Jefferson Police Report March 2-10

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March 2, 2018

  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 500 block of E. Monroe Street.
  • A business at 606 Highway 30 East turned in a counterfeit $100 bill. The business had taken the fake in a transaction last weekend. An officer is investigating.
  • Kelly Freeman reported a juvenile walking in the area of the 300 block of S. Olive Street without any shoes on. An officer responded but did not locate the juvenile.
  • An officer investigated a one-vehicle property-damage accident in the 200 block of W. Russell Street. Richard Klein of Scranton was operating his 2008 Toyota Rav 4 eastbound on Russell Street when he fell asleep, and the vehicle left the roadway, striking a tree. Estimated damage to the vehicle was $2,000. The tree was damaged and will need to be removed. Klein was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.
  • Officers assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 1200 block of N. Elm Street.
  • Bill Monroe requested an officer to remove a sign for a gun show in the area of the 400 block of N. Elm Street. The sign was on the city right-of-way and was not a visual obstruction and sowas not removed.
  • Jordan Sloan reported receiving harassing text messages from an unknown sender. An officer contacted the sender and advised the the sender to end the contact.

March 3, 2018

  • A business requested an officer at 777 Wild Rose Lane for a female with mental issues. The officer provided the female a ride to the Greene County Medical Center emergency room to be evaluated by a medical doctor.
  • A traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Head Street resulted in Dustin Evans of Jefferson being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • Officers were requested at 1000 W. Lincoln Way for an unruly patient. An officer assisted the staff in calming the patient down.
  • Nicole Dennhardt requested officers at 401 N. Wilson St. for a reported civil property issue.
  • An officer located a stray dog in the 400 block of N. Wilson Avenue. The owner called the Law Enforcement Center and said his dog ran away. The officer returned the animal to the owner.
  • An officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rushview Drive.
  • Rhonda Thomas requested a welfare check on a female in the 300 block of Greenewood Road. An officer made contact with the female, who was fine.
  • Bret Bast reported a stray pit bull entered his residence at 203 E. Perry St. and attempted to attack him. Bast killed the animal while it was attempting to bite him. Bast did not receive any open wounds from the attack. The animal’s owner called the Law Enforcement Center to report her dog was missing. The animal’s remains were returned to the owner for burial.
  • Brooke Venteicher turned in a set of keys she located in the 600 block of W. Washington Street.
  • An officer assisted a motorist with vehicle problems near S. Elm and Sunset atreets.
  • A traffic stop in the 300 block of S. Grimmell Road resulted in Matthew Casey of Madrid being issued a citation for operation without registration.
  • A traffic stop was performed with a vehicle in the 200 block of N. Locust Street. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Allyn James Case, 30, of Jefferson for first-offense OWI, child endangerment and improper registration plate lamp.
  • Steve Cort reported a loud vehicle near Harrison and Pinet streets.

March 4, 2018

  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 600 block of W. Washington Street.
  •  An officer checked on a business alarm activation at 403 W. Head St. All was fine at the business.
  • An officer removed two stray cats from a live trap in the 600 block of Rushview Drive.
  • A caller reported a stray dog near Maple and State streets. The officer checked the area but did not locate the animal.
  • Lilly Hinote reported a stray dog at 600 S. Locust St. An officer placed the stray in the Animal Holding Facility.
  • Marvin Ross reported damage to a fence at 103 E. Monroe St. A neighbor damaged the fence by pushing snow against it.
  • An officer completed a funeral escort.
  • Mark Cranston reported the smell of smoke in the area of the 100 block of W. Adams Street. An officer determined a downtown business was roasting coffee beans.
  • Eric Chrystal reported unwanted contact from Vickie Williams. An officer advised Williams to end the contact.
  • Kimberly Garcia reported the theft of her wallet from her purse while shopping at 106 W. Washington St. An officer is investigating.
  • An officer removed a bat from the residence at 306 N. Cedar St.

