Clinton Police Department

  • Agency: Clinton Police Department
  • Address: 113 6th Avenue South, Clinton, 52733 IA
  • Chief: Brian Guy (Chief of Police)
Phone: 563-243-1458
Fax: 563-243-8058

Clinton Police Department is located at 113 6th Avenue South, Clinton, 52733 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian Guy. The Clinton Police Department phone number is 563-243-1458.

Clinton Police Department News

We want to say thank you to everyone at Mercy Child Care and Preschool for their kindness and support. We are honored to serve the Clinton Community.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Training Exercise Date: 5/10/2018 Location: ADM Summary: The Clinton Police Department, Clinton Fire Department, Clinton County Communications and Clinton County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), will be conducting active shooter training at the ADM plant in Clinton, Iowa. This critical training allows Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Personnel to practice a coordinated response to an active shooter incident as well as the opportunity for ADM personnel to practice proper work place response to an active shooter incident. The training will take place on Thursday May 10, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM. The entrance to ADM, known as the "Main Gate", off Beaver Channel Parkway, will be closed for a short time, beginning at approximately 8:30 AM.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Willful Injury Date of Incident: April 29, 2018 Date of Release: May 9, 2018 On May 7, 2018, Clinton Police received video footage of an assault through its Facebook page. An investigation revealed that the incident occurred on April 29, 2018, within the city of Clinton. Based on information obtained from the video and witness statements, arrest warrants were issued for three individuals. The following individuals were taken into custody by Clinton Police: Rhonda K. Namer, age 39, of Clinton, IA Teighlor J. Namer, age 20, of Clinton, IA Jessica L. Gibson, age 19, of Clinton, IA All three subjects have been charged with Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury, a class D felony. We would like to thank every citizen who contacted the Clinton Police Department and made us aware of this heinous assault which was captured on video. Your efforts were essential in identifying and locating the suspects. We hope your cooperation will continue as we collectively work to make Clinton a safer community. To expedite police officer response please contact our police department at 911 if you have an emergency or call 563.243.1458 for all non-emergencies. **Criminal charges are merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Training: Intruder Evacuation Drill Date of Training: April 5, 2018 Time of Training: 9:30 AM Location: Clinton High School On Thursday, April 5th, at approximately 9:30 AM, Clinton High School (CHS) will be conducting an evacuation drill that will have all students and staff at CHS evacuate the school and walk to a predetermined safe location. All students and staff will exit the building after one of the administrators announces the school is conducting a “DRILL”, for an armed intruder. There will be officers from the Clinton Police Department on all four sides of the school, to ensure the safe exit of students and staff.

Workshop: Protective Measures For Your Facility Date: May 8, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Place: Rastrelli's Tuscany Room, 238 Main Avenue Instructor: Dr. Phil Pitzen - Security Advisor with the US Department of Homeland Security Training Intended For: Businesses, Churches and School Representatives Are your organizational policies up to date? Do you have policies in place to protect your employees? Do you need to develop or refine your policies on: White Powder Incidents, Bomb Threats, Suspicious Packages, Active Shooter/ Armed Intruder. This training will help to improve your knowledge and awareness on these topics. To register please click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protective-measures-for-your-facility-tickets-44383958615 If you have any questions please contact Clinton County Emergency Management at 563.242.5712

#MEDIARELEASE #SNOWEMERGENCY DATE: March 23, 2018 CLINTON – The City of Clinton has declared a Snow Emergency to be in effect from 6:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018 until 6:00 pm Monday, March 26th, 2018. Please have all vehicles removed from designated snow routes during the snow emergency. All vehicles remaining on the snow routes will be subject to enforcement action which could include being ticketed and/or towed. Questions can be directed to the City of Clinton Public Works Department at 242-0261. ** CALENDAR PARKING IS IN EFFECT DURING THE SNOW EMERGENCY** Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help keep our community informed.

As you prepare to head out for the festivities this St. Patrick’s Day please make a plan to get home safely before you ever head out to celebrate. Everyone’s alcohol tolerance level is different, but even one drink can be too many. Driving while intoxicated is not worth the risk of injury, time in jail, your death, or the death of another. Please don't rely on luck as you head out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because the luck of the Irish won’t be with you if you choose to drink and drive. Please remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Please LIKE and SHARE to help keep our community safe.

