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Police Log

Jul 31, 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

 

Arrests

Jimmie Dale Peek Jr., 32, of Ottumwa, was arrested Friday night at Highway 78 and Fir Avenue in Brighton on charges of driving while barred, speeding 78 mph in a 55 mph zone, passing contrary to highway markings and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Cole Foster Kempf, 34, of Kalona, was arrested Saturday night at Fifth Street and H Avenue in Kalona on a charge of OWI, second offense.

Andres Emanual Gutierrez, 18, of Washington, was arrested Sunday evening in the 1400 block of North Fourth Avenue in Washington on a charge of driving under revocation.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at West Main Street and Highway 1 in Washington reported that there was a large hole on West Main and his vehicle was stuck in it. The caller requested an officer. An officer responded, along with the City personnel who were going to take care of the problem. There was no damage.

Dispatch received a report of a bicyclist down on Ginkgo, south of Wellman, at the top of the hill, Friday morning in the 1300 block of Ginkgo. RAGBRAI 5 and an officer responded.

A caller Friday afternoon at Sixth Street and D Avenue in Kalona reported that someone hit the bike rack on the back of his vehicle and damaged the bicycle on it. The caller’s vehicle was a beige 2004 Silverado pickup with a mismatched topper. The suspect vehicle was a van pulling a trailer. Damage was under $1,500. The caller was given the Call for Service number. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday morning at South Marion Avenue and West Madison Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. The vehicles were off the roadway. Damages amounted to more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. A citation was issued to Nicolas Raymundo Guzman for unsafe backing. A citation was issued to Jacylyn Zieglowsky for operating a non-registered vehicle.

A caller Sunday night at 275th Street and Coppock Road in Washington reported that a deer ran into the side of her vehicle. The deer was still alive. There was minimal damage to the vehicle. The deer was dispatched and moved from the roadway.

 

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at E Avenue and Ninth Street in Kalona reported being out with a subject who had a laceration to his back after his horse went down and the buggy ran over him. An ambulance and Kalona QRS responded. There was no ambulance transport. The buggy also damaged a vehicle on the side. Documentation was made.

An officer reported being out with a red Chevrolet Avalanche, issuing a parking ticket, Saturday morning in the 600 block of North Marion Avenue in Washington.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle at the park, Saturday morning in the 1100 block of E Avenue in Kalona. The subject was heading back to the campground. Everything was fine with him.

A caller Saturday morning in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Brighton reported that a vehicle parked in front of Brighton City Hall had been there for over 24 hours. The vehicle had a right rear flat tire and appeared it may have already been chalked by a city worker. A 24-hour tow tag was placed, and the vehicle was added to the system.

A caller reported six vehicles parked in the no-parking area, Saturday afternoon in the 1000 block of East Van Buren Street in Washington. It was hard to get into his driveway. An officer responded. Five vehicles were located, and the owners moved them. They were all there as visitors.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported that there was a vehicle sitting in the 2900 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth with the lights on and no one around. The subject was asleep in the vehicle. The subject was just tired. There was no problem.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Saturday night in the 2600 block of Highway 92 in Washington. The vehicle had a flat driver’s side tire. There was a note on the vehicle indicated that it needed a rim. The officer added the vehicle to the system.

 

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon at 220th Street and Highway 218 in Ainsworth reported a utility truck and trail on the southbound side was on fire. The grass in the ditch also had caught on fire. Ainsworth Fire Department and officers responded. The fire was out upon the Fire Department’s arrival. The vehicle occupants had assistance coming to help remove the vehicle.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Saturday morning in the 200 block of 15th Street in Wellman reported that a neighboring blue healer dog was running loose again. This was an ongoing issue, and the city was aware and had warned the owners. The caller requested a deputy. An officer responded and issued a written warning to the owner for allowing a dog to run at large.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of East Main Street in Washington reported that the neighbor’s dog, a white husky, had been tied to a tree with a short leash for more than 24 hours. There was no water or shade. The dog was crying and whining. That morning the caller’s wife noticed the owner physically abusing the dog. An officer responded. The dog owner was not home. The dog was on a tether. The food and water bowls were knocked over. The officer intended to try to make contact to issue the appropriate citations. Later another caller reported that the dog was barking. An officer was advised of the complaint. The officer issued two written warnings to the dog owner for allowing a dog to bark, and for neglect/cruelty toward an animal, pertaining to the tether ordinance.

A caller Saturday night in the 100 block of South Avenue H in Washington reported three dogs that ran through their yard. The owner was walking toward the pool area, and the dogs were not on leashes. An officer responded and checked the area. The only people located with dogs had them on leashes. Documentation was made.

