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Jail count

N/A – Washington County Male Inmates

N/A – Washington County Female Inmates

N/A – Out of County Contract Inmates

N/A – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to March 21, 2019: $456,380

Arrests

An officer reported stopping a vehicle, Sunday morning at East Second Street and North Iowa Avenue in Washington. Steven Michael Cole, 55, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of driving while barred, third offense.

A caller Monday morning at Sixth Avenue in Des Moines reported that they had an Ankeny officer out with a subject who was wanted by Washington County. Isaiah Rory Hutchinson, 21, of Ankeny, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of possession of controlled substance – marijuana, first offense. Bond was $5,000 cash only. A detainer was placed with Polk County, as Ankeny had local charges.

An officer reported that he and another officer were out with a vehicle in the Clemons Creek shooting range. An additional officer also responded. Rachel Ann Sinn, 35, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine first offense, and possession of a controlled substance -- marijuana first offense. Bond was $1,000 cash or surety. The warrant was cleared from the system.

An officer reported being out checking on two wanted subjects from Washington County, Monday morning at Washington Street in Ainsworth. The officer arrested Ramiro Esau Hernandez, 41, of Ainsworth, on charges of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, first offense. Bond was $500 cash only. A second officer arrested Anna Marie Hernandez, 36, of Ainsworth, at the same time and location on a charge of possession of a controlled substance —marijuana, second offense. Bond was $1,000 cash only.

An officer reported being out at a residence checking on a wanted subject, Monday afternoon at South Avenue B in Washington. James Abraham Matthias Fuller, 28, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – marijuana first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $800 cash only.

An officer reported being out at the courthouse in reference to a wanted subject, Monday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington. Gardelino Montanez, 53, of Columbus Junction, was arrested on a Floyd County warrant for failure to appear for driving while suspended. Bond was $300 cash only in defendant’s name. Extradition arrangements were made with the jail.

Ten people were reported outside in the parking lot fighting, Monday night at Westview Drive in Washington. It was unknown whether the altercation was verbal or physical. City units and two Washington County officers responded. Jesus Lopez, 25, of LaSalle, Illinois, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Traffic accident

A caller Monday afternoon at Ninth Street in Kalona reported that he was backed into at the Kalona Sales Barn. Vehicle operators were William Howard, of Acme, Pennsylvania, and William Buerckley, of Zearing. Damages amounted to less than $1,500. Drivers’ information was exchanged. The accident had occurred on private property.

A caller Monday night at Highway 22 in Riverside reported they received a collision response from a subscriber concerning a 2017 white Mercedes-Benz Coupe. Vehicle operators were Linzhe Jin and Jin Lim. Earl’s responded and towed one vehicle at the owner’s request. The accident occurred on private property, and information was exchanged.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported stopping a vehicle, Sunday afternoon at Highway 1 in Washington. Nakia Ann Young, 24, of Washington, was cited for driving under suspension, second offense.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, early Monday morning at Highway 92 in Ainsworth. Stephen Lee Zabel Jr., 39, of Washington, was cited into court for driving while license under suspension first offense, and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Traffic other

A caller Monday night at East Washington Street in Washington reported that a red truck hit her daughter that day when she was walking home. There were no injuries; she was just grazed. An officer spoke to the caller. The information was documented.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Monday evening at Highway 1 in Washington. The officer helped the driver change a tire.

A black pickup with flashers was reported on the southbound side a mile south of Highland turnoff, Monday night at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth. An officer responded. The subject ran out of gas and had roadside assistance en route.

A caller early Tuesday morning at Cedar Avenue and Highway 92 in Keota reported having a flat tire and needing assistance. An officer responded and gave the subject a ride to his residence. The vehicle was added to the system.

Fire calls

A caller Monday afternoon at 295th Street and Highway 218 in Crawfordsville reported a fire in the ditch north of Crawfordsville on the southbound side of Highway 218. Crawfordsville Fire responded and disregarded Olds Fire. The fire was extinguished.

Animal complaint

A caller Sunday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported there was a loose dog in the parking lot. It had a shock collar on and was black and white in color. An officer responded, and the dog owner showed up and picked up the dog while the officer was on the scene.

