Police blotter, May 2015

police_dept_badgeFollowing are excerpts of activities reported by the Jefferson police department:

Sunday, May 31: At 4:04 pm a complainant reported an alleged assault that took place at Dairy Queen. At 5:53 pm a caller reported a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of W. Washington St. The officer arrested Patrick Kennedy, 30, of Jefferson on outstanding warrants for disorderly conduct, violation of a no contact order and harassment*. At 7:37 pm Collin Richards reported a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 800 block of S. Elm St. The officer arrested Collin Richards, 18, and charged him with domestic abuse assault -serious misdemeanor*. The officer also arrested Vickie Williams, 39, on an outstanding warrant out of Guthrie County. At 8:36 pm Whitney Day reported two missing children from a residence in the 400 block of N. Grimmell Rd.

A family friend who had been staying with the complainant was babysitting and had taken the children without permission. Officers entered the missing children into the NCIC system within the hour. An AMBER Alert was later issued.  The children were found safe at Fort Des Moines Hotel in Des Moines at approximately 4:40 am Sunday. Allison Ann Marie Tucker, 20, was arrested and charged with child endangerment – aggravated misdemeanor.* The incident remains under  investigation at this time. Officers were assisted by the Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Des Moines police department and the Greene County sheriff’s office.

Saturday, May 30: At 5 am Mark Hurley reported an assault at a residence in the 300 block of N. Maple St. The officer’sinvestigation led to the officer charging Mark James Hurley, 50, of Jefferson with one count of assault – serious and one count of assault – simple*. Dakota Gustin, 24, was charged with one count of assault-simple. At 2:48 pm an officer was     advised of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 500 block of S. Oak St. The officer arrested Barbara Hensley, 50, for public intoxication*.

Friday, May 29: At 5:01 pm an officer investigated a traffic collision at W. Adams and N. Elm St. Natalie Mason was southbound on Elm following Melissa Larson. Larson had slowed to turn eastbound on Adams when Mason struck the rear of her vehicle. Mason was cited for failure to stop within a safe distance. Damage to her 2014 Chevrolet Traverse was estimated at $1,700. Damage to Larson’s 2005 Nissan Altima was estimated at $3,000. At 5:50 pm Marianne Carlson reported hit and run damage to a vehicle while it was parked at Hy-Vee. At 8:11 pm a complainant reported harassment by a neighbor in the 1000 block of W. Adams St.

Thursday, May 28: At 9:52 am a resident reported a phone scam where the caller claims to be an employee of Alliant Energy and states their bill is past due. The caller asked for the resident to purchase “Reloadit” money cards to bring the bill current. The resident contacted Alliant Energy and confirmed this was a scam. At 10:24 am an officer investigated a traffic accident in the 600 block of N. Wilson. Robert Anderson of Harlan was operating a 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer northbound on Wilson turning west on W. McKinley St. The driver side of the trailer went into the yard at 608 N. Wilson and struck a utility pole. Alliant Energy was contacted and advised the pole was to be replaced soon and there was not significant enough damage to warrant immediate replacement. At 2:04 pm an officer assisted in transporting a vicious dog to Jefferson Vet Clinic.

