Jefferson Police Report April 14-18

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April 14, 2017

  • An officer conducted a traffic stop at Elm and Head streets, which resulted in Zach Waters of Grand Junction being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • Ann Sayre requested assistance in removing an unwanted male from 102 E. Washington St. The male left at the request of the officer.
  • An officer began a theft investigation at 101 Ram Drive after money was taken from a teacher’s purse. A 16-year-old male confessed to the event and a juvenile arrest warrant was requested for fifth-degree theft.
  • Angela Beem, 46, of Jefferson was arrested at the front counter of the Law Enforcement Center as she met with her probation officer. Beem was arrested on a charge of probation violation and was also charged with second-offense public intoxication after the officer detected she was intoxicated.
  • Officers arrested James Michael Lefeber, 35, of Jefferson at 507 N. Maple St. on two outstanding Jefferson Police Department arrest warrants. Lefeber was charged with first-degree burglary and sexual abuse a. The charges stem from a reported assault at 1216 Westwood Drive Oct. 5, 2016.
  • An officer removed a deceased opossum from the yard at 509 S. Chestnut St.
  • Lori Lawrence requested officers at 509 Gallop Road concerning a male juvenile who was there. Lawrence recently experienced problems between the male and her juvenile granddaughter. An officer could not make the male juvenile leave the public building but advised Lawrence to call if issues arose.

April 15, 2017

  • A traffic stop was performed in the 300 block of Brackett Street, resulting in Judith Bess of Des Moines being issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial liability.
  • An officer located an unsecured business door at 610 N. Elm St.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 500 block of S. Olive Street.
  • Tony Ratliff requested a live trap at 504 S. Oak Street for cats getting into his garbage.
  • The Calhoun County Sheriff’s office advised of a vehicle traveling southbound into Jefferson that was driving carelessly. An officer responded but did not locate the vehicle.
  • An officer performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of W. Washington Street, resulting in Steven Craig Smith II of Jefferson being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • An officer made contact with a male who was yelling at a business in the 200 block of E. Lincoln Way. The male said he was upset because the business was closed, and he needed services. The officer advised him to stop yelling and leave the area, which the male did.
  • An officer located an open overhead door at 402 N. Elm St. The officer notified the business owner and secured the building.
  • Oly’s Corner advised of a male loitering outside the business at 208 W. Lincoln Way. Officers made contact with the male, who was waiting for a ride.
  • Diane Stiles requested an officer inform two people they would no longer be welcome at her residence at 102 1/2 N. Olive St. The officer passed the information on to the unwelcome people.
  • The Greene County Fairgrounds reported a vehicle parked on the grounds that needed to be removed. Officers contacted the vehicle’s owner, and it was removed from the area.
  • Officers were told of an argument occurring in the 400 block of N. West Street. The officers spoke to both parties involved and diffused the situation.
  • Jarrod Rumley requested officers speak with his defiant juvenile son. The officers spoke with the youth about consequences to choices and actions taken.
  • Bev Luft said someone threw something at her residence at 300 S. West St. Officers arrived and learned her dog was tangled in a lawn ornament, and no one was throwing objects at the residence.
  • Officers and a key holder checked on a bank alarm at 116 W. State St. The bank was fine.
  • A traffic stop was performed in the 200 block of S. Elm Street, resulting in Alexander Coover of Stuart being issued a citation for excessive speed.

April 16, 2017

  • Officers assisted with a medical call in the 600 block of S. Olive Street.
  • Michael Heard requested an officer contact Heard’s wife about gathering personal property from 601 S. Chestnut St. An officer advised Heard he would not do so because a protective order was still in place. Heard was advised to call his attorney.
  • Brandon Gustoff said he caught a stray dog at 704 W. Madison St. An officer returned the animal to its owner.
  • Jessica Ott reported an intoxicated male yelling at her from the garage of 102 E. Washington St. An officer made contact with the male, who said Jessica’s dog barked at him. The male was told to stay inside for the evening and to leave the neighbors alone.
  • Brandon Mitchell said he was driving in the 500 block of N. Maple Street and saw flames in the upstairs of 502 N. Maple St. An officer and an Iowa State Trooper arrived and found Mitchell had the resident outside of the residence. The Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department responded and put out the fire, which was confined to an upstairs bedroom. The Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department determined an overloaded electrical drop cord was the blame in the fire.
  • Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 400 block of N. Chestnut Street.
  • Officers assisted the Green County EMS with a medical call in the 200 block of W. Adams Street.

