Police blotter – May 2017

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

Wednesday, May 31: At 3:52 pm Mike Nicolini of Massillon, OH, reported his vehicle had been struck while parked at the Super 8 hotel. The 2001 Honda Accord sustained a reported $1,500 in damages. At 5 pm a complainant reported $300 in change missing from his garage in the 500 block of S. Chestnut St. The officer is investigating. At 5:53 pm an officer assisted a worker with a spray applicator that had broken down in the 1800 block of N. Elm St.

Tuesday, May 30: At 12:35 pm a school employee brought a dog to the LEC that had been found in the parking lot at Greene County High School. The officer placed the dog in the animal holding facility. At 5:51 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at Elm and W. Lincoln Way. Paul Gehling of Scranton was stopped at the posted stop sign at the intersection. Sawyer Schiltz of Jefferson, driving a 2007 Eton moped, was stopped behind the Gehling vehicle. Schiltz advised his hand slipped, causing him to move forward and strike the rear corner of the Gehling’s 2003 Dodge Durango. Both vehicles suffered very light damages. Schiltz was cited for fail to maintain control. At 9:47 pm an officer covered a car-deer accident at Highway 30 and N. Elm St. A 2014 Ford F150, owned and operated by Jennifer Noccola of Temperance, MI, struck a deer as she approached the intersection from the west. The vehicle had a reported $1,000in front end damage.

Monday, May 29: At 11:03 am staff at Kum & Go reported the theft of 10 plastic tubs from behind the business. The tubs are owned by Farner Bocken and are utilized for deliveries to the business. At 11:59 am an officer responded to a backing accident at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Delmar Hobart of Prole backed his 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck into a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica owned and operated by Brian Wilson of Jefferson. Damage to Wilson’s vehicle was estimated at $1,500. Damage to Hobart’s vehicle was estimated at $500. At 12:49 pm a complainant reported a male pounding on the Wells Fargo ATM in the 200 block of W. Washington St. The officer made contact with the male and learned he was making repairs to the ATM. At 2:52 pm a resident advised she had located a stray Yorkie near S. Wilson and Park St. The officer placed the dog in the animal holding facility.

Sunday, May 28: At 4:39 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the parking lot at Kum & Go. A 2014 Ford Focus owned by Misty Bettey of Scranton was parked at the gas pumps. Henry Christiansen of Jefferson was backing his 2008 Chevrolet Impala from a parking space next to the store but struck Bettey’s vehicle. Christiansen was cited for failure to provide proof of financial liability. Damage to both vehicles was minimal. At 7:10 pm staff at Hy-Vee requested an officer for a male subject who had allegedly stolen alcohol from the business. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Timothy Darrell Emery, 50, of Ames for theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*.

Saturday, May 27: At 1:12 am an officer was leaving the parking lot of the LEC when he witnessed a female running from a residence in the 100 block of E. Monroe St. The female was holding a baby as she ran and was bleeding from a cut on her forehead. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Steven Logan Dzuris, 29 of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault- third offense (class D felony)*.

Friday, May 26: At 8:05 am an officer investigated a backing accident at Casey’s General Store (N. Elm St). Lucas Fisher of Dana was backing his 2007 Jeep Liberty in the lot and struck a 2007 Mitsubishi passing by, owned and operated by Kayleigh Harrah of Jefferson. Damage to Harrah’s vehicle was estimated at $1,500. Damage to Fisher’s vehicle was estimated at $100. No citation was issued as it occurred on private property. At 3:32 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of W. Lincoln Way and Vine St. Monica Smith of Jefferson was eastbound on Lincoln Way. Natalie Payan of Rippey was westbound on Lincoln Way but turned left in front of Smith’s vehicle. The vehicles collided. Efren was cited for failure to yield upon left turn. Damage to the vehicle she was driving, a 1999 Lexus RX3 owned by Efren Payan of Rippey, was estimated at $3,000. Damage to the vehicle Smith was driving, a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire owned by Melissa Smith of Jefferson, was also estimated at $3,000. At 3:55 pm an officer was requested at a residence in the 800 block of W. Washington St for a reported domestic situation between a 16-year-old male and his mother. The officer is sending an assault charge against the son to juvenile court. At 10:15 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at Elm and W. Lincoln Way. Angela Jennings of Jefferson was eastbound on Lincoln Way and had stopped as posted. Deb Morrell of Jefferson was northbound on S. Elm St. She left the posted stop sign and attempted to turn left onto Lincoln Way, but her vehicle made contact with the front of Jennings’ vehicle as it was stopped. Morrell stated she swerved to avoid a cat during the turn. Morrell was cited for failure to yield have the roadway. Damage to the vehicle she was driving, a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 owned by Subway, was estimated at $1,000. Damage to Jennings’ 2002 Pontiac Bonneville was estimated at $2,000.

