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

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of October 29 – November 4, 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 October 31 Hannah Michele Clair 32 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Probation Revocation on Original Charges of Possession of Controlled Substance- Meth 1st and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs. November 1 Matthew Francis Fox 19 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs. November 2 James Patrick Gill 42 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Failure to Appear. Hanna Virginia Pavao 19 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Meth 2nd. Juvenile Referrals None Two citations were issued for the Week of October 29 – November 4, 2018 for Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability – Accident, and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device. Six written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of October 29 – November 4, 2018 for Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device, Rear Lamps, Improper Registration Plate, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Failure to Use Head Lamps When Required, and Equipment Repair. Three Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of October 29 – November 4, 2018. For the Week of October 29 – November 4, 2018– 61 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

RETRIEVED PROPERTY..... We have recieved property from the recent car break-ins. The set of keys belong to a Honda. If you own or know of anyone who owns the pictured set of keys, please contact the VPD at 319-472-2321.

Kids (Along with big kid Officer Wes Meyer) and Candy.............................. Vinton had another successful annual halloween parade. It's always great to see the kid's costume ideas and all the families! Stay safe this Halloween!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of October 22 – October 28, 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 October 22 Amanda Marie Boothroyd 21 Des Moines, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Robby 2nd (West Des Moines). Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana 1st and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. October 24 Hailey Marie Venenga 22 Urbana, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Violation of No Contact Order. October 26 Kevin Shawn Walton 26 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Theft in the 5th. Tia Michelle Clark 38 Vinton, IA Charged with Theft in the 5th. Juvenile Referrals 17-year-old Male Juvenile Referral for Intrastate Warrant for Original Charges of Eluding, Reckless Driving, Operating Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent. No citations were issued for the Week of October 22 – October 28. Four written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of October 22 – October 28, 2018 for Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way, Insufficient Number of Headlights, and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability. Two Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of October 22 – October 28, 2018. For the Week of October 22 – October 28, 2018– 61 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

We would like to say a huge "thank you" to all of you who helped identify the individual in a recent theft. We truly appreciate your time and effort! Thank you!

Another successful self-defense workshop. Thank you to all those who participated and everyone who made it possible!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of October 15 – October 22, 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 October 17 Blake Joseph Fisher 21 Vinton, IA Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana 1st. Darrel Dean Dvorak, III 18 Garrison, IA Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana 1st. October 18 Nathanial Ray McNeal 29 Garrison, IA Charged with Driving While License Denied, Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked. October 20 Robert Vincent Rider 51 Vinton, IA Charged with Driving While License Denied, Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked. Juvenile Referrals 17-year-old Male Juvenile Referral for Assault Causing Bodily Injury. One citation was issued for the Week of October 15 – October 22, 2018 for Failure to Use Child Restraint Device. Eight written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of October 15 – October 22, 2018 for Improper Brake Light, Improper Registration Lamp, Insufficient Number of Headlights, Equipment Repair, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability and New Registration and Title Transfer Violation. One Reported Motor Vehicle Accident for the Week of October 15 – October 22, 2018. For the Week of October 15 – October 22, 2018– 74 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Local law enforcement officers from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Vinton Police Department, Belle Plaine Police Department, and Urbana Police Department will be hosting a self-defense training workshop on October 24th. This training is open to the general public, and is absolutely free. The event will be held at the Vinton Skate Center from 7:00 –9:00 pm. This training is for both men and women, age 14 and up. No experience is required. This workshop will include both lecture and hands-on training. Topics will include pre-encounter preventative measures, top situational awareness tips, and five of the most effective and practical techniques that can be used against a hostile attacker regardless of your age, gender, or skill level. Participation is encouraged, but not required. Observation is okay. Please wear athletic clothing and comfortable shoes. This workshop is limited to the first 50 people that register. If the class fills, we will plan on scheduling more events to accommodate as many people as possible. To pre-register, please contact Leslie McKibben at 319-472-2321 or email her at mckibben@vintonpd.com. Please provide name, age, City you reside in, phone and email to register. Thank you!

