October 17, 2019
- The Jefferson Police Department, Greene County Ambulance, Greene County Sheriff’s office and Iowa State Patrol responded to 220th Street just east of Grimmell Road for a three-vehicle accident. The Greene County Sheriff’s office is handling the investigation and release of information for the accident.
- An officer assisted the Jefferson Fire Department with an electrical fire contained to a furnace at 612 S. Vine St. No damage to the residence was reported.
- A caller reported smoke in the area of the 700 block of N. Cedar Street. An officer located a controlled burn of yard waste occurring at 706 N. Cedar St.
- Officers assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 900 block of N. Maple Street.
- Two Jefferson Police Department Officers responded to assist the Guthrie County Sheriff’s office with a stand-off in Stuart.
October 18, 2019
- Colleen Swain reported a suspicious female in the 1000 block of E. Adams Street.
- The Carroll Police Department requested assistance from an officer in locating a vehicle, possibly in Jefferson, near an ice cream shop. The officer did not locate the reported vehicle in Jefferson.
- A caller reported a suspended driver driving in the 400 block of N. Chestnut Street. An officer did not locate the vehicle.
- A traffic stop at Grimmell Road and Russell Street resulted in Kaylie Millard of Jefferson being issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign.
- Janice Napolitano reported debris in the roadway near Lincoln Way and Maple Street. The object was removed from the roadway.
- David Schrunk reported a group of juveniles, dressed in all black and carrying a bag of eggs near N. High and Washington streets. An officer located the three juveniles and spoke with them. They said they were going to a residence to make hard boiled eggs. The officer advised them he would be looking for them if any reports of criminal mischief come in.
October 19, 2019
- An officer performed a traffic stop with a vehicle that crossed the center line on S. Elm Street. The officer detected signs and odors of alcohol consumption from the driver. He requested the driver to perform standardized field sobriety testing, and the driver showed no signs of impairment during the tests. He issued a verbal warning to the driver and allowed the driver to proceed.
- A caller reported a careless driver on 220th Street, traveling west toward Jefferson. An officer located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop near 220th and N. Mulberry streets after locking the vehicle at 60 in a 55-mph zone. The officer learned the driver, Dale Lee Spaulding, 51, of Breda had an outstanding warrant for domestic abuse assault out of Hamilton County. The officer placed Spaulding in custody and transported him to the Law Enforcement Center, where a Greene County Jailer witnessed Spaulding attempt to flush a smoking device down a toilet. The item was retrieved by the jailer for testing. A deputy charged Spaulding with two counts of bringing contraband into a correctional facility.
- An officer responded to 115 W. State St. for an alarm activation. The officer found employees present, and all was fine at the bank.
- A traffic stop in the 1600 block of Westwood Drive resulted in Robert Schroeder of Scranton being issued a citation for excessive speed.
- Charlie Paniagua spoke with an officer concerning a civil property issue occurring at 402 N. Chestnut St.
- Paul Gehling spoke with an officer about concerns with new rules for students during high school football games. The officer directed him to the school with his questions.
- Ryan Brown reported the theft of a motorcycle from 1006 N. Walnut St. The reported theft occurred sometime in the previous two weeks. An officer is investigating the report.
- A traffic stop near Vine and Monroe streets resulted in Jason Smits of Jefferson being issued a citation for driving while suspended.
- A caller reported loud music coming from a vehicle near Russell Park. An officer did not locate the reported vehicle.
- An officer issued a parking violation notice in the 200 block of S. Maple Street for 48-hour parking violation.
October 20, 2019
- An officer assisted a female with the execution of a court order to retrieve baby items from the residence at 402 N. Chestnut St. During the execution of the court order, a bag of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of suspected marijuana were located in the residence. As the officers were starting to type a search warrant for the residence, the occupant signed a consent-to-search order. The officer removed the items for testing.
- Daniel Scheffers reported a male dressed in black clothing was walking east in the 1200 block of Westwood Drive. Scheffers said the male was screaming things as he walked. An officer and two deputies responded to the area but did not locate the screaming male.
- An officer assisted the Greene County Ambulance with a medical call in the 1400 block of Southfield Drive.
- An officer responded to an alarm activation at 106 W. Washington St. All was secure at the business.
- Officers issued one parking violation notice for street sweeping parking violation during this reporting period.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.