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WAVERLY POLICE

DEPARTMENT

May 29: At 12:11 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the Westgate Apartments parking lot. Allison Rose Fry, 18, of Waverly, was driving a 1987 Honda Accord and apparently drove right at Robert J. Tomecek, 34, of Waverly, who was driving a 2010 Honda Civic. Tomecek had blared his horn and tried to back up to avoid contact, but was unable to do so. The resulting crash ended up with both vehicles taking on minor damages. There were no injuries or citations.

May 30: At 1:28 p.m., police took a report of criminal mischief at Bremwood that took place between 8:30 a.m. and the time of the call. A 14-year-old juvenile male from Fayette was arrested as a result of the investigation.

• At 2:55 p.m., police took a report of an assault at Bremwood that occurred between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

• At 4:44 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Walmart parking lot. Both Mary Ann Johnson, 60, of Greene, driving a 2014 Ford Escape SE, and Blake Hunter Dunakey, 19, of Shell Rock, driving a 2013 Ram 1500 Sport, were backing out of their respective parking spaces opposite of each other while watching a third, non-contact vehicle stop behind them. The Escape and the Ram collided with their rear bumpers, causing minor damage to both. There were no injuries or citations.

May 31: At 9:45 a.m., police responded to a hit-and-run accident in the Hy-Vee parking lot. Martin Donald Heering, 95, of Waverly, was driving a 2009 Lincoln Town Car westbound in the lot when an unknown white pickup truck backed into his passenger side and left the scene before he could get information from the other driver. Hy-Vee Assistant Store Manager Brock Sands then obtained video of the accident from the store’s surveillance camera. The video showed a woman leaving from either Angela Nails or Anytime Fitness and got into her truck. The truck then struck the Town Car and then pulled forward and away. Attempts to identify the woman or the truck were unsuccessful. Damage to the Town Car were deemed minor but estimated to be more than $4,000. There were no injuries.

• At 12:59 p.m., police responded to Woodhaven Shelter on the Bremwood campus to take a report of an assault that occurred 9 minutes prior. An investigation led to a female juvenile being referred to Juvenile Court Services.

• At 5:01 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Fourth Street Southwest near the driveway into Village Square Shopping Center. Charles Roy Thompson, 68, of Greene, was driving northbound in a 2018 Ford Focus SE in the left lane on Fourth Street, while Betty Louise Peterson, 86, of Shell Rock, turned from the driveway heading northbound in a 2012 Ford Fusion SEL. She then merged into the left lane. Meanwhile, a semi not involved in the accident had been going southbound before turning eastward into the parking lot. Peterson turned right at the same time as the semi was turning into the lot, but did not see Thompson, causing a collision with minor damage to both vehicles. There were no injuries. Police determined Thompson was at fault for not obeying a red light and making sure the way was clear before making the right turn, however, the citation is not listed in the report.

June 1: At 2:08 a.m., police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Third Street Northeast that appeared to be speeding. An investigation led to the arrest of Sabrina Ashley Frey, 19, of Waverly, for first-offense OWI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• At 11:18 a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Hy-Vee parking lot. Dale Glen Farris, 85, of Waverly, was driving a 2011 Ford Edge and was turning into an aisle when Sandra Sue Homeister, 74, of Clarksville, was backing her 2015 Chevrolet Equinox out of a parking space and backed into the Edge, causing minor damage to both vehicles. There were no injuries or citations.

• At 2:26 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Fourth Street Southwest and the driveways for Walmart and Kwik Star South. According to witnesses, Clark Ralph McGregor, 67, of Nashua, was driving a 2014 Dodge Ram and had a green light coming from the Kwik Star lot and was beginning to turn left. However, James David Vowels, 50, of Waverly, was northbound driving a 2000 Buick LeSabre and apparently ran a red light, hitting the Ram broadside and causing both vehicles to be total losses. McGregor complained of a possible broken collarbone, while Vowels had multiple lacerations. Both were taken to Waverly Health Center by Waverly Ambulance for their injuries. Vowels was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

June 2: At 4:07 a.m., police were called to Kwik Star East to take a report of a male subject that had been in and out of the store all night bothering people and possibly intoxicated. When police arrived, they located the subject walking in the dark on the Waverly Rail Trail. An investigation led to Douglas Eugene Bolejack, 54, of West Union, being arrested for public intoxication and taken to the Bremer County Jail.

