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Jail count

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Arrests

An officer reported suspicious activity Friday morning on Prospect Place in Washington. Santiago Ramirez Reyes, 31, of Washington, was arrested for trespass

A Mt. Pleasant officer reported that they had a subject in custody who was wanted on a Washington County warrant. Rogelio Villa Ruiz, 33, of Wayland, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for pretrial conference on operating while under the influence first offense. Bond was $1,000 cash only. The subject was transported to the Washington County Jail.

An officer reported there was a subject in the lobby to turn himself in on a warrant, Friday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Adam Richard Hotchkiss, 33, of Wayland, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of possession of controlled substance second offense. Bond was $2,000 cash only. The warrant was canceled from the system.

The Washington County Jail reported a subject in the lobby wanted on a Washington County warrant, Friday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Rene Osvald Calderon Guijarro, 22, of Fredonia, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for violation of probation. Bond was $2,000 cash only. The warrant and paper service were served by an officer.

A caller reported two male subjects fighting, Friday night at West Main Street in Washington. One male fled on foot upon officers’ arrival and was detained in the alleyway. Nathaniel A. Tallent-Jenkins, 25, of Birmingham, was arrested on charges of public intoxication first offense, interference with official acts, and assault.

A caller Friday night at Nutmeg Avenue in Washington reported that a vehicle had rolled and the occupant was out of the vehicle. There were no injuries. Three officers responded. Earl Leroy Hoback, 37, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension sixth offense, and failure to maintain control.

An officer reported being out on a vehicle stop, Saturday morning on Highway 92 in Ainsworth. The officer reported doing a non-consent search on the vehicle. An additional officer also responded. Zachary Martin Tripplett, 20, of Washington, was arrested on charges of controlled substance – marijuana first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer reported being at a residence attempting to locate a subject wanted out of Washington County, Sunday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington. Taylor Gwendolyn Anne Evans, 25, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree theft. Bond was $1,000 cash only. The warrant was cleared from the system.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington reported a deer accident involving her gold Nissan Pathfinder. An officer responded for insurance purposes. State Roads advised of the dead deer south of the intersection.

A caller Friday morning at 170th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside reported hitting a raccoon with his vehicle. It had happened at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday. His vehicle, a 2016 Dodge Caravan, was damaged. The incident was documented for insurance purposes.

A caller Saturday morning on Highway 22 in Riverside reported that he hit a deer in his silver Ford Edge. There were no injuries. The vehicle was drivable. The deer was still alive and on the side of the roadway. The vehicle was operated by Kevin Kral. An officer responded and gave the driver a state accident report to fill out. The accident was documented for insurance purposes.

A caller Saturday night on Highway 1 in Brighton reported hitting a deer on Highway 1 north of Brighton. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was drivable. An officer was advised. The caller was advised to fill out a state accident report if the damage was more than $1,500. The information was documented.

A caller Sunday night at Ginkgo Avenue in Washington reported hitting a deer on Ginkgo Avenue 2 miles north of Highway 92. The vehicle was drivable, but the deer was still alive on the shoulder. An officer responded and made the deer final. Documentation was made.

Johnson County reported early Monday morning that their deputies were in a pursuit with a vehicle going southbound on Vine Avenue that had wrecked at Vine Avenue and 116th Circle. Two Washington County officers, officers, an ambulance, Riverside Fire and QRS responded along with Johnson County deputies. The ambulance transported one subject to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, arriving at 1:24 a.m. Damages amounted to more than $1,500. A state accident report will be filed. Earl’s towed the vehicle to Earl’s. Condition of release is that the tow bill be paid.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Sunday afternoon at 250th Street and Ginkgo Avenue in Washington, in reference to a complaint of subjects throwing beer cans out the window. Harold James McDaniel, of Washington, was cited for open container. Clae Alan Lloyd, of Washington, was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age first offense; charges are pending DCI Lab results for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance. A juvenile was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age, and his mother came and picked him up from the scene.

