Police blotter – July 2017

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

Monday, July 31: At 3:50 pm a complainant spoke with an officer concerning a scam letter she received. The mail advised she had won $2.5 million and included a check for $6710 to cover expenses. She was to send an amount by wire and keep the rest of the money. She recognized it as a scam and incurred no loss. At 4:45 pm employees from the Godbersen-Smith Construction Company reported that all keys to their construction equipment had been taken over the weekend. The company is working in the alley in the 100 block of S. Chestnut St. Estimates are $500 to re-key the equipment.

At 5:32 pm officers received some suspect names from an anonymous person on the recent rash of vandalism in the Vest Street area. The investigation continues. At 6:17 pm a caller advised of a young boy climbing on the scaffolding at the construction site at the elementary school. The officer made contact with the youth and took him home to his parents. At 7:15 pm a complainant reported an injured cat in the 700 block of W. Madison St. The officer removed and dispatched the injured cat. At 7:46 pm an officer responded to Fareway for a reported vehicle burglary. A Durlam Electric employee was inside the business shopping and numerous construction tools were removed from the vehicle. Value of the missing tools is estimated at $600. The officer is working with the business and reviewing video. A suspect vehicle has been developed and the investigation continues. At 9:48 pm an officer investigated a backing accident at Casey’s (E. Lincoln Way). Allison Dudley of Grand Junction was backing a 2000 Ford Taurus from in front of the building and struck a parked 2002 Honda Civic owned by Thomas Patrick of Jefferson. Damage to the Taurus, which is owned by Kelly Beaman, and to Patrick’s car was estimated at $1,000. No citation was issued as the accident occurred on private property. ***** An officer has requested an arrest warrant for Dray Rivera, 27, of Grand Junction for forgery (class D felony)- two counts*. The charges stem from an investigation that began July 18 at Kum & Go. Rivera allegedly gave the business two counterfeit $100 bills in two separate transactions on July 17.

Sunday, July 30: At 2:17 am a Calhoun County ambulance driver advised of a possible intoxicated driver heading north into Jefferson on Highway 4. The officer located the vehicle and followed it a short distance. A traffic stop was performed in the 200 block of W. Monroe St. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Laura Ann Ditzler, 44, of Afton for operating while intoxicated- first offense (serious misdemeanor)*. She was cited for driving on the wrong side of a two way highway. At 2:19 am a complainant reported criminal mischief to his residence in the 100 block of Harding Rd. Unknown subjects had egged the residence and turned over a swing set and trampoline. At 9:19 am a complainant reported a dog running loose in the 500 block of W. Madison St. The officer located the animal but could not catch it. At 12:21 pm staff at Oly’s Corner advised of a short change artist. The black male was unsuccessful in trying to get extra cash from the Oly’s clerk and left the area in a dark Ford pickup. The officer did not locate the vehicle. At 1:15 pm a resident turned in a cell phone and wallet he had located on the railroad tracks at N. Maple St. The officer called a number in the phone and located the owner. He advised his wallet and the items had been taken out of his unlocked vehicle while parked at Dollar General earlier in the day. Nothing was missing from his wallet. At 5:45 pm a complainant reported the theft of a car stereo from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of W. Vest St. The theft had occurred sometime in the last three days. The officer is investigating.