March 5, 2018

  • An officer assisted The Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 600 block of S. Locust Street.
  • John Lynch reported receiving the Publishers Clearing House phone call scam. Lynch recognized the call as a scam and did not participate and incurred no loss.
  • A business reported the theft of a GPS unit from a customer’s vehicle at 777 Wild Rose Lane. After watching surveillance video, it was determined the theft had not occurred at the business.
  • Miranda Paris reported striking a pole in the parking lot at 507 N. Elm St. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado suffered a reported $1,000 in damages. The pole was not damaged in the incident.
  • Officers were called to 401 N. Wilson Ave. for a domestic situation between a mother and daughter. An officer ended up taking the daughter to the Greene County Hospital emergency room to be evaluated by a medical doctor.
  • April Hopkins requested officers at 504 S. Cedar St. for a domestic situation occurring between her and her boyfriend. Officers arrived and learned of a verbal argument. The male party left the residence for the evening to allow for a cool-down period.
  • Officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 1100 block of McDuffie Drive.
  • Jessica Kelton requested an officer at 305 N. Chestnut St. for a possible person outside her window. The officer did not find any prints in the fresh snow or anyone in the area.

March 6, 2018

  • An officer investigated a two-vehicle property-damage accident at Wilson and Clark streets. A 2016 Ford Explorer, owned and operated by Jennifer Johnston of Jefferson, was southbound on Wilson Avenue, and Melinda Millard was eastbound on Clark Street in a 2000 Honda Odyssey, owned by Arthur Hardman of Jefferson. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The Johnston vehicle struck a utility pole after impacting with the Hardman vehicle. The officer estimated damage to the Johnston vehicle at $2,000 and damage to the Hardman vehicle at $1,500. Estimated damage to the pole, owned by Alliant Energy, was $1,500. Johnston was issued a citation for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right.
  • Patricia Coleman reported a neighbor parking a vehicle on her property at 9017 N. Cedar St. An officer spoke to the neighbor, who moved the vehicle.
  • An officer performed a funeral escort.
  • A traffic stop was performed in the 200 block of N. Olive Street resulted in Jacob Sunde of Scranton being issued a citation for driving while suspended and failure to provide proof of security liability.
  • A traffic stop near Cedar and Clark streets resulted in Vickie Williams of Jefferson being issued a citation for driving while suspended and failure to provide proof of security liability.
  • A traffic stop at Washington and Elm streets resulted in Zachary Danner of Grand Junction being issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign.
  • A traffic stop in the 300 block of W. Lincoln Way resulted in Leslie Miller of Perry being issued a citation for failure to provide proof of security liability. During the stop, an officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. During a probable-cause search of the vehicle, the officer located a smoking device and suspected marijuana. Future charges are pending the results of testing of the seized items.

March 7, 2018

  • A traffic stop performed at 220th Street and Doreen Wilbur Drive resulted in the officer arresting Renae Jane Baugh, 36, of Jefferson for first-offense OWI and insufficient number of headlamps.
  • An officer performed a funeral escort.
  • Susan Herrick requested a welfare check on her dogs at 407 S. Olive St.
  • A U.S. Postal Service carrier reported a stray pit bull running freely in the area of the 500 block of W. Reed Street. An officer located the animal’s owner and gave them a time period to become compliant with animal licensing and a verbal warning for the animal at large.
  • An officer assisted a motorist who had run out of fuel near Elm Street and Lincoln Way.
  • Mike Millard reported receiving a scam letter claiming he owed money for car repairs. He does not own a vehicle and recognized the letter as a scam.
  • Nate Byerly reported a suspicious person working on the ATM in the 200 block of W. Washington Street. An officer made contact with the person, who had the proper credentials to be there.
  • An officer located an open door at 901 N. Elm St.
  • Officers issued 10 snow emergency tickets during the last snow event.

March 8, 2018

  • A traffic stop was performed in the 200 block of W. Madison Street, resulting in Sean Coil of Jefferson being issued a citation for operation without registration.
  • An officer located a vehicle with an open door parked at a residence in the 300 block of S. Wilson Avenue. The officer secured the vehicle.
  • The Greene County Sheriff’s office requested assistance from an officer at the Greene County Hospital emergency room with an unruly juvenile.
  • Joan Collison reported opening a package delivered to her residence at 503 E. Madison St. that actually should have been delivered to E. Monroe Street. An officer advised Collison to return the package to the U.S. Post Office and explain to them what happened.
  • A caller reported a vehicle drove through the yard at 703 N. Wilson Ave, causing damage to the yard. An officer spoke to the resident at this address, who parks and drives through his yard. He had no idea who called.
  • Susan Herrick requested a welfare check on her dogs at 407 S. Olive St.
  • A caller reported a barking dog in the 500 block of S. Cedar Street. An officer spoke to the animal’s owner about resolving the issue.
  • An officer checked on a vehicle with the hood open in the 200 block of E. Lincoln Way. The driver said he had help on the way.
  • A traffic stop in the 500 block of N. Locust Street resulted in Ricky Comer of Grand Junction being issued a citation for failure to have a valid driver’s license and open container.

