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Jail count

14 – Washington County Male Inmates

6 – Washington County Female Inmates

51 – Out of County Contract Inmates

71 – TOTAL

Total revenue for housing out of county contract inmates from July 1, 2018, to April 30, 2019: $525,110

Arrests

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 1 in Kalona reported that a subject at the Kalona Golf Course had been drinking and no one thought he should drive. The caller requested a deputy, as he was then on a golf cart, driving around. Phillip Earl Ray, 51, of Norwalk, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. The vehicle was left at the Kalona Golf Course.

An officer reported being out at a residence attempting to locate a subject wanted out of Washington County, Monday night at East Washington Street in Washington. Dawn Michelle Entsminger, 46, of Washington, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine third or subsequent, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $5,300 cash only. The warrant was cleared from the system.

Henry County advised that a subject with a Washington County warrant had turned himself in, in their lobby, early Tuesday morning at East Clay Street in Mt. Pleasant. Tanner J. Waterhouse, 24, of Mt. Pleasant, was arrested on a Washington County warrant for pretrial release supervision violation on original charges of operating while under the influence third offense, and driving while barred. Bond was $5,000 cash only; extradition/200-mile radius. A Washington County officer met a Henry County deputy at the Henry-Washington county line and transported the subject to the jail. The officer served the warrant, and the warrant was cleared from the system.

A caller Tuesday morning at South Avenue B in Washington reported that a male subject came onto his property and threatened to fight him and slash his tires. The subject went from the backyard toward South Avenue B. Direction of travel was unknown from there. The subject was on foot, wearing a blue hoodie. Two officers responded. Colby Patrick Miller, 18, of Washington, was arrested on a charge of simple assault. Further charges are pending per DCI Lab results.

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 92 in Washington reported shoplifters leaving the store in a silver Toyota. There was a male and a female. The put the stolen items in a purse that they had placed in the back seat. Two officers responded. Caroline Dee Aswegan, 51, of Muscatine was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree theft.

Traffic accident

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 218 and 310th Street in Crawfordsville reported a car-vs.-deer accident with no injuries to vehicle occupants. The vehicle, a 2014 Impala, had front-end damage. The deer was in the ditch. An officer responded. The vehicle was moved to Highway 218 and 320th Street to wait for a private tow. The subject was given a state report form.

A caller Tuesday morning at Highway 218 and 240th Street in Ainsworth reported a car-vs.-deer accident in a Kia Sedona, with no injuries to vehicle occupants. The deer and the vehicle were off the roadway. An officer responded and gave the driver a state accident report to fill out. The accident was documented.

Fire calls

A caller Monday night at Ninth Avenue and Second Street in Wellman reported a strong anhydrous smell in the area. Wellman Fire Department and Wellman QRS responded. Several small leaks were located at the Wellman Farm Center. Dispatch attempted to call multiple key holders for the business, but was unable to make contact. Wellman Fire got all located leaks shut off.

Animal complaint

A caller Friday morning at Highway 78 in Brighton reported a horse tied up in a round pen with no food or water, at the west end of Brighton on the north side. An officer spoke with the horse’s owner, who was going to get food and water out to the horse.

A caller early Saturday morning at Highway 1 and 315th Street in Washington reported that vehicles kept swerving around a deer in the northbound lane. An officer responded and was unable to locate the deer in the roadway.

A caller Saturday morning at Highway 78 in Richland reported a horse that appeared to be malnourished and on a mud lot. An officer responded. The horse did not have any water or food and was eating grass from the other side of the fence. Two officers were unable to make contact with an owner. An officer later made contact with the horse’s owner, who gave the horse food and water.

A caller Saturday afternoon at Larch Avenue in Kalona reported animals out on the roadway. An officer responded and was unable to locate any animals.

A caller Monday evening at Highway 22 in Riverside reported that a white SUV struck a dog on Highway 22 east of Kalona. The dog, a small black Lab-type dog, was still in the roadway. An officer responded. The dog owner was already aware and had moved the dog from the road.

Assault

A caller Saturday night at West Railroad Street and South Harrison Street in Brighton reported a juvenile assaulting another subject. A third juvenile was watching. They were then all walking northbound on Harrison Street. A Conservation officer located the juveniles, and everything was fine. They were just messing around. They were advised of curfew hours. A Washington County officer was advised and disregarded.