***** UPDATE MISSING PERSON FOUND ***** Date: March 14, 2018 Incident: MISSING PERSON Summary: On 3/14/2018 at approximately 5:00 PM the Clinton Police Department asked the community for assistance in locating a young adult reported as a missing person. It is our sincere pleasure to report the missing person has been located. We want to thank you, our amazing community, for your willingness to help locate our missing citizen.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Re: Application for Police Officer Date of Release: March 7, 2018 The City of Clinton Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Civil Service entrance examination, for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be obtained from the City of Clinton Clerk's Office, City Hall, 611 S. 3rd Street, Clinton, IA 52732-2958 or at the Clinton Police Department, 113 6th Ave. S., Clinton, IA 52732 or by calling 563.243.1455. Applications for the position may also be downloaded from the City of Clinton website at www.cityofclintoniowa.us or from the Clinton Police Department Facebook page. Applicants are subject to a thorough background investigation, drug testing as provided by Iowa law, and may not be a user of any tobacco products, attested to by a written agreement. Completed applications should be returned to the Clinton Police Department. The deadline for accepting applications is 4:30 p.m., March 23, 2018. Download Application: http://cms4.revize.com/revize/clintonia/Clinton%20Police%20Department%20-%202018%20Application.pdf

TEXT ALERTS FROM THE CITY OF CLINTON In an attempt to keep our citizens informed the City of Clinton now alerts citizens of important events through text alerts. If you would like to be notified of special events which includes weather emergencies, garbage collection delays and City Hall closures, please do the following: STEP 1: Text* CLINTON5 to 36000 STEP 2: Reply “Y” to opt-in to the program STEP 3: Get updates from the City *Standard text message rates apply. Cancel at any time by texting STOP to 36000 Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help keep our citizens informed.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Animal Neglect Date of Incident: February 21, 2018 Date of Release: February 27, 2018 Location: 422 4th Avenue North At approximately 7:15 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Clinton Humane Society requested assistance from the Clinton Police Department at 422 4th Avenue North to remove Pit Bull dogs from the residence. Upon arrival officers located 8 live dogs and 1 deceased dog. The residence was found to have no power, heat, or water. An owner of the residence allowed the dogs to be removed from the house and taken to the Clinton Humane Society. The dogs were covered in feces and blood. The homeowner claimed the dogs were fighting inside the residence and she was unable to control them so she called for assistance. According to the homeowner one dog was killed by another dog. On February 21, 2018 Teresa Muhs, age 33, of Clinton was charged with 9 counts of Animal Neglect. On February 27, 2018 Thomas Mauk, age 34, of Clinton was charged with 9 counts of Animal Neglect. **Criminal charges are merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Animal Neglect Date of Incident: February 21, 2018 Location: 422 4th Avenue North Date of Update: February 24, 2018 Summary: At approximately 7:15 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Clinton Humane Society requested assistance from the Clinton Police Department at 422 4th Avenue North to remove Pit Bull dogs from the residence. Upon arrival officers located 8 live dogs and 1 deceased dog. The residence was found to have no power, heat or water. An owner of the residence allowed the dogs to be removed from the house and taken to the Clinton Humane Society. The dogs were covered in feces and blood. The homeowner claimed the dogs were fighting inside the residence and she was unable to control them so she called for assistance. According to the homeowner one dog was killed by another dog. Update: On February 23, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Officers from the Clinton Police Department located Teresa Muhs. Muhs was subsequently charged with nine counts of animal neglect. This incident still remains under investigation and additional charges are pending. **Criminal charges are merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Animal Neglect Date of Incident: February 21, 2018 Location: 422 4th Avenue North At approximately 7:15 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Clinton Humane Society requested assistance from the Clinton Police Department at 422 4th Avenue North to remove Pit Bull dogs from the residence. Upon arrival officers located 8 live dogs and 1 deceased dog. The residence was found to have no power, heat or water. An owner of the residence allowed the dogs to be removed from the house and taken to the Clinton Humane Society. The dogs were covered in feces and blood. The homeowner claimed the dogs were fighting inside the residence and she was unable to control them so she called for assistance. According to the homeowner one dog was killed by another dog. The incident remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department. Charges are pending in this case.

A special thank you to the young ladies from the Clinton High School Choir for sharing their musical talents with us. We wish everyone a happy and safe Valentine's Day.