Thursday, May 25: At 8:53 am a complainant reported the unauthorized use of his credit card. The complainant discovered his card was missing and advised his bank. The bank advised of three transactions on the account he had not completed. The officer is investigating. At 1:32 pm a complainant reported a “road rage” incident in the 100 block of W. Lincoln Way. The complainant advised a vehicle began to back from a parking spot. She honked her horn to warn the driver of her presence. The vehicle followed her vehicle and a male passenger yelled obscenities at her. At 2:24 pm management at A & W advised of a bicycle that had been in the bike rack there for several weeks. The officer placed the bike in the Impound Lot. At 3:36 pm an officer assisted a deputy in investigating a juvenile who had been caught with an e-cigarette on a school trip to Spring Lake. School officials also located other e-cigs in the student’s backpack. The juvenile female was issued a citation for minor in possession of tobacco/vapor products – first offense.

Wednesday, May 24: ********  Positive lab results are back from suspected narcotic related items taken into evidence on a traffic stop in the 600 block of E. Lincoln Way on May 7. Arrest warrants have been requested for Dylan Scott Davis, 18, of Grand Junction for possession of marijuana- first offense (serious misdemeanor), and interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanors)*.

Tuesday, May 23: Routine activity reported.

Monday, May 22: At 7:46 pm a complainant reported criminal mischief to her vehicle parked in the 200 block of E. Washington St. The rear window had been broken out of her 2015 Dodge Caravan. Damage was estimated at $500.

Sunday, May 21: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, May 20: Routine activity reported.

Friday, May 19: At 2 pm a complainant reported the theft of a moldboard plow from a residence in the 600 block of E. Adams St. The complainant did not know how long the item has been missing.

Thursday, May 18: At 4:21 am a caller advised of barking dog running freely through the neighborhood in the 200 block of N. Oak St. Dalton Weber was issued a citation for animal annoyance/disturbance. The officer gave Weber a period of time to become compliant with city animal licensing. At 4:56 pm a complainant reported the theft of the battery from a vehicle in the 400 block of W. Adams St.

Wednesday, May 17: At 3:25 am an officer made contact with a juvenile male walking in the 300 block of W. Washington St. The officer issued the teen a curfew citation and sent him home. At 5:31 pm a complainant reported a burglary to a camper in the 300 block of W. McKinley St. Appliances and a TV had been removed from the camper sometime in the last few months. At 6:55 pm a complainant reported an identity theft. Subjects were attempting to gain credit cards in his name.

Tuesday, May 16: At 6:58 pm a complainant reported an overnight burglary to his vehicle in the 500 block of E. Garfield St. Cash was removed from the unlocked vehicle. The officer is investigating.

Monday, May 15: At 10:54 am a traffic stop performed at Elm and W. Lincoln Way result in Margaret Jessica Ruth Wilson being arrested for driving while license revoked*. At 12:31 pm a resident caught a loose dog on N. Elm St. He met the officer at the animal holding facility, where the animal was placed.

