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Police Log

Sep 05, 2018

Jail count

Males – 13

Females – 5

Work release – 3

Special needs – 0

Contract inmates – 48

Treatment – 0

Holding – 1

Other facility – 70

 

Arrests

Mark Andrew Hanson, 34, of Washington, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 700 block of East Jefferson Street in Washington on an Iowa County warrant for failure to appear contempt of court on third-degree burglary.

John Roger Weis, 56, of Kalona, was arrested Friday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona on charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Tavoris Isaac Williams, 31, of Iowa City, was arrested Friday night in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue in Iowa City on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance marijuana first offense, possession of controlled substance first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Zachary Lee Strohman, 23, of Webster, was arrested Friday night in the 1700 block of 250th Street in Washington on charges of OWI, first offense, and improper use of lanes.

Thomas Niles Pruitt Jr., 42, of Burlington, was arrested Saturday morning in the 400 block of North Third in Burlington on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of possession of controlled substance, second offense.

Connie Sue Sedlacek, 58, of Washington, was arrested Saturday morning in the 600 block of East Second Street in Washington on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Carmen Annette Lambert, 49, of Crawfordsville, was arrested Saturday night in the 3100 block of 320th Street in Crawfordsville on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance methamphetamine first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anthony Dean Campbell, 19, of Wellman, was arrested early Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Seventh Avenue in Wellman on charges of operating while intoxicated first offense, possession of controlled substance marijuana first offense, operation without owner’s consent, failure to maintain control, and possession of alcohol under the legal age. Further charges for property damages are pending.

Brian DeMesa, 27, homeless, was arrested Sunday night in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington on a charge of disorderly conduct. Jonathon Allen Green, 34, of Des Moines, was arrested at the same time and location on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Adam Robert Cloyed, 30, of Fort Madison, was arrested Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of North Third in Burlington on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for plea and sentencing on second-degree theft.

 

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning in the 2800 block of Spruce Avenue in Crawfordsville reported that a small car went across both lanes and into the ditch near Marr Park. Then the caller could not see the car. Damage was less than $1,500. A towing company towed the vehicle.

A caller Friday night at Highway 22 and Gum Avenue in Wellman reported a car-vs.-deer accident with injuries and an occupant trapped in the vehicle. An ambulance, a Washington County rescue unit, Wellman Fire, Wellman QRS, and an officer responded. A second ambulance was disregarded by the original responding ambulance. The officer gave the driver a state accident report to fill out. There was no ambulance transport, and there were no injuries to vehicle occupants.

A caller Saturday night at North Second Avenue and East Fifth Street in Washington reported a car in the water in the underpass. Two subjects were inside the car and were not able to get out of the vehicle. Officers, a Washington County rescue unit and City Streets responded.

A caller Sunday morning at Spruce Avenue and 290th Street in Crawfordsville reported that he hit a deer on G6W just south of the Long Creek Bridge. The vehicle was drivable. The deer was deceased and on the shoulder of the road. The caller requested documentation for insurance purposes. The vehicle was a 2004 Ford F-250. An officer was advised. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 3000 block of Highway 22 in Riverside reported that her red car was struck while she was in the parking lot. She had no suspects, and the cameras did not cover the area of the parking lot where it occurred. Documentation only was made.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1100 block of Henry Washington Street in Wayland reported a minor backing accident involving two squad cars. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday night at 150th Street and Riverside Road in Riverside reported that he had wrecked his truck and was unable to get out of the vehicle. He was not able to clearly advise if he was injured, where he was or if anyone else was with him. Officers, Riverside Fire, Riverside QRS, and an ambulance responded. The ambulance and an officer transported the subject to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. An officer was going to handle the accident portion  of a state accident report to be filed. An additional officer was going to handle the charges. Bret James Kurt, of Kalona, was cited for failure to maintain control and interference with official acts. Further charges are pending. The car was towed, to be released upon payment of the tow bill.

