Police blotter – July 2018

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

Tuesday, July 31: At 2:06 am a traffic stop in the 1400 block of N. Elm St resulted in Milton Wright of Des Moines being cited for driving while license suspended and excessive speed. During the stop the officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the car. The officer performed a probable cause search of the vehicle and located suspected marijuana. The items will be tested; future charges are pending results.

Monday, July 30: At 12:33 am an officer assisted EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of E. Central Ave. A female was transported to ER and later advised the officer she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The officer began an investigation into the matter. At 2:58 pm a complainant reported theft of medications from a residence in the 300 block of W. Wilson Ave. The officer is investigating. At 6:45 pm a complainant reported a suspicious male near the 600 block of S. Locust St. The officer performed a traffic stop with the vehicle at W. McKinley and N. Maple Sts. Charles Bradshaw II was cited for two traffic violations. He was also arrested on outstanding Missouri warrants. He will be transported to Missouri to face those charges.

Sunday, July 29: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, July 28: At 11:19 am a complainant reported being assaulted by two known females at a residence in the 400 block of N. Chestnut St. The officer is investigating. At 5:08 pm an officer began an investigation of a reported sex assault of a 9-year-old female in Jefferson.

Friday, July 27: At 6:58 am a complainant reported the theft of a tablet and Otter case from a residence in the 300 block of N. Chestnut St. The officer is investigating. At 9:05 am staff at White Oak Station reported receiving two counterfeit $100 bills. The officer is investigating. At 10:10 am officer attempted to arrest a male subject at a residence in the 200 block of High St for a parole violation. The male fled from the rear door of the residence and ran away. Several officers and deputies began to search the area. Officers located the male back at the residence, attempting to leave on a motorcycle. Officers assisted the male to the ground. Robert Alan Fry, 51, of Jefferson was taken into custody for the warrant. He was also charged with criminal mischief- second degree (class D felony), interference with official acts causing bodily injury (serious misdemeanor) and driving while license revoked (serious misdemeanor)*. A Jefferson officer received injuries during the event and was seen at ER. His body cam and uniform were damaged or destroyed during the event. At 10:33 pm staff at Home State Bank turned in three counterfeit $100 bills received from three local businesses. The officer is investigating. At 2:34 pm a complainant reported being assaulted by a former boyfriend who then ran from her residence in the 300 block of N. Chestnut St. Officers located the male in an abandoned residence in the area a short time later. James Kenneth Harris, 31, of Jefferson was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault- second offense (aggravated misdemeanor) and violation of a no contact order (simple misdemeanor)*.

Thursday, July 26: At 8 am an officer responded to the 600 block of W. South St for two dogs that ran off their property and bit a dog as it was being walked by its owner on the street. The two dogs were deemed illegal. Both dogs were removed from the city.
Wednesday, July 25: Routine activity reported.

Tuesday, July 24: At 8:10 pm a subject brought a stray dog to the LEC he had found near Hy-Vee. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility.

Monday, July 23: At 8:02 am a caller advised of a sick squirrel at Russell Park. The officer arrived and the squirrel had climbed a tree and was unreachable. At 9:16 am an officer was called to Kelso Park by a subject who had reserved the entire park for her RAGBRAI® team. Others were attempting to set up camp in the park. The officer asked them to go elsewhere. At 1:28 pm officers assisted Greene County Emergency Medical Services with a medical call for a bicyclist in the 800 block of W. Lincoln Way. At 3:05 pm officers received numerous driving complaints about a specific school bus being used as a shuttle. The officer made contact with the driver and spoke to him about the complaints. At 3:47 pm officers assisted EMS with a medical call for a bicyclist near S. Elm and Vest Sts. At 6:35 pm an officer investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident in the 400 block of W. Central Ave. Christopher Manning of Des Moines was westbound driving a 1985 GMC motor home owned by Jeff Robinson of Des Moines. The vehicle was tall enough to pull an electrical wire and cable tv wire off a residence. The residence had a reported $1,000 in damage to the electric service. The officer is still gathering costs on the electric and cable wires. At 7:07 pm an officer assisted EMS with a medical call in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane. At 7:19 pm officers assisted EMS with a medical call in the 100 block of Ram Drive. At 8:10 pm an officer was advised of a minor accident at the Little League fields. Both parties involved exchanged information and advised a report was not needed. At 10:14 pm an officer checked on a noise complaint from the area of the high school. The band playing downtown was the only noise heard in the area. At 10:22 pm officers took a report of an elderly male RAGBRAI rider who had not yet reached Jefferson. He arrived a short time later. At 10:28 pm a caller in the area of Southfield Drive complained of loud music from the RAGBRAI venue. At 10:52 pm a traffic stop in the 300 block of W. Adams St resulted in the arrest of Douglas Joseph Strang, 61, of West Des Moines for operating while intoxicated- second offense (aggravated misdemeanor)*. He was also cited for driving while license suspended, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and excessive speed. At 11:44 pm a complainant reported a male subject grabbed his cell phone and threw it across the crowd at the RAGBRAI venue. Officers later located the cell phone and returned it to the owner.