A caller early Saturday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that two inmates were in a fight and were then separated. Three officers responded. Charges are pending on review of the video.

Barking dog

A caller Friday afternoon at West Monroe Street in Washington reported a dog that barked constantly. An officer responded and attempted to speak with the owner, who was not at the residence.

A caller reported barking dogs, Monday evening at Ninth Avenue in Wellman. An officer responded. The dog owners were advised of the complaint.

Burglary

A caller Friday morning at West Third Street in Washington reported an attempted break-in to her back door. The lock was broken and the key would not work. An officer responded. There was minimal damage that occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

An officer reported being out with a juvenile at the high school, early Saturday morning at South Avenue B in Washington. An additional officer also responded and transported the juvenile to the Police Department and then to his residence. The juvenile was cited for curfew, and his parents were advised.

A caller early Tuesday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported a subject trying to get into vehicles outside and in the garage. The subject was wearing all black, with a hood up. The subject was last seen walking northbound. All vehicles were locked, so the subject was not able to take anything. Officers were busy on another call. An officer was advised for documentation and extra patrol.

Civil standby

A caller Monday night at Prospect Place in Washington requested assistance with a civil standby. Two officers responded. The caller retrieved their items and requested documentation that a few items were damaged.

Curfew/loitering/vagrancy

Two officers reported being out with three subjects in Sunset Park, early Tuesday morning at West Main Street in Washington. A report was filed and forwarded to the county attorney for pending charges.

DP & Q

A caller Saturday night at South Marion Avenue in Washington reported loud music coming from a house on Marion Avenue. An officer responded and spoke with the owner, who advised that he would turn down the music.

A caller Monday night at West Adams Street in Washington reported that their neighbors were being loud. An officer responded and advised them of the complaint. They were going to keep it down.

Family offense nonviolent

A caller Monday morning at Lexington Boulevard in Washington reported that a subject just contacted her in violation of a no-contact order. An officer was advised. The information was documented.

Intimidation/harassment

A caller Saturday afternoon at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that a vehicle and a subject with whom they had had an incident on Friday just pulled into their driveway. Two officers responded. They spoke with both parties and advised the subject not to return to the property.

A caller Sunday morning at North Avenue D in Washington reported that a subject came to the property and threatened him. An officer responded. The subject had left.

A caller Monday night at Fifth Street in Kalona reported that a neighbor’s friend kept harassing him about taking care of his dog. The caller requested to speak with a deputy. An officer spoke with the caller. An older female had kept coming to their house about their dog. The dog was fine and had water and food.

Runaways/missing person

A caller Friday afternoon at 12th Place in Kalona reported that a juvenile did not return home. An officer was disregarded. The juvenile was located, and there were no problems.

Public intoxication

A caller Monday night at Riverside Road in Riverside reported that there was a subject in the business who was acting strange. The caller requested that a deputy do a walk-through. An officer responded and spoke with the subject. He would be walking away from the property.

Suspicious activity

A caller Friday night at Oriole Drive in Kalona reported suspicious activity. Three officers responded. Everything was fine.

A caller early Saturday morning at Enterprise Drive in Riverside reported finding a suspicious item. An officer responded. The item was disposed of. Documentation was made.

An officer reported being out with a vehicle at NAPA Auto Parts, early Saturday morning at First Street in Kalona. It was just the paper delivery person.

A caller Saturday night at East Second Street in Washington reported two subjects walking around getting into things. Two officers responded and were unable to locate the subject. Extra patrol would be given.

A caller Monday afternoon at East Van Buren Street in Washington reported finding a suspicious item while mowing. An officer responded. The item was a battery.

A caller Monday night at 130th Street in Riverside reported that there was someone sitting on her steps, saying he was in a lot of pain. He didn’t want the caller to call law enforcement. An officer gave the subject a relay ride to his residence near Lone Tree

Trespass

A caller Friday afternoon reported that a subject she had evicted previously was in an apartment. Two officers responded. There was no answer.

A caller Friday afternoon at 155th Street in Wellman reported subjects who were trespassing onto his property and mushroom-hunting. An officer spoke with the caller, who worked it out with the suspect. Nothing further was needed.

A caller Saturday afternoon at East Madison Street in Brighton reported that a subject was on the property removing items. An officer spoke with the caller. The information was documented.

