Police blotter – October 2017

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

Tuesday, Oct. 31: At 9:36 am an officer arrested Jodi Ann Ganoe, 42, of Jefferson on an outstanding Jefferson PD arrest warrant for possession of marijuana- first offense (serious misdemeanor)*. At 6:34 pm an officer investigated a car-deer accident at S. Elm St near 250th St. Dennis Fox of Jefferson was northbound on Elm when he struck a deer. Damage to his 2008 Chevrolet Impala was estimated at $2,500. At 7:15 pm an officer assisted a farmer with trailer brake issues on Highway 30 near Highway 4.

Monday, Oct. 30: At 9:09 am staff at Kum & Go reported a gas drive off in the amount of $28.44. No plates were visible on the vehicle upon watching video surveillance footage. The officer is investigating.

Sunday, Oct. 29: At 12:03 am an officer arrested James Harris, 30, of Woodward on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear*. The original charge was a Jefferson PD charge of tampering with a witness. At 9:56 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at S. Oak and W. Madison St. Joseph Towers of Churdan was northbound on Oak St driving a Chevrolet Impala owned by Michael Towers. Lyle Nicol of Jefferson was westbound on Madison driving a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. Towers did not yield at the uncontrolled intersection and their vehicles collided. Towers was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $2,000.

Saturday, Oct. 28: At 8:14 am a resident reported his roommate had just been assaulted at a residence in the 300 block of N. Wilson. The officer arrived and was advised by the victim that he was assaulted by a male, who knocked on his door demanding money owed to him. The officer’s investigation led to the request of an arrest warrant for James Harris, 30, of Woodward for assault causing bodily injury (serious misdemeanor).

Friday, Oct. 27: At 2:31 pm staff at Home State Bank reported receiving two counterfeit $20 bills in deposits from two Jefferson businesses. The officer is investigating. At 2:56 pm an employer reported fraudulent charges on his credit card in Jefferson. His card was used at Wild Rose Casino and Sparky’s One Stop. He believed one of his employees was responsible. The officer is investigating. At 5:47 pm a resident advised of catching a stray cat in the 100 block of E. Clark St. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility.

Thursday, Oct. 26: At 3:45 pm officers assisted the sheriff’s office in executing a narcotics search warrant at 708 W. Harrison St. At 9:50 pm an officer was advised of an attempt being made to gain entry to the Region XII Council of Governments building at 601 W. Mahlon St. A garage door was found ajar, but no entry was gained to the building.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: *****During a traffic stop at the intersection of N. Mulberry St and E. Central Ave on Sept. 22  the officer located suspected marijuana in the vehicle. The marijuana was sent to a lab to be tested. After receiving the test results back, an arrest warrants has been requested for Jodie Ann Ganoe, 42, of Jefferson for possession of marijuana (serious misdemeanor*.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: At 8:28 am an officer removed a cat from a residence in the 600 block of S. Wilson. At 2:26 pm an officer removed an abandoned bike from the public library. ***** As reported on Sept. 15, a young male had thrown a firework at Dairy Queen staff after becoming upset due to the price of his food. As a result of this investigation, an arrest warrant has been requested for Brock Michael Igou, 18, of Carroll for reckless use of fire or explosives (serious misdemeanor)*. ***** As reported on Sept. 7, a complainant advised officers that a male had broken into her residence at in the 300 block of N. Chestnut St and threatened her. As a result of this investigation, an arrest warrant has been requested for Dray Rivera, 27, of Jefferson for burglary – third degree (class D felony)*.

Monday, Oct. 23: At 10:32 am a Perry resident reported an assault that occurred in Jefferson. An officer is investigating. At 4:18 pm an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of N. Wilson for a trespass complaint. At 6:03 pm an officer responded to the 400 block of S. Chestnut St for a down powerline.

