Sheriff’s report, April 2015

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

Thursday, April 30: At 7:36 am a deputy investigated the theft of hybrid seed corn from a bulk fill planter in the 300 block of J Ave in Highland Township.

Wednesday, April 29: At 7:38 am, a deputy was asked to investigate a harassment concern that involved several youngsters at the school bus stop in Scranton. At 9:40 am a deputy was advised of excessive amounts of manure being drug onto the roadway from a feedlot on County Road P-46 (W Ave) near 230th St in Junction Township. At 10:12 am a deputy while on routine patrol initiated a traffic stop for speeding and subsequently arrested James Terrill Perry, 37, of Omaha, NE, for driving while barred*.

At 11:02 am two deputies assisted JPD officers with a traffic accident at W. Washington and N. Elm St in Jefferson. At 4:44 pm three deputies and the Greene County EMS all responded to 904 Emerald Ave in Kendrick Township to investigate a reported ATV rollover accident that claimed the life of 8-year-old Grant Robbins. Grant was driving a Polaris Ranger XP two seat side-by-side ATV and was attempting to turn into the driveway at the residence, when the ATV rolled onto the driver’s side, trapping him under the roll bar frame. Grant was not wearing a helmet or a seat belt at the time of the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Tuesday, April 28: At 11:12 am a deputy was dispatched to investigate the report of a custom operated Big A spraying vehicle that had run a stop sign and nearly caused an accident at the intersection of 250th St and T Ave in Grant Township. The driver of the Big A was located and advised that he would be issued a citation for failure to obey a stop or yield sign. At 2 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 700 block of Sand St in Churdan to investigate a reported violation of a no contact order. The male that violated the NCO was not found at that time, but will be charged with domestic abuse assault and the violation of a no contact order. The female involved in the altercation will also be charged with a violation of a no contact order. At 2:01 pm a deputy investigated the report of the violation of a no contact order that occurred on the bike trail near the intersection at 252nd St in Grant Township. Charges will be filed after further investigation.

Monday, April 27: At 6:37 am a deputy was unable to locate the origin of an abandoned E-911 call that originated near Stanton and Cedar St in Scranton. At 7:11 am a deputy was dispatched to the 800 block of Lincoln St in Scranton to investigate criminal mischief to personal property. At 10:21 pm a deputy assisted a JPD officer with a call in the 300 block of E. Madison St in Jefferson.

Sunday, April 26: At 8:55 am a deputy was dispatched to the car wash in Grand Junction to investigate criminal mischief and the theft of money from the wash bay coin machines. At 10:01 am a deputy investigated criminal mischief to a vehicle at the Casey’s General Store in Grand Junction. At 3:18 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 500 block of South 11th St in Grand Junction for a reported fight in progress. Several juveniles were questioned about fighting with an adult male at the residence. At 9:47 pm a deputy was dispatched to a car-deer accident on Highway 30 between R and S Ave west of Grand Junction. Wilmar Aguilar Flores of Jefferson was westbound on Highway 30 when a deer ran from the ditch and struck his vehicle. Flores was not injured but his 2008 Toyota Camry sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages.

Saturday, April 25: At 1:17 pm a deputy assisted JPD officers with a call in the 600 block of W. Washington Street in Jefferson. At 6:19 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of Main Street in Rippey to investigate the report of stolen personal property. At 8:05 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 600 block of Dudley St in Churdan to investigate the report of missing DVDs and jewelry boxes from the residence.

Friday, April 24: At 3:55 pm the chief deputy sheriff talked to a male subject in the 1300 block of 100th St in Dawson Township about a harassment concern. At 9:18 pm a deputy investigated criminal mischief to a vehicle that was parked in the Greene County High School parking lot in Jefferson.

Thursday, April 23: At 8:34 am, a deputy was dispatched to the 100 block of Wise Street in Paton to investigate a harassment concern. At 1:13 pm a deputy spoke to a resident in the 800 block of Percival St in Grand Junction about a possible stolen computer. At 3:37 pm, a deputy was dispatched to investigate a harassment complaint in the 400 block of 11th Street South in Grand Junction involving a Jefferson resident. At 5:55 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 1900 block of 318th St in Willow Township to investigate a reported suspicious vehicle. At 7:32 pm a deputy was advised by a Grand Junction resident of the theft of an antique rendering kettle from a residence in the 1000 block of W Ave in Junction Township. At 10:04 pm, a deputy assisted a JPD officer with a call in the 300 block of N. Elm St in Jefferson. At 11:36 pm a deputy assisted a JPD officer with checking a reported suspicious person in the 1000 block of N. Elm St in Jefferson while the officer was still involved with the previous call.

