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Police Log

Oct 11, 2013

The following information is obtained from the daily Communications Center call log at the Washington County Public Safety Center.

Jail Count

Total —23

Treatment —1

Male Section — 17

Female Section — 1

Work Release — 2

Holding — 2

Special Needs — 0

Contract Inmates — 0


Tyler Scott Hawk, 23, of Washington was arrested Thursday on a Washington County offense for failure to appear for arraignment on possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000. He was also arrested on a Mt. Pleasant warrant for probation violation on an original charge of third-degree theft. Bond was set at $2,500. He was placed on hold for Mt. Pleasant.

Pebblie Jean Beal, 37, of Washington was arrested on possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Bond was $2,000.

Rhonda Renee Simpson, 49, of Washington was arrested on a Louisa County warrant for failure to appear for debtor’s exam. Bond was $300.

Daniel Mark Tallman, 29, of North Liberty, was arrested for probation violation on an OWI second offense. Bond was set at $5,000.

Curtis Williams Heath, 55, of Burlington was arrested for contempt of court on domestic abuse assault for failing to complete batterer’s education program. No bond. He must serve seven days mittimus.

Traffic Accident

A caller reported a tractor pulling two wagons just came detached and hit a truck and a telephone pole in Washington. Officers responded. No one was injured. Damage was done to the power pole and the concrete curbing. Alliant was contacted about the damage. No charges have been filed at this time.

Traffic Other

There was a report of a vehicle being stopped north of the north junction of Highway 1. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded. Shawn Wesley Smith of Washington was cited to appear in court for driving under suspension in the second offense. A valid driver picked up the vehicle.

An officer from the Washington Police Department reported that they were attempting to stop a vehicle driven by a non-valid driver and the driver wasn’t pulling over. The vehicle finally was stopped at the 1300 block of North Fifth Avenue. Melinda Katherine Schnicker, 44, of Washington, was arrested and charged with driving while barred, operating a non-registered vehicle while barred, and no proof of insurance.


An assault was reported at a business in the 3000 block of Highway 22. One male subject was in the bathroom, alert, and breathing but had bleeding from the back of his head and face. The subject that had assaulted him left the area in a company truck. Officers responded. Assault is under investigation.

A caller requested an officer to Washington High School office at 1111 S. B Avenue regarding an assault that occurred between two high school students. Officers responded. The assault is under investigation.

A caller reports her mother slapped her face at 104 5th Street in Wellman. She requested the sheriff’s department to respond. Deputies responded. Mary Karleen Hershberger, 52, of Wellman was arrested for domestic abuse and simple assault.

A caller reported an altercation on the square in Washington involving a black male and female. Subjects then left in two separate vehicles. Officers responded and spoke with to all parties involved. No male subject was involved. Both parties were advised to stay away from each other.


A caller from Brighton reported that while he and his friend were walking past the 400 block of Jefferson St. in Brighton. Two subjects began yelling and threatening to beat them up. The caller requested a deputy to make contact with the two subjects. The sheriff’s office responded and spoke to all parties involved, who were advised to leave each other alone.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported he is being followed around Washington by a vehicle. The caller doesn’t know who is driving it or why they are following him. Requested an officer to meet him at a local store. Officer responded and spoke with the caller and the driver of the other vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was advised to leave the caller alone.

Disturbing the peace

A caller from Crawfordsville reported there are kids in the backyard of a house south of hers, who are making a lot of noise. Their yard is fenced in. Requested a deputy to speak with them. Deputy responded. Spoke with the subjects and advised them to keep the music down.


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