Police blotter – November 2017

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

Thursday, Nov. 30: At 6:04 am a resident reported a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road running for 45 minutes in the 900 block of N. Pinet St. Upon arrival, officers located a 2008 Jeep Liberty on the side of the road with the engine still running. Officers noticed a male in the back seat of the car passed out. They attempted to wake him up, but the vehicle was locked and he would not respond to the officers’ knocks on the window. The officers gained entry into the car to check his welfare. Officers located Justin Ray Lopez, 19, of Jefferson in the back seat of his vehicle. The officers were able to wake him and found him to be intoxicated.

He was transported to the Greene County jail where he was charged with possession of alcohol by person 18/19/20, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated – second offense*. At 12:48 pm the district court requested an officer to transport Bryan Gene Snell of Coon Rapids to the Greene County jail after being sentenced on a charge of OWI- third offense. At 2:33 pm staff at Greene County Midde School requested assistance with a student who was breaking items in the classroom, being disorderly, harassing staff and students with extremely vulgar language and spit his gum in the face of a staff member. The juvenile male was removed from the building and charged with assault and disorderly conduct (simple misdemeanors)*.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, Nov. 28: At 8:07 am management at Hy-Vee reported the theft of alcohol from the store the previous day at about 10:46 pm. Video of the event was provided to the officer. Two male subjects are involved. The officer is investigating and future charges are expected.

At 5:03 pm while on patrol an officer heard screaming near the middle school. The officer made contact with school officials at a sporting event and learned there had been a problem with a disruptive fan at the game. The subject had already left the school at the request of school officials. The officer was requested to make contact with the male and advise him he is no longer welcome on school grounds. At 5:16 pm a complainant reported an item missing from a package that had been delivered to a home in the 100 block of E. Vest St. The package had sat outside for several hours after being delivered. The package had been opened and an item was missing. The officer is investigating.

Monday, Nov 27: At 6:40 am an officer started an investigation into a check fraud case, which was reported by Casey’s (N. Elm). The officer is working with two out of county victims to gather information. The investigation continues. At 8:20 am a caller advised of a domestic abuse assault occurring at a residence in the 700 block of N. Wilson. The caller advised the male had left on foot towards Elm St. The officers arrived in the area and detained the male. After speaking to witnesses and a female victim, James Kenneth Harris, 30, of Jefferson, was placed in custody and charged with domestic abuse assault – Serious and violation of a protective order*. At 11:09 am a resident advised she had caught a stray cat in the 300 block of E. McKinley St. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility. At 3:03 pm an officer began an investigation of a complaint of unauthorized use of a credit card at Casey’s (N. Elm St).

Sunday, Nov. 26: At 9:04 am an officer investigated a backing accident in the 500 block of S. Olive St. Violet Hoffman was backing her 2010 Chrysler Sebring from a private drive and struck a parked 2008 Saturn Vue owned by Katie Jensen of Jefferson. Hoffman was cited for unsafe backing. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $500. At 5:39 pm a resident brought a kitten to the LEC she had found in a yard in the 600 block of S. Olive St. The officer placed the cat in the animal holding facility. At 12:42 pm officers investigated an accident in the 200 block of S. Chestnut St. Clyde Lemay of Jefferson was northbound on Chestnut driving his 2007 Chevrolet Impala. He advised he became distracted and sideswiped a parked 2010 Dodge R2500 owned by Shawn Olson of Jefferson. Lemay was cited for failure to maintain control. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $500. At 6:15 pm a traffic stop was performed of a vehicle in the 500 block of N. Elm St for a defective headlight. Suring the stop the officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle. During the probable cause search of the vehicle the passenger threw a glass smoking device on the concrete, breaking the pipe. The officer collected the item to be tested for methamphetamine. Charges are pending lab results.

Saturday, Nov. 25: At 12:26 am a complainant reported criminal mischief to some of her Christmas displays in the 500 block of S. Cedar St. The officer is investigating camera footage. At 10:17 am a complainant requested an officer at a residence in the 300 block of N. Olive St for a reported domestic abuse assault. The officer spoke to three subjects present in the apartment. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Russell Allen Carnes, 51 of Grimes for domestic abuse assault- second offence (aggravated misdemeanor)*. At 12:33 pm a caller advised of an explosion occurring in the 1200 block of S. Grimmell Road and a Morton building was smoking. The officer made contact with a male occupant of the building, who reported setting off an old firework he had located when cleaning out the building. The officer warned the subject about using illegal fireworks. At 10:01 pm an officer began an investigation of an assault that had occurred at Xtreme Skate Center. A juvenile reportedly stabbed another juvenile in the hand with a pocketknife. The event remains under investigation.

