Monona Police Department

  • Agency: Monona Police Department
  • Address: 104 East Cemter St, Monona, 52159 IA
  • Chief: Jane Scott-Quandahl (Chief of Police)
Phone: 563-539-4400
Fax: 563-539-4774

Monona Police Department is located at 104 East Cemter St, Monona, 52159 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Jane Scott-Quandahl. The Monona Police Department phone number is 563-539-4400.

Monona Police Department News

PLEASE use extra caution tomorrow evening/night while driving through town as the little ones trick or treat. We’ll be out patrolling and will have no tolerance for traffic violations that endanger the lives of others. As always, be safe out there!

It’s that time of year again where the Monona Police Department is participating in a national prescription drug take back day. It’s a free service offered to everyone and we encourage you to bring any old or unwanted prescription medication to our department so it can be disposed of properly. Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels in the U.S., and remains a top public health concern. Consumers should dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines as quickly as possible to help reduce accidental or intentional overdoses or illegal abuse. We’ll be accepting all prescription medications on Saturday, October 27th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Monona Police Department. ***Please note that we cannot accept needles or other sharps.***

***UPDATE*** The dog has been reunited with its owner. Thank you all for sharing and helping! This energetic brindle dog was out for a run this morning and accompanied a Monona resident on the Butterfly Garden Trail. The dog is a male with a chain collar and was first located near D&J Feed on W. Iowa Street. If you know who the owner is please let them know that the dog is currently at the Monona Vet Hospital.

These 2 dogs were located near the Monona Aquatic Center today at around 5:00. They appear to have been at large for quite some time as they both have cuts and wounds. Both dogs do have collars but no tags. They seem to be siblings as they don’t like being separated from one another. They’re currently being housed at the Monona Vet Hospital. If you know who the owner(s) are please let them know they’re safe and have them go bail them out!

This energetic fella was found running around the neighborhood near the Grau Funeral Home in Monona. He was running with a partner in crime but we have yet to capture that one. The captured dog has a black collar with no tags and is currently safe out at the Monona Vet Hospital. If you know the owner please let them know that their miniature horse is out at the vet clinic. ***UPDATE*** - The dog's owner has been contacted and the dog is now back at home. Thank you to everyone who helped share!

Celebrated across the country, Independence Day is often marked by great food, fireworks, and time making memories with family and friends. Don’t let those good memories turn into nightmares by making the tragic decision to drink and drive. This July Fourth, let’s all work together to spread the life-saving message that drunk driving is unacceptable, deadly, and illegal behavior. It puts drivers and passengers at risk, as well as other road users. In fact, in 2016, an average of one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes. As you, your friends, and your family head out to the July Fourth festivities this summer, keep safety at the forefront. During the Fourth of July holiday weekend, make sure you plan for a safe week of festivities, keeping in mind this vital message: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Also, as with all major holidays, the Monona Police Department will be patrolling and enforcing all traffic laws to ensure a safe holiday for all. This includes seat belt usage! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 15,000 lives are saved each year in the United States because drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts when they were in a road traffic crash. Failure to wear a seat belt can cost you $127.50 or worse.. YOUR LIFE. So please remember, click it or ticket. Be safe and responsible this 4th of July!

Canadian Pacific will be working on the RR Crossing at N. Main & North St. and will be closed starting Tuesday May 15th through Thursday May 17th. Also on May 15 - 16 there will be street closings/no parking due to street maintenance for the following: Franklin from N Main to N Page, W Iowa from Howard to city limits, S Main from Kregel to Hwy 18 and Chestnut from S Main to S Egbert. If you have any questions please contact city hall.

We’ve been seeing an increase in fraud complaints in town and we want to make everyone aware so that we’re all on the same page. If you have parents, grandparents, or know anyone of an elderly age in town please share this important information with them so we can put an end to having victims here in town. One of these scams is the Grandparent Scam. In a typical Grandparent Scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative (such as a lawyer or law enforcement agent). The "relative" of the grandparent explains that they’re in trouble and they need their grandparent to wire them funds that will be used for bail money, lawyer’s fees, hospital bills, or another fictitious expense. Law enforcement will NEVER call you demanding money; it simply doesn’t work that way. Another popular scam is the IRS scam. In this scam callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a gift card or wire transfer. Victims may be threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request. The IRS will mail you a bill if you actually owe taxes, and law enforcement will NOT show up at your door and immediately arrest you if you don’t agree to pay. We’ve already had numerous citizens fall victim to these scams. Please help us by sharing this information with all your loved ones so we can prevent having future victims!