PLEASE LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS..... and do not leave a set of keys in the vehicle. Have had some reports of keys and key fobs being taken from vehicles this past weekend! Remember you are our eyes and ears and play an important role in helping us keep the community safe!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of October 8 – October 14, 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 October 9 Cole Alexander Clark 24 Vinton, IA Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine 1st Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trespass 1st Offense. Juvenile Referrals None Three citations were issued for the Week of October 8 – October 14, 2018 for Careless Driving, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, and Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle. Five written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of October 8 – October 14, 2018 for Improper Brake Light, Improper Registration Lamp, Improper Clearance Lighting on Truck or Trailer, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability and Speed No Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of October 8 – October 14, 2018. For the Week of October 8 – October 14, 2018– 58 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of October 1 – October 7, 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 October 5 Jerry Lee Wehde 43 Unknown Charged with Criminal Trespass 1st Offense and Interference with Official Acts. October 7 Skye Alexis Garcia 18 Vinton, IA Charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury Juvenile Referrals None No citations were issued for the Week of October 1 – October 7, 2018. Six written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of October 1 – October 7, 2018 for Improper Brake Light, Failure to Stop and Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way, Insufficient Number of Headlights, Operating a Motor Vehicle with Expired License, and Improper Registration Lamp. One Reported Motor Vehicle Accident for the Week of October 1 – October 7, 2018. For the Week of October 1 – October 7, 2018– 81 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Please Don't Text and Drive In School Zones. We want to remind you that when you you are driving in school zones to please put your phone down, drop your child off and be mindful of other children crossing the roads along with crossing guards. We all know the dangers that come along with texting and driving.

Please help identify: The Vinton Police Department received a complaint of a Caucasian male subject attempting to steal money from the community washing/drying machines at the Vinton Park Apartments (1603 W 1st Street). The subject drives an extended cab Ford Ranger pickup with LED headlamps. Please contact the Vinton Police Department with any information at (319) 472-2321.

IT'S BACK- FREE SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP: Wednesday October 24th 7-9 pm. Held at the Vinton Skate Center. The workshop will be put on by Benton County Sherriff's Office, Vinton Police Department, Urbana Police Department, and Belle Plaine Department. Please contact Leslie McKibben at mckibben@vintonpd.com or 319-472-2321. Local law enforcement officers from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Vinton Police Department, Belle Plaine Police Department, and Urbana Police Department will be hosting a self-defense training workshop on October 24th. This training is open to the general public, and is absolutely free. The event will be held at the Vinton Skate Center from 7:00 –9:00 pm. This training is for both men and women, age 14 and up. No experience is required. This workshop will include both lecture and hands-on training. Topics will include pre-encounter preventative measures, top situational awareness tips, and five of the most effective and practical techniques that can be used against a hostile attacker regardless of your age, gender, or skill level. Participation is encouraged, but not required. Observation is okay. Please wear athletic clothing and comfortable shoes. This workshop is limited to the first 50 people that register. If the class fills, we will plan on scheduling more events to accommodate as many people as possible. To pre-register, please contact Leslie McKibben at 319-472-2321 or email her at mckibben@vintonpd.com. *This is note this is not affiliated with the offering being held Thursday October 25th.

