Greene County magistrate court, week ending Oct. 12

In Greene County magistrate court a case was initiated Oct. 10 against Sean Robert McKeage of Jefferson on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Persons paid fines for scheduled traffic violations during the week ending Oct 12 as follows: *Paul Marvin Askvig of Apple Valley, MN, driving wrong side of two-way highway, $100; Rianna Lea Stott of Jefferson, faiure to yield to vehicle on right, $100; Carol Rae DeJong of Belle Plaine, failure to maintain control, $100. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending Oct. 12

Sheriff’s report

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

Sunday, Oct. 15: At 9:39 am a deputy investigated a theft in the 800 block of County Road E-57 (290th St) in Greenbrier Township. At 1:59 pm a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD in the 300 block of S. Grimmell Rd. At 8:54 pm a deputy investigated a fire in the 1600 block of M Ave in Jackson Township. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Police blotter

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

Wednesday, Oct. 18: At 12:29 pm staff at Peoples Trust Savings Bank requested an officer for a customer being scammed. The officer met with the customer, who was attempting to deposit a check she had received in the mail. She was to deposit the check and withdraw $100 and send it to another address. The customer did not incur a loss, since the bank would not accept the check. At 1:39 pm a complainant reported a burglary in the 100 block of E. Central Ave. The complainant arrived home after being gone a few days and discovered missing item from the residence. The officer is investigating. At 3:49 pm an officer was advised of a stray cat being caught in the 500 block of N. Oak St. The cat was placed in the animal holding facility. At 3:54 pm a complainant reported a bike missing from a residence in the 300 block of N. Olive St. Continue reading Police blotter

Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 5

In Greene County district court Shawn J. Gifford, 27, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of driving while license barred. The prison term was suspended and Gifford was placed on informal probation for two years. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge. He must also pay $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. A charge of child endangerment in a separated case was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Gifford must pay an amount not to exceed $450 for his attorney’s fees in that case. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 5

Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 28

In Greene County district court Robert Alan Fry, 54, of Jefferson was sentenced Sept. 25 to five years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to burglary- third degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, victim restitution and restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined, and $140 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 28

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Sept. 28

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered Sept. 23 against Robert R. Kovar of Jefferson in a case initiated in district court on a charge of theft- fourth degree. The charge was amended to theft- fifth degree and Kovar was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. Both were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $240.99 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $100 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending Sept. 28

Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 21

In Greene County district court Savannah Danielle Baugh, 19, of Jefferson pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- first offense. A trial date was set for Oct. 31.

Cases were initiated during the week ending Sept. 21 as follows: Paul Marvin Askvig, 49, of Apple Valley, MN, operating while intoxicated- first offense; Christopher Hollis Christian, 37, of Ames, driving while license barred; Damon Tyson Bennewitz, 19, of Des Moines, OWI- first offense; Zachery Allen Waters, 21, of Paton, domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness, domestic abuse assault impeding blood/air flow, assault on person in certain occupation, and harassment- first degree; Matthew Lee Hurley, 36, of Jefferson, driving while license barred; and Craigg Michael Smith, 40, of Jefferson, distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.

Police blotter

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

Saturday, Sept. 30: At 8 am staff at Oly’s Corner reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill the previous day. The officer is investigating. At 3:17 pm a complainant reported damage to a camper door in the 900 block of N. Cedar St. Someone appeared to have pried on the bottom of the camper door. Entry was not gained.  Continue reading Police blotter

Sheriff’s report – September 2017

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

Saturday, Sept. 30: At 12:50 am a deputy investigated a fight in the 2200 block of Highway 25 (E Ave) in Willow Township. At 11:42 am a deputy investigated a criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of W. Main St in Grand Junction. At 11:53 am a deputy investigated a hit and run accident in the 800 block of E. Main St in Grand Junction. A vehicle had struck a garage, moving it off its foundation. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – September 2017