Sunday, May 14: At 11:14 am a complainant reported an overnight burglary to her vehicle in the 400 block of S. Vine St. Money was removed from the vehicle. The officer is investigating. At 8 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the private parking lot at St Joseph Catholic Church. Nash Ubel of Indiana backed his 2004 Honda Accord into a parked 2013 Jeep Compass owned by James Lorenzen of Jefferson. Both vehicles had a reported $800 in damages.

Saturday, May 13: At 7:39 pm a complainant reported juveniles on the railroad tracks near the N. Cedar St crossing. The officer located two male juveniles on the tracks. He took them to the LEC and contacted parents to pick them up. The officer is sending juvenile trespass charges to the juvenile court.

Friday, May 12: At 9 am a complainant reported the theft of a cell phone while at Greene County Medical Center. The officer is requesting video and is investigating. At 10:18 am a complainant reported an overnight burglary to a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Rushridge Rd. Money was removed from the vehicle. The officer gathered items for fingerprinting and is investigating.

Thursday, May 11: (Edited) At 3:03 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at N. Chestnut St and E. Washington St. Tim Johnson of Jefferson was westbound on Washington St driving his 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck. Kelly Wilson of Independence, MO, was northbound on Chestnut St driving his 2015 GMC K3500 pickup truck. Wilson left the posted stop sign and struck Johnson as he passed through the intersection. The Johnson vehicle continued to travel west. While trying to regain control of his vehicle, Johnson stepped on the accelerator and brake pedals simultaneously. His vehicle reversed and entered the yard at 100 E. Washington St. He traveled into the yard at 102 East Washington before entering back onto Washington Street. Johnson backed across the street and struck the northwest corner on the Jefferson fire department building. Johnson was transported by Greene County Emergency Medical Services for possible injuries. His vehicle was a total loss. Damage to Wilson’s vehicle was estimated at $2000. Damage to the fire department building was estimated at $15,000. Wilson was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. At 5:17 pm a caller advised of possible criminal mischief occurring at Washington Park. The subjects had left the park area. Obscenities were drawn on a slide. At 6:51 pm a resident caught a stray dog near Lincoln Way and Wilson. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility. At 7:56 pm a county resident brought a stray dog to the LEC that he had captured in the county. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility.

Wednesday, May 10: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, May 9: At 3:09 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at N. Vine and W. Clark St. Russell Scott of Jefferson was northbound on N. Vine St when his 2016 Chevrolet Cruz was struck by a westbound 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Shane Nissen of Carroll in the intersection with W. Clark St. Scott was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Both vehicles suffered severe and disabling damages. The officer estimated damage at $12,000 to each vehicle. At 3:25 pm an officer was requested at the Greene County Middle School. Working on a student tip, school officials had conducted a search of a female student’s bag. Suspected marijuana was located in the bag. The officer gathered the item into evidence and is sending it to the lab for testing. Criminal charges are pending the lab results. At 3:55 pm a complainant reported she was assaulted by a known female while at Hy-Vee. The officer has requested surveillance video and is investigating the claims. At 4:54 pm an anonymous caller advised of a group of juveniles at Russell Park using severe profanities. She had asked them to stop, but they began cursing at her. The officer made contact with the group. Three juvenile males were advised by the officer that they were not allowed in the park for 30 days as a consequence to their actions. At 6:35 pm a complainant reported a possible burglary at 111 N. Chestnut St. The caller is the property manager for the vacant building’s owner. She had located doors removed from the hinges inside the locked building. The officer is investigating. At 6:53 pm officers assisted a female whose dog had fallen into a storm sewer intake in the 1100 block of W. Lincoln Way. The officers were able to get the animal out of the water intake. At 7:12 pm an officer was flagged down and advised of a dog running freely in the 300 block of S. Grimmell Rd. The animal was caught and placed in the animal holding facility.

