Washington Evening Journal

Fairfield Ledger   Mt. Pleasant News
Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 21, 2018

Police Log

Aug 09, 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



Michael Joseph LaBarbera, 21, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Tuesday night in the 500 block of First Street Southwest in Cedar Rapids on a Washington County warrant for probation violation on original charge of controlled substance violation.


Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday morning in the 100 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported to an officer that he hit a vehicle when backing out of a parking space by a restaurant. He did not locate the owner, but left a note on the vehicle and was going to notify his insurance company. The officer was notified for documentation purposes.

A caller Tuesday night in the 100 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that an orange semi was trying to get into a business, and caused damage to poles. The semi left the area toward Highway 1. An officer responded. The driver was no longer in the area upon the officer’s arrival. Contact was made with the trucking company, and contact was going to be made with the business that the pole belonged to. The incident was documented.


Traffic other

An officer reported being out with a possible broken-down vehicle, a white jeep, Tuesday morning at 220th Street and Highway 1 in Washington. The subjects were DOT inspectors. There was no problem.


Disabled vehicles

A caller Tuesday morning at 220th Street and Orange Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle just onto the gravel from G36. No one was around. The vehicle was tagged and added to the system.

An officer reported being with a disabled vehicle, Tuesday night at Highway 92 and Violet Avenue in Ainsworth. The driver had just pulled over to take a phone call.

A caller Tuesday night in the 100 block of East Main Street in Brighton reported a vehicle that had been parked on the street with a flat tire for quite a while. The vehicle was tagged and the tires chalked.

A caller Tuesday night at Spruce Avenue and Highway 92 in Washington reported that a motorcyclist on G6W tried to get his attention. He was just south of Highway 92. The caller requested that a deputy check on him. An officer checked the area. The motorcycle was gone.


Fire calls

A caller Wednesday morning in the 3000 block of Coppock Road in Washington reported that his CO2 detector and smoke alarm were going off. There was no fire. Washington Fire and an officer responded. Alliant Energy was contacted and responded.


Animal complaint

City Hall received a call about a red truck in the parking lot with a dog locked inside it, Tuesday morning in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington. An officer checked the area, and the vehicle was gone.

A deputy reported being en route to assist with a welfare check on horses, Tuesday afternoon in the 3100 block of 190th Street in Ainsworth. Two other officers also responded. The horses were being properly cared for. The Iowa Equine Rescue will assist with options to improve their fencing.

A caller early Wednesday morning in the 900 block of South Third Avenue in Washington reported a bat in her house. City units responded and were able to remove the bat out of the house.


Disorderly conduct

A caller Tuesday evening in the 1600 block of Highway 1 in Washington reported that a male subject who was staying with him unhooked the camera system after being asked not to. He was threatening the caller. An officer spoke with all parties. The subject left without incident.


DP & Q

A caller Tuesday night in the 3100 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported being waked by another semi driver and his female companion, who were drinking inside their commercial vehicle. They were in a blue Kenworth, parked between a white Freightliner and a gold Freightliner. The caller requested that a deputy speak with them. An officer responded. The truck was not running upon the officer’s arrival, and it was quiet inside.



A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 100 block of Fifth Street in Kalona reported that someone had been knocking on the door for an hour and covering the peephole when she looked out. An officer responded. The subject was gone on the officer’s arrival.

A caller Tuesday night in the 600 block of North Avenue B in Washington reported ongoing harassment from their neighbor. Officers responded. An officer spoke with both parties. The caller was moving this month, and there should be no more issues. The neighbor advised they had not talked to the caller.


Motor vehicle theft

A caller Tuesday morning in the 1000 block of Walnut Avenue in Riverside reported a stolen motorcycle from a secured garage. It was a silver 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic, with half of a tankful of gas. The motorcycle had a backrest, windshield with windshield bag, highway pegs, and black leather saddlebags with helmet and riding gloves inside. It was last seen on Sunday, Aug. 5. Both sets of keys were accounted for. The vehicle was entered as stolen.


Suspicious activity

A caller Tuesday morning in the 100 block of C Avenue in Kalona reported a suspicious black SUV with tinted windows parked near her residence, with two subjects inside. An officer was advised and checked the area. The vehicle left before the officer’s arrival.


All other theft

A caller Tuesday afternoon in the 100 block of First Street in Kalona reported a gas drive-off of just over $10. A male driver in a dark-colored sporty car left, traveling northbound. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle. The incident was documented.

A caller Tuesday night in the 200 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported that a male subject wearing a blue and white striped shirt took his gold GT bicycle from a restaurant, and requested an officer. An officer responded. The bicycle was located and transported back to the owner. A report will be filed. Charges are pending on a Washington resident for fourth-degree theft.

A caller Tuesday night in the 200 block of East Third Street in Washington reported that some of his belongings were taken sometime during the day, and requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the caller. Items taken and sold were a PS4 with $1,000 worth of games downloaded onto it. The county attorney will be consulted, and a report will be filed.


Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.