Sheriff’s report, January 2015

Sheriff badge freeFollowing are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Saturday, Jan. 31: At 2:00 am, a deputy initiated a traffic stop and subsequently arrested Ryan William Boge, 21, from Harcourt for operating while intoxicated (OWI)-first offense, failure to obey a stop sign, speeding, failure to yield to emergency vehicle and eluding*. At 4:30 pm a deputy and Churdan fire and rescue were dispatched to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of County Roads E-19 (140th St) and N-65 (D Ave) in Cedar Township. Joan Louise Nugent, 75, of rural Churdan was attempting to turn onto E-19 Street from N-65 when her vehicle slid into the ditch and struck a power pole, causing the pole to fall onto the truck. Nugent was not injured but her 2001 Ford Ranger pickup truck sustained an estimated $4,000 in damages. Midland Power Cooperative responded to replace the pole. At 6:18 pm a deputy checked an abandoned vehicle that had slid into the ditch at the intersection of County Road P-14 (I Ave) and 170th St in Bristol Township. Due to weather conditions the vehicle was marked for removal at a later time. At 8:02 pm a deputy was dispatched for the report of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 144 near 214th St north of Grand Junction. The vehicle had been removed before the deputy’s arrival. At 9:07 pm a deputy while on routine patrol in Churdan noticed a fire hydrant that had been struck and broken off. A city maintenance employee was advised of the broken fire hydrant.

Friday, Jan. 30: At 5:05 pm a deputy located and arrested Jacob Monroe Cullum, 29, of Paton on warrants from Webster County. The deputy transported Cullum to the Greene-Webster County line for further transport by a Webster County deputy.

Thursday, Jan. 29: At 7:21 am a deputy was dispatched to a reported electrical power pole that was sparking at County Road P-14 (J Ave) and 270th St in Greenbrier Township. Midland Power Cooperative was advised and sent a crew to repair the line. At 5:56 pm a deputy was dispatched to a car-deer accident on County Road E-53 (235th St) near Q Ave east of Jefferson.  Brett Steven Magee, 54, of Jefferson was west bound on E-53 when a deer ran onto the roadway and was struck by his vehicle. No human injuries were reported, but Magee’s 2007 Chevrolet van sustained an estimated $2,500 in damages. At 6:20 pm a deputy was advised of another car-deer accident on E-53 east of Scranton. The driver reported that she was leaving the scene and would pick up a state report at the Law Enforcement Center. At 10:22 pm a deputy was asked to check on a small unattended fire in the 300 block of West Main St in Grand Junction.

Wednesday, Jan. 28: At 7:08 am a deputy was dispatched to the 1200 block of 180th St in Bristol Township for the report of a suspicious person walking on the roadway. The deputy determined that the male subject in question had run out of gas and was knocking on the door of that residence to get help. The deputy transported the male to another location to find fuel. At 4:09 pm a deputy assisted the Department of Human Services with an investigation in Cooper. At 6:08 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 100 block of Hager St in Grand Junction to investigate criminal mischief to a window. At 7:09 pm, a deputy was advised of a reported fire in a home in the 700 block of North St in Churdan. The Churdan fire and rescue determined the fire to be electrical. A damage estimate is not known at this time.

Tuesday, Jan. 27: At 8:51 am, the Jefferson police department, Greene County sheriff’s office, Jefferson fire department and Greene County EMS all assisted the Iowa State Patrol with a single vehicle rollover accident in the 1500 block of 235th St just east of Jefferson. Martin Perez Velazquez, 52, of Rippey was eastbound on 235th St when he lost control of his Chevrolet C1500 pickup truck and it entered the north ditch and rolled onto its top. Velazquez and a passenger in his truck, Sergio Luis Perez, 16, were transported to Greene County Medical Center for observation. At 11:59 am a deputy was dispatched and investigated a bag of trash that was illegally dumped in the ditch in the 1300 block of 120th St in Highland Township. At 5:05 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of 1st St in Grand Junction to investigate the report of the theft of a television from the residence.

