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Police log

Mar 14, 2013

The following information is Fairfield Police Department’s initial contacts summary received by dispatch for Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday, provided at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.



10:09 a.m. Caller reported that early morning on previous day, while it was still hazy outside, she had seen a male subject wearing a knit cap, looking through her window. The window has sheer curtains; but there are tracks in the snow. Officer placed her address on extra patrol and advised caller to contact police again about any further suspicious activity and to call at the time it is happening.

10:52 a.m. Business contact: employees at store suspect a female driving a small black car has been shoplifting several times this week, usually entering the store in the evening. Caller said they cannot prove theft, just asking for extra patrols. Based on car description, plate and ownership, Ariel Sewall was served a no trespass order for the Goodwill store.

11:49 a.m. Traffic stop: Amber Carr, 26, driving a green Ford Econline van without plates, stopped for no plates. She explained van recently purchased from Goldy’s in Ottumwa, had paperwork. She was arrested for driving while barred and failure to prove security against liability.

11:50 a.m. Citizen contact: motor vehicle accident.

12:49 p.m. Caller reports a white and black, medium to large dog outside with owners; when cars drive by, dog runs into street and tries to jump on vehicles. Officer checked area, unable to locate; spoke with two Live Wire employees and a mail carrier, they had not seen any dog outside.

2:04 p.m. Department of Human Services requested assistance.

3:30 p.m. Optimae Life Solutions received a call from a female who said she was being harassed by phone calls from a male who threatened bodily harm and made her pay him for some cheap jewelry. Male came over while officer at female’s residence and returned the money. He was advised not to come back to female’s residence.

3:49 p.m. Iowa City Police Department requested a welfare check from a mother whose daughter in Fairfield had told mom she was in a domestic disturbance a few days ago and mother now unable to contact daughter. Officer made contact with daughter, she was OK. Relayed information to Iowa City police.

5:08 p.m. Officer advised two juveniles walking on railroad tracks if they were found on tracks again, they would be charged with trespassing.

5:35 p.m. Citizen called to report phone harassment. Caller said her sister is telling people bad things about caller, and those people are calling and texting caller. Caller asked police to contact her mother. Officer called number given and left a message advising of complaint and asked that people stop calling caller without legitimate reasons.

6:14 p.m. Citizen reports her son took car and phone with permission. Caller only wanted police to locate son and have him return the van. Officer did not locate son in town but dispatch sent notice to Oskaloosa because son is supposed to be at skating rink there. He was later located; officer advised son because caller was sleeping.

6:30 p.m. Citizen contact about a vehicle registration number and inspection on a 4-wheeler. Officer checked frame citizen purchased, did not see evidence of a VIN.

6:42 p.m. Traffic accident: someone side-swiped caller’s car between noon and 6:40 p.m. A small amount of light blue paint transferred. It appears car was traveling south on North Main Street when contact made on driver’s door. No suspects or witnesses.

6:49 p.m. Caller asked for a welfare check on female wearing a parka with a flashlight walking north partly on road instead of off to the side on gravel. Officer found walker almost to Airport Road, everything fine, just out for a walk.

7:30 p.m. Traffic violation, written warning for headlight out.

7:47 p.m. Caller reported apartment across from her was very loud; sounded like a female talking very loudly. Officer investigated, kids were playing video games with window open. They were asked to keep it down and close their window.

8:46 p.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning for plate light out; also advised driver to put her new registration sticker on.

9:41 p.m. State patrol had an anonymous call about a female left Red Rock in a silver Dodge pickup and backed into a Lexus that was parked in front of Walkers. Officer checked area, unable to locate either vehicle described.

9:47 p.m. Citizen contact about a traffic violation: caller reported a Camero reversing in westbound lanes on gravel part going eastbound, shining lights in oncoming traffic. Caller called back and said he meant west not east. Officer observed the car parked and unoccupied at Super 8.

11:24 p.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning for headlight out.

11: 42 p.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning for headlight and tail light out.



12:33 a.m. Caller reported possible hit-and-run. She went out to her car and cannot open door, thinks somebody hit her car and she may know who did it. Officer had seen a gray car parked nearby earlier in the night; police located the gray car near Vivo’s and it had damage consistent with the caller’s car. Officer contacted driver of gray car, who denied hitting the caller’s car. Police compared a piece of car debris near the parked car that was hit and the debris did not match the gray car.

