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Arrests

An officer reported being out at 320th Street and Highway 218 in Crawfordsville, Friday afternoon, with a traffic stop. Aaron Lucas Williams, 18, of Washington, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia; and on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for plea hearing on original charges of second-degree criminal mischief, eluding – injury, OWI, drugs or participate in felony, interference with corrections official and operating vehicle without owner’s consent. Bond was $7,500 cash only. The subject was also wanted by Jefferson County for failure to appear pretrial on original charge of minor using tobacco; bond was $300 cash only in defendant’s name.

An officer reported being out with a wanted subject on a Washington County warrant, Friday night at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Melanie Elizabeth Mathes, 38, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,300 cash only.

A caller Saturday evening at West Main Street in Washington reported that their boyfriend assaulted their son and then left the residence. Two officers responded. Anthony Wayne Furgason, 58, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of domestic abuse assault impeding air flow.

An officer reported being out at a residence in reference to a report of an assault, Friday evening at East Main Street in Washington. The officer arrested Anthony Wayne Furgason, 58, of Washington, on a charge of operating while intoxicated second offense.

A wanted subject out of Washington County was reported located, Saturday night at East First Street in Riverside. Leah Machele Reed, 23, of Keota, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance – marijuana first offense. Bond was $500 cash only; pickup/100-mile radius. A Washington County officer served the warrant, and the warrant entry was cleared from the system.

An officer reported being out with a subject wanted out of Keokuk County, Sunday afternoon at Old White Way in Ainsworth. Nathan Russell Beckler, 33, of Keota, was arrested on a Keokuk County warrant for violation on an original charge of OWI second offense. Bond was $1,000 cash only. The officer transported the subject to the Keokuk County line and handed custody over to Keokuk County.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday night at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The vehicle was not drivable and was on fire. Two officers and Ainsworth Fire Department responded. A Washington County Rescue unit was disregarded. Moore’s towed the vehicle. The officers gave subjects a ride to Ainsworth Four Corners. The driver will fill out a state accident report online. The vehicle operator was Romello Dometriace Virgil.

A caller Saturday night at Highway 92 and Yucca Avenue in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident. The vehicle was drivable with front-end damage. The deer was possibly still in the roadway. An officer responded and checked for the deer on the roadway and was unable to locate the animal. The accident was documented.

A caller Saturday night at West Madison Street in Washington reported an accident in the McDonald’s parking lot. Vehicle operators were a juvenile, and Heather German, of Washington. An officer responded. Information was exchanged. The incident was documented.

A caller Saturday night at Highway 218 and Vine Avenue in Ainsworth reported that he and his wife were in a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries. They were pushing the car off the roadway. An officer responded and disregarded other responding units. Moore’s towed the vehicle. The officer gave the subjects a ride to Four Corners, and another officer gave them a state accident report to fill out.

An officer reported receiving a citizen report of a vehicle accident, early Sunday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside. The subject was out of the vehicle. An officer responded and spoke with the driver, who had already gotten a ride home and did not need medical attention. Pending charges on the juvenile driver will be forwarded to the county attorney. The 45-mph zone sign was hit and needed to be replaced. State Roads was advised.

A caller Sunday night at 180th Street and Redwood Avenue in Washington reported that their daughter slid into the ditch. No one was injured, but the vehicle was then unable to be removed because the road was a dirt road. An officer was advised. The vehicle was added to the system.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported stopping a vehicle with no plates, Saturday morning at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington. Darrell Anthony Jones, 28, of Ottumwa, was cited for driving under suspension, third offense.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, early Sunday morning at Highway 218 and Vine Avenue in Ainsworth. Two additional officers also responded. One male juvenile was cited for violation of conditions of restricted license. Two male juveniles were cited for possession of tobacco by a minor first offense. Charges were filed for possession of control substance – marijuana first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop in reference to a report of a barred driver with a child in the car, Sunday night at West Fifth Street and Highway 1 in Washington. Tasha Marie Rodriguez, 28, of Oxford, was charged with driving while barred eighth offense, no insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to restrain a child.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported an abandoned vehicle at their wastewater treatment plant, and requested that someone check on it. The city was going to be towing the vehicle.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with their hazard lights on, Sunday night at South 10th Avenue and East Washington Street in Washington. Everything was fine.

Fire calls

A caller Friday night at E Avenue in Kalona reported a subject having a bonfire. An officer responded. The subject was burning pallets and was advised of the burning ordinance in town.

A caller Saturday afternoon at West Jefferson Street in Washington reported that her neighbor across the alley was burning cardboard, and requested an officer. An officer spoke with the subject, who was advised of the city ordinance.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday morning at Main Street in Ainsworth reported that his neighbor’s black Lab mix was on his property again the previous night. The caller had emailed pictures. Thomas Blakley, 84, of Ainsworth, was cited for allowing a dog to run at large.

A caller Saturday afternoon at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported a sick or injured raccoon on their property. Two officers responded. The injured raccoon was made final.

A caller Sunday afternoon at 230th Street in Keota reported wanting a deer tag for a deceased deer that he located. An officer responded. A deer tag was issued to Jeffery Hough, of Washington.

Assault

A caller Friday morning at Second Street in Wellman reported that her daughter was being harassed and was assaulted by a 15-year-old before Christmas break. An officer responded and spoke to all parties involved, who were going to rectify the issue and would call if there were any further problems.

A caller Sunday night at South Second Avenue in Washington reported an assault. An officer spoke with the caller. There was no assault. The situation was verbal only. Documentation was made.

Barking dog

A caller Saturday morning at South Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that a dog had been outside barking for more than an hour. An officer responded. A voice mail was left for the dog owner. The owner called in and advised that the dog would be taken inside. The responding officer was advised.

