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Jail count

11 – Washington County Male Inmates

3 – Washington County Female Inmates

42 – Out of County Contract Inmates

56 – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019: $456,380

Arrests

An officer reported being out in a driveway with a vehicle at East Main Street in Washington, Friday night, after a report of a male subject’s stumbling and trying to get into a vehicle. The subject was taken to the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room by the officer per PBT results. Orbie Carl Brown, 55, of Washington, was arrested on charges of OWI and DUS.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that Housekeeping located a 5- to 6-month-old infant left alone in a hotel room. Staff was attempting to locate the mother, who left the room approximately 40 minutes earlier. Three officers responded. Tamara Shanei Banks, 40, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on charges of child engenderment, possession of a controlled substance second offense – marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no driver’s license.

A subject was reported in the lobby turning himself in on a warrant, Sunday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington. An officer responded and arrested Jason Michael Nichols, 24, of Washington, on a Washington County warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana first offense. Bond was $1,000 cash only. The warrant was cleared from the system.

A warrant was reported being entered into the system, Saturday at West Second Street in Washington, for Jason Gene York, 36, of North Liberty, for possession of controlled substance second offense, possession of controlled substance – marijuana second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false identification information. Bond was $3,600 cash only; pickup/200-mile radius. On Monday the subject was reported incarcerated at Oakdale Correctional Facility and a detainer was placed with IMCC.

Traffic accident

A caller Friday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported a two-vehicle accident at McDonald’s. An officer responded and helped both parties exchange information. The accident happened on private property. Documentation was made.

A caller Saturday morning at 110th Street and Highway 1 in Kalona reported a vehicle that rolled several times. The male driver was out of the car walking around. The vehicle was upright. Kalona Fire, Kalona QRS, a Washington County ambulance, and two Washington County officers responded. The vehicle operator was Anthony James Allen Parker, of Wellman. Earl’s responded and towed the vehicle. Damages amounted to more than $1,500, and a state accident report will be filed. State Roads was notified in reference to a damaged stop sign and a City of Kalona sign.

A caller Saturday afternoon at West Madison Street in Washington reported a car-vs.-motorcycle accident at Moore’s BP. Vehicle operators were Janice Eileen Rosien, of Washington, and James Michael Peterson, of Pulaski. Documentation and information were exchanged. Photos were taken by an officer.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported a vehicle stop, Friday afternoon at North Iowa and Second Street in Washington. A citation was issued to Mark Allen Staley, 54, homeless, for driving under suspension ninth offense, and nonpayment of Iowa fines. The subject was cited into court for May 23, 2019.

An officer reported being out on a vehicle stop in the parking lot, Saturday night at East Jefferson Street in Washington. Cory Jarrett Brackin, 32, of Washington, was cited into court for driving under suspension.

Traffic other

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Main Street and South Harrison Street in Brighton reported an old tie-dyed Geo Metro with a number on it racing up and down Harrison. They were working on it at the former feed store. An officer responded and spoke with the male party involved at the former feed store.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday afternoon at South Avenue C in Washington. The officer made contact with the owner and advised them that there were no repairs made in the street. They planned to move it Friday night or Saturday morning.

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle, Friday evening at First Street and E Avenue in Kalona. The officer advised that the driver was on his way.

A caller early Saturday morning at Highway 22 and willow Avenue in Riverside reported a disabled vehicle. An officer advised that the vehicle was unoccupied and was added to the system.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle with its hazards on, Saturday night at East Van Buren Street in Washington. Everything was fine with the driver.

An officer reported being out with a subject fixing a flat tire, Sunday morning at Highway 1 in Washington. The officer assisted the subject.

Fire calls

A caller Friday afternoon at Calkins Avenue S.W. in Kalona requested Kalona Fire for a grass fire that was getting close to a shed and a house. Kalona Fire and Kalona QRS responded to extinguish the fire.

A caller Saturday afternoon at U Avenue in Wellman reported a controlled burn that was getting into some CRP ground. It was not near any building. Wellman Fire responded, and the fire was extinguished.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Vine Avenue in Crawfordsville reported their acreage was on fire that was going near the timber. Crawfordsville Fire and Olds Fire were paged out. The reporting party called back and advised to disregard the fire department; the fire was out and they were no longer needed.

A caller Saturday afternoon at 210th Street and Louisa Washington Road in Ainsworth reported a grass fire that was out of control. Ainsworth Fire and Riverside Fire responded. Riverside Fire was disregarded by Ainsworth Fire while en route because the fire was extinguished.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Dogwood Avenue in Wellman reported being on the scene of a fire. Wellman Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Johnson County reported a machine shed on fire and requested Kalona Fire, Saturday afternoon at Highway 1 S.W. in Kalona. Kalona Fire, Kalona QRS, Riverside Fire and Wellman Fire responded. The fire was extinguished.

A caller Sunday morning at 230th Street and Fir Avenue in Keota reported a field fire and a subject with an end loader trying to put it out but not getting it. Washington Fire Department and an officer both responded. The fire was extinguished.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday afternoon at East Tyler Street in Washington reported that her neighbor had her dog off leash and it attacked her dog. An officer responded and advised that contact would be made with the dog owner the next day for a pending verbal warning.

A caller Friday afternoon at Highway 22 in Riverside requested a deer tag. An officer responded and the tag was issued to Jason John Bex, of Riverside.

