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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Arrests

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...
Suspect arrested in bank robbery (07/28/14)
HOLSTEIN -- An area man has been arrested and charged in the armed robbery of the United Bank of Iowa branch in Holstein bank on Thursday. Michael Aaron Dutcher was arrested Friday afternoon in Quimby. He is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree theft and two counts of assault while participating in a felony. More charges are possible as the investigation continues. Evidence was reportedly confiscated after the arrest...
Sirens (07/25/14)
Kevin Dillingham, 40, of Everly, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. in the alley behind 401 E. Second St. in Everly, and charged with driving under suspension. Moua Lao, 30, of Storm Lake, was arrested at 10:26 p.m. July 22 in the 2800 mile of U.S. Highway 71, and charged with operating while intoxicated...
Sirens (07/24/14)
Salvador Enrique Recinos, 39, Walnut Fifth-degree theft Consumption in public/intox Luke Todd Logan, 27, Spencer Assault Michael Gene Fitzloff, 61, Spencer OWI first offense Mark Steven Thuston, 21, Walford Supplying alcohol to a minor Robert Patrick Hesseltine, 38, Milford...
Sirens (07/18/14)
Salvador Enrique Recinos, 39, of Walnut, was arrested at 1:27 p.m. July 1 at the Clay County Sheriff's Office and charged on three warrants failure to appear on fifth-degree theft, and two third-degree public intoxication charges. Suzanne Koenig, 56, of Sioux Rapids, was arrested at 2:02 a.m. July 11 in the 2400-mile of Clay County Road B-63, and charged with OWI second offense and open container...
Sirens (07/09/14)
Heather Peterson, 37 of Spencer, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. July 1 in the 100 block of West 18th Street and charged with driving while barred. A 16-year-old juvenile male from Spencer was arrested at 8:56 p.m. July 1 in the 1800 mile of U.S. Highway 18 and charged with eluding and reckless driving, two counts of speeding, and two counts of failure to obey a stop sign...
Sirens (07/03/14)
Charles Stoppelmore, 24, Spencer OWI first offense --- Martell Guider, 26, Spencer Disorderly conduct Public intoxication Interference with official acts --- Jasmine Engelkes, 27, Spencer Public intoxication Disorderly conduct --- Wakeelah Wilkins, 33, Spencer...
Sirens (06/19/14)
William Christopher Bailey, 33, of Ruthven, was arrested at 11:58 p.m. June 7 at the Clay County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of failure to appear on fourth-degree theft and driving while suspended. Jesse Partlow, 23, of Spencer, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. June 10 at the Clay County Sheriff's Office and charged with probation violation...
Sirens (06/16/14)
Anthony Sparks, 28, Spencer OWI first Excessive speed --- Ronni Perkins, 43, Spencer Public intoxication --- Ricki Mengelsen, 47, Spencer OWI first Reckless driving Improper use of curb Damage accident to vehicle Violation one-way traffic designation...
Felony arrests follow damage at CC-E football field (06/06/14)
ROYAL -- A criminal mischief complaint in Royal early Wednesday afternoon resulted in felony charges against four juvenile males from Royal. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a criminal mischief complaint at the Clay Central-Everly High School football field in Royal. ...
Spencer man arrested at Lost Island Nature Dock (06/06/14)
A 25-year-old Spencer man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Thursday evening following a disturbance complaint at the Lost Island Nature Dock near Ruthven. Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office responded to the call and arrested Eric James Webster, of Spencer, who was taken into custody and taken to the Palo Alto County Jail, where he was booked and held to appear before a judge...
Felony arrests follow damage at CC-E football field (06/06/14)
A criminal mischief complaint in Royal early Wednesday afternoon resulted in felony charges again four juvenile males from Royal. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a criminal mischief complaint at the Clay Central-Everly High School football field in Royal. ...
Spencer man arrested at Lost Island Nature Dock (06/06/14)
A 25-year-old Spencer man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Thursday evening following a disturbance complaint at the Lost Island Nature Dock near Ruthven. Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office responded to the call, and arrested Eric James Webster, of Spencer, who was taken into custody and taken to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked and held to appear before a judge...
