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Police log

Jail count

13 — Washington County Male Inmates

5 — Washington County Female Inmates

52 — Out of County Contract Inmates

70 — 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 out with a wanted subject from Washington County, Friday afternoon at East Park Avenue in Keota. Loren Paul Swailes, 44, of Keota, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on original charges of possession of controlled substance third and subsequent, and driving while barred habitual offender. Bond was $5,000 cash only. The officer transported the subject to the Washington County Jail. The warrant was canceled from the system.

A caller reported locating a wanted subject out of Washington County, Friday evening at County Road G56 in Wapello. Jennifer Lynn Flores, 41, of Columbus Junction, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of possession of methamphetamine first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,000 cash only; pickup/100-mile radius. The subject was detained in the Louisa County Jail on local charges. Extradition arrangements were to be made.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Friday night at First Street and Highway 22 in Kalona. Sheri Mae Espe, 34, was arrested on a charge of driving while barred, 19th offense.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, Saturday morning at 220th Street in Washington. Rudy Victorino Moncallo, 23, of Iowa City, was arrested on charges of driving while barred sixth offense, speed, and no proof of financial liability non-accident related.

An officer reported being at a residence checking on a subject wanted on a warrant through Washington County, Saturday afternoon at East Second Street in Washington. Baylee Jon Escher, 21, of Washington, was arrested on charges of possession of controlled substance — marijuana third /subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $2,300 cash only.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle at Reggie Tire, early Sunday morning at Ninth Avenue in Wellman. Three additional officers also responded. Cari Ann Foster, 40, address unknown, was arrested on a Chariton County, Missouri, warrant for neglect child original charge Class E felony non-support. She was also cited for no proof of insurance and no proof of registration. An officer gave the female passenger a ride to the casino. Moore’s BP Amoco responded and towed the vehicle to Moore’s, to be released to a valid driver with proof of insurance upon payment of the tow bill.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday afternoon at 180th Street and Tulip Avenue in Ainsworth reported that a rusty truck was in his lane, so he swerved to avoid hitting it and was then in the ditch. There were no injuries. An officer and Earl’s responded. A fence was struck, but no damage was done.

A caller Friday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported that someone hit their vehicle while it was parked in the McDonald’s parking lot. An officer responded. Documentation was made, since the accident happened on private property. An officer planned to review the video with someone from the business.

An officer reported a car-vs.-deer accident that occurred at his location while on another call, early Saturday morning at Highway 22 and Vine Avenue in Riverside. The vehicle operator was James Douglas Ward. The officer gave the driver a state accident report to fill out, and they were given the Call for Service number. The accident was documented.

A caller Saturday morning at 190th Street and Ginkgo Avenue in West Chester reported a car-vs.-deer accident with minor damage to his vehicle. An officer was advised. The caller had assistance on the way.

A caller Saturday morning reported being involved in a vehicle accident at North Fifth Avenue and East 15th Street in Washington, with no injuries. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Marijo Kolbe Allen, of Centerville, and Adam David Newman, of Wayland. Newman was cited for unsafe backing. Damages were less than $1,500.

A caller Saturday morning reported being involved in a hit-and-run accident with no injuries, southbound on Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth. Two officers responded. The vehicle operator was Marin Jo Swesey, of Chicago. The other vehicle was unknown. A state accident report will be filed.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Oriole drive and Highway 22 in Kalona reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. An Iowa State Patrol officer and two Washington County officers responded. Iowa State Patrol handled the accident.

A caller Saturday afternoon at South Wiley Boulevard and Highway 92 in Washington reported being rear-ended by another vehicle. There were no injuries, and the roadway was not blocked. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Christopher Betsworth, of Washington, and Hunter Cook, of Washington. Damage was minimal to both vehicles and amounted to less than $1,500. Information was exchanged. Cook was issued a written warning for following too close. The accident was documented.

A Conservation officer reported being out with a car-vs.-deer accident, early Sunday morning at Highway 78 and Elm Avenue in Brighton. Air bags deployed, and the vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle operator was Amy Reyes. The officer filed a state accident report. Damages were more than $1,500. The driver contacted AAA for a tow, and the vehicle had been removed.

