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Arrests

A caller Thursday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that a subject was in the jail to turn himself in on a warrant. An officer arrested Willie James Brooks, 18, of Washington, on a Washington County warrant for assault causing serious injury. Bond was $5,000 cash only.

An officer reported locating a wanted subject, Thursday afternoon at A Avenue in Kalona. Joseph Paul Elliot Halstead, 28, of Kalona, was arrested on a charge of driving while barred. Bond was $2,000 cash only.

An officer reported being out at a residence checking on a subject wanted on a warrant through Johnson County. Jovany Reyes Espinoza, 25, of Keota, was arrested on a Johnson County warrant for application for revocation of probation in reference to OWI second. Bond was $5,000 cash or surety. Locate was sent to Johnson County. The subject bonded out on the Johnson County warrant and was given a court date of April 12, 2019, at 8 a.m. at the Johnson County Courthouse.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop with a semi and trailer, Thursday night at Highway 218 and 265th Street in Ainsworth. An additional officer also responded. Kavius Rashawn Nelson, 26, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was arrested on charges of OWI first offense, and possession of controlled substance.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 1 and 190th Street in Washington reported that an item blew off a semi he was following and damaged his vehicle. The caller was unable to obtain information on the semi and requested documentation. An officer was advised.

Traffic other

A caller Thursday morning at West Second Street in Washington reported a school bus stop arm violation that occurred at about 7:26 a.m., by a female driver in a dark blue Cadillac SUV with dealer plates. An officer was advised. The incident was documented for the time being.

A caller Thursday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle in her driveway that needed to be removed. An officer responded and found the owner. The vehicle was moved.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Thursday night at Highway 22 and Palm Avenue in Kalona. The vehicle was off the roadway and was added to the system.

Animal complaint

An officer advised on Thursday that citations would be issued to Jazmyn Holderness for no rabies vaccination and allowing or permitting injury to another domestic animal. This was in reference to an incident that occurred Monday at North Iowa Avenue in Washington. The dog was also going to be impounded Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Town and Country Veterinary Clinic.

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 1 in Washington reported a pig running loose on Highway 1. Two officers responded. The caller had the animal in the car before the officers arrived. The caller took the pig to Paws & More Animal Shelter in Washington.

A caller Thursday night at Larch Avenue in Washington reported that he saw his brother leaving his home as he was pulling into the drive, and the brother did not have permission to be inside the residence. It was unknown if anything was missing at that time. The brother also called, advising that he had a dog being taken care of at the residence and was wanting to get his dog back. An officer spoke with all parties involved, and it was a civil matter.

Callers reported an injured deer in the roadway, Friday morning at Highway 22 and Red Oak Avenue in Riverside. An officer responded, made the deer final, and removed it from the roadway.

Burglary

A caller Thursday morning at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that her son was home that day and someone walked into their house. The caller was unsure who it was. Two officers responded. The subject was gone upon the officers’ arrival. The family was able to figure out it was someone they knew, who had made arrangements to pick something up at the residence.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Thursday morning at South Avenue B in Washington reported a student whom they were needing assistance with. Two officers responded. Charges were filed on a juvenile for fifth-degree criminal mischief and simple assault.

Hang-up 911 calls

A residence had a 911 hang-up call, Thursday night at J Avenue in Kalona. An officer checked the occupants at the residence. A young child had called 911 and had hung up.

Runaways/missing person

An officer reported being out at a residence checking on a missing juvenile, Thursday morning at South Iowa Avenue in Washington. An additional officer also responded. The juvenile was located and transported to the Police Department. Juvenile Probation was notified. The entry was cleared from the system. Charges were filed on the juvenile for criminal trespass.

Sexual child abuse

A caller Thursday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported a possible sexual child abuse case that occurred in the City of Washington three years ago. An officer spoke to the caller. The incident is under investigation. A report will be filed.

Suspicious activity

A caller Thursday night at North Second Avenue in Washington requested that an officer check the area because her screen door was latched and suddenly opened. An officer responded. Everything was fine.

A caller Thursday night at A Avenue in Kalona reported possible suspicious activity at a nearby lot. An officer responded and advised that everything appeared to be fine. Someone had been inside cleaning previously.

Trespass

A caller early Friday morning at Second Street in Wellman reported that someone was trying to get into her house through the back door. She believed they had then left. An officer responded. The information was documented.

Truancy

A caller Thursday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported that a juvenile had walked away from school. An officer responded and located the subject. The juvenile was transported back to the school.

All other theft

A caller Thursday morning at First Street in Kalona reported that a subject drove off with $93.88 in gas. An officer responded and was unable to find a suspect. Documentation was made.

A caller Thursday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off that had occurred five to 10 minutes earlier. The amount was $20.91. The vehicle was described as a silver Ford SUV, with a male driver, and a license plate number was provided. The direction of travel was unknown. The license plate did not match the vehicle description. An officer was advised, and the information was documented.

All other offenses

A caller Thursday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a student did not go to school that day due to an illness, and then she had shown up at the school. The caller believed that the mother was unaware that she had walked away from the residence. An officer responded. Contact was made with the mother. There was no problem.

A caller Thursday afternoon at Terrace Lake Road in Crawfordsville reported hearing someone in the house on their baby monitor. Two officers responded. The house was secure, and there was no sign of anyone’s being there.