Wednesday, April 22: At 11:44 am a deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of Redwood Ave in Dawson Township to take custody of a bag of controlled substance that was found in a wooded area. At 2:17 pm a deputy and the Jefferson fire department were dispatched to a reported car fire at 210th St and O Ave in Hardin Township. Nickolas J Killion, 15, was eastbound on 210th St when he lost control and drove into the ditch. His vehicle then caught on fire and was extinguished by Jefferson fire units. Killion was not injured, but 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier was determined to be a total loss. Killion was issued a citation for failure to maintain control. At 3:41 pm, a deputy assisted with locating a vehicle in Scranton that was involved in a reported hit and run accident in Jefferson earlier in the day. At 9:05 pm a deputy and the Rippey fire department were dispatched to a brush fire in the 1900 block of 318th St in Washington Township. The origin of the fire is under investigation at this time.

Tuesday, April 21: At 12:00 am, the chief deputy sheriff investigated a reported fight between inmates in the jail. At 10:37 am a deputy was dispatched to the 1100 block of Livingston St in Churdan to investigate criminal mischief to a garage door window. At 6:09 pm a deputy assisted JPD officers with a domestic family altercation in Jefferson. At 8:51 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 1700 block of County Road E-26 in Hardin Township (170th St) for a reported car-deer accident. McCellan Siruta, 27, of Jefferson, driving his 2000 Jeep Wrangler, was westbound when a deer ran onto the roadway and was struck by the Siruta vehicle. Siruta was not injured but his 2000 Jeep Wrangler sustained an estimated $2,500 in damages. At 9:38 pm, a deputy assisted with traffic control on Highway 30 near Q Ave east of Jefferson while a JPD conducted field sobriety and the subsequent arrest of a female subject for OWI. At 9:48 pm a deputy was advised that he was needed at a residence in the 200 block of Main St in Rippey to investigate a possible domestic assault that had happened earlier in the day between family members. The assault is under investigation at this time pending the locating of both parties involved.

Monday, April 20: At 6:45 am, a deputy was dispatched to a two vehicle accident on Highway 30 near T Ave east of Jefferson. A 1989 Ford F 150 pickup being driven by Reginald Lee Stuhldryer, 38, of Grand Junction was westbound when he attempted to pass a 2015 International semi-tractor trailer owned by Fort Dodge Distributing Company Inc. and being driven by Joshua Jerome Orr, 27, of Fort Dodge. As Stuhldryer was attempting to pass the semi, he noticed an eastbound vehicle approaching and drove into the south ditch to keep from hitting the oncoming vehicle. The Stuhldryer pickup then came back onto the highway and was struck in the rear by the semi. No injuries were reported. Stuhldryer was cited for failure to prove security against liability- accident related and unsafe passing. Damage to his pickup truck was estimated at $1,000. Damage to the semi-tractor was estimated at $2,000. At 7 am the chief deputy dheriff investigated the report of fraudulent practices involving the inheritance of money and personal property from a Greene County resident. At 8:47 am a deputy was dispatched to the Grand Junction Car Wash to investigate an attempted burglary to the building. No entry was gained into the car wash. At 9:41 am the chief deputy sheriff was advised of the possible location of stolen property taken from a residence in Grand Junction. At 8:41 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of 16th St in Grand Junction to investigate the report of stolen property. Some of the items were recovered and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

Sunday, April 19: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, April 18: At 12:58 pm a deputy spoke with a Paton resident about a harassment concern.

Friday, April 17: At 10:25 am the chief deputy sheriff investigated a vehicle in Grand Junction that was reported to have some type of law E=enforcement markings still visible on the car and that is now owned by a civilian. At 6:55 pm dispatchers were advised that a female had gotten into the water at Henderson Park and was at first unable to get back to shore. The Jefferson Fire Department was dispatched, then advised to disregard as the female had gotten back to shore safely. At 9:18 pm a deputy was advised and investigated a suspicious white pickup truck pulling a bumper hitch livestock trailer near a feed lot in the 1400 block of 215th St.