We understand that many will have family in town for Easter this weekend. Therefore, we will be suspending the snow removal parking ordinance for the remaining few days. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation with the ordinance this year and I know our city crew appreciates it as well. Have a safe and happy Easter!

Think you need to outdrink that Leprechaun? Just make sure you have a sober ride home. We promise you that the luck o’ the Irish won’t be with you if you choose to drink and drive. Remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

We need your help again folks! These 2 friendly dogs were found together when they were crossing Highway 18 just west of Fisk Farm & Home in Monona. The black lab is a female with a pink collar and the yellow lab is a male with an orange collar. If you know who the dogs belong to please contact the Monona Vet Clinic.

This friendly guy was found by a few passerby's near Highway 18 this morning. If you are the owner or know who the owner is, please contact the Monona Vet Clinic. Let's get him reunited with his family before someone tries adopting him!

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas this year and got to spend the holiday with their loved ones. However, some people have already lost and others will lose their loved ones this holiday stretch. Over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk-driving crashes during the Christmas through New Year’s holiday period. In December 2016 alone, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving crashes. This is the season of giving, so give yourself and all your neighbors the gift of safer roads by driving sober over the holidays. Carry that safer driving habit into the New Year by making a resolution to always drive sober. If we all do that, we will celebrate the holidays safely and ring in a better and safer 2018. Remember: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER. Happy New Year from all of us at the Monona Police Department!

The snow removal parking ordinance will be suspended from tonight (December 22nd) through next Wednesday (December 27th) as we understand many will have friends and family visiting for the holidays. We will resume enforcing the ordinance on the morning of December 28th. Please move your vehicles from the street if it happens to snow during this time to help our city crew. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at the Monona Police Department!

The Monona Police Department has received an increase in scam complaints in the past few days, and would like to bring a couple to our residents' attention. The first is a scam in which a person will call or email generally the older population and claim that their grandchild has been arrested, and they need bond money. This is a scam!!! Please pass this on to your parents and grandparents. These scammers have gotten large sums of money from people, and it is virtually impossible for us to track down. If you suspect that a relative has been arrested and want to verify that they do in fact need bond, ask which agency is holding this person and call that agency direct and verify this. If they refuse to or cannot provide an agency name, it is definitely a scam. Additionally, the ever popular IRS scam is still going. The IRS will NEVER correspond with you via telephone. With this scam, someone calls and tells you that you owe the IRS money, and if you don't pay, they will issue an arrest warrant. This is false. A criminal arrest warrant would never be issued for a civil issue. Please be very careful with this; we hate seeing people get cheated out of their hard earned money. The callers have gotten very good at adding a sense of urgency and making you feel you need to act now.

***May Press Release*** In May, the Monona Police Department answered 223 calls for service. The following is a breakdown of the pertinent calls: Abandoned Vehicles:2 Alarms:3 Animal Complaints:8 Attempt to Locates:1 Burglary:3 Domestic Dispute:1 Driving Complaints:4 Harassment:6 Juvenile Issues:2 Narcotics:2 Noise Complaints:1 OWI:1 Parking Complaints:2 School Bus Violation (passing):1 Search Warrants conducted:2 Sex Offenses:1 Suicidal Subjects:1 Suspicious Activity:6 Theft:5 Trespassing:5 Welfare Checks:4 Accidents:2 Agency Assists (Police, Fire, EMS):36 In May, the Monona Police Department filed 7 criminal charges resulting in four arrests. Monona PD additionally conducted 31 traffic stops resulting in 8 citations and 35 warnings. On May 8th, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a search warrant was conducted at a residence in Monona. Jackie Hatler, of Monona, was arrested and charged with manufacturing/delivery/possession of a controlled substance. On May 9th, Christon Nierling, of Monona, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. On May 10th, 2017, Clay Schrage, of Parkersburg, was arrested and charged with Theft in the 4th Degree for a theft from a local Monona business. On May 11th, 2017, Teresa A'Hearn, of Monona, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