Wednesday, May 27: At 11:20 am an officer investigated a traffic accident in the 900 block of S. Elm St. Danene Pena was backing into a private drive when she struck a vehicle parked in the drive. Damage to Pena’s 2003 Ford Windstar minivan was estimated at $500. Damage to the parked vehicle, a 2015 Chrysler 200 owned by Billie Jo Hovick, was estimated at $1,250. At 11:59 am an officer investigated an accident at the intersection of High St and W. Lincoln Way. Leone Harrison was traveling westbound on Lincoln Way. Haley Wiggins was also westbound, waiting for traffic as she prepared to turn south onto High St. The front of Harrison’s vehicle struck the rear of Wiggins’ vehicle. Damage to Harrison’s 2011 Cadillac CTS was estimated at $2,000. Damage to the vehicle Wiggins was driving, a 1996 Toyota Corolla owned by John Wiggins, was estimated at $1,500. At 1:18 pm an officer spoke with a resident about an attempted computer scam. The would-be scammer advised the resident he had won a new Mercedes and $1,000 if he sent money. The resident recognized it was a scam and no money was lost. At 2:57 pm a complainant reported criminal mischief that had occurred at Greene County Community Center the previous day. At 3:29 pm a resident reported a phone scam in which the caller claimed to be an employee of Alliant Energy and stated the resident’s bill was past due. The caller asked the resident to drive to Des Moines to bring the bill current. The resident contacted Alliant Energy and confirmed this was a scam. At 3:42 pm another resident reported the same attempted phone scam involving Alliant Energy.

Tuesday, May 26: At 4:27 pm officers were advised of a domestic abuse assault in the 400 block of N. Cedar St. Shauna Allen, 28, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault – serious*. Christopher Simon Hernandez, 29, was arrested on an outstanding Greene County warrant for theft- fifth degree*. At 5:50 pm officers investigated a two vehicle collision at N. Pinet and W. Adams St. Dennis Jordan was southbound on Pinet St. Leslie Reinhart was eastbound on Adams. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. A passenger in one of the vehicles was evaluated by Greene County Emergency Medical Services and transported to Greene County Medical Center. Jordan was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Damage to his 2000 Ford Ranger was estimated at $3,500. Damage to Reinhart’s 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was estimated at $2,500.

Monday, May 25: ***Pursuant to a fight that took place on April 30 in the 300 block of W. Washington St, an officer has cited Angela Kay Bonnette, 24, of Jefferson and April Elizabeth Doggett, 20, of Jefferson with disorderly conduct*.

Sunday, May 24: At 12:35 am a complainant reported a domestic disturbance that had taken place at Spring Lake and a subsequent child custody issue. At 1:27 am a complainant reported trespass and harassment occurring at a residence in the 500 block of N. Maple St by a separated spouse and his girlfriend. At 11:40 am a complainant reported the theft of an older green Schwinn bike from a yard in the 500 block of S. Oak St. At 12:37 pm an anonymous male reported children running in and out of traffic on the overpass. The officer spoke to the children and contacted their parents. At 2:32 pm a complainant reported harassment by a male who had been driving past a residence in the 500 block of E. Garfield St. Charges are pending completion of the officer’s investigation.

Saturday, May 23: At 12:01 am a complainant reported a vehicle had been taken from the 500 block of N. Maple St without permission. The vehicle was found at a residence in the 300 block of W. Reed Street. Personal belongings were reported to have been removed from the vehicle. The incident remains under investigation. At 11:47 am Dollar General personnel reported a possible shoplifting.

Friday, May 22: At 3:47 pm an officer was advised of a vehicle that had struck a garage in the 500 block of N. Maple St. Matthew Bradley had pulled into the driveway to turn around a 2000 Ford Explorer and in doing so struck a garage. There was an estimated $200 in damage to the house and minor damage to the vehicle.

Thursday, May 21: At 12:30 pm a complainant reported trespassing occurring at a residence in the 500 block of E. Clark St. At 3:09 pm a complainant reported a theft from a residence in the 300 block of W. Reed St. At 8:10 pm a complainant reported a possible phone scam. The complainant reported she received a call from an individual who advised he worked for a computer company. The caller tried to gain access and private information from the complainant but she recognized it was most likely a scam and hung up on the caller.

Wednesday, May 20: At 9:09 am Dollar General personnel reported shoplifting. An investigation was initiated. At 1:51 pm an officer arrested Patrick Kennedy of Jefferson on an outstanding warrant for violation of a protective order (simple misdemeanor)*. *** Pursuant to a complaint initiated on May 8, a warrant has been issued charging Amelia Kennedy, 30, of Jefferson with violation of a protective order*.

