Posts With Keyword ‘police’

Suspicious Items Found at Washington Public Library

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 6:22 am

An interesting discovery was made on the shelves at a local library this week – and it wasn’t a book.

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Keota Council Discusses Citizen Concerns About Junk

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:23 am

At the previous city council meeting in Keota, some citizens expressed their concerns with junk in residents’ yards. That concern was addressed at Monday’s meeting.

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Sergeant Lyle Hansen Leaves Investigator Position

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Sergeant Lyle Hanson the investigator for the Washington Police Department has decided to move to patrol duty after 20 years serving as investigator.

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Lawmakers Look at Legality of Police GPS Devices

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Lawmakers are looking at a bill that would allow all police forces to use GPS devices to track someone’s car. The devices are currently used by specialty police forces, and are attached to a suspect’s car, then used to track the movements of the suspect.

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Legislators Debate Legality of Police Use of GPS Devices

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Legislators are looking at the legality of police attaching GPS devices to suspects’ cars. The devices could be placed on someone’s car once a judge issues a warrant, and could be used for 30 days. According to Sergeant Jason Bell with the Southeast Iowa Inter Agency Drug Task Force, the GPS devices are already used and are very effective tools in narcotics cases.

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Synthetic Drugs in Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 6:22 am

State Officials are pushing parents to warn their kids about the dangers of synthetic drugs. The most well known of these drugs is called K-2.

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Methamphetamine Busts in Louisa County

Posted: Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 6:24 am

On Monday the Louisa/ Washington County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 201 8th Street in Oakville, Iowa. Three arrests were made as a result of this search. 

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String of Break-Ins in Wellman

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Five businesses in Wellman have been broken into recently. The burglaries started on October 11th and the last incident was on October 29th.

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Nationwide Police Cuts not Hitting Washington

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Although Police Departments across the country are being forced to make cuts, the Washington Police Department says it has not had to reduce the number of officers it employs.

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Washington Community School Board Agenda Items

Posted: Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Community School District’s Board of Education meets this evening.

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