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Monday, May 4, 2015

Arrests

Juvenile arrested in connection with Hy-Vee incident (05/01/15)
On Thursday, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Spencer Police Department arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile from Spencer and charged him with terrorism and arson threats without incident. The arrest stems from an investigation into a bomb threat to the Spencer Hy-Vee on April 9. ...
Juvenile arrested in connection with Hy-Vee incident (05/01/15)
*Teen charged with terrorism, arson threats
Sirens (04/20/15)
April 14 -- Scott Allen Danbom, 51, Spencer OWI, drugged second offense --- April 15 -- Dana Maie Henson, 34, Spencer Consumption in public, intoxication --- April 15 -- Aaron Bailey Griggs, 29, Spencer Failure to appear --- April 16 -- Nathan Ray Tesch, 27, Spencer...
Sirens (04/13/15)
March 26 -- Matthew Melvin Simons, 43, Arnolds Park Arrest warrant Driving while barred, habitual offender Proof of insurance Driving while license suspended, two counts Operate without registration --- March 27 -- Marlin Lee Jensen, 53, Mason City Driving while license suspended, two counts...
Officers battling a 'buffet' of drugs (03/30/15)
STORM LAKE -- If it seems like you're reading more stories about drug arrests in the region, it's not your imagination. "In our crime reports for the past year, we went down in a lot of categories of crimes, and yet we went up in drug arrests," says Public Safety Director Mark Prosser. ...
Sirens (03/26/15)
Booked into Clay County Jail March 20 -- Bryan Alan Kladstrup, 26, Spencer Criminal trespass Possession of a controlled substance, two counts --- March 21 -- Gabriel Sanculi, 37, Ruthven Third-degree theft Arrest warrant --- March 21 -- Joseph Lee Swalve, 29, Spencer...
4 charged on drug-related offenses (03/23/15)
A Spencer Police Department search warrant executed Saturday resulted in multiple arrests on charges of manufacturing and distribution of drugs. The department's investigation resulted in the discovery and seizure of approximately 41 grams of marijuana, 7.2 ounces of hashish oil, a large amount of currency, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia as well as other items consistent with the active distribution of marijuana and the manufacturing of hashish oil...
'Operation Raw Deal' yields 17 arrests (03/20/15)
STORM LAKE -- Storm Lake Police announced that 17 arrests have been made in connection with a series of drug investigations spanning almost 24 months involving the manufacturing, sale and use of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy) and marijuana...
Sirens (03/19/15)
March 12 -- Michael Allan Schroeder, 47, Spencer Probation violation --- March 12 -- Jeffrey Leon Applegate, 40, Spencer Judgement entry --- March 13 -- Richard Lloyd Jafvert, 36, Spencer Judgement entry --- March 13 -- Jesse Daniel Partlow, 24, Dickens...
Ruthven man arrested following alleged felony assault (03/09/15)
A 37-year-old Ruthven man was arrested and charged with felony willful injury at 5:18 p.m. Friday after the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding an unconscious male who had allegedly been assaulted. Ronnie Dale Loder, 37, of Ruthven, was arrested after deputies responded to the call at 3293 355th Ave. in the Lost Island area near Ruthven. The call indicated a male had been struck in the face and was possibly not breathing...
Spencer teen charged on multiple drug counts (03/06/15)
At approximately 8:30 a.m., the Spencer Police Department made contact with Allyster McClain at 117 W. First St. in Spencer where he allegedly resides. During the encounter, officers detected the odor of marijuana. Following a search of McClain's person, marijuana was revealed...
Search warrant leads to 2 drug, theft arrests (03/06/15)
Wednesday, Spencer police picked up a pair of local residents following a search warrant at 613 W. 10th St. The investigation stemmed from a theft complaint by Walgreens indicating several items were taken from the store. During the search of the residence, some of the alleged shoplifted items were located along with several items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana and a street sign...
Sirens (03/02/15)
Feb. 23 -- Kristi Renee Herrill, 53, Spencer Judgement entry --- Feb. 25 -- Anthony James Murphy, 30, Ruthven Judgement entry --- Feb. 25 -- Heather Marie Larson, 39, Spencer Judgement entry --- Feb. 26 -- Mathew James Williams, 21, Paullina Driving while barred -- habitual offender...
