Police blotter

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

Sunday, May 19: At 3:40 am a deputy investigated a burglary in Grand Junction. At 4:50 pm a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a traffic stop in the 1900 block of N. Elm St.

Saturday, May 18: At 11:58 am a deputy investigated a vicious dog complaint in Rippey. At 12:26 pm a deputy investigated two gas drive-off complaints at Casey’s General Store in Grand Junction. At 6:40 pm a deputy tried to locate a pig running loose on Highway 144 near County Road E-26 (170th St) near Dana.

Friday, May 17: At 3:02 am a deputy investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of County Road E57 (290th St) in Franklin Township. At 1:02 pm a deputy investigated a criminal mischief complaint in Grand Junction. At 1:06 pm a deputy investigated an assault in the 600 block of B Ave in Cedar Township. At 4:59 pm a deputy investigated a harassment complaint in the 1900 block of 130th St in Paton Township.

Thursday, May 16: At 11:19 am an officer assisted the sheriff’s office with a rollover Accident at Orion and 243rd St in Grant Township.

Wednesday, May 15: At 9:30 am an officer began an investigation into a criminal mischief of a vehicle while in the shop at the Greene County High School. At 7:40 pm staff at Sparky’s One Stop reported a suspicious male walking around in the area of the business in his underwear. The officer located the male subject, who was a truck driver walking during a driving break. He was wearing shorts and no shirt.

Tuesday, May 14: At 3:37 pm an officer investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident in the 200 block of W. Clark St. Jeanine Eggert of Grand Junction was westbound on Clark St. She had stopped her 1997 Ford F150 pickup truck at the posted sign at the intersection with Elm. As she waited to enter onto Elm, her vehicle was struck from the rear by James Ball of Jefferson, who was driving a 2015 Chevrolet K2500 owned by Wild Rose Leasing Co of West Des Moines. Ball had pulled onto Clark from the Bomgaars drive. Ball was cited for failure to stop in assured clear distance ahead. Damage to the pickup he was driving was estimated at $1,000. Damage to Eggert’s vehicle was estimated at $500. At 4:24 pm staff at the Jefferson post office requested officers to assist a juvenile, whose bookbag had been thrown on a rooftop at 119 W. Lincoln Way. The officers used a ladder from the post office to climb on the roof to retrieve the bag for the youngster

Monday, May 13: At 3;23 pm staff at Greene County Middle School reported finding a male juvenile in possession of vaping products. The officer spoke to the male and a parent and learned he had purchased the items from another student. Charges are pending the end of the investigation.

Sunday, May 12: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, May 11: Routine activity reported.

Friday, May 10: At 9:39 am A motorist advised the officer of a possible intoxicated subject walking near the bell tower. The officer made contact with the male in the vicinity of the bell tower and spoke with him. The male was not intoxicated, but did have an outstanding Greene County arrest warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of theft- fourth degree*. The officer arrested Richard Lee Norton Jr, 39, of Panora on the warrants and transported him to the jail. At 8:20 pm a complainant requested an officer check a suspicious male walking around the Jefferson Little League complex. The officer spoke with the male, who was looking for his keys he had lost in the area. At 8:57 pm an officer investigated a backing accident in the 100 block of E. Madison St. A 1995 Ford Escort owned by David Goin of Jefferson was parked on the street. A vehicle backed into Goin’s vehicle and left the area. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $200. The driver spoke to witnesses and later located the other vehicle involved in the accident at a residence in the 400 block of S. Georgia St. The officer spoke to the owner, who advised he was the driver involved. The 1998 Chevrolet C2500, owned and operated by Nathan Merrill of Jefferson, was undamaged. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Merrill for driving while license revoked (serious misdemeanor) and operating without required interlock device (simple misdemeanor)*. He was also cited for unsafe backing upon a highway. At 9:30 pm an officer assisted the Jefferson fire department at HyVee after an evacuation of the building due to smoke. The fire department could not find the source of the smoke and did not locate any fire.

Thursday, May 9: Routine activity reported.

Wednesday, May 8: At 8:06 am a resident advised she had captured a stray dog at the Greenewood Center in the 400 block of Greenewood Road. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility.

Tuesday, May 7: *****Several arrest warrants have been requested after an officer received lab test results on items seized during a search warrant executed on 3/03 at a residence in the 300 block of E. State St. Warrants have been requested for Roger Allen Burnie, 33, of Jefferson for child endangerment- aggravated (three counts), possession of marijuana- second offense, possession of methamphetamine- second offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Warrants have also been requested for Amelia Marie Kennedy, 34, of Jefferson for child endangerment- aggravated (three counts), possession of marijuana- first offense, possession of methamphetamine- first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, May 6: At 8:03 am an officer began investigating the theft of a wedding ring from a residence in the 200 block of E. Lincoln Way. The theft occurred in March. At 3:54 pm a traffic stop in the 500 block of N. Chestnut St resulted in the arrest of Danielle Hermansen, 30, of Jefferson for driving while license revoked*.

Sunday, May 5: At 1:06 pm an officer assisted the Jefferson fire department with a call at a residence in the 500 block of W. State St. The occupant could see and smell a small amount of smoke in the basement of the residence. The fire department determined it was caused by an overloaded drop cord. No damage was reported.

Saturday, May 4: At 12:12 pm a complainant reported a bicycle lost or stolen from the public library. At 2 pm officers provided an escort in and out of Jefferson for the Fallen Angels motorcycle rally held on the downtown square. At 3:26 pm An officer investigated a two-vehicle personal injury accident at N. Elm and W. Clark Sts. Steven Lind, who was operating a 2010 Ford F350 pickup truck, owned by Lind Hilltop Farm Inc. of Marathon, left the posted stop sign in the 200 block of W. Clark St and turned south onto Elm. Tanner Lindamark of Stratford was northbound on Elm operating his 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He struck a trailer being pulled by the Lind vehicle. Lindamark was transported by GC Ambulance to Greene County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. His motorcycle was a total loss with an estimated $10,000 in damage. Lind was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. Damage to the trailer he was towing was estimated at $1,000. At 10:14 pm an officer performed a traffic stop with a driver who had squeaked the tires on his vehicle upon leaving the traffic lights at S. Elm and W. Russell Sts. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Merle Crit Holland, 57, of Des Moines for operating while intoxicated- first offense (serious misdemeanor)*. He was also cited for careless driving and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Friday, May 3: Routine activity reported.

Thursday, May 2: At 8:16 pm congregate meal staff advised of a stray dog near the Greenewood Center. The officer placed the animal in the animal holding facility.

Wednesday, May 1: At 6:45 am a complainant reported lost/stolen items from two Jefferson residences. The officer is investigating. At 2:51 pm staff at Home State Bank provided an officer with a counterfeit $10 bill a customer had brought to the bank. The officer is investigating the event. At 9:39 pm a complainant reported being assaulted by a known male in the 900 block of W. Lincoln Way. The officer is investigating. At 9:45 pm a complainant spoke to an office about drug usage at a Jefferson residence. She wanted to provide the officer with photographs to support her claims.

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

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