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Jail count

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Holding – N/A

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Arrests

A caller Monday evening at McCreedy Drive and South Iowa Avenue reported a traffic accident with no injuries. Vehicles were a Pontiac Grand Am and a white Chrysler. Vehicle operators were Doyle Gingerich, of Brighton, and Nancy Reyes, of Washington. Damages to vehicles were under $1,500. Drivers’ information was exchanged. Nancy Reyes, 26, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of driving under suspension third offense.

Traffic accident

A caller Monday morning at Highway 218 in Crawfordsville reported a car-vs-deer accident with no injuries, southbound on Highway 218 at Mile Marker 60. The caller was unsure where the deer was. A tow truck was on the scene to assist. Documentation was made. The caller was advised to get a state accident report if damages were more than $1,500. An officer was advised.

A caller Monday morning at East Third Street and North 12th Avenue in Washington reported a backing accident involving an Alliant Energy truck. An officer responded. Vehicle operators were Eli Harscher, of Fairfield, and Alyssa Whittemore, of Washington. A state accident report was filed, and a citation was issued to Harscher for unsafe backing.

Traffic other

A caller Monday morning at West Fifth Street in Washington reported a semi stuck on the roadway with a low-hanging cable caught between the cab and the trailer. An officer responded and assisted.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Monday morning at 175th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside reported that his white Ford F-250 was disabled. He was northbound on Highway 218. An officer responded, and Earl’s responded for a tow. The officer gave the registered owner a ride to the Riverside area gas station.

A disabled vehicle was reported, Monday morning at 150th Street and Akelana Drive in Kalona. The vehicle was added to the system.

A caller reported needing assistance with his motorcycle, early Tuesday morning at West Second Street in Washington. An officer was advised and was disregarded. The caller was able to get his motorcycle started, and left.

Fire calls

Alliant reported a gas leak at a water main break, Monday morning at North 15th Avenue in Washington. They needed fire assistance and traffic control. Two officers, the Washington Fire Department, and Emergency Management all responded.

Animal complaint

A caller Monday morning at Vine Avenue in Riverside reported that one pig weighing about 200 pounds was out near the roadway on the shoulder. An officer responded to the area and was unable to locate the animal.

A caller early Tuesday morning at B Avenue in Kalona reported that there was a dog in distress in her neighborhood. An officer responded and checked the area, and was unable to locate a problem.

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.

A caller Monday afternoon at West Main Street in Washington requested assistance with a civil standby while their “ex” retrieves their belongings. An officer responded and was redirected to another call. Dispatch spoke with the caller, who advised that the male party did not come to the residence. They were going to call back if an officer were needed.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Monday afternoon at South Iowa Avenue in Washington reported that she was having a problem with her father. There was possibly a physical fight. There was a language barrier. A father and a daughter had a verbal argument. Parties were separated. The problem was resolved, and there was no assault.

A caller Monday night at North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported that her neighbors were arguing in an apartment. The argument was verbal only. The female subject left for the night.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Monday night at East Second Street in Washington reported that her husband was at the residence and he was not supposed to be there. The caller requested an officer. An officer spoke with both subjects. The male party left the residence without incident.

Hang-up 911 calls

A hang-up 911 call was reported, Monday night at Vine Avenue in Riverside. An officer responded. Dispatch made contact with the caller. There was no emergency.

Illegal dumping

A caller Monday morning at North 15th Avenue in Washington reported several bags of trash in the business dumpster. Items inside had a subject’s name. An officer responded and was going to attempt to locate the subject.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Monday morning at West Main Street in Washington reported harassment from her boyfriend wanting items from the residence. An officer spoke with the caller and advised to get together all of the remaining belongings and have him get them all, so he had no reason to make contact or to return.

A caller Monday morning at East Jefferson Street in Washington requested to speak with an officer in reference to an employee making threats. An officer responded. They requested that the officer speak with the subject.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 22 in Kalona reported harassment. An officer spoke with both parties. All parties were advised to have no more contact with one another.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller early Tuesday morning at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that their vehicle was stolen the previous night. It was a Buick LeSabre. An officer located the vehicle with a female subject inside on South Avenue D. He transported the female subject to the caller’s residence. The caller admitted that she gave the female the keys the previous night. The vehicle was not stolen. The vehicle was legally parked on South Avenue D, and they planned to move it later on Tuesday.

Welfare check

Coralville Police Department requested a welfare check on a subject in Washington County, Monday afternoon at North Avenue C in Washington. An officer responded and made contact with the subject.

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.

A caller Monday afternoon at North Railroad Street in Ainsworth reported some type of alarm in the area of the post office. They were unable to determine exactly where it was coming from. An officer responded. The alarm was coming from a vehicle, and the owner was not at the residence. An officer later was able to locate the owner of the vehicle, and they disconnected the battery.

Animal complaints

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. 


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.