Vinton Police Department

  • Agency: Vinton Police Department
  • Address: 310 A Avenue, Vinton , 52349 IA
  • Chief: Jeff Tilson (Chief of Police)
Phone: (319) 472-2321
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Vinton Police Department is located at 310 A Avenue, Vinton , 52349 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Tilson. The Vinton Police Department phone number is (319) 472-2321.

Vinton Police Department News

Please remember that as the 4th of July holiday approaches there is a City ordinance against lighting and exploding fireworks within the City limits. Please see the City of Vinton website under Resources tab and Chapter 46 Public Health and Safety for more information on this and all other current City ordinances. https://cityofvinton.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Chapter_46_Public_Health_and_Safety.pdf

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of June 18-24, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests June 23 William Loren Reasor 40 Atkins, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Theft 3rd Degree Juvenile Referrals None Eight citations were issued for the Week of June 18-24, 2018 for Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle, Violation of Conditions of Instruction Permit, Parking Violation, Illegal Burn, Curfew Violation and Speeding. Fourteen written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of June 18-24, 2018 and they were for, Insufficient Number of Headlights, Equipment Repair, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Careless Driving, Improper Brake Lights, Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, Failure to Provide Child Restraint Device, Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way, Failure to Possess a Valid Driver’s License While Operating a Vehicle and Speed. One reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of June 18-24, 2018. For the Week of June 18-24, 2018 – 104 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

We have received multiple complaints today of vehicles that were left unlocked and rummaged through overnight and had several items that were taken from the vehicles. Please be sure to lock your cars and remove your valuables from the vehicle to keep this from happening to you. If you believe that your car was rummaged through, please call the Police Department so that we can track where in town this is occurring at 319-472-2321.

UPDATE: Owner Found! LOST DOG: found on 218 just north of Vinton Black brown and white basset mix hound with a faded red collar. Call 319-472-2337 if have any information.

Lost dog in Vinton. Has yellow collar. Please call 319-472-2337 BCSO dispatch if you have any information on who may own the dog.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of June 4-10, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests June 4 Kamryn Rose Robinson 18 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (Iowa City Police Department) June 4 Kimberly Jane Isbell 62 Vinton, IA Charged With Public Intoxication 2nd Offense June 7 Austin Michael Zeien 18 Vinton, IA Charged with Driving While License Under Suspension, Denied or Revoked Juvenile Referrals June 4 15-year-old Male Juvenile Charged with Disorderly Conduct and Interference with Official Acts. Six citations were issued for the Week of June 4-10, 2018 for Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Operation without Registration or Plate, Violation of Conditions of Minors School License, Driving while License Under Suspension and Speeding. Six written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of June 4-10, 2018 and they were for No Rear Lights, Insufficient Number of Headlights, Equipment Repair, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability and Speed. No reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of June 4-10, 2018. For the Week of June 4-10, 2018 – 56 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of May 28-June 3, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests May 28 James M Stevenson 57 Vinton, IA Charged with Criminal Trespass June 3 Hannah Virginia Pavao 19 Vinton, IA Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine 1st Offense Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charged with Driving While License Under Suspension June 3 Dillon Duane Winterroth 19 Vinton, IA Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Juvenile Referrals None Four citations were issued for the Week of May 28-June 3, 2018 and they were for Failure to Provide Financial Liability, Failure to Maintain Control, Failure to Maintain or Use Safety Belts, and Speed. Twenty Four written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of May 28-June 3, 2018 and they were for Equipment Repair, Failure to Provide Financial Liability, Improper Brake Lights, Failure to Yield Upon Entering Highway, Failure to Maintain or Use Safety Belts, Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, Failure to Display Registration Plate and Speed. One citation/paper were issued/served for the Week of May 28-June 3, 2018 for Ordinance Violations. One reported Motor Vehicle Accident for the Week of May 28-June 3, 2018. For the Week of May 28-June 3, 2018 – 83 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

New resolution regarding parking on 8th Street.