***April Press Release*** In April, the Monona Police Department answered 148 calls for service. The following is a breakdown of the pertinent calls: Alarms:3 Animal Complaints:5 Attempt to Locate:6 Civil Matters:2 Criminal Mischief:7 Disorderly Conduct:2 Domestic Disputes:2 Driving Complaints:6 Fraud:7 Harassment:4 Curfew Violation:1 Juvenile Matters:1 Motorists Assists:3 Narcotics:1 Noise Complaints:1 Public Intoxication:1 Suicidal Subjects:1 Suspicious Activity:5 Trespassing:1 Welfare Check:3 Agency Assists(Police, Fire, EMS):18 Paper Services:3 In April, the Monona PD filed three criminal charges resulting in two arrests. Monona PD conducted 34 traffic stops resulting in 4 citations and 34 warnings. On April 20th, 2017 at approximately midnight, the Monona Police Department took a report of a loud disturbance at the Hacienda Apartments. Monona PD arrived on scene and took Brian Brainard, of Monona, into custody and charged him with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. On April 28th, 2017, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the Monona Police Department took a report of another disturbance at the Hacienda Apartments. Brian Brainard, of Monona, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

The Monona Police Department is currently on scene along with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office at Freedom Bank in Monona reference an attempted bank robbery. The suspect is in custody and there is no immediate danger to the public. More information will be released pending the completed investigation.

On behalf of National EMS week, the Monona Police Department would like to recognize MFL Ambulance personnel for their time and service that they provide to our area on a 24/7 basis. These volunteers sacrifice personal time with family and friends to be on call to help others on their worst day. Thanks for all you do, and happy EMS week!

**PRESS RELEASE MARCH 2017** The Monona Police Department handled 183 calls for service in March. The following is a partial breakdown of them. Animal Complaints: 3 Criminal Mischief: 1 Disorderly Conduct: 1 Domestic Dispute: 1 Driving Complaints: 3 Harassment: 4 Motorist Assist: 2 Noise Complaints: 3 OWI: 1 Parking Issues: 3 Sex Offenses: 1 Suspicious Activity: 8 Theft: 3 Trespassing: 1 Welfare Check: 2 Accidents: 2 Agency Assist (police, fire, and medical): 24 The Monona Police Department filed four criminal charges and arrested four subjects on various charges. The police department also initiated 49 traffic stops in March, resulting in 1 arrest, 10 citations, and 54 warnings.

***PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 2017*** In February of 2017, the Monona Police Department handled 198 calls for service. Below is a breakdown of some of the most pertinent ones. Abandoned Vehicles: 1 Animal Complaints: 3 Civil Complaints: 2 Domestic Disputes: 1 Driving Complaints: 6 Harassment: 6 Juvenile Issues: 4 Motorist Assists: 3 Noise Complaints: 1 Open Doors: 1 Parking Complaints: 6 Suspicious Activity: 12 Thefts: 4 Vehicle Accidents: 2 Agency Assists (Police, Fire, EMS): 27 In February, the Monona Police Department filed four criminal charges on subjects for various cases. The Police Department also conducted 47 traffic stops resulting in 10 citations and 44 warnings.

***PRESS RELEASE*** On February 26th, 2017, the Monona Police Department was made aware by several individuals of two deceased dogs that had been located in the now vacant former residence of a female subject in Monona. An investigation found that both dogs had passed away while the subject was actively living in and was responsible for the residence, and that at least one of them had died due to direct negligence on the part of the owner due to the dog not being provided food and water. Chanda Halverson, 22, of Monona, was subsequently charged with two counts of animal neglect resulting in death.

In an effort to maintain transparency with the public, the Monona Police Department has begun doing monthly press releases effective January 2017 so that the public can see what we've been up to month by month. ***PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2017*** During the month of January, the Monona Police Department handled 148 calls for service. Monona officers initiated 39 traffic stops resulting in 11 citations, 35 warnings, and one arrest resulting from the traffic stop. The Police Department filed 7 criminal charges and arrested 4 subjects throughout the month on various cases. The following is a breakdown of several calls handled. Animal Complaints: 3 Child Abuse: 1 Civil Matter: 1 Criminal Mischief: 1 Disorderly Conduct: 1 Domestic Disputes: 1 Driving Complaints: 4 Harassment: 2 Juvenile Matters: 1 Motorist Assists: 6 Open Doors: 2 Parking Issues (other than nightly parking enforcement) : 11 Sex Offenses: 1 Suicidal Subjects/Committals: 3 Suspicious Activity: 5 Theft: 2 Trespassing: 2 Welfare Check: 1 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3 Agency Assists (Law Enforcement, Ambulance, Fire): 21

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