A caller early Sunday morning at Highway 92 and Elm Avenue in Keota reported a sedan in the north ditch with the dome light on. It was unknown if anyone was inside the vehicle. Two officers and Keota QRS responded. An officer disregarded Keota Fire, Washington County Rescue and a Washington County ambulance. There were no damages to the vehicle. The driver swerved to miss a deer and got stuck in the ditch. The driver contacted a tow privately. The vehicle operator was Evelyn Richardson.

A caller Sunday afternoon at Ginkgo Avenue and Highway 92 in West Chester reported a vehicle-vs.-deer accident. The deer was on the side of the road but still alive. An officer checked the area for the deer and was unable to locate it.

A caller Sunday afternoon at South Avenue B in Washington reported that the car belonging to the caller’s son was hit overnight. The license plate number was provided. There was white paint transfer on the driver side door. The information was documented.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, early Saturday morning at Highway 22 and Vine Avenue in Riverside. The officer cited Shatani Dimitrius Buck Jr., 26, of Washington, for driving while license under suspension first offense, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and failure to yield stop sign and right of way. The subject and his vehicle were picked up by a valid driver.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, early Saturday morning at Birch Avenue and 250th Street in Keota. The vehicle had an unreadable plate. Two additional officers also responded. One juvenile male was cited into Juvenile Court for possession of alcohol under the legal age, second offense. Connor Michael Reed, 18, of Richland, was cited into court at the same time and location for possession of alcohol under the legal age, first offense.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at Highway 22 and Red Oak Avenue in Riverside reported that her children were involved in a road-rage incident while driving to school. The other driver almost caused an accident. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller and the other party involved. The incident was documented.

A caller Friday afternoon at North Third Avenue and East 14th Street in Washington reported a vehicle that had been parked at a location for more than three weeks. An officer responded. Tires were chalked, and the officer was going to check on the vehicle on Saturday.

A caller Friday afternoon at Ginkgo Avenue and Highway 92 in West Chester reported following an older blue Chevrolet truck out of Wellman that was all over the road. The vehicle then pulled over onto the shoulder of Highway 92. Two officers checked the area and were unable to locate the truck.

A caller Friday night at Highway 22 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported that her vehicle broke down in traffic coming off the off ramp to Highway 22 in Riverside. Three officers responded. The subject was fine and able to get assistance.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday afternoon at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth. The vehicle was tagged and added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday afternoon at Highway 1 and Highway 92 in Washington. The subject was fine and had just pulled over for a minute.

An officer reported being out with a possible disabled vehicle, early Saturday morning at 133rd Street and Highway 1 in Kalona. Everything was fine. They were bringing gas to another vehicle that ran out of gas.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, early Sunday morning at Highway 22 and Redwood Avenue in Riverside. Everything was fine, and they were on their way.

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, Sunday morning at the Highway 218 southbound off-ramp Exit 70 in Ainsworth. The subject was tired and had pulled over. He would be on his way shortly.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday morning at 135th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside. The officer provided traffic control.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday morning at Highway 78 in Brighton reported a horse tied up in a round pen with no food or water, at the west end of Brighton on the north side. An officer spoke with the horse’s owner, who was going to get food and water out to the horse.

A caller early Saturday morning at Highway 1 and 315th Street in Washington reported that vehicles kept swerving around a deer in the northbound lane. An officer responded and was unable to locate the deer in the roadway.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 78 in Richland reported a horse that appeared to be malnourished and on a mud lot. An officer responded. The horse did not have any water or food and was eating grass from the other side of the fence. Two officers were unable to make contact with an owner. An officer later made contact with the horse’s owner, who gave the horse food and water.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Larch Avenue in Kalona reported animals out on the roadway. An officer responded and was unable to locate any animals.

Assault

A caller Saturday night at West Railroad Street and South Harrison Street in Brighton reported a juvenile assaulting another subject. A third juvenile was watching. They were then all walking northbound on Harrison Street. A Conservation officer located the juveniles, and everything was fine. They were just messing around. They were advised of curfew hours. A Washington County officer was advised and disregarded.

