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Arrests

A caller Friday evening at Yucca Avenue in Crawfordsville reported that subjects were shooting at the hog building, and the caller and two other subjects were inside the building. The caller had seen a burgundy four-door vehicle with subjects in it leaving the trailer house, and was unsure if this was involved. Four Washington County officers and Iowa State Patrol responded. Otoniel Hernandez Decanini, 55, of Crawfordsville, was arrested on a charge of possession of firearm by felon.

An officer reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Friday night at East Tyler Street in Washington. Kylee Jo Sotelo, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for initial on original charge of driving while license denied, suspended, canceled, or revoked. Bond was $300 cash only.

Linn County Sheriff’s officer reported that they were out with a subject who had a Washington County warrant, Friday night at Second Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids. Chad Richard Ulin, 46, of Hiawatha, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for third-degree harassment. Bond was $300 cash only; extraction/100-mile radius. Linn County had local charges. Extradition arrangements will be made. A detainer was placed.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, Friday evening at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth. An additional officer also responded. Todd Jason Griep, 45, of Donnellson, was arrested on charges of OWI second offense, open container, expired registration, and driving under suspension eighth offense. The vehicle was retrieved by a valid driver.

A caller Saturday night at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that his brother attacked his father. The father had injuries and was bleeding. The third-party caller did not know the extent of injuries or the address. Three officers, Kalona QRS and an ambulance responded. The ambulance and Kalona QRS were disregarded. Gregory Eugene Davis, 49, of Kalona, was arrested on a charge of simple assault.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday night at Highway 92 in Washington reported that a woman in a black SUV claimed that the caller hit her car. The caller felt that this could be a scam, as she did not hit this vehicle. This had occurred nearly an hour earlier, at 6 p.m. Two officers responded to the caller’s residence. The information was documented.

A caller on Saturday morning reported that he hit a deer in the 2100 block of 250th Street in Washington. The deer was still alive. The caller requested documentation for insurance purposes. He was driving a Peterbilt semi registered to his place of employment. An officer was advised for documentation purposes. An additional officer responded and assisted in moving the deer off the roadway. The deer was made final.

A caller Sunday morning at South Avenue C and West Madison Street in Washington reported that a car pulled out in front of him and caused an accident. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were a juvenile, and Mark English of Washington. Damages amounted to less than $1,500. The juvenile operator was cited for failure to obey stop sign and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at Wayland Road in Washington reported that a logging company had the roadway blocked in the 2800 block of Wayland Road. The truck was gone upon a deputy’s arrival. The site where they had been loading logs was clearly visible, but the vehicle was gone.

A caller Friday afternoon at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that a male driver ran the stop sign at Lincoln School that day. The school would like the driver counseled. An officer spoke to the subject, who advised that he had not been the one who ran the stop sign. He lets employees drive his vehicles, but none of them had come to Washington that day.

An officer received information of a vehicle that was parked on the crest of the hill in the 3300 block of 170th Street in Riverside, Friday evening. It was a black car on the south side. An officer was diverted to another call.

A caller Friday night at Foster Woods Road in Wellman reported two suspicious cars honking horns. While the caller was on the phone, the vehicles moved into the middle of the street. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone in the area.

A caller Friday night at Highway 218 and 130th Street in Riverside reported something in the middle of the roadway, possibly a part off a car. An officer responded and removed the item, which was a snow shovel.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Vine Street in Riverside reported a black Ford Fusion that had been stuck in the snow for two days. It was partially in the roadway by the water tower. An officer responded and was unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller Saturday afternoon at E Avenue in Kalona reported that a Saturn station wagon had been parked there for more than a week. It had no license plates, and keys were in it. An officer spoke with the caller and advised that he could tow the vehicle if he would like to.

A caller Saturday night at South Ninth Avenue and East Van Buren Street in Washington reported a truck and crane that were parked on the wrong side of the street by “no parking” signs. An officer responded and made contact with a subject, who was going to move the truck to a properly parked area on Van Buren Street. They planned to remove a tree on Tuesday.

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported that there was an old Cadillac that had been blocking their driveway for the past hour. The driver was rude to the staff working. An officer spoke with the driver, who was going to have the vehicle moved by a tow truck in the next hour and a half.

A caller Sunday night at Johnson Washington Road and Highway 1 reported a black truck stalled on Johnson Washington Road east of Highway 1 about 100 yards. The vehicle was moved into a private drive.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday morning at 170th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside. The subject would be on their way shortly.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday afternoon at Orange Avenue and 190th Street in Washington. The vehicle was unoccupied and in a ditch. It was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with its hazard lights flashing, Friday night at Highway 218 and 170th Street in Riverside. The subject had AAA help on the way. The subject was given a card and advised to call back if help were needed.

An officer reported being out with a white van that was stuck in Sunset Park, Saturday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington. An officer spoke with occupants, who were making arrangements to get it moved. The officer checked back on the vehicle later, and it had been moved.

An officer reported being out with a Ford F-150 that was possibly broken down, Saturday night at E Avenue in Kalona. Everything was fine. The operator was getting a phone number to rent an apartment.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle that was in the ditch, early Monday morning at Highway 22 and Orange Avenue in Kalona. The vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

A caller Monday morning at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported needing assistance with his vehicle in front of the post office.