Sunday, Oct. 22: At 12:06 pm An anonymous complainant reported an intoxicated male in the 1600 block of N. Elm St. An officer located the male who was intoxicated. The male was identified as Aaron Strickler, 23, of Indian Mound, TN. Stickler had a BAC of .214. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Greene County jail*. At 11 am an officer responded to Cobblestone Inn for a reported hit and run accident. Mindee Held of Greenfield was backing out of a parking stall in her 2002 GMC Yukon and struck a 1998 Ford Taurus that was parked next to hers. Both vehicles sustained minimal damage.

Saturday, Oct. 21: At 12:46 am an officer arrested Margaret Wilson, 41, of Jefferson on an outstanding Greene County arrest warrant for contempt of court*. After being arrested, officers located a glass smoking device containing residue that was reported to be methamphetamine. This item will be sent to the Iowa DCI Lab for testing. Additional charges are pending on the test results. At 1:58 am as a result of a traffic stop in the 600 block of E. Highway 30, Eddie Jermane Lee, 34, of Fort Dodge was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated*. Lee’s Iowa driver’s license was under revocation due to an OWI he had been arrested for two months prior. He was charged with driving while license revoked*, and also cited for improper use of lanes. After he was transported to the Greene County jail, officers located unknown pills on his person. These pills will be sent to the Iowa DCI Lab for testing. Additional charges are pending on the test results. At 8:54 am an officer removed a cat from a residence in the 600 block of Rushview Drive. At 2:15 pm an officer assisted the Boone PD with locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident in Boone. At 7:12 pm an officer responded to a traffic accident in the 1100 block of McDuffie Drive. Jacob Wittry of Jefferson attempted to adjust the rearview mirror of his 2002 Buick Regal and lost control of the vehicle. He struck a mailbox and a fire hydrant, causing an estimated $2,500 in damage to the vehicle, $100 to the mailbox, and $1,000 to the hydrant. He was cited for failure to maintain control. At 8:18 pm a complainant reported a theft of $148 from a residence (no address provided). An officer is investigating.

Friday, Oct. 20: At 1:53 pm an officer and deputy attempted to locate a loose snake in the 1500 block of County Road E-53 (235th St) east of Jefferson. At 3:06 pm a complainant reported an assault that occurred at Greene County High School. An officer investigated the claim, but no charges will be filed.

Thursday, Oct. 19: At 9:26 am a complainant reported subjects moving in to an apartment that he supervises in the 500 block of E. Lincoln Way before signing a lease and being told to do so. They were refusing to leave now. The officer spoke to the subjects and advised them to remove their property and leave, as they are trespassing. At 11:44 am officers were advised of a vehicle stuck in the mud at the city yard waste site at Daubendiek Park. The officer had the vehicle towed from the area. At 3:46 pm staff at Home State Bank reported receiving a counterfeit $100 bill in deposits from Wild Rose Casino.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: At 12:29 pm staff at Peoples Trust Savings Bank requested an officer for a customer being scammed. The officer met with the customer, who was attempting to deposit a check she had received in the mail. She was to deposit the check and withdraw $100 and send it to another address. The customer did not incur a loss, since the bank would not accept the check. At 1:39 pm a complainant reported a burglary in the 100 block of E. Central Ave. The complainant arrived home after being gone a few days and discovered missing item from the residence. The officer is investigating. At 3:49 pm an officer was advised of a stray cat being caught in the 500 block of N. Oak St. The cat was placed in the animal holding facility. At 3:54 pm a complainant reported a bike missing from a residence in the 300 block of N. Olive St. At 4:40 pm a complaint reported parked vehicles on both sides of the street in the 500 block of S. Cedar St, preventing grain trucks from driving through the area to get to the coop. This area of town has been experiencing congestion problems due to school construction and harvest traffic. The police department will post temporary No Parking Order signs in these areas to alleviate the congestion and help with traffic flow. At 7:04 pm a JPD officer and a Greene County deputy assisted a Department of Corrections probation officer with a home search in the 300 block of N. Wilson. At 8:37 an officer assisted a deputy with a traffic accident and OWI arrest south of Jefferson on Highway 4 near the river bridge.

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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