Submitted by G. Stoll, interim Chief of Police


5/3: Officer responded to the Ballard Middle School for an out-of-control student. The student was referred into juvenile court for Simple Assault. He was released to his mother.


5/4: Officer received an identity theft report at the 500 block of Main Ave. The transaction was halted before any funds could be lost.


5/5: Officer located a lost 5-year-old juvenile near the Ballard Plaza. Officer was able to figure out where the boy lives and returned him home.


5/10: Officer responded to the Ballard Middle School for a report of an assault. A 13-year-old Ballard student was released to his parents. The parents of the victim elected not to pursue criminal charges.


5/11: Officer cited a Huxley woman for a bus Stop Arm Violation at the 100 block of Oak Blvd.


5/12: Officer was called to the 100 block of National Drive for a call of a dog that had escaped an apartment and attacked another dog. The dog was quarantined and the other dog did not have any injuries.


5/15: Officer responded to the 1100 block of Sandcherry for a report of a dog that had attacked a neighbor dog. The aggressor dog was new to the home and returned to its’ place of purchase.


5/17: Officer responded to a domestic altercation at the 300 block of West First. The altercation was verbal and both parties agreed to remain separated for the remainder of the day. Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the 500 block of E. First. The driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old Nevada man, was suspended from driving. He was cited and released with a court date for Driving Under Suspension.


5/18: Officer responded to a minor accident at the Ballard High School parking lot. A vehicle operated by a Huxley student was backing up and struck another vehicle operated by another Huxley student, causing approximately $1,000 in damage. No injuries.


5/21: Officer cited a 20-year-old Huxley man for School Bus Arm Violation at the Oak/Timberlane stop.


5/23: Officer recovered a stolen vehicle at the 100 block of Highway 69. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the VA Hospital in Des Moines for treatment.


5/24: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 69 and Oak Blvd. A vehicle operated by a 39-year-old Ankeny woman rearended a vehicle operated by another Ankeny woman, causing approximately $7,000 in damage. No injuries.


5/25: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident at the 300 block of Main Ave. A vehicle operated by a Huxley man backed into a vehicle operated by another Huxley man in the shared alley, causing approximately $800 in damage. No injuries.


5/31: Officer responded to the high school for a welfare check on a student. Contact was made with the student, who was brought to her mother and taken to a facility for treatment.


Huxley officers had two arrests for the month; one was for Assault and the other for Driving Under Suspension. Officers issued 15 citations for the month, gave 90 warnings, had 181 calls for service or information and had a total of 422 contacts for the month. Officers used 271.25 hours toward investigations or answering calls for service and gave 475.75 hours of general patrol.