Police Log

Jail count

Females – N/A

Males – 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


An officer reported locating a wanted subject on a Washington County warrant, Tuesday morning at South Stone in Sigourney. Joseph Stephen Heath II, 35, of Sigourney, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for third-degree theft. Bond was $2,000 cash only. A Washington County officer transported from the county line to the jail and served the warrant.

An officer Tuesday night at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that a female came in with fraudulent paperwork from Lederman Bail Bond to bond out the male subject she was arrested with on the previous night. Paula Jean Frantz, 46, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension and forgery.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Tuesday morning at Vine Avenue in Riverside. The officer advised that this was not a disabled vehicle. The owner was out in a field trying to capture his loose cattle.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Highway 78 and Fir Avenue in Brighton reported a disabled vehicle on Highway 78 west of Brighton that was partially on the roadway. A conservation officer responded. The operator was able to get the vehicle to Brighton and planned to work on the vehicle there.

Animal complaint

A caller reported horses out, Tuesday morning at Willow Avenue and 190th Street in Ainsworth. An officer responded. James Russell Ball, of Washington, was cited into court for allowing animal to run at large.

A caller Tuesday evening at West Main Street in Washington reported that a dog was attacking another girl’s dog. The aggressive dog was a dark-colored pitbull and it was chasing a golden-colored dog westbound down Main Street. The owner allowed the City to impound the pitbull. It had been picked up by the dog catcher. They located the victim dog and did not believe it had any injuries. A report will be filed.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Tuesday night at East Madison Street in Washington reported that his son was out of control, and requested assistance. Four officers responded. The subject calmed down.

Illegal dumping

A caller Tuesday morning on West Main Street in Washington reported another dumping incident at the front door step. She also advised of a vehicle with a flat tire that needed to be moved. An officer responded. Redlingers arrived and took the trash, and the vehicle was also moved while he was there.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Tuesday afternoon at South Seventh Avenue and East Jefferson Street in Washington requested assistance with a student who ran from the school and would not get into a vehicle with their family member. Two officers responded. The juvenile was located and returned to their parent.

A caller Tuesday night at North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that her son just left on his silver bicycle, southbound on Iowa toward the square. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and shorts. The caller requested an officer. A few minutes later the caller advised that the juvenile returned, at 7:27 p.m., and was then out of control. An officer responded. The subject had calmed down.

Welfare check

A caller early Wednesday morning at West Monroe Street in Washington requested a welfare check on her father. She had not spoken with him for a couple of weeks. An officer made contact with the subject. There was no problem.

All other theft

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Jefferson Street in Washington reported that someone stole their flag from their front porch, and requested documentation. An officer was advised for documentation.

A caller Tuesday night at South Marion Avenue reported that a male subject wearing a mask had just come in and taken their tip jar containing approximately $30. A report will be filed.

All other offenses

A caller Tuesday morning at West Third Street in Washington reported that the air had been let out of her driver side tires for the past four weeks. An officer spoke to the caller. The information was documented and extra patrol provided.