Police blotter

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

Tuesday, Feb. 19: At 9 am the Ottawa, IL, PD requested assistance from a Jefferson officer in locating a vehicle in Jefferson that had been involved in a hit and run accident in their city. The officer is working to locate the vehicle and owner. At 7:49 pm an officer located a vehicle parked at Wild Rose Casino with registration that had expired in 2015. The owner of the vehicle was located inside the casino. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Douglas Duane Owen, 36, of Churdan for driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor)*. At 10:35 pm a complainant reported a subject going through parked vehicles in the 500 block of S. Olive St. The officers and a deputy combed the area, but did not locate anyone. ***** Officers issued three citations for snow emergency parking violations during the reporting period.

Monday, Feb. 18: At 12:32 am a complainant reported a stray dog near N. Locust and E. Reed Sts. The officer did not locate the animal. ***** Officers issued six citations for snow emergency parking violations during this reporting period.

Sunday, Feb. 17: At 7:43 pm officers were requested at Wild Rose Casino for a patron refusing to leave after being asked to do so by security staff. The officer arrived and attempted to have the male leave, but he continued to be disorderly. The officer arrested Jeremy Erskine-Jamal Miller, 27, of Carroll for disorderly conduct and trespass (simple misdemeanors)*. At 11:41 pm a complainant reported the theft of his pickup truck from Wild Rose Casino. Staff reviewed video and learned the complainant had been dropped off at the casino by the driver of an SUV and had not driven his truck there. The vehicle was located at his residence by the officer.

Saturday, Feb. 16: At 5:33 pm a complainant reported two dogs running at large in the 500 block of W. Harrison St. At 8:06 pm an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of W. State St for a bat in the house. At 8:20 pm a resident reported that her dog ran away from her residence in the 600 block of W. State St.

Friday, Feb. 15: Routine activity reported.

Thursday, Feb. 14: At 7:21 pm a traffic stop in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane resulted in the officer arresting Karibeth Danielle Baker, 39, of Scranton for driving while license revoked (serious misdemeanor)*. She was also cited for failure to provide proof of financial liability.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: ***** An arrest warrant has been requested for Curtis Wesley Jurgensen, 55, of Woodward for possession of marijuana- second offense (serious misdemeanor)*. The charge was made after test results were returned on items seized during a traffic stop 12/16.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: At 6:12 pm an officer assisted deputies at the medical center ER with an unruly inmate from the jail. At 6:29 pm a complainant requested an officer speak to his neighbor about the neighbor pushing snow across the street and depositing it on his property. The neighbor advised it would not be a future problem.

Monday, Feb.11: At 12:18 pm a DHS case worker spoke with an officer in connection to a possible sex assault occurring in Jefferson. The officer investigating. At 3:23 pm officers assisted the sheriff’s office with a two-vehicle accident on Highway 30 just west of M Ave. ***** Officers issued 11 citations for snow emergency parking violations and had the vehicles of three repeat offenders towed during this reporting period.

Sunday, Feb. 10: At 9:55 am officers assisted the jailer and deputies with an unruly inmate at the jail.

Saturday, Feb. 9: At 2:21 am while on routine patrol an officer located a male subject urinating on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Wild Rose Casino. The male appeared to be intoxicated. It was also determined the male had driven to the casino with a barred driver’s license. Also located on him was a plastic baggy containing one pill believed to be Ecstasy. As a result, James Merrell Mosley, 46, of Fort Dodge was arrested for possession of a controlled substance- first offense (serious misdemeanor) and driving while license barred- aggravated misdemeanor)*. At 6:07 pm as a result of a traffic stop in the 800 block of E. Lincoln Way, Samantha Henderson of Jefferson was arrested on an outstanding Guthrie County bench warrant for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated*. At 7:17 pm a traffic stop was performed in the 100 block of N. Grimmell Road for a driver who failed to dim headlights. While speaking with the driver and an occupant in the vehicle, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to marijuana being in the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle the officer located a marijuana cigarette in the center console. The item was seized for lab testing. Future charges are pending testing of the seized item. At 10:18 pm a complainant requested an officer at a residence in the 100 block of E. Vest St for a possible underage drinking party inside the residence. The complainant met the officer at the house. The officer spoke to the owner of the residence by phone and was given permission to enter the residence and speak to the subjects inside. The officer spoke with a group of juveniles inside the residence. No signs of alcohol consumption were detected by the officers. While speaking further with the complainant, the officer noticed signs of alcohol impairment. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Sheila Rae Madson, 56, of Jefferson for OWI- first offense (serious misdemeanor)*.

Friday, Feb. 8:  At 11:32 am staff at Greene County Middle School reported a possible theft of a Chromebook laptop. At 3:49 pm a complainant reported a violation of a no contact order at a residence in the 700 block of W. Harrison St. An officer is investigating. While speaking with the complainant, the officer determined there was an active Iowa DOT arrest warrant for her for fraud- false application (aggravated misdemeanor)*. Gretta Halterman, 18, was arrested on the charge. At 8:14 pm officers responded to Casa de Oro for two possibly intoxicated persons.

Thursday, Feb. 7: At 11 am a complainant advised officers she had fallen victim to a phone scam. She had placed money on Google Play cards as instructed by the caller. The scam is basically untraceable. Moore was sent to the Iowa Attorney General’s office for assistance. ***** Officers issued 24 citations for snow emergency parking violations.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: At 7:59 pm a complainant reported an electric overhead wire was down across her vehicle in the 400 block of N. Chestnut St. Alliant Energy was contacted and repaired the wire. The was no damage to the vehicle. ***** An officer has requested an arrest warrant for Robert Richard Kovar, 34, of Jefferson for possession of methamphetamine- second offense (aggravated misdemeanor)*. The warrant resulted from positive testing for meth of items on Kovar’s person during an arrest on 12/08/2018.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: At 6:26 pm an officer assisted the Jefferson fire department at Doc’s Stadium Bar and Grill. Occupants could smell smoke in the building after hearing a loud popping noise. A faulty light was determined to be the problem. No damage or fire took place.

Monday, Feb. 4: At 9:20 am staff at White Oak Station advised of a possible shoplifting event the prior evening. The officer is investigating.

Sunday, Feb. 3: At 7:47 pm a complainant reported items stolen from a mobile home in the 700 block of N. Cedar St. It was reported that after a tenant moved from the mobile home four curtain rods and three full length mirrors were missing from the residence. The estimate for the seven items was $50. An officer is investigating. At 1:51 pm a caller advised of a 3-year-old living in a Jefferson residence without water and the father uses narcotics in the presence of the child. The officer forwarded the info the DHS. At 8:31 pm a complainant requested an officer at a residence in the 600 block of S. Olive St and advised her former boyfriend had assaulted her. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Adam John Taylor Hopkins, 33, of Jefferson for domestic abuse assault (simple misdemeanor)*.

Saturday, Feb. 2: At 10:07 am officers responded to the 400 block of E. Lincoln Way for a report of a USPS mail carrier being bitten in the leg by a loose dog; the mail carrier was not injured. The dog was deemed “vicious” per Jefferson city ordinance. Arrangements were made to have the dog removed from city limits.

Friday, Feb. 1: Routine activity reported.

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

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