Police log

Jail count

Males – N/A

Females – N/A

Work release – N/A

Special needs – N/A

Contract inmates – N/A

Treatment – N/A

Holding – N/A

Other facility – N/A

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An officer reported locating a subject with a Washington County warrant, early Thursday morning at Melrose Avenue in Iowa City. Brandon Dean Eckrich, 37, of North Liberty, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of second-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Bond was $5,000 cash only; extradition/200-mile radius. A Washington County officer met Johnson County at the county line and transported the subject to the Washington County Jail. Eckrich also had a warrant through Cerro Gordo County for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of operating vehicle without owner’s consent, and possession of controlled substance – marijuana second offense; bond was $3,000 cash or surety. A detainer was placed, and extradition arrangements will be made.

Traffic accident

A caller Wednesday night requested Kalona QRS and fire for a vehicle-vs.-tractor accident with unknown injuries, at Angle Road S.W. and Derby Avenue S.W. in Kalona. Kalona QRS and Kalona Fire responded to assist Johnson County units.

A caller Wednesday night at 250th Street in Washington reported hitting a deer that was still alive and lying in the north ditch. An officer responded and was unable to locate the animal.

Traffic other

A conservation officer reported being out with a vehicle and a walking female, possibly a domestic situation, Wednesday afternoon at Highway 1 in Brighton. There was no problem. They were dealing with a child issue.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Wednesday evening at Highway 218 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported that a small silver hybrid-type vehicle tried to turn around through the median on Highway 218 north of Highway 22, and was then stuck. The subject had already called for a private tow. Documentation was made.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle that was possibly on fire, Wednesday night at South Fourth Avenue and East Washington Street in Washington. There was no fire. The vehicle had been smoking a lot when the driver accelerated.

Animal complaint

A caller Wednesday morning at Highway 1 in Washington requested a deer tag. A deer tag was issued by an officer to Michelle Glatch, of Washington.

A caller Wednesday morning at East Washington Street in Washington was bitten by a dog from the residence. The dog owner was Steven D. Downs, of Washington. It was unknown at that time if the dog was updated on shots.

A caller reported a subject in the E.R. with a dog bite, Wednesday afternoon at East Third Street in Washington. An officer responded. The dog was 2 months old and was not required to have vaccinations. The incident was documented.

Civil standby

A caller Wednesday morning at Larch Avenue in Washington requested an officer for a civil standby to retrieve some clothing. An officer responded. A civil standby was completed.

DP & Q

Loud music was reported coming from a detached garage, Wednesday afternoon at Ninth Avenue in Wellman. An officer responded. The subject advised that he would keep it down.


A caller Wednesday afternoon at East Main Street in Washington reported a fraud on a customer’s account. An officer responded and spoke with the subjects involved. They were making arrangements to pay back the money owed to the bank. The situation was documented.


A caller Wednesday afternoon at East Sycamore Street in Riverside requested to speak to a deputy in reference to harassment. An officer responded. The caller felt that some of the messages the suspect sent to their children were threatening. An officer spoke with the suspect and advised him that these conversations needed to stop. Additional harassment or threats could result in harassment charges being filed.

A caller Wednesday evening at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported a subject violating a no-contact order. An officer responded and spoke to all parties involved.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Wednesday afternoon at West Second Street in Washington requested to speak with an officer about running away from home. An officer responded and spoke with the juvenile subject. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Wednesday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a female student just left the school and needed to be returned. Her clothing description was given. An officer located her at East Washington Street and returned the student to the school, and then returned her to home.

A caller Wednesday night at East Second Street in Washington reported finding a suspicious weapon. An officer responded and retrieved the weapon.

A caller early Thursday morning at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that they could hear a male and a female fighting. Items were being thrown and breaking. An officer responded. The incident was verbal only. Subjects did break some items, but there was no physical altercation.