Saturday, July 29: At 6:23 am a complainant reported two dogs running freely in the 300 block of S. Pinet St. The officer located the animals, but could not get near them before they would run away from him. At 9:50 am an officer investigated a hit and run accident at Hy-Vee.  A 2007 Honda Civic owned by Aurora Pasillas of Jefferson was parked in the parking lot. Pasillas returned to the vehicle and located scratches and green paint transfer on the front bumper. She had noticed a green vehicle backing away as she approached her vehicle, and followed the vehicle to the 300 block of S. High St. The officer spoke to the other driver. Valorie Miller had been at HyVee in her 2000 Ford Taurus. She was unaware she had struck the other vehicle as she pulled into her parking spot. Miller’s vehicle had slight front end damage consistent with the other vehicle’s damage. Damage estimates were $500 for each vehicle involved. No citation issued as the accident occurred on private property. At 3 pm a caller advised of a family standing with a sign requesting food and gas at W. Elm St and Lincoln Way. The officer made contact with the family and learned they were trying to get to Texas but had run out of fuel. The officer offered help in a room for the evening, but the family advised they were fine. Passersby stopped and assisted the family with food and fuel as the officer was speaking with the family. At 4:53 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident a W. Clark and N. Vine Sts. Briton Gallaher of Jefferson was northbound driving a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. William McNanus of Mitchellvile was westbound on Clark. As they approached the intersection neither saw the other vehicle. Gallagher struck the rear passenger side door of McNanus’s vehicle. Gallagher was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Damage to his vehicle was estimated to exceed value. Damage to McNanus’s vehicle was estimated at $1,500. At 5:39 pm a complainant advised of a dog running loose near W. Adams and N. Oak Sts. The officer caught the animal and returned it to its located two bottles of prescription medications. The medications were not prescribed to the driver, who did not have an explanation as to why he had them. The officer seized the medications to be tested and future charges are pending. Rodney Blackmon of Grand Junction was cited for excessive speed. At 8:48 pm a complainant reported a dog chasing a jogger in the 500 block of N. Maple St. The officer spoke to the animal’s owner, who advised the dog was leaving the city next week to a new home. Jason Smits of Jefferson was cited for animal at large prohibited.

Friday, July 28: Routine activity reported.

Thursday, July 27: At 10:12 am officers picked up a loose dog that was found in the 500 block of N. Locust St. They transported the dog to PAWS. ***** Arrest warrants have been requested for James Harris, 30, of Jefferson for tampering with a witness (aggravated misdemeanor)*. The charge stems from an investigation of harassment at Kum and Go on the previous day. Harris allegedly harassed employees while he was attempting to persuade them from testifying on a charge against him of theft at the store in April. ***** Arrest warrants have been requested for Jesus Zuniga, 18, of Jefferson for possession of a controlled substance – first offense (serious misdemeanor) and distributing drugs to a minor (aggravated misdemeanor)*. The charges stem from an investigation that began July 21 when officers were dispatched to the Greene County Medical Center ER for a juvenile who had overdosed on the prescription drug Xanax. During the investigation, it was found that Zuniga possessed the controlled substance, which he did not have a prescription for, and distributed it to the juvenile.

Wednesday, July 26: At 11:17 am a resident captured a stray mother cat and kittens in the 300 block of W. South St. The animals were placed in the animal holding facility by the officer. At 11:28 am a caller advised of a dog caught underneath a vehicle in the 200 block of N. Maple St. The officer made contact with an owner at the residence and learned the animal was not caught under the vehicle, just lying underneath it. At 2:08 pm a caller reported two stray dogs near the 700 block of W. Harrison St. The officers located the animals, but could not get near them before they would run away. At 8:23 pm an officer arrested Kyle Dean Rysavy, 18, of Jefferson on outstanding JPD arrest warrants for harassment- third degree and disorderly conduct (simple misdemeanors)*. The charges stem from in incident reported July 22 in the 400 block of W. Harrison St. ******* An arrest warrant has been requested for Derek Eugene Ott, 35 of Jefferson for criminal mischief – fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*. The warrant is for a reported incident on July 22 at the storage units at 200 West McKinley St, where Ott allegedly cut a padlock placed on his unit by the facility owner because his bill had not been paid. ******* A juvenile arrest warrant has been requested for a 13-year-old female of Grand Junction for possession of marijuana (serious misdemeanor)*. The warrant stems from a positive test result on a substance located in a student’s bag at Greene County Middle School on May 9. School officials had located the substance in the student’s bag and called police.

