News

July 9

Police log

Jail count

20 – Washington County Male Inmates

4 – Washington County Female Inmates

42 – Out of County Contract Inmates

66 – TOTAL

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

Arrests

Henry County Sheriff’s office reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Tuesday night at East Clay Street in Mt. Pleasant. John Edward Walling Jr., 42, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for probation violation revoke pretrial release supervision on an original charge of possession of controlled substance – marijuana, third or subsequent offense. Bond was $5,000 cash only; pickup 200 miles. A Washington County officer met with Henry County and transported the subject to the county jail. The paper service was served by the Washington County officer.

Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported that she struck a truck from behind and they left the scene. Damages exceeded $1,500. A state accident report will be filed. Moore’s responded and towed one vehicle.

A two-car accident with no injuries was reported, Tuesday night at Fourth Street and E Avenue in Kalona. Both subjects were moving cars to the side of the road. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Mackenzie Hope Beam, 19, of Wellman, and Kathy Ann Last, 54, of West Liberty. A state accident report was filed. Beam was cited for failure to obey a stop sign.

Burglary

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Second Street in Washington reported a stolen TV and sound bar. An officer spoke with the caller, who advised that he had already spoken with another officer regarding the incident.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported a male subject with a braided beard and wearing a black shirt that said “Canyon” was sitting out back on the curb asking for money and a ride. The store wanted him to move along. An officer responded and transported the subject to Olds.

Disorderly conduct

Officers were requested at the jail because of inmates’ being unruly, Tuesday evening at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Three officers responded and assisted. No charges were filed.

DP & Q

A caller Tuesday night at East Madison Street in Washington requested that an officer check on a party at a house on East Madison Street. Two officers responded. The subjects at the residence were told to keep the noise down.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch received a 911 call of a non-registered number, Tuesday night at East Madison Street in Washington. No one was speaking. Lots of people were screaming in the background. Two officers responded. The resident wanted a subject removed from the residence.

Illegal dumping

A caller Tuesday morning at West Main Street in Washington reported six black bags of trash by their locked dumpster. An officer responded and was going to attempt to make contact with the responsible party.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller reported harassment, Tuesday afternoon at Highway 22 in Kalona. An officer was attempting to make contact with the other party.

Public service/contacts

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 22 in Kalona reported being out with a subject walking. The subject was given a ride to Kalona.

Shoplifting

A caller early Wednesday morning at Highway 92 in Washington reported a shoplifter pulling out of the parking lot. An officer responded. The driver had left the vehicle and had run into a field. Three additional Washington County officers and Iowa State Patrol also responded.

Welfare check

A caller Tuesday night at North Ella Street in Riverside requested a welfare check on her 7-year-old daughter, who was at her scheduled visitation with her father. The child called the mother, crying. The child’s father then took the phone and hung up on the caller. An officer responded. The child was fine. The deputy planned to advise the caller.

All other theft

A caller Tuesday morning at East River Street in Riverside reported multiple items missing from her house. An officer responded. The report was unfounded.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Larch Avenue in Washington reported that subjects loaded their truck full of scrap metal and left. They were in a white Dodge Durango that had been spray-painted black, had a broken windshield and was pulling a trailer with a John Deere riding lawn mower. The subjects only had permission to take one load, but took more. An officer spoke with the caller and advised that theft charges would not be pursued. They had given the people permission to take items, then changed their minds. The officer was going to try to make contact with the other subjects and make them aware of the complaint to see if they would voluntarily return items.

All other offenses

A caller Tuesday night at West Second Street in Washington reported that a property owner had been cutting the grass and it was then in the street and in the caller’s driveway. An officer spoke with the property owners, who were going to go back with a leaf blower and take care of the problem.

A caller Tuesday night at East Madison Street in Washington reported that neighboring tenants were outside yelling, kids were beating up on other smaller kids, adults were yelling at kids and at other adults, and this was an ongoing issue. An officer responded and spoke with the subjects and made them aware of the complaint. They went inside. The officer also spoke with the caller and advised her to call back if it continued.