JPD tells sTEP results

Jefferson police officers wrote 15 citations and issued 90 warnings during a special Traffic Enforcement Project Nov. 18-25.

Citations were issued as follows: .02 violation, 1; speed, 4; stop sign/light violation, 1; driving without a license, 2; suspended or revoked, 1; registration, 2; no proof of insurance, 3; and equipment violation, 1. Continue reading JPD tells sTEP results

Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 29

In Greene County district court Ryan James Brown, 46, of Jefferson was sentenced Nov. 20 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 he was placed on informal probation for two years. He was fined $625with a $218.75 surcharge. In the same case Brown was sentenced to one year in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a  charge of possession of marijuana- second offense. That prison term was also suspended and he was placed on unsupervised probation for two years. Should  Brown serve the prison terms they will be consecutive. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He was fined$315 with a $110.25 surcharge, a $10 DARE surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Court costs were $100.  Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 29

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Nov. 29

In Greene County magistrate court Jerimiah Lynn Jordan of Scranton was sentenced to two days in jail on a charge of domestic abuse assault-  first offense. He must pay sheriff’s room and board charges for the time he serves. He must also complete a batterers education program at his own expense. Jordan was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $100 domestic abuse assault surcharge. He must pay $137.40 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending Nov. 29

Police blotter

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

Thursday, Dec. 6: At 8:02 am an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident in the 600 block of S. Olive St. Tyler Armstrong of Jefferson was southbound driving a 1999 Ford F150 pickup truck owned by Chad Stevens of Ralston. Carol Christensen of Jefferson backed her 2015 Kia Sportage out of a residential driveway and struck the pickup truck. Christensen was cited for unsafe backing upon a highway. Damage to her car was estimated at $3,000. Damage to the pickup truck was estimated at $5,000. At 2:34 pm adults at the Webb House reported a stray dog there. The officer placed the dog in the animal holding facility. At 10:21 pm an officer assisted a deputy in searching for a stolen vehicle last seen in Grand Junction. Continue reading Police blotter

Sheriff’s report

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

Thursday, Dec. 6: At 12:29 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a traffic stop. At 7:23 am a deputy and the Grand Junction fire department responded to a small fire on a wooden deck in the 800 block of E. Percival St in Grand Junction. At 11:40 pm a deputy investigated an alarm in the 500 block of N. 16th St in Grand Junction. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Deputy cited after taking antlers from a car-deer accident

Greene county sheriff’s deputy Kirk Hammer has been cited for unlawful possession of whitetail deer antlers in connection with an incident Nov. 3.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources,  a DNR conservation officer received a call from a man who came upon a scene of a woman who had hit a deer on Highway 4  between 185th and 190th Sts. north of Jefferson. The man waited for a sheriff’s deputy to arrive. Once the deputy arrived, the man asked the deputy about a salvage tag. Greene County sheriff’s deputy Kirk Hammer declined to issue him salvage tag. Continue reading Deputy cited after taking antlers from a car-deer accident

Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 22

In Greene County district court Tony Lynn Hatting, 45, of Scranton was granted a deferred judgment Nov.20 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault- simple, amended from domestic abuse assault- serious. He was placed on informal probation for one year and must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program at his own expense. He must pay a $65 civil penalty and a $100 domestic abuse surcharge. Court costs were $241.40. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 22

Greene County magistrate court, week ending Nov. 22

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered Nov.21 against Pamela Jean Haakma, no home town given, on a charge of theft- fifth degree. She was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. She must also pay $300 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $96 court costs.

Cases were initiated in magistrate court as follows: Emma Michelle Webb of Anita, possession of drug paraphernalia; and Mark Christopher Frohwein of Churdan, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police blotter – November 2018

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

Friday, Nov. 30: Routine activity reported.

Thursday, Nov. 29:At 6:05 pm an officer responded to the 500 block of E. Highway 30 for a car-deer accident. Jerry Orfield struck a deer with his 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage to the front of the pickup truck. Continue reading Police blotter – November 2018

Sheriff’s report – November 2018

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

Friday, Nov. 30: Routine activity reported.

Thursday, Nov. 29: At 6:57 am a deputy removed a deer from the roadway on 330th St near Highway 4 in Franklin Township. At 1:03 pm the sheriff, deputies, Scranton fire department and Greene County EMS responded to a structure fire in the 800 block of Lincoln St in Scranton. The residence was severely damaged. At 6:50 pm a deputy removed a deer from the roadway in the 1100 block of Highway 30 west of Jefferson. At 9 pm a deputy investigated a harassment complaint in the 500 block of 11th St in Grand Junction. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – November 2018

Shaw sentenced to 90 days in jail

Truck driver in rear-end crash that killed Paton farmer

In Greene County district court Troy Michael Shaw, 26, of Jefferson was sentenced Nov. 9 to one year in jail after he was found guilty Sept.30 at a trial by testimony of possession of heroin. The jail time was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He was fined $315with a $110.25 surcharge, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge and as $10 Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) surcharge. Continue reading Shaw sentenced to 90 days in jail

Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 15

In Greene County district court Jeromy David Antonen, 35, of Grand Junction was sentenced Nov. 9 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary- third degree, amended from burglary- second degree. He was sentenced to five years in prison. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He must reside in a residential correctional facility until he attains the maximum benefits. He is to remain in the custody of the sheriff until space in the facility is available. Antonen must undergo a substance abuse and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 15