Tuesday, July 25: At 1:05 am while on patrol an officer located a vehicle parked at Daubendiek Park. The officer checked on the vehicle because the park closes at 11 pm. He made contact with two subjects in the vehicle. The officer smelled the pungent odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle the officer located a small amount of suspected marijuana. Charges are pending upon testing of the substance.  At 1:34 pm an officer assisted a public works employee at a residence in the 800 block of W. Mahlon St. The water service is turned off at the residence, but now was turned back on. Damage had occurred to the valve cover as the water was illegally turned back on. The officer is investigating. At 1:37 pm an officer investigated a one vehicle property damage accident at Kum & Go. Ethan Hueser of Jefferson backed from a parking space on the the south side of the business but backed over a pole placed to protect the gas pump. The pole became logded between the vehicle’s tire and wheel well. Damage to the vehicle, a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country minivan owned by Jon Hueser of Jefferson, was estimated at $1,500. The pole was not damaged. No citation was issued, as the accident occurred on private property. At 11:20 pm staff at Subway reported a bicycle that has been at the business for several days now. The officer placed the bike in the impound lot.

Monday, July 24: At 2:05 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the employee parking lot at Wild Rose Casino. Sarah Schwery of Coon Rapids and Marsha Sample of Polk City were both parked in the middle of the lot facing south. Schwery backed out of the parking space but turned left at the same time, striking the side of Samples vehicle. Damage to Schwery’s 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee was estimated at $1,000. Damage to Sample’s 2006 Buick Rendezvous was also estimated at $1,000. At 5 pm An officer investigated a hit and run accident in the alley of the 200 block of N. Olive St. A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer owned by Ryan Murphy of Jefferson was apparently sideswiped while parked in the alley. The officer is investigating.

Sunday, July 23: At 8:25 am an officer took a complaint of criminal mischief in the 400 block of E. State St. Two vehicles had been egged overnight, but were not damaged. At 9:24 am an officer was requested at a residence in the 200 block of W. Adams St. for a male who was screaming at the caller. Dispatch could hear a male voice screaming profanities during the call. The officer arrived and learned the subject had just left on foot. The officer located the suspect a few blocks from the residence. Jesus Moises Zuninga, 18, of Jefferson was placed under arrest and charged with harassment- third degree and disorderly conduct (simple misdemeanors)*. At 11:40 am a complainant reported a neighbor had approached her and advised he was sick of her dog barking all night. She advised this made her uncomfortable. The officer advised her to take steps to end the dog’s barking and the problem would solve itself. At 6:03 pm an officer assisted a motorist at Dairy Queen. The motorist’s dog had locked him out of the vehicle.

Saturday, July 22: At 2:01 am a complainant reported finding a subject rummaging through his vehicle in the 300 block of Edgewood Drive. The complainant yelled at the subject, who fled on foot. Nothing was missing from the vehicle. The officer located evidence pointing to a suspect. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Jesus Moises Zuniga, 18, of Jefferson for burglary- third degree (aggravated misdemeanor)*. At 11:44 am officers investigated a reported burglary to the concession stand at the municipal pool. Subjects had damaged and made entry to the concession stand, but nothing was reported to be missing. Evidence was gathered at the scene and the investigation is ongoing. At 1:19 pm 6030 Properties reported another padlock had been cut off a storage unit at 200 W. McKinley St. The lock had been placed on the unit a few days prior, due to the subject not paying rent. The officer spoke to a subject, who advised he cut the lock off to get to his property stored in the unit. Charges pending further investigation. At 2:24 pm a complainant reported a laptop computer and an Android tablet missing from an apartment at 1000 W. Adams S. She suggested a possible subject. The officer is investigating the theft. At 8:44 pm a complainant requested officers at the intersection of S. Maple and W. Harrison Sts. The complainant and her husband reported a young male had threatened to harm them and then ran from the area. The officer spoke to a witness in the area and has requested arrest warrants for Kyle Dean Rysavy, 18, of Jefferson for harassment- third degree and disorderly conduct (simple misdmeanors)*.

Friday, July 21: At 7:54 pm a mother requested an officer at ER. She had located her juvenile daughter at a residence in Jefferson and the teen was under the influence of suspected narcotics. The officer began an investigation and learned the teen was given a high dose Xanax pill by another subject. The investigation continues with possible future charges.

