March 10, 2017
- An officer located an open door at 901 N. Elm St. while conducting business checks.
- Officers located an open door at 1108 N. Elm Street.
- An officer assisted a motorist having mechanical issues in the 200 block of W. Harrison Street.
- A traffic stop was performed in the 800 block of N. Elm Street, resulting in Tiffany Hull of Perry being issued a citation for excessive speed.
- A caller advised of a loose dog in the 900 block of E. Lincoln Way. The officer did not locate the animal.
- Maurita Aubrey reported criminal mischief occurring to her mailbox at 303 Rushview Drive. The mailbox had been knocked of the post and destroyed.
- A traffic stop was performed in the 700 block of N. Chestnut Street, resulting in Rachel Smith of Lake View being issued a citation for operation without registration.
- A caller advised that her vehicle was parked in the street and will not start. She knew it was going to snow and wanted to advise the department about her car sitting on the street. Officers assisted her with pushing the car off of the street until repairs can be made to the vehicle.
- A caller advised of a vehicle heading into Jefferson from the east on 235th Street that was swerving all over the road. The officer followed the vehicle for a short time and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. The officer contacted the young driver, who explained his windows were fogging up in the vehicle. The officer sent the male home and contacted a parent about the issue.
- Samantha Bush advised of a stray cat in the 400 block of N. Oak Street.
- Lance Dzuris called and said a female in the 100 block of N. Wilson Avenue appeared to be intoxicated and attempting to get into his vehicle. An officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Kathleen Ann Specht, 59, of Jefferson for third-offense public intoxication.
March 11, 2017
- Officers were requested at the Wild Rose Casino, 777 Wild Rose Lane, for a disturbance at the front door. Officers arrived and made contact with three people from Fort Dodge. The three were having issues with a security team member, who requested to see their identification. The officer worked to resolve the issues, and the three left the casino for the evening.
- A traffic stop was performed with a vehicle at Lincoln Way and Elm Street after the officer witnessed the vehicle fishtailing down the street. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Terry Lee Romick, 22, of Pine City, Minn., for first-offense OWI and failure to have a valid driver’s license.
- Bob Smith said a vehicle drove over the curb in the 100 block of N. Wilson Avenue and struck the trash can. An officer moved the trash can back to its original location and did not see any damage to it.
- Hy-Vee employees advised of a female who stole items from the business at 106 W. Washington St. in the past and was just confronted again in the store. The female was confronted by staff, and she handed over the items she was attempting to remove from the store without paying for. The officer is investigating to two separate events.
- Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 1400 block of Southfield Drive.
- Officers assisted the Greene County EMS by closing the intersection of Elm Street and Lincoln Way as they transported a patient to the Greene County Hospital.
- A traffic stop was performed in the 300 block of E. Lincoln Way, resulting in Branden Gerrick Smith, 40, of Jefferson being placed in custody for driving while revoked.
March 12, 2017
- Melinda Gallagher reported a vehicle had driven through her yard at 703 South Vine Street. Gallagher later called back and advised she did not want assistance from an officer.
- A caller advised of a careless driver heading towards Jefferson from south of town on Iowa Highway 4. The Greene County Deputy Sheriff was out of position and requested that an officer check on the vehicle. An officer waited south of Jefferson, but the reported vehicle did not come into town.
- A traffic stop was performed at Head and Elm streets, resulting in Megan Stuhr of Ft. Dodge being issued a citation for dark windows.
- A traffic stop was performed at Russell and Mulberry streets, resulting in Grason Lansman of Grand Junction being issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign.
- Lab results came back on a urine analysis collection kit collected after a traffic stop Feb. 26. During the stop, an officer could smell the pungent odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer invoked implied consent during the event and requested the urine specimen for testing. Lab results showed the presence of marijuana in the driver’s urine. An arrest warrant was requested for Logan Wayne Grazier, 20, of Cedar Falls for first-offense OWI.
- Lab results came back on suspected narcotic items removed from a vehicle during a traffic stop performed March 2. The officer requested arrest warrants for the driver and a passenger of the vehicle. Warrants were requested for Jamie Ray Alvarado, 22, of Jefferson for second-offense possession of controlled substance/marijuana. Warrants were also requested for Jacob Thomas Monthei, 18, of Jefferson for second-offense possession of controlled substance/marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Lab results came back on suspected narcotic items removed from a vehicle during a traffic stop March 1. The items tested positive for marijuana. Arrest warrants were requested for Conner Laine Groves, 19, of Jefferson for possession of controlled substance/marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 13, 2017
- An officer investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at Grimmell Road and Wall Street. A 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, owned by Mike Dennhardt of Rippey and operated by Jerry Dennhardt of Jefferson, was eastbound and had stopped at the posted stop sign on W. Wall Street. Dennhardt did not see oncoming traffic and left the stop sign, entering onto Grimmell Road. A 2004 Ford F250, owned by Douglas Meinecke and operated by Garrett Meinecke of Jefferson, was northbound on Grimmell Road and was struck by the Dennhardt vehicle as he passed through the intersection. The Dennhardt vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, damaging the pole. Both vehicles sustained disabling damages estimated at $10,000 each to repair. The utility pole sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage, and it will be replaced. Dennhardt was issued a citation for fail to yield to vehicle on right.
- Tim Martin said his neighbor was throwing snow on his property at 606 N. Chestnut St.
- Officers were advised of a vehicle parked and blocking the alley in the 300 block of N. Chestnut Street.
- Christopher Bereolos said he was being harassed by a male at 109 E. Lincoln Way. The male left the area when Bereolos called the Law Enforcement Center to report the harassment.
- Officers issued seven citations during the snow event for parking–snow ordinance violation.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.