 

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning in the 400 block of West Jefferson Street in Washington reported that an FLE 726 had been sitting on the street for about a month. An officer responded and chalked the tires.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Saturday morning in the 2100 block of Lexington Boulevard in Washington. An additional officer also responded. A male subject was upset with his girlfriend. The subjects calmed down and went on their way.

Dispatch received a report of a motorist stuck on a mud road, Saturday morning at Kiwi Avenue and 250th Street in Washington. An officer responded. The subject was out of gas. The subject was issued a notice from the county engineer’s officer and was advised that, if she continued to drive, she would be charged with criminal mischief for tearing up the rest of the road. She was advised to wait until the mud dried to remove the vehicle.

A caller Saturday afternoon at 135th Street and Tulip Avenue in Riverside reported that his nephew drove his white Chevrolet Tahoe with Oklahoma plates down 135th onto the dirt road. It was then stuck on the Level B Road. An officer advised subjects to call in when they returned from Iowa City, and a deputy would have paperwork for them. By 11:15 that night, the subjects had not called back in, so an officer responded to the residence and spoke to the caller. The caller refused to wake up the nephew or give his information. The vehicle was going to remain at the scene for the time being due to road conditions. The day shift on Sunday would attempt to make contact with the driver to issue a written warning for driving on Level B roads.

Dispatch reported that a customer pushed their OnStar button with no response, Saturday afternoon in the 2400 block of Highway 92 in Washington. The customer was in a 2013 white Chevrolet Malibu. An officer responded and located the vehicle. No one was inside or around the vehicle.

A caller reported that a truck and trailer with a skid loader was trying to pull out a vehicle stuck on the dirt portion of the road, Saturday afternoon at Riverside Road and 230th Street in Washington. The vehicle was removed, and the driver was issued a written warning for Level B road.

 

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday morning in the 3000 block of Highway 1 in Washington. The vehicle was added to the system.

A caller received a report of a disabled vehicle with a flat tire, Friday evening at Vine Avenue and 175th Street in Riverside. An officer responded and was unable to locate the vehicle in the area.

A caller Friday night in the 2000 block of 190th Street in Wellman reported that her vehicle overheated and was off the roadway. She planned to have it removed in the morning. The vehicle was added to the system.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday night at Highway 218 and 150th Street in Riverside. The officer advised that they were having problems with a window and did not need assistance.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth reported an RV motor home with flashers on was parked at the southbound exit to 220th Street. A second caller advised that the RV was in the roadway and no one was around it. An officer responded and advised that it was partially on the roadway, but it could stay there until the morning.

 

Fire calls

An alarm company reported a fire alarm, Saturday night in the 600 block of East Polk Street in Washington. Washington Fire Department and the alarm company responded. Lightning might have struck the building, damaging the alarms. No fire was located.

A caller Sunday morning in the 1100 block of West Fifth Street in Washington reported that a building was on fire. It was unknown if anyone was inside. Washington Fire, officers and an ambulance responded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of East Washington Street in Washington reported a subject burning something on his patio area, possibly a phone book. A garbage sack caught on fire. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday night in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Kalona reported receiving a fire alarm. Kalona Fire and a key holder responded. It was a false alarm.

A caller Sunday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported hearing an explosion and seeing a lot of smoke. Kalona Fire, Kalona QRS, and officers responded. Kalona QRS was disregarded by Kalona Fire. There was no explosion, but possibly fireworks.

 

Animal complaint

A caller Friday morning in the 300 block of Golfview Avenue in Iowa City reported a dog-bite victim who was treated on Aug. 30. An officer spoke with the dog owner. The incident occurred in Johnson County. The medical facility was advised to contact University Heights.

A caller Friday morning in the 700 block of South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a dog that was normally tied out came out and attacked her dog across from the school grounds. She was injured by her dog’s leash. The dog was not injured. The attacking dog was secured but broke its chain. An officer spoke with the dog owner and made him aware that the dog had broken its chain. Documentation only was made.

A caller reported a dog bite, Friday night in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington. The caller was unsure where the incident occurred. An officer responded. The dog bite was in the city of Washington. The information was forwarded to the appropriate department.