Monday, Jan. 26: At 5:37 am a deputy was advised of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of County Road E-39 (210th St) in Kendrick Township. A vehicle description and plate number were provided to the deputy. At 2:37 pm two deputies and the Grand Junction fire and rescue squad responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 30 at 11th St in Grand Junction. Agina Dee Walker, 54, of rural Jefferson was westbound on Highway 30 nearing 11th St North. Ashley Marie Tesdahl, 21, of Grand Junction was southbound on 11th St. She advised she stopped at the stop sign at Highway 30, but as she proceeded onto Highway 30 she entered Walker’s path and was struck. Tesdahl was transported by Grand Junction rescue to Greene County Medical Center for further evaluation. Two youngsters in her vehicle were not injured, nor was Walker. Tesdahl was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. Damage to her vehicle (make and model not listed) and to Walker’s 2013 Dodge was estimated at $8,000 each.

Sunday, Jan. 25: At 4:14 am, a deputy and Grand Junction fire and rescue were dispatched to a two vehicle accident east of Grand Junction on the Highway 30 overpass. Anthony Paul Tasler, 40, of Ankeny was westbound on Highway 30 when his 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara crossed the center line on the bridge and struck David Dean Youngren, 51, of Boone, who was driving a 1990 Jeep Wrangler. Neither driver was injured, but their vehicles each sustained an estimated $5,000 in damages. After an investigation by the deputy, Tasler was arrested for operating while intoxicated (OWI)-first offense and issued a citation for failure to maintain control*.

Saturday, Jan. 24: Routine activity reported.

Friday, Jan. 23: At 4:16 pm a deputy was advised and is investigating criminal mischief to a vehicle in the 2100 block of Neola Ave south of Jefferson.

Thursday, Jan. 22: At 1:54 pm two deputies investigated a reported suspicious vehicle in Rippey and subsequently arrested Robert Lee Kraft, 27, of Perry on outstanding warrants from another county. Also arrested at that time was Rachel Nicole Glover, 31, also from Perry for interference with official acts.* At 4:42 pm a deputy was advised of a careless and erratic driver entering Greene county from Carroll County. The deputy located the reported vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on that pickup. The driver was evaluated and the Greene County K-9 unit was dispatched to search the pickup. Nothing was found and the driver was then allowed to proceed.

Wednesday, Jan. 21: At 10:22 am fire units from Rippey, Grand Junction, Jefferson and Perry all responded to a house fire in the 300 block of 3rd St in Rippey. A rental property owned by Mark Quillen of Perry was totally engulfed in flames when the first fire units arrived on scene. No one was in the residence at the time of the fire. Quillen stated that the family renting the property was in the process of moving out. The house was a total loss and the fire is still under investigation at this time. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Grand Junction EMS. At 3:35 pm a deputy investigated the report of check fraud at the Casey’s General Store in Grand Junction. At 4:22 pm, a deputy investigated the report of illegal dumping along the roadway in the 1400 block of Kirkwood Ave in Jackson Township. The deputy checked for a personal identifier within the disposed household trash.

Tuesday, Jan. 20: At 6:55 am the chief deputy sheriff was dispatched to a reported single vehicle accident on County Road E-18 (130th St) east of Paton. Aaliyha Renee Scott, 17, of Pilot Mound was westbound when she lost control of her 2003 Ford Excursion and it rolled onto its top into the south ditch. Scott and a passenger, Vanessa Lynn Scott, 16, also of Pilot Mound, had to be extricated due to the vehicle being completely filled with snow as it slid on its top before coming to a complete stop. Aaliyha Scott was air lifted from the scene and taken to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Vanessa Scott was transported by Ogden EMS to Mary Greely Medical Center in Ames. The Ford Excursion was estimated to be a total loss. Units responding to the scene were Paton fire, Grand Junction fire and rescue, Ogden fire and EMS and deputies from the Boone and Greene County sheriff’s offices. At 7:53 am the sheriff was advised and responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on County Road E-53 (230th St) near T Ave between Jefferson and Grand Junction. Sergio Luis Perez, 16, of Rippey was eastbound when he lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang due to frost on the roadway. The car slid into the south ditch and struck a utility pole. Perez was extricated from his vehicle by responding fire units from Grand Junction and Jefferson. Perez was transported by the Greene County Emergency Medical Services to Greene County Medical Center for further evaluation. The vehicle was estimated to be a total loss.

