Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 15, 2016:â€¢1:14 a.m. Officers investigated driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs (subsequent), driving while license is suspended, defective tail lights, fail to maintain single lane of traffic, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢2 a.m. Kyle J. Sisson, 32, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs (subsequent), driving while license is suspended, defective tail lights, fail to maintain single lane of traffic, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.â€¢4:19 a.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 1000 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢4:19 a.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known subject(s) in the 1000 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢7:45 a.m. Mallory J. McIntire, 31, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.â€¢8:56 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 400 block N. West Road, Wellington.â€¢9:53 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 1300 block Michigan Ct, Wellington.â€¢10:21 a.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1500 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢3:20 p.m. Sabrina J. Kingsley, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 30 mph in a 20 mph school zone.â€¢4:53 p.m. Noah H. Row, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 35 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢5:10 p.m. Gary M. Owen, 62, Warsaw, Mo. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 36 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢5:26 p.m. Victoria S. Jordan, 18, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 32 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢6 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident that occurred on September 14, 2016 involved an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by William P. Day Jr., Wellington.â€¢7:33 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1100 block W. 4th, Wellington by known suspect(s).
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds spoke this morning with the task force she’s assembled to come up with a series of criminal justice reforms.The group’s first meeting comes in the same week as more than 400 inmates in Oklahoma were released after that state’s governor commuted their sentences. “I saw that and was just amazed at what was going on there,” Reynolds said Tuesday. “…We’re going to take a look at all of that.”In 2016, Oklahoma voters approved a referendum that reduced the sentences for simple drug possession and low-level property crimes. Oklahoma’s governor signed a bill earlier this year that retroactively reduced the sentences for those already in prison for those offenses.“There are a lot of states that are working on criminal justice reform, so let’s see what they’re doing. Let’s see what makes sense for Iowa, how we can take what they’ve done and adapt it to what we’re trying to do here for the State of Iowa,” Reynolds told reporters Tuesday, “and I’ve got a great group that have agreed to serve on this task force and I’m really looking forward to the recommendations that they make.”Reynolds expects the group to work for a while in developing proposals to deal with racial biases in the prison system. She’s asked the group to give her a set of recommendations in December that would help inmates who are paroled transition to life and get a job outside prison.“We just need to make sure that it’s balanced, that we never lose sight of the victims,” Reynolds said. “That’s always an important piece in this.”As hundreds of Oklahoma inmates this past Monday, officials said one of their goals was to ensure each had a state-issued ID or driver’s license — as identification is critical for job searches and finding a place to live.