News

June 10, 2019

Police log

Jail count

18 – Washington County Male Inmates

6 – Washington County Female Inmates

38 – Out of County Contract Inmates

62 – TOTAL

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

Arrests

A caller Monday morning at First Street in Kalona reported a warrant arrest by Cedar Rapids Police Department; however, the subject would be going to the Linn County Jail on another warrant. Nicole Faye Baker, 33, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested, with a detainer placed, on a Washington County warrant for mittimus on an original charge of OWI second offense. There was no bond; the subject must serve the remaining six days, 22 hours and 12 minutes. Extradition arrangements will be made when she has satisfied her time in Linn County Jail.

A caller Monday night at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that someone used her money from a machine. The caller was arguing with several subjects while on the phone. The casino called in a few minutes later, requesting assistance with the female because she was causing a disruption. Marie Genelle Wiseman, 29, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on charges of public intoxication first offense, and driving while revoked seventh offense.

A caller Monday night at Highway 92 in Washington reported that shoplifters were in the store. The caller then called back and advised that the subjects left in a black Ford Fusion and were last seen going eastbound on Highway 92. An officer stopped the vehicle east of the caller’s address. An additional officer also responded. The officers and the subjects went back to the store to speak with the employee. Theresa Jo Oberkiser, 37, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree theft.

Traffic accident

A caller Monday morning at 250th Street in Washington reported that a vehicle had gone into a deep ditch. Occupants were not injured. The vehicle operator was Robert Eugene Lenninger, of Winterset. A state accident report was completed. No citations were issued. Moore’s responded to tow the vehicle, to be released upon payment of the tow bill.

Numerous callers reported a Dodge passenger car that crossed the center line in front of a semi, Monday afternoon at Highway 92 in Washington. Five Washington County officers, two Iowa State Patrol officers, two Washington County ambulances, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire Department, Washington Fire Department, Washington County Rescue, and AirCare responded. AirCare and one ambulance were disregarded by the other ambulance personnel. The ambulance transported one patient to the University of Iowa Hospitals, arriving at 4:34 p.m. Moore’s responded and towed the passenger car. An Iowa State Patrol officer is handling the accident.

A caller Monday night at East Second Street in Riverside reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. The vehicles, a TrailBlazer and a Ford truck, were off the roadway. An officer responded and was going to be filing a state accident report. Vehicle operators were William Hall and Kathryn Spenner.

A caller Monday night at Highway 218 and 175th Street in Riverside reported hitting a deer on Highway 218. The air bags had deployed, and they would like medical units to evaluate them. There was no trap. Two Washington County officers, an ambulance, Riverside Fire and Riverside QRS responded. An officer disregarded Riverside Fire, Riverside QRS and the ambulance because the occupants refused medical attention. Moore’s responded and removed the vehicle.

A caller early Tuesday morning at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that someone hit his vehicle the previous night in Kalona. The subject left her name and insurance company information. The accident happened on private property. The caller had damage to his driver side rear bumper and taillight. An officer was advised. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. The caller was advised to fill out a state accident report if the damage was more than $1,500.

Traffic other

A caller Monday morning at Highway 1 in Kalona reported a subject making numerous bad passes in the northbound lane of Highway 1 in Washington County into Johnson County. The caller provided the license plate number and said the operator almost caused two accidents passing in no-passing zones. An officer spoke with the operator by phone. She denied making passes in no-passing zones and felt that they were safe passes. She was counseled and made aware of the complaint.

A caller Monday afternoon at West Tyler Street in Washington reported an improperly parked semi at West Tyler. An officer responded, and the semi was removed.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 218 and 287th Street in Crawfordsville reported an elderly female in a silver Chrysler 200 ran out of gas. She was on the northbound side of the road. An Iowa State Patrol officer responded and assisted.

Disabled vehicles

A deputy reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Monday night at 287th Street and Highway 218 in Crawfordsville. The officer requested that Moore’s tow the vehicle because it was parked in the middle of the intersection. Moore’s was disregarded before arriving. The vehicle owner returned with gas.

Fire calls

A caller Monday afternoon at Orange Avenue in Kalona reported that their hog shed was on fire. There were no hogs inside. There were two other sheds nearby. Kalona Fire and QRS, Riverside Fire, Washington Fire, and Eastern Iowa Electric responded. An ambulance was en route and was disregarded by Kalona Fire. Kalona Fire advised upon arrival that one other shed along with the hog shed was also on fire. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Monday evening at Highway 92 and Spruce Avenue in Washington reported that a blue truck had tires on fire. The tires were removed from the truck. An Ainsworth Fire Department member was on scene and advised that the fire had been extinguished. Washington Fire was disregarded. An officer responded. The subject had changed their tire and was on their way.

Animal complaint

A caller reported animal neglect, Monday morning at North Fourth Avenue in Washington. An officer spoke with the caller and planned to check on the dog.

A caller Monday morning at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported a German shepherd puppy locked in a green car. An officer responded and made contact with the vehicle. The owners were leaving the bank as he was arriving.

A caller Monday afternoon at East Madison Street in Washington reported three dogs barking in the backyard. They had no food, water or shelter. An officer responded. The dogs did have food and water.

A caller Monday afternoon at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a dog at a residence had been howling and yelping all day, had no water, and was tangled up. An officer responded. There was no answer at the residence. Contact was made with the dog owner, and she was made aware of the tether law. She was going to respond and take care of it.

A caller Monday night at Highway 22 in Kalona reported an incident that occurred the previous night with his brother-in-law and his dog. An officer spoke with both parties. Documentation was made.

Burglary

A caller Monday night at North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that the concession stand was broken into. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

Civil standby

A caller Monday morning at West Madison Street in Washington requested a civil standby to retrieve a vehicle that was being serviced. An officer responded. The owner received his vehicle with the understanding that the warranty was being voided.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Monday afternoon at East Third Street in Washington reported that her neighbor threw a glass at her vehicle. An officer responded and attempted to make contact with the suspect. The officer will have pending charges for the subject for criminal mischief.

Hang-up 911 calls

A 911 hang-up call was reported, Monday night at Airport Road in Washington. An officer responded and spoke with a subject who advised it was a misdial. There was no emergency.

Suspicious activity

A caller early Tuesday morning at North Greene Street in Riverside reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. An officer responded and spoke with the subjects in the vehicle. They were collecting pop cans. There was no problem.

Trespass

A caller Monday night at Larch Avenue in Washington reported that their brother was on the property with a baseball bat, attempting to damage a vehicle. No damage was done by the brother. An officer spoke with the caller. They were advised to contact the mother to call in her complaint. Documentation was made.

Welfare check

A caller Monday morning at West Monroe Street in Washington requested a welfare check at the residence. An officer advised that everyone was fine at the residence.

All other theft

A caller Monday morning at 13th Street in Wellman reported a theft. An officer responded. The report is under investigation.

All other offenses

A caller Monday morning at West Second Street in Washington reported a problem with a male subject at the business, who was causing problems and would not leave. He believed someone had taken something from him. An officer responded. The subject was banned from the business for 24 hours.

A caller Monday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a violation of a no-contact order. The subject tried to add the caller on social media and sent her a message on social media. An officer spoke with the caller, and planned to forward the information to the county attorney. Documentation was made for the time being.

A caller Monday night at East Second Street in Washington reported that there were four or five children shooting Nerf Ball guns at vehicles passing by. An officer responded and spoke with the juveniles and their parents about the issue. Dispatch received a second call a short while later advising that the juveniles were out in the roadway. One was sitting in the roadway on a skateboard. The officer responded again and spoke with the juveniles about staying out of the road.