Traffic stop leads to arrest for CC-E thefts (02/24/15)
A traffic stop by a Clay County deputy resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Hartley woman on theft charges stemming from a string of locker room thefts at Clay Central-Everly High School in January. At approximately 11:36 p.m., Saturday, a Clay County deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation. ...
When can officers stop a car? (02/20/15)
BUENA VISTA COUNTY -- A local deputy erred in pulling over a car, even though the action brought about a forgery arrest against an illegal alien, according to the Iowa Court of Appeals. This week the court overturned a decision by Judge Patrick Carr in District Court for Buena Vista County...
Pursuit ends with cemetery crash, weapon charges (02/18/15)
SPIRIT LAKE -- A Tuesday morning police pursuit turned up drugs, a weapon and led to the arrest of a Ruthven man. Police officers responded to a report of a possible drunk driver around 10 a.m. in the Pizza Ranch parking lot. They tried to detain 31-year-old Jeffrey Butler Jr., of Ruthven, but he fled the scene as officers approached his vehicle,...
Sirens (01/23/15)
Gretta Millen, 50, of Cherokee, was arrested at 4:08 p.m. Jan. 15 in the 4900-mile of U.S. Highway 71 and charged with driving while suspended and no proof of insurance. --- Stefanie Odom, 31, and Benjamin Schroeder, 32 -- both of Spencer -- were charged with violation of a no-contact order and fifth-degree criminal mischief after Clay County correctional officers located messages Odom and Schroeder were attempting to communicate with. Both were in jail for violation of a no-contact order...
2 Des Moines residents arrested in Clay County (01/15/15)
Two Polk County residents are being held in the Clay County Jail following their arrests on multiple charges in the aftermath of a joint investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. Arrested were Sherry Lynn Dawson, 44, and Michael Scott Weckman, 43 -- both of Des Moines...
Pair of Spencer men arrested in Graettinger (01/12/15)
GRAETTINGER -- Palo Alto County Sheriff's deputies charged a pair of Spencer men along with four others following the report of suspicious activity near the catholic church in Graettinger at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday. When deputies arrived, they discovered an underage party at 401 N. ...
Police say Storm Lake Arby's post was fabricated (01/08/15)
STORM LAKE -- Storm Lake Police say they have completed an investigation into alleged bullying of a special needs worker by other employees at the Storm Lake Arby's restaurant, and found that a Facebook post about the incident that caused great concern in the community was unfounded. Officers then arrested one man who reportedly responded to the Facebook post with threatening messages against the restaurant and employees...
Sirens (12/19/14)
--- Dec. 12 -- Michael Delbert Turner, 34, Spencer Excessive speed, two counts Open container Driving without license OWI first offense --- Dec. 12 -- Jennifer Lee Kleinsasser, 37, Walthill, Nebraska Contempt of court, five counts --- Dec. 12 -- Joseph Ross Burks, 33, Spencer...
Sirens (12/11/14)
--- Charlie Daniel Chapman, 35, Spencer Possession of drug paraphernalia Mittimus --- Carlos James Wahl, 24, Mitchelllville Failure to appear, five counts Craig Matthew Owens, 57, Iowa Probation violation --- Deborah Simmons, 60, Storm Lake Driving while license suspended...
Sirens (12/03/14)
Kevin Aaron Vail, 26, Spencer Failure to appear, six counts Domestic abuse assault Obstructing emergency PBX Possession of a controlled substance, two counts Possession of drug paraphernalia --- Gora Omot Obang, 39, Spencer Driving while license suspended...
Spencer man faces multiple warrants (11/28/14)
A 26-year-old Spencer man was arrested and charged on six warrants after being located in a downtown apartment shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. Clay County deputies, assisted by Spencer Police, located Kevin Aaron Vail, who was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants at 401 1/2 Grand Ave. Deputies received information that Vail was hiding from law enforcement but had been seen at his apartment...
Sioux Rapids man sentenced to prison after July stabbing (11/21/14)
STORM LAKE -- Pedro Orozco, 43, of Sioux Rapids, was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to going armed with intent, willful injury causing serious injury with a dangerous weapon, manufacturing marijuana, and a drug tax stamp violation. Orozco was transported to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale, Nov. 17...