Incident: Motor Vehicle Theft Date of Incident: 11-25-2017 Date of Release: 2-13-2018 Summary: On 11-25-2017, at approximately 3:09 pm, a stolen vehicle was spotted getting gas at Murphy USA, 2346 Virginia Avenue, Clinton, Iowa. The unknown suspect and vehicle left the area prior to police arrival. Surveillance video was obtained from Murphy USA. It shows the unidentified male suspect in possession of the stolen truck come into the store and pre-pay for gas. Please look at the attached pictures. If you can identify the suspect contact Det. Crockett at 563-243-1457, or the Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-883-8015 Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us identify this suspect.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Robbery Incident Date: February 6, 2018 Arrest Date: February 7, 2018 Suspect: Joseph Little At 10:18 p.m. on February 6, 2018, Clinton Police Officers responded to Shell Express Lane, 500 N. 2nd Street, Clinton to a report of a robbery that had just occurred. According to a witness at the scene, a male entered the convenience store and picked up a couple items and approached the checkout counter. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded money from the clerk. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the male exited the convenience store and fled on foot northbound on North 2nd Street. Officers located the suspect at a nearby residence. The suspect was identified as Joseph Little, age 38. Little was charged with Robbery 1st Degree which is a Class "B" Felony. The case remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Clinton Police Department at 563.243.1458. ***Criminal charges are merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Shots Fired Date of Incident: 1/29/2018 Date of Release: 2/2/2018 On 01/29/18, at approximately 0322 hrs., Police Officers from the Clinton Police Department responded to the intersection of S. 6th Street and 7th Avenue South for the report of shots fired. Officers found damage to a vehicle and several residences. No injuries have been reported. Detectives are continuing to follow-up on this incident. No further information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Clinton Police Department at 563.243.1458 or the Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 1.888.883.8015

The recent “suspicious subjects” social media posts have created fear and concern in our community. The social media posts have identified three specific locations; Wal-mart, Hobby Lobby and Jewel. Detectives from the Clinton Police Department have communicated directly with subjects involved in these incident or witnesses to these incidents. In an attempt to reduce public fear or concerns we wish to share our findings. On 1/9/2018 a call for service was generated reference a male standing outside the Wal-mart grocery doors asking females for a ride to Home Depot. The female caller and female passenger left the area prior to the police arrival. A police officer made contact with a male matching the description provided by the caller and identified him. The male stated while he was standing outside Wal-mart he did ask several subjects for a ride to Home Depot. The male said he asked both males and females for a ride. The police officer transported the male to Home Depot. When the male exited the squad car the police officer observed the male enter a semi-truck and drive away. License and registration information was collected. On 1/23/2018 a call for service was generated reference a male possibly harassing a female in the Jewel parking lot. A security video shows a possible argument between the male and female. No physical altercation occurred between the male and female. The female entered her vehicle and drove away. The male entered the store and made a purchase. Neither the male or female involved called requesting police service. After the Clinton Police Department post on 1/24/2018, Detectives received the following information. A citizen reported on 1/22/2018 she was sitting inside her vehicle with her children at Wal-mart when a male subject approached her vehicle. The female driver was involved in the phone conversation and did not see the subject approaching. A child in the vehicle attempted to gain the driver’s attention. When the driver concluded her phone conversation she asked her child what was needed. The child directed the driver’s attention to a male walking eastbound through the parking lot. The child said the male subject walked up to their vehicle and thought he was going to open the door. The driver believes the male subject was scared off because he saw her in the vehicle or heard her child calling to her. The citizen said she entered Wal-mart and brought the incident to the attention of Wal-mart security. A citizen reported during a visit to Hobby Lobby she observed approximately 4 male subjects inside the business wearing dark clothing. The citizen said as she walked about the store she continued to see them. The citizen said the subjects did not attempt to contact her but she was uncomfortable and became fearful. The citizen said she contacted store employees and requested they walk her from the store to her vehicle. We take each of these incidents seriously. We do not minimize the concerns of those involved or those who witnessed them. Our investigation has determined that these incidents do not pose any danger to our community. We hope by sharing factual details of these cases it will help to reduce or eliminate any unjustifiable fear or concern for public safety.

The Clinton Police Department is aware of recent social media posts describing incidents of suspicious subjects approaching citizens in the area of Walmart, 2715 S. 25th Street and Hobby Lobby, 2900 S. 25th Street. Chief Gyrion has ordered increased police patrols in this area to ensure public safety. If you have been involved in any of these incidents or have witnessed any of these incidents please call the Clinton Police Department at 563.243.1458.