 

Assault

A caller Friday morning in the 500 block of Mather Street in Ainsworth reported that her mother hit her 13-year-old sister, and requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the subjects. The mother took away the daughter’s cellphone and the daughter was upset. There was no assault. The complaint was unfounded.

A caller Friday morning in the 700 block of 10th Avenue in Wellman reported that his wife assaulted him and had left on foot with their two children. County units responded and spoke with subjects, and they both agreed to fill out statements and return them to the deputy. The parties separated for the day.

A caller Saturday morning in the 400 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend when she got home. She then refused to answer any other questions, and hung up. She did call back to say the subject was leaving in a black vehicle. Officers responded. The apartment door was open upon their arrival, but the female was gone. Officers checked the area and attempted to speak with neighbors but were unable to locate.

A caller Saturday night in the 1300 block of Tulip Avenue in Riverside reported being assaulted by her roommate. An officer responded. Documentation was made for the time being.

 

Barking dog

A caller reported a dog barking, early Saturday morning in the 400 block of East Main Street in Washington. An officer responded and heard the dog bark once, but did not hear it afterward, and was unable to locate it.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday night in the 600 block of East Second Street in Washington reported being in an altercation with a subject, and requested to talk to an officer. An officer spoke with both parties. Documentation was made.

Multiple callers Friday night in the 100 block of South Sixth Street in Kalona reported a domestic dispute in the area. Officers assisted. There were conflicting stories from both parties and witnesses. Neither party wanted to press charges. The incident was documented.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported that her husband had broken a door and a shelf. He had been screaming at her and the youngsters. An officer spoke with both subjects. The incident was verbal only. The parties separated for a while.

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a verbal dispute with a boyfriend. Officers responded. The incident was verbal only. The situation calmed down, and the parties separated for the evening.

 

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night in the 800 block of South Second Avenue in Washington reported a loud party behind a residence. An officer responded and was unable to hear the music from the roadway. The officer did speak with the residents and made them aware of the complaint.

A caller early Sunday morning in the 900 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that her neighbor was playing loud music. An officer responded and advised the neighbor of the complaint. They were going to shut the music off for the night.

A caller Saturday night in the 700 block of West Main Street in Washington reported his neighbor was playing loud music. An officer responded and made them aware of the complaint. They were shutting off the music.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Friday evening in the 800 block of South Second Avenue in Washington requested to speak to an officer about suspicious activity at the residence. Officers responded. An officer advised that possible drug items were seized and charges were pending DCI Lab results. A report will be filed.

 

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Sunday night in the 400 block of Seventh Street in Kalona reported that she was trying to leave the residence and her boyfriend was not allowing her to. The situation was verbal only at that time. An officer spoke with both parties. The altercation was verbal only. They agreed to separate inside the residence.

 

Hang-up 911 calls

A caller reported a 911 hang-up, Friday evening in the 1400 block of J Place in Kalona. Officers responded. The subject no longer lived at that residence. Dispatch was able to make contact with them, and there was no problem.

Dispatch received a 911 call, Saturday night in the 110 block of Lake Darling Road in Brighton. An officer checked the area and could not locate any problem in the area. Jefferson County later received a call from the same number, advising they had accidentally dialed, and everything was OK.

 

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported that she was receiving threatening text messages and phone calls from a subject, and requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the caller and the subject calling her. She was advised to stop calling the reporting party. The caller came back to the Police Department to report that she had received more text messages. The texts came from a different number. The information was documented.

A caller Sunday night in the 2400 block of 275th Street in Washington reported receiving a threatening voice mail, and requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller. There were no charges.

 

Public service contacts

A deputy reported being en route to a residence to assist in a verbal dispute from earlier in the day, Saturday night in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue in Wellman. An additional officer also responded. The officers provided the residents with a ride to a different location for the evening.

 

Runaways/missing person

A caller Friday morning in the 700 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that there was a 2-year-old child in the city shop who could not tell them where he lived. DHS was contacted. The mother was located and the child was returned.

 

Suspicious activity

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that male and a female were in a corner behind the school changing their clothes and acting suspicious. They had bags and other belongings with them. Officers responded. The subjects denied changing their clothes but advised they were rearranging bags. The parties had separated.

A caller Saturday night in the 2600 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported a male subject walking on the highway about a mile south of Washington. Officers responded. One officer provided the subject with a ride to Brighton.

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that two subjects were in the alley and tossed a black Nike duffel bag into the bushes when they noticed the caller. A male subject was on a bicycle and a female subject was walking on foot, last seen going southbound. An officer responded and seized the duffel bag. The incident was documented.

 

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of South Avenue B in Washington reported that someone had broken into the high school and was possibly still inside. An officer spoke with the caller. A juvenile was located inside the school. He was turned over to his mother. A report will be filed.