A caller Monday afternoon at North Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that the homeless subject was staying in the dugout again. Belongings and food were there. An officer responded and disposed of the items. If located, she would be advised she was banned from the school. Two officers later located the female and advised her and her male friend that they were no longer welcome on the school property.

Vandalism

A caller Friday afternoon at B Avenue in Kalona reported vandalism to his 1986 Honda CRX that was parked behind the shop. The windshield was smashed in. It happened between Tuesday and Friday. The caller had no suspects. An officer responded for documentation.

A caller Monday morning at North Iowa Avenue in Washington reported a couple of windows broken out with a brick. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A caller Monday morning at South Fourth Avenue in Washington reported that juvenile subjects discharged a fire extinguisher. An officer responded. No charges were filed.

City Hall received a report that someone ran over a headstone in the northwest corner of Hillcrest Cemetery, Monday afternoon at North Benton Street in Brighton. An officer responded. It appeared that a small truck took the corner too sharply and struck it. Documentation was made.

Weapons violation

A caller Friday afternoon at East Washington Street in Washington reported that someone donated items that they were not able to take in the store. An officer responded and seized the items.

Welfare check

A caller Saturday night at Tulip Avenue in Riverside requested a welfare check for a subject who posted something concerning on Facebook. Three officers responded. The subject was OK. The Facebook message was read incorrectly.

A caller Sunday morning at North Greene Street in Riverside requested a welfare check of her children. An officer responded. Everything was fine.

A caller Sunday night at D Avenue in Kalona requested a welfare check on a subject who did not show up to work that day. An officer responded, and the subject was accounted for. There was a scheduling problem.

A caller Monday afternoon at Highway 1 and West Fifth Street in Washington reported four young children on bikes who were unattended. They were about three-fourths of a mile east of Highway 1 and traveling westbound on the Kewash Trail. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the subjects.

All other theft

A caller Friday afternoon at 190th Street in Columbus Junction reported that someone stole his dog. An officer responded, and the caller was advised to contact the agency where his dog was located.

A caller Sunday morning at West Madison Street in Washington reported that someone rummaged through his vehicle. Missing was a gun, model Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 with crimson sight, along with one loaded clip. An officer responded and received the serial number. The weapon was entered into the system as stolen.

A caller Monday morning at West Monroe Street in Washington reported the theft of items from his garage this weekend. An officer responded for documentation purposes.

A caller Monday evening at Highway 92 and Vine Avenue in Ainsworth reported that three of his realty signs were removed from a land parcel he was attempting to sell along Highway 92 east of Ainsworth. They were taken last week. The information was documented.

All other offenses

A caller Friday night at Airport Road in Washington reported that he was locked out of his residence and told to get his belongings or they would be thrown out. The caller could not get into the residence when it was locked. An officer tried to call the caller. The PBX given was disconnected.

A caller Friday night at North Fifth Avenue in Washington reported suspicious activity. An officer responded. Documentation was made.

A call Saturday morning at Spruce Avenue in Brighton was an error in record.

A caller Saturday night at Forest Hill Road in Wellman reported a 16-year-old female out of control in the house. Two officers responded. The caller advised that she would take the juvenile to the hospital to be evaluated on Monday.

A caller Saturday night at F Avenue in Kalona reported a male and a female fighting, with a lot of banging noises. There was a child present. Three officers responded. The incident was verbal only.

A caller early Tuesday morning at Parkside Estates Road in Washington reported that his parents had locked him out of the residence. An officer responded and transported the juvenile back to his residence and made contact with the parents. The male juvenile was issued a written warning for curfew.

A caller Friday afternoon at North Third Avenue and East 14th Street in Washington reported a vehicle that had been parked at a location for more than three weeks. An officer responded. Tires were chalked, and the officer was going to check on the vehicle on Saturday.

A caller Friday afternoon at Ginkgo Avenue and Highway 92 in West Chester reported following an older blue Chevrolet truck out of Wellman that was all over the road. The vehicle then pulled over onto the shoulder of Highway 92. Two officers checked the area and were unable to locate the truck.

A caller Friday night at Highway 22 and the Highway 22 ramp in Riverside reported that her vehicle broke down in traffic coming off the off ramp to Highway 22 in Riverside. Three officers responded. The subject was fine and able to get assistance.