Monticello Police Department

  • Agency: Monticello Police Department
  • Address: 201 E South St, Monticello, 52310 IA
  • Chief: Ryan A Evans (Chief of Police)
Phone: 319-465-3526

Monticello Police Department is located at 201 E South St, Monticello, 52310 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ryan A Evans. The Monticello Police Department phone number is 319-465-3526.

Monticello Police Department News

This year the Monticello Police Department will be partnering with the Jones County Family Council to support SHOP WITH A COP in Jones County. This event will be held Monday December 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Wal-Mart in Anamosa. Any financial support for this program is welcome and would be greatly appreciated as it will ultimately determine the number of children we are able to support. If you would like to donate, please contact: Sherri Hunt Director of Jones Early Childhood Iowa 24594 110th Street Anamosa, IA 52205 Or call 319-462-6968 Thanks for your support, and we look forward to participating.

If anyone has seen these motorcycle trike fenders with this artwork please contact the Monticello Police Department.

At approximately 8:30 this morning, a subcontractor working with Alliant Energy completing an underground utility work struck a gas main near 823 South Main Street in Monticello. 2 residences were evacuated and South Main Street is closed from North Haven Drive to South Haven Drive. Crews are currently working to repair the leak. Due to the wind direction a strong odor of natural gas can be smelled north of the gas leak. This is not hazardous. Officials anticipate the repairs will be completed within the next 2 hours.

Help Monticello win!!! Go to the link and LIKE the pocket park picture before 8am!!!

Monticello Police, Fire, and EMS will be participating in a training exercise at the New Life Community Church this evening from 7pm to 8:30pm. This training will focus on all three aspects of Monticello Public Safety working together in an active shooter training exercise. This notice is for informational purposes only.

A big Thank You to N & N Trailer Sales for allowing us to utilize their truck and trailer to haul the 3 light towers we used for the Great Jones County Fair this week.

Fair tip: If you have purchased multiple electronic tickets to a concert and sold extras, please make sure you have only printed 1 of each ticket. If you have printed multiples of the same ticket number only 1 ticket will be admitted. The duplicates will be denied entry as only 1 of each ticket can be redeemed at the point of entry. This happens every year, mostly by mistake. Please make sure when you print your tickets that each ticket has a unique identification number below the bar code.

The City of Monticello has issued a Transient Merchant Permit to two females who are selling educational materials. While it is not often that we have people properly apply and obtain a permit we do issue them after conducting a background check of the individuals, verification of documentation and payment of the proper fees. Approved hours are between 9am and 6pm each day, except Sunday in which no solicitation is permitted. If you identify an individual engaging in unsolicited door to door sales please report this activity to the Police Department.

At approximately 7:30 am on Sunday July 16th, the Monticello Police Department was dispatched to 321 East First Street apt. B for a hazardous liquid spill. The resident possesses a 1 gallon glass jar containing a pig fetus in formaldehyde. The jar broke spilling the liquid in the kitchen area of the apartment. Apartment residents were evacuated for safety precautions. Linn County HAZMAT, was called in to clean the area. Also assisting was the Monticello Fire Department.

Know someone committing crimes? Get CASH the legal way! Your tip that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward! Report criminal activity to the Monticello Police Department. Want to remain anonymous? Text2Tell is a great way to help report criminal activity while remaining anonymous. Simply text the keyword JONES and your crime tip to CRIMES (274637)

The Community of Monticello has again experienced 3 separate overnight burglaries to various businesses in the last two nights. Once again a common theme is targeting exterior doors with no deadbolt locks and accessing money left in cash registers. I would like to take a minute and stress that all exterior doors should be equipped with deadbolt locks. Exterior doors equipped with only standard locking door knobs are insufficient to keep would be thieves from entering. Please, install deadbolts or as an alternative a hook and latch lock on the inside if the door does not need to be used as an employee entrance. Also please remove all money from the cash register daily. Leave the drawer open so that it is clear that the drawer in empty and there is no need to damage the register to gain access. Money should be removed from the business, or secured in a hidden safe or somewhere unlikely it will be found. Security cameras are also encouraged and as cost effective and easily installed they have become they should be a standard piece of security equipment every business implements.

