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Arrests

An officer requested a warrant entry on a subject, Friday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. The warrant was entered. Henry County had the subject in their jail. Jeffrey Alan Daniels, 35, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for probation violation, third offense. Bond was $7,500 cash only. A hold was placed with Henry County.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, Saturday morning at 335th Street and South Jefferson Street in Brighton. Daniel Orville Riness, 40, of Brighton, was arrested on a charge of driving while barred. Heather Adams, of Brighton, was cited for allowing an unauthorized person to drive. The vehicle was driven away from the stop by a valid passenger.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop with a motorcycle, Saturday afternoon at West Monroe Street in Washington. Three officers also responded. Patsy Aily Weimer, 52, of Washington, was arrested on charges of driving while revoked, driving under suspension, fraudulent use of registration and no proof of insurance. Charges for possession of a controlled substance are pending per DCI Lab results. Moore’s towing responded to tow the motorcycle.

A caller Saturday night at East Madison Street in Brighton reported an altercation at the residence. Things were escalating quickly. A subject had a knife, but it was taken from him. Four officers responded. Frederick Lavern Dost, 45, of Brighton, was arrested on a charge of simple assault.

An officer reported chasing a vehicle northbound on Larch Avenue from 190th Street in Washington, Sunday morning. The vehicle stopped along Larch Avenue. Joshua Lee Holmes, 34, of Wayland, was arrested on charges of driving while barred, no proof of insurance, fraudulent use of registration, serious eluding, felony or other in possession of firearm, possession of stolen property, carry weapons, and speed (65 mph in a 55 mph zone). Plates from the vehicle were seized. Earl’s towed the vehicle to the jail for search warrant, to be released when the tow bill is paid, with proof of insurance, to a valid driver, with valid registration for the vehicle. Also located in the vehicle was a stolen gun from Washington County. The stolen item was canceled from the system.

A caller Sunday afternoon at First Street in Kalona reported she was lost and needed assistance, and requested a deputy. Audra Anita Peeples, 52, of Forest City, was arrested on a charge of driving without owner’s consent. Earl’s towed the vehicle according to the owner’s request, to be held until the owner picked it up and the tow bill was paid.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday night at West Second Street in Washington reported that a subject hit his vehicle, and there was a scratch down the bed of the truck. An officer responded and spoke to the caller. The information was documented.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 in Ainsworth reported a single vehicle rollover. The driver had injuries. The passenger was out of the vehicle walking around. Two officers, a Washington County ambulance, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire, Washington County Rescue, and Washington Fire responded. The vehicle operator was Natalie Yelton, of South Carolina. The ambulance transported one subject to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, arriving at 7:43 a.m. Moore’s responded and towed the vehicle.

A caller early Sunday morning at East Fountain Street and North Benton Street in Brighton reported that the stop sign at the main intersection in Brighton was struck by a vehicle. There was then a light-colored SUV parked at the BP Gas station with subjects around it. A Washington County officer and a Jefferson County deputy responded. State Roads was notified of the sign down. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday morning at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a possible hit-and-run. A small silver car with damage to the front passenger fender was last seen westbound on Jefferson from the church. There was damage to a truck that was parked north of the church. There was a lot of vehicle debris in the roadway. An officer responded. The owner of the truck was notified. The information was documented.

A caller Monday morning at Ginkgo Avenue and Highway 78 in Brighton reported that his 15-passenger van was in the ditch. There were no injuries. The caller requested a tow truck. An officer and Moore’s Towing responded and towed the vehicle out of the ditch, and the driver was able to drive the vehicle away.

A caller Monday morning at Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident. It was unknown if the vehicle was drivable.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Friday evening at Highway 218 in Ainsworth. An officer also responded. Clae Alan Lloyd, 19, was cited for failure to yield to vehicles and driving under suspension. The vehicle was released to a valid subject.

Traffic other

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Jefferson Street in Washington reported that a red truck was parked blocking his garage. An officer responded. The truck was gone upon the officer’s arrival.

A caller Friday morning at Palm Avenue and 220th Street in Washington reported that there was a ladder in the middle of the roadway. An officer responded. The ladder had been hit, and debris was on the roadway. County Roads was contacted to help remove the debris.