Thursday, April 16: At 11:07 pm a deputy assisted Carroll County deputies with a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 30 in Carroll County.

Wednesday, April 15: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, April 14: At 12:42 pm a deputy was advised of several bicycles that were located in the 300 block of Division St in Grand Junction. A Grand Junction city employee transported the bikes to the city shed. At 6:55 pm a deputy was dispatched to Scranton to investigate the report of two subjects trespassing on Union Pacific railroad property. The deputy located the youth and advised them that if they are found on railroad property again, they will be issued citations for trespassing.

Monday, April 13: At 2:44 am a deputy was dispatched to a reported car in the ditch at the Highway 4 curve and 140th St east of Churdan. After an investigation, the deputy issued a citation to Chloe R. Russell 19, of Omaha, NE, for failure to maintain control. Russell was not injured and the damage estimate was unreportable. At 11:20 am three members of the sheriff’s office assisted a probation officer with a probation search of a residence in the 900 block of Grant St in Scranton. At 3:48 pm a deputy and a DOT enforcement officer responded to a reported single vehicle accident on County Road N-65 (D Ave) near County Road E-13 (110th St) in Cedar Township. Philip Edward Shaw, 46, of Des Moines was northbound on N-65 when the 1996 GMC K3500 pickup truck pulling a gooseneck trailer loaded with 10 large round bales of hay went into the east ditch. Shaw was not injured but his truck and trailer were estimated to be a total loss. Shaw was issued multiple citations from the DOT Officer. At 5:43 pm two Greene County deputies were asked to help locate a runaway juvenile from Grand Junction. The female was located walking near Grand Junction and transported to the Greene County Law Enforcement Center to be picked up by her biological mother.

Sunday, April 12: At 12:30 am a deputy was advised of a possible hit and run accident that occurred earlier in the day on Saturday in Grand Junction. The owner of the car was unsure if she wanted to file an accident report. At 5:11 am a deputy was dispatched to the 1000 block of Main St in Grand Junction to investigate the report of an assault that had occurred late in the evening on Saturday in Grand Junction.

Saturday, April 11: The chief deputy sheriff will be charging Kyle Alan Abernathy of Grand Junction for operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent* after he had taken a pickup truck without permission and drove it into a ditch. At 11:51 am the chief deputy sheriff, K-9 Leo and a deputy investigated a residence in Grand Junction for possible drugs and drug paraphernalia. Charges will be pending upon the results from the Department of Criminal Investigation laboratory. At 7:11 pm Union Pacific railroad dispatchers advised the sheriff’s office of a male subject trespassing on railroad property near the railroad crossing on Kirkwood Ave west of Jefferson. Ronald Pappas, 52, was arrested for trespassing on railroad property* by the deputy after he was warned by a JPD officer earlier in the day for being on railroad property near Jefferson.

Friday, April 10: At 6:58 am the sheriff was dispatched to the 200 block of Cartwright St in Rippey to investigate an abandoned E-911 call that had mapped to a residence in that block. Everyone was found to be safe and well after checking several homes in that immediate area.

Thursday, April 9: At 9:06 pm a deputy assisted a JPD officer with a traffic accident in the 500 block of N. Elm St in Jefferson.

Wednesday, April 8: At 3:52 am three members of the Greene County sheriff’s office and the Grand Junction fire and rescue squad responded to a reported house fire at 104 W. Main St in Grand Junction. The home, which is owned by Jason Harvey, sustained major damage. Harvey reported that there were five occupants in the home at the time of the fire and all escaped without incident. No damage estimate or cause has been determined at this time. The home to the east of the Harvey home, which is owned by Terry Hoefle, also sustained major siding damage. At 2:14 pm a deputy, Scranton fire and rescue and Greene County Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched to the 800 block of Stanton St in Scranton to investigate the report of an accidental firearm discharge. It was reported that two male subjects were cleaning a 9mm handgun when it accidentally discharged, striking Mikael Winblad in the right forearm. The deputy applied bandages and pressure to the wound until EMS arrived on scene. Winblad was transported to the Greene County Medical Center for further medical attention. His wound was not believed to be life threatening. The accident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office. At 9:53 pm a deputy was dispatched to a reported one vehicle accident at the T intersection of County Road P-33 (S Ave) and 218th St in Hardin Township. Jeffery John Brant, 36, of Carroll was eastbound on 218th St and did not realize that he was at a T intersection, driving into the east ditch on P-33. Brant and a female passenger were not injured in the accident, but his 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix sustained an estimated $1,500 in damages. Brant was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.