The City of Vinton has implemented a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) all voluntary program. This is a humane approach to addressing the communities ever growing cat population. By trapping, altering and returning them to their territory helps keep unaltered cats from moving in which stops the cycle from continuing. To distinguish an already altered cat, they should have an ear tip. TNR is very effective in addressing community concerns, reducing complaints about cat nuisance, and stopping the breeding cycle. *Please note if you have outdoor cats, initially there may be no distinction between feral cats and outdoor pets that have not been spayed or neutered, so please microchip or have a clearly marked collar on your pet. *You are also responsible to release any other animal you catch in the trap back into their natural habitat. The City has several deposit refunded traps available for $40 (refunded) through the police department. The City bares no responsibility either financially or any liability for this all voluntary program. Information packets including how to trap and transport and also financial assistance forms to be used at Iowa Humane Alliance in CR are found at the police department along with the refunded deposit rental forms (Also required a copy of current DL). Information packets can also be found at Friends of the Shelter, Inc. (211 W 4th Street) during open business hours. * If you use your vet please ask that they check for microchips and if deemed a stray to ear tip them. For more information please call 319-472-2321 or email mckibben@vintonpd.com. Also please see our webpage at https://cityofvinton.org/police-department/ to download and fill out the rental form. Friends of the Shelter, Inc. Iowa Humane Alliance

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of May 14-May 20, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests May 14 Leo William Cannon 51 Vinton, IA Charged with Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury. May 20 Tiffany Jean Kisner 32 Vinton, IA Charged with Operating While Under the Influence 2nd Offense. Juvenile Referrals None Seven citations were issued for the Week of May 14-May 20, 2018 2018 and they were for Failure to Provide Financial Liability, Failure to Yield Upon Entering Highway, Defective or Unauthorized Muffler, Failure to Maintain or Use Safety Belts, and Speed. Ten written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of May 14-May 20, 2018 and they were for Equipment Repair, Failure to Provide Financial Liability, Improper Brake Lights, Failure to Yield to Vehicle on Right, Failure to Possess Valid Driver’s License While Operating A Motor Vehicle, Insufficient Number of Headlights and Speed. Ten citations/papers were issued/served for the Week of May 14-20, 2018 for Ordinance Violations. Two reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of May 14-May 20, 2018. For the Week of May 14-May 20, 2018– 105 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

CHANGE HABITS TO SAVE LIVES Beginning May 21 and extending until June 3, 2018 law enforcement agencies across Iowa will be stepping up enforcement with the Click It or Ticket campaign in the weeks surrounding the Memorial Day holiday. The Vinton Police Department will be participating in this program. This concentrated effort will be on the lookout for motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts. In 2016, the last year in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has information, there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. According to NHTSA 48 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes and they had a lower seat belt use rate. It is even worse at night when 56 percent of the fatalities were unrestrained. The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau remind you that seat belts save lives, and everyone – front seat and back, child and adult – needs to remember to buckle up – every trip, every time!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Grand Opening of the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. Remarks were given by Mark Mossman, Don Eels and Mike Riege. Had a great response and turnout from the community. Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics

Thank you to all the staff at Virginia Gay Hospital for the basket of goodies for "Hospital Week"! We appareciate it!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of April 30-May 6, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests May 1 Holly Marie Goodenbour 27 Vinton, IA Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. May 2 Kevin Shawn Walton 25 Irving, TX Charged with Public Intoxication. May 3 Lucas Lee Hobbs 31 Holland, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Larceny Theft 3rd (Grundy County). Juvenile Referrals None No citations were issued for the Week of April 30-May 6, 2018. Ten written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of April 30-May 6, 2018 and they were for Failure to Provide Financial Liability, Improper Brake Lights, Equipment Repair and Speed. No reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of April 30-May 6, 2018. For the Week of April 30-May 6, 2018– 81 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Would like to say "Thank you" to these wonderful ladies from Horizons Family Support Program for the May Day basket. Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

