Jefferson Police Report Feb. 26

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February 21, 2018

  • Tim Pound reported a parking issue with a trailer in the 100 block of N. Maple Street. An officer spoke with a contractor working in the area about the trailer.
  • A caller reported a dog in the ditch near Mulberry and Russell streets. An officer located the animal and contacted the owner, who had been looking for the animal for a few days.
  • Officers investigated an accident at Elm and Washington streets. A 1999 GMC K1500, owned and operated by Cassie Baugh of Jefferson, was northbound on N. Elm Street. Baugh stopped to turn west onto Washington Street and was struck form behind by a 1999 Ford Ranger, owned by Carolyn Guttenfelder and operated by Kyle Hack of Guthrie Center. The Baugh vehicle spun 180 degrees and came to rest facing south in the southbound lanes. The Baugh vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage, and the Hack vehicle was a total loss at $2,000. A passenger in the Baugh vehicle was transported to the Greene County Hospital by the Greene County EMS with possible injuries. Hack was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 400 block of N. Maple Street.
  • Casa de Oro employees said they fell victim to a scam phone call. A caller claimed he worked for Alliant Energy, and the business had not paid the last utility bill. He said they were going to shut power off to the business within the hour if the overdue bill was not paid. They were instructed to go to Dollar General and purchase Money Pak Cards to settle the account. The caller said he would not accept a credit card payment from the business but demanded the Money Pak Cards. The cards were purchased, and the numbers on the cards were provided to the caller. The business reported a loss of $1,142.14. The crime is not traceable by the officer.
  • A caller reported a dog running loose in the 300 block of S. West Street. An officer made contact with the animal’s owner and gave him a period of time to become compliant with animal licensing.
  • Kum & Go reported a gas drive off from 303 N. Elm St. The store employee knew the driver and was going to contact him to have the fuel paid for.
  • The Greene County Hospital emergency room requested an officer for an unruly patient. The patient had calmed down before the officer’s arrival and was discharged.
  • An officer was called to 107 Lincoln Place for a reported assault. The officer learned a client at the facility damaged property and assaulted a staff member. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of James Christopher Tornbane-Vanderpool, 20, of Jefferson for assault-simple, harassment-simple and fifth-degree criminal mischief.
  • Jennifer Ashby requested officers at 108 E. Central Ave., # 66, for a reported domestic assault. The suspect fled before the officer’s arrival. The officer’s investigation led to an arrest warrant requested for Jody Lyn Schad, 42, of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault-serious.
  • Tonja Wood requested an officer at 909 W. Lincoln Way for an unwanted female at the residence. The officer stood by while the female gathered some belongings and left the residence.

February 22, 2018

  • Casey’s advised of a vehicle parked in their lot overnight at 508 N. Elm St. An officer made contact with the registered owner to remove the vehicle.
  • Schroeder-Slininger Funeral Home reported receiving the Alliant scam phone call. They recognized it as a scam and did not incur a loss.
  • Justin McCool reported a careless driver on 220th Street and traveling toward Jefferson. An officer did not locate the vehicle.
  • A traffic stop in the 200 block of N. Maple Street resulted in Eric Bellinghausen of Jefferson being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of N. Grimmell Road.
  • Brandon Duong spoke with an officer about his phone calls being recorded. The officer is investigating.
  • Dalton Weber reported a possible burglary at 206 N. Oak St. An officer is investigating.

February 23, 2018

  • An officer removed cat from a live trap in the 400 block of E. Park Street.
  • An officer arrested Bruce Erik Johnson, 55, of Jefferson at 509 S. Olive St. on a Carroll County warrant for third-offense OWI.
  • Dave Davis reported receiving the IRS phone scam call. The caller requested personal information and advised Davis he owned back taxes. Davis recognized the call as a scam and ended the call.
  • An officer investigated a two-vehicle property accident at Reed and Olive streets. A 1995 Ford F250, owned by Sloan Plumbing and operated by Benito Ortiz of Grand Junction, was eastbound on Reed Street. At the intersection of Reed and Olive streets, Ortiz’s vehicle struck a northbound vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Caravan, owned and operated by Jessica Haskins of State Center. Neither driver wanted an accident report because no damage was caused to either vehicle. Ortiz was issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • Anna Snizak reported vehicles driving carelessly in the freshman parking lot at the Greene County Community High School. An officer did not locate anyone in the area.
  • A caller reported a barking dog in the 600 block of S. Wilson Avenue. An officer arrived and assisted the animal’s owner in catching the animal, which had slipped its collar and was running loose in the area.
  • The Perry Police Department requested officers to locate a vehicle that nearly struck a pedestrian in Perry. It was believed to be in Jefferson. The officer did not locate the vehicle in question.
  • Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of Ram Drive.
  • An officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at the posted stop sign at Elm Street and Lincoln Way. The officer performed a traffic stop with the vehicle at S. Elm and Madison streets, and an investigation led to the arrest of Tamera Sue Keck, 53, of Jefferson for First-offense OWI and fail to obey a stop sign.

February 24, 2018

  • An officer assisted a motorist with vehicle problems on 220th Street near Elm Street.
  • Casey’s reported a small fuel spill at 508 N. Elm St. The Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to clean up the fuel.
  • Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane.
  • Andrew Golay reported suspicious vehicles parking in the 700 block of S. Oak Street with the drivers using their cell phones.
  • An officer assisted a motorist who had run out of gas in the 300 block of E. Lincoln Way.
  • Casey’s reported a suspicious male purchasing lottery tickets at 508 N. Elm St. The male left the business before the officer’s arrival.
  • Ashley Scanlon requested officers at 402 N. Chestnut St. for a reported domestic situation. An officer’s investigation led to an arrest warrant requested for Beth Anne Laurent, 47, of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault.
  • An officer arrested Rodney James Blackmon, 22, of Jefferson on a traffic stop in the 300 block of N. Chestnut Street. Blackmon had an outstanding Greene County warrant for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.

February 25, 2018

  • An officer checked the Redwood Motel after a 911 cell phone hang-up call from the area. An officer did not find anything out the ordinary.
  • Bruce Binkley reported an overnight burglary to his vehicle at 507 E. Garfield St. Tools and change were removed from the vehicle. An officer is investigating.
  • A caller reported a dog tangled in a chain and barking at 804 W. Harrison St. An officer spoke to the animal’s owner to remedy the issue.
  • A caller reported a male standing at Lincoln Way and Elm Street with a sign requesting money. The officer spoke to the beggar, who left the area.
  • Casey’s reported a gas drive off from 508 N. Elm St. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Mike Sorber reported returning to his vehicle in the parking lot at 106 W. Washington St. and finding new damage on it. The 2011 Ford Taurus was struck on the driver’s door, causing an estimated $1,000 damage. An officer is working with the business to attempt to identify the other driver in surveillance video.
  • A caller advised of people walking around her neighbor’s residence at 404 N. Vine St. An officer did not locate anyone in the area.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 900 block of W. State Street.
  • An officer located an open door at 412 W. McKinley St.
  • Tim Cadden reported the theft of pop cans from 621 S. Cedar St.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane.
  • Officers were requested at 305 E. Lincoln Way for a reported assault having occurred in the residence. The officers’ investigation led to the arrest of Christian James Steburg, 47, of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault-impeding air flow.

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

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