Thursday, July 20: At 8:45 am an officer began gathering information and evidence in a reported child abuse that had occurred in the Hy-Vee parking lot the previous day. A subject came forward and provided the officer with information as to what he had witnessed. The investigation continues. At 10:11 am a caller requested a welfare check on a dog in the 400 block of N. Oak St. The officer made contact with the animal and the owner. The animal had food, clean water, and adequate shelter and shade. The owner was advised to bring the animal up to a current status on city animal license. At 10:28 am a caller requested a welfare check on a dog in the 500 block of W. State St. The officer checked on the animal and learned it had food, water, shelter and shade. At 12:15 pm a Jefferson PD officer assisted the Jefferson fire department and the sheriff’s office at an accident scene east of Jefferson on County Road E-53 (235th St). At 4:05 pm a caller advised of a dog in a vehicle parked in the 200 block of E. Lincoln Way. The officer checked on the animal. The vehicle was running with the air conditioning on. The animal was fine. At 5:15 pm an officer arrested James Kenneth Harris, 30, of Woodward on an outstanding arrest warrant for theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*. The theft occurred April 5 at Kum & Go. At 5:25 pm a complainant reported the theft of her daughter’s cell phone from the locker room at the municipal pool. Two cell phones were discovered to be missing from the same time period. The officer is investigating. At 7:43 pm a traffic stop in the 1300 block of N. Elm St led to the arrest of Victoria Renee Vote, 18, of Harcourt for possession of alcohol under legal age (simple misdemeanor)*.

Wednesday, July 19: At 1:20 pm staff at UnityPoint advised of a dog running freely in the area of the 1000 block of W. Lincoln Way. Officers were able to capture the animal and placed it in the animal holding facility. At 6:24 pm an officer checked on a female in the 600 block of S. Cedar St. A subject had requested an ambulance for the female, but she called back and advised it was not needed. The officer made contact with the female, who was complaining of being too hot. She refused medical attention and left the area on bike. ******* Niko Lee Rice, 23, of Jefferson was arrested  on a warrant for attempted murder upon the completion of an investigation that began on July 13 at 5 pm. Officers were called to as residence in the 400 block of E. State St for a reported domestic abuse assault occurring there. A neighbor in the area had heard screaming and approached the residence. She was met by a male and female exiting the property, involved in a physical fight. The female had obvious signs of injuries and trauma. The male approached the concerned neighbor and threatened to assault her, too. Officers arrived and made contact with the female and the neighbor. The female reported being assaulted by her boyfriend. She reported being continually struck with closed fists, choked by his hands, and him placing his belt around her throat to choke off her airway. The female had injuries and trauma to support the reported assault. She was taken to ER by Greene County EMS and later transported to a Des Moines hospital. As the officer was taking the report, a male arrived at the LEC. He was covered in blood and advised he had assaulted his girlfriend and needed to turn himself in. Shortly after his arrival, the male advised of taking a large amount of prescription medications. The male was transported to ER by Greene County EMS. He was later transported to a facility in Council Bluffs. A Council Bluffs officer arrested the male as he was released from the facility yesterday on Jefferson PD arrest warrants. He was transported back to Jefferson and booked on the charges. Niko Lee Rice, 23, of Jefferson has been charged with attempted murder – B felony, wilfull injury – C felony, domestic abuse assault/impeding air flow – D felony, and harassment- second degree – serious misdemeanor.

Tuesday, July 18: At 1:28 am staff at Kum & Go reported a stray dog there. The officer followed the dog home to 605 West Adams Street and spoke to the owner about the issue. At 9:19 am staff at Kum & Go reported receiving two counterfeit $100 bills. They provided video of the two subjects who passed the bills. The officer is investigating. At 7:06 pm a subject provided an officer with a digital camera that two males had dropped off at his residence. The subject did not know the identity of the males, but thought the camera may be stolen. The camera matched the description of a camera missing from a vehicle over the weekend. The officer checked the camera and located the suspects had taken photos of themselves with the camera. The investigation continues. At 8:51 pm a complainant reported he was working at Casey’s (E. Lincoln Way) and was harassed by a known male. The male entered the business and was attempting to have Smith come outside the business and have a physical fight with him. The officer is investigating and charges are pending at this time.

