported the odor of a gas leak. Washington Fire Department, an officer, an ambulance, and Alliant Energy responded and assisted. Washington Fire requested the ambulance for a subject who was not feeling well after being inside the building during the gas leak. There was no ambulance transport.

Animal complaint

A caller Wednesday evening reported he was bitten by a dog in the 500 block of South Avenue B in Washington. Upon being questioned, the caller advised this had happened three weeks earlier. An officer responded to speak with the caller and his mother. No dog bite occurred; the dog only jumped on him and scared him. The officer also spoke with the dog owner about keeping the dog tied up so it could not reach the sidewalk. Documentation was made.

A caller Wednesday night in the 900 block of M Avenue in Kalona reported a dog in the backyard with no food or water. An officer responded and located the owners, who gave the dog food and water.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Wednesday night in the 800 block of north Second Avenue in Washington reported several juveniles fighting in the parking lot. A male and a female were fighting with each other. They had then left northbound. An officer located one of the juveniles. The youngster was taken home. A second officer also responded to assist in locating the second juvenile. The second juvenile was also taken home. They were spoken to about the incident.


A caller Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of Oriole Drive in Kalona reported possible credit card fraud. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made for bank purposes. The subject was not out any money.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported receiving multiple hang-up 911 calls, Wednesday afternoon at Ivy Avenue and 155th Street in Wellman. An officer responded to the area where the calls were locating. The officer checked the area and was not able to locate anyone.

Search warrant

A deputy reported being out on a search warrant, Wednesday afternoon at Third Street and Ninth Avenue in Wellman. Another officer also responded. The search warrant was executed. Charges are pending per DCI lab results for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, third offense.


A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of East Main Street in Brighton reported that neighbors advised him that two female subjects were on his property, and believed that one was his “ex.” An officer spoke with all parties involved. It was an ongoing civil issue. The female subject was moving out.


A caller Wednesday afternoon at South Avenue B and West Tyler Street in Washington reported a youngster from one of the school buses threw a rock, and it damaged the back window of her vehicle. An officer spoke with the caller. The incident was documented.

All other theft

A caller Wednesday morning in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported a “No Trespassing” sign was stolen from his yard. It had occurred sometime before 7 p.m. the previous day. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

All other offenses

A caller Wednesday night in the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Kalona reported a subject was doing burning, and Environmental Health had told him to call in when the subject was burning a fire. An officer responded. The subject was burning a fire in a barrel, with subjects sitting around the fire. There were no issues.

A caller Wednesday night in the 500 block of Fifth Street in Wellman reported a male subject locked her out of the house. Officers responded. The parties were separated for the night. The female was planning to possibly call back for a civil standby in the morning.

Nicholas James Dittrich, 46, of Washington was cited into court, Wednesday for a Sept. 2 violation of a no-contact order in the 600 block of East Second Street in Washington. Brenda Lea Dittrich, 46, of Washington was cited into court at the same time and location for a Sept. 2 violation of a no-contact order.

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