Monday, Jan. 19: No activity reported.

Sunday, Jan. 18: At 7:18 pm, a deputy was dispatched to a car-deer accident on County Road E-53 (237th St) and Jordan Ave west of Jefferson. Amelia Marie Kennedy, 30, of Jefferson was eastbound on E-53 when a deer ran onto the roadway and was struck by the Kennedy vehicle. Kennedy was not injured but her car did sustain an estimated $2000 in damages. At 3:39 pm a deputy assisted a JPD oficer with a domestic call in the 400 block of Harding Road in Jefferson.

Saturday, Jan. 17: At 1:32 pm, a deputy was dispatched to the 700 block of Walnut St in Scranton to investigate the report of a 4- wheel ATV and a dirt bike being ridden on public property. The owner was located and advised that citations will be issued if it occurs again. At 3:24 pm, a deputy assisted the Fort Dodge police department with a burglary and theft investigation concerning a Greene County resident. At 9:19 pm a deputy and fire units from Scranton, Churdan and Ralston were dispatched to the report of a semi-tractor trailer that was on fire on County Road N-65 (D Ave) and 170th St in Kendrick Township. A 2007 Peterbilt semi-tractor that is owned by KC Logistics LLC of Menlo and being driven by Keith Lyle Partlow, 36, of Menlo was southbound on N-65 when he reported smoke filling the cab of his semi-tractor. The origin of the fire is unknown at this time but the semi-tractor was reported to be a total loss. The estimated loss to the tractor is $35,000.Partlow was not injured.

Friday, Jan. 16: At 5:19 pm a deputy was dispatched to the Scranton Community building to investigate the report of inappropriate touching of a juvenile female by a juvenile male after getting off the school bus. At 7:57 pm, a deputy assisted an Iowa State Patrol officer with transporting a male driver whose driving privileges were suspended to the Law Enforcement Center after an arrest by the trooper. At 10:25 pm, a deputy assisted an Iowa State Patrol Officer with a traffic stop at the Sparkey’s One Stop in Rippey.

Thursday, Jan 15: At 2:50 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 1100 block of South 8th St in Grand Junction to investigate a harassment complaint. At 3:58 pm a deputy was dispatched to a reported two vehicle accident in the 700 block of Locust St in Scranton. Douglas Allen Lange, 41, of Scranton was northbound on Locust Stand attempting to turn left into his driveway when a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS being driven by Matthew Phillip Rastetter, 41, of Rockwell City failed to slow and struck the rear of the Lange’s 2009 Chevrolet Silverado K350. Neither driver was injured and only minor damage was reported to both vehicles. Rastetter was issued a citation for failure to stop in a safe and assured distance.

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, Jan. 13: At 12:05 pm three members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Carroll police department in locating and arresting Cody Lee Sellman, 25, of Carroll in Scranton on warrants from Carroll County. At 9:09 pm two deputies were dispatched to Rippey for the report of a two vehicle accident. Courtney Lynn Johnson, 16, of Rippey was southbound on Highway 144 and attempting to turn left onto Main Street in Rippey, when due to slick road conditions she struck a parked 2012 Ford F350 truck owned by Brubaker Enterprises also of Rippey. Johnson was not injured but her 2008 Ford Focus sustained an estimated $2500 in damages. The Brubaker pickup sustained an estimated $4,000 in damages. Johnson was cited for failure to maintain control of her vehicle.

Monday, Jan. 12: At 11:30 am after a traffic stop in Scranton by two Greene County deputies, the vehicle was towed to the impound lot in Jefferson after the driver, Ray L Stanton, 45, of Scranton was determined to be suspended from driving. At 12:32 pm a deputy was advised by a home owner in the 400 block of 225th St in Scranton Township of a possible theft of personal property.