The City of Monticello will be conducting a test of the outdoor warning sirens today, July 7th, at 10:00am. This is only a test.

***************URGENT************ 911 telephone communication from land line phones in Monticello is offline. Century Link is currently working on the issue. 911 service DOES work from cellular phones.

The Monticello Police Department is looking for role players to assist us in a training event where the Police, Ambulance and Fire Departments will be working together in a unified high risk event. Roll players will be asked to simulate a variety of injuries as the result of an active intruder threat in a school setting and will be treated and removed from the scene by EMS and Fire Department Personnel. This event will take place on Monday August 21st, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All ages welcome. Please contact the Monticello Police Department to sign up at 465-3526. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

On Saturday July 1st, 2017 at 4:04pm the Jones County Sheriff's Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a resident on 144th Avenue in Monticello advising of an airplane accident near the grass runway at the Monticello Regional Airport. First Responders located an aircraft approximately 50 yards into an adjacent cornfield from the runway. The accident resulted in a fatality of the aircraft pilot, identified as Jerry Naylor of Scotch Grove Iowa, and only occupant of the aircraft. The Monticello Police Department will be assisting the FAA from the Des Moines Office and the NTSB from the Chicago office who are responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Fireworks in Monticello The use of consumer fireworks within the city limits of Monticello is limited to the following dates and times: June 1st-July 8th 9a.m.- 10p.m. July 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th 9a.m.- 11p.m. December 29th, 30th 9a.m. - 11p.m. December 31st 9a.m.- 12:30a.m. January 6th, 7th 9a.m.- 11p.m. A person shall not use consumer fireworks on property other than that persons property or the property of a person who has consented to the use of fireworks. Consumer Fireworks are not to be used on public property including streets and city parks Persons engaged in the use of consumer fireworks must remove all debris emitted from fireworks that does not remain on the persons property. Failure to remove all debris may result in a violation. Any person who shall so use fire or any incendiary or explosive device or material as to recklessly endanger the property or safety of another shall be guilty of a serious misdemeanor. Please use fireworks responsibly and safely. These provisions are subject to change as the City of Monticello maintains the ability to enact ordinances limiting or prohibiting use.

The Monticello Police Department is seeking two responsible citizens to assist with after concert traffic control duties during the 3 main concert nights of The Great Jones County Fair July 20th-22nd from 11pm to 1am. The primary function will be to run a remote control that changes the directions of the stop lights allowing the after concert traffic to depart. All duties can be done from the seated position! This position will pay $30 each night or $100 if you commit for all 3 nights. Preference will be for applicants that can perform the duties for all 3 nights, but duties can be shared between multiple persons if scheduling allows. Please contact the Monticello Police Department.

The Monticello Public Library will be hosting a FREE Community Education Event on Sexual Abuse Prevention on Tuesday June 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This 2 hour training designed for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and child service organizations on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training is presented by he Jones County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children and Family Council. Contact the Monticello Public library for more information.

Receiving calls today from residents advising they are receiving scam phone calls claiming to be a family member who is in the hospital in Canada and is needing money. Please spread the word to your senior family members and advise them of these predatory phone calls and to not provide them with any information or money.

The City of Monticello will be under a Snow Emergency from 7pm Sunday March 12th through 4pm March 13th. No on street parking permitted.

On February 24th, 2017 shortly after 10:00am the Monticello Police Department responded to an incident involving a family member of 3 students of the Monticello Community School District. Due to the nature of the incident the 3 students were removed from their respective school buildings and all district buildings were placed on lockdown. The subject was quickly located by officers and taken into custody. All district buildings were taken out of lockdown and resumed normal operation after the 15 minute lockdown.