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Police log

July 16, 2019

Jail count

N/A – Washington County Male Inmates

N/A – Washington County Female Inmates

N/A – Out of County Contract Inmates

N/A – TOTAL

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

Arrests

An officer reported having a warrant for a subject currently in the Linn County Jail, Tuesday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. The warrant was entered into the system. William Braxton McCarroll, 24, of Ottumwa, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for probation violation on an original charge of operating a vehicle without consent. Bond was $5,000 cash only. A detainer was placed with Linn County Jail.

Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Highway 1 in Washington reported that her vehicle was hit while parked at the fairgrounds. The other vehicle was still there. There was damage to the rear driver side corner panel. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Shaina Gearhart, of West Chester, and Eileen Moeller, of Washington. Drivers’ information was exchanged. The incident was documented.

A caller Tuesday night at E Avenue in Kalona reported that she hit a hole in the business parking lot with her Hyundai Elantra and bottomed out. An officer spoke with the caller. The incident occurred on private property. Information was exchanged. Earl’s was contacted to tow the vehicle to Iowa City.

A caller Tuesday night at Dogwood Avenue and 310th Street in Brighton reported hitting a deer. The vehicle was drivable and there were no injuries. An officer was advised for documentation.

A caller Tuesday night at East Washington Street and South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident involving a Prius and an SUV. Vehicle operators were Aaron Randall, of Washington, and Jerry Flory, of Washington. Damages to vehicles exceeded $1,500. Both vehicles were towed by Moore’s. A state accident report will be filed. Flory was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

Traffic other

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Main Street in Washington reported a black car parked on the sidewalk. The caller called back in and advised that the vehicle was blocking a sidewalk to the apartment building on private property. The caller was advised to contact his landlord.

Disabled vehicles

A caller early Wednesday morning at Highway 92 in Washington reported hitting a piece of metal lying in the roadway on Highway 92 between Washington and West Chester. Her vehicle was disabled, and she had arranged for a private tow. The caller requested documentation.

Animal complaint

A caller Tuesday morning at West Fountain Street in Brighton reported a dead deer in his yard. An officer responded. The deer was removed.

Burglary

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Highway 92 in West Chester requested to speak to a deputy in reference to a theft of items from the residence. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Sixth Street in Wellman reported that their blue 15-foot extension ladder was stolen. There were no suspects. The caller was requesting documentation. An officer was advised. The information was documented.

Fraud

A caller Tuesday evening at F Circle in Kalona requested to speak to an officer after receiving a scam phone call and their having the caller’s personal information. An officer spoke with the caller. The call was documented.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch received several 911 calls from a cellphone with a small child on the other end. Two officers made contact at the residence, and everything was fine.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Tuesday morning at West Adams Street in Washington reported being threatened by a female in a neighboring apartment. An officer responded and spoke with both parties. The report was unfounded.

Public intoxication

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported two male subjects who were intoxicated and causing problems. They were standing outside and knocked over a sign. An officer responded. The subjects received a ride from Uber.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Tuesday morning at North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that the 2-year-old neighbor boy was in their fenced-in backyard. The caller attempted to make contact with the father, and there was no answer at the door. Later the father came outside and retrieved his son. An officer responded and spoke with the father. DHS will be contacted, and a report will be filed.

Sexual child abuse

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported a sexual child abuse case. A report will be filed.

Shoplifting

A caller early Wednesday morning at Highway 92 in Washington requested an officer for shoplifters in the store. Two officers responded. A report was filed.

Suspicious activity

A caller Tuesday afternoon at 305th Street in Washington reported a suspicious silver Honda parked east of the hog confinement, in the trees. An officer made contact with the registered owner, who advised that her son had the vehicle and he was in the timber. They would contact him and make sure he was OK.

Trespass

A caller Tuesday night at Milwaukee Avenue in Ainsworth reported that his neighbor was trespassing on his property, and requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with both parties. Documentation was made.

Welfare check

AAA reported Tuesday night that they had a client who had been on the northbound side of Highway 218 for three hours, since 4 p.m., at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth. He was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla, black in color. The caller requested a welfare check on him. An officer checked Highway 218 from Ainsworth to Riverside and was unable to locate the subject.

All other theft

A caller Tuesday afternoon at North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a red antique 2-gallon gas can was taken from her garage. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller Tuesday evening at West Washington Street in Brighton reported that gas was siphoned out of a vehicle and a boat, and a gas tank was taken, as well as the gas lines. An officer spoke with the caller. She was going to put up cameras. The information was documented.