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Arrests

A caller Friday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported an attempted burglary/vandalism to Riverside Auto Spa that occurred Thursday night. Quarters were possibly taken from the machine. They also broke a selector in one of the bays. There was video of the suspects. An officer responded. Brandon Dean Eckrich, 37, of North Liberty, was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

A caller Friday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a subject in the lobby who was turning herself in on a Washington County warrant. An officer arrested Paula Jean Frantz, 46, of Cedar Rapids, on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for trial on original charge of fifth-degree theft. Bond was $300 cash only. The warrant was cleared from the system.

A caller Friday afternoon at E Avenue in Kalona reported that someone tried to break into the car wash at Kalona at 10:41 that morning. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller. A report will be filed. Brandon Dean Eckrich, 37, of North Liberty, was arrested on charges of fifth-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief.

An officer reported being out with a wanted subject, Friday evening at North Avenue B in Washington. Michael James Stottler Jr., 32, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine first offense, possession of control substance – marijuana first offense, and unlawful possession of prescription drug. Bond was $2,000 cash only.

A caller Sunday morning at South Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that a male subject named Gary wouldn’t leave her friend’s residence. Jerry Darnell Walker, 23, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of prohibited acts. Bond was $6,000 cash only. An officer served the warrant. The warrant was cleared from the system.

A deputy reported stopping a vehicle, Sunday morning at East Fifth Street and North Second Avenue in Washington. Donald Eugene Williams II, 20, of Washington, was arrested on charges of no seat belt, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine greater than 5 grams, possession of methamphetamine first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, Sunday night at 170th Street and Highway 1 in Washington. Samuel Edward Clarke, 51, of Wellman, was arrested on a charge of driving while revoked and littering. The vehicle was retrieved by a valid driver.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at 250th Street in Washington reported that a deer hit her vehicle, and she was unable to get out of her driver side door. The vehicle was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The caller was unsure if the deer was dead; it was lying on the side of the road. She refused a wrecker, as she believed her vehicle was drivable. An officer responded.

An officer received a report of a vehicle accident with no injuries, Friday morning in the parking lot of the City Hall. Damages amounted to less than $1,500. Information was exchanged between drivers. Operators were Sean Christopher Miller, of Washington, and Brooklyn Danielle Reid, of Washington.

A caller Friday night in Brighton reported hitting a deer on Highway 1 near the Skunk River Bridge. His vehicle was not drivable. He would be calling his own wrecker. Documentation only was made.

A caller Friday night at 290th Street and Highway 1 in Washington reported that his wife hit a deer on the 2900 block of Highway 1. There were no injuries. The caller requested documentation. An officer was advised for documentation. The caller was advised to fill out a state accident report if the damage was more than $1,500.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 135th Street in Riverside reported that their ambulance witnessed a small black vehicle cross over the median on Highway 218 near Mile Marker 79 and end in the west ditch. The caller was unsure if anyone was injured. All units were paged out, then disregarded, as the accident was in Johnson County near Mile Marker 89.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle that had slid into the ditch, Saturday evening at West Fifth Street in Washington. The vehicle was going to remain in the ditch for the time being, and they would get it privately towed. The officer didn’t believe the vehicle had damage; but if it did, it was under $1,500. The driver was picked up by her boyfriend.

A caller Saturday night at 295th Street and Highway 218 in Crawfordsville reported that a pickup truck went off into the ditch and then was in the corn field. It was unknown if there were injuries. Iowa State Patrol, Crawfordsville Fire and QRS and a Washington County officer responded. Washington Rescue and an ambulance were disregarded. There were no injuries. The subject had a tow company en route for his vehicle.

A caller Saturday night at Highway 1 in Washington reported that she had driven into the ditch and could not get out. An officer responded. Moore’s was contacted by a passerby and was disregarded. The officer assisted the caller out of the ditch.

A caller Sunday morning at Tulip Avenue and 220th Street in Ainsworth reported that his wife put her truck into the ditch the previously night, approximately 2 miles west of Highway 218 on G36. There was minor damage to the truck. She was able to drive it home. The caller requested documentation for insurance purposes. An officer was advised.

A car accident was reported Sunday night at East Jefferson Street in Washington, by KFC. There were no injuries. An officer responded. Operators were Harry Gordon, of Keota, and Angelia Lilly, of Washington. Lilly was cited for going the wrong way on a one-way street. A state accident report will be filed.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at West Second Street in Washington reported a school bus stop-arm violation that occurred Thursday about 3:43 p.m. An officer responded. A citation was issued to Maria Lagioti, 29, of Washington, for failure to obey a school bus stop arm. She was given a court date of Dec. 6 at 9 a.m.

A caller Saturday night reported that a vehicle was parked by the intersection of North Fourth Avenue and East 15th Street in Washington and was partially in the roadway. An officer responded and was unable to locate the vehicle.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Friday morning at South Fourth Avenue and East Van Buren Street in Washington reported that a subject had a flat tire on their van and kept walking back and forth in front of a residence. The caller requested an officer to check with the subject to make sure everything was OK. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. The subject was fine and had help coming for the vehicle.

An unoccupied disabled vehicle was reported, Friday afternoon at Highway 1 in Washington. It was added to the system.

A deputy reported being out with an occupied disabled vehicle, Friday night at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp at Ainsworth. The officer advised that the subject ran out of gas. The driver was provided a ride to the four Corners to wait for a family member coming to assist them.

