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Jail count

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Arrests

An officer reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Wednesday night at East Madison Street in Washington. Thomas Edward Poland, 61, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of controlled substance – marijuana first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,300 cash or surety.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, early Thursday morning at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington. Two additional officers also responded. Baylee Jon Escher, 21, of Washington, was arrested on charges of driving while revoked, providing false identification, improper registration plate lamp, operating a nonregistered vehicle and failure to provide proof of insurance. Charges are pending per DCI Lab results. An officer served the warrant on the subject. The subject also had two warrants from Johnson County: one, for mittimus to serve two days in reference to possession of controlled substance – marijuana, no bond; and the second, for third-degree burglary – motor vehicle, with bond being $3,000 cash or surety. Extradition arrangements will be made with Johnson County. Charges are pending on one juvenile per DCI Lab results. Three juveniles were released to their family members. The vehicle was going to remain at the location of the stop until the registered owner came to retrieve it.

A caller early Thursday morning at North Avenue C in Washington reported locating a subject wanted out of Washington County. Mary Jane Soto, 45, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for fourth-degree theft and fifth-degree theft. Bond was $1,300 cash or surety.

Traffic accident

A caller Wednesday morning reported that a car went off the roadway at Highway 218 and 192nd Street in Ainsworth. The vehicle was upside down, submerged in water, and a trap, with unknown occupants still inside. One person was out, with CPR in progress. Four Washington County officers, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire, a Washington Rescue unit, Riverside Fire and Rescue, Riverside QRS, two Washington County ambulances, a Johnson County ambulance unit, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Department of Transportation to assist with traffic control, and Earl’s Towing all responded. State Patrol is handling the accident. A Johnson County ambulance arrived on scene at 10:18 a.m. and transported one trauma code to Washington County Hospital in Washington at 10:22 a.m. and arrived at 10:35 a.m. A Washington County ambulance transported one trauma code to Washington County Hospital, arriving at 10:41 a.m.

A caller Wednesday night at 230th Street and nutmeg Avenue in Washington reported a vehicle stuck on 230th Street. Three officers responded. The vehicle was in the ditch upon officers’ arrival. An officer added the vehicle to the system and transported one subject to a friend’s residence.

Jefferson County requested assistance with a car-vs.-deer accident with injuries in their county, Thursday morning at Highway 78 in Coppock. An officer and Brighton QRS responded and assisted Jefferson County. There was no ambulance transport.

Fire calls

A caller Wednesday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported that the house that was previously on fire was smoking from the front and back of the roof. Washington Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

Assault

A caller Wednesday afternoon at Highway 1 in Washington reported that she was run over by a subject in a motorized cart inside the business. She had injuries but refused an ambulance. An officer responded. Upon the officer’s arrival, the caller requested an ambulance. An ambulance also responded, and transported the subject to the Washington County Hospital in Washington, arriving at 5:10 p.m. An officer and the business were unable to identify the driver of the motorized cart. Documentation was made.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Wednesday afternoon at 305th Street in Washington requested documentation of an incident at Sockum Ridge Park. Charles Alvin Geertz, of Muscatine, was cited for prohibited destructive acts.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Wednesday afternoon at North Second Avenue in Washington reported a domestic situation. It was unknown whether it was physical. Four officers responded. Everything was fine.

Hang-up 911 calls

A child was reportedly playing with a 911 cellphone, Wednesday morning at North Fifth Avenue in Washington. An officer responded and spoke to an adult at the residence.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Wednesday afternoon at South Ninth Avenue and East Washington Street in Washington reported that her 12-year-old daughter ran away. The caller was following in the car while she was walking. The juvenile was refusing to get into the car. Two officers responded. An officer transported the juvenile to Four Oaks in Iowa City.

Welfare check

A caller Wednesday morning at Monroe Street in Ainsworth reported a welfare check on a subject who appeared to have been assaulted. An officer responded and spoke to the female, who advised she had nothing to report. The female was advised of the eviction process and how to obtain a no-contact order.

A caller Wednesday afternoon at South Sixth Street in Kalona requested a welfare check. No one was home.

All other theft

A caller Wednesday afternoon at Highway 22 in Riverside reported theft of Social Security money. An officer spoke to all parties involved. There was no theft. Money was used for rent and utilities.

A caller Wednesday night at 335th Street in Brighton reported two vehicles coming onto the property and taking items. Two officers responded and spoke to the subject. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Wednesday afternoon at Hemlock Avenue in Wellman reported they were receiving magazine subscriptions in other people’s names. An officer spoke with the caller. The caller had not been charged for the magazines. They were going to contact the post office and the magazine companies. Documentation was made.

A caller Wednesday afternoon at East Main Street in Washington reported a small bicycle sitting outside of his residence. An officer responded, and the bike was taken to the city bike shed.

An officer reported being out with two subjects, Wednesday night at East Jefferson Street in Washington. One subject was counseled about his driving.