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June 3, 2019

Police log

June 3

Police Log

Jail count

15 – Washington County Male Inmates

4 – Washington County Female Inmates

47 – Out of County Contract Inmates

66 – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to April 30, 2019: $525,110

Arrests

Washington County Jail reported a subject in the lobby wanted out of Washington County, Monday night at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Torey Lance Dickerson, 33, of Iowa City, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for mittimus on the original charge of gathering where marijuana was used. There was no bond; the subject must serve one day, 10 hours and four minutes.

Traffic accident

A caller Monday morning at East Jefferson Street and South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported being involved in an accident. There were no injuries, and the roadway was not blocked. She was unable to open her door. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Joyce Peiffer-Smith, of Washington, and Connie Wagner, of Washington. Moore’s towed one vehicle. Information was exchanged. Wagner was cited for failure to obey stop sign.

A caller Monday night at South Iowa Avenue and East Van Buren Street in Washington reported being involved in a hit-and-run accident. The caller was able to get the license plate number of the suspect. An officer responded and spoke with the caller. An officer advised that he would speak with the other driver the next day when the subject was at home.

A caller early Tuesday morning at Highway 1 in Washington reported that a vehicle came off a side road and hit the front corner of his vehicle and left southbound. There were no injuries. An officer responded. This was actually a car-vs.-deer accident. The subject was given the Call for Service number and was advised to pick up a state accident report to fill out. Documentation was made for insurance purposes. The vehicle was going to remain at that location and be privately towed later in the morning. The vehicle operator was Andrew Venenga.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled semi, early Tuesday morning at Highway 218 in Riverside. The semi was going to be at that location until later in the morning, at least 8 a.m.

Fire calls

A caller Monday morning at Highway 1 in Washington reported a wire down in a driveway, and it was sparking. Brighton Fire, an officer, and Alliant Energy all responded. The issue was resolved.

Animal complaint

A caller Monday morning at East Main Street in Washington reported two pitbulls in her yard. She believed they belonged to the neighbors behind her residence. An officer responded. The dog catcher also responded to pick up one dog that was fighting with the other dog at the residence.

A caller Monday afternoon at East Madison Street in Washington reported dogs barking and tied out all day with no food or water. An officer responded. A neighbor gave the dogs water. No one was home. An officer left a door hanger for the owners to call in.

Assault

A caller Monday afternoon at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that her son was assaulted by another child at the school that day and had injuries. An officer spoke with the caller. The report is under investigation. The officer planned to check with the school the next day.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Monday night at A Avenue in Kalona reported needing help catching his nephew running between C and B avenues. An officer responded. The juvenile was located and taken back to his mother.

A caller Monday night at East Madison Street in Washington reported a male and a female who were yelling and walking northbound. Description was unknown. Two officers responded and located a male and a female who were in a verbal argument. The subjects were calmed down.

A caller Monday night at South Avenue C in Washington reported a verbal altercation between a father and a daughter. Two officers responded. The subjects were separated for the night.

Welfare check

A welfare check was reported on children in a 2011 GMC Savana who hit the OnStar button, Monday evening at Keokuk Washington Road in Keota. An officer responded and spoke with the parents. The children were playing around in the vehicle and hit the button. Everything was fine.

All other offenses

A caller Monday night at North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that her 13-year-old son was throwing rocks and sticks at people. She could not control him. An officer responded. The juvenile calmed down and went back into the residence.