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Police log

Jail count

11 – Washington County Male Inmates

3 – Washington County Female Inmates

48 – Out of County Contract Inmates

62 – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to April 30, 2019: $525,110

Arrests

An officer reported being at a residence checking on subjects wanted on Washington County warrants, Thursday morning at West Washington Street in Washington. Brooksie Rachelle Flynn, 35, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,300 cash only. About half an hour later, the officer advised that the male subject had arrived at the residence. Heath Daniel Peiffer, 47, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance third or subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $5,300 cash only.

A caller Thursday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a subject in their lobby who had a Washington County warrant. Deon Turrell Johnson, 28, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for tampering with witness or juror, and third-degree harassment. Bond was $2,300 cash only. A Washington County officer served the warrant.

An officer reported that a subject had been transported to jail who had a Washington County warrant, Thursday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Brett Allen Wulf, 38, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance third or subsequent offense, possession of controlled substance – marijuana third or subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $5,300 cash only. An officer served the warrant.

Washington County received another warrant for a subject in Linn County Jail for previous warrants, on Thursday afternoon at Second Avenue S.W. in Cedar Rapids. Michael Jason Cinkan, 31, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance, second offense. Bond was $2,000 cash only; pickup/100-mile radius. Linn County was advised, and extradition arrangements will be made.

A subject reportedly was in the lobby turning himself in on his warrant, Thursday evening at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Aaron Ezra Blodgett, 28, was arrested on two warrants: one warrant for possession of controlled substance third or subsequent offense, possession of controlled substance – marijuana third or subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, with bond set at $7,300 cash only; and one warrant for possession of controlled substance third or subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, with bond set at $5,300 cash only. Total bond was $12,600 cash only. An officer served the warrant.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday night at 200 West Madison Street in Washington reported that a family members was in an accident near McDonald’s. The other party involved left the scene without exchange of information. An officer spoke with the caller and the vehicle operator, a juvenile female. The incident was documented.

A caller early Friday morning at Vine Avenue and Highway 22 in Riverside reported that she hit a deer with her Kia Sportage. She believed her vehicle was drivable and that the deer was off the roadway. There were no injuries to vehicle occupants. An officer responded and checked for the deer. It was off the roadway. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. The vehicle operator was Susan Fuhrmeister.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being out on a vehicle stop, Thursday afternoon at Redwood Avenue and Highway 22 in Riverside. Melissa Toni Stout, 44, of Washington, was cited for driving while suspended.

Traffic other

A caller Thursday morning at F Circle in Kalona reported an abandoned vehicle near their residence. It was a black truck with out-of-state plates. An officer chalked the tires on the vehicle and planned to check on it on Friday.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Thursday night at Highway 218 and Old White Way at Crawfordsville. The vehicle had problems with the hood’s staying down and latched. The officer assisted them and secured the hood.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday night at Highway 1 and West 18th Street in Washington reported an injured deer in the middle of the roadway. An officer was unable to locate the deer.

Civil standby

A caller Thursday night at Parkside Estates Road in Washington requested a civil standby. An officer responded. The subject was not home, so the civil standby could not be done. They planned to try later on Thursday night. The caller called back in later, advising that someone was home. The officer responded and assisted.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Thursday afternoon at G Avenue in Kalona reported being harassed by a subject. An officer responded and was unable to locate the male subject to speak with him. The officer spoke with the caller.

Trespass

A caller Thursday morning at East Madison Street in Brighton reported that his neighbor was trespassing on his property. He had “No Trespassing” signs posted. An officer spoke with both subjects. They had a rental agreement, and the caller would need to go through the civil process to get the neighbor and his belongings out.

A caller early Friday morning at Highway 92 in Washington reported that a female subject who was banned came into the store. She made a scene at the store and left, traveling eastbound on Highway 92. The caller provided the license plate number. An officer stopped the vehicle at Highway 92 and Palm Avenue. Two additional officers also responded. Carmen Annette Lambert, 50, of Brighton, was cited into court for trespass. She was also cited for expired registration.

Welfare check

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth reported an elderly woman who appeared to be passed out in a blue/gray Nissan Maxima. A Washington County ambulance, Ainsworth QRS, and two Washington County officers responded. Ainsworth QRS and the officers checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle or the subject. The ambulance was disregarded.

All other theft

A caller Thursday night at Highway 92 in Washington reported that someone stole her phone that she just purchased. The business had the suspect on video. An officer responded. The subject took the phone by accident and returned the item to the store. The caller was contacted and came back and retrieved her phone.

All other offenses

A caller Thursday morning at East Main Street in Washington reported that she allowed her son to take an item, and he had not returned the item. An officer responded and advised that it was a civil issue.