A caller Sunday morning at South Fourth Avenue and East Washington Street in Washington reported a juvenile driving a green four-wheeler pulling a red trailer loaded with yard equipment. An officer was advised, and located the subjects, who were doing lawn work. They were advised to use a lawn mower instead of an ATV.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a possible disabled vehicle, Friday morning at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington. The officer spoke with the driver of the vehicle, and they were completing some work on Kewash Trail.

A disabled vehicle was reported, Friday afternoon at Highway 92 in Ainsworth. The subject had a flat tire, and help was on the way.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday night at Riverside Road and 220th Street in Washington. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Saturday night at Highway 1 and West Fountain Street in Brighton. The officer gave the subjects a ride to Washington. The vehicle was moved into the city parking lot and would be moved on Sunday.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Saturday night at South First Street and South G Avenue in Kalona. The officer added the vehicle to the system.

Fire calls

The Washington County Communications Center in Washington received two smoke alarms for the Mid-Prairie Middle School, Friday afternoon. Kalona Fire and Kalona QRS responded. Kalona Fire was disregarded by the janitor. There was no smoke or fire.

A caller Saturday night at 143rd Lane reported that subjects at a nearby house were burning something that smelled like oil and was causing blue smoke. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone still burning anything in the area.

A caller Sunday evening at East Madison Street in Washington reported that the neighbor had raked leaves into the street and was burning them. An officer responded. The homeowner put the fire out and was going to rake the leaves from the roadway.

A caller early Monday morning at 136th Street and Germanville Road in Brighton requested assistance in Jefferson County for a possible old building structure fire with vehicles in the area. Brighton Fire Department responded. The fire was a controlled burn.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday morning at Whispering Ridge Lane in Riverside reported that a raccoon at the back of her residence seemed sick, and she requested a deputy. An officer was advised.

A caller Friday afternoon at Wayland Road in Washington reported a dog bite. An officer responded. A report will be filed.

A caller Friday night at South 10th Avenue in Washington reported that the neighbor’s dogs had been barking for 15 minutes. An officer responded and talked to the owners. The dogs had been inside, and there was no barking upon the officer’s arrival.

A caller early Saturday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported locating a beagle type dog that was running loose outside their residence. They had it contained inside the residence at the time of the call. An officer responded. The dog was taken to the pound by the dog catcher.

A caller Saturday night at Lincoln Street in Ainsworth reported a dog bite. An officer responded and made contact with the dog owner, who was going to quarantine the dog and get a copy of vaccinations for the officer. A report will be filed to pass on to Environmental Health.

Assault

A caller early Saturday morning at East Seventh Street in Washington reported that there were at least three people involved in a fight. They were inside the bar. Five officers responded. All subjects involved advised that they did not want to pursue charges.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 1 in Washington reported a disgruntled employee who had just been terminated. He had also threatened management. An officer responded. The subject was gone upon the officer’s arrival. Contact was made, and he was advised not to return to the property.

A caller early Sunday morning at East Seventh Street in Washington reported locating an unconscious male in the parking lot. He had injuries to his face. Four officers and a Washington County ambulance responded. There was no medical transport. The incident is under investigation.

A caller Sunday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported being assault. No medical attention was needed. Two officers responded. There were conflicting stories. No charges were filed at that time.

Barking dog

A caller Saturday afternoon at West 15th Street in Washington reported that a dog that was left outside barked constantly. An officer responded. The owner was issued a written warning for allowing a dog to bark.

A caller Sunday afternoon at East Jefferson Street in Washington reported a dog that had been barking for the past three hours. It was at that time tied out in front of the residence. An officer responded. A verbal warning was given to the dog owner for allowing a dog to bark.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Saturday afternoon at North Avenue C in Washington reported that three juveniles were damaging their property and were refusing to leave. Three officers responded. The juveniles were gone upon the officers’ arrival. If located, they would be advised not to return to the residence.

DP & Q

A caller Sunday night at East Third Street in Riverside reported that two subject were yelling in the neighbor’s house. An officer responded. The argument was verbal only, and the subjects were going to stay quiet for the night.

