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Arrests

A caller Thursday night at 160th Street in Riverside reported a suspicious vehicle and a subject with a flashlight walking by the buildings. Peter John Lucas Jr., 57, of Fairfield, was arrested on a Fairfield warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Bond was $1,000 cash or surety. An officer transported the subject to Jefferson County Jail.

A caller Thursday night at South Stone in Sigourney reported a subject in custody on a Washington County warrant. Stephenie Susanne Sherman, 34, of Harper, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine first offense. Bond was $1,000 cash or surety. An officer transported the subject to the jail.

Traffic accident

A caller Thursday morning at West Second Street in Washington reported being involved in a backing accident on Wednesday. The other party was provided his insurance information. He had damage to the rear bumper. The caller was requesting documentation for insurance purposes. An officer was advised. The information was documented.

A caller Thursday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported that a younger male subject in a white Ford car just hit her car at the Dollar General Store in Washington. Two officers responded. The vehicle operator was Adam Hotchkiss, of Wayland. The caller’s vehicle was legally parked and had damage amounting to more than $1,500. An officer will file a state report. The operator of the other vehicle will be sent in for a re-exam.

A caller Thursday evening at East Washington Street in Washington reported that a vehicle backed into her vehicle at the Washington Dollar General. The vehicle operator was Robert Earl Triska, of Washington. It was a non-reportable accident. Information was exchanged between drivers.

An officer reported being out with a car-vs.-deer accident, Thursday evening at Highway 1 and 315th Street in Washington. The deer was made final, and the subject’s vehicle was drivable. The vehicle operator was Todd Moeller, of Wheatland.

A caller Thursday night at 220th Street in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The deer was injured in the roadway. The vehicle operator was Kelly J. Schnoebelen, of Iowa City. An officer responded. A state accident report was given to the driver to fill out if needed. The officer made the deer final and removed it from the roadway.

A juvenile was cited on Dec. 20 for failure to obey a stop sign and yield right of way, in an accident that occurred Nov. 30 in Washington.

Amber Woodsmall, of Fairfield, was cited Dec. 30 for failure to stop in assured clear distance. This was in reference to a vehicle accident that occurred on Dec. 28 in Washington.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with an occupied disabled vehicle, Thursday morning at 220th Street and Highway 218 in Ainsworth. There was no problem. The driver was on his way.

A white utility Chevrolet with no license plates was reported Thursday night by the casino, at Highway 22 in Riverside. No one was around the vehicle. It was added to the system.

Fire calls

A caller Thursday afternoon at Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported a small diesel fuel spill at the pumps. Ainsworth Fire Department was dispatched to assist.

Animal complaint

A caller Thursday evening at Highway 1 in Washington reported an injured deer in the roadway. An officer responded and made the deer final.

A caller early Friday morning at Highway 1 in Washington reported that a large white dog had run out in front of his truck three times in the last two days while he was passing by a residence. An officer spoke with the owners and gave them a verbal warning. They were going to take care of the issue.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Thursday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that two girls left the building, walking northbound. They had been in the office and parents were being contacted. Two officers responded. The subjects were later located at a parent’s workplace. Officers responded there and spoke with them.

Fraud

A caller Thursday afternoon at West Seventh Street in Washington reported that someone hacked into her account and they were then harassing her via phone calls. She had already contacted her bank and was able to change her account passwords. An officer responded and spoke with the caller. Documentation was made. The subject was not out of any money as of that time.

Public intoxication

William Dyer, of Hills, was charged Dec. 24 with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance – marijuana first offense, and possession of controlled substances – methamphetamine. He was given a court date of 9 1.m. on Jan. 17. The charges were in reference to an incident from Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington.

Runaways/missing person

A caller early Friday morning at North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that her juvenile daughter left the residence sometime after midnight and took the caller’s purse and vehicle. Two officers responded. The juvenile returned home while an officer was on the scene.

Vandalism

A caller Thursday afternoon at A Avenue in Kalona reported that someone put something in his mailbox. An officer was advised for documentation.