A caller reported dogs barking in the neighborhood, Friday night in the 900 block of South Avenue D in Washington. An officer responded and was unable to locate the dogs.

An officer advised that a subject came into the emergency room with a dog bite, Saturday morning in the 400 block of East Polk Street in Washington. The subject advised that his rat terrier bit him on the lip. The officer intended to check back later in the day on the status of the rabies vaccinations. A dog bite form was filled out. Documentation was made for the time being.

A caller Saturday morning in the 1300 block of Ginkgo Avenue in Wellman requested assistance with a bat in the residence. An officer was advised but did not have the proper equipment to assist with the bat. The reporting party was advised.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 2300 block of 170th Street in Kalona reported that a female dog was running loose at the residence west of him. An officer responded. This was a misunderstanding. There was no problem.

A caller reported a bat in the house, early Monday morning in the 800 block of West Second Street in Washington. City units responded and removed the bat.

 

Assault

A caller early Sunday morning in the 400 block of B Avenue in Kalona reported that her boyfriend kicked her in the head for losing her wallet. She believed he took the wallet. The male subject left on foot, wearing a gray shirt, gray sweatpants and a baseball cap. The caller refused medical attention. Officers responded and were unable to locate the male subject. The female was given a statement to fill out, information about a no-contact order and information about domestic vi9olence victim assistance. An officer seized the license plates of the suspect’s vehicle. Information was forwarded to the county attorney. The female caller called back about three hours later advising that she returned to the apartment to get belongings, and the male was there and was threatening her and the person providing a ride for her. The male subject still had her wallet. She advised that she would be leaving soon. An officer responded and was unable to get an answer at the apartment.

 

Civil dispute

A caller requested to speak to an officer regarding his tenant, Sunday night in the 1110 block of East Washington Street in Washington. Documentation was made.

 

Curfew, loitering, vagrancy

A conservation officer reported being out with a vehicle at the park after hours, early Saturday morning in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington. The subjects were hunting Pokemon. They were advised of park hours.

An officer reported being out with two vehicles at the park after hours, Sunday night in the 900 block of West Main Street in Washington. Additional officers also responded. Four juveniles were given verbal warnings for curfew. One juvenile was transported to a residence and released to his grandmother by an officer. Charges are pending on a juvenile subject per DCI Lab results.

 

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday night in the 600 block of East Second Street in Washington reported being involved in a verbal domestic dispute. Officers responded. The incident was verbal only, and the parties were going to remain separated at the residence. The female party called back for a further verbal dispute. Officers responded. This was the same incident, and they were going to remain separated.

 

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night in the 900 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported loud music from a neighbor’s house. An officer responded and turned the subject’s music down. They were advised that any further complaints for loud music that night would result in charges being filed.

A caller Sunday night in the 400 block of West Third Street in Washington reported that subjects were having a lot of yelling at the nearby residence. An officer responded. The subject was advised to keep it down.

 

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1100 block of Henry Washington Street in Wayland reported that a subject was trespassing at a residence. They had a deputy en route and requested backup. Officers responded and assisted.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported an open-line 911 call, Sunday evening in the 1300 block of Highway 218 in Riverside. An officer responded and checked the area and was unable to locate the callers.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday afternoon in the 700 block of South Third Avenue in Washington reported that his daughter’s boyfriend was threatening her and threatening to take the baby. The situation was verbal only. The male left the residence, and a sister came to take care of the child.

A caller Saturday morning in the 300 block of West Washington Street in Washington reported that his ex-girlfriend had made threats to harm him. The caller was in Burlington. He was advised to contact his local authorities.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday morning at West Fifth Street and North Avenue D in Washington reported that someone placed a Darth Vader statue holding a flag next to their new development sign. An officer spoke to the caller. The subject who placed it there agreed to remove it over the lunch hour.

A caller Friday morning in the 1600 block of Fir Avenue in Wellman reported a basement window was broken out of a residence they just purchased, and requested a deputy. An officer responded and spoke with the home owner. It was possibly weather-related.