A caller Sunday evening at North Fifth Avenue and East Seventh Street in Washington reported a black dog running loose while the caller was out walking their dog. An officer responded and was unable to locate the dog. The caller called back to advise that the dog was still running loose. An officer responded and located the dog, which was in the owner’s yard. The dog was taken inside.

A caller early Monday morning at Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported a deceased deer in the roadway. An officer responded and removed the deer from the roadway.

A caller Monday afternoon at East Main Street in Washington reported a loose black pitbull. Two officers responded. The dog owner’s son arrived. An officer planned to speak to the dog owner on Tuesday.

Assault

A caller Monday morning at North Second Avenue in Washington reported a domestic situation involving a mother and a daughter. The juvenile was last seen walking southbound on Second Avenue, wearing a pink sweatshirt and black pants. The mother followed in an older tan car. Two officers responded. The subjects returned. The mother was preventing the juvenile from taking the car again. Documentation was made.

Civil dispute

A caller Sunday afternoon at 250th Street in Washington requested a civil standby. The subject retrieved items without incident.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Monday morning at B Avenue in Kalona reported having issues with her son. The caller advised that she was taking her son directly to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. An officer was advised, and documentation was made.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Sunday night at E Avenue in Kalona reported being harassed at work by a male subject. Two officers responded and spoke with subjects. It was a civil issue. Documentation was made.

A caller early Tuesday morning at McCreedy drive in Washington reported being harassed over text messages. An officer responded and advised the subject to renew her no-contact order. The incident was documented.

Suspicious activity

A caller early Monday morning at E Avenue in Kalona reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. A call was received from the driver of the vehicle, advising that they took a wrong turn. An officer responded and checked the area. The vehicle had already left the area and everything appeared to be fine. The information was documented.

Vandalism

A caller Sunday morning at Highway 78 in Brighton reported that her landlord broke a window out of their truck and put two bullet holes in the side of the truck. The incident had occurred three days earlier. An officer was already made aware of this, and spoke with the landlord. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday night at North Seventh Avenue in Washington reported that the window on their truck was broken out. The caller had no suspects. A second caller advised that his vehicle was rummaged through but there appeared to be no damage or anything missing, and the caller requested documentation and extra patrol. City officers were advised for extra patrol.

Welfare check

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Washington Street in Washington reported a male subject sleeping in a truck outside their residence. An officer responded, and everything was fine.

A caller early Monday morning at South Ninth Avenue in Washington reported that there was an outside light flashing at her neighbor’s residence. An officer responded and spoke with the resident, who advised that everything was fine. There was just a problem with the light.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 92 in Ainsworth requested a welfare check on a semi truck with Indiana plates that had been parked in their back lot for eight days. It was a brown tractor with a white trailer that had “Landstar” on it. An officer responded and made contact with the trucking company, and made contact with the subject. They were fine.

All other theft

A caller Sunday morning at North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported that money was taken from his truck overnight. The vehicle, a 2009 Dodge Ram, was left unlocked. An officer spoke with the caller. A report would be filed. The subject called back and had found the money.

A caller Monday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that she woke up and the subject who was staying at the casino hotel with her was gone; and her keys, wallet and vehicle were also gone. An officer responded. The other party returned with the vehicle and the caller’s belongings. The caller did not want to pursue charges. A citation was issued to Lajeryl Clay, of North Liberty, for driving under suspension.

A caller Monday afternoon at North Grant Street in Crawfordsville reported he was moving out of a residence in Crawfordsville and then things were missing. The house was repossessed and the bank changed the locks. It was a civil issue.

A caller Monday afternoon at Walnut Avenue in Riverside reported that someone stole her license plate. An officer was advised. The plate was entered into the system. The caller went to the courthouse and purchased new license plates to replace the old license plates.

All other offenses

A caller Sunday night at West Tyler Street reported an irate client. Three officers responded and got the subject calmed down for the night.

A caller Monday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported that his van was ransacked the previous night. The vehicle was left unlocked and parked outside. This was the second time this had happened. An officer was advised, and extra patrol was provided.

A caller Monday night at West Washington Street in Washington reported a verbal argument in front of the library. Two officers responded. The incident was verbal only, and the subjects moved along.