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Arrests

An officer reported being out with a subject who was wanted out of Washington County, Sunday morning at Melrose Avenue in Iowa City. Eric Michael Cole, 27, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for domestic abuse assault impeding flow of air/blood; no bond until seen for initial appearance. A hold was placed with Johnson County, as they also had warrants.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning reported that his wife called to advise him that she was off the road on 170th Street. He was unsure if she was injured. Dispatch made contact with the driver, who was not injured. She also advised that another vehicle behind her went into the ditch, but it was then unoccupied. She was in a silver Subaru Outback. An officer responded. The vehicle operator was Esther T. Wodzinski, of Riverside. A private tow was arranged. Damage was under $1,500. There was no report. The unoccupied vehicle was in the ditch and was added to the system.

A caller Friday afternoon at Juniper Avenue and Highway 22 in Kalona reported being rear-ended. The parties had exchanged information and had left the scene. An officer was advised. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. Vehicle operators were Jennifer Hershberger, of Wellman, and Chase Millice, of Wellman.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Highway 1 in Washington reported a two-vehicle backing accident. Vehicles were a red GMC Envoy and a Honda Civic. There were no injuries. Damages were less than $1,500, and the accident was on private property. Drivers’ information was exchanged. Vehicle operators were Stephen Chalupa, of Washington, and Osmin Melendez, of Washington.

A caller Sunday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth reported a two-vehicle accident on the northbound side of Highway 218 just north of Ainsworth. Vehicles were an orange Pontiac G8 and a Ford Escape. One vehicle was in the median. There were no injuries. Vehicle operators were Tanner Thrapp, of Wayland, and Austin Halstead, of Columbus Junction. Halstead was cited for failure to yield when passing another vehicle. Damages amounted to more than $1,500, and a state report was filed.

A caller Sunday afternoon at Wayland Road in Washington reported that they went into the ditch on Wayland Road. There were no injuries. An officer responded and provided the caller with a ride to Washington. Two additional officers responded and added the vehicle to the system.

A caller Sunday evening at Spruce Avenue and 220th Street in Washington reported that a white van slid into the ditch. A male subject was out of the vehicle trying to flag help down. A second caller advised that a male subject was bleeding, conscious and breathing. Two officers, an ambulance, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire, Washington Fire and Washington Rescue responded. The ambulance transported the subject to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, arriving at 6:08 p.m. Vehicle operator was Kevin Lee, of Iowa City. A state accident report will be filed.

A deputy on Sunday evening at 220th Street and Spruce Avenue in Washington reported that a vehicle went into the ditch while they were on the scene of an accident. There were no injuries. The officer advised that the vehicle was added to the system and the female operator was provided a ride to Washington.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 92 and Louisa Washington Road in Ainsworth reported a truck on its side on Highway 92 west of the former Bryn Mawr restaurant. A Washington County officer and Louisa County units responded. The accident was just into Washington County. The vehicle operator was Ayla Mesa, of Muscatine. There was no ambulance transport. Midwest Towing was contacted to remove the vehicle. The Washington County officer will be filing a state accident report.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 92 in Washington reported that a vehicle drove into the ditch west of the north junction. An officer responded and was unable to locate it.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported a vehicle stop with a black Chevrolet Malibu with no license plates, Friday night at East Main Street and North Second Avenue in Washington. Kolton Leeshawn Thyen-Pennington, 19, of Washington, was charged with driving under suspension. The vehicle was to be left at the scene. The officer was going to stay until someone came to pick up the operator.

An officer reported a vehicle stop, early Sunday morning at Highway 1 in Washington. The officer cited Dariann Chyeanne Burk, 19, of Eddyville, for driving under suspension first offense and no insurance.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at West Tyler Street reported that employees from Halcyon House parked blocking his sidewalk nearly every day. They were at that time parked blocking the sidewalk. An officer responded. The vehicle was parked in front of the portion of the sidewalk that went to the street. It was not parked against city ordinance, but the owner agreed to pull it forward.

A caller Friday night at 10th Street in Kalona reported that his vehicle was stuck sideways on 10th Street. He advised that he was home and he had a tow truck en route. He would not give any contact information. An officer responded and located the vehicle on 10th Street. The vehicle had the wrong plates on it. The officer seized the wrong plates. Earl’s Towing responded and towed the vehicle, to be released upon payment of the tow bill and after the driver could speak with the officer.

A caller Saturday morning at West Main Street and Highway 1 in Washington reported a vehicle that had been weaving, slamming on the brakes and fluctuating speed. An officer stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, who claimed she swerved to miss a chunk of ice.

A caller Saturday evening at Red Oak Avenue in Riverside reported that a loaded trailer with horses slid off into the ditch. The truck was blocking the roadway. An officer was advised. The officer requested that Earl’s respond. Earl’s responded.

A caller Saturday night at West Main Street in Washington reported that their green Ford Ranger was stuck at the dog park in Sunset Park. An officer responded and provided the caller, the caller’s boyfriend and their dog a ride to their residence. The vehicle was to remain in the park until the weather allowed it to be removed.

A caller Sunday night at 220th Street in Washington reported a minivan in the ditch near the area of other vehicles in the ditch. A male subject was walking outside the vehicle with a flashlight. An officer responded. The vehicle was tagged and added to the system. The subject was going to be waiting for a ride.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday morning at Gum Avenue and Highway 22 in Wellman. The vehicle was tagged and added to the system.

