July 16, 2019
- While conducting a park check, an officer located more graffiti with spray paint at Head Park at 706 W. Head St. Officers are currently working with local business in attempts to develop suspects in the criminal mischiefs to area parks.
- A caller reported a careless driver on Iowa Highway 4, traveling northbound toward Jefferson. An officer did not locate the reported vehicle.
- A local retail store spoke with an officer about a bad check taken at the business at 303 N. Elm St. The check was written on June 21 and was returned by the bank. A 10-day notice had been delivered by the business, but no one has contacted them about the issue. An officer requested an arrest warrant for Ronald Allen Siedelmann, 63, of Audubon for fifrth-degree theft.
- Terri Ford reported a stray dog running at large in the 500 block of W. Madison Street. An officer later located the animal and its owner. The owner was given a deadline to comply with animal licensing and given a warning for the animal at large.
- Bill Monroe reported the theft of a ladder from 300 S. Chestnut St. The ladder was valued at $200.
- Jade Nunez reported two violations of a no-contact occurred via Facebook Messenger messages. An officer is investigating.
- Veronica Ellsbury reported receiving threatening videos from her ex-husband. Officers spoke to the male at 604 S. Walnut St., who admitted sending the videos to Ellsbury. The officer arrested Shawn Allen Ellsbury, 51, of Jefferson for first-degree harassment.
- An officer helped resolve a civil property issue occurring between family members at 504 S. Cedar St.
- A traffic stop at 220th Street and Oakland Avenue resulted in Dylon Ysker of Ogden being issued a citation for operation without registration.
July 17, 2019
- An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 100 block of Ram Drive.
- An officer responded to an alarm activation at 204 W. Harrison St. An employee tripped the alarm accidentally.
- Tom Oyres requested an officer at 409 N. Maple St. for an unwanted male at the residence. The male left before the officer arrived.
- A caller reported a fire under a tree at 704 N. Cedar St. An officer spoke to a resident and learned he was burning construction waste. The resident was advised to put the fire out and informed that only yard waste can be burned in town.
- Jacob Eischeid spoke with an officer about a civil issue concerning a vehicle with a family member at 2009 N. Mulberry St.
- A caller reported a female urinating outside in the 300 block of N. Oak Street. An officer did not locate anyone in the area.
- Jose Carmen Diaz-Corona spoke with an officer concerning a civil renter issue occurring at 600 W. Washington St.
- An officer assisted a resident who was locked out of a residence in the 400 block of S. Locust Street.
- An officer recognized a vehicle parked at the Wild Rose Casino that is often driven by a male with a barred driver’s license. The male has eluded numerous law enforcement agencies in the past year, including a Jefferson Police Department officer. The officer spoke with casino surveillance team members about the issue. The video was reviewed, and it was found the male drove the vehicle to the casino and was still currently on the gaming floor. The officer eventually located the male on the east side of the Cobble Stone Hotel. Ronald Lynn Becker, 48, of Boone was arrested for driving while barred.
- Sandy Groves reported a kitten trapped in a storm drain at Lincoln Way and Cedar Street. An officer contacted a Jefferson firefighter and a worker with the Jefferson Public Works Department for assistance, and together they were unable to retrieve the animal.
- An officer was advised that Ronald Becker had bonded out of the Greene County Jail after his earlier arrest for driving while barred. The officer saw Becker walking northward toward the casino on N. Elm Street. The officer advised the casino to monitor the cameras and advise law enforcement should Becker return to his vehicle. The officer stood by in the area. A short time later, the casino informed the officer that Becker was leaving the casino parking lot in the vehicle. The officer located the vehicle just north of the casino on Iowa Highway 4 and attempted a traffic stop with the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, and a chase ensued. The vehicle turned west on 210 Street and travelled westbound, with the officer giving chase. The vehicle reached speeds of 95 mph on the paved roadway and 80 mph on 210th Street, which is a granular-surface roadway. At the T intersection of 210th Street and M Avenue, Becker was travelling too fast to make the turn, and the vehicle entered the west ditch. Becker fled on foot. The officer was then assisted by several Jefferson Police Department officers, the Greene County Sheriff’s office and K-9 unit, the Boone County Sheriff’s office K-9 unit and a Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy. Becker was not located after a perimeter was established. The officer requested arrest warrants for Ronald Lynn Becker, 48, of Boone for driving while barred and eluding.
- Melissa Smith requested an officer at 304 E. Lincoln Way for a fight between two adult male tenants. An officer was able to speak with both parties and defuse the issue for the evening.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.