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Arrests

A caller Thursday night in Keota reported that a vehicle almost struck him head on, on 250th Street. An Iowa State Patrol officer stopped the vehicle at Elm Avenue and Highway 92, West Chester. Mary Jane Hammes, 69, of Harper, was arrested on a charge of OWI, third offense. The vehicle was towed by Moore’s, to be released upon payment of the tow bill.

A caller early Friday morning at 135th Street and Riverside Road in Riverside reported a car in the ditch 2 miles south of Riverside on the Riverside Road. It was unknown if someone was in the vehicle but the caller could see that the headlights were on. Two officers responded. Juan Antonio Lopez-Hernandez, 28, of West Liberty, was arrested on charges of driving under revocation, OWI third and subsequent, public intoxication, and failure to maintain control. Earl’s Towing responded and towed the vehicle, which can be released to a valid driver upon payment of the tow bill.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 218 in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries. The vehicle was partially blocking the inside, left lane. The vehicle was not drivable. An officer responded. Moore’s towed the vehicle at the owner’s requested, and the subject was given a ride to the Ainsworth Four Corners. The driver was given a state accident report to fill out. The vehicle operator was Erica Lynn Wagner.

An officer reported being out with a car-vs.-deer accident, Thursday morning at 160th Street and Vine Avenue in Riverside. The subject was given a state accident report to fill out, and Ron’s Auto Body responded to tow the vehicle. The vehicle operator was a juvenile.

A caller Thursday afternoon at West H Avenue in Kalona reported being involved in an accident with her Ford Freestar van in the parking lot at Dollar General in Kalona. Drivers’ information was exchanged. The accident occurred on private property. Documentation was made.

Traffic stop serious

Ann Elizabeth Johnson, 51, of Washington, was cited into court, scheduled for 9 a.m., Nov. 29, and was given a verbal warning for registration violation. This was in reference to a vehicle stop that occurred on Nov. 9.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday morning on South Third Avenue in Washington reported that a small Chihuahua mix dog was being left out on a chain, with no shelter, and it was being left out all night. An officer responded and spoke with the owner, who said she had just let it out that morning, and it was back inside upon the officer’s arrival.

A caller Thursday afternoon at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported an injured deer just north of the Riverside exit on Highway 218, on the southbound side. An officer was unable to locate the deer north of the exit. A second injured deer was reported on the southbound side at Mile Marker 80. An Iowa State Patrol officer made the deer final.

A caller Thursday evening at East First Street in Riverside reported an injured raccoon in their parking lot. The animal was removed from the area.

Barking dog

A caller Thursday afternoon at South Second Avenue in Washington reported that the dog across the alley was barking again, at the yellow house. An officer was unable to locate any barking dog.

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Thursday morning at Fifth Street in Kalona requested a welfare check on a tenant. An officer responded. Charges are pending per DCI Lab results on both subjects. A report will be filed.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Thursday morning at Walnut Avenue in Riverside reported that a male subject was breaking things in the apartment and they were having a verbal dispute. An officer responded. Both subjects advised that they would stay separated in different rooms until the male subject’s ride arrived in about 1 ¼ hours, at 10:30 a.m.

Illegal dumping

A caller Thursday afternoon at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that someone dumped trash and a mattress behind her building. The information was documented. The problem was turned over to City Code enforcement.

Shoplifting

A caller Friday morning at Highway 92 in Washington reported a shoplifter in the store. City units responded. Stephanie Ellen Shilling, 30, of Gibson, was cited into court for fifth-degree theft and trespass, first offense.

Suspicious activity

A caller Thursday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported a suspicious donation. An officer responded. The information was documented.

A caller Thursday afternoon at Palm Avenue and 230th Street in Washington reported that someone tampered with a tank. An officer responded for documentation purposes.

A caller Thursday night at East Harrison Street in Washington reported that their mother heard someone pulling on the door to their residence, and requested that an officer check around the outside of the house. An officer responded and was unable to locate a problem.

Tobacco violations

A caller Thursday afternoon at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that there was a student in possession of an e-cigarette, and requested an officer. An officer responded and cited a male juvenile for a minor in possession of a vapor product.

Vandalism

A caller Thursday afternoon at North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported vandalism to her chain link fence. The top rail was bent. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

Welfare check

A caller Thursday morning at West Monroe Street in Washington requested a welfare check on a subject with whom he had an appointment. An officer was advised and disregarded. The subject was at the neighbor’s home.

A caller Thursday evening at Green Meadows Drive in Washington requested a welfare check on a subscriber. Two officers responded. The subject was accounted for.

All other theft

A caller Thursday morning at Underwood Avenue in Riverside reported that someone cut the padlock off the gas barrel overnight, and he was missing 75 gallons. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Thursday afternoon at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that someone took a Honda generator and an orange Stihl cut off concrete saw out of his 2015 F-350 pickup in the parking lot of the Riverside Casino on Wednesday night. They were worth $2,100 total. A report will be filed.