June 3: At 10:31 a.m., police were called to the 100 block of 21st Street Northwest for a female having a medical emergency. An investigation led to Ashley Chapman, of Waterloo, being taken to the Waverly Health Center emergency room for treatment. She was found in possession of methamphetamine and arrest warrants were issued to be served once her treatment was complete.

June 4: At 8:53 a.m., police responded to a three-vehicle accident on the Bremer Avenue Bridge. Both Michael Richard Kemming, 62, of Waverly, driving a 2018 Ford F-150, and Andrea Christine Diesburg, 40, of Readlyn, driving a 2008 Chrysler Siebring, were stopped in traffic when Cooper Mackinley Rodman, 26, of Raymond, driving a 2005 Mercury Mariner, approached. Rodman said he was looking at something in the Cedar River and didn’t realize that Diesburg was stopped ahead of him. He then rear-ended the Siebring, the impact of which forced the Chrysler into the truck. The Mariner and the Siebring each sustained disabling damage while the F-150 had minor damage. There were no injuries. Rodman was cited for following too closely.

June 6: At 3:41 p.m., police responded to a three-vehicle accident in the 100 block of East Bremer Avenue. Both Cory Douglas Petersen, 29, of Waverly, driving a 1989 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, and Shawn Adams, 45, of Allison, driving a 2017 Hyundai Accent, were stopping for traffic when Tommy Joe Lampe, 22, of Meservey, driving a 2003 Honda Civic EX, was unable to stop behind them. Lampe rear-ended Adams, the force of which caused the Accent to hit the truck, causing disabling damage to the Hyundai and the Honda, but the Chevy was not damaged. There were no injuries. Lampe was cited for following too closely.

• At 4:13 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Fourth Street Southwest and Oakridge Circle. Russell Leslie REams, 46, of Nashua, was driving a 1994 Ford F-350 eastbound on Oakridge and had pulled too far forward at the intersection. He was attempting to back up but didn’t see a 2010 GMC Acadia SL, driven by Russell Patrick Akers, 54, of Shell Rock, causing a crash and disabling damage to the Acadia. The Ford was not damaged. There were no injuries. Reams was cited for unsafe backing on a highway and having no insurance in a property-damage accident.

June 7: At 12:17 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run accident involving a parked vehicle in the 600 block of Fourth Street Southwest. The driver of a 2010 Toyota Prius was at a garage sale nearby, with her car parked in a nearby alley, when a witness approached told her that her car was hit by a minivan, described as possibly a 1990s Dodge that was either tan or gold in color. The driver appeared to be a woman in her 60s. Tire tracks showed the van may have veered into the grass before hitting the Prius and leaving the scene, turning northbound, according to the witness, onto Fourth Street. The Prius sustained minor damage. Nothing more is known of this accident.

June 8: At 7:53 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of West Bremer Avenue and Fourth Street Southwest. Both Jodi Lea Ehlers, 48, of Edgewood, driving a 2010 Ford Fusion SEL, and Evan Hunter Yant, 17, of Waverly, driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, were at the intersection sitting at a red light. When the light turned green, Yant slowly moved forward, while Ehlers followed, but also looked down to adjust her radio and air conditioning. Yant then stopped due to traffic ahead. Ehlers was too close to stop in time, causing a rear-end collision with disabling damage to her car. The truck had minor damage. There were no injuries. Ehlers was cited for following too closely.

BREMER COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

May 31: At 10:24 a.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Iowa Highway 3 and the U.S. Highway 218 offramp. Margaret Dora Henning, 83, of Shell Rock, was eastbound in a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse and had the right of way, according to the flagman for the construction that shutdown the westbound lanes. Robert Jesse Latham, 76, of Cedar Rapids, was on the offramp in a 2017 Volvo S90 and was wanting to go straight across, while a vehicle not involved in the accident was waiting to turn left. The flagger stated that Latham proceeded before Henning could clear the intersection, causing a crash and disabling damage for both vehicles. Henning complained of chest pain, and she was taken by family members to Waverly Health Center for analysis. There were no citations.

• At 8:36 p.m., deputies responded to a car-deer accident in the 1900 block of County Road V-62/Y Avenue. Travis Duane Hufford, 17, of Fredericksburg, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu when it struck a deer, causing approximately $3,000 in damage.