Friday, Nov. 24: At 7:07 am a resident reported her Husky was loose near N. Pinet and W. Reed Sts and she needed help catching the animal. The officer assisted in catching the dog. At 12:01 pm an officer performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Head St. During the stop, the officer could smell marijuana inside the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle the officer located a small amount of suspected marijuana. The item will be lab tested and future charges are pending lab results. At 3:27 the Ringgold County sheriff’s office requested assistance from an officer in locating a subject who was possibly in Jefferson. The officer made contact with the male.

Thursday, Nov. 23: At 10:45 am officers investigated a backing accident in the 100 block of N. Walnut St. A 2005 Ford Taurus owned by Stephanie Marie Ferguson was parked facing north. Cory Ray Kiddoo of Lorimor backed his 2001 Ford F350 pickup truck into Ferguson’s car, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage to it and an estimated $50 in damage to his truck. Kiddoo was cited for unsafe backing.

Wednesday, Nov. 22: At 9:41 am a DHS Worker requested assistance in an investigation of child neglect which had allegedly occurred at a foster home in Jefferson. The officer is investigating with DHS. At 5:03 pm officers investigated a backing accident in the parking lot at the Early Learning Center. Allison Hamilton of Jefferson attempted to back out of a parking space toward the north but struck a parked 2017 Toyota Camry owned by Linda Redfern of Jefferson. Damage to Redfern’s vehicle was estimated at $7,000. Damage to the vehicle Hamilton was driving, a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe owned by Johnny Hamilton, was estimated at $5,000. No citation was issued due to the accident occurring on private property.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: At 11:23 am a complainant reported the theft of two $50 gift cards from a residence in the 200 block of E. Harrison St. The officer is investigating.

Monday, Nov. 20: At 9:29 am the Greene County attorney’s office requested an officer at the courthouse for potential problems during a court proceeding. The officer stood by and no problems occurred during the proceeding. At 4:07 pm an officer performed a traffic stop in the 200 block of W. Harrison St. During the stoop the officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer conducted a probable cause search and located suspected marijuana, marijuana wax and marijuana vape oils. The items were seized for lab testing. Hanna Kristine Meinecke, 30, of Lakewood, CO, was cited for dark windows. Charges are pending lab results. ***** An officer has requested arrest warrants for Kimberly Ann Hill, 52, of Jefferson for theft- fifth degree and criminal mischief- fifth degree (simple misdemeanors)*. The charges came after an investigation into the theft of cable TV services at an apartment in the 300 block of S. Wilson that began on Nov. 10. ***** An investigation into a burglary at Power Lift is completed. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Bradley Jon Vanwyk, 64, of Ames on a charge of burglary- third degree (Class D felony)*. Surveillance footage of the event occurring and video gathered from the Wild Rose Casino led to the suspect’s identity. Leads Online, pawn software, showed the subject had pawned some of the stolen items in an Ames pawn shop. The items were recovered from the pawn shop. ***** An investigation initiated April 24 in a credit card fraud case at Rasmussen Law Office of a former employee using a company credit card to obtain more than $20,000 in goods and services has resulted in the officer obtaining an arrest warrant for Crystal Kay Conroy, 54, of Scranton an charges of credit card fraud (Class C felony) and ongoing criminal conduct (Class B felony)*.

Sunday, Nov. 19: At 7:19 pm a traffic stop in the 1600 block of N. Elm St resulted in Douglas Wayne Shutt, 56, of Grand Junction being cited for excessive speed and driving while suspended. He was also placed into custody for an outstanding Polk County arrest warrant for a probation violation*. At 11:29 pm a traffic stop near Grimmell Rd and Mahlon St resulted in the arrest of Tesa Whitney Hoyle, 28, of Paton for operating while intoxicated- second offense*. She was also cited for careless driving.