April 17, 2017

  • While conducting business door checks, an officer located an open door at 412 W. McKinley St.
  • An officer located an open overhead door at 1503 N. Elm St. The officer secured the business.
  • Ann Sayre requested officers at 102 E. Washington St. for a male knocking on her front door who was not supposed to be at her property. An officer made contact with the male in the garage of the residence. As the male had been advised by officers earlier in the evening to leave the property and not return, Ricky Eugene Comer, 61, of Grand Junction was arrested for trespass.
  • Kum & Go requested assistance in locating a customer who was not charged for his fuel by the cashier. An officer made contact with the customer, who later returned and paid for the fuel.
  • Paul Nelson requested assistance from officers with his 7-year-old son who would not go into the school. The juvenile was brought to the Law Enforcement Center by an officer while the Iowa Department of Human Services worked on placement for the child.
  • Hy-Vee reported a female was in the business at 106 W. Washington St. after being served a no-trespass order last year. An officer was given video footage of the female exiting a vehicle and entering the business. She left the store and drove away before the officer’s arrival. She was advised in October of 2016 that she was no longer welcome in the business after a shoplifting event. The officer requested arrest warrants for Margaret Jessica Ruth Wilson, 40, of Jefferson for trespass and driving while revoked.
  • The occupant at 502 N. Maple St. said three jars of spare change were missing from the residence. The occupant was unaware how long the change was been missing from the residence.
  • Adrienne Smith reported a dog caught in a bush and barking at 304 E. McKinley St. An officer was able to free the chain from the bush.
  • Jacob Koester of Coon Rapids said he was threatened during a civil child custody exchange April 16 at 606 Highway 30 East in Jefferson. An officer spoke to all parties involved and determined there was no evidence to support a criminal charge in the matter.
  • An officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle near Washington and Elm streets. The vehicle’s rear registration plate was unreadable due to dirt on the vehicle. The vehicle refused to stop, and a short pursuit followed. The officer pursued the vehicle with overhead emergency lights and audible siren activated, but the vehicle continued to flee from the officer. The vehicle stopped in the yard at 507 N. Maple St., and the officer witnessed the male driver exit the vehicle and enter the residence at this address. James Michael Lefeber, 35, of Jefferson was arrested for eluding, driving while suspended and failure to maintain registration plate. Lefeber is currently being held in the Greene County Jail on $1,000 bond.
  • Grace Siglin reported unwanted and harassing contact from a known female. The officer made contact with the female and advised her to end the unwanted contact, or she may face criminal charges.
  • The Greene County Hospital requested assistance for a Greene County Deputy Sheriff at the emergency room with a combative patient. An officer assisted the deputy until the subject was calmed down.
  • An officer performed a traffic stop with a vehicle in the 800 block of E. Lincoln Way, which resulted in Alexander Higgins of Hardy being issued a citation for operation without registration.
  • William McClure requested assistance from an officer in ending unwanted contact from a known female in Missouri. The officer contacted the female and advised her to end the contact.
  • Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane.
  • An officer located an open door at 610 N. Elm St.
  • An officer located an open overhead door at 300 E. McKinley St.

April 18, 2017

  • An officer located an unsecured door at 509 E. Gallop Road.
  • An officer removed an injured opossum from the area of the intersection of Locust and Russell streets.
  • An officer investigated a reported “door ding” at 606 U.S. Highway 30 East. McClain Siruta exited a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, owned by Marla Siruta of Jefferson, and struck the side of the vehicle parked beside him. The impact of Siruta’s door caused a small dent in the other vehicle. The 2012 Ford F250 was owned by Thomas Hammel of Jefferson. Hammel’s vehicle had a reported $500 in damages. Siruta was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial liability.
  • Joe Sly reported Rent-A-Center workers knocking on his door at 203 S. Oak St., demanding a payment on items he received from the business. He said he does not owe them any money and demanded they leave his property, which they did. The officer advised Sly is was a civil matter that he needed to work out with Rent-A-Center.
  • An officer performed a traffic stop in the 200 block of W. Washington Street, resulting in Brittany Meythaler of Windsor Heights being issued a citation for operation without registration.
  • A caller advised of a juvenile male climbing trees at Washington Park. An officer made contact with the youth and advised him to climb on the playground equipment and not the trees.
  • Joseph Jabbay said he heard someone attempting to break into his apartment at 406 1/2 E. State St. Officers did not find anyone in the area and found no damage to the door to the apartment.
  • Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of N. Grimmell Road.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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