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Jail count

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Arrests

An officer reported checking a residence for a wanted subject, Friday morning at South Second Avenue in Washington. Tiara Leigh Kraus, 19, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for drug distribution violation to person under 18 and controlled substance violation. Bond was $30,000 cash only.

An officer reported that a subject incarcerated in their jail was being released, who was wanted on warrant out of Dakota County, Nebraska, Friday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. Aaron Lucas Williams, 19, of Washington, was arrested on a Dakota County, Nebraska, warrant for theft-shoplifting $1,500 to $4,999 and unauthorized use of financial transaction device. There was no bond. Extradition arrangements will be made with the jail.

A caller Friday morning at West Main Street in Washington reported locating a subject at the courthouse on a Washington County warrant. Paula Jean Frantz, 47, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine second offense. Bond was $2,000 cash only. The warrant was cleared from the system.

An officer reported being out checking on a subject wanted through Washington County, Friday morning at Highway 22 in Wellman. Colton Lee Tolander, 18, of Washington, was arrested on a warrant through Washington County for five counts of controlled substance violations. Bond was $25,000 cash only.

An officer reported being out with a wanted subject, Friday afternoon B Avenue in Kalona. Thomas Henry Ouverson II, 18, of Kalona, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for controlled substance violation. Bond was $5,000 cash only.

A caller Friday night at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a subject turning themselves in on a Washington County warrant. Gerald Anthony Landstrum, 22, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of controlled substance violation. Bond was $5,000 cash only.

A caller early Saturday morning at West Second Street in Ottumwa reported locating a subject on a Washington County warrant. Matthew Allen Williams, 28, of Fairfield, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for trial on original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $300 cash only. Extradition arrangements were going to be made.

A caller Saturday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported a shoplifter inside the store. An officer responded. Terry June Harnish, 73, of Fairfield, was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree theft.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported a subject in the lobby of the jail to turn themselves in on a Washington County warrant. Zaine Jaeden Bagley Price, 18, of Kalona, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for controlled substance violation. Bond was $5,000 cash only.

A deputy reported being out assisting Johnson County with a wanted subject at the casino, Saturday night at Highway 22 in Riverside. A Washington County officer, an Iowa State Patrol officer, and four Johnson County officers responded. Johnson County arrested Jason Gene York, 36, of North Liberty, on three Johnson County warrants – one, for preliminary probation violation in reference to possession of contraband in correctional institution; the second, for voluntary absence from custody; and the third, for failure to appear for initial appearance in reference to possession of contraband in a correctional institution. Total bond was $20,000 cash or surety. An officer advised that charges are pending for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false identification.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Saturday night at 130th Street and Highway 218 in Riverside. The original reported was that the vehicle was traveling all over the roadway. Three Washington County officers, an Iowa State Patrol officer and Moore’s Towing responded. Baudilio Samayoa Velasquez, 26, of Washington, was arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated first offense, no valid driver’s license, speed, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

A caller early Sunday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside requested deputy assistance with a disorderly group on the hotel’s third floor. One subject said he was scratched by a female. Two officers responded, and when they were on the scene an officer requested additional assistance. Three additional Washington County officers and a Johnson County deputy responded. Jeffrey Charles Damisch, 27, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct – loud or raucous noise, disorderly conduct – fighting and violent behavior, public intoxication, interference with official acts causing bodily injury, simple assault, and assault on a peace officer.

Traffic accident

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Seventh Street in Washington reported that someone backed into their car at the Wagon Wheel. The vehicle left the parking lot. An officer responded and spoke with all parties. There was minor damage to the vehicles, on private property. Drivers’ information was exchanged.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Highway 218 and 320th Street in Crawfordsville reported a property-damage accident on the northbound side. An officer responded and located one vehicle that was having engine trouble. No vehicle accident was located.

A caller Saturday night at West Madison Street in Washington reported a traffic accident. A black Honda hit her vehicle and then took off. The caller’s vehicle had driver side damage. An officer responded. Damage was under $1,500. The accident is under investigation.

A caller Sunday morning at East Second Street in Washington reported that his vehicle had been hit a week ago on Sunday while parked in his driveway. Documentation was made for insurance purposes.

A caller Sunday afternoon at East Jefferson Street in Washington reported that a vehicle hit his back fence and struck a telephone pole, and there were lines hanging. An officer responded. Windstream had been contacted.

Traffic stop serious

A deputy reported being out with a vehicle, Friday night at South Marion Avenue in Washington. An additional officer also responded. A subject was cited for minor in possession of tobacco. The subject’s parents picked them up.

Traffic other

A caller Friday morning at South Eighth Avenue in Washington reported that a tree service truck was blocking the drive so she could not get out, and requested an officer. The truck was gone upon an officer’s arrival.

A caller Saturday night at East Van Buren Street in Washington reported that someone hit his vehicle. The wheel was bent, and there was gray or white plaint transfer. An officer responded. The incident was documented.

Disabled vehicles

A caller Saturday afternoon at Highway 218 and 150th Street in Riverside reported being out with an unoccupied disabled vehicle. The vehicle was added to the system.

An officer reported a disabled vehicle, early Sunday morning at Highway 218 and 220th Street in Ainsworth. The subject was just taking a break.