Saturday, Nov. 18: At 5:18 pm a complainant reported an attempted burglary at 504 East Lincoln Way. Attempts had been made to gain entry to a rear door of the business. The officer is investigating. At 6:04 pm officers investigated a backing accident in the parking lot at Wild Rose Casino. Kenneth Olson went to his 2012 Ford Fusion in the parking lot of the casino and noticed damage to the vehicle. Surveillance footage showed the incident and led the officer to the other driver involved. A 1997 Buick LeSabre, owned and operated by William Jacobs of Carroll, had lightly struck the other vehicle in the lot. Jacobs advised the officer he was not aware he had hit the other vehicle. Both vehicles had a reported $250 in damage to the rear bumpers. No citation issued as the accident occurred on private property.

Friday, Nov. 17: At 7:59 am officers investigated a property damage accident at Elm and Madison Sts. Brent Stoner of Jefferson was northbound on Elm St operating a Case IH fertilizer applicator owned by Landus Cooperative and being operated by Brent Stoner of Jefferson. The fertilizer applicator was too wide to fit between the temporary school stop signs and the curb at the intersection. Stoner attempted to go around the sign and struck another northbound vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Altima owned and operated by Layla Rysavy of Jefferson. Stoner was cited for failure to yield half the roadyway. Damage to the sprayer was estimated at $100. Damage to Rysavy’s vehicle was estimated at $2,000.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16: At 7:19 am officers arrested Brittany Kay Smith, 30, of Jefferson on an outstanding Jefferson PD arrest warrant for violation of a protective order* in connection with an event at Wild Rose Casino Oct. 21. At 10:42 am a complainant requested officers at a residence in the 100 block of S. Maple St for a domestic incident. The officer is investigating; future charges are pending.

Wednesday, Nov. 15: At 8:09 am a volunteer at the ARC food pantry reported an abandoned bike there. The officer placed the bike in Impound. At 10:51 am an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at the Greene County High School parking lot. Haley Hall of Jefferson and Brayden Habben of Grand Junction collided at an intersection in the parking lot. Damage to the vehicle Hall was driving, a 2004 GCM Envoy owned by Dennis Hall, was estimated a $500. Damage to the vehicle Habben was driving, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala owned by Thomas Habben of Boone, was estimated at $800. The officer executed a consent search on the Habben vehicle and located a suspected narcotic inside. The substance was taken into custody for testing. Charges are pending test results.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: At 11:50 am officers responded to a two vehicle property damage accident in the 100 block of E. Lincoln Way. Rachel Thomas of Jefferson was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala owned by Destiny Rainer of Davis City when she struck a parked vehicle while pulling into a parking space. Thomas was cited for unsafe approach to stationary vehicle and failure to provide proof of financial liability- accident related. Damage to the parked vehicle, a 213 Toyota Highlander owned by Rod Eighmy of Jefferson, was estimated at $2,000. Damage to Rainer’s vehicle was estimated at $750. At 3:30 pm officers investigated a personal injury accident at the intersection of N. Elm and W. Washington Sts. Roger Olson of Churdan was northbound on Elm driving his 1999 Ford Escort. William Hanks of Scranton was eastbound on Washington driving his 2007 Dodge Caravan. Hanks failure to yield after leaving the posted stop sign and struck the driver’s side of Olson’s vehicle as he passed. Olson was transported by Greene County Emergency Medical Services for possible injuries. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $3,000. Hanks was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $750.

Monday, Nov. 13: At 7:56 am an officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rushview Drive. At 8:06 am Haven’s Auto reported two stolen dealer plates. At 10:58 am Wild Rose Casino staff reported a backing accident that had occurred Nov. 7. They had the event on camera footage for the officer. The officer is investigating.

Sunday, Nov. 12: At 3:08 pm officers investigated a backing accident in the parking lot at Wild Rose Casino. Bryan Sloth of Carroll backed his 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe into a parked 2012 Buick LCR owned by Gary Gygness of Fort Dodge. Both vehicles suffered very minor damages. No citation issued at it occurred on private property.

Saturday, Nov. 11: At 1 am officers assisted the Jefferson fire department with a fire alarm at 1000 W. Washington St. No fire was located and a false Alarm was determined to be the cause. At 12:30 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the 300 block of N. Locust St. Sara Etherton of Scranton was backing her 2013 Ford Escape from a private drive and struck a parked 1983 Ford F150 pickup truck owned by Robert Wahl of Jefferson. Etherton was cited for unsafe backing upon a highway. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $500.