Morning arrest follows SHS bomb threat (11/20/14)
A 16-year-old from Spencer was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday and charged with felony terrorism and felony arson threats. The arrest stems from an investigation into a bomb threat discovered on the bathroom wall of Spencer High School Wednesday morning. The building was vacated of close to 700 students and staff at approximately 11:30 a.m. Following a law enforcement search of the property, students returned to the school via school bus after an all-clear was issued at 2:15 p.m...
Juvenile arrested in bomb threat (11/20/14)
A 16-year-old from Spencer was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. this morning and charged with felony terrorism and felony arson threats. The arrest stems from an investigation into a bomb threat left on the bathroom wall of the Spencer High School yesterday...
Ashton man arrested after leaving accident scene (11/13/14)
A 27-year-old Ashton man was arrested on Friday, Nov. 7 following a complaint on Nov. 1 of a car accident in the 1500-mile of 330th Street in Clay County. The complaint, which was submitted on Nov. 1 indicated a vehicle in the ditch, a possible car fire and intoxicated occupants...
Rossie woman arrested twice in 24 hours (11/10/14)
ROSSIE -- A 43-year-old Rossie woman was arrested twice in a 24-hour period of time beginning Friday night and charged with both domestic assault and violation of a temporary no-contact order. On Friday, Clay County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from a male subject at 120 Second Ave. ...
Sirens (10/24/14)
Corey Steven Theesfeld, 35, Spencer Domestic abuse assault, enhanced --- Bryan Jay Adams, 59, Spencer Probation violation --- Sheila Marie Sundall, 32, Spencer Judgement entry --- Bryan Jay Adams, 59, Spencer Arrest warrant --- Anthony William Botcher, 19, Spencer...
Man fires gunshots at Sail Inn Motel, no injuries (10/17/14)
STORM LAKE -- Police have made several arrests in connection with an early morning disturbance and shooting at a local motel. On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 16, at approximately 4:15 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was called to the Sail Inn Motel located at 1015 East Lakeshore Drive for a disturbance with a man reportedly armed with a gun going door to door at the motel...
Sirens (10/15/14)
Matthew John Englert, 24, Royal Driving while license suspended Failure to file SR insurance --- Shawn Aric Aeilts, 38, Spencer Possession of drug paraphernalia --- Dalles Benjamin Dodge, 36, Sheldon Parole violation --- Israel Tapia-Lara, 36, Spencer...
Ex-boyfriend, son attempt to tie up and rob mother, sister (10/06/14)
STORM LAKE -- The ex-boyfriend and son of a Storm Lake woman are accused of plotting to tie up and rob the woman and her daughter in the early morning hours Friday. The plot was foiled when the woman woke up the 11-year-old girl and struggled free from her would-be captor...
Sirens (10/01/14)
Brittni Michelle Lucas, 21, Rice, Minnesota Arrest warrant --- Jerry Wayne Mensing, 37, Spirit Lake Possession of a controlled substance Possession of drug paraphernalia --- Phillip Tylor Johnson, 28, Spencer Arrest warrant --- Becky Ann Menke, 55, Spencer...
'Operation Smoke Stack' nets 23 drug arrests (09/26/14)
STORM LAKE -- In a series of related and unrelated investigations into the illegal sales and use and methamphetamine and marijuana dubbed "Operation Smoke Stack," Storm Lake Police have made 23 arrests in the past few days. Some of the investigations have been ongoing for over nine months...
Sirens (09/25/14)
Javan Anthony Pierce, 37, Spencer Judgement Entry --- Meghan Renee Renken, 23, Spirit Lake Domestic Abuse Assault --- Jesse Bernard Schneider, 24, Spencer Judgement Entry --- Todd Elliott Bauerly, 43, Spencer Arrest Warrant --- Casey George LeClair, 30, Spencer...
Spencer residence search leads to pair of drug-related arrests (09/15/14)
An early morning search warrant resulted in two drug-related arrests last Wednesday At 3:07 a.m., Spencer Police officers and the Clay County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at 21 W. First St No. 2 in Spencer. During the search, marijuana, methamphetamine, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia were seized...
Sirens (09/15/14)
Wesley Alexander Daniel, 19, Spencer Possession of a controlled substance Possession of drug paraphernalia --- Bowdie Charles Stallings, 21, Spencer Debris on the highway --- Joshua James Spencer, 33, Spencer Possession of a controlled substance OWI drugged second offense...
