Poweshiek County Sheriff, Fire and Grinnell Police Reports, April 11, 2012

by dhayes on April 10, 2012

The following information was provided by the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office:


April 2
Evan David Schaible, Conspire to possess. No Tax Stamp. Prohibited Acts. Being Held. Dalwinder Singh, Conspire to possess. No Tax Stamp. Prohibited Acts. Being Held.

April 4
Thomas J. Filer, Warrant. Being Held.

April 5
Mitchell Todd Latham, Possession of a Controlled Substance. No Tax Stamp. Being Held. Timothy John Pettit, Conspire to Possess. Possession of Drug with Intent. Being Held.

April 8
Kelly Allen Juull, Public Intoxication, Being Held.

Calls for service
Grinnell Fire Department:

March 28
5:59 a.m. – West St., Grinnell. EMS response. Treated patient until arrival of Midwest Ambulance. 9:50 a.m. – Main St., Grinnell. EMS response. Treated patient until arrival of Midwest Ambulance. 6 p.m. – East St., Grinnell. Department response. Controlled two-acre burn. 10:06 p.m. – 3rd Ave. and railroad tracks, Grinnell. Department response. Report of sparks coming from area of tracks.

March 29
10:30 a.m. – N. 30th Ave., E., Grinnell. Department response., Controlled three-acre burn. 2:29 p.m. – 3rd Ave., Grinnell. EMS response. Assisted Midwest Ambulance.

March 31
2:30 p.m. – Highway 6, E., Grinnell. Department response. Assisted party locked out of car. 3:14 p.m. – Hamilton Ave., Grinnell. EMS response. Assisted Midwest Ambulance.

April 2
9:44 p.m. – 3rd Ave., Grinnell. EMS response. Treated patient until arrival of Midwest Ambulance.

April 3
4:04 p.m. – 6th Ave., Grinnell. Department response. Assisted Grinnell police on checking well being of an individual. 10:20 p.m. – Zimmerman Dr., Grinnell. Department response. Controlled burn of 2.5 acres.

Calls for service
Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office:

Monday, April 2
10:34 a.m. – Grinnell. Caller wants to talk with officer in regards to daughter being harassed on Facebook. 10:36 a.m. – Grinnell. Caller reports a truck and trailer parked illegally at Commercial and Main. 2:47 p.m. – Malcom. Caller reports that someone has used his driver's license number on checks. He is concerned it may be identity theft. 4:16 p.m. – Brooklyln. Ambulance requested for male with high blood pressure. 5:17 p.m. – Malcom. Caller reports a strange odor coming from the old West Side truck stop. 5:59 p.m. – Brooklyn. Caller wants to try to commit her father when he arrives home. Would like a deputy to be there when he comes home. 9:24 p.m. – Victor. Iowa State Patrol officer with two subjects. Located K2 wrappers. 9:45 p.m. – Grinnell. Elderly male fell. Needs help getting up. 10:13 p.m. – Grinnell. College bike by railroad tracks. 10:37 p.m. – Brooklyn. Caller reports subject stole a ladder. 10:47 p.m. – Second call. Subject showed knife to caller and left scene in white motor home.