A caller Friday night at North Fifth Avenue and East 10th Street in Washington reported a dog tied up outside that appeared to be wrapped around a tree and had been howling for at least 30 minutes. The report was documented.

A caller Sunday night at Jefferson Washington Road in Richland reported a subject in their emergency room who had a dog bite. An officer spoke with the dog owner, who was going to call in with the date of rabies vaccination and tag number. They had been advised of the 10-day quarantine.

Assault

A caller Saturday morning at 335th Street in Brighton reported being in a physical altercation with her fiancé. No medical attention was needed. They were separated at that time. An officer responded. The parties separated. No charges were filed.

Jefferson County received a report of a domestic dispute, Sunday morning at West Fountain Street in Brighton. The caller advised that her father hit her and was not allowing her to leave. A Washington County officer responded. She was going to go and stay with her mother.

Barking dog

A caller early Saturday morning at West Second Street in Riverside reported barking dogs. An officer responded and did not see or hear any dogs in the area.

Burglary

A caller Saturday morning at North Avenue C in Washington reported a theft of tools and a wallet from a vehicle. An officer responded and spoke to the caller. Subjects were going to bring a list to the Communication Center of all missing items.

Civil standby

An officer reported being out at a residence for a civil standby, Sunday morning at Redwood Avenue in Riverside. Items were retrieved without incident.

A Sunday afternoon at South Marion Avenue in Washington requested a civil standby while a 15-year-old retrieved items from her foster mother’s residence. An officer responded. Subjects retrieved their property. There were no issues.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with subjects in the park, early Saturday morning at E Avenue in Kalona. The officer advised that everything was fine.

DP & Q

A caller early Saturday morning at South Avenue C in Washington reported loud music. Two officers responded and spoke to the subject, who was going to keep it down.

A caller Saturday night at South Ninth Avenue in Washington reported six juveniles outside making noise and running around in yards. They also had the trunk of a white car open. Two officers responded and checked the area. An officer spoke with one juvenile who was walking home, and he advised that the juvenile and his friends were playing tag, but they were going home then.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Sunday afternoon at East Second Street in Washington reported that her spouse would not allow her to leave the property. An officer responded, and the female subject left the property. The dispute was verbal only. The officer advised that the female had struck the male a month earlier.

Hang-up 911 calls

A 911 hang-up call was reported Saturday morning at Tupelo Boulevard in Riverside. Two officers responded. Everything was fine at the residence.

Illegal dumping

A caller Friday morning at East Washington Street in Washington reported illegal dumping in their dumpster. An officer responded for documentation purposes.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Friday morning at West Fountain Street in Brighton noticed that her vehicle was moved this morning and had less gas in it. An officer spoke with the caller. The information was documented.

Public intoxication

A caller Friday afternoon at West Fifth Street and North Avenue B in Washington reported that a possibly intoxicated male subject was walking south on North Avenue B. The subject was wearing jeans and a red shirt. Two officers responded. The male subject was transported to the Police Department and was released to his father. The juvenile male subject will be charged with public intoxication.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Sunday night at West Monroe Street in Washington reported being unable to locate her children. An officer responded, and the children had returned home.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday night at E Avenue in Kalona reported suspicious subjects in the parking lot taking pictures of the employees. The caller requested that a deputy respond and ask them to leave. An officer responded and spoke with the male subject. He advised that he wasn’t taking pictures of the employees. He was asked to move along.

A caller Saturday night at North Eighth Avenue in Washington reported a suspicious vehicle parked outside his residence. City units responded. The subject was talking to a neighbor. Everything was fine.

Trespass

A caller Saturday night at North Marion Avenue in Washington reported that two subjects trespassed on her property and left, going south on North Marion Avenue. An officer responded and spoke with the caller, and was attempting to locate the two subjects.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday afternoon at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported that two subjects were threatening him and his wife, and he wanted a welfare check to make sure she was OK. An officer responded. The subject was fine and was not in danger.

A caller Sunday afternoon at West Tyler Street in Washington requested a welfare check on her 3-year-old daughter who was currently with the father. An officer responded and spoke with the father and the child, and both were fine.

All other theft

A caller Friday night at East River Street in Riverside reported theft in the residence. Family members were contacted in reference to the situation, and an officer did respond to the residence. The report was unfounded.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Second Street in Wellman. Reported that the maintenance man was on her property using her electricity to do outside work. She had it shut off, and he had then tampered with the meter. Two officers responded. The issue was resolved for the time being.

All other offenses

A caller Friday morning at North Sixth Avenue in Washington reported damage to her son’s vehicle from track practice at the school. An officer responded and spoke with the caller. The subjects had the other parties’ information and were going to handle the call themselves.

A caller early Saturday morning at Highway 22 in Riverside requested assistance with a female who was refusing to leave the casino because she was trying to make contact with her “significant other,” who was on the gaming floor. An officer was en route and the casino called back to advised that the officer could disregard because the female went back to the hotel.

A caller Saturday night at 200th Street and Larch Avenue in Washington reported four 4-wheelers driving down the roadway and through fields. An officer responded and spoke with subject who were riding through a field that belonged to one of the juveniles’ family members.

A caller Sunday night at East Madison Street in Washington reported a car alarm going off and being unable to get an answer at the door of the vehicle owner. An officer responded and located the vehicle, but the alarm was no longer going off.

A caller Sunday night at Walnut Avenue and Highway 22 in Riverside reported what she believed to be a female subject outside screaming. An officer responded and was unable to locate.