Sheriff’s report

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

Monday, Jan. 20: At 2:49 pm a deputy investigated a 2-vehicle accident on Highway 30 and B Ave west of Scranton. Andrew Montag, 30, of West Bend was stopped on Highway 30 waiting to turn onto B Ave in his 2000 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer. Leslie Mills, 44, of Boone was also eastbound on Highway 30 and did not see Montag stopped and rear ended the trailer. Mills was driving a 2012 International semi-tractor and trailer. There were no injuries. Mills’ tractor sustained an estimated $2,500 in damage. Montag’s trailer sustained an estimated $2,500 dollars damage. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Police blotter

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

Monday, Jan. 20: At 9:03 am Jefferson officers began an investigation into a reported sex assault in Jefferson involving a 13-year-old female. At 11:59 am a complainant reported a possible attempted burglary at a residence in the 300 block of Rushview Dr. Someone had attempted to force entry to the front door, causing $209 damage to the door. The officer is investigating. Continue reading Police blotter

Greene County district court, week ending Jan. 17

In Greene County district court Isaiah Jerrell Roy Burt, 32, of Boone was sentenced to two concurrent two-year prison terms Jan. 4 after he changed his plea to guilty to one count of identity theft less than $1,000 and one count of unauthorized use of credit less than $1,000. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge on each charge; the fines and surcharges were suspended. He must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge on each charge. Two counts of identity theft less than $1,000 and two counts of unauthorized use of credit less than $1,000 were dismissed. Burt must pay $279.50 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $4,038.78 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Jan. 17

Greene County district court, ending Jan. 10

In Greene County district court Logan Lee Staley, 28, of Webster City was sentenced Jan. 6 to 10 years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of theft- first degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He must complete inpatient substance abuse treatment during his probation. Staley was fined $1,000 with a $350 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Court costs were $3,575. A charge of burglary- third degree was dismissed. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria Kester) Continue reading Greene County district court, ending Jan. 10

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Jan. 3

Cases were initiated in Greene County magistrate court as follows: Danny McCombs Benshoof of Perry, criminal mischief- fifth degree; Justin Ray Lopez of Jefferson, possession of drug paraphernalia; Angeline Marie Graham of Jefferson, possession of drug paraphernalia; and Daniel Joseph Tasler of Jefferson, obstruction of emergency communication.

Greene County district court, ending Dec. 26

[Editor’s note: Court cases are listed on GreeneCountyNewsOnline in the order in which they were initiated in district court.]

In Greene County district court Crawford James Petterson, 19, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty Dec. 13 to a charge of criminal mischief- fourth degree. He was placed on informal probation for one year. He must pay a $315 civil penalty, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, and $567 victim restitution. Court costs were $548.16. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, ending Dec. 26

Greene County magistrate court, ending Dec. 26

Cases were initiated in Greene County magistrate court as follows: Tyler James Smits of Jefferson, violation of no contact order; Eric Anthony Grevson of Jefferson, possession of drug paraphernalia; and Yasday Sorter of Des Moines, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police blotter – December 2019

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

Tuesday, Dec. 31: At 12:41 pm an off-duty officer noticed a couple together in a vehicle at the Hy-Vee parking lot. The officer had knowledge the couple have an active order of protection prohibiting them from being together. Officers responded and spoke to the couple, who denied arriving at the business together. The officer gathered video from the business showing the female get out of the male’s vehicle and enter the business. The male parks and then enters the business. Continue reading Police blotter – December 2019

Greene County district court, week ending Dec. 12

In Greene County district county Luke Stephen Peter Pettey, 28, of Des Moines was sentenced  Dec. 9 to two days  in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of carrying weapons. He was given credit for time served in the Polk County jail on other charges. Pettey was fined $700 with a $245 surcharge. A charge of possession of methamphetamine was dismissed, as was a magistrate case in which Pettey was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Court costs were $307.56 (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Dec. 12