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Jail count

11 — Washington County Male Inmates

4 — Washington County Female Inmates

42 — Out of County Contract Inmates

57 — TOTAL

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

Arrests

A caller Tuesday afternoon at Seventh Avenue North in Clinton reported locating a subject on a Washington County warrant. Billy Edward Stage, 36, of Clinton, was arrested on Washington County warrants for possession of a controlled substance first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. Bond was $1,600 cash only. Extradition arrangements will be made with Clinton County.

Johnson County reported being out with a subject wanted out of Washington County, Tuesday evening at Melrose Avenue in Iowa City. Ryan Lynn Lippard, 34, of North Liberty, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for two counts of possession of controlled substance third or subsequent offense — cocaine and methamphetamine, and also for possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $10,300 cash only. The subject was also wanted out of Johnson County. The subject was taken to the Johnson County Jail and a detainer was placed with them.

Traffic accident

A caller Tuesday night at 250th Street and Kiwi Avenue in Washington reported hitting a deer with his work vehicle, an Iowa State University work truck, a red Dodge Ram 1500. An officer was advised for documentation only.

A caller Wednesday morning at Highway 92 in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident on Highway 92 east of Highway 218. The vehicle was drivable, and the deer was off the roadway. There were no injuries to the vehicle occupants. The driver was advised to fill out a state accident report if damages were more than $1,500. The vehicle operator was Lucinda Milder. An officer was advised, and documentation was made for insurance purposes.

Traffic stop serious

An officer reported attempting to stop a vehicle traveling northbound on North Second Avenue in Washington, Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle was stopped in the 1300 block of North Second Avenue. The officer cited a female juvenile for eluding, failure to obey stop sign, improper passing and no valid driver’s license. The juvenile was transported to the jail for fingerprinting.

An officer reported being on a vehicle stop, Tuesday afternoon at Highway 218 in Ainsworth. An additional officer also responded. Charges are pending per DCI Lab results on the operator for possession of a controlled substance — marijuana. An Iowa State Patrol officer transported the subject to the jail for DRE testing. Charges are pending per DCI Lab results for operating while intoxicated.

An officer reported being at a vehicle stop, Tuesday evening at Wayland Road in Washington. Tyler Lee Vradenburg, of Washington, was cited into court for driving while revoked.

Traffic other

A caller Monday morning at East Second Street in Washington reported that her neighbor had been starting his diesel truck every morning and letting it run 45 minutes. The exhaust would get into her house. The caller advised that the vehicle left before the officer’s arrival, and requested that an officer make contact with the driver to make him aware of the complaint.

Multiple callers Monday afternoon at Highway 218 and 150th Street in Riverside reported hay bales on the roadway. Another caller advised that one of the hay bales struck their vehicle, causing damage. A Washington County officer, an Iowa State Patrol officer, and State Roads responded. State Roads removed the hay from the roadway. The State Patrol officer handled the state accident reports for the vehicle damage.

Disabled vehicles

An officer reported being out with a disabled vehicle on three wheels and a jack, Tuesday night at 170th Street and Hemlock Avenue in Wellman. The officer added the vehicle to the system.

Fire calls

A caller early Wednesday morning at Maple Lane and Cedar Drive in Washington reported that the maintenance shed had smoke coming from it. Upon officer arrival, it was determined that the fire was in a dumpster near the building, not the building itself. Two officers and Washington Fire responded. Alliant was contacted for a downed wire near the fire scene.

A caller Wednesday morning at Maple Lane and Cedar Drive in Washington reported that a fire had rekindled from earlier. There were visible flames. Washington Fire responded and extinguished the fire.

Animal complaint

A caller Monday morning at Highway 218 and the Highway 92 ramp in Ainsworth reported a deceased deer was in the west lane on Highway 218 on the northbound side. An officer responded and removed the deer from the roadway.

A caller Monday morning at Highway 1 and Ginkgo Avenue in Washington reported an injured deer along the roadway. An officer responded. The deer was deceased upon the officer’s arrival, and was removed from the roadway.

A caller Monday night at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that two dogs not on leashes charged at her. An officer responded and searched for the dogs and their owners, and was unable to locate them.

A caller early Wednesday morning at Highway 1 in Washington reported a deceased deer in the northbound lane. An officer responded and removed the deer from the roadway.

Civil dispute

An officer reported being out with a distraught female, Tuesday night at East Washington Street in Washington. The officer spoke to the subject and gave her some options in reference to a domestic situation. She might need a civil standby in a few days.

Disorderly conduct

A caller Tuesday afternoon at McCreedy drive in Washington reported that two juveniles were fighting. Two officers responded. The fight was over upon the officers’ arrival. One officer found a subject leaving the scene in a vehicle and stopped him. The other officer contacted the subject’s mother and advised her of the situation. Both subjects were going to stay separated.

DP & Q

A caller Tuesday morning at East Madison Street in Washington reported that there was a vehicle parked with loud music playing. No one was in the vehicle. The subject called back advising that the vehicle left just before officer arrival.

A caller Tuesday night at East Second Street reported a subject riding a minibike up and down the street. An officer responded and told the subject to put his bike away for the night.

Family offense non-violent

A caller Tuesday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that her daughter would not get out of her gold Saturn and go into the school. The caller requested an officer. The juvenile refused to enter the school. She left with her mother. Consultation would occur with the county attorney in reference to truancy charges on the female juvenile.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Tuesday night at West Monroe Street in Washington reported receiving threatening and harassing text messages. An officer responded and advised the subject to cease contact with the caller.

Motor vehicle theft

A caller Tuesday afternoon at North Second Avenue in Washington reported that her juvenile daughter left in her vehicle approximately 15 to 20 minutes earlier. The caller requested that an officer attempt to locate the juvenile and return her. She was not wanting to pursue any charges. City officers were advised and were going to attempt to locate. The vehicle was located. The juvenile was charged with operation without owner’s consent.

Welfare check

A caller Tuesday night at Lexington Boulevard in Washington requested a welfare check on his ex-girlfriend and son. An officer responded, and there was no problem.

An officer reported being out with a male subject, early Wednesday morning at Highway 22 and Larch Avenue in Kalona. The officer gave the subject a ride to his place of employment.

A caller early Wednesday morning requested an officer to assist in a welfare check of his nephew. Two officers responded. The subject was not at the residence. The uncle was going to check around for him and would call back if he needed anything further.

All other theft

A caller Tuesday night at West Washington Street in Washington reported that a subject was in the lobby requesting to talk to an officer for his stolen phone. An officer responded and located the suspect, who denied taking the phone. Documentation was made.

All other offenses

A caller Tuesday afternoon at East Third Street in Washington reported two subjects who had mistreated each other frequently. An officer planned to try to speak with the caller on Thursday to get more information.

A deputy reported being out with a possibly intoxicated subject, Tuesday night at East Washington Street in Washington. Two additional officers also responded. An officer transported the subject to the Washington County Hospital in Washington to be checked out.