A caller early Saturday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that two inmates were in a fight and were then separated. Three officers responded. Charges are pending on review of the video.

Barking dog

A caller Friday afternoon at West Monroe Street in Washington reported a dog that barked constantly. An officer responded and attempted to speak with the owner, who was not at the residence.

Burglary

A caller Friday morning at West Third Street in Washington reported an attempted break-in to her back door. The lock was broken and the key would not work. An officer responded. There was minimal damage that occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with a juvenile at the high school, early Saturday morning at South Avenue B in Washington. An additional officer also responded and transported the juvenile to the Police Department and then to his residence. The juvenile was cited for curfew, and his parents were advised.

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported loud music coming from a house on Marion Avenue. An officer responded and spoke with the owner, who advised that he would turn down the music.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Saturday afternoon at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that a vehicle and a subject with whom they had had an incident on Friday just pulled into their driveway. Two officers responded. They spoke with both parties and advised the subject not to return to the property.

A caller Sunday morning at North Avenue D in Washington reported that a subject came to the property and threatened him. An officer responded. The subject had left.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Friday afternoon at 12th Place in Kalona reported that a juvenile did not return home. An officer was disregarded. The juvenile was located, and there were no problems.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday night at Oriole Drive in Kalona reported suspicious activity. Three officers responded. Everything was fine.

A caller early Saturday morning at Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported finding a suspicious item. An officer responded. The item was disposed of. Documentation was made.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle at NAPA Auto Parts, early Saturday morning at First Street in Kalona. It was just the paper delivery person.

A caller Saturday night at East Second Street in Washington reported two subjects walking around getting into things. Two officers responded and were unable to locate the subject. Extra patrol would be given.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon reported that a subject she had evicted previously was in an apartment. Two officers responded. There was no answer.

A caller Friday afternoon at 155th Street in Wellman reported subjects who were trespassing onto his property and mushroom-hunting. An officer spoke with the caller, who worked it out with the suspect. Nothing further was needed.

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Madison Street in Brighton reported that a subject was on the property removing items. An officer spoke with the caller. The information was documented.

Vandalism

A caller Friday afternoon at B Avenue in Kalona reported vandalism to his 1986 Honda CRX that was parked behind the shop. The windshield was smashed in. It happened between Tuesday and Friday. The caller had no suspects. An officer responded for documentation.

Weapons violation

A caller Friday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported that someone donated items that they were not able to take in the store. An officer responded and seized the items.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday night at Tulip Avenue in Riverside requested a welfare check for a subject who posted something concerning on Facebook. Three officers responded. The subject was OK. The Facebook message was read incorrectly.

A caller Sunday morning at North Greene Street in Riverside requested a welfare check of her children. An officer responded. Everything was fine.

A caller Sunday night at D Avenue in Kalona requested a welfare check on a subject who did not show up to work that day. An officer responded, and the subject was accounted for. There was a scheduling problem.

All other theft

A caller Friday afternoon at 190th Street in Columbus Junction reported that someone stole his dog. An officer responded, and the caller was advised to contact the agency where his dog was located.

A caller Sunday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported that someone rummaged through his vehicle. Missing was a gun, model Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 with crimson sight, along with one loaded clip. An officer responded and received the serial number. The weapon was entered into the system as stolen.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night at Airport Road in Washington reported that he was locked out of his residence and told to get his belongings or they would be thrown out. The caller could not get into the residence when it was locked. An officer tried to call the caller. The PBX given was disconnected.

A caller Friday night at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported suspicious activity. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A call Saturday morning at Spruce Avenue in Brighton was an error in record.

A caller Saturday night at Forest Hill Road in Wellman reported a 16-year-old female out of control in the house. Two officers responded. The caller advised that she would take the juvenile to the hospital to be evaluated on Monday.

A caller Saturday night at F Avenue in Kalona reported a male and a female fighting, with a lot of banging noises. There was a child present. Three officers responded. The incident was verbal only.