A caller Sunday night in the 100 block of North Taylor Street in Brighton reported trespassing. Subjects moved into a vacant mobile home. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller.

A caller Sunday night at South Marion Avenue and West Washington Street in Washington reported that three to four juveniles were inside the fountain at Central Park. Officers responded and spoke with the juvenile who was in the fountain. They were counseled and left the park.

 

Vandalism

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 3100 block of 115th Street in Riverside reported a hole in her front bay window that had double pane glass. She believed it had happened on Friday. An officer responded. It appeared to be a rock chip from the outside. The complaint was unfounded.

A caller reported vandalism to the property, Sunday morning in the 600 block of West Fifth Street in Washington. The information was documented.

 

Welfare check

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 10 block of Parkside Estates Road in Washington requested a welfare check on her child, who had been with the father since July 5. The juvenile was fine.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of East Harrison Street in Washington requested a welfare check on her elderly neighbor. An officer spoke with the neighbor, who was fine.

A caller Saturday evening in the 1800 block of Ginkgo Avenue in West Chester reported a wrecked bicycle and a subject lying in the ditch. An officer responded and was disregarded. This was a prop related to RAGBRAI, and there was no subject with the bicycle.

A caller Monday morning in the 600 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check. The subject was not at the residence.

 

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington reported the theft of a concrete gargoyle from his front yard. It was 2 feet tall and weighed 50 pounds. It had been taken sometime in the past couple of days. Extra patrol was arranged, and the incident was documented.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 600 block of West Adams Street in Washington reported that there was a lawn mower missing out of the back of a truck. It was there on Thursday, but was gone on Friday. Documentation was made. It was unknown if the owner let someone borrow it.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off about 15 minutes earlier. Information was given on a dark gray Ford pickup truck, but the license plate number did not match. An officer was advised. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported the theft of cash and medications from her residence, and requested to speak with an officer. An officer attempted to call the caller multiple times and left them a voice mail. The information was documented.

 

 

 

A caller Sunday morning in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Wellman reported a gas drive-off of $82, 20 minutes earlier. No direction of travel was available. The vehicle was a full-size van. No license plate information was available. The back window was broken out and taped up, and the operator was a younger white male with blond hair. The operator had entered the store and left without paying. An officer was advised, and the incident was documented.

A caller Sunday night in the 100 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that two registration tags were taken off their vehicles. One was taken sometime on Sunday, and the other was taken during the past week. An officer spoke with the caller, who had no suspects at that time. Registration tags were entered into the system, and documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Friday morning at 330th Avenue and West Washington Avenue in Keota reported that he lost his wallet and cellphone case in Keota at the first stop east of where a vendor was set up. It contained a driver’s license, a debit card, insurance card and $200 in cash. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 100 block of B Avenue in Kalona requested to speak to a deputy in reference to a problem with her grandson and another family member. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in the parking lot, Friday afternoon in the 100 block of East First Street in Riverside. The officer spoke with all parties. Hand gestures had been exchanged. The incident was documented.

A caller Friday afternoon in the 500 block of Mather Street in Ainsworth requested to speak to a deputy in reference to a civil issue with her roommate. An officer responded to speak with both parties. They planned to resolve the issue on their own.

A deputy reported being out with a subject in the parking lot, Friday night in the 200 block of East River Street in Riverside. The officer advised that charges were pending upon his speaking to the county attorney.

A caller early Saturday morning in the 400 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported that she was out of town and her “ex” told her he was destroying her property at their apartment. An officer responded. It appeared that no one was at the apartment, no one answered the door, and there was no vehicle. The officer spoke with the caller, and she was advised of that.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 1900 block of Highway 92 in Washington reported that his rear license plate was missing. He believed it happened while he was driving between Washington and West Chester. He planned to obtain replacement plates on Monday. An officer was advised. The information was documented.

A caller Saturday night in the 500 block of South Ninth Avenue in Washington reported that her boyfriend was trying to kick her out of the residence. An officer responded. The female subject agreed to leave and go somewhere else for the night. The boyfriend called later and advised that she had returned to the residence, and requested an officer to respond. Officers responded. The female left the residence again. The male party was going to continue to call in if she returned.

A caller reported locating a bicycle in the park, Sunday morning in the 1100 block of E Avenue in Kalona. An officer transported a black and purple 18-speed Magna bike to the Kalona First Responders building.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of South Ninth Avenue in Washington reported that a female subject was on his front porch causing problems. Officers responded. The female subject left the residence.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of South Marion Avenue in Washington requested to speak to an officer about an incident between his two juveniles. An officer responded. No crime occurred. The family was provided information for the Department of Human Services for family assistance.

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