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July 11 police log

July 11

Jail count

22 – Washington County Male Inmates

3 – Washington County Female Inmates

42 – Out of County Contract Inmates

67 – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019: $603,190

Arrests

A deputy reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Thursday morning at E Avenue in Kalona. Kenneth Patrick Johnson, 31, of Riverside, was arrested on two Washington County warrants: the first warrant, for possession of controlled substance methamphetamine first offense; and the second warrant, for possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,300 cash only. The officer transported the subject to the Washington County Jail, and the warrant was cleared from the system.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop in the alley, Thursday afternoon at East Washington Street in Brighton. Melvin Eugene Snow, 60, of Brighton, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension second offense, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container, expired registration and no proof of insurance.

A caller early Friday morning at Highway 92 in Washington reported that he had a male subject in the front office for shoplifting. Two officers responded. Dakota John Kruse, 23, of Marengo, was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree theft.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at Highway 218 and 320th Street in Crawfordsville reported that a motorcycle had hit a deer. An ambulance, Crawfordsville Fire and QRS, a Washington Rescue unit and two Washington County officers all responded. The subject refused transport from the ambulance. The vehicle operator was Michael Shelledy, of Winfield. The motorcycle was going to stay on the scene until the driver could make arrangements. Damages amounted to more than $1,500. A state accident report will be filed.

A caller Thursday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle traffic accident involving a white van and a black Mustang, blocking traffic, but with no injuries. Two officers responded. A state accident report was filed. Moore’s towed one of the vehicles. Vehicle operators were Adrian Jon Stutzman and Jose Daniel Ramirez. Ramirez was cited for failure to yield.

A caller Thursday afternoon at First Street in Kalona reported a traffic accident involving two vehicles -- a Honda Civic and a Chrysler Town & Country van. There were no injuries, and traffic was not blocked. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Katie Ann Gingerich, 37, of Kalona, and Esther Coblentz, 80, of Kalona. Damages were less than $1,500. No report was filed. Information was exchanged.

A caller Thursday night at Fir Avenue in Brighton reported that her daughter called and told her she was in an accident, having rolled her vehicle on the Pleasant Plain Road just south of Highway 78. An officer responded. The driver was fine and was standing next to the car. The vehicle operator was a juvenile, of Brighton. A state accident report was filed. The driver was cited for no valid driver’s license. The vehicle was towed to Moore’s by Moore’s.

A caller Thursday night at 270th Street in Washington reported striking a utility pole with a pickup, and a guidewire came loose. The owner of the property across the road had already contacted Alliant, and the pole was fixed. An officer was advised and made contact with the caller. Documentation only was made for the time being.

A caller Thursday night at Highway 78 and Ivy Avenue in Brighton reported a car-vs.-deer accident with damage to his Nissan Versa. The deer was off the roadway, and the caller had made it home. An officer was advised for documentation.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in the ditch, early Friday morning at Highway 218 and Old White Way in Crawfordsville. The vehicle operator was Sara Marie Scholl. Moore’s responded and towed the vehicle. Documentation was made.

Traffic other

A caller Thursday morning at Locust Avenue in Wayland reported a white car in a field west of his residence that had been there for a couple of days. An officer spoke with the property owner. It was not his, and he did not know who owned it. Two officers responded and were unable to make contact with the registered owner. The property owner was advised that he could have it towed.

A caller Thursday morning at South 11th Avenue and East Madison Street in Washington reported a semi blocking the roadway, and vehicles could not get through. The semi had Indiana plates and “Dohrn” on the side. An officer responded and was unable to locate the semi in the roadway.

A caller Thursday afternoon at Pelican Drive in Kalona reported that a red car had been behind him since leaving Wellman. The driver kept going off onto the shoulder the entire way. The driver had pulled into the Sunset Hills subdivision and parked in a driveway of a newer home. An officer responded and spoke with a male juvenile subject, who admitted to being distracted. The deputy counseled the juvenile on tired driving.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported a disabled motorcycle, Thursday morning at Sockum Ridge Road and Spruce Avenue in Crawfordsville. It was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle in the ditch, early Friday morning at Highway 1 and Lexington Boulevard in Washington. An additional officer also responded. The vehicle was towed by Moore’s at the owner’s request. The vehicle operator was Kyle Letts.

Assault

A caller Thursday night at South Avenue B in Washington reported that the North Liberty coach assaulted the Washington coach. Two officers responded. An officer advised that no assault occurred, after speaking with the Washington coach.

Civil standby

A caller Friday morning at North Sixth Avenue in Washington requested a civil standby. Two officers responded and assisted.

Hang-up 911 calls

A caller early Friday morning at Third Street in Kalona reported a 911 open-line call. On third call, the caller advised that he did not feel safe where he was and was not able to talk, as someone was there. Two officers responded. The director was going to handle the situation.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Thursday morning at Coppock Road in Wayland reported harassment. An officer spoke to the subject, who advised that a female subject was messing with his Facebook. He had then changed the password. The information was documented.

A caller Thursday night at Cross Park Avenue in Iowa City reported being harassed. An officer spoke with all parties involved and advised them to stop harassing one another.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Thursday morning at Ivy Avenue in Keota reported a stolen 1978 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a Low Rider, black in color with custom paint on the gas tank of blue and red flames. Keys were left inside. The motorcycle was last seen June 24. The caller noticed it was missing on July 7. An officer spoke to the caller. A report will be filed. The license number was entered into the system. Vehicle identification information was provided.

Vandalism

A caller Thursday afternoon at South Third Avenue in Washington reported that two tires were vandalized on her white Chevrolet Suburban. The license number was provided. An officer responded. A report will be filed.

All other theft

A caller Thursday night at East Second Street in Washington reported that his son’s bicycle was stolen. It was a green Chaos NEXT with pegs in the front and back. An officer responded to the residence, and a picture was retrieved of the bike from a similar one.

All other offenses

A caller Thursday afternoon at Coppock Road in Washington reported that she had misplaced her passport and wanted to let the Communications Center know in case it was located. The caller was given the number to call to get another one. An officer was advised for documentation.

A caller early Friday morning at West Main Street in Washington reported a bicycle in the westbound lane. An officer responded. The bike was gone upon the officer’s arrival.