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Arrests

A caller Monday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported that a male subject camped out in the parking lot since Sunday. He was backed up beside the dumpster in a silver Toyota truck. The caller requested that an officer ask him to leave. Three officers responded. Joshua Derrick Greer, 42, of Burlington, was arrested on a Des Moines Police Department warrant for operation of a motor vehicle without owner’s consent. Bond was $2,000 cash or surety. Moore’s was contacted to tow the vehicle, to be released to registered owner.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 92 and 220th Street in Washington reported a fire in the back right wheel of his work truck from Phelps, Muscatine. It was a straight truck. The fire was extinguished, and arrangements were made with the truck company to have them pick it up. Aaron Anthony Grady, 31, of Muscatine, was arrested on a Johnson County warrant for failure to appear for probation revocation for violation of probation. Bond was $1,000 cash or surety.

Des Moines County reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Monday night at North Third in Burlington. Thomas Niles Pruitt Jr., 42, of Burlington, was arrested on two Washington County warrants. One warrant was for two counts of violation of probation with bond set for $5,000 cash only. The second warrant was for failure to appear on mittimus for assault on persons engaged in certain occupations, no bond, must serve 13 days, 18 hours and 43 minutes. The subject was detained at the Des Moines County Jail. Extradition arrangements were to be made.

A caller early Tuesday morning on Highway 92 in Washington reported a shoplifter in the store. Two officers responded. Paula Jean Frantz, 46, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree theft. Further charges are pending DCI Lab results. Paul Allan Cox, 47, of Dubuque, was arrested at the same time and location on a charge of third-degree theft. The vehicle would remain in the Walmart parking lot.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle, Monday morning at Highway 1 and Ginkgo Avenue in Washington. The driver was concerned about a turtle in the roadway. A snapping turtle was removed off the roadway.

Animal complaint

A caller Monday afternoon at South Avenue C and West Monroe Street in Washington reported that they were walking on South Avenue C, and a dog that was tied to a tree was able to get to the sidewalk and was not friendly. An officer responded. The dog was no longer outside.

A caller Monday night at South Avenue C in Washington reported a small dog under a car, that was possibly abandoned. An officer and the dog catcher responded. The dog was taken to Paws and More.

A caller Tuesday morning on Highway 22 in Riverside reported that there was an injured deer on the side of the road. An officer responded and made the deer final.

A caller Tuesday morning at Coppock Road in Washington reported a dead deer in the roadway. An officer responded and removed the deer.

Civil dispute

A caller Monday night on Highway 1 in Brighton requested to speak to a deputy in reference to damage to property. An officer spoke with the caller and advised them he would consult with the county attorney about the situation.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Monday morning at North Fourth Avenue and East 10th Street in Washington reported a domestic dispute at the corner, involving two adult females and one adult male in his 20s. He was yelling at the females, swearing, and talking very loudly. He was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and had brownish-red hair. An officer spoke with all parties at the residence. There was no problem.

A caller Monday afternoon on Riverside Road in Washington reported that a subject who rented a car from them was to have it back about 35 minutes earlier, at 1 p.m. on Monday. She then had a flat tire at a residence on Riverside Road and was being very uncooperative with the tow truck driver. The caller requested a deputy. The female subject was given a ride to her residence in Washington, and the tow truck operator took the vehicle.

A caller Monday night at East Washington Street in Washington reported that her boyfriend was out of control and had been drinking. Three officers responded. The dispute was verbal only, and they were going to remain separated at the residence.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Monday night at North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a female party was outside screaming and harassing him. Two officers responded. The subjects were going to separate for the night.

Fraud

A caller Monday morning at Larch Avenue in Washington reported possible identity theft. The caller noticed a discrepancy on her credit report and was currently disputing it. The information was documented.

A caller Monday afternoon on Highway 218 in Crawfordsville reported that he made a purchase on Craigslist and it was a scam. The caller was out $2,500. An officer spoke with the caller, who was given the number for the Federal Trade Commission.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Monday morning at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that her foster son did not go to school that day. She was unsure if he was at home or not, and requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the caller and was going to attempt to locate the juvenile. At 10:45 a.m., a little more than an hour later, the caller advised that the juvenile was at the high school.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported suspicious activity, Monday morning at A Avenue in Kalona, and requested a deputy to respond. An officer responded. Documentation was made, and extra patrol was provided.

A caller Monday afternoon at West Jefferson Street in Washington reported suspicious activity in the area of his residence. Documentation was made.

A caller Monday night on Highway 92 in Washington reported that a male subject jumped out at them, waving his arms, and with odd behavior. An officer responded and located the subject. The subject was kicked out of his brother’s car. The officer transported him to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

Welfare check

A caller Monday night at Lincoln Street in Ainsworth requested a welfare check on their daughter. Two officers responded. There was no problem with the child at the residence.

All other theft

A caller Monday evening at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that someone stole fishing poles, tackle and bait and a pool cue set from her vehicle. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Monday night at Nutmeg Avenue in Washington reported a possible gunshot near the residence. Four officers responded. There was no shot fired. A blown bicycle tire was located inside a trailer.