Jefferson Police Report May 13

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May 9, 2019

  • The Congregate Meals reported a stray dog in the 400 block of Greenewood Road.
  • A traffic stop in the 200 block of Central Avenue resulted in Jerimiah Geisler of Scranton being issued a citation for defective muffler system.
  • Wilma Willet reported a broken window in the complex at 1216 Westwood Dr. The owner of the property was contacted.
  • A traffic stop at Elm and Sunset streets resulted in Joshua Smithson of Jefferson being issued a citation for failure to wear safety belt.
  • An officer assisted a motorist with mechanical problems in the 200 block of N. Mulberry Street.
  • Boys Town requested a welfare check on a juvenile male at 402 N. Vine St. An officer made contact with the juvenile and a parent and learned he was fine.
  • A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of N. Chestnut Street. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to the driver, who was living in the area.
  • An officer checked on a 911 hang-up Call from 607 S. Locust St. The subject was fine, just having phone issues.
  • A traffic stop in the 400 block of E. Madison Street resulted in Lathan Davis of Churdan being issued a citation for excessive speed.
  • A traffic stop at Lincoln Way and Elm Street resulted in Ryan McCauley of Bayard being issued a citation for driving while suspended and failure to obey a stop sign.

May 10, 2019

  • An officer assisted with a Life Line Activation in the 600 block of S. Chestnut Street.
  • An open door was located by an officer at 1002 N. Cedar St. The officer secured the building.
  • An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 1000 block of W. Adams Street.
  • A motorist reported a possible intoxicated person walking around near the Bell Tower. An officer made contact with a male in the vicinity of the Bell Tower and spoke with him. The male was not intoxicated but did have an outstanding Greene County arrest warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of fourth-degree theft. The officer arrested Richard Lee Norton Jr, 39, of Panora on the warrants and transported him to the jail.
  • A Heart and Solutions councilor spoke with an officer about concerns with a male juvenile in Jefferson. The youth made very troubling statements during a session. The officers made contact with the juvenile male and transported him to emergency room for a medical evaluation by a doctor.
  • Tammy Binkley spoke with an officer concerning a civil child custody issue occurring at 802 W. Lincoln Way.
  • Tiffany Kersey Johnson reported unwanted contact from a known female in the 100 block of E. Lincoln Way. An officer made contact with the female, who advised she would end the contact.
  • Patricia Coleman spoke with an officer concerning a property line issue occurring at 1001 N. Cedar St.
  • An officer assisted a, Iowa Department of Human Services case worker with the removal of a child from his father’s custody at 402 N. Vine St.
  • Scott Weber reported a dog running loose near Westwood Street and Lincoln Way. The animal was picked up by its owner as an officer responded to the area.
  • Kathi Hoskinson requested an officer to check on a suspicious male walking around the Jefferson Little League Complex. The officer spoke with the male, who was looking for keys he lost in the area.
  • An officer investigated a backing accident in the 100 block of E. Madison Street. A 1995 Ford Escort, owned by David Goin of Jefferson, was parked on the street, and a vehicle backed into the Goin vehicle and left the area. The Goin vehicle received $200 in damages to the driver’s side. The officer spoke to witnesses and later located the other vehicle involved in the accident at the residence of 402 S. Georgia St. The officer spoke to the owner, who advised he was the other vehicle involved. The 1998 Chevrolet C2500, owned and operated by Nathan Merrill of Jefferson, was undamaged. The officer requested arrest warrant for Merrill for driving while revoked. operating without required interlock device and unsafe backing upon a highway.
  • A caller reported a possible intoxicated driver leaving the casino at 777 Wild Rose Lane. An officer did not locate the reported vehicle in the area.
  • An officer assisted the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department at 106 W. Washington St. after an evacuation of the building due to smoke. The fire department could not find the source of the smoke and did not locate any fire.
  • Heidi Miller reported her vehicle became stuck in the mud while parked near the Jefferson Little League Complex. She advised the vehicle would be removed the following day.

May 11, 2019

  • An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 600 block of S. Chestnut Street.
  • A caller advised of the smell of natural gas near the Skatepark. An officer checked the area and did not locate any odors.
  • Kristina McDonald reported an intoxicated male just left her residence at 609 E. Adams St.and possibly had a loaded handgun in the vehicle. The person was later located in Guthrie County.
  • Janon Olson reported she believed a male had been in her residence at 606 N. Olive St. An officer did not locate anyone in the residence.
  • Gary Hall turned in a stack of credit cards he located at 108 N. Elm St. An officer returned the items to their owner.
  • Abby Binkley reported her small dog escaped from 606 W. Harrison St. An officer did not locate the animal.

May 12, 2019

  • A traffic stop in the 800 block of E. Lincoln Way resulted in Kelsey Stringer of Jefferson being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
  • Jackie Cram reported a stray dog at 106 W. Washington St. The animal made its way home before an officer arrived. The officer spoke to the animal’s owner, who advised it got out of his residence when his wife walked to the store.
  • An officer spoke to two juvenile males after catching them on the roof of the shelter house at Russell Park. The two were warned about the incident by the officer.
  • Dorena Wilson reported a possible sick raccoon at 2 Park Ave. S. The animal had returned to the woods before the officer arrived.
  • An officer checked on a business alarm activation at 106 W. Washington St. All was fine at the business.

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

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