Police blotter

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

Tuesday, Oct. 17: At 6:21 am a complainant reported an overnight motor vehicle theft from a residence in the 100 block of N. Cedar St. A homeless male had been staying with the family for a few weeks and is believed to be responsible for the theft. A 2004 Silver Toyota Rav 4 is now missing. The vehicle was a recent private purchase and does not have plates on the vehicle. The vehicle was entered by the officer as a stolen motor vehicle and the investigation continues. At 8:46 am a complainant reported a stray dog in his yard in the 400 block of E. Garfield St. The officer was unsuccessful at catching the animal.

At 11:9 am a resident requested assistance from officers in catching his small dog that got out of his vehicle in the 300 block of N. Elm St. The officers attempted to assist but were unsuccessful in catching his animal. At 4:06 pm an officer investigated a backing accident at Dairy Queen. Terrence Bingley of Jefferson was in the drive thru lane driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado owed by Craig Hart. He attempted to back up but struck a 2008 Chevrolet Impala owned and operated by Teresa Morlan. Damage to Morlan’s vehicle was estimated at $25. The pickup truck sustained no damage. No citation was issued due to the accident occurring on private property. At 4:11 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Wilson. Fred Rather of Boone was northbound on Wilson driving his 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. He stopped as posted and proceeded into the intersection, but he collided with a westbound 2000 Buick Century owned and operated by Dawn McChesney of Perry. Rather was cited for failure to obey stop sign. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $1,500.

Monday, Oct 16: At 9:06 am a juvenile called and advised his second grade teacher was being mean to him and the other students at the elementary school. The school principal called a short time later and advised that all was well at the school and an officer was not needed. At 1:02 pm staff at Kum & Go reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. The officer is investigating. ***** An officer has requested an arrest warrant for James Lee Hoyle, 18, of Beaver for assault causing serious injury (class D felony)* in connection with an assault at a residence in the 300 block of N. Wilson on Sept. 3.

Sunday, Oct. 15: At 10:13 pm a complainant advised of a domestic abuse assault having occurred at a residence in the 900 block of N. Pinet St. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Marcus Larry Lamarr Cannon, 27, of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault impeding airflow (class D felony)*.

Saturday, Oct. 14: At 6:29 pm a caller advised of an abandoned bicycle at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens. The officer placed the bike in Impound.

Friday, Oct. 13: At 5:03 pm a complainant advised of an abandoned scooter in her yard in the 400 block of W. South St. The officer placed the scooter in the impound lot.

Thursday, Oct. 12: At 11:38 am an officer removed a cat from the Hy-Vee parking lot and transported it to P.A.W.S.

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, Oct. 10: ***** Lab results are back on suspected narcotic items removed from 607 W. South St on June 15 while officers were assisting the Kossuth County sheriff’s office in executing a search warrant. The Kossuth County deputy was looking for stolen property with the search warrant. Officers discovered the seized narcotics items during the search of the residence. Arrest warrants have been requested for three subjects. Robert Christopher Thoma, 18, of Jefferson, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor), possession of marijuana (serious misdemeanor), and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor)*. Sean Robert McKeage, 39, of Wesley, and Jacob Austin Grife, 18, of Scranton were both charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia*.

Monday, Oct. 9: At 1:43 pm a complainant reported a dog using his yard to relieve itself in the 500 block of N. Wilson.

Sunday, Oct. 8: At 1:06 am a traffic stop near Highway 30 and N. Elm St resulted in the arrest of Elizabeth Marie Grossman, 27, of Glidden for operating while intoxicated- first offense (serious misdemeanor)*. She was also cited for open container and failure to maintain registration plate. At 12:09 pm a complainant advised of a stray dog killing a cat in the 600 block of S. Cedar St. The complainant had located the dog in the 200 block of E. Russell St. The officer spoke to the animal’s owner and issued a citation for animal at large prohibited. The cat was a stray and city ordinance will not deem the animal as illegal unless a pet is killed by the dog.