Tuesday, April 7: No activity reported.

Monday, April 6: At 3:36 pm the chief deputy sheriff and the sheriff investigated a trespassing concern at the Shelter Stor-All units in Scranton. At 6:32 pm a deputy was asked by the Boone County sheriff’s office to help locate a hit-and-run driver living in Greene County that was involved in an accident in Boone. Neither the vehicle nor the driver was located at that time. At 7:53 pm the Jefferson fire department, Greene County Emergency Medical Services and a deputy all responded to a garage fire in the 800 block of Orchard Ave in Hardin Township. Damage was contained to the roof of the building.

Sunday, April 5: At 2:30 pm a deputy was advised of a trespassing concern in the 600 block of Sand Street in Churdan. At 3:52 pm a deputy investigated the report of several youth climbing on the basketball hoops in the Scranton city park. The youth were not located upon the deputy’s arrival. At 7:12 pm a deputy was dispatched for a motorcycle that had struck and killed a dog in the 1200 block of 110th St in Highland Township. David John Ensley, 61, of Ogden was eastbound on 110th St when a dog ran onto the roadway and was struck by Ensley’s motorcycle. David Ensley was not injured but his Canam 3-wheel motorcycle did sustain an estimated $2,000 in damages.

Saturday, April 4: At 12:24 pm the chief deputy sheriff assisted a Jefferson PD officer with a minor fire investigation at a house in the 400 block of N. Cedar Street in Jefferson. At 1:04 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of 6th Street in Grand Junction to investigate criminal mischief to several windows and a door. At 4:30 pm, a deputy was dispatched to the 2200 block of County Road E-18 (130th St) in Paton Township to investigate the reported theft of car tires.

Friday, April 3: At 2:14 am a deputy was asked to check a reported small brush fire on private property north of Highway 30 near M Ave west of Jefferson. The location was reported as a controlled burn by the land owner earlier in the day on Thursday. At 2:30 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 100 block of 185th St in Kendrick Township to investigate the theft of a two cylinder engine. At 7:17 pm a deputy while on routine patrol in Scranton initiated a traffic stop for speeding and subsequently arrested Mariah Morgan Haley, 19, of Scranton for driving while barred (habitual offender)* and discovered that she was wanted on a Carroll County warrant*. She was booked into the Greene County Jail, then transported to Carroll County.

Thursday, April 2: At 10:40 am a deputy assisted the Iowa State Patrol with a traffic accident on Highway 30 at Pioneer Ave. No injuries were reported due to the accident. At 6:42 pm a deputy spoke with a Grand Junction resident about the possible criminal activity of a male subject. At 10:54 pm a deputy was dispatched to the 300 block of County Road E-19 (130th St) in Cedar Toiwnship to investigate a trespassing concern.

Wednesday, April 1: At 12:40 pm fire units from Jefferson and Churdan were dispatched to a corn stalk field fire in the 1300 block of 170th St in Hardin Township. A controlled burn from Tuesday rekindled after the high winds blew embers into a nearby stalk field. The fire departments were aided by a farm neighbor with a tractor and field implement. At 2:15 pm, fire departments from Jefferson, Scranton and Bagley all responded to a structure fire at 1243 305th St in Greenbrier Township. A small shop building and a larger machine shed and contents were destroyed due to the fire.

At 8:25 pm a deputy was dispatched to a car-deer accident that occurred on Highway 30 near the Raccoon River Bridge west of Jefferson. Amy Marie Briol 25, of Carroll, was westbound on Highway 30 when a deer ran onto the roadway and was struck by the Briol van. No injuries were reported but Briol’s 2007 Chrysler van sustained an estimated $2,500 in damages.

*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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