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Corporal Dean Ottens, Brian Shields and Renee Johnson were on the Mississippi River on Shields’ boat. The group was traveling the main channel of the river and, by chance, turned into Beaver Slough. Earlier this same day, Robert Snowden was in his boat fishing along the Beaver Island shoreline, alone except for his dog which always accompanies him on his fishing trips. During the fishing trip, Snowden’s dog, Shelby, fell into the water. Snowden worked hard trying to rescue his dog. Snowden could see his dog struggling against the current, trying to get back to the boat where Snowden was desperately trying to grab on to him. As Snowden finally grabbed on to his dog, he too fell into the water. The current was strong. Snowden hung on to his boat with one hand as he held lightly on to his dog with the other. The current took the pair, while clinging to the side of the boat, to a barge parked along the slough. The strong current forced the boat against the angled front of the barge, constantly pushing while Snowden hung on. Time passed, as Snowden stated, “It was a blink or an hour,” that Snowden was in the water, fighting against the rivers current to hang on to his boat, his dog, and his life. Snowden did not have enough strength to lift himself into the boat without letting go of his dog, and that wasn’t going to happen. The river’s current kept Snowden and his boat tight against the angled front of the barge. If Snowden let go of his boat, he and his dog certainly would have been taken under the barge by the strong current and most likely not survived. Out of options and losing strength by the second, Snowden resigned himself to the fact that he was going to die that day when he could no longer hold on. Snowden knows he was seconds away from letting go of his boat when his rescuers arrived. As Corporal Ottens, Shields and Johnson went past the barge, they observed a boat stuck up against it. First thoughts of the group was that a boat had gotten loose from the marina and floated to this location. As the group got closer to investigate, they saw that there was a man with his dog holding on to the boat for their life. The three immediately headed for the boat and Snowden. Snowden was too weak to help in his rescue and would not let go of his dog. Snowden had to be reassured that his dog would be saved before he let go. It took all three to make the rescue. With the strong current and Snowdens lack of strength, each of them had to help pull Snowden into the rescue boat. Once Snowden and his dog were in the rescue boat, the three were able to free Snowden’s boat and tow it back to shore. Snowden told me that after the rescue he does not remember crossing the river, loading his boat on to the trailer, driving back to his home in Albany, IL, or parking his boat and trailer at his home. Snowden came to the Clinton Police Department offices the next morning. All Snowden could remember of his rescuers was that one of them was a Clinton Police Officer. Snowden expressed his appreciation of Corporal Ottens, Shields, and Johnson for saving his life and he mentioned how life would have gone on without him if he had not been saved. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to join us in showing appreciation of Brian Shields, Renee Johnson and Corporal Dean Ottens for their heroic efforts.

The 2018 Citizen Police Academy (CPA) class is starting to fill up but there is still room available for you. The class is scheduled to start February 22, 2018. The class will meet once a week and will discuss a variety of topics which include patrol procedures, operating while intoxicated (OWI), communications, SCATT, jail tour, evidence, special investigations and court procedures. Those wishing to attend the CPA may complete an online application or pick up an application at the Clinton Police Department,113 6th Avenue South. For further information contact the Clinton Police Department at 563-243-1455 or email Sgt. Pat Cullen at patrickcullen@gapa911.us. CPA online application - http://www.cseadvertising.com/cpa_2018.html

DATE: December 29, 2017 RELEASE DATE: December 29, 2017 CLINTON – The City of Clinton has declared a Snow Emergency to be in effect from: 6 pm Friday, December 29th, 2017 until 6 am Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. If vehicles have not been removed by 7:00 am on Saturday, December 30, 2017 the Clinton Police Department will enforce the ticket and/or towing process. Questions can be directed to the City of Clinton Public Works Department at 242-0261. ** CALENDAR PARKING IS NOW IN EFFECT **

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Burglary Date of Incident: 12/15/2017 Date of Release: 12/15/2017 Summary: The Detectives at the Clinton Police Department are investigating a burglary at Family Video, 340 5th Avenue South, that occurred on 12/15/2017 at approximately 5:30 AM. Please watch the attached video. If you can identify the suspects please contact the Clinton Police Department at 563.243.1458 or Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 1.888.883.8015 with any information. Please SHARE this post to help us identify the suspects.

Twenty-three students were selected this year to take part in the 10th annual Gateway-area Shop with a Cop event. Representatives from multiple law enforcement agencies and students from various school districts in the area teamed up Saturday for Shop with a Cop. The officers were paired up with students and accompanied the children to Wal-Mart to spend money on Christmas gifts for themselves or family members. They then returned to Clinton Middle School and the officers helped the children wrap their gifts. There was also a pizza party and a visit from Santa while wrapping their gifts. This program builds better relationships and brings joy to the community. We would like to thank everyone who donated their time, money and support. This event brought many smiles to those who participated.