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Police log

Jail count

17 – Washington County Male Inmates

3 – Washington County Female Inmates

50 – 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

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Highway 92 in Washington reported that two male subjects just walked out of the store with a case of beer, and left in a tan Buick Century. The caller provided the license plate number. An officer responded. Mark Allen Staley, 54, homeless, was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree theft.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported that a male subject attempted to get into her vehicle and force her out of it. He was described as a white male with a full beard and wearing a black hat, with a case of beer and a large black trash bag full of cans. Two officers responded. Mark Allen Staley, 54, homeless, was arrested for car burglary.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop at East Seventh Street in Washington. An additional officer also responded. Jason Michael Nichols, 25, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance – marijuana second offense. Bond was $1,000 cash only. The warrant was cleared from the system.

Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth reported that he hit a deer with his black 2012 Nissan Altima. He was having some neck pain but did not want medical attention. Air bags were deployed. An officer responded. The subject was given a state accident report to fill out, and his insurance company was arranging a tow. Documentation was made. The vehicle operator was Lewis Jones.

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 22 in Wellman reported a white S-10 had driven off the roadway west of Wellman. No one was injured. An officer responded. The vehicle operator was Chase Matthew Von Lienen, of North Liberty. There was no damage to the vehicle. The operator had help coming to assist him.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Enterprise Drive and Highway 22 in Riverside reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. The roadway was not blocked. Vehicle operators were Savanna Van Nevel, of Iowa City, and Dean Sieren, of Keota. The accident occurred on the southbound off-ramp to Highway 22. Damage to vehicles was less than $1,500, and drivers’ information was exchanged.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, early Wednesday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside. The driver was going to leave the vehicle and planned to pick it up later on Wednesday. The vehicle was added to the system.

Fraud

A caller early Wednesday morning at Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported that a subject tried to pay with a fraudulent $100 bill. The subject left in a silver Dodge Stratus, and partial license plate identification was provided. An officer advised that the store was going to review the surveillance tape later on Wednesday morning.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Tuesday morning at South Avenue D in Washington reported being harassed by two female subjects on Facebook. An officer responded. It was a civil issue.

Stolen property

A caller Tuesday morning at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that he had two TVs, a soundbar and a grill stolen from the property. A neighbor saw a white pickup come to the residence and take the grill. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

Suspicious activity

A caller Tuesday morning at Fifth Street in Kalona reported a vehicle parked in front of the store. No one was in the vehicle, which had no license plates. It was an older model Oldsmobile, gray with a red stripe. An officer responded. The vehicle left before the officer arrived.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported subjects in two vehicles in a parking lot who were acting suspicious. The subjects left heading eastbound on Madison Street. Documentation was made.

A caller Tuesday night at West Second Street in Washington reported that a white car had been sitting in the St. James parking lot for some time. It appeared that they were lighting something inside. The caller requested an officer. An officer responded and was unable to locate the car or the subjects.

A caller Tuesday night at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported subjects talking outside of her door, where no one was supposed to be. City units responded. Subjects were walking by and talking. Everything was fine, and the caller was advised.

All other offenses

An officer reported being out with a subject walking on Highway 92, Tuesday morning at Spruce Avenue and Highway 92 in Washington. The officer provided the subject a ride into Washington.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Main Street in Washington reported finding a suspicious residue on a countertop while cleaning out an empty apartment. An officer responded. The report was unfounded.

A caller Tuesday night at South Iowa Avenue and East Madison Street in Washington reported a stoplight problem. An officer responded and checked the lights. One red light was burned out. The light was going to be fixed on Wednesday morning.

A caller early Wednesday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that she let a female subject stay the night on Monday night, and they told her to leave the residence the next night. The subject was then sitting across the street from the residence. The caller requested that a deputy speak with her. An officer responded. The subject was given a ride to Hometown Inn & Suites in Washington.