A caller Friday evening in the 300 block of West Washington Boulevard in Washington reported suspicious activity. Officers were advised. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday morning in the 300 block of West 18th Street in Washington reported suspicious activity. An officer spoke with the caller and advised her to contact the landlord in reference to the issue. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday night in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that someone was looking in her windows. An officer responded and was unable to locate the suspects.

A caller Sunday evening in the 600 block of West Third Street in Washington reported a suspicious red truck behind the building. An officer responded. The subjects were not causing any problems, and the building was secure.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon in the 300 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that it appeared that someone was camping at the material yard east of a former bar and grill, on railroad property, and requested an officer.

 

An officer responded and intended to attempt to locate the subjects and have them get their belongings off the property. Officers then located the subjects early Saturday morning, and advised them they were not to be on the railroad property.

A caller Saturday morning in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Washington reported that subjects attempted to enter the residence by climbing through a window. They had just left, going westbound. Officers responded. The male subject was allowed at the residence but advised that the female subject left and was staying at a different residence. The female had not been properly evicted, and the caller was advised that this was a civil issue.

Dispatch received a report that a subject in one of the apartments was not supposed to be there, Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of North Ella Street in Riverside. The reporting party advised that the suspect had possibly been there 45 minutes earlier, at 1:30 p.m. If he returned, the caller would call back in. Documentation was made.

Weather related

A caller Sunday morning at Kiwi Avenue and Johnson Washington Road reported that there was a downed tree blocking the roadway a fourth of a mile south of the Johnson Washington county line. County Roads and officers were advised. County Roads responded and removed the tree from the roadway.

A caller Sunday evening in the 1300 block of East Third Street in Washington reported a large tree had blown down and was blocking the roadway. An officer and City Maintenance responded. The city workers removed the tree from the roadway.

Welfare check

A caller Friday afternoon in the 500 block of North Iowa Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check on a male subject who was walking around and appeared confused. An officer located the subject, and he was with his parents.

A caller Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of West Main Street in Washington reported that her boyfriend had made a concerning statement. An officer responded. The comment was a misunderstanding. There was a dispute that was verbal only, and the parties were separated.

A caller Sunday afternoon at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported that a young female was walking along Highway 22, westbound from Highway 218. She was wearing a pink shirt and shorts. The caller requested that someone check on her. An officer spoke with the juvenile, the mother and the grandmother. She was picked up, and there was no problem.

A caller reported panic alarm from a cellphone, Sunday night in the 700 block of West Second Street in Washington. An officer responded. Everything was fine.

A caller requested a welfare check, Monday morning in the 300 block of South Farmer Street in Brighton.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning in the 1000 block of West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off of $25 approximately 15 minutes earlier. A message was left on the registered owner’s phone.

All other offenses

A caller Friday afternoon in the 600 block of East Main Street in Brighton reported being out in reference to a possible violation of the sex offender registry. Documentation was made. The subject had set up a time to register.

A caller Friday night in the 300 block of West Monroe Street in Washington reported young children shooting squirt guns at passing cars. An officer responded and counseled the juveniles.

A caller Saturday evening in the 1600 block of North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported the theft of a wedding band. An officer spoke to the caller. This was something she had already reported in the past. The report was unfounded.

A caller Saturday night in the 200 block of A Avenue in Kalona reported that subjects were burning something, and it smelled sour. Officers responded, and there was no fire or odor. The report was unfounded.

A caller Sunday afternoon at South Iowa Avenue and West Main Street in Washington reported that someone attempted to break into the bathroom door while they were inside. An officer responded. The subject did not try to break into the bathroom door, and there was no damage done.

A caller Sunday afternoon in the 1200 block of Seventh Avenue in Wellman reported property damage. An officer responded. A report will be filed.

A caller Sunday night in the 1400 block of Fir Avenue in Wellman reported a domestic dispute that was physical. Officers responded. Subjects separated for the night. The incident was verbal only. There were no marks or injuries.

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