Monday, May 8: At 7:15 a caller advised someone had tied a black lab to her fence in the 400 block of W. Sunset Road. The animal was placed in the animal holding facility. At 12:36 pm management at Kum & Go reported a gas drive off of $16.62. The officer has reviewed video of the event and is investigating. At 2:02 pm officers were requested to pick up a suspected narcotic smoking device at Greene County Elementary School. The paraphernalia was located in a student’s backpack. The officer is investigating.

Sunday, May 7: At 1:36 pm an officer performed a traffic stop in the 600 block of E. Lincoln Way, resulting in Dylan Davis, 18, of Grand Junction being cited for possession of alcohol be person under legal age*. The officer also seized suspected drugs and drug related items from the vehicle. Future charges are pending lab results. At 2:06 pm an officer removed a deceased cat from a yard in the 500 block of E. Park St. At 5:07 pm a Paula Parris reported her vehicle had received damage while parked at Fareway. The officer estimated the damage at $500. At 5:55 pm the Fayetteville, NC, police department advised of a female subject in the Jefferson area. It was reported she may be suicidal. The officer later located the female walking on S. Elm St. The female was not suicidal, but had nowhere to go. The officer made contact with local clergy, who met them at the Redwood Motel. The church assisted the female with a room for the night. At 6:35 pm a complainant reported the theft of fuel from vehicles at Louk Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning in the 600 block of N. Elm St.

Saturday, May 6: At 11:01 am an anonymous caller advised of a pit bull continually allowed to roam free at a residence in the 400 block of W. Russell St. The officer spoke to the animal’s owner and advised in the future she would be cited if the animal leaves her property. At 6:34 pm a complainant reported the theft of a bicycle from a residence in the 100 block of S. Grimmell Rd. At 8:07 pm a complainant reported a stray dog in the 400 block of N. Wilson. The officer returned the animal to the owner and gave them a time period to have the animal licensed.

Friday, May 5: At 10:05 am an officer investigated a backing accident in the 100 block of N. Vine St. Denise Christiansen of Jefferson was backing from a parking spot but struck a passing vehicle driven by Jessica Paulson of Boone. Christiansen was cited for unsafe baking upon a highway and failure to provide proof of financial liability- accident related. Damage to the 2008 Chevrolet Impala she was driving, which is owned by John Cooke, was estimated at $1,000. Damage to the passing vehicle, a 2003 Ford Taurus owned by Donna Paulson, was also estimated at $1,000. At 10:33 am staff at Kum & Go reported a small gas spill. The officer arrived and spoke with a female who was having issued fueling her vehicle, causing the spill. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Kimberly Ann Mustang, 37 of Des Moines for operating while intoxicated- first offense (serious misdemeanor), and interference with official acts and disorderly conduct (simple misdemeanors)*. The Jefferson fire department cleaned up the small gas spill. At 11:45 am an officer was requested to investigate the theft of a pair of tennis shoes at Greene County High School. A 16-year-old male juvenile will be charged in juvenile court for theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*.

Thursday, May 4: Routine activity reported.

Wednesday, May 3: At 10:51 am a complainant reported the theft of asparagus from a garden in the 700 block of W. Harrison St. The officer was requested to tell the subject involved that he is not welcome on the property in the future. At 2:12 pm a complainant reported fraudulent use on his Medicare card in Georgia. The officer is investigating.

Tuesday, May 2: At 2:53 am a complainant reported a subject trespassing on her property at a residence in the 100 block of E. Washington St. After officers arrived, they arrested Ricky Eugene Comer, 61, of Grand Junction for trespass- simple*. Officers also located a plastic baggy containing marijuana on his person. Comer was subsequently charged with possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense*.  At 9:36 pm officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of S. Vine St for an female who was reportedly unstable. Officers spoke with someone at the residence who said she wanted to leave. Officers determined she was intoxicated and cautioned her not to drive. At 11:56 pm it was reported to officers the women had left the residence in her vehicle. Officers located the woman in her vehicle in the parking lot at Greene County High School. Suzanne Eliserio, 55, of Altoona was arrested for operating while intoxicated- first offense*.

Monday, May 1: Routine activity reported.

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

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