June 1: At 1:03 p.m., deputies responded to an SUV-deer accident in the 1800 block of northbound U.S. Highway 218. Mattie B. Robertson, 50 of Roseland, Louisiana, was driving a 2018 Ford Escape when it struck a deer, causing disabling damage estimated at $8,000.

• Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. An investigation led to the arrest of Douglas Bolejack, 54, of West Union, for OWI.

June 2: Deputies stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 218 for excessive speed. An investigation led to the arrest of James Howard Morrison, 36, of Calona, Illinois, on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Muscatine County for failure to appear in court on possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Bremer-Waverly Law Enforcement Center and booked into the jail pending a pickup by Muscatine deputies.

June 5: Deputies arrested Dylan Scott Jacobs, 20, of Clarksville, for eluding as well as citations for 127 mph and 106 mph in a 65 mph zone, failure to obey a traffic control device and violation of conditions of a restricted license.

June 6: At 5 a.m., deputies responded to an car-deer accident on U.S. Highway 63. Amanda Mary Anne Reuter, 34, of Tripoli, was driving a 2013 Kia Optima when it struck a deer, causing a near total loss.

June 8: Deputies responded to a request for a welfare check on an individual in Tripoli. Following a brief investigation, Noah Louis Solan Spooner, 22, of Tripoli, was charged with domestic assault causing injury.

• Deputies arrested Lucas Nolte, 25, of Janesville, for third-offense OWI after he was stopped for speeding on U.S. Highway 218. He was taken to the Bremer County Jail, where he was held on a $5,000 bond.

June 9: At 10:49 a.m., deputies responded to an SUV-deer accident on 212th Street/County Road V-21. Thomas Dean Arns, 62, of Waverly, was driving a 2012 GMC Acadia when it struck a deer, causing approximately $3,000 in damage.

• At 8:53 p.m., deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 1800 block of Fairview Avenue. Chance Eugene Pint, 28, of Waterloo, was driving a 2014 Ford F-550 with a crane and tool boxes in the bed, which was owned by Cedar Valley Corp LLC, was northbound then the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and into the ditch, where it rolled onto its passenger’s side, causing a total loss. There were no injuries. Pint was arrested for first-offense OWI and carrying weapons while intoxicated while also cited for failure to maintain control and a driver with an open container.

June 10: At 6:52 p.m., deputies responded to an car-deer accident on Iowa Highway 3. Kim Marie McLeish, 56, of Sumner, was driving a 2015 Lincoln MKS when it struck a deer, causing approximately $3,000 in damage.

June 11: At 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to a car-deer accident on Business Highway 218. Soren Shields Beckstrom, 18, of Waverly, was driving a 2003 Honda Accord when it struck a deer, causing approximately $2,500 in damage.

June 12: Deputies charged Joni Green, 54, of Sumner, with second-offense OWI and driving while license suspended.

BUTLER COUNTY

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

June 1: At 10:31 a.m., deputies took a report of a vehicle theft in the 20900 block of Iowa Highway 3 in Allison. A white 2006 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the AgVantage FS in Allison.

• At 9:04 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 27800 block of 195th Street. After an investigation, Franco Anthony King, 38, of Bristow, was arrested for driving while license suspended. He was held pending a court hearing.

June 2: At 3:17 p.m., deputies found a stolen pickup in the 20900 block of Iowa Highway 3 in Dumont.

• At 11:24 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation in the 500 block of Beaver Street in New Hartford. After an investigation, Leah Marie Cleary, 19, of New Hartford, was arrested on a warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of possession of methamphetamine as well as first-offense OWI. She was held on a $1,000 cash-only bond on the probation violation warrant.

June 3: Deputies arrested Karen Jean Tordoff, 39, of Dumont, on a warrant for second-degree arson. She was initially held on a $10,000 cash-only bond, but a judge amended it to be $10,000 cash or surety.

June 10: At 1:05 p.m., deputies took a call of a possible auto theft at the intersection of Iowa Highways 14 and 57 near Parkersburg. The owner said a car was taken from where it was broken down, but AAA had towed it to the owner’s residence.

June 11: At 11 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the intersection of Iowa Highway 57 and Jay Avenue. Jameson Hilko Oldenburger, 35, of Parkersburg, was charged with public intoxication. He was held pending a court hearing.

The logs were provided by the Waverly Police Department and the Bremer and Butler county sheriff’s offices and compiled by Eric VanSickle. Any charges listed are only accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.