A disabled vehicle was reported, Saturday night at 220th Street in Washington. The vehicle was not disabled. The subject was waiting for her mother to come and pick her up because she did not feel safe driving. The vehicle was going to be parked off onto Spruce Avenue from 220th Street.

A caller Saturday night at Highway 218 and 305th Street in Crawfordsville reported a disabled vehicle in the ditch. An officer was disregarded. DOT checked on this subject, who had a tow en route, and he would check back on her again.

An officer reported being out with an unoccupied disabled vehicle, Sunday morning at Palm Avenue and 220th Street in Washington. The vehicle had a flat tire on the rear passenger side. It was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with its flashers on, Sunday morning at Riverside Road and 230th Street in Washington. There was no problem. The subject was trying to get his GPS to work.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday night at Highway 1 and First Street in Kalona. The vehicle was unoccupied, and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, early Monday morning at Highway 92 in Washington. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, early Monday morning at 250th Street in Keota. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday afternoon at East Seventh Street in Washington reported two dogs in kennels that didn’t look large enough, and they were wrapped with a blue tarp and the dogs could not see out. The caller requested that an officer check on them. An officer spoke with the owner. The kennel was the appropriate size and had straw, food and a light. The report was unfounded.

A caller Saturday morning at Second Street in Richland reported a dark-colored horse in her front yard again. This was an ongoing problem, as it was there Thursday morning. An officer responded. The horse was back in the owner’s yard upon the officer’s arrival. The caller did not wish to fill out a statement. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported a sick raccoon in the yard. An officer responded and disposed of the animal.

A caller Sunday afternoon at East 13th Street and North Fifth Avenue reported locating a white Ford Transit van that may have possibly taken her pitbull dog. She requested an officer at her location. An officer responded. The subjects did not have her dog, and the tracks in the snow were from a cat. The dog was later located running loose near Goodwill, and was retrieved by the owner.

A caller Sunday afternoon at Highway 1 in Washington reported approximately 10 to 15 cattle on the highway, believed to belong to someone the caller knew. Contact was made with the owner, who responded. An officer also responded. The cows were put back into the field.

Burglary

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 22 in Riverside reported the theft of four tires and rims. An officer was advised for documentation.

Civil standby

A caller Saturday morning at 170th Street in Ainsworth requested a civil standby to meet with a neighbor. An officer assisted the subject.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

A caller Saturday morning at Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported that a male subject was asking people for money. He was reported to be 6-feet-2 and wearing blue jeans and a gray striped sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head. An officer responded and made contact with the subject, who was advised to obtain a permit from the city to solicit his services as a chrome polisher for semis. The subject moved along.

An officer reported being out with subjects at the rocket slide, early Sunday morning at West Main Street in Washington. The officer spoke to the subjects. They were just sledding. There were no problems.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Friday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington requested an officer to assist with a juvenile they were transporting. The mother would not allow them to leave the courthouse. Three officers responded. The juvenile left with the transport officer.

A caller Friday afternoon at Forest Hill Road in Wellman reported that their juvenile was out of control. An officer responded. The parents were going to handle the situation.

A caller Saturday evening at North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that someone wouldn’t give them their belongings. Two officers responded. This was a civil matter.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported a hang-up 911 call, Friday morning at South Avenue C in Washington. An officer checked the residence. Everything was fine, and they denied dialing 911.

Illegal dumping

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 22 in Wellman reported a subject who dumped items at the high school, and they wished that the subject not return. An officer served a written warning to James Edward Slemmons, 72, of Washington, for no trespass, and he was advised not to return.

Liquor law violations

An officer reported being out with two vehicles in the high school parking lot, Saturday night at South Avenue B in Washington. One juvenile was charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age, second offense. The juvenile was transported to the Police Department and picked up by parents.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop Sunday night at South Second Avenue and East Madison Street in Washington. Brooklyn K. Todd, 18, of Sandwich, Illinois, was cited into court for possession of alcohol under the legal age, first offense.

Pornography

A caller Friday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported needing assistance from an officer in reference to an incident that happened Thursday night involving pornography. Three juveniles were being charged with possession of child pornography.

Search warrant

An officer reported being out at a residence, executing a search warrant, Friday night at Seventh Avenue in Wellman. The warrant was executed. A report will be filed. Charges are pending DCI Lab results.

Sexual assault

A caller Friday night at East Washington Street in Washington reported a sexual assault. Two officers responded. The incident is under investigation.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday evening at South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a suspicious truck and an SUV in the front parking lot, and people were getting in and out. The caller requested an officer. The caller then advised that they figured out who they were, and the officer could disregard.

A caller Friday night at North Eighth Avenue in Washington reported that her neighbor had been standing outside her window, taking pictures of her every night when she came home. An officer spoke with the neighbor, who denied the allegations.

Trespass

An officer reported being out at a business with another officer. The officer advised that Robert Bodzislaw, of Washington, and Jayson Keniston, of Washington, were advised that they were no longer welcome on the Wagon Wheel property.

A caller Sunday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported trespass through his yard and the neighbor’s yard to his hydrant. An officer responded. The tracks led to the residence of a subject who admitted to taking water from the hydrant the previous night. No charges will be filed.

Welfare check

A caller Friday morning at Seventh Street in Wellman requested a welfare check. An officer responded. The subject was accounted for.

All other offenses

A caller Sunday morning at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported hearing someone trying to get into the door. Two officers checked around and were not able to locate anyone or anything.