Tips lead to firearms charges, arrest of local teenagers (09/11/14)
REGION -- Phoned-in tips helped investigators make arrests and file a series of theft and firearms charges, according to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office. The agency on Sunday posted updated information about a string of burglaries in the areas of East Lake Okoboji, Center Lake and the city of Spirit Lake. The burglaries took place Aug. 23-24 and the sheriff's office posted a request for information on Wednesday, Aug. 27...
King: 22 sheriffs won't honor immigration law (09/05/14)
BUENA VISTA COUNTY -- Congressman Steve King is bristling over 22 Iowa sheriffs who he says are refusing to enforce federal illegal immigration detainers. Buena Vista County Sheriff Doug Simons feels his county is following the letter of the law. The BV County office does not track down and arrest people only because of their immigration status, he stresses, but when a person has been arrested on an indictable criminal charge, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are notified.. ...
Mother arrested for playing 'pass out' game with kids (09/04/14)
STORM LAKE -- Storm Lake Police have arrested a local woman for playing a game with her children that allegedly deprives them of oxygen until they pass out. On Sept. 3, officers were called to investigate a possible child endangerment incident at a residence in the 800 block of Northwestern Drive, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Human Services...
Five charged on drug charges (09/03/14)
A suspicious activity investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office at Kindlespire Park shortly after midnight Sunday resulted in five arrests on drug charges. At approximately 12:42 a.m., deputies investigated activity at a campsite at Kindlespire Park. During the investigation, a deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from an item on the picnic table. After opening it, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were allegedly located inside...
Sirens (08/28/14)
Ricardo Cruz-Rodriguez, 40, Lakeside Parole violation --- Stefanie Rae Odom, 31 Probation violation Drug tax stamp violation Possession of a controlled substance --- Cesar Macias-Luna, 26 OWI first offense --- Dalton Royce Goodman, 19, Storm Lake Possession of a controlled substance...
Okoboji woman faces multiple drug charges (08/27/14)
A traffic stop by a Clay County deputy resulted in an the arrest of an Okoboji woman on numerous drug charges. At approximately 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, a Clay County deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and confronted the driver, Asia Re Naye Visocsky, 22, about the odor. Upon further investigation, marijuana was located and Visocsky was placed under arrest...
Sirens (08/25/14)
Luc Cauthron, 22, of Spencer, was charged with OWI reference an incident on July 3. --- Joshua Richardson, 34, of Spencer, was arrested at 9:06 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue West, and charged with domestic abuse. --- Theron Rettig, 21, of Spencer, was arrested at 12:25 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 10 block of Fourth Street SW, and charged with driving while suspended...
Sirens (08/21/14)
Peter James Woods, 57, Spirit Lake Contempt of court --- Tohnya Ann Carney, 21, Spencer Judgement entry --- Gabriel Charles Sanculi, 37, Ruthven Arrest warrant Possession of drug paraphernalia --- Kevin Aaron Vail, 25, Spencer Proof of insurance Driving while barred -- habitual offender...
Sirens (08/13/14)
Donnell Wardell Guider, 23, Spencer Assault with intent to commit sexual abuse Probation violation --- Matthew Walter Simons, 38, Spencer Judgement entry --- Tyler Jacob Mallinger, 22, Fremont, Nebraska Probation violation --- Kerry Paul Israels, 58, Spencer...
Spencer teen charged with sexual abuse (08/04/14)
Few details are available regarding the arrest of a 19-year-old Spencer man who is charged with sexual abuse as the investigation is ongoing according to both Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton and Clay County Assistant Attorney Kristi Busse. Anthony Botcher was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. ...
Sirens (08/04/14)
Cecilia Gipsy, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested at 8:08 p.m. July 28 at First Avenue and Meadow Street in Royal, and charged with driving without a driver's license and failure to wear a seatbelt. Tanner Logan, 20, of Spencer, was arrested at 6:25 p.m. July 30 in the 200 block of Ocheyedan Street in Everly, and charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Police warrant leads to five drug-related arrests (07/30/14)
The execution of a search warrant by Spencer Police Tuesday resulted in the arrest of five individuals at a Spencer residence. While searching 611 E. 19th St. Apt. 24, officers discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia inside apartment...