Sunday, July 22: At 9:49 am staff at Casey’s General Store reported a gas drive off.

Saturday, July 21: At 10:51 pm a complainant reported one of her tires being slashed on her vehicle at the Wild Rose Casino. An officer is investigating.

Friday, July 20: At 11:18 pm a complainant reported being assaulted over a disagreement about car parts. As a result, an arrest warrant has been requested for Chad Louk, 42, of Jefferson for assault causing bodily injury (serious misdemeanor)*.

Thursday, July 19: Routine activity reported.

Wednesday, July 18: At 2:32 pm a complainant reported the theft of a bicycle from a residence in the 400 block of N. Vine St.

Tuesday, July 17: At 12:23 pm an officer assisted the Perry PD in searching for a missing juvenile female.

Monday, July 16: At 6:20 pm a complainant reported a ditch fire on Highway 30 near the casino. The officer and a deputy located a piece of carpet burning in the ditch. The fire was extinguished by the officer.

Sunday, July 15: At 2:02 pm a complainant advised of a careless driver on Highway 30 heading east into Jefferson. The officer located the reported vehicle at Wild Rose Casino. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Jeng Vang, 36, of Denison for driving while barred (aggravated misdemeanor)*.

Saturday, July 14: Routine activity reported.

Friday, July 13: At 1:54 pm Dennis Smalley reported his parked 2009 Toyota Venza was struck and damaged at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Damage was reported to be $200. The officer is investigating. At 4:11 pm an officer investigated a property damage accident at the intersection of S. Wilson and Russell St. Dezetta Thompson of Grand Junction left the posted yield sign at the intersection into the patch of an oncoming 2010 Ford Edge owned and operated by Kristi Winters of Jefferson. Thompson was cited for failure to obey a yield sign. Damage to her 1997 Dodge Intrepid was estimated at $100. Damage to Winters’ vehicle was estimated at $1,000. At 10:29 pm an officer investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at S. Wilson and Monroe St. Troy Cathers of Dayton turned the corner too sharp and struck a guy wire on a utility pole. Cathers was cited for failure to maintain control. Damage to his 2008 Ford Focus was estimated at $1,500. The guy wire was not damaged.

Thursday, July 12: At 2:57 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the 100 block of E. State St. Jeffrey Headley of Farnhamville was backing a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Landus Cooperative from a parking stall and struck an eastbound 2015 Chevrolet Impala operated and owned by Susan Forkner of Jefferson. Headley was cited for unsafe backing upon highway. Damage to the Landus vehicle was estimated at $500. Damage to Forkner’s vehicle was estimated at $3,000. At 4:25 pm a complainant reported receiving a scam phone call. The caller advised him he had missed jury duty and there was now an arrest warrant for him. He would be immediately arrested unless he made payment to the caller. Four other Jefferson residents advised of receiving the same scam phone call. No one fell for the scam and no losses were incurred by anyone. ***** Eight parking violation notices were issued on the downtown square for street sweeping violation.

Wednesday, July 11: At 12:3 pm officers arrested Adam Michael Winger, 37, of Jefferson on an outstanding Jefferson PD arrest warrant for trespass (simple misdemeanor)*.

Tuesday, July 10: At 10:08 am a stray dog found in the county was brought to Jefferson. An officer placed the dog in the animal holding facility.

Monday, July 9: At 8:05 am a complainant reported a male subject wearing an ankle bracelet in her yard in the 100 block of W. Wilcoxway. The officer’s investigation has led to the request of an arrest warrant Adam Michael Winger, 37, of Jefferson for trespass (simple misdemeanor)*. At 8:35 am a complainant reported a male subject peering into her windows in the 100 block of Sunset Drive. The officer believes the subject was Adam Winger and future charges are pending in the event. At 12:27 pm Hy-Vee staff reported a shoplifting event from 7/08. The video provided to the officer shows a female taking a cell phone charger from the business without paying for it. The officer has applied for an arrest warrant for Ashlee Kaye Agan, 26, of Jefferson for theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor)*. At 1:03 pm a complainant reported finding a pair of men’s sandals behind his garage in the 100 block of W. Wilcoxway. Witnesses reported seeing Winger in yards in the area in the early morning. Winger was not wearing shoes when confronted by a subject who found him on her property. The investigation continues. At 1:55 pm an officer removed an abandoned bicycle from the skate park in the 500 block of E. Lincoln Way. The bike was placed in the city impound lot. At 7:46 pm a traffic stop in the 200 block of W. Lincoln Way resulted in the arrest of Brittany Ann Neal, 24, of Churdan for driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor)*. She was also cited for operation without registration.