Friday, Nov. 10: At 6:42 am an officer clocked a vehicle at 82 mph on Highway 30 near Grimmell Road. The officer pursued the vehicle and eventually caught up to the speeding vehicle and was able to perform a traffic stop near County Road P-14 four miles west of Jefferson. A State Patrol trooper assisted the officer and issued citations to the driver. At 1:15 pm a person brought a stray animal she had caught in Scranton to the LEC. The office placed the animal in the animal holding facility. At 1:40 pm staff at Jefferson Telecom reported the possible theft of services (cable television) at a residence in the 300 block of S. Wilson. The officer is investigating. At 5:10 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the 300 block of S. Walnut St. Kera Shriver and Brandon Mitchell, both of Jefferson were backing from private drives on opposite sides of the street and collided with each other. Mitchell was cited for unsafe backing. Damage to his Honda CRV LX was estimated at $500. Damage to Shrivers 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was estimated at $1,000.

Thursday, Nov. 9: At 8:13 am a complainant reported missing Social Security cards from a residence in the 400 block of W. Russell St. The complainant provided a possible suspect and the officer is investigating. At 1:04 pm officers investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of Oak and Harrison Sts. Kim Vancleave of Des Moines was southbound on Oak St driving a 2014 Mazda CX5. Jan Black of Jefferson was westbound on Harrison St driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.

Black was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right and failure to provide proof of financial liability- accident related. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $3,500. Damage to Vancleave’s vehicle was estimated at $7,000. At 3:51 pm officers investigated a backing acceding in the high school parking lot. Mike Wallace of Jefferson as backing his 2009 Ford F150 pickup truck from a parking space but struck a parked 1994 Oldsmobile 88 owned by Angela Lowmiller of Jefferson. Wallace’s truck sustained no damage. Damage to Lowmiller’s vehicle was estimated at $1,000. No citation was issued as the accident occurred outside the roadway on private property. At 4:57 pm officers arrested Brian Eugene Ingram, 39, of Carroll on an outstanding Webster County arrest warrant for theft or forgery of lottery ticket (serious misdemeanor)*.

Wednesday, Nov. 8: At 11:30 am a complainant reported the theft of items she had stored in a garage in the 400 block of N. Maple St. The officer is investigating the claim. At 11:31 am a county resident brought a stray dog to the LEC from Grand Junction. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility. At 12:31 pm a resident brought a kitten to the LEC she had found in her garbage dumpster. The kitten was placed in the animal holding facility. At 3:28 pm staff at Wild Rose Casino reported finding suspected narcotics in a bag at the casino. They believed the owner of the bag was still present in the casino. The officer took custody of the items and spoke to a male subject about the items. The investigation continues. At 6:24 pm an officer arrested Jason Dean Smits, 35, of Jefferson on an outstanding Audubon County arrest warrant for failure to appear*. Smits was later transported to Audubon County.

Tuesday, Nov. 7: At 8:05 am a complainant reported the theft of fuel from a motorhome parked in the 1300 block of Riverside Dr. At 9:46 am an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident in the alley of the 200 block of W. Washington St. Autumn Dolph of Jefferson was backing her 2000 Pontiac Bonneville from a private drive and struck a 2016 Ford Expedition owned and driven by Chester Sargent of Scranton. Dolph was cited for unsafe backing and failure to provide proof of financial liability- accident related. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $200. Damage to Sargent’s vehicle was estimated at $800. At 12:28 pm officers were requested at the Greene County Middle School for an unruly student. The student was removed from the school and brought to the LEC so his father could be contacted. Because of his actions towards the officers and teachers, the 11-year-old male has been charged in juvenile court with interference with official acts and disorderly conduct*. At 12:41 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the parking lot at Wild Rose Casino. A 2011 Chevrolet Equinox owned by Richard McQuillen of Jefferson was struck as it was parked. Stephen Goins of Auburn had made slight contact with the vehicle as he backed his 2010 Chevrolet from a parking space. Goins’ vehicle sustained no damage, while McQuillen’s vehicle sustained an estimated $100 in damage. ***** An arrest warrant has been requested for Robert Richard Kovar, 32, of Jefferson for theft- fifth degree*. The charge stems from another investigation into the theft of services (water) at a residence in the 500 block of N. Locust St. The city staff had disconnected the water for non-payment, but the service was turned back on and water was used.