Sunday, Jan. 11: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, Jan. 10: At 2:30 pm a deputy investigated a harassment concern from a resident in the 1100 block of Lincoln St in Scranton.

Friday, Jan. 9: At 10:04 am a deputy was dispatched to the 1600 block of Kendrick St in Scranton to investigate the report of trespassing. At 3:26 pm a deputy was advised of the possible theft of prescription medication that a male subject did not receive in the mail. At 9:39 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 1600 block of Kendrick St in Scranton to investigate the report of suspicious activity.

Thursday, Jan. 8: At 12:15 pm Greene County EMS, the Greene County sheriff’s office, the Jefferson police department and fire units from Jefferson and Grand Junction all responded to a residential fire at 405 E. Perry St. in Jefferson. The home was fully engulfed upon the arrival of fire units. At 3:46 pm a deputy was advised of cattle on the roadway at County Roads E-33 and P-14 in Bristol Township. The cattle were secured in a barn and fenced lot area. At 4 pm a deputy was dispatched to the report of cattle along the roadway at County Road E-63 and PL-14 in Greenbrier Township. The owner of the cattle was notified and placed the cattle back into the field.

Wednesday, Jan. 7: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, Jan. 6: At 4:38 pm a deputy was dispatched to the Raccoon River bridge on County Road E-53 west of Jefferson to assist a motorist who had slid into the guard rail of the bridge. Mary Jo Murphy, 54, of Scranton was eastbound when due to slick road conditions her 2003 Buick Century struck the guard rail. Murphy was not injured but her vehicle sustained an estimated $4000 in damages.

Monday, Jan. 5: At 4:45 am a deputy was dispatched to a car-deer accident on Highway 30 just west of K Ave west of Jefferson. Jacob Stanley Eischeid, 22, of Jefferson was westbound when he struck a deer that ran onto the roadway. Eischeid was not injured by his 2012 Nissan Versa sustained major damage. At 2:17 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 1700 block of Quaker Ave in Grant Township for the report of a car that had slid into the ditch due to slick road conditions. The vehicle was later removed by the owner with no damage to the car. At       10:30 pm, a deputy was dispatched to a vehicle that was northbound on Highway 4 and lost a wheel, but was off the roadway. Due to a tow ban in effect, the Nissan pickup will be removed on Tuesday morning.

Sunday, Jan. 4: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, Jan. 3: At 1:08 am a deputy assisted a Guthrie County deputy with trying to locate a vehicle that had been pursued into Greene County from Guthrie County. The car was not located by the deputies at that time. At 4:30 pm a deputy and a JPD officer placed several dogs into the animal shelter after they were brought to the law enforcement center. The dogs were dumped at a rural residence and were transported to Jefferson by the home owner. At 8:09 pm four members of the Greene County sheriff’s office and the Grand Junction fire and rescue all responded to the report of a male subject that had been shot with a small caliber hand gun while walking in the 400 block of Rebecca St in Grand Junction. Patrick Ryan Thompson, 24, of Grand Junction was transported to Greene County Medical Center for a small caliber gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. After an investigation at the scene and several deputies speaking with Thompson at the medical center, it was determined that the gunshot was accidentally self-inflicted by Thompson and no other individuals were involved as first reported. Charges are pending upon further investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Friday, Jan. 2: At 1:02 am a deputy was dispatched to a reported single vehicle accident on 228th St and V Ave west of Grand Junction. After an investigation and field interview with the driver of the vehicle, the deputy did arrest Michael Merlin Matthews, 19, of Grand Junction for operating while intoxicated- first offense, failure to maintain control and operation without registration*. At 3:50 pm three members of the Greene County sheriff’s office and an Iowa State Patrol officer all assisted the Perry police department with stopping a vehicle on Highway 144 near Rippey after the driver of the car walked away from a medical facility in Perry.

Thursday, Jan. 1: At 10:15 am a deputy investigated a report of phone harassment in the 500 block of Jefferson St in Scranton.

*In all cases when a defendant has been charged, this is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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