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Police Log

Aug 20, 2018

Jail count

Males – 13

Females – 2

Work release – 1

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 24

Treatment – 0

Holding – 0

Other facility – 0

Total – 40



Tangela Monique Robertson, 28, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of Second Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear to the Department of Corrections on original charge of two counts of forgery.

Tara Lynn Payton, 38, of Atalissa, was arrested Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of East Fifth Street in Muscatine on a Washington County warrant for nine counts of identity theft under $1,000, and one count of ongoing criminal conduct unlawful activity.


Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at E Avenue and Sixth Street in Kalona reported a motorcycle accident with injuries. An officer, an ambulance, Kalona Fire Department and Kalona QRS all responded. The ambulance transported one patient to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A state accident report was filed. No citations were issued.


Traffic other

A caller Thursday afternoon in the 3100 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported the license plate number of a vehicle that passed other vehicles on the shoulder of Highway 22 near the casino, causing rocks to hit their windshield. The caller would like the driver counseled. An officer responded and counseled the driver.


Disabled vehicles

A caller Friday morning in the 2000 block of Highway 218 in Ainsworth reported being out with an unoccupied disabled vehicle. The vehicle was added to the system.


Animal complaint

A caller Thursday morning in the 700 block of North Second Avenue in Washington reported an injured bat in the house. A cat got it. An officer responded, and they were unable to locate the bat.

A caller Thursday night at Louisa Washington Road and Old White Way in Crawfordsville reported a deer with two broken legs on the south side of the road. An officer responded and dispatched the deer.

A caller Thursday night in the 600 block of South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a bat in the residence. Officers responded to assist.


DP & Q

A caller Thursday night in the 400 block of Third Street in Wellman reported that someone was using fireworks to the west of the residence. An officer responded and spoke to neighboring subjects. They were given a verbal warning, and the remaining fireworks were disposed of.


Family offense nonviolent

Dispatch received a call of possible violation of a no-contact order, Thursday night in the 600 block of East Second Street in Washington. The victim was sent a friend request via Facebook. Documentation was made. It was possibly someone else who sent the friend request via Facebook.



A call regarding forgery was created in error, Thursday afternoon in the 3100 block of Highway 92 in Ainsworth.


Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported a hang-up 911 call, Thursday morning in the 600 block of Fourth Street in Wellman. Officers responded. There was a verbal altercation between two subjects who did end up leaving the residence together.


Runaways/missing person

A caller Thursday night in the 1000 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that her 12-year-old son left at 3 p.m. that afternoon with no shirt and no shoes, and wearing black mesh shorts. He was on foot. The caller requested that an officer assist in locating him. The subject was entered as missing.


Welfare check

A caller Thursday morning in the 3100 block of Highway 1 in Brighton reported a vehicle that had been all over the roadway, almost hitting vehicles head on. It had then pulled over north of the Skunk River Bridge. It was a small black truck. An officer responded and located the vehicle at the residence. The officer made contact with the registered owner, who said he was not driving.

A subject reportedly canceled her senior meal, Thursday morning in the 1000 block of Eighth Street in Wellman. The subject said she was shaking and was not feeling well, and requested a welfare check. Wellman QRS, an officer and an ambulance responded. Wellman QRS disregarded the other units. The subject did not need medical attention.

A caller Thursday night in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Brighton requested a welfare check on an employee who had not been to work for two days. Officers responded. Officers made contact, and the employee was fine.


All other theft

A caller Thursday morning in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that items were taken from her residence last night – a small cooler with movies (DVDs) and a flag. The caller did have a suspect. An officer responded. The other subject denied taking the items and allowed the officer to search her property. The officer was unable to locate the items. The incident was documented.

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