December 6, 2019
- A caller reported a couple outside arguing at 619 S. Olive St. An officer made contact with the couple, who said they were involved in a verbal argument but it was now over. No action was taken by the officer.
- Frances Baker reported someone backed into her vehicle while parked at 102 S. Grimmell Road. She requested no police report to be made because she was dealing with her insurance company.
- An officer spoke to the resident at 606 N. Locust St. about raking leaves from her yard into the street. She removed the leaves from the roadway.
- Kimber Murphy reported a careless driver on 237th Street and traveling toward Jefferson. An officer located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop in the 900 block of E. Lincoln Way. Fitiwi Abrhe of Perry was issued a citation for violation of conditions of restricted license.
- Melinda Millard reported a possible no-contact violation. An officer determined a violation had not occurred and took no action.
- Officers assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 300 block of N. Wilson Avenue.
- An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance and the medical examiner with a death scene in the 1000 block of W. Adams Street.
- Mark Tasler requested an officer at 1000 W. Adams St., #20, for an unwanted person in his apartment. An officer did not locate anyone in the apartment.
- Steve Schwaller reported a male on a bicycle was removing construction items from the site at 115 W. State St. The officers did not locate anyone in the area.
- A traffic stop at Elm and State streets resulted in Liberty Holt Johnson of Adel being issued a citation for insufficient number of headlamps.
- Officers assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane.
- Officers assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a Life Line call in the 100 block of N. Maple Street.
- Danny Robison advised of a group of juveniles messing around at 402 N. Maple St. The youth ran from the residence when he stepped outside. The officers did not locate anyone in the area.
December 7, 2019
- Gina Areo reported a careless driver on S. Elm Street. The vehicle was not located.
- A traffic stop in the 900 block of N. Cedar Street resulted in Ian Schmidt of Jefferson being issued a citation for excessive speed.
- Meritza Paniagua reported a hit-and-run accident at 401 N. Chestnut St. The vehicle was parked in the area for a few hours. When she returned to the 2019 Kia Sportage, she found $500 in damages to the rear bumper of the vehicle. An officer is investigating.
- Donna Helms reported a suspicious vehicle with no plates in the 700 block of Sunset Drive. Officers responded and eventually located the vehicle in the area. A traffic stop was performed with the vehicle in the 900 block of S. Elm Street. Elisabeth Zieman of Des Moines was issued a citation for failure to have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was missing the VIN plate from the dash, and the driver could not show proof of ownership or proof of financial liability. The officer towed the vehicle to impound. During a vehicle inventory of the vehicle, officers located suspected drug-related items and seized them for testing. Charges are pending lab results.
- Nicole Borkowski reported a possible violation of a no-contact order at 505 N. Grimmell Road. An officer determined a violation had not occurred and took no action.
- A traffic stop in the 600 block of U.S. Highway 30 E. resulted in William Goddard of Fort Dodge being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
- An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 100 block of Ram Drive.
December 8, 2019
- Jack Lewis reported a stray dog in the 100 block of N. Maple Street. An officer made attempts to catch the animal, but it ran from the officer.
- Duane Forkner reported his granddaughter located a known male sleeping in her garage at 600 W. Washington St. Forkner said she told the male to leave before she returned from church. When she returned, she located damage to a window of her residence. She asked an officer to locate the male and advise him not to return. The officer is trying to locate the male and pass on her wishes to stay off her property.
- Mark Rasmussen called to report his dogs got loose again from 1701 Westwood Drive. An officer located the animals around 2200 hours and returned them to Rasmussen. He was issued a citation for animal at large prohibited.
- Zoe Havens reported she captured a stray dog running loose in the 500 block of Stanford Street. An officer returned the animal to the owner with a verbal warning.
- Rachel Thomas reported she nearly struck a stray dog near Washington Park. An officer was unable to locate the animal.
- Connie Ross reported her juvenile son ran away from 615 S. Olive St. after an argument. An officer later located the juvenile and returned him home to his parents.
- Hanna Nelson reported she captured a stray dog in the 600 block of W. Clark Street. The officer placed the animal in the Jefferson Animal Holding Facility.
- Hy-Vee reported to an officer that they believed a suspect entered the business at 106 W. Washington St. and purchased alcohol. He left the store and gave the items to suspected underage persons. The store provided the officer with video and the investigation continues.
- The business at 209 N. Chestnut St. reported damage to a window, which appeared to be caused by a BB gun. An officer is investigating.
December 9, 2019
- The Greene County Middle School reported a female in the building at 203 W. Harrison St. It was reported the female was wandering through the school and removed items from a locker room and left the building. The school reported they were in lock down. The officers arrived and could not locate the female. She also entered a staff member’s vehicle and removed items from it before leaving the area. At about 10:47 a.m., officers were called to the School Administration Building at 204 W. Madison St. because the female was now inside this building. Officers arrived and placed the female in custody. She told the officers she was homeless and that this was her excuse for her actions in the school buildings. Officers later spoke with officials in Ogden, who said the female is not homeless but lives in their community. Jessica Jo Peterson, 36, of Ogden was charged with third-degree burglary, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and fifth-degree theft. The lock down at the school was lifted at about 10:55 a.m. with the arrest of Peterson.
- Walton Woods reported an overnight attempted burglary to the business office at 1000 W. Adams St. The office door showed signs of an attempt to gain entry with a prying type tool. An officer is waiting for video surveillance footage of the area from overnight. The investigation continues.
- The Moe’s Mart advised of a stray dog at 303 N. Elm St. The animal’s owner retrieved his dog before the officer arrived.
- An officer spoke to a resident in the 700 block of W. Sunset Street about a vehicle reportedly parked in the street for several days. The resident immediately removed the vehicle from the street.
- Amelia Kennedy reported finding a stray dog in the 300 block of E. State Street. Kennedy said she was going to keep the dog at her residence and attempt to find the owner through social media.
- A caller reported a careless driver on 220th Street and traveling west toward Jefferson. The officers located the empty vehicle parked in the lot at 777 Wild Rose Lane and took no further action.
- Oly’s Corner turned in an Iowa driver’s license that was found at 208 W. Lincoln Way.
- Casey’s reported a small fuel spill at 508 N. Elm St. An officer recommended placing cat litter on the small area to clean up the fuel. No further action required.
- A parking violation notice was issued in the 400 block of S. Vine Street for truck/RV/trailer parking violation.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.