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon at East Seventh Street in Washington reported a fire alarm at Bazooka Farmstar; water flow north riser (Zone 174). Washington Fire and two officers responded to assist.

A North Riser 4 water flow fire alarm was reported, Friday afternoon at East Seventh Street in Washington, in the old Modine storage area. Washington Fire and an officer responded. They were going to be working on fixing the issue that night. Documentation was made.

Animal complaint

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 218 and 310th Street in Crawfordsville reported a dog in the roadway on Highway 218. It was a black medium-size dog, of mixed breed. An officer was unable to locate the dog.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth reported a white dog in the ditch and a Golden Retriever standing looking down at the other dog, that might need help. An officer responded and checked the area. It appeared that the owner was out looking for the dogs.

A caller Sunday afternoon at Spruce Avenue in Ainsworth reported that the neighbor’s dogs killed 13 chickens, and she had the dogs contained (A German shorthair, and a yellow Lab). An officer responded. A citation was issued to Jacob Mullenix, of Ainsworth, for responsibility of owner causing property damage, with a court date of the first Thursday in March at 9 a.m. A restitution form was also given. The owner met the deputy there and retrieved his dogs.

A caller Sunday night at West Tyler Street in Washington reported that the neighbor upstairs was abusing their dog. The caller could hear the dog barking and whining. An officer spoke with the dog owner, who advised that they were playing with the dog and it was just excited.

A call Sunday night at West Tyler Street in Washington was an error in record.

Assault

A subject in the emergency room reported being assaulted in Ainsworth, early Sunday morning at East Polk Street in Washington. An officer responded.

Civil standby

A caller Saturday morning at Tulip Avenue in Riverside requested a civil standby at her mother’s residence. An officer responded. There was no issue.

A subject and his daughter reported wanting to retrieve her movies, jacket and necklace from a subject, Sunday afternoon at North Marion Avenue in Washington. An officer responded. They were unable to locate the subject.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with juveniles, early Sunday morning at North Avenue C in Washington. The officer transported the juveniles to their residences and released them to their parents. They were given verbal warnings for curfew.

Drug/narcotics violation

An officer reported being out with subjects and located paraphernalia, Friday night at Yucca Avenue in Crawfordsville. A report will be filed pending DCI Lab results.

A caller Friday night at West Washington Street in Washington reported finding drug paraphernalia items in the trash. Documentation was made.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Sunday afternoon at East North Street in Richland reported that her juvenile grandson was threatening to key her car. The caller gave the wrong address. An officer spoke with all parties involved.

Fraud

A caller Friday afternoon at Walnut Avenue in Riverside reported identity theft. A disability check did not come in. Veterans Affairs had been notified and was working on the issue. An officer spoke with the caller, who was provided the Call for Service number. The information was documented.

Suspicious activity

An officer reported being out with a vehicle that had its lights on in a business parking lot, early Sunday morning at 250th Street in Washington. It was a company vehicle, and a key holder was contacted to come and shut the vehicle’s lights off.

A caller early Monday morning at Schnoebelen Street in Riverside reported that a car had gone by her house about five times and then was parked in the school parking lot. It had a loud muffler and looked like an old Honda. An officer responded. Everything was fine, and the driver was told to move along.

Vandalism

A caller Saturday morning at Fern Cliff Road in Wayland reported that someone spray-painted their front lawn the previous night. They knew of no suspects. Documentation was made and extra patrol was provided.

Welfare check

A caller Friday night at Highway 22 in Riverside reported a welfare check. An officer responded. The subject was fine.

A caller Friday night at East Seventh Street in Washington reported that a male subject was asleep in a truck and then was inside the bar. The caller was unsure whether the subject was intoxicated or this was a medical situation. The subject was sitting at the bar with his head slumped forward. There was no transport by ambulance. An officer transported the subject to the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room in Washington, and another officer transported the subject to his residence. The vehicle was left at the Wagon Wheel.

A welfare check was requested after Dispatch received a concerning 911 call, early Saturday morning at South Iowa Avenue in Washington. Four officers responded. The subject was intoxicated and woke up from a bad dream and was confused on what was going on. There was an argument at the residence earlier in the night, but everything was fine at the residence.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Nutmeg Avenue in Washington requested a welfare check on an elderly couple whom he had last heard from on Jan. 11. An officer checked the residence and spoke with family members, and they were fine.

All other theft

A caller Friday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported that someone got into her son’s vehicle overnight and took gift cards worth $500 to $600 (Casey’s, BP, Jimmy John’s, Panda Express, Scheels). Several items were also moved around in the vehicle. An officer responded. Three pocketknives were taken, one of them a Buck brand. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday morning at West Main Street in Washington reported she was moving, and believed someone took her Samsung tablet in the process. An officer spoke with the caller for documentation purposes.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night at South Avenue C in Washington reported that a subject was messaging him inappropriate things. The information was documented.

Officers responded in reference to a violation of probation, early Saturday morning at Fifth Street in Kalona. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday evening at East Second Street in Washington reported that her husband was blocking her. The call was lost before more information could be obtained. An officer responded. The male party had left. If he returned and there were an issue, the female party planned to call back in.

A caller Saturday night at Sixth Street in Wellman reported that there were juveniles playing in the street. An officer responded, and the juveniles left before the deputy arrived.