Tuesday, April 3
1:41 a.m. – 1000 East St., Grinnell. Committal. 8:55 a.m. – Grinnell Public Safety Building. Subject walked into the building with a complaint about a barking dog. 9:08 a.m. – Linden Ct., Brooklyn. Ambulance requested for older male who has fallen in street, is conscious and breathing. Patient refusal. 10:36 a.m. – Wiltfang Apartments, Reed St., Grinnell. Caller reports home had been broken into. No signs of forced entry. 10:41 a.m. – Grinnell Public Safety Building. Walk-in reports they are being harassed. 12:19 p.m. – Horseshoe Dr., Grinnell. Caller reports elderly female is stuck in her electric wheel chair. 1:16 p.m. – Highway 6, Grinnell. Subject reports being harassed. 2:10 p.m. – 6th Ave., Grinnell. Four males reported asking people for donations. Subjects are not stopping traffic so it is OK. 3:09 p.m. – 200th St, Deep River. Report of ruptured anhydrous ammonia tank and cannot get close enough to shut it off. Deep River Fire Department and Brooklyn Fire Department responded to water the tank and area down. East Poweshiek Ambulance Service also responded. 3:14 p. m. – Broad St., Grinnell. Caller needs to verify a couple of ID's. 3:59 p.m. – Holiday Lane, Brooklyn. Caller would like to know if the county has a noise meter. 4:07 p.m. – 6th Ave., Grinnell. Caller reports a male subject having trouble in a wheel chair. 6:27 p.m. – 400th Ave., Brooklyn. Ambulance requested for a female acting confused. 7:08 p.m. – Westfield Apartments, Grinnell. Caller reports a medium-sized golden-colored dog found in parking lot of Westfield. Officer took to North Side Vet Clinic. 7:26 p.m. – Zimmerman Dr., Grinnell Grinnell Fire Department reported a controlled burn. 7:33 p.m. – Subway North, West St., Grinnell. Caller reports raising money to “feed babies.” Had been previously advised they could panhandle out there; are now asking for free food. Caller asking that they move their vehicle as well as leave. Officer spoke with all parties and subjects have moved along. 8:07 p.m. – West, Grinnell. Report of a fire in area north of Pinder. Two trucks in area for a controlled burn. 8:17 p.m. – Holiday Lane, Brooklyn. Report of a strong odor. Deputy checked area and could not locate. 8:232 p.m. – Ahrens Day Care, 1436 Penrose, Grinnell. Report of a noise complaint just south of day care in new construction area. Caller said noise could be children throwing rocks on slide or possibly moving metal. Office could not locate noise. 8:59 p.m. – ASI Signs, 1219 Zimmerman Dr., Grinnell. Passerby advised seeing a fire at business. Grinnell Fire Department advised all was OK. 10:15 p.m. – 202 mile marker, Interstate 80. Report of a tractor-trailer running car off road. 11:10 p.m. – 512 Ave., Searsboro. Searsboro Fire Department responded to a report of large flames reported in the southwest corner of Poweshiek County near Highway 146. Located a rubbish fire. Searsboro Fire Department extinguished flame.

Wednesday, April 4
12:22 a.m. – Highway 63, Montezuma. Report of an out-of-state vehicle hauling cattle, possibly speeding. 3:24 a.m. – Highway 146, Grinnell. Reported that a vehicle hit a deer. Vehicle is not entirely off road. 3:26 a.m. – S. 3rd St., Montezuma. Ambulance requested for 35-year-old male very sick. Fever reported. Caller unable to help him to car. 4:48 a.m. – Kum and Go North, Highway 146, Grinnell. Report of a driver “acting crazy” leaving Kum and Go North. Drove quickly out of parking lot towards Highway 6. 5:23 a.m. – Grinnell Vet. Clinic, West St., S, Grinnell. Report of a front door alarm. Upon callback from ADT cancelling alarm. 9:46 a.m. – Front St., Brooklyn. Caller has questions regarding a male who is harassing her family. 11:40 a.m. – Broadway St., Barnes City. Caller was a female crying stating she needs to get to Iowa to get to detox. Subject was advised she was in Barnes City and transferred to Mahaska County. 11:42 a.m. – Grinnell. A female caller reported her cell phone was stolen. A Grinnell police officer tried to call subject back but no answer. 2:08 p.m. – Spencer St., Grinnell. Individual walked in – two females breaking in back window. Officer's spoke with male owner of house and they are friends of his. 2:40 p.m. – Main St., Grinnell. Female caller wants her daughter out of house and daughter won't leave. 3:43 p.m. – Industrial Ave., Grinnell. Two-car accident near Wal-Mart. Both lanes blocked. Ambulance refused. 3:51 p.m. – Highway 6, Grinnell. Report of a gas drive off from Newton. Subject is possibly headed towards Grinnell. 4:41 p.m. – Grinnell. Caller has questions about the subjects taking buckets around the city asking for money. A Grinnell police officer called the female. 4:54 p.m. – Report of a boy cut with chain saw at knee. Driven to Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Notified the emergency room. 5:46 p.m. – Grinnell. Female reported she was driving and a large truck hauling metal lost some pieces and hit her vehicle. 5:49 p.m. – Kwikstar, Highway 21, Brooklyn. Report of a gas drive off of $45.64 that occurred at about 5:30 p.m. A deputy attempted to call the owner of the vehicle. 5:50 p.m. – Lake Nyanza, Reed St., Grinnell. Report of a female yellow lab — appears to have had puppies recently – running loose in parking lot. Grinnell police officer unable to locate. 6:03 p.m. – W. 4th St., Davenport. Thomas Filer was wanted on a warrant for robbery in the second. He was picked up and being held at Scott County. A deputy picked him up and brought him to Poweshiek County jail. 6:17 p.m. – Locust, Deep River. A deputy received a call about a theft of a trailer and took a report. 6:32 p.m. – Western Dr., Brooklyn. Caller wanted to report “whorehouses” in Texas and in Iowa. A deputy returned the phone call. 6:34 p.m. – 120 St., Malcom. Report of cows loose. When deputy made contact, the cows were already back in. 6:58 p.m. – Front St., Brooklyn. Caller reports male is harassing her. A deputy determined upon call back that it was a family dispute and the parties were told to stop. 7:08 p.m. – 150th St., Brooklyn. Caller reports his camper and the safe in the camper were broken into. He knows who did it. Upon call back a deputy determined it to be a family dispute and that the property was a civil matter. 7:55 p.m. – Pizza Hut, Broad St., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for an 18-year-old female with possible overdose. 8:12 p.m. – Patricia Ave., Grinnell. Caller reports a coon outside when she took her dog out. Coon had left by the time she checked back in. 9:12 p.m. – Highway 63 and 120th St., Grinnell. Caller reports that he came upon a young male who had hit a deer. The deer is off the roadway and the vehicle looks to be totalled. Air bags were deployed. Male passerby is with Barnes City Fire Department and says no injuries and the young male left the scene to get a trailer to tow the vehicle. 9:45 p.m. – Reed St., Grinnell. A Grinnell police officer was flagged down by two individuals in the 1000 block of Reed. They let him know that there is a custody issue. 9:53 p.m. – Reed St., Grinnell. Female called in stating that her step-son is yelling and screaming and the father is at work. Father wants the son out of the house and the son is supposed to go live with the mother. 10:34 p.m. – Reed St., Grinnell. Caller receiving threats and harassment from an ex boyfriend. Female wants to know what her options are.

