News

July 6

Police log

Jail count

19 – Washington County Male Inmates

5 – Washington County Female Inmates

40 -- Out of County Contract Inmates

64 – TOTAL

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

Arrests

An officer reported being out on a vehicle stop after receiving a complaint of an erratic driver, Saturday morning at Highway 218 and Vine Avenue in Ainsworth. Michelle Bonita Nichols, 47, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on charges of OWI second offense, driving under suspension and open container.

An officer reported stopping a vehicle in the 2100 block of Highway 1 in Washington after receiving a report of a possible intoxicated driver, Saturday afternoon. Three additional officers also responded. A subject was transported to the jail for further testing. Alexander James Simpson, 22, of Fairfield, was arrested on charges of OWI, first offense, and no driver’s license. The vehicle was left secured at the scene for the owner to retrieve.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle at the casino, early Sunday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside. Henry Sorrell Barnes Jr., 30, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a charge of driving under suspension. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.

Traffic other

A caller Saturday morning at Ninth Avenue in Wellman reported a truck that had been parked in front of her mailbox since Wednesday night. An officer responded and spoke to the neighbors, who were going to get the vehicle moved. It did not go in reverse.

A caller Saturday night at North Highland Avenue in Washington reported trailers parked on the street, and believed they were against a city ordinance. An officer responded. Documentation was made for the time being. The officer was going to follow up with another officer about the trailers.

A caller early Sunday morning at A Avenue in Kalona reported that someone was driving a dune buggy through the trailer court. He had possibly been drinking. The dune buggy had no lights on it. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the problem.

Disabled vehicles

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Saturday night at Highway 1 in Washington. An officer added the vehicle to the system.

An officer reported a disabled semi after receiving a complaint that it was partially in the roadway, Saturday night at 220th Street and Highway 218 in Ainsworth. A mechanic was on the way from Cedar Rapids. Brakes were locked up on the tractor.

Fire calls

A caller reported a strong fire odor outside. The caller was unable to locate any flames but believed there was something on fire in the area. Two officers responded and made contact with a neighbor who was burning yard waste. He agreed to put out the fire.

Assault

A caller in the lobby reported an assault, Saturday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington. Two officers responded. A report will be filed.

DP & Q

A caller Saturday afternoon at East 15th Street in Washington reported loud music for the past couple of hours. An officer sat in the area and was unable to locate the music.

Public intoxication

A caller early Sunday morning at Sixth Avenue in Wellman reported two males and a female in the Wellman Elementary parking lot were sitting beside a white car. One male was possibly intoxicated, and they had been yelling loudly. A female left in the white car before a deputy’s arrival, and the male left on foot. The officer spoke with the second male involved, at his residence. The officer was unable to locate the subjects who had left.

Suspicious activity

A caller early Sunday morning reported that there were four subjects in his neighbor’s garage. One of them was then in the Fareway parking lot and another one was walking down the street. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the subjects.

Vandalism

A caller early Sunday morning at West Washington Street in Washington reported that her vehicle, a black Grand Prix, had been vandalized. There was a red and white substance all over it. An officer responded and spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday evening at West Monroe Street in Washington requested a welfare check on a subject having thoughts about harming themselves. Two officers responded. An officer transported the subject to the Washington County Hospital.

All other theft

A caller Saturday morning at East Second Street in Washington reported that his son wrecked a bicycle the previous day, and when he went back later to pick it up, it was gone. It was a maroon Mongoose 20-inch boys bike. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

All other offenses

A caller Saturday morning at Spruce Avenue and 230th Street in Ainsworth reported finding an old headstone on the bridge. An officer responded and made contact with a responsible party, who was going to be sure the headstone was returned to the appropriate cemetery.