Sheriff’s report

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Thursday, Jan. 17: At 3:12 am a deputy arrested Jeremy Benedict, 28, of Perry on a arrest warrant for possession of methamphetamine. At 12:59 pm a deputy investigated a criminal mischief complaint in the 700 block of Lincoln St in Scranton. At 3:47 pm the sheriff and deputies conducted a search warrant at 1028 130th St in Highland Township. Rodney Halterman was arrested without incident. The Jefferson PD and the Iowa State Patrol assisted.

Wednesday, Jan. 16: At 8:25 am Christopher Quirk, 36, of Jefferson was booked into the jail on charges of burglary- third degree, forgery (two counts), and theft- second degree*. At 8:54 am a deputy investigated a burglary in the 2200 block of D Ave in Willow Township. At 4:55 pm the sheriff and deputies assisted the Guthrie County sheriff’s office with a search warrant in Jamaica. At 11:51 pm a deputy investigated a structure fire in the 200 block of 300th St in Willow Township. The Coon Rapids fire department was on the scene. The cause of the fire was determined to be a wood stove.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: At 12:46 pm a deputy investigated a burglary in the 1100 block of Lincoln St in Scranton.

Monday, Jan. 14: At 3:56 am a deputy investigated a harassment complaint in the 1700 block of L Ave in Jackson Township. At 12:45 pm the sheriff and deputies checked a residence in the 2300 block of County Road E-26 (170th St) east of Dana for Rodney Halterman, 18, who is wanted on a Story County warrant for attempted murder. At 4:20 pm a deputy investigated a trespass complaint in the 600 block of S. 15th St in Grand Junction. At 6:30 pm a deputy conducted tobacco compliance checks throughout the county. Oly’s Corner in Jefferson was found in violation. There were no other businesses found in violation. At 7:16 pm deputies checked a residence in the 1000 block of 130th St in Highland Township for Rodney Halterman.

Sunday, Jan. 13: At 5:27 am a deputy investigated an alarm in the 200 block of Main St in Paton. At 10:08 am a deputy investigated an alarm in the 1000 block of E. Sandoe St in Grand Junction. At 2:53 pm a deputy arrested Douglas Shutt, 57, of Grand Junction on a warrant for failure to affix tax stamp, possession of marijuana- first offense, and possession of methamphetamine- first offense*.

Saturday, Jan. 12: At 7:27 am a deputy investigated an alarm in the 1000 block of Sandoe St in Grand Junction. At 12:18 pm a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with an arrest in the 600 block of E. Lincoln Way. Ryan Brown, 47, of Jefferson was arrested for failure to pay child support*. At 4:12 pm a deputy assisted Ames PD with trying to locate Rodney Halterman. At 4:12 pm a deputy investigated an assault in the 600 block of South 15th St in Grand Junction.

Friday, Jan. 11: At 11:39 am a deputy investigated a theft complaint at Casey’s General Store in Scranton. At 8:02 pm a deputy assisted the Cumming County, NE, sheriff’s office with trying to locate a person in Scranton. At 11:43 pm a deputy investigated a harassment complaint in the 2300 block of 280th St in Washington Township.

Thursday, Jan. 10: At 1:01 am a deputy investigated a complaint of a fire near Highway 144 and 250th St south of Grand Junction. The fire was found to be a controlled burn. At 12:48 pm a deputy investigated a single vehicle accident on Highway 30 near County Road P-14 (J Ave) west of Jefferson. Richard Whitver, 66, of Jefferson lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and entered the ditch, totaling the vehicle. Whitver was cited for failure to maintain control. At 4:05 pm a deputy picked up a pit bull in the 200 block of 175th St in Kendrick Township and took it to the animal holding facility. At 6:30 pm the sheriff’s office conducted tobacco compliance checks and had no violations.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: At 5:16 am a deputy investigated a complaint of large piles of mud on the roadway on County Road E-57 (290th St near C Ave) in Willow Township. Marvin Krieger, 59, of Coon Rapids struck a large piece of frozen mud causing an estimated $1,000 damage to his Toyota Corolla. At 4:27 pm a deputy investigated an assault in Grand Junction. At 5:33 pm a deputy investigated a domestic abuse assault in Grand Junction.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: At 3:34 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a possible burglary in the 1000 block of N. West St. At 3:58 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a traffic stop at the intersection of Highways 4 and 30.

Monday, Jan. 7: At 7:30 pm a deputy assisted the Dallas County sheriff’s office with our K-9 to attempt a track of a suspect who fled on foot in the Dawson area. At 3:34 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a possible burglary in the 1000 block of N. West St.

Sunday, Jan. 6: At 4:55 pm a deputy investigated a harassment complaint in the 600 block of Lovejoy St in Rippey. At 9:59 pm a deputy investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of State St in Scranton.

Saturday, Jan. 5: At 1:18 am a deputy investigated a dog bite in the 1400 block of 100th St in Dawson Township. At 8:03 pm a deputy assisted a Jefferson PD officer with a search near Grimmell Rd and Central Ave.

Friday, Jan. 4: At 1:08 am a deputy investigated a burglary in the 600 block of 18th St North in Grand Junction. At 3:36 am a deputy investigated a suspicious person in the 800 block of North St in Churdan. At 12:51 pm a deputy investigated an alarm in the 700 block of W Ave in Junction Township. At 4:28 pm a deputy investigated an abuse complaint in Scranton.

Thursday, Jan. 3: At 12:22 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with an arrest at Wild Rose Casino. At 3 am a deputy assisted a jailer who was assaulted by an inmate. Michael Olson, 57, was charged with assault on persons in certain occupations*. At 7:08 am the sheriff investigated a complaint of harassment of a public official. At 9:04 am a deputy investigated a theft complaint near County Roads P-46 (W Ave) and E-26 (170th St) east of Dana. At 10:47 am a deputy picked up suspected drug paraphernalia in the 800 block of E. Main St in Grand Junction. At 1:18 pm a deputy investigated a fraud complaint in Grand Junction. At 2:01 pm a deputy investigated a property dispute in Rippey.

Wednesday, Jan. 1: At 11:11 am a deputy investigated a criminal mischief complaint in the 1000 block of E. Railroad St in Grand Junction. At 4:11 pm a deputy investigated an animal neglect complaint in the 400 block of E. Hager St in Grand Junction. At 10:30 pm a deputy assisted a Jefferson PD officer with a search of a vehicle and an arrest at Gallup Rd and Mulberry St. Michael Olson, 57, of Jefferson was arrested for public intoxication, assault on a jailer, disorderly conduct, operating while intoxicated, and interference with official acts*.

 *In all cases when a defendant has been charged this is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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