A disabled vehicle was reported, Sunday afternoon at Kiwi Avenue and Highway 1 in Washington.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday evening at West Fifth Street in Washington. The officer advised that everything was fine and the vehicle was able to be driven away.

Animal complaint

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported hitting an animal in front of the Washington City Hall. An officer responded and removed the animal from the roadway.

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported barking dogs in the backyard of a residence. An officer responded and was unable to locate any dogs outside.

Assault

A caller Friday afternoon at South Avenue B in Washington requested an officer in reference to an assault at the school. An officer responded. Simple assault charges will be filed on a juvenile and referred to Juvenile Probation.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that a black male had a black female by the neck and was choking her on the casino floor. An officer responded and spoke with the subjects, who advised that they were just horse playing. The subjects were separated, and the officer advised them that if he had to return, they would both be arrested for disorderly conduct.

A caller Sunday morning at South Ninth Avenue in Washington reported that her grandson was being obnoxious and shoving her. She was not injured but did have bruising. While she was on the phone, the juvenile walked away from the residence. An officer responded and located the juvenile, and spoke with the subjects. The juvenile had calmed down.

A caller Sunday night at West Main Street in Washington reported an assault victim showed up in the Emergency Room with injuries. The subject left the E.R. An officer responded and made contact with the female, who advised that everything was fine. Documentation was made.

Burglary

A caller Saturday afternoon at South Iowa Avenue reported that her daughter was trying to break into her house. They moved out three days earlier. The caller was in Iowa City, and requested an officer. Subjects were gone upon the officer’s arrival. They were advised that their items were on the porch. They could pick them up but were not allowed in the residence.

Civil standby

A caller requested a civil standby, Friday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington. Subjects were evicted and supposed to be out earlier in the day, by 10:15 a.m. The landlord was reported to be in a burnt-orange SUV. An officer responded. The civil standby did not happen. The subjects were not at the residence.

Disorderly conduct

Dispatch received two hang-up 911 calls, Friday night at North Sixth Avenue in Washington; and on the third call, the caller advised there was a female subject who would not leave the residence. The caller requested assistance. City units responded. An officer gave the subject a ride to the county hospital.

Johnson County requested deputy assistance with a physical disturbance in Lone Tree. A Washington County officer responded and assisted Johnson County.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Friday night at Fourth Street in Wellman reported a problem with her daughter. Two officers responded. Parties were separated and would remain that way that night.

Hang-up 911 calls

An open-line 911 call was reported, Sunday evening from a residence at 240th Street in Ainsworth. An officer responded. A child had used the phone, and there was no emergency.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday morning at South Avenue C in Washington requested to speak with an officer in reference to her daughter’s being harassed. An officer responded. The information was documented.

A caller Friday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington reported that a subject was yelling at her and she was very scared and requesting assistance. City units responded. It was a situation between a tenant and a landlord. The tenant was in the process of being evicted from the residence but still had time to move out. The landlord planned to speak with the Civil Department on Monday.

A caller Friday evening at West Second Street in Washington reported a problem with a subject at the business and wanted her removed. Two officers responded. The female subject had left before the officers arrived, and direction of travel was unknown.

Subjects reported receiving threatening text messages, Sunday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington. Two officers responded and talked to all parties involved. They were to stay separated for the remainder of the day.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday afternoon at West Fifth Street in Washington reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. An officer responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 92 in Washington requested to speak with an officer in reference to trespass. A written warning was given to a Washington resident not to return to the store or he would be charged with trespass.

Truancy

A caller Friday afternoon at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a student had just left the school. The school contacted a parent, who located the juvenile and returned him to speak with the principal. Vandalism

A caller Friday afternoon at North Avenue D in Washington reported damage to her property. Someone drove on it and rutted the ground. They also removed a private property sign that was on a chain. She planned to replace the chain and sign. The caller had no suspects, and requested documentation and extra patrol. An officer was advised for documentation.

Vandalism

A caller Sunday morning at North 14th Avenue in Washington reported that someone slid into her mailbox the previous day and knocked it over. She requested documentation. The information was documented.

Welfare check

A caller Friday night at West Madison Street and South Avenue G in Washington reported that there was a male subject who was running back and forth in the road by O’Reilly’s on West Madison Street. Units responded and located the subject. He was fine. He was running for exercise.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported the theft of two Stihl chain saws on Wednesday, Feb. 6. An officer responded. A report will be filed. Two chain saws were entered as stolen.

A subject Saturday afternoon at South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that someone possibly stole from their residence. An officer responded and spoke to everyone involved. All items were recovered.

A caller Sunday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that her caregiver took money off her Direct Express card without her permission, sometime in January. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday afternoon at East Madison Street in Brighton reported that the neighbor took his empty red toolbox from the garage. He had a key. Two officers responded and spoke to all parties. They were advised that this was a civil matter.

All other offenses

A caller Friday evening at South 10th Avenue in Washington reported that a female subject was in her yard. An officer responded and transported the subject back to her residence, and advised her to stay inside her residence for the night.

A caller Saturday morning at East Second Street in Washington reported that subjects who live nearby were pushing snow onto his property, and requested that an officer speak to them. An officer responded and spoke to the subject, who denied pushing any snow, and believed the two piles of snow might be from the city trucks.

A caller Sunday evening at Monroe Street in Ainsworth reported receiving concerning text messages from another subject. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday night at Tulip Avenue in Riverside reported being in a dispute with two subjects whom they allowed to move in with them. Two officers responded. The incident was all verbal and was resolved.