Tuesday, May 19: At 10:50 am a complainant reported phone harassment at a residence in the 600 block of N. Locust St. At 3:18 pm a complainant spoke to an officer regarding a minor child who had committed a theft at a local business.

Monday, May 18: At 8:16 am a complainant reported harassment by a neighbor in the 900 block of N. Cedar St.

Sunday, May 17: At 5:03 am Kum and Go personnel reported a domestic disturbance taking place within the store. The female had left the store and had gone to a residence. After the officer spoke to the female she got into a pickup truck and attempted to jump out of the truck while it was moving as she was holding a child. The officer arrested Merissa Shawnay Olson, 25, of Jefferson and charged her with domestic abuse- assault and public intoxication (both simple misdemeanors), and child endangerment (aggravated misdemeanor)*. At 8:50 am a complainant reported criminal mischief to a vehicle where a window had been broken out in the 200 block of W. Adams St. At 10:03 am a complainant reported criminal mischief where a window had been broken out of the Tropical Sno building at in the 200 block of E. Lincoln Way. At 1:26 pm an officer investigated a personal injury collision at N. Maple and W. Adams St. Cheryl Adam was eastbound on Adams. Caitlin Schaben was southbound on Maple. The vehicles collided in the intersection, with Adam’s 2013 Honda Accord vehicle striking the passenger side door of Schaben’s 2002 Ford Focus. Two persons were transported by ambulance for complaints of injuries. Schaben was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Damage to both vehicles was estimated to exceed value. At 8:56 pm Casey’s (N. Elm) personnel reported a counterfeit $20 bill had been passed at the store.

Saturday, May 16: At 7:09 pm Union Pacific railroad personnel reported they had received a trespass complaint of a male riding a three wheeler on railroad property at N. Wilson and McKinley St.

Friday, May 15: Routine activity reported.
Thursday, May 14: At 9 am a complainant reported harassment at a residence in the 600 block of S. Oak St. At 4:16 pm a complainant reported an assault by a juvenile male on an adult female at a residence in the 200 block of W. Adams St. The officer is investigating. At 6:20 pm staff at Dollar General reported a shoplifting incident. The officer is investigating. At 6:44 pm an officer took a report of a hit and run accident the previous day at Greene County High School. While exiting the parking lot, a black pickup truck of an unknown make and model struck the rear of Alex Ratliff’s 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, causing an estimated $100 in damage. The officer is investigating. At 7:33 pm Rachel Hill of Ralston reported a hit and run accident at X-Treme Youth Center (the skating rink). Hill was in her parked 2003 Pontiac Bonneville when a vehicle backed into it and then left. Hill reported the license plate number to the JPD officer, who identified the driver as Phyllis Stabler of Jefferson. Stabler told the officer she didn’t think any damage had occurred. Damage to Hill’s vehicle and to Stabler’s 2005 Buick LeSabre was estimated at $100. No citation was issued due the accident occurring on private property. At 10:50 pm an officer took a complaint of two males attempting to purchase narcotics in front of Sparky’s One Stop on Highway 30 East. The result of the investigation was the arrest of Ordonez Pacheco and Lilio Tinoco Cruz, both of Clinton, NC, for public intoxication.*

Wednesday, May 13: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, May 12: At 4:37 pm an officer arrested Jeremy Andrews on an outstanding warrant for theft – fifth degree*.

Monday, May 11: At 2:25 pm an officer was requested to watch for the driver of a vehicle who had driven off  without paying for gas in Grand Junction. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 1000 block of E. Lincoln Way. The officer cited Kristina Campbell of Boone, for failure to have a valid license. A deputy sheriff handled the gas drive off issue. At 4:18 pm a mother reported her 15-year-old son had not returned home on Harding Road after school. The officer found the boy a couple of hours later walking in the 700 block of S. Maple Street. The boy was returned home. At 7:06 pm an officer was advised of a car in the ditch in the 900 block of W. Russell St. Taylor Ratliff had been driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Impala and had turned off Grimmell Road onto Russell St. In doing so she accelerated, causing the vehicle to fishtail and eventually enter the ditch. Ratliff was cited for failure to maintain control.