Monday, Nov. 6: At 8:01 an officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rushview Dr. At 9:50 am staff at Power Lift reported a burglary that occurred during the weekend. No forced entry to the building was located, but tools were missing. The business is reviewing video from over the weekend and will update the officer. At 3:06 pm a complainant reported an unauthorized charge on a credit card by an unknown subject in California. At 6:29 pm a caller advised of three juveniles on skateboards near Harrison St and Wilson Ave, riding between vehicles in the street. The officer did not locate the group.

Sunday, Nov. 5: At 1:38 am an officer conducted a traffic stop at Elm St and Edgewood with a speeding vehicle. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Jesse Dean Seyler, 26, of Carroll for operating while intoxicated- first offense and driving while license revoked*. Seyler was also cited for excessive speed. At 6:13 am a traffic stop was performed with a vehicle in the 200 block of S. Wilson, resulting in the arrest of Kelly Marie Badding, 37, of Carroll for OWI- first offense*. She was also cited for failure to dim headlights. At 5:45 pm an officer investigated a backing accident at 304 E. McKinley St. Chiara Lynn Anderson of Jefferson was backing a 2013 Chevrolet K150 pickup truck from a private drive when she struck a utility pole. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $150. The pole suffered very minor damage; Alliant Energy was contacted. No citation was issued as the accident occurred on private property.

Saturday, Nov. 4: At 5:08 am an officer investigated a backing accident in the 100 block of N. Olive St. Brian Wilson of Jefferson was backing his 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck from a private drive and struck a legally parked vehicle on the street. The 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was owned by Frank Adamson of Scranton. Wilson was cited for unsafe backing on a highway. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $250. Damage to Adamson’s vehicle was estimated at $1,500. At 9:01 am officers spotted Ryan James Brown, 45, of Jefferson and knew there was an outstanding Greene County arrest warrant for him. The officers placed Brown in custody for the warrant for non-payment of child support* and transported him to the LEC. At 9:24 am an officer removed a feral cat from a live trap in the 600 block of Rushview Drive. At 3:40 pm a complainant brought a stray dog to the LEC he had found in the 1900 block of County Road P-14 (J Ave). The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility.

Friday, Nov. 3: At 11:30 pm staff at HyVee reported two juvenile males had just left the store on foot after stealing several bottles of alcohol. The officer has developed suspects and is awaiting video surveillance video of the event before speaking with the two juveniles. At 11:34 pm a resident requested assistance from officers in locating her juvenile son, who she believed was intoxicated and possibly suicidal. The officers checked numerous locations and residences in Jefferson and eventually located the youth. He was taken by the officer to ER to be evaluated by a medical doctor and later released to his parent. Juvenile charges are pending in the matter.

Thursday, Nov. 2: At 5:0 pm a complainant reported a stolen check someone had written in Jefferson on his closed checking account. The officer is investigating. At 7:16 pm a resident brought a kitten to the LEC she had found in the 1000 block of W. Lincoln Way. The officer placed the kitten in the animal holding facility. At 8:06 pm officers were called to Wild Rose Casino for a reported assault. A male patron advised he was approached by a known male and female. The female punched the male in the head before leaving the casino. Officers reviewed video of the event. An arrest warrant has been requested for Rhonda Lynn Davis, 41, of Jefferson for assault- simple.* 

Wednesday, Nov. 1: At 7:55 am an officer was advised of a dog that had just been hit by a vehicle in the 800 block of S. Elm St. The officer advised the animal’s owner, as the dog was deceased. At 10:50 am an officer placed three stray cats in the animal holding facility. They were caught in the 300 block of N. Chestnut St. At 1:55 pm staff at St Joseph Catholic Church advised of a male subject who has been taking water from an outside water hose bib without permission to do so. At 3:49 pm officers arrested Marcus Lamarr Cannon, 27, of Jefferson on an outstanding Jefferson PD warrant for revocation of pretrial release. His original charge was domestic abuse assault. ***** An officer has received lab results from items seized during a traffic stop on 8/28/17 near N. Elm and Highway 30. Warrants have been requested for Robert Allen Lindahl, 38, of Perry for possession of methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor)*.

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

 

 

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