Traffic other

A caller Thursday morning at Circle Drive and South Sixth Avenue in Washington reported a gray truck parked for several weeks on Circle Drive near the hospital. “Corn Fed Beast” was written across the windshield and toolbox in back. The tires were chalked. An officer planned to check back on Saturday.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with an occupied RV, Friday night on Highway 22 east of the Travel Mart. The occupants were waiting at the Travel Mart, as it might be a few hours before AAA arrived. They were advised to call when the towing company arrived for traffic control if needed.

An officer reported being out with two vehicles, Saturday morning at 250th Street and Juniper Avenue in Washington. One vehicle was broken-down, and the other subject was there to assist. They were going to be on their way shortly.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle along the roadway west of Marr Park, Saturday morning on Highway 92 in Ainsworth. The vehicle was added to Mach.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Sunday afternoon at Highway 1 and 290th Street in Washington. The subject was having issues with a tire.

Fire calls

A caller Friday evening at East Hickory Street and St. Mary’s Street in Riverside reported a possible fire after a lightning strike. They were not able to confirm if there was a fire but could see smoke. Riverside Fire Department and an officer responded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Friday night at Main Street in Kalona reported that just north of the house, a tree was struck by lightning and had a small fire. An officer and Kalona Fire responded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday morning at 180th Street in Keota reported that the house smelled like smoke and alarms were going off. No flames were visible. It was on the main floor. Keota Fire, Keota QRS and an officer all responded and checked the residence. There was no fire.

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported that their house was on fire. Three officers and Washington Fire Department responded. The house was not on fire. There was a bag of trash burning behind the residence.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday afternoon at Poplar Boulevard in Riverside reported that the neighbor’s pitbull was on the property again and they had to walk it back. An officer spoke with the caller, who only wanted documentation for the time being. She was advised to call next time when it was loose, and officers could respond.

A caller Saturday afternoon at North Avenue D in Washington reported a very large brown pitbull with no collar, walking around in the street. The caller requested an officer. An officer caught the dog, and the dog catcher was contacted to take the dog to the pound. The owner needs to have proof of vaccinations.

A caller Saturday afternoon at North Third Avenue in Washington reported that his neighbor had been bringing their dog into his yard and letting them defecate. An officer responded, and the dog owner was not home. The officer spoke with them over the phone, and they were advised not to allow their dogs into the caller’s yard. Documentation was made.

Civil dispute

A caller Saturday afternoon on Highway 1 in Kalona reported the theft of a vehicle. The caller let her brother borrow it and then wanted it returned. An officer spoke with the caller. The incident was a civil matter.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with three male juveniles at Walmart, early Saturday morning on Highway 92 in Washington. An officer transported the juveniles to the Police Department. An additional officer also assisted. Three male juveniles were given written warnings for curfew and released to their parents.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that a subject had been sleeping in the dining room area for four has. He had been asked to move on but he had not. An officer responded. The subject was transported to Hills.

Disorderly conduct

An officer reported being out at the jail with an inmate causing problems, Friday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Charges were filed on Jason Phillip Floyd, of Washington, for assault on a police officer, third offense, and interference with official acts.

A caller Sunday morning at 190th Street in Ainsworth reported that he had a subject at his residence who was causing problems. The subject was transported to his residence. The problem resolved.

DP & Q

A caller Friday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that a subject was playing music very loudly inside his apartment. There was no loud music upon the officer’s arrival. No one would come to the door. The caller called back and advised that they turned the music up again. The officer returned and did not hear loud music. The apartment was dark, and no one came to the door.

A caller Friday night at Ninth Avenue in Wellman reported that the household north of him was playing loud music. It was possibly the house on the corner. An officer responded. Upon the officer’s arrival, the music was turned down.

A caller Saturday night at 13th Street in Wellman reported fireworks. An officer responded and was unable to locate the fireworks.

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Friday morning at East Second Street in Riverside reported finding some items after an eviction. An officer responded and was going to dispose of the items.

