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Police log

Jun 01, 2018

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


Traffic accident

A caller Wednesday morning in the 100 block of First Street in Kalona reported that a subject hit her vehicle. This was the same subject who hit their building a few weeks ago. An officer responded. Drivers’ information was exchanged. The subject was advised that he was no longer welcome on the property and would be arrested for trespass if he returned. The subject was also sent in for re-evaluation, with the test date scheduled for June 20.

A caller Wednesday morning at West Jefferson Street and South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that she hit a parked car. There were no injuries. Damages amounted to more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. A citation was issued to Sharon Morris, of Keota, for failure to maintain control.

A caller Wednesday morning in the 200 block of F Place in Kalona reported being in a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. An officer responded. Damages were under $1,500. Information was exchanged. Louise Sattler, of Kalona, was cited for unsafe backing.

A car-vs.-deer accident was reported Thursday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington. There was front-end damage to the vehicle, amounting to more than $1,500. An officer gave the subject a state accident report to fill out. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.


Traffic other

A deputy on Wednesday afternoon reported a non-valid driver from May 14, 2018, in the 200 block of Angle Street in Brighton. The deputy advised that charges would be filed on a subject for driving while barred and reckless driving. A report will be filed.

An officer reported being out with a tractor-trailer, Wednesday night in the 1600 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington. The semi operator was advised on the city ordinance and was told not to park it on a city street.


Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Wednesday night at Highway 22 and Vine Avenue in Riverside. The vehicle was unoccupied and had flashers on.

An officer reported being out with two vehicles on the side of the road, Wednesday night at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth. One vehicle was disabled, and they were trying to fix it. They should be on their way shortly.


Animal complaint

A caller Wednesday evening in the 500 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington requested that an officer speak with subjects about their dogs, because the dogs were loose and were chasing people who went by. An officer responded. A verbal warning was given to the dog owner.



A caller Wednesday morning in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Brighton reported that their ATM machine was broken into on Tuesday night. An officer responded. A report will be filed.



Civil standby

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of Elm Avenue in Wellman requested a civil standby. He tried to retrieve three children from their mother. She was refusing to return them. An officer responded. The children were returned to their father.


Family offense


A caller Wednesday night in the 400 block of South Avenue C in Washington reported that her stepfather had come home intoxicated and causing problems. Officers responded. The family was separated for the evening.




A caller Wednesday night in the 1300 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that a 16-year-old male was missing and had not returned home. He had last been seen about 7 a.m. An officer responded to the residence, and the juvenile had returned. Documentation was made.

A caller Wednesday night in the 1700 block of 260th Street in Washington reported a juvenile who had been missing for four days. Clothing description and direction of travel were unknown. The juvenile was entered as missing.



Suspicious activity

A caller Wednesday afternoon at Quince Avenue and 295th Street in Washington reported a small car pulled over with a male and a female inside. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.


Welfare check

A caller Wednesday morning in the 1900 block of 140th Street in Wellman requested a welfare check on her sister. An officer responded. Contact was made with the caretaker, who advised they were having phone issues in the area and cell reception was limited. They were going to be sure to contact the sister.

A caller Wednesday afternoon in the 800 block of East Polk Street in Washington reported a pendant alert with no response. An ambulance and officers responded. It was an accidental push. The ambulance was advised to disregard.


All other theft

A caller Wednesday evening in the 1400 block of E Avenue in Kalona reported that someone broke the lock off her storage unit and took her belongings. She believed it was her ex-boyfriend. An officer responded. It was a civil issue. The officer planned to try to make contact with the subject to see if he would try to make an agreement with the caller.


All other offenses

A caller Thursday morning in the 1000 block of North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that a female was on his brother’s property and would not leave. Officers responded. The female subject was advised that she was not welcome on the property and was asked to leave. The caller was advised to call back if she returned to the property.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Jun 04, 2018 15:06

PACKWOOD – The Pilot Grove Savings Bank in Packwood was robbed Friday afternoon.
The robbery occurred at 1:13 p.m. according to a news release from the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.
The perpetrator was described as a tall, slender white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He fled the bank going east on foot.
Vehicles from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol arrived at the bank that afternoon to conduct an investigation, which is still ongoing. Other agencies participating in the investigation are the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Fairfield Police Department, Wapello and Keokuk County Sheriff’s Offices.
Thus far, authorities have not released details about whether the perpetrator was armed or how much money was taken from the bank.
The Ledger contacted Pilot Grove Savings Bank today, but a representative from the company declined to comment on the case.

Brighton’s ATM machine was broken into last week as well.


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