A caller Sunday afternoon at South Fourth Avenue and East Madison Street in Washington reported a dog barking at a nearby residence. An officer was unable to locate the dog.

A caller early Monday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that the neighbor’s dog was barking outside. An officer responded. The dog was inside upon the officer’s arrival.

Burglary

A caller Saturday afternoon at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported that his residence was burglarized in the past couple of days. Two officers responded. A report will be filed. The owner planned to bring in a list.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Saturday afternoon at South Farmer Street in Brighton reported that their niece was in a verbal dispute with their boyfriend. Three officers responded. Parties were separated.

Drug/narcotics violation

A caller Sunday afternoon at Old White Way in Ainsworth reported being out at a residence conducting a consent search. Two officers also assisted. Documentation was made.

Fraud

A caller Saturday morning at South Mechanic Street in Brighton reported fraudulent activity with his checking account after providing information to another subject, who was a scammer. The bank had been notified.

Hang-up 911 calls

A caller Saturday night at West Monroe Street in Washington reported receiving an open-line 911 call from a residence. An officer responded. There was no emergency at the residence.

Public intoxication

A caller Saturday morning at Eighth Avenue in Wellman reported an intoxicated female in the store who was reporting her car stolen. It was uncertain whether she drove there. The subject was wearing a black sweatshirt, gray sweat pants, a black coat and a gray stocking hat. Three officers responded. The female was located as a passenger in a vehicle and was given a ride home.

Sexual assault

A caller early Sunday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported a possible sexual assault. An officer responded. Information was forwarded to the appropriate department.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday morning at West Main Street in Washington reported that a suspicious vehicle occupied by a Hispanic male had been sitting in the park for the past hour, and requested an officer to check on it. An officer responded and spoke to two subjects who had been playing basketball. There was no problem.

A caller Friday night at 200th Street in West Chester reported a suspicious vehicle on the property by the hog buildings. An officer located the subjects, who advised that they had permission to coyote-hunt there. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Underwood Avenue in Ainsworth reported that a white van had been driving up and down Underwood Avenue. It had been last seen southbound, being driven slowly on the wrong side of the road. An officer located the van. Subjects were building a new hog confinement building in the area. There was no problem.

A caller Saturday night at Prospect Place in Washington reported hearing a car alarm inside of a garage at a neighboring residence. Two officers responded and spoke with the owner. They got the alarm shut off. The incident was documented.

A caller early Sunday morning at North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a suspicious subject who approached her vehicle while she was sit ting inside. This had occurred just after 11 p.m. Saturday. An officer was advised for documentation purposes.

A caller early Sunday morning at Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported that there was a male subject just standing on the south side of the roadway, facing away from the roadway. He was wearing jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. A second caller advised that the male subject was fairly close to the roadway. An officer responded and checked the area. The subject was gone upon the deputy’s arrival.

A caller Sunday night at West Third Street in Washington reported that two juveniles might have gained entry into an apartment that was for sale. Two officers responded. There were no signs of entry, and both apartments were secure.

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon at East Third Street in Washington reported that two juveniles were on top of the old plant north of the residence. Three officers responded. The juveniles were released to their father. The owner of the property did not wish to press charges. The juveniles were warned that the next time could result in charges being filed.

Vandalism

A caller Saturday morning at South Sixth Avenue in Washington reported that someone shot her kitchen window, and her black Labradoodle was also missing. An officer responded. A BB hole was in the window. A report will be filed.

Welfare check

A caller Friday morning at Wayland Road in Washington requested a welfare check on a subject who was diabetic. The phone was off, the doors were locked and vehicles were at home. The family had had no contact for several days. Three officers, a medical examiner and Beatty Funeral Home responded.

A caller early Saturday morning at Parkside Estates Road in Washington requested a welfare check on his daughter. He could not reach her by phone. An officer responded. There was no answer at the residence. The officer advised the caller.

A caller Sunday evening at Wayland Road in Washington reported that a child came to their trailer advising they could not wake up their parent. This was an ongoing problem. Four officers responded. The child left with their grandfather and would remain there. An officer advised that charges were pending upon speaking with the county attorney.

All other theft

A call Friday night at West Washington Street in Washington was made in error.

A caller early Saturday morning at North Avenue B in Washington reported that she gave two checks to a couple to get her groceries, and they had not yet returned. An officer responded. The caller was advised that this was a civil issue, and she did not want an officer to make contact with the subjects.

A caller Sunday morning at Golf View Drive in Wellman reported that she had been missing her credit card and driver’s license since the previous month. Documentation was made. The driver’s license was entered into the system.

All other offenses

A caller Friday afternoon at E Avenue in Kalona reported being in a dispute with her husband. An officer responded. The incident was verbal only, and the parties were going to stay separated for the night.

A caller early Saturday morning at East Polk Street in Washington requested officers and an ambulance to respond to assist with a patient who was being aggressive and might need to be transported. Three officers and an ambulance responded. The ambulance did not transport the subject.

A caller Saturday night at South Third Avenue in Washington reported hearing a verbal argument from behind the house on South Third. Three officers responded. An officer spoke with a subject at the residence who denied any altercation.

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Monroe Street in Washington reported a dispute with subjects at the apartments. An officer responded. The subject who was causing problems left on his bike, and everything then should be fine.

A caller Sunday evening at West Adams Street in Washington requested to speak to an officer in reference to suspicious activity and missing medication. An officer responded. The incident was documented.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 218 and 135th Street in Riverside reported that the mother of his child showed up and took the child. She was driving without a license. They did not have a custody agreement. Three officers checked the area and located the driver and the child.

A bicycle was reported located lying on the ground by Sunset Park, early Monday morning at West Main Street in Washington. An officer transported the bike to the bike shed. It was a red Next bicycle with a visible serial number.