Police blotter

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

Wednesday, April 1: *****As a result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 30 on 3/24, suspected marijuana was removed from a vehicle after a probable cause search was conducted by an officer. The suspected marijuana was sent to a laboratory which showed a positive test result for 206.6 grams of marijuana. As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants have been requested for Nyakuot Chuol, 19, of Ames and Nyadhuor Deng, 22, of San Diego, CA, for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix drug stamp (both class D felonies)*.

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

Sheriff’s report

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

Wednesday, April 1: At 5:39 am a deputy and the Jefferson fire department responded to a tree that was on fire on Highway 4 near 330th St in Franklin Township. At 2:12 pm a deputy investigated criminal mischief to head stones at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. At 2:23 pm a deputy investigated criminal mischief to the Churdan city park. At 8:24 pm a deputy investigated a complaint of too many people gathering at Highway 30 and 18th St in Grand Junction.

*In all cases when a defendant has been charged, this is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Greene County district court ending March 27

In Greene County district court Dalton Zachariah Haggerty, 25, of Pace, FL, was sentenced to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of the jail time. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense, and he must complete a community college drinking driver’s program. Haggerty was fined $1,250 with a $437.50 surcharge; one-half will be waived if he obtains a temporary restricted license. He must pay a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE). The court ruled he is unable to pay sheriff’s fees, restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees or court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court ending March 27

Police blotter – March 2020

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

Tuesday, March 31: At 1:02 am while on routine patrol, an officer located several juveniles at Kelso Park. The officer removed the juveniles from the property. At 8:07 am a complainant reported finding a counterfeit $100 on his property in the 500 block of N. Wilson Ave. At 11:55 am an officer responded to the Junkyard Café for an attempted burglary. It appeared someone tried to gain entry into the back door of the business, causing damage to the door in the process. The door sustained $200 in damages. An officer is investigating the incident. At 5:27 pm an officer responded to Russell Park for a gathering of 13 people. The officer dispersed the group per the governor’s proclamation. Continue reading Police blotter – March 2020

Greene County district court, week ending March 13

In Greene County district court Milton Antwine Wright, 38, of Des Moines was sentenced March 2 to 180 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- first offense, amended from possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense. The entire jail term was suspended and Wright was placed on informal probation to the Greene County sheriff for one year. 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; both were suspended. Wright must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE) and $422.62 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending March 13

Greene County district court, week ending March 6

A judgment was entered Feb. 28 in Greene County district court against Scott Randolph Luke, 31, of Garner after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- fifth degree, amended from theft- fourth degree. Luke was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. He is jointly and severally liable with Allyssa Luke for $412 victim restitution and he must pay $100 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending March 6

Greene County magistrate court, week ending March 6

In Greene County magistrate court a judgment was entered Feb. 28 against Ryan Douglas Patterson of Jefferson on a charge of violation of a no contact order. He was sentenced to seven days in jail with credit for time served in this case and another magistrate case on the same charge. He was placed on probation for one year. Patterson was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge. Court costs were $60. (Magistrate Jessica Morton) Continue reading Greene County magistrate court, week ending March 6

Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 28

In Greene County district court Amanda Ruth Breckinridge, 31, of Mingo was sentenced. Feb. 26 to two years in prison after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of burglary- third degree (motor vehicle.). The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation to the Iowa Department of Correctional Services for two years. She must participate in Polk County drug court as ordered in another judgment. Breckinridge was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. She must pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge and $10 restitution to the victim. Court costs were $100. A charge of unauthorized use of credit was dismissed, as well as a charge in magistrate court of theft- fifth degree, as part of a plea agreement. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 28