Monday, July 17: At 9:45 am a complainant reported an overnight burglary at a residence in the 400 block of N. Pinet St. Jewelry was missing from the residence. A list of subjects who had access to the residence was provided to the officer and he is investigating. At 9:46 am an officer initiated an investigation of the burglary of six storage units at 200 W. McKinley St. The locks were cut and are now missing. At 1:39 pm a complainant reported two male subjects in a silver truck stopped at her residence and attempted to sell her steaks. When she advised them she did not wish to purchase the steaks, they offered to trade the steaks for certain prescription pain medications. The complainant advised the two to leave her property and called police. The officer checked and found that the two had not registered for door to door sales at city hall. Officers did not locate the vehicle. At 3:42 pm officers investigated a backing accident at the Hy-Vee parking lot. Linda Jones of Jefferson and Julie Smith of Scranton were both backing from parking stalls when their vehicles collided. Damage to Jones’ 2015 Buick Enclave and to the vehicle Smith was driving, a 2008 Buick Enclave owned by IGWT Trust, was estimated at $500. No citations were issued as the accident occurred on private property. At 5:13 pm a complainant reported a burglary of her vehicle. She did not know if it had occurred at Walmart in Carroll or while her vehicle was parked in the 600 block of S. Olive St. A digital camera valued at $800 had been taken from the vehicle. At 7:56 pm a complainant reported a male swinging a large sword around in a yard in the 400 block of N. Cedar St, frightening her children. The officer advised the subject was not doing anything illegal, but offered to speak to the subject and advise him he was scaring her children. At 8:23 pm while on patrol an officer spotted a female walking in the 300 block of E. McKinley St for whom he there was an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer arrested Freedom Hope Ore, 36, of Grand Junction on an outstanding Greene County arrest warrant for assault- aggravated.*

Sunday, July 16: Christie Carlson reported her adult son had been assaulted overnight in the 1800 block of N. Mulberry St. The officer is gathering information about the reported event. At 1:59 pm a complainant reported finding a dead cat near E. Park and S. Cedar Sts. The cat had a small arrow in it. The complainant advised this is not the first cat he had found in the area, deceased with an arrow in it. At 4:46 pm a complainant reported the theft of a wallet from the Jefferson municipal swimming pool. At 6:28 pm a complainant reported the theft of a trailer from the 100 block of E. Clark St. The complainant had last seen the trailer about 10 days ago. During a traffic stop in the 600 block of S. Cedar St an officer arrested Cathryn Stone, 38, of Charles City for failure to appear on a Floyd County arrest warrant.

Saturday, July 15: Routine activity reported.

Friday, July 14: At 1:41 am an officer was requested at 701 S. Mulberry St. Someone had set of a large number of fireworks on the front porch of the residence. The officer did not locate anyone in the area. At 2:46 am a caller advised of a loud explosion near the 100 block of N. Locust St. The officer searched the area and located fireworks that had been set off in an alley in this area. The officer did not locate anyone in the area. At 2:18 pm a complainant reported criminal mischief to a 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck parked overnight at a residence in the 300 block of E. Lincoln Way. Someone had put a dent in the driver’s side of the vehicle. The officer estimated the damage at $100. The officer is investigating.

Thursday, July 13: At 10:47 am a complainant reported the theft of a box of paperwork from a residence in the 100 block of N. Olive St. At 5 pm officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of E. State St for a reported domestic abuse assault. The officers are investigating at this time. At 9:05 pm a complainant called to speak with an officer about subjects attempting to sell her possible stolen items. The officer is investigating. At 11:38 pm an officer performed a traffic stop with a vehicle in the 600 block of W. Russell St. During the stop, the officer noticed an open container of alcohol beside the driver. He advised the four occupants to step out of the vehicle as he conducted a probable cause search. The officer located open and unopened containers of alcohol in the vehicle. A small amount of suspected marijuana was located and seized from the vehicle. Nicholas Cleghorn, 20, of Ames, Michael Mourlam, 20, of Scranton, and Nathan Cleghorn, 20, of Ames were all charged with possession of alcohol under legal age. Nicholas Cleghorn was also charged with open container – passenger. Future charges are pending test results of the suspected marijuana.

 

Wednesday, July 12: At 7:05 am a complainant reported a possible violation of a no contact order at a residence in the 100 block of W. Madison St. The officer is investigating. At 6:43 pm a complainant provided an officer voice mails on a cell phone that violated a no contact order. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Jake John Ball, 33, of Jefferson for violation of a no contact order (simple misdemeanor)*.

