July 5, 2019
- A traffic stop in the 1500 block of N. Elm Street resulted in Janet Sondgeroth of Jefferson being issued a citation for operation without registration.
- The Jefferson Vet Clinic advised an officer of a dog bite that occurred at 604 W. Reed St. A guest in the residence waked the sleeping dog. Having been awoken by a stranger, the animal bit the guest’s arm. The officer is working with the animal’s owner in a 10-day quarantine process at the family’s residence.
- An officer conducted a funeral escort.
- A Greene County Fair board member requested an officer at the shower/bath house at the fairgrounds for a couple who had been locked in one restroom for approximately eight hours. An officer persuaded the couple to unlock the door and speak with him. Robert Kovar and Aimee Alderman were both advised not to return to the property or face trespassing charges.
- An officer was requested to assist a Genesis worker in coaxing a client to the emergency room for a medication evaluation.
- A traffic stop in the 700 block of N. Elm Street resulted in Jessica Lande being issued a citation for excessive speed.
- A local retail store requested assistance at 606 U.S. Highway 30 East with a person refusing to leave the business. The person was gone upon the officer’s arrival.
- Michael Olson reported his daughter works at a local retail store and the male was back at the business and refusing to leave. An officer arrived, located the male in a vehicle and told him the business wished for him to leave and not return.
- Sheryl Reed requested an officer to unlock the shower/bath house at the Greene County Fairgrounds. An officer did not have a key to the facility, but a county employee arrived and unlocked the facility for use.
- Brandon Gustoff reported fireworks being set off in the 600 block of S. Maple Street. An officer did not locate the source of the fireworks.
- A caller reported fireworks near the Jefferson Municipal Swimming Pool in the 700 block of S. Maple Street.
- Joel Erritt reported fireworks in the 800 block of W. Adams Street. An officer spoke to a group in the area and advised them to end the fireworks because they did not have a permit to set them off.
July 6, 2019
- The Union Pacific Railroad reported the railroad crossing at N. Grimmell Road had a piece of metal sticking up. They advised repair crews were on their way to fix the issue.
- An anonymous caller advised of a loud outside party occurring in the 100 block of N. Cedar Street. An officer informed the group of the complaint and advised them either to wrap up for the evening or quiet down.
- An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 400 block of Greenewood Road.
- A person brought a male’s wallet to the Law Enforcement Center that he found on S. Elm Street. An officer was able to return the wallet to the owner.
- A caller reported a large rock in the roadway near Elm and Russell streets. An officer did not locate the reported object.
- Billie Jo Hovick reported an occupied suspicious vehicle parked in the 500 block of W. Harrison Street. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to the female driver, who said she was waiting to meet her grandchildren and did not need assistance.
- An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 100 block of Ram Drive.
- A local retail store reported two stray dogs at 606 U.S. Highway 30 East. The owner was present when an officer arrived, and the owner said the dogs got out of a fenced area at his residence, which is out in the county.
- Janon Olson reported fireworks near Chestnut and McKinley streets. An officer did not locate the source.
- Josh Turner advised of two dogs running loose in the 800 block of W. Mahlon Street. An officer spoke to the owner, who said his children let the animals out. He said he would remedy the issue.
- Gayle Pike reported fireworks being set off on S. Grimmell Road. Residents in the area had obtained a fireworks permit form the city and were allowed to set them off.
July 7, 2019
- Kathy Dobney reported a suspicious male on a bicycle following her as she walked on E. Lincoln Way. An officer was not able to locate the suspicious.
- A traffic stop at Lincoln Way and Elm Street resulted in Danielle Huss of West Des Moines being issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign.
- A local retail store reported a gas drive-off from 303 N. Elm St. in the amount of $30. The clerk provided a plate number and vehicle description to an officer, who learned the person was from Boone and requested a Boone Police Department Officer to advise him of not paying for his fuel. The male called the store and the debt was paid.
- Two callers reported a male riding a bicycle and knocking on doors, offering to paint house numbers on the curb in front of the residence for a fee. An officer knows the reported painter and is working to locate him and inform him about door-to-door sales without a permit from the Jefferson City Hall.
- Jeanie Adams reported an extremely loud vehicle in the 400 block of N. West Street. An officer did not locate the reported vehicle in the area.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.