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July 12 police log

July 12

Jail count

22 – Washington County Male Inmates

3 – Washington County Female Inmates

45 – Out of County Contract Inmates

70 – Total

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

Arrests

A caller Friday morning at Juniper Avenue in Keota reported a suspicious vehicle parked east of Juniper near the mud road. A male and a female subject carrying a backpack walked away westbound. Three officers responded. A K-9 was requested and additional personnel responded. Reed Richard Walton, 24, of Mt. Pleasant, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension, interference with official acts, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and on a Washington County warrant for revoke pretrial release violation on original charge of second-degree theft, with bond set at $5,000 cash only. Walton was also wanted out of Mt. Pleasant for failure to appear probation revocation on original charge of first-degree theft, and a second warrant for failure to appear for trial on original charge of fifth-degree theft, with bond set at $16,000 cash only. A hold was placed for Henry County.

An officer reported being out with a wanted subject from Washington County, Friday morning at Highway 151 in Marion. Joshua Kenneth Conklin, 26, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of a no-contact order. Bond was $300 cash only. A detainer was placed with Linn County Jail. The subject bonded out and was given a court date of 9 a.m., July 18, 2019. The warrant was canceled from the system.

A caller Friday afternoon at East Second Street in Riverside reported that she needed an officer and an ambulance. Kevin Mark Kenneth Stoos, 33, of Riverside, was arrested on charges of domestic abuse impeding air/blood flow causing injury, domestic abuse assault without intent causing injury, and endangerment. A patient was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, arriving at 3:15 p.m.

A caller Friday afternoon at 320th Street in Crawfordsville reported that they had a subject who took a bench, a weight that held the basement door closed, and several other items. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer responded. A report was going to be filed. On Sunday, Sarah Elizabeth Alcorn, 26, of Marion, was arrested on charges of trespass greater than $300 damage, third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, and fifth-degree theft.

A caller Friday evening at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a subject currently in the jail who had a Washington County warrant. An officer responded. Matthew Mark Smith, 24, of Brighton, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for probation on original charge of possession of marijuana, second offense. Bond was $1,000 cash only. Smith was also wanted out of Johnson County for failure to appear for arraignment on possession of controlled substance. Bond was $2,000 cash or surety. A detainer was placed for Johnson County.

An officer reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Friday night at East Main Street in Washington. Christopher Nicholas Cameron, 26, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of assault with serious injury.

A caller Friday night at Melrose Avenue in Iowa City reported locating a subject wanted out of Washington County. LaJeryl Rechard Clay, 21, of North Liberty, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for initial appearance on an original charge of driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked. Bond was $300 cash only. A detainer was placed with Johnson County.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop at Sixth Street and First Avenue in Wellman, Friday morning. Trevor Ray Davis, 26, of Richland, was charged for driving while license under suspension first offense.

Traffic other

A caller Friday afternoon at 250th Street and Fir Avenue in Washington reported an abandoned black motorcycle on the shoulder. It had no license plates, and no one was around it. An officer responded. Moore’s responded and towed the motorcycle. The vehicle can be released to a valid driver when properly registered, with proof of valid insurance, upon payment of the tow bill and the owner’s speaking with the responding officer.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled semi, Friday morning at East Washington Street in Washington. The semi was taken to Wenger Truck Service.

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday night at Spruce Avenue and Highway 92 in Washington. The officer assisted the subjects in changing a flat tire. The subjects went back on the road.

Fire calls

Dispatch received a call from a subject who could smell something hot in the garage, Friday afternoon at Kiwi Avenue in Washington. Washington Fire Department responded.

A caller Friday night at Coppock Road in Washington reported that there was a couch on fire outside in the front yard. The Washington Fire Department responded and put the fire out. The fire had reached a power line, and the power company was dispatched to the residence.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday afternoon at East Madison Street in Washington reported two dogs that were outside in a kennel each day from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with no food, no water, and no covering. An officer responded. The kennel was too small for the dogs, and the owner was advised to enlarge it according to the ordinance. The dogs had food and water.

Burglary

A caller Friday evening at East Second Street in Washington reported that their apartment was burglarized. An officer responded. A report will be filed. A television set was entered into the system with its serial number.

DP & Q

A caller Friday night at Sixth Street in Wellman reported fireworks in the area. Three officers responded. They were advised of the ordinance and shut down their fireworks.

Fraud

A caller Friday afternoon at East Second Street in Washington reported that their sister received a scam phone call and had given them her personal information. An officer spoke with the caller. No money was taken. The incident was documented.

Hang-up 911 calls

A hang-up 911 call was reported with a female who spoke but ended the call, Friday night at West Monroe Street in Washington. On callback, an address was obtained and the caller ended the call. Upon officers’ arrival, a female was located at the entrance with difficulty breathing. Two officers and a Washington County ambulance responded. The ambulance transported the subject to the Washington County Hospital, arrived at 12:23 a.m.

Public service/contacts

A caller Friday night at South Farmer Street in Brighton reported that he couldn’t grab his medicine that was dropped off down the front steps. An officer responded and assisted the subject.

Vandalism

A caller Friday morning at C Avenue in Kalona reported that some youngsters threw ice cream on the bushes outside the library the previous night. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the parents, who would be covering the cost of having it cleaned up.

A caller Friday morning at Seventh Avenue in Wellman reported a subject who had been coming onto his property and he did not want her there. An officer had served the other subject with a no-trespass order. on Thursday.

Dispatch received a report, Friday afternoon, that a building east of the grain bins on North Sixth Avenue in Washington had graffiti on it. The caller requested an officer. An officer responded. The information was documented.

A caller Friday evening at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that the glass door was damaged. An officer responded. A worker was aware of the damage. If vandalism were located, they planned to call.

Welfare check

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 92 in Washington reported a dog locked in a car in the business parking lot. An officer responded. The windows were down, and there was a person sitting with the dog inside the car.

All other theft

A caller Friday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $20. An officer responded to the possible vehicle owner’s residence. Contact was made with the owner’s wife, who would contact their husband to return and pay. The business personnel confirmed that they did return and pay for their gas.

A caller Friday evening at South Seventh Avenue in Washington reported that his red Pontiac had been stolen from his friend’s property by their landlord. An officer made contact with the caller’s friend, who advised he had it towed and lied to the caller by saying the landlord towed it. The caller was advised of the location of the vehicle.

All other offenses

A caller Friday afternoon at West Van Buren Street in Washington reported a boys’ green bicycle abandoned under a tree. An officer responded. The bicycle had been reported stolen from East Second Street, and was returned to the owner.

A caller Friday night at A Avenue in Kalona reported that someone was hacking their friend’s phone repeatedly. Two officers responded. The caller was provided their options.

A caller Friday night at Parkside Estates Road in Washington reported that a juvenile was in the hospital with wounds from needles he found. An officer responded and located the needles, which were unused, capped, and new from a box. The subject had been sent to the University for exposure treatment in case the needles were used.

A caller Friday night at D Avenue in Kalona reported youngsters playing at the cemetery. Two officers responded but were unable to locate anyone.

A caller reported an issue, early Saturday morning at North Avenue B in Washington. An officer advised that the caller had seen a suspicious vehicle and a subject walking through yards. The officer checked the area.

A caller early Saturday morning at West 17th Street in Washington reported hearing a woman screaming. Two officers responded. The incident was verbal only. The subject was going to cool down before going back inside.