Tuesday, July 11: At 7:33 pm a complainant reported the theft of a cell phone from a residence in the 400 block of N. Maple St. At 11:37 pm a traffic stop in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane resulted in Derek Eugene Ott being cited for driving while license suspended. A passenger in the vehicle, Russell Lee Gardner, was arrested after providing a false name to officers. He was charged with interference with official acts (simple misdemeanor)*. There were also outstanding arrest warrants for Gardner from Greene, Guthrie and Dallas Counties.

Monday, July 10: At 11:30 am a complainant reported that he had received an email from what he believed to be his bank. The email requested him to update his online banking information, which he did. The complainant learned a few days later that an attempt to obtain funds from his account was made in the United Kingdom. The bank is working with him and he has not suffered a loss. At 1:16 pm management at Bomgaars reported the theft of bags of pine shavings. A female loaded the bags of shavings and left the business without paying for them. The officer is investigating. At 3:35 pm staff at Sparky’s One Stop reported an abandoned bicycle there. The officer placed the bike in the impound lot. At 8:48 pm an officer spotted a male subject that he knew to be the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant. Michael Eugene Hamilton, 40, of Jefferson was arrested on an outstanding Greene County arrest warrant for burglary- third degree (class D felony)*. At 10:03 pm a complainant reported violation of a no contact order and provided proof to an officer. An arrest warrant has been requested for Rodney Wesley Reed, 54, of Grand Junction for violation of a no contact order (simple misdemeanor)*.

Sunday, July 9: At 8:59 am an officer was advised of a transient begging for money and arguing with customers at Casey’s (N. Elm St.) The officer made contact with the subject and advised him he was not welcome on the private property. At about 10:52 am, the officer received the same report from Oly’s Corner. The male had left the area after yelling at customers. The officer located the male a few blocks away and arrested him. Larry Lee Morgan, 33, of Des Moines was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct*. At 4:01 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the 400 block of Greenewood Rd. Barbara Murphy of Jefferson backed from a parking space on the south side of the road but struck an eastbound vehicle driven by John Gerkin of Jefferson. Murphy was cited for unsafe backing upon a highway. Damage to her 2002 Ford Ranger was estimated at $2,000. Damage to Gerkin’s 2015 Toyota Highlander was estimated at $5,000.

Saturday, July 8: Routine activity reported.

Friday, July 7: At 6:10 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at E. Lincoln Way and Cedar St. Bruce Binkley of Jefferson was northbound on Cedar. He left the posted stop sign at Elm, but struck the left rear corner of a westbound driven by Linda Coffin of Grand Junction. Binkley was cited for failure to obey stop sign. Damage to his 2005 Hummer was estimated at $500. Damage to Coffin’s 2003 Ford Focus was estimated at $2,500. At 11:11 pm a Sac County sheriff’s deputy requested assistance in locating a juvenile from their county that may be in Jefferson. The officer did not locate the juvenile. At 11:32 pm a complainant reported hearing fireworks near the 300 block of W. South St. The officer spoke to a group of juveniles in the area about the complaint.

Thursday, July 6: At 10:15 am a complainant reported the theft of a bicycle and painting supplies from the driveway in the 300 block of E. State St.  At 5:10 pm a complainant brought her cell phone to the LEC with several text messages from her estranged husband on it. There is an active no contact order in place. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Jake John Ball, 33, of Jefferson for violation of no contact order (simple misdemeanor)*. At 5:47 pm an officer investigated a one vehicle property damage accident at Highway 30 and N. Elm St. Karen Patrick of Bayard was westbound on Highway 30. She stopped as posted but then struck the stop sign adjacent to the intersection. Patrick was cited for turning at intersection violation. Damage to her 2013 Chevrolet Impala was estimated at $1,400. The sign was not damaged but had to be bolted back to the ground.