Sunday, July 8: At 10:50 am officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation advised JPD officers of a photograph that was flagged on the Snapchat app. The photograph was of eight long guns with the text across the picture “Ready for school 7 can join me”. Officers began investigating and determined the photograph was posted by a 15-year-old male in Jefferson. After speaking with the male at his residence at 302 E. McKinley St, he was subsequently arrested at 3:45 pm for threat of terrorism (Class D felony) and harassment- first degree (aggravated misdemeanor)*. He was released to the juvenile court officer and all eight firearms were removed from the residence.

Saturday, July 7: At 12:55 pm a complainant reported damage to his 1999 Honda Odyssey after he had found a window to be broken. An officer is investigating. At 3:59 pm officers responded to the intersection of W. Lincoln Way and Elm St for a two-vehicle accident. Samantha Behne of Jefferson was eastbound in the 200 block of W. Lincoln Way driving her Toyota Camry. Cameron Searcy, 21, of Boone following her and struck the rear of her vehicle. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $100. As the officer was speaking with Searcy, he believed him to be intoxicated. Searcy was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (aggravated misdemeanor)* and transported to the Greene County jail. He was also cited for failure to stop in assured clear distance. At 10:44 pm Nicholas Webber, 18, was arrested on an outstanding Boone County arrest warrant for sex abuse- second degree*.

Friday, July 6: At 9:20 pm Karina Marvin, 20, was arrested on an active Minnesota arrest warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of methamphetamine and a violation of conditions of release*.

Thursday, July 5: At 10:37 am a complainant reported criminal mischief had occurred overnight to her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Someone had broken the back window of the vehicle. At 4:55 pm Casey’s General Store reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $20. The officer did not locate the reported vehicle. At 5:13 pm a resident spoke to an officer concerning a problem with stray cats in the 300 block of Rushview Drive. The officer advised the resident she could trap the animals and remove them on her own, but the PD does not currently offer the service. ***** Arrest warrants have been requested for a shoplifting event at HyVee on 07/04/. Jill Ranae Kanealy, 36, of Grand Junction will be charged with theft- fifth degree and trespass (both simple misdemeanors)*.

Wednesday, July 4: At 11:04 am staff at HyVee reported a female subject who was banned from the business had returned and stolen meat products. The officer is investigating the event. At 2:43 on a traffic stop in the 600 block of N. Maple St resulted in the arrest of Seth Michael Butler, 29, of Jefferson for driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor)*. He was also cited for failure to provide proof of security liability and failure to wear safety belt. At 9:43 pm a complainant reported a small fire at Vine and West Head Street in a container subjects had used to set off fireworks. The officer was able to put the fire out with his fire extinguisher. No one was present in the area.

Tuesday, July 3: At 1 pm staff at White Oak Station reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $37.68. The officer is investigating.

Monday, July 2: At 11:53 am an officer arrested Tanya Christine Mari Maldonado, 41, of Chicago, IL, on an outstanding Jefferson PD arrest warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor) and unlawful possession of prescription drugs*. At 2:36 p an officer investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at Highway 30 and N. Mulberry St. Thomas Hammel of Jefferson left the posted stop sign on Mulberry St and struck the rear corner of an oncoming vehicle owned and operated by Sarah Klocke of Carroll. There were no injuries. Hammel was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. Damage to his 2017 Ford F150 was estimated at $500. Damage to Klocke’s 2011 Jeep Liberty was estimated at $1,500. At 5:59 pm Carroll County officers requested an officer check for a female for whom there was an outstanding Carroll County arrest warrant. The officer arrested Jessica Ann Marie Kelton, 19, of Jefferson on the warrant for failure to appear*. She was later transported by a Greene County sheriff’s deputy to the Greene/Carroll county line where custody was transferred.

Sunday, July 1: At 12:28 am a traffic stop in the 500 block of N. Elm St resulted in the arrest of Richard Jessie Duran, 45, of Panama, for driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor)*. He was also cited for improper brake light and failure to provide proof of security liability.

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

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