Bike Safety Rodeo held at the Rec Center, May 5th. Wearing a properly-fitted helmet can greatly reduce the risk of head injuries to your child. Thank you Parks and Rec and to all who came out and participated!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of April 23-29, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests None Juvenile Referrals None Seven citations were issued for the Week of April 23-29, 2018 for Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Parking, Violation of Conditions of Minor School License, and Failure to Maintain Control. Eleven written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of April 23-29, 2018 and they were for Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle, Permitting an Unauthorized Minor to Drive, Failure to use Head Lamps when Required, Violation of Instruction Permit, Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device, Improper Brake Lights, Failure to Maintain Registration Plate, Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way and Speed. Two reported Motor Vehicle Accident for the Week of April 23-29, 2018. For the Week of April 23-29, 2018 – 108 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

PRESS RELEASE: April 27, 2018 MAN RESCUED AFTER BEING TRAPPED UNDERNEATH VEHICLE FOLLOWING COLLISION On Friday, April 27, 2018, at approximately 9:16 a.m., multiple local public safety agencies responded to a report of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 100 block of W. 4th Street in Vinton. Responders arrived and found a 36-year old Vinton man pinned beneath a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck in front of LaGrange Pharmacy. The injured victim was transported to a Cedar Rapids hospital after an extensive rescue operation to free him. The female driver of a 2011 Buick Lacrosse was uninjured. The driver of the Buick was attempting to back out of a parking space when she struck the parked Chevrolet truck and pushed it on top of the pedestrian. This investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. The Vinton Police Department, Vinton Fire Department, North Benton Ambulance, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to this incident.

REMINDER: As the weather gets nicer to please remember that yard waste and disposal by open burning is only allowed on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in April and the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May in the spring. The hours are from 7 am to 9 pm.

Press Release: April 17, 2018 Vinton Man Charged With Dissemination of Obscene Material to Minors On February 21, 2018, the Vinton Police Department received a report that Lyle Arthur Fowler, age 43, of Vinton, had been communicating with underage girls and requesting nude photographs of them via cell phones and social media. A subsequent investigation found evidence of inappropriate communications between Fowler and two minor females. Fowler is alleged to have sent photographs of his genitals to the same two minor females who he also allegedly knew were under the age of 18. Two criminal complaints were subsequently filed against Fowler for the following offense: Dissemination & Exhibition of Obscene Material to Minors (Two Counts) Serious Misdemeanor, section 728.2 of the Code of Iowa Fowler was arrested on a warrant and booked into the Benton County Jail on April 11, 2018. He was released from custody after posting bond on April 12, 2018. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

April has been declared Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We encourage everyone to learn more about preventing sexual violence.

UPDATE: DOG FOUND. LOST DOG: Female dachshund, brown in color - with white face. Answers to Porcha - no collar - is microchipped. Area of 2nd Avenue, Vinton. Please call 319-472-2321 or 472-2337 if located.

LOST DOG : Yellow female labrador named Chloe, but will not come to her name. Wearing purple collar. Missing north of Shellsburg 59th Street Trail around 9 pm last night 4/9/18. Her human recently died and she is very stressed out right now. Please call the BCSO 319-472-2337 or Vinton PD at 319-472-2321 if you see her. She is extremely shy.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of April 2-8, 2018 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions. Adult Arrests April 3 Bogart Dylan Fisher 31 Vinton, IA Arrested on an Intrastate Warrant for Eluding With Speeds Over 25 Over Limit. (Benton County) April 5 Christian Michael Miller 24 Marion, IA Arrested on a Violation of a No Contact Order. Juvenile Referrals None Six citations were issued for the Week of April 2-8, 2018 for Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Curfew, Parking Complaints and Speed. Eleven written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of April 2-8, 2018 and they were for Equipment Repair, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Operating Non-Registered Vehicle and Speed. No reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of April 2-8, 2018. For the Week of April 2-8, 2018 – 73 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.