Thursday, April 5
5:54 a.m. – E. Clark St., Apartment 26, Grinnell. Ambulance requested for 83-year-old male not felling well. SO did not respond. 7:34 a.m. – 903 16 Ave., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for 76-year-old male who has fallen. Still on ground and needs assistance getting up. 7:51 a.m. – Ewart/90, Montezuma. Report of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed all over roadway. Driving on wrong side of highway. 7:51 a.m. – 179 mile marker, Interstate 80 near Grinnell. Report of a flatbed with a load of 4×4's with loose strap. 8:35 a.m. – Highway 6, West. Report of a semi losing rocks and mud – smashed someone's window. Deputy will attempt to stop. 9:02 a.m. – 1116 Reed St., Grinnell. Caller reports someone has gone through vehicle overnight. Only items missing are two energy drinks. Advised to keep doors locked. 9:19 a.m. – 900 block East St., Grinnell. Two landscaping trucks parked in no parking zone blocking 1/2 street. Advised them if they come back to park in a different location. 10:07 a.m. – Grinnell Public Safety Building, 1020 Spring St., Grinnell. Individual needs paycheck from employer. Cannot go on property due to no trespass order. Officer picked up check and gave to subject. 10:20 a.m. – 818 High St., Grinnell. Lost red Pomeranian “Bear” about 10 pounds. Seven-year-old with collar and tags. Last seen in area around old glove factory. 11:49 a.m. – 201 mile marker, Interstate 80 near Brooklyn. Caller getting low on gas. Has stopped at several exits and stations are closed. Said he was coming up on 201 exit. Advised him to go either north or south to fully working stations. 11:57 a.m. – North 146/Interstate 80, Grinnell. Caller advised possible alcohol or drug interfering with driving. Field sobriety done. All is OK. 12:05 p.m. – 628 State St., Grinnell. Report of a vehicle flying past caller's house at approximately 50 mph in 20 mph zone. Always kids playing in area. Officer knows who is by the vehicle description. 12:09 p.m. – Village Laundry, 1031 3 Ave., Grinnell. Plumbers doing work and broke a valve. Water leaking and running down sidewalk, but not badly. Trying to get it fixed and when they get all the parts, the city will shut down a section of Main St., Grinnell. 12:18 p.m. – Hazelwood Cemetery, 1103 Broad St., Grinnell. Caller says they are eating lunch at Hazelwood Cemetery and a 23- or 24-year-old male was “tearing up the place” on a green and white dirt bike. Caller has tried to get him to go away. Officer spoke with couple – says dirt bike adult rider went toward timber. 1:36 p.m. – Pepper Tree, 1014 3rd Ave., Grinnell. Caller found a dog – possible animal neglect. Officer took dog to North Side Vet. Red Pomeranian. Left message with owner. 2:27 p.m. – 180 mile marker, Interstate 80 near Grinnell. Reported that the state is spraying “green slime” in ditches and it is being blown back into traffic and covering windshields and roads to the point people are having to slow way down. 4:20 p.m. – 309 East St., Grinnell. Individual walked into Grinnell Public Safety Building and reported that a man followed her children home and was taking pictures and then later took a picture of their home. No one was at home for the suspect. Officer will check later. 4:39 p.m. – Merrill Park, 800 11th Ave., Grinnell. Anonymous Easter Basket left there. Wants it checked out. Officer checked it out and nothing suspicious. Candy had already been taken by children. 4:55 p.m. – Grinnell. Report of person taking pictures of kids after school. 5:21 p.m. – 410 Washington Ave., 17, Grinnell. Picked up pregnant cat. Officer took it to North Side vet. 6:16 p.m. – 4531 Highway 21, Grinnell. Deep River Fire Department responded to a report of a barn field with combine inside and a fuel tank nearby. Requested assistance from Victor and Brooklyn fire departments. Second ambulance also requested. 8:07 p.m. – E. 156th St., N., Newburg. Grinnell Fire Department responded to a call of a possible controlled burn. Upon investigation, it was not a controlled burn and looked to have been started by a passing train. 8:08 p.m. – Grinnell. Report of four kids having a fire. Grinnell Fire Department will investigate possible illegal burn. GFD on call so dispatch contacted Grinnell Police Department. Three juveniles admitted an open burn. 8:22 p.m. – 113 340 Ave., Grinnell. Grinnell Fire Department responded to a fire burning on both sides of the railroad tracks. Second call. 9:42 p.m. – 208 4th St., Searsboro. Female called in that neighbor's dogs are outside in pen and have been barking all evening. The neighbor is not at home and she would like someone to call and tell neighbor to put dogs inside when she leaves from now on. A deputy tried to call, but no one answered. 10:02 p.m. – 4533 50th St., Grinnell. Caller reported that he was driving by and could see flames from miles away. A controlled burn had been called in by the owner and the owner was called back and said the fire was under control.