WE ARE OFFICIALLY NOMINATED NOW....... WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Aftermath K-9 grant.....Starts October 18 and closes November 2. PLEASE SHARE! The link is below https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ The Aftermath K9 Grant was founded to showcase, support, and reward the unique contributions made by law enforcement and their K9 units across the country. Indirectly, the K9 Grant raises safety awareness and community kinship throughout the neighborhoods that Aftermath and our law enforcement partners proudly serve. This year, the Aftermath K9 Grant will award a total of $16,500 in grants that can be used to further established K9 units or to create brand new ones. Communities nationwide will determine the top eight award recipients through popular vote. After nominations close on October 16th, popular voting will begin on October 18th and conclude on November 2nd. Anyone in the community – whether you are a student, a local business, or a fellow officer – can vote to support their favorite K9 unit! Individuals may vote ONCE every 12 hours online and ONCE on Instagram (follow @AftermathK9Grant for instructions). Please vote responsibly. Votes will be tallied after the voting period ends and the winning K9 units will be announced on November 5, 2018. So be sure to spread the word and come back daily starting October 18th to ensure that your departments wins a grant!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of September 24 – September 30, 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 September 25 Dillon Duane Winterroth 20 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Burglary 3rd, Theft 5th and Criminal Mischief. September 27 Devon Jay Murray 25 Vinton, IA Arrested on Intrastate Warrant for Failure to Appear on the Original Charge of Driving While License Under Suspension. Juvenile Referrals 17-year-old Female Juvenile Referral for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Three citations were issued for the Week of September 24 – September 30, 2018 for Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Operating Non-Registered Vehicle and Speed. Four written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of September 24 – September 30, 2018 for Equipment Repair and Failure to Stop and Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way, Failure to Possess Valid Driver’s License While Operating A Motor Vehicle, and Speed. Two Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the Week of September 24 – September 30, 2018. For the Week of September 24 – September 30, 2018 – 82 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Thank you to all of those who participated and provided their time for the first Free Self Defense Workshop provided by the Vinton Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office, Urbana Police Department and Belle Plaine Police Department that took place Saturday September 29th. We hope you all gained useful everyday tools you could use to protect yourself but also had a great time. Please provide useful feedback and watch for future workshops. Again Thank you!

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of September 17 – September 23, 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 September 19 Travious Lee Newburry 33 Vinton, IA Charged with Public Intoxication 3rd Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense. Juvenile Referrals None Three citations were issued for the Week of September 17 – September 23, 2018 for Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way, and Speed. Two written warnings for offenses were issued the Week of September 17 – September 23, 2018 for Equipment Repair and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability. Two Reported Motor Vehicle Accident for the Week of September 17 – September 23, 2018. For the Week of September 17 – September 23, 2018 – 87 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Officers Justified in Shooting..... Benton County Attorney David Thompson released the official report today regarding the shooting incident involving Mr. Lyle Arthur "Artie" Fowler, Jr. on Sept. 7th, 2018. Fowler remains in Benton County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of September 10 – September 16, 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 September 13 Stephen Craig Bartz 36 Vinton, IA Charged with Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury September 14 Daryn Edward Salger 52 Vinton, IA Charged with Domestic Abuse Assault – 1st Offense Ryan Lyle Fuehrer 34 Marion, IA Arrested on an Intrastate Warrant for Original Charge of Theft 2nd X 2 September 16 Jacob Edward Doty 34 Vinton, IA Charged with Domestic Abuse Assault – 1st Offense Juvenile Referrals None No citations were issued for the Week of September 10 – September 16, 2018. One written warning for offense was issued the Week of September 10 – September 16, 2018 for Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle. Two Reported Motor Vehicle Accident for the Week of September 10 – September 16, 2018. For the Week of September 10 – September 16, 2018 – 76 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

Game ball is on its way! Thank you to all those who are participating and Chief Paxton and Sheriff Tippett for making sure all are safe! Go Vikes! Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools

We want to acknowledge the recognition from Vinton Today and Valerie Close. We appreciate it! Vinton Today

PRESS RELEASE: September 11, 2018 Vinton Police Department Accepting Reserve Officer Applications The Vinton Police Department is accepting applications for its Reserve Officer program. Minimum Qualifications: Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state. Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed. U.S. Citizen. Must be able to effectively read and write the English language. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits. Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. Any other requirements established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. An informational meeting will be held on September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at City Hall. Applications will be due by October 1, 2018 by 4:00 P.M. Written testing will be held at City Hall on October 8th, 2018 at 6:00 P.M Applications may be found on Vinton’s website: https://cityofvinton.org/ Addresses: City Hall: 110 E 3rd St Vinton PD: 310 A Avenue Vinton, IA 52349 Vinton, IA 52349 Local Contact: Sergeant Alex Reinert Vinton Police Department Email: reinert@vintonpd.com Phone: 319-472-2321