Police Report for July 2019
Traffic Contacts: 536
Parking Contacts: 22
Vehicle Inspections: 22
Vehicle Unlocks: 23
Crash Investigations: 32
Public Assists: 436
Assist other Agency: 118
Crimes Against Persons Report: 12
Crimes Against Property Report: 29
Other Reports: 59
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges: 31
Crimes Against Persons Charges: 19
Crimes Against Property Charges: 13
Other Charges: 41
Animal Calls: 72
Total Calls for Service: 2,605
*Total Calls for Service for the year: 16,324
- Bomb squad, dive team, canine, and SERT training was attended by the members this month (48 hours)
- Records staff attended the Iowa Police Chief’s Administrative Professional training in Pella Iowa. (16 hours)
- A sergeant attended a weeklong leadership course in Ames presented by the FBI.
- Assisted with a joint training for the tactical team and hostage negotiators from area departments in a training exercise that was evaluated by an outside instructor from the University. (4 hours)
- Officer attended a countywide law enforcement fundraiser for Special Olympics at Culver’s.
- An officer attended the Johnson County Fair for the Law Enforcement Kids Day and provided car tours.
- Several officers worked Blues & BBQ, and the Turkey Trot. Officers also did the fingerprinting with the kids on the patrol car.
- Lieutenant assisted in the safety planning for Red’s Anniversary Party and several other special events permits.
- We attended meetings with Clear Creek Amana for hazard mitigation planning for the district.
- Assisted with the Rec Center’s Youth Triathlon.
- Staff assisted with the City Day for the Summer Lunch Program and some officers volunteered for the Dunk Tank.
- Received several calls over a few weeks about an injured goose off of HWY 965 near a retention pond. The goose had a broken wing but was still very active. Officers finally were able to capture the goose and a local rehabilitation expert was willing to provide care.
- Purchased the tires for all the squads on the state bid contract.
- Three new office computers were upgraded and installed at the PD.
- Officers spent time enforcing traffic and speeding on a joint project around town.
- We were involved in apprehending two individuals involved in a nationwide cash checking scheme. Purses are stolen that contain checks and ID and then individuals drive around and cash at banks through the drive through. The vehicles are rentals with stolen license plates, and the suspects are out of state. Several suspects are involved in this crime. Officers were diligent and two suspects were caught. The FBI is also helping to trace back to several other banks and victims of this crime.
- Officers took reports of windows being shot out along HWY 965 in a value of around $10,000 dollars. Officers identified a suspect vehicle from surveillance video and located the individual. He admitted to causing the damage and was charged with the criminal mischief.
- Several fireworks calls were received around the weekend of the 4th of July. Officers gave several warnings and educated the folks on the use. Officers had to explain that even though they were legal to purchase, they were illegal in setting them off in the city limits.
- The High School intern from Solon completed her 60 hours summer internship.
- Two officers attended their required two-week military leave this month.
- Attended progress meetings for the Police Department building. It is a little behind schedule from the rains we had in early spring, and the underground tank found, but they are trying to make-up that time.
- Attended design meetings on safety and security for the CIT Access Center
- Attended a policy planning meeting for the CIT Access Center.
- Assist with getting the revised Animal Ordinance updated and ready for council.
- Continue to work with the City Attorney on the Massage Therapy Ordinance for North Liberty and the permitting process.
- Staff continues the planning for National Night out on August 6th.
- Attended planning meeting, hosted by the University of Iowa Police for the upcoming football season and security needs from each assisting agency.
- Completed and submitted the Federal Forfeiture audit to the Federal Government. We did not spend or take in any federal forfeiture money during their fiscal year. We are in compliance for another year.