Friday, April 6
12:27 a.m. – Grinnell. Grinnell police arrested a minor. Taken to Grinnell Regional Medical Center to assist in getting blood alcohol level down. 5:51 a.m. – Near Wal-Mart, 415 Industrial Ave., Grinnell. Report of a small red 4-door car driving northbound in the southbound lanes. Upon second call they were driving in circles in the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot. 7:50 a.m. – 120th St., Malcom. Report of cattle out. 12 (noon) – East St., Grinnell. Report of a tire in roadway. 2:08 p.m. – Brooklyn Medical, 128 Jackson St., Brooklyn. Ambulance requested for someone with chest pains. 2:46 p.m. – Casey's South, 312 West St., Grinnell. Gas drive off by elderly couple. Grinnell police officer spoke with couple and they were going to call Casey's and take care of it. 4:18 p.m. – Lucky Mart, 1031 West St., Grinnell. Report of an unruly female making gestures and yelling at cars. Also, a female called and said that this same lady was in her yard and her dog was barking. Caller went outside and the lady said her dog bit her. She put the dog inside and went back outside and the lady was gone. 4:19 p.m. – Grinnell Public Safety building, 1020 Spring St., Grinnell. Grinnell police executed a search warrant. Arrested and released were Jakob Guirke, Thomas Lankiewicz, Dylan Karle and Bonnie Kircher. 5:21 p.m. – Chelsea. Report of horses out. 6:48 p.m. – Spring St., Grinnell. Report of a small child riding a motorized bike on the street. Officer spoke with parents regarding city ordinances. 8:16 p.m. – Lucky Mart, 1031 West St., Grinnell. Report of a female who attempted to buy tobacco and used false identification. Grinnell police cited an individual for attempting to purchase tobacco with false ID. 8:31 p.m. – Diamond Life Resident, 4912 Barnes City Rd., Montezuma. Female reported missing from Diamond Life. Possibly heading to Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office. Female fitting description entered lobby and stated she was there because of suicidal tendencies. Diamond Life was notified and stated they could not retrieve her. Diamond Life administrators advised female needed transported to Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Later taken to St. Lukes, Cedar Rapids, for evaluation. 9:47 p.m. – N. 87th Ave., East, Kellogg. Caller reported they were going to have a bonfire and wanted to alert county. Advised both Grinnell Fire Department and Jasper County. 10:06 p.m. – 402 E. Clark St., Montezuma. Ambulance requested for 88-year-old female with possible stroke.