March 9, 2018

  • An officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rush View Drive.
  • An officer spoke to officials at the Greene County Middle School concerning a parent’s comments on social media about a teacher.
  • The Peony Restaurant reported the theft of a TV and satellite TV box from 101 E. Lincoln Way. An officer is investigating.
  • An officer performed a funeral escort.
  • A caller reported a careless driver heading into Jefferson from the south on Iowa Highway. 4. An officer stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver about the complaint.
  • Connie Simons reported a careless driver on 220th Street, heading into Jefferson from the west. An officer stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver about the complaint.
  • An officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rush View Drive.
  • An officer assisted a motorist with vehicle issues in the 100 block of W. Lincoln Way.
  • Lisa Aldrich reported receiving unwanted letters from someone incarcerated at Oakdale. An officer spoke to command staff at the prison to end the unwanted contact.
  • Justin Durlam dropped off a wallet at the Law Enforcement Center that he had found at 104 W Washington St. An officer returned the wallet to its owner.
  • An officer located an unsecured door at 901 N. Elm St. The officer was able to secure the business after checking inside.

March 10, 2018

  • Ellen Ritter reported someone knocking on her door at 204 N. West St. An officer arrived in the area and located a young male in the area who had found a stray dog. The officer returned the animal to the owner and gave a time period to become compliant with city animal license ordinances.
  • A traffic stop was performed in the 300 block of S. Elm Street, resulting in George Byerly of Jefferson being issued a citation for failurw to have a valid driver’s license.
  • A traffic stop was performed in the 700 block of E. Lincoln Way, resulting in Douglas Long of Grand Junction being issued a citation for excessive speed.
  • Scott Brackett reported criminal mischief to his residence at 702 N. Cedar St. He identified a suspect, and an officer is investigating the event.
  • An officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rush View Drive.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call at 1000 W. Washington St.
  • An officer performed a funeral escort.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 200 block of N. High Street.
  • Velazquez Smith reported a female standing beside a vehicle at 1207 N. Elm St. who was drinking a bottle of alcohol and yelling at children in a van. An officer was given the description of a gray van with a back window broken out. The officer did not locate the vehicle at that time near Fareway. A few minutes later, officers observed a van meeting the description given at Sparky’s, which is located at 606 Highway 30 East. An officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle outside the business. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Amber Marie Benavides, 25, of Grand Junction for first-offense OWI, disorderly conduct, operation without registration, failure to provide proof of financial liability, failure to have a valid driver’s license and fraudulent use of registration.
  • Abby Binkley reported a possible intoxicated driver in Jefferson. The vehicle in question was found to be parked at a residence in town.
  • A caller reported two people sitting in the street at Monroe and Olive streets. An officer made contact with a couple in the middle of the street in the 500 block of S. Cedar Street. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Amanda Jo Goodpaster, 30, of Missouri for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. During the booking process, Goodpaster assaulted the officer and a Greene County Deputy Sheriff. She was charged with one count of assault of persons in certain occupations and one count of assault of persons in certain occupations causing injury.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane.
  • A business reported a vehicle parked in the parking lot at 508 N. Cedar St. that is blocking the handicap parking spot. After numerous attempts to reach an owner of the vehicle, an officer had the vehicle towed from the area.
  • An officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rushview Drive.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of Ram Drive.
  • A caller reported receiving a message on Facebook that her husband had assaulted her and she needed help at 1107 N. Maple St. Officers arrived as a male was barricading himself in the garage. An investigation led to the arrest of Chad Lee Ferguson, 45, of Jefferson for third-offense domestic abuse assault, interference with official acts and obstruction of emergency communications.

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

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