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Police Log

Mar 18, 2013

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


Sunday March 10

7:49 a.m. Officer stopped an intoxicated walker, called a cab and cab transported him home.

12:38 p.m. Traffic violation: Vehicle stopped because front passenger not wearing seatbelt. Cited driver Robert Parker, 30, for expired registration and failure to prove security against liability. Cited Andrew Jaquez, 31, for not wearing seatbelt.

1:41 p.m. Caller reported a tree trunk and limbs down in the road. Caller city worker.

3:27 p.m. Caller reports man in apartment parking lot screaming, yelling and acting crazy. Officer made contact with male after he pulled truck into Family Dollar parking lot, his vehicle and shirt matched the description given. Nathaneal Jewell, 23, admitted he was the person yelling. He had gotten into an argument with his sister. Officer asked for identification, Jewell said he did not have a valid driver’s license. He said he drove away from apartments to get away from the situation. When told he was getting a ticket he began complaining. A check of his license showed him to be suspended with two withdrawals in effect. Jewell was cited for driving under suspension. Passenger in the truck had a valid license.

4:28 p.m. Logli’s store reported a gas drive-off worth $37.69; red Jeep Cheeroke pickup with white PVC on top. Located suspect at 909 North 10th St. Logli’s employee said they wanted the gas paid for. Officer followed suspect back to Logli’s/ His credit nor debit card did not work at register. He attempted to use it at the in-store ATM to withdraw cash, it wouldn’t let him, but receipt showed he had more than $300 in account. He left his Florida driver’s license with the clerk and said he was going to get the money. Officer told clerk to call whether or not it gets resolved.

5:41 p.m. Caller wants to speak with an officer in reference to an unwelcome guest.

9:11 p.m. Traffic violation: Abiy Gebremeskel was cited for stop sign violation.


Tuesday March 12

3:34 a.m. Alarm company reported wire smoke by deli at Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store. No fire observed, all was OK.

10:16 a.m. Traffic violation: verbal warning for bus stop violation.

10:33 a.m. Department of Human Services requested assistance.

11:11 a.m. Ashley Donald turned herself in on a probation violation wattant.

11:20 a.m. Two vehicles backing up at the same time and collided. Estimated damage $1,000 to each vehicle, exchanged information.

11:52 a.m. Arrest warrant: Police located Octavio Velasco (Jose Luis Rivera, Jr.) at 306 W. Broadway Ave., Apt. 1. Confirmed warrant with Mahaska County, they will extradite. Probation violation on original charge of child endangerment with bodily injury.

2:14 p.m. Traffic violation: Received anonymous tip on March 7 about Rebecca M. Laughlin, 16, driving with an I.D. only. She was stopped and cited for no valid driver’s license and no insurance.

2:37 p.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning.

2:43 p.m. Arrest warrant: Probation requesting officer to take Vera Rhodes into custody. Officer transported Rhodes to jail on a mittimus for contempt. 10 day sentence.

4:16 p.m. investigate possible driving while intoxicated person in Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store parking lot.

4:44 p.m. Call about domestic disturbance: father/son.

5 p.m. Officer investigate tobacco compliance: second round on Kum and Go, first time at Hy-Vee gas station. Both were compliant.

6:39 p.m. Investigate report of theft.

7:47 p.m. Traffic violation, verbal warning for headlight out.

10:05 p.m. Issued a written warning for trespassing.

10:22 p.m. Security at Maharishi University says a student kicked out of MUM called security and said he’s waiting for security at Argiro Center. Former student had been issued a notice banning him from campus earlier in day.

11:38 p.m. Caller reported a dog in a white or silver SUV has been barking for the past half-hour. Subject left. Officer investigated, not able to locate.



12:16 a.m. Served warrant.

12:31 a.m. Checked residence.

12:41 a.m. Caller reported someone knocked on her door around 11:30 p.m., saw someone about 5-feet, 10-inches tall, medium build, wearing a dark hoody down the road. Requesting officer to check area and her garage. Police checked garage and area, unable to locate anyone.

12:58 a.m. Served arrest warrant.

8:22 a.m. Behner Funeral Home requested escort to Evergreen Cemetery later in morning.

8:51 a.m. Caller wants to speak with an officer in reference to vandalism. He will make a statement and bring in.

9:40 a.m. Dave’s Plumbing and Heating reported an individual in the business verbally harassing employee and refusing to leave. Caller said he had left but believes individual is standing in front of store. Officer contacted business, individual was upset because employee would not call Dave immediately about working together on piping. Individual left a note for Dave to call him. Employee will speak to Dave about whether they want a no trespass warning issued. No threats were made. Seven business buildings are between Dave’s Plumbing and the individual’s building with a sewer line that ties directly into the storm drain. Individual’s building has a block somewhere under his building. The sanitation committee said the city was not going to build those businesses a sewer line on the city’s dime and stated it is a civil issue. In order for all these buildings to tie into sewer system correctly, easements will need to be obtained. The city gave these seven businesses 90 days to fix the problem or be shut down permanently. Dave’s Plumbing and Heating fix is a fairly easy fix. The individual has a tenant in the apartment above the ground level this person will have to be evicted. Individual wants to turn his business into storage which will cause the water and sewer to be shut off. This may be an on-going feud for a little while, officer noted.

9:43 a.m. Caller reported identity theft. Someone in Detroit has used caller’s name to obtain utilities with a value of $976.

10:29 a.m. Report of stolen medication.

10:55 a.m. Caller found a damaged phone. Officer picked up black and gray Verizon Samsung flip phone found in snow bank. Store staff said it’s permanently disabled. Placed in lost and found.

12:17 p.m. Traffic violation: Julius Tedrow, 18, stopped and cited for expired plates.

12:41 p.m. Caller reported two males in a green muscle car nearly caused a traffic accident, went west on Stone Avenue from Fourth Street. Officer checked area, unable to locate.

1:01 p.m. Traffic violation: verbal warning for speed.

1:11 Traffic violation: verbal warning for no current registration sticker on plate. Vehicle is currently registered, driver is not owner, drives for Shottenkirk, is return vehicle to Shottenkirk.


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