Saturday, April 7
12:48 a.m. – Great Western Bank, 1030 Broad St., Grinnell. Alarm. Advised key holder has been contacted. 5:03 a.m. – 410 and V18, Brooklyn. Report of an out-of-state vehicle partially off roadway. 8:42 a.m. – 400th, Brooklyn. Caller reports that some gas may have been stolen from a farm location. Caller's brother lives next door and noticed a car pulling away from the farmstead where the gas barrel is located. 1:31 p.m. – Centerpoint Rd., Montezuma. Caller reported that their mailbox has been smashed sometime in the night. Added others had been treated same. 1:50 p.m. – East St., Grinnell. Caller heard lots of screaming and little girl about five or so took off running from adult. 3:09 p.m. – 90th St., Montezuma. Caller advised a couple of sheds had been broken into. Lock was broken on one, the door on another. Doesn't think anything is missing. 5:25 p.m. – Brookhaven Nursing, 406 N. North St., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for an elderly female. 6:17 p.m. – 530th Ave., Montezuma. Caller traded a 4-wheeler on Craig's List and now the other party wants his 4-wheeler back. 7:30 p.m. –120th Ave., Malcom. Report of black cows out, again. 8:02 p.m. – 320th Ave., Hartwick. Cows out in road. Caller reported back that neighbor drove by while he was there and said he would take care of them. 8:39 p.m. – Grinnell Public Safety Office, 1020 Spring St., Grinnell. Male assaulted. Stated not in need of medical attention. At Grinnell Police Department with three witnesses. 10:10 p.m. – Kershaw Hall, 1323 East, Grinnell College. Ambulance requested for an intoxicated student. 11:26 p.m. – 410th Ave., Malcom. Ambulance requested for 83-year-old female who fell. Unknown injuries. Malcom First Responders were paged but none were available. Malcom Fire Department on standby. Malcom Fire Department called to assist.

Sunday, April 8
12:04 a.m. – State St., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for girl friend who is diabetic. Possibly going into shock. Attempted to transfer call to Midwest Ambulance – line busy due to another call. Paged on-duty Grinnell Fire Department for both calls. 12:05 a.m. – Annabelle's Attic, 914 Main St., Grinnell. Ambulance requested. Patient refusal. 2:28 a.m. – Ninth Hole, 1014 Reed St., Grinnell. Report of several people arguing and intoxicated. 8:17 a.m. – 700 block, Center. Ambulance requested for male in mid 20's, possibly having a seizure. 9:02 a.m. – 4th St., Searsboro. Report of a three dogs barking all the time. Poweshiek County Sheriff Deputy sat in the area for 15 minutes and did not hear anything. 10:41 a.m. – Wal-Mart, 415 Industrial Ave., Grinnell. Caller reports ex-husband is bothering her. Says he is going to 511 Broadway St., Brooklyn and destroy her house. Caller reports subject may have a knife on him. 10:59 a.m. – 203 mile marker, Interstate 80 near Brooklyn. Report of two kids walking eastbound with back packs on at the 203 mile marker. 11:44 a.m. – 10th Ave., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for female stopped at traffic stop. According to Grinnell police, she is having a panic attack of some sort. Jane Lemke was cited for driving while barred. 9:49 a.m. – 511 Broadway, Brooklyn. Suicide complaint. Caller stated ex husband told her that she could find him hanging at 3 bridges in Marshall County. 4 p.m. – Kwik Star, Brooklyn. Report of a gas drive off of $48.51. 5:38 p.m. – 4 Main, Grinnell. Grinnell Police cited and released Jack Leshen who was DWLS. 5:55 p.m. – 1020 Spring St., Grinnell. Grinnell police arrested Jacob McElroy for committal. 6:20 p.m. – 186 mile marker, Interstate 80 near Grinnell. Report of a male out of vehicle, possibly coughing. 6:32 p.m. – 412 3rd Ave., No. 103, Grinnell. Caller reporting that individual is not taking her medicine and needs to be committed. Officials conferred with mental health and they stated individual did not meet the committal requirements. 9:02 p.m. – Hazelwood Cemetery, 1000 block of 1st Ave., Grinnell. Caller reported a vehicle nearly ran them off road several times. 9:50 p.m. – 1415 9th Ave., Grinnell. Report of an overdue motorist. Should have been here from Pearl City, Ill., around 7:30 p.m. and family cannot contact subject. Aunt called back and advised they made contact with subject. 10:49 p.m. – Center St., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for male subject vomiting blood and having difficulty breathing. 11:24 p.m. – 2 Oakland Dr., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for resident having depression issues.

Monday, April 9
12:12 a.m. – Pearl St., Grinnell. Ambulance requested for 57-year-old female having difficulty breathing.


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