Wednesday, July 5: At 12:41 pm management at Kum & Go reported a male subject offered to sell “dope” to a cashier there. The officer is obtaining video and attempting to identify the subject. At 3:15 pm a complainant reported his credit card had been fraudulently used in Jefferson and Perry. The officer is investigating with help from Perry PD. At 4:53 pm a resident reported falling victim to a phone scam. She reported she had received a phone call from a subject claiming to work for Publisher’s Clearing House. She provided them with bank information to give a “donation.” She also went to Walmart and sent the subject $1,000 by wire. She was supposed to have a large sum of money deposited into her banking account, which never showed up. The bank closed her account and opened a new one for her. The officer has no way to investigate. At 7:29 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle personal injury accident at the intersection of N. Maple and W. State Sts. Susan Durlam of Jefferson was eastbound on State St. Mina Cummings of Jefferson was southbound on Maple. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Greene County EMS checked the subjects but no transport was made. Cummings was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Officers located suspected narcotics in Cummings’ vehicle and seized them for testing. Future charges are pending lab results. Damage to Cummings’ 2005 Chrysler Sebring was estimated at $1,500. Damage to Durlam’s 2005 Saturn Rely was estimated at $1,000. At 10:46 pm an officer performed a traffic stop in the 500 block of W. Lincoln Way after a driver failed to dim his high beams. During the stop, the officer detected the pungent odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle, the officer located narcotic related items in a passenger’s purse. Arizona Skye Bunn, 21, of Boone was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana first offense (serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor)*. ******At the conclusion of an investigation that began June 13 an officer has requested arrest warrants for Danielle Rae Dawson, 33, of Grimes on eight counts of unauthorized use of credit card – (aggravated misdemeanor)*. She reportedly took a family member’s credit card from Boone and used it at the Wild Rose Casino. Dawson faces similar charges from other agencies in Iowa for use of the card.

Tuesday, July 4: At 12:51 am a complainant reported subjects trespassing in the 600 block of W. South St. Officers made contact with two subjects there and advised them to leave. At 8:22 am a complainant reported an injured cat in her garage in the 500 block of N. Maple St. As the officer attempted to catch the animal, it ran from the garage and ran away. At 12:47 pm callers advised of a distraught female walking near W. Monroe and S. Vine Sts. The officer later located the female walking in the 400 block of East Lincoln Way. The female refused any assistance from the officer.  At 5:12 pm a complainant reported two stray dogs in her yard in the 600 block of W. Lincoln Way. The officer tracked down the animals’ owner and warned her for the animals at large. She was given a period of time to get the animals licensed with the city. At 5:58 pm a complainant reported hearing gunshots or fireworks in the 1200 block of S. Grimmell Road. The officer did not locate anything in the area. At 9:04 pm a complainant reported fireworks being set off near the 300 block of S. Maple St. The officer spoke to two groups in the area and advised them to stop shooting them off. At 9:06 pm a complainant reported fireworks being set off in the 800 block of W. State St. The office spoke to group in the area and it stopped. At 11:41 pm a complainant reported fireworks being set off near the 200 block of E. Adams St.

Monday, July 3: At 12:17 pm an Officer responded to a single vehicle accident at 115 W. State St. Virginia Destival, 65, of Jefferson backed her 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan from a parking space but the rear bumper made slight contact with a utility pole. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at less than $100. The pole appeared undamaged. At 2:02 pm an officer performed a traffic stop at the intersection of E. Clark and N. Cedar St. The stop resulted in the arrest of Rickie Eugene Tuhn, 56, of Jefferson on outstanding warrants for failure to appear from Dallas County.

Sunday, July 2: At 8:59 pm an officer investigated a complaint from management at Kum and Go of suspected drug paraphernalia having been found in the public restroom. The suspected illegal items were removed by the officer to be destroyed. At 1:37 pm an off duty member of the Greene County sheriff’s office reported a possible violation of a protective order taking place at Hy-Vee. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Gary Lee Bundy Jr for violation of a protective order and two outstanding Dallas County warrants for violation of a protective order*. The investigation is ongoing for possible further charges. At 4:42 pm an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of E. Lincoln Way. The stop resulted in Matthew Losee being cited for excessive speed. During the stop the officer smelled what he believed to be marijuana. A search of the vehicle located suspected marijuana. Further charges are pending.

Saturday, July 1: Routine activity reported.

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

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