Fire calls

A caller Saturday morning at Sixth Street in Wellman reported a gas smell coming from the store, and employees were feeling light-headed. Wellman Fire Department, an ambulance and an officer responded. Wellman Gas was notified. There was no transport.

Animal complaint

A caller at Highway 1 and Larch Avenue in Washington requested a deer tag. An officer responded. A deer tag was issued to Lisa Dohlman.

A caller Friday night at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that there was a bat in the house. Two officers responded. The bat was removed.

A caller early Saturday morning at Ginkgo Avenue in Wellman reported that a 10-year-old was bitten by a stray cat that the family took in because of its being pregnant. There were injuries to the victim’s left thumb. An officer was advised. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday afternoon at 210th Street in Washington reported a loose dog was in her driveway and she was afraid to get out of her vehicle. The caller called back to advise that the dog had left the residence prior to a deputy’s arriving. The officer was disregarded.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Walnut Avenue in Riverside reported an older bluish-green truck that had a black Lab tied to the bed of it for the past 30 minutes. The dog was barking and had been in the rain. A responding officer was disregarded because the owner took the dog inside.

A caller Saturday afternoon at 140th Street in Wellman reported a deer in the roadway that needed to be made final. An officer responded. The deer was already final upon the officer’s arrival.

A caller Saturday night at Highway 22 in Wellman requested assistance with removing an opossum from their porch. Two officers responded and assisted the caller with removing the animal.

Assault

A caller Saturday night at East Washington Street in Washington reported concerns of a possible domestic abuse situation. An officer spoke with the caller and provided them their options.

Burglary

A caller Friday afternoon at Keokuk Washington Road in Keota reported that someone broke into their residence. They had a house fire, and there were new tracks in the snow and items missing. The caller knew of no suspects. There was no forced entry. A report will be filed.

Civil standby

A caller Sunday morning at North Fifth Avenue in Washington requested a civil standby. An officer responded. There were no issues. Items were retrieved.

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night at East Second Street in Washington reported that a neighbor’s youngster had been riding a four-wheeler at all hours, and it was disruptive. An officer responded and spoke to the caller. They did not want an officer to speak to the neighbors. Documentation was made.

A caller early Monday morning at West Adams Street in Washington reported that people were talking outside his door and knocking on the door. An officer responded and was unable to locate anyone.

Drug/narcotics violation

An officer reported being out with a wanted subject in Marr Park, Friday afternoon at Highway 92 in Ainsworth. Donald Wayne Kerns, 58, of Crawfordsville, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer reported being out at a residence to serve a paper, Sunday afternoon at East Madison Street in Washington Charges are pending DCI Lab results for possession of marijuana, first, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A report will be filed.

Fraud

A caller Friday afternoon at 170th Street in Washington advised that he was sent a fraudulent check. An officer spoke to the subject. The information was documented.

Hang-up 911 calls

A 911 open line was reported, Sunday afternoon at Kiwi Avenue in Washington. An officer responded and spoke to an adult at the residence, who was going to take the phone away from the juvenile.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Friday night at East Sycamore Street in Riverside reported continued harassment. Five officers responded. The male party was advised that he was not welcome at the caller’s residence and to have no more contact with them.

A caller Saturday morning at East Main Street in Washington reported receiving threatening messages from a roommate who was moving out at that time. An officer spoke with the subject, who made no mention of threats. The roommate advised that parents were on their way to pick him up.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Sunday morning at East Madison Street in Washington reported that her 16-year-old son left work the previo7us night about 9 p.m. and had not showed up at home. The juvenile was entered as missing.

Suspicious activity

A caller early Saturday morning at Keokuk Washington Road in Keota reported a suspicious vehicle on her property. An officer responded. An additional officer located the vehicle. Documentation was made, and information was forwarded to the appropriate department.

A caller Saturday morning at 200th Street in Washington reported a suspicious vehicle driving around on a son’s property the previous night. An officer spoke with the caller. There appeared to be no damage or anything missing. The information was documented.

Trespass

A caller Friday evening at East Sycamore Street in Riverside reported that their ex-husband walked into their residence and made concerning comments. This had happened before. Two officers responded. The male subject was advised that, if he returned to the residence, charges could be filed.

A caller Friday night at West Madison Street in Washington reported a juvenile whom the store would like banned. An officer responded and located the juvenile, and spoke to the juvenile and his parents. The subject can use the drive-thru but was not allowed inside the store.

Vandalism

A caller Saturday night at East 11th Street in Washington reported that someone knocked over her mailbox. An officer responded. There were no suspects. Documentation was made.

Welfare check

A caller Friday afternoon at Redwood Avenue in Riverside requested a welfare check of children. An officer responded with DHS. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday night at F Avenue in Kalona reported a welfare check on her husband. An officer spoke with the caller. She advised that contact had been made with her husband and no welfare check was needed.

All other theft

A caller Sunday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that mail was taken from the apartment, and subjects also threatened to come back and take the car. An officer responded. It was a civil issue.

All other offenses

A caller Saturday evening at North Fifth Avenue in Washington requested to speak to an officer in reference to a possible no-contact order violation. An officer spoke with the caller. Documentation was made.

A caller Sunday night at Highway 1 in Washington reported an alarm. An officer responded. The business was secure.

A caller Sunday night at Second Street in Wellman reported a juvenile out of control. Two officers responded and talked to all parties involved. The juvenile would be staying at a grandmother’s residence for the night.