Fraud

A caller Friday morning at Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported that Freeman Foods had received bad checks totaling more than $500. They had been served the 10-day notice. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller. A report will be filed. Charges are pending.

A caller Friday afternoon at Vine Avenue in Crawfordsville reported fraudulent use of his wife’s information for a store credit card. An officer spoke with the caller. They were not out money, and their bank was aware of the situation. Documentation was made.

Hang-up 911 calls

Dispatch reported receiving a hang-up 911 call from a residence. Upon calling back, there was no answer or answering machine. An officer spoke with an adult at the residence. One of the youngsters was playing on the phone.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday night at Seventh Street in Kalona reported that a subject had threatened him and was then at the residence. Two officers responded. This was a disagreement between roommates. Parties were separated for the night.

A caller Sunday evening at North Avenue B in Washington reported receiving harassing and threatening messages. An officer spoke with the subject sending the messages. They were advised to cease the harassing and threatening messages. Documentation was made.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Saturday night at North Marion Avenue reported a missing juvenile. An officer responded. The caller filled out a Guarantee of Transport. The juvenile was possibly en route to Muscatine. The juvenile was entered as missing.

A caller Sunday morning at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that the missing juvenile came home but seemed to be impaired, and requested an officer. An officer spoke with the caller and the mother. The information was documented.

Sex offender

A new sex offender registration was reported, Friday afternoon at West Jefferson Street in Washington. The subject was a Washington resident.

Shoplifting

A caller Friday afternoon on Highway 92 in Washington requested to speak to an officer in reference to a shoplifter. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday morning on Highway 92 in Washington reported that a customer had been taking items without scanning them at the self-checkout. She was in on Friday, and was back today, wearing a long black cardigan. She was a Hispanic female. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. She was banned from the store. Nothing was taken Saturday.

Suspicious activity

A caller Saturday night at West Washington Street in Washington reported three juveniles knocking on the door. The caller did not have a clothing description or know who the juveniles were. An officer checked the area and were unable to locate the subjects.

An officer reported being out with two males, one a juvenile, Saturday night at 335th Street and South Benton Street in Brighton. The officer advised that they were on a walk and were going to call it a night shortly.

Trespass

A caller Sunday afternoon on Highway 22 in Kalona reported two youngsters blowing up a raft at the twin bridges west of Kalona. It appeared that they might try to get in the English River. Iowa State Patrol spoke with two adult males, who would take what he had to say into consideration.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday evening at 303rd Street in Washington requested a welfare check on several ponies that appeared to be not taken care of. They had a difficult time walking. An officer responded. The horses appeared healthy, had proper food, water and shelter, and the lot was well-maintained.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that his ex-girlfriend stole his pitbull puppy. They had a no-contact order. The caller requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with both parties. The dog was going to be returned through a third party.

A caller Saturday morning at 190th Street in Columbus Junction reported items stolen from his residence while he was away. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday afternoon at South Third Avenue in Washington reported their Sand Brown mountain bicycle was stolen from their residence overnight. An officer was advised. Offers will attempt to locate the bike.

A caller Saturday night at West Madison Street in Washington reported to an officer at the Police Department that his Galaxy S7 phone was stolen. The officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Friday afternoon at West Washington Street in Washington reported a suspicious item. Contents of the box were returned to the owner. The subject was sending items after being scammed. The information is under investigation.

A caller Friday afternoon at East Seventh Street in Washington reported a white male wearing shorts, with no shirt, and walking a gray-and-white pitbull, was stumbling around. He was last seen walking by Bazooka Farmstar. An officer responded and checked the area and was unable to locate anyone walking.

A caller Saturday morning at Washington Street in Kalona reported that there was trash in the street that morning. It was then all cleaned up, but there were needles in the garbage. The caller requested that a deputy ask the owner to dispose of them properly. An officer spoke with a subject at the residence and made her aware of the complaint.

A caller Saturday afternoon at West Tyler in Washington reported that young male subjects tried to steal her son’s bicycle again. She requested an officer to speak with the family and the juvenile. An officer responded and spoke with all parties involved.