Drug/narcotics violation

An officer reported having pending drug charges per DCI Lab results, Saturday morning at 335th Street and South Jefferson Street in Brighton. A report will be filed.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Friday night at West Tyler Street in Washington reported a verbal altercation. The male party had already left in a white Chevrolet pickup. An officer responded and spoke to the caller. The parties had separated for the night.

A subject in the lobby was reported wanting to speak with an officer regarding family issues, Saturday morning at Green meadows Drive in Washington. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. There was a verbal altercation between the subject and the subject’s father. The officer intended to speak with the father later in the day on Saturday.

Intimidation/harassment

Callers Friday evening at East Third Street in Washington both reported harassment. An officer responded, and the subjects were advised to stay separated.

A caller Friday night at Lincoln Street in Ainsworth reported that another subject had been harassing her. An officer responded and gave the caller options for handling the situation. Documentation was made.

A caller Friday night at West Tyler Street in Washington reported a subject making inappropriate comments to her children. An officer spoke to the caller, who was advised to speak to the management at the apartment complex. The officer also made contact with the male subject. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday morning at North Avenue B in Washington reported that her neighbor had called her multiple times in the night to complain about the temperature in the building. An officer spoke with the neighbor and advised him not to call the reporting party for the rest of the day.

Public intoxication

A caller Saturday evening at Coppock Road in Wayland reported an intoxicated male subject walking southbound. The subject was staggering and walking on the highway. A second caller advised that he had also fallen a couple of times while walking on and off the highway. Three officers responded. The subject was located, and friends came to pick him up and take him home.

Public service/contacts

A caller Friday morning at West 18th Street and Highway 1 in Washington reported an older male subject walking northbound on Highway 1, trying to catch a ride with passersby. The subject was wearing a black coat and jeans and was carrying a satchel. Two officers responded. The subject was located and provided a ride to work in Kalona.

Search warrant

A deputy reported assisting Jefferson County with a search warrant, Friday night at Highway 78 in Brighton. Two officers, an ambulance, Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, and Fairfield Police Department units responded. Two stolen ATVs were located, and contact was made with the owners. A report will be filed. The search warrant was executed. An ambulance was on standby near the scene and was disregarded by a Washington County officer.

An officer reported being out at the jail conducting a search warrant on a vehicle, Sunday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. A report will be filed. Charges are pending DCI Lab results for possession of controlled substance third offense methamphetamine and possession of controlled substance third offense marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and three counts of carrying weapons.

Suspicious activity

A caller Saturday afternoon at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington reported a suspicious male subject on Kewash Trail. An officer responded and checked the area for the subject. He was unable to locate the subject.

A deputy reported being out with a suspicious vehicle, early Sunday morning at Highway 1 in Kalona. The officer advised that the vehicle had the parking lights on but no one was around. The officer turned the lights off and secured the vehicle.

A caller Sunday afternoon at Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported that a suspicious male had been hanging around the business for a while. It appeared that he was under the influence of something. He was described as a white male with short dark hair, wearing jeans and a black shirt. The subject was located walking along Highway 92 just east of Ainsworth. The subject was given a ride to Walmart, where he was picked up by his friend with whom he was in an argument earlier. She left him in Ainsworth.

Trespass

A caller Sunday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that her brother was at her apartment and would not leave. The caller requested an officer. An officer spoke with the subjects. He was going to leave. The caller gave him a rise to North Fifth Avenue in Washington, where another incident occurred. Officers responded, and the caller was gone upon the officers’ arrival.

Welfare check

A caller early Monday morning at Highway 22 in Kalona reported a male subject walking on the shoulder of the road on Highway 22. An officer located the subject and gave him a ride to Casey’s in Kalona.

All other offenses

A caller Friday afternoon at West Tyler Street in Washington requested help getting a subject off a minibus at the Briarwood Apartments. An officer responded and assisted.

A caller Friday night at West Madison Street in Washington reported that a female threatened her at McDonald’s. An officer spoke to both parties and advised the female that her behavior was inappropriate.

A caller Friday night at East 15th Street in Washington reported that his vehicle’s back windshield was broken. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. The information was documented.

A caller Saturday night at Vine Street in Riverside reported hearing possible gunshots. Three officers responded. There were no gunshots. These were fireworks.