Sunday, May 10: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, May 9: At 12:15 am officers were advised of three different reports of fireworks being shot off. The locations given were in the 300 block of S. West St, the 600 block of W. Washington St and the 300 block of N. Pinet St. At 2:25 pm Union Pacific railroad reported two teenagers trespassing near the tracks close to Elm St. At 4:52 pm a complainant reported the theft of two bicycles from the 300 block of N. Cedar St. At 6:17 pm a complainant requested an officer at a residence in the 700 block of N. Cedar St regarding harassing text messages.

Friday, May 8: At 9:43 am Amelia a complainant reported the theft of a stereo out of a vehicle parked in the 500 block of N. Maple St. At 10:30 am a complainant reported a hit and run collision that occurred on May 6 between 1 and 4 pm in the 500 block of E. Adams St. A green 1996 Toyota T100 pickup had been struck in the left front corner causing an estimated $500 in damage

Thursday, May 7: At 2:57 pm an officer and a deputy assisted a motorist with a spill of several bushels of seed corn at the intersection of Highways 4 and 30. *** Pursuant to a report of shoplifting at Kum & Go on May 1, a warrant has been issued charging Jeremy Ernest Andrews, 27, of Jefferson with theft – fifth degree*.

Wednesday, May 6: At 8 am the Greene County Community School District reported a school bus violation at W. Central and N. Pinet St.  The officer is investigating the incident. At 11:29 am an officer was advised of a trespass issue at a city owned property at 107 S. Olive St. At 3:58 pm a complainant reported trespass at Lincoln Ridge Estates.  *** After a reported theft of liquor from HyVee on April 13 a warrant has been issued charging Christopher Simon Hernandez, 29, of Jefferson with theft fifth degree*. ***Pursuant to a report of shoplifting on April 28 at Dollar General a warrant has been issued charging Freedom Hope Ore, 33, of Jefferson with theft – fifth degree*.  *** After a reported assault on April 12 in the 100 block of N. Chestnut St a warrant has been issued charging Lance Maydar Dzuris, 34, of Jefferson with assault – serious misdemeanor*.

Tuesday, May 5: At 4:21 pm a complainant reported a burglary to a garage in the 300 block of N. Oak St. A bicycle and  fishing equipment were reported stolen.

Monday, May 4: At 10:47 pm a complainant reported a burglary at a residence in the 300 block of W. Reed St. Food from a freezer, money, keys for a vehicle and other miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Sunday, May 3: At 2:02 pm officers assisted in catching a lamb at Elm and W. Lincoln Way. At 3:15 pm a complainant reported being harassed by a known male. At 7:51 pm a possible sexual assault was reported to officers. The officer has started an investigation into the matter.

Saturday, May 2: At 5:18 pm a complainant reported a subject trespassing at a residence in the 800 block of S. Elm St.

Friday, May 1: At 12:09 am a complainant reported criminal mischief to a window in the 300 block of W Washington St. At 1:23 am a complainant reported a suspicious male at Washington and Oak St. The officer located the male. Jeremy Ernest Andrews, 26, of Jefferson, was arrested for public intoxication*. At 10:07 am staff at Kum & Go reported a theft of merchandise. The event had occurred earlier in the day and surveillance video was available. The officer has applied for an arrest warrant for Jeremy Ernest Andrews, 26 of Jefferson for theft-fifth degree*. At 12:50 pm a complainant reported harassment by a known female. At 2:04 pm a complainant reported a theft that had occurred during a Craig’s List transaction. At 2:36 pm a complainant reported a hit and run accident that had occurred at Hy-Vee.

*Note: All charges are merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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