1:40 a.m. Caller reported a male is standing in the middle of the road, walking west down the middle of the road, not moving out of the way; he stops and looks back at cars. Caller called back a minute later to say the male subject is now down in the road.

3:10 a.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning for expired registration. Driver was not the registered owner.

8:27 a.m. Citizen turned in a wallet found in the area of Main Street and Fillmore Avenue. Insurance cards indicated owner’s identity. Officer went to residence, owner not home, handed wallet to father-in-law. Later, officer went to alley behind Red Rock and made contact with owner who said her purse had been found dropped in alley. She said it was stolen the previous night from Red Rock but she had not yet reported it.

8:53 a.m. Walkers Office Supply employee found purse by back door with contents scattered around, contacted police. Purse owner had been inside Red Rock during early morning hours and left her purse on a chair in the back area around 1 a.m. She noticed purse missing about 30 minutes later. She had no suspects and several subjects were inside Red Rock. Her wallet was found later the same day, around 8:27 a.m. in vicinity of Main Street and Fillmore Avenue.

10:32 a.m. Caller reported property damage to her parked car; a gray SUV type vehicle hit her white Dodge Grand Caravan and left, driving west on Washington Avenue. Officer talked with a witness who said she was outside smoking when she saw a light brown or pewter colored PT Cruise type vehicle back into caller’s van as it was parked in adjacent parking lot, causing damage to driver’s door. Vehicle was last seen driving south on Court Street. Driver was described as female wearing a hat or scarf.

10:39 a.m. Raymond Funeral Home requested an escort to Evergreen around 11:25 a.m.

11:22 a.m. Caller reported he’d lost a male, black Chihuahua, not wearing a collar.

12:20 p.m. Caller reported a black and tan German Shepherd loose with a blue leash, appears to be about eight months old. Checked area, unable to locate.

1:54 p.m. Caller at Fairfield Property Management reported an abandoned vehicle. Had illegally parked Chevrolet truck towed from handicapped space.

2:13 p.m. Citizen reported a stolen cell phone, taken from Red Rock, a Samsung Galaxy S3, blue with blue plastic ballistic case, valued at $800, U.S. Cellular provider. Last saw phone at 1 a.m. Saturday. Owner left phone on table, went to dance for a few minutes, came back and phone gone.

3:07 p.m. Raymond Funeral Home requested an escort around 3:40 p.m.

4 p.m. Traffic violation, written warning. Driver recently purchased vehicle, had signed title. Given warning for insurance and registration. Driver said having problem registering vehicle because of a duplicate title. Officer advised driver not to drive vehicle until registered and insured.

4:02 p.m. Citizen reported someone stole his coat or picked it up accidently; it is an LL Bean coat, silver with orange inside.

5:46 p.m. Citizen contact, will be out of town for more than a week, would like building checked. Should be no cars parked, no lights on and no one has key.

5:49 p.m. Caller reported out for a walk with his dog and other dogs are loose, bothering his dog and he can’t continue walk. He called again to say someone picked up the dogs and he no longer needs assistance.

10:03 p.m. Caller reported her husband is very upset and she had tried to get him calmed down but he would not. She said she and her daughters are hiding in the bedroom, very scared. He has not hit her yet but she is afraid he might. She decided to leave the house with children and stay with friends.

10:49 p.m. Caller reported a red Jeep Cherokee with a long white pipe on top was spinning out wheels and racing up and down the road.



12:28 a.m. Hideaway reported a juvenile came in and tried to buy alcohol, subject already intoxicated. Juvenile left then returned later and jumped the fence. Subject was escorted out the business does not want him back until he turns 21. Officer will attempt to locate the known juvenile and serve a no trespass at the Hideaway’s request.

12:31 a.m. Caller reported a physical altercation involving two people and others in area, caller not sure of street, said just north of the square on street with AJs Bike Shop, he was just driving past. Officers investigated, Checked area and both bars, couldn’t locate anybody involved at either one. Was told one of the subjects involved was at the Red Rock but left prior to police arrival.


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