Police blotter

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

Thursday, Dec. 7: At 10:08 am an officer removed a cat from a live trap in the 1300 block of Riverside Drive. The animal was placed in the animal holding facility. At 6:14 pm a complainant reported the theft of a cell phone from the Greene County Community Center. The officer is investigating.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: At 10:18 am an officer investigated a one vehicle property damage accident on the overpass in the 700 block of N. Elm St. Nicole Lebeck of Grand Juntion lost control of her 2002 Ford F150 pickup truck at the top of the overpass and struck the concrete barrier wall. The road conditions on the overpass were 100 percent ice covered. The vehicle sustained a reported $1,000 in damages. The officer estimated the damage to the barrier wall at $200. The DOT was advised of the road condition and sent sanding trucks to the area. At 5:10 pm a complainant reported a vehicle fire in the 100 block of E. Central Ave. Officers arrived and extinguished the small dash fire.

Tuesday, Dec. 5: *****Juvenile arrest warrants have been requested for two 13-year-old males after the officer completed the investigation of an assault 11/25 at 10 pm at Xtreme Skate Center. The warrants are for assault causing injury (serious misdemeanor)*. ***** The officer investigating the theft of gift cards at a residence in the 200 block of E. Harrison reported on 11/21. Arrest warrants have been requested for Cindy Jo Sheehy, 56, of Grand Junction for unauthorized use of credit card (aggravated misdemeanor), dependent adult abuse (Class D felony) and theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*. ***** Arrest warrants have been requested for Cody James Schulte, 29, of Lytton for three counts of forgery (Class D felony) and ongoing criminal conduct (Class B felony)*. The charges come from a case of check fraud at Casey’s (N. Elm) that was initiated 11/27. *****An arrest warrant has been requested for Jacob Mario Lopez, 23, of Jefferson for theft- fifth degree* related to a reported theft of alcohol from Hy-Vee on 11/27. *****Test results on narcotics seized during a traffic stop 11/20 were received and arrest warrants have been requested Hanna Kristine Meinecke, 30, and Michelle Bennet, 27, both of Lakewood, CO, for possession of marijuana- first offense (serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor)*. ***** An arrest warrant has been requested for Brayden Michael Habben, 18, of Grand Junction on a charge of possession of marijuana- first offense.* An officer removed and tested items seized during an accident investigation at Greene County High School on 11/15. *****An arrest warrant has been requested for Grason Trevor Lansman, 19, of Churdan for improper use of 9-1-1 (simple misdemeanor)*. Lansman was warned about using 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls. He continued to misuse 9-1-1 after the warning and was charged.*****Test results have come in on items seized during an arrest on an outstanding warrant. An officer arrested Margaret Jessica Ruth Wilson, 41, of Jefferson on 10/21 on a different warrant. During the arrest, the officer located a smoking device in her possession. The device tested positive for methamphetamine. The new warrant is for possession of methamphetamine- second offense (aggravated misdemeanor)*.

Monday, Dec. 4: At 9:42 am staff at Walton Woods apartments reported a trespassing complaint. An officer is investigating. At 9:42 am an officer noticed a person on probation with the Iowa Department of Correction drinking alcohol on the porch at his residence. Terms of his probation prohibit him from consuming alcohol. The officer administered a preliminary breath test and sent the information to his probation officer. At 11:04 am officers were called to assist at Greene County Elementary for a student who had walked away from the building. At 1:28 pm an officer took a report of an assault between two juveniles at Greene County Middle School. An officer is investigating. At 3:37 pm staff at Casey’s General Store (N. Elm St) reported a gas drive off. At 6:47 pm a complainant reported having a UPS package stolen from his residence in the 300 block of N. Pinet St. An officer is investigating. At 7:15 pm a complainant reported a possible car burglary in the 100 block of N. Chestnut St. At 11:50 pm officers checked a downed tree at the intersection of S. Vine and Park St.

Sunday, Dec. 3: At 12:28 pm while on patrol an officer located two males pushing a vehicle in the 700 block of W. Wall St. The officer stopped to assist the two males. The officer requested identification from the males. One male advised he did not have any with him and gave the officer a name and date of birth. The officer could not locate the subject in NCIC. He requested a Social Security number from the male, who fled on foot. The officer gave pursuit behind the male. The male ran to a residence in the 900 block of N. Pinet St and entered the residence. The officer detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence and spoke with a male at the door. The male advised the male was inside the residence, but refuses to come out. The male advised he had smoked marijuana inside the residence earlier in the day and provided the officer with a smoking device and small baggy of a green leafy substance. The male who had fled from the officer came back outside. The 16-year-old male juvenile was arrested for interference with official acts and providing false identification to an officer (simple misdemeanors)*. Other officers and deputies arrived to assist. Officers stood by while a search warrant was typed up and signed. During the execution of the search warrant officers removed numerous narcotic related items for testing. Future charges are pending. At 9:25 officers responded to a report of gun shots in the 100 block of S. Pinet St. See separate post for details.

Saturday, Dec. 2: At 5:58 am a complainant reported the theft of bags of clothing from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of E. McKinley St. The officer is investigating. At 7:48 am a traffic stop in the 1200 block of N. Elm St resulted in the arrest of Shawn J. Gifford, 27, of Jefferson for driving while barred (aggravated misdemeanor)*. The officer had Gifford’s vehicle towed to the impound lot. During an inventory an officer located a glass smoking device under the driver’s seat. The item was seized for testing. Future charges are pending lab results on the item. At 4:34 pm while on patrol an officer spotted a rooster in the roadway in the 100 block of E. McKinley St. The officer could not catch the animal. He checked with area residents but did not locate an owner. Jefferson city ordinances do not allow poultry to be kept within the city limits.

Friday, Dec. 1: At 11:37 am a complainant reported the theft of lights from his semi trailer while it was parked at Sparky’s. The lights were valued at $75. At 8:12 pm an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at Wild Rose Casino. The officer knew the subject was wanted on an outstanding JPD warrant. Bradley Jon Vanwyk, 64, of Ames was placed on custody on a warrant for burglary- third degree (aggravated misdemeanor)*. The charge is the result of an investigation initiated 11/06 of a burglary at Power Lift.

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

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