Sirens (06/05/14)
--- Donald Bendlin, 46, Spencer OWI third Driving while revoked --- Tiffany Kollasch, 32, Spencer Theft in the fourth degree --- Zachary Pinheiro, 21, Clear Lake Possession of drug paraphernalia --- Georgia Adams, 60, Spencer OWI second Driving while revoked...
Mother arrested after young child falls into fire (05/29/14)
STORM LAKE -- A Storm Lake woman faces a felony child endangerment charge after her 4-year-old child was allegedly left unattended and fell into a yard bonfire on Saturday night. The child was saved by an older sibling who pulled the 4-year-old from the fire. The child remained in Omaha Children's Hospital for treatment of burn injuries...
Pair charged following residential burglary (05/22/14)
A complaint filed by a Royal home occupant on April 17 has lead to charges against two Spencer residents. The complaint indicated cash, change and jewelry was removed from the home. On May 14, Cory Woodrow, 30, of Spencer, who was being held in the Clay County Jail on other charges at the time, was arrested at the jail shortly before 9 p.m. and charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree theft -- both class D felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor trespassing...
Wekony charged for sex offender violation (05/12/14)
David Wekony, 47, of Spencer, was arrested in the 1100 block of Second Avenue West in Spencer after a concerned citizen complained about a subject possibly being intoxicated and in a public park as a sex offender. The incident occurred at 4:26 p.m. Friday...
Spencer man charged with felony sexual abuse (04/24/14)
A 19-year-old Spencer man was arrested following a complaint filed by a mandatory reporter regarding a sexual assault. The complaint was filed on March 28. Challer Douglas Wadsley was arrested at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay County Jail where he was charged with third degree felony sexual abuse. The charge stems from the report alleging he engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile female four years younger than himself...
Pair arrested in alleged car burglaries (04/14/14)
A pair of Spencer residents were arrested at 4:20 a.m. Sunday morning following a complaint regarding a prowler in a motor vehicle in the 1000-block of 23rd Avenue West in Spencer. Spencer Police responded to the call and located a silver Pontiac Grand Prix near the intersection of West 11th Street and 23rd Avenue West, matching the description given in the complaint. ...
Spencer man charged with more than 65 child pornography counts (04/14/14)
Friday morning, Spencer Police Department officers took 22-year-old Daniel Ross Sutherland, of Spencer, into custody at his home with an arrest warrant. Following a 10-month investigation involving the Spencer department and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Sutherland was charged with 66 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor by possessing 66 explicit videos of child pornography. ...
Sirens (04/07/14)
Jessica Altenburg, 34, Spencer Warrant out of Palo Alto County --- Ronald Loontjer, 35, Spencer Domestic Abuse Assault --- Russell Shaw, 72, Spencer Driving While License Suspended --- Levi Fales, 22, Spencer Possession of Controlled Substance Possession of Drug Paraphernalia...
Details emerge in Sac City murder, Florida man arrested (04/05/14)
SAC CITY -- Good old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of a Florida man in connection with a 5-year-old cold case in Sac City. John David Green was arrested in Orange Park, Fla. in connection with the disappearance and death of his former roommate, Mark Koster...
Everly couple arrested following South Dakota information (03/27/14)
An arrest warrant investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office landed an Everly couple in the Clay County Jail on an arrest warrant and interference charge. At approximately 8:10 a.m., Wednesday, sheriff's deputies conducted an arrest warrant check on Bryan Nei, 50, at 107 E. ...
Sirens (03/13/14)
--- Jessica Myers, 34, Everly Probation Violation --- Hunter Birdsall, 20, Spencer OWI First Possession of Controlled Substance Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Alcohol Underage --- Christopher Gabbard, 18, Spencer Driving While License Suspended...
Sirens (03/10/14)
--- Benjamin Ginger, 22, Spencer -Probation Violation --- Trenton Stallings, 19, Spencer -Driving While License Revoked --- Jade Nissen, 20, Fostoria -Driving While License Suspended --- Traci Curry, 42, Spencer -OWI 2nd -Public Intoxication -Assault...