Saturday, Oct. 7: At 3:30 pm a complainant reported a missing/stolen RV registration plate from the 700 block of W. Lincoln Way. At 7:42 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the 400 block of N. Pinet St. Nikedda Conklin of Jefferson was backing from a private drive when she struck a southbound 2005 Chrysler Sebring owned and operated by Matt Roberts of Jefferson. Conklin was cited for unsafe backing upon a highway. Damage to her 1999 Buick Park Avenue was estimated at $600. Damage to Roberts’ vehicle was estimated at $700.

Friday, Oct. 6: At 7:38 am management at Kum & Go reported a shoplifting event there. The officer is reviewing video in the matter. At 11:22 am a complainant reported the theft of computer equipment from a room at the Redwood Motel. Management reviewed surveillance video from the time period given and it showed no one coming or going from the area. The officer is investigating.

Thursday, Oct. 5: At 12:26 pm a resident reported an open burn occurring in the 200 block of E. Perry St. The officer advised the resident that Greene County is currently under a burn ban. ***** An officer has requested an arrest warrant for Lynn Marie Hinds, 55, of Perry for theft- fifth degree*. The charge stems from a reported shoplifting Sept. 21 at Fareway. ***** An arrest warrant has been requested for Robert Richard Kovar, 32, of Jefferson for theft- fifth degree*. The charge comes from an investigation into water being turned back on and used at a residence n the 500 block of N. Locust St after water service was turned off by city workers for nonpayment.

Wednesday, Oct. 4: At 7:48 am students captured a chicken outside the middle school. The bird was removed from the city. At 3:11 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident near S. Elm and Brackett Sts. Esther Weaver of Jefferson was southbound on Elm driving her 2013 Chevrolet Impala. She attempted to make a lane change from the inside lane to the outside lane, but struck a southbound vehicle in the outside lane. Weaver was cited for improper use of lanes. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $1,000. Damage to the other vehicle, a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta owned by Danielle Ryan Williams of Newton and driving by Samirah Nikole Yauk of Rippey, was estimated at $1,500.

Tuesday, Oct. 3: At 2:58 pm a complainant requested an officer at a residence in the 300 block of N. Oak St to removed an unwanted female from the residence. She was refusing to leave when asked to do so. The officer arrived and spoke to the parties and learned the female had an active arrest warrant. Stevie Renee Hibner, 28 of West Des Moines was arrested on a Greene County arrest warrant for failure to appear*. The original charge was theft- fifth degree. At 9:29 pm a caller reported a vehicle parked along the side of Highway 30 near Grimmell Road. The caller advised a couple was actively struggling near the vehicle. Upon the officer’s arrival, he witnessed the male attempting to push the female back into the vehicle. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Damien Michael Schering, 24, of Scranton for operating while intoxicated- first offense and domestic abuse assault- second offense*.

Monday, Oct. 2: At 8:10 am a complainant reported a possible identity theft. A subject had used her husband’s information to receive a credit card. The officer is investigating. At 8:14 am a complainant advised of an abandoned bicycle in the 400 block of S. Olive St. The officer placed the bike in the impound lot. At 1:20 pm staff at Kum & Go reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill on Sept. 30. They are reviewing video to see who passed the bill at the business. At 2:31 pm a resident reported catching a stray dog in the 700 block of W. Russell St. The officer placed the animal in the holding facility. At 5:31 pm an officer investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at Chestnut St and Lincoln Way. Anna Pound had parked her 1992 Buick Regal and gone inside the Welcome Center at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens. When she returned, her car was pushed up against the fence. There was no damage reported to the Pound vehicle and only very minor damage to the fence.

Sunday, Oct. 1: At 4:15 pm Jon Hueser reported his 2009 Chrysler Town and Country van received an estimated $500 in damage while parked at the football game Sept. 29. At 6:29 pm a resident in the 900 block of N. Cedar St who has previously reported finding bottles of urine in his yard reported finding another bottle. At 6:31 pm an officer was requested at a residence in the 100 block of E. Central Ave for a reported domestic abuse assault. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Trent Alan Michael Ray, 21, of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault- first offense (simple misdemeanor)*.

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

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