Sirens - July 7

Friday, July 7, 2017


Sheila Sundall, 35, of Sanborn, was arrested on July 2 in the 1600 mile of U.S. Highway 10 on three active Clay County warrants and one active warrant out of O’Brien County.


At 10 p.m. June 27, a 1990 Buick Park Avenue, driven by Lonnie Behrends, 65, of Ruthven, was southbound in the 3100 block of 330th Avenue when he lost control of the veh-icle and entered the west side ditch, coming to rest in front of 3175 330th Ave. Total estimated damage to the Park Avenue, owned by Kathleen Baker, was $3,000. Charges pending.

At 3:17 p.m. June 30, a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, operated by Nathan Baxter, 24, of Spencer, was westbound in the 2600 block of 270th Street, traveling at a high rate of speed when Baxter reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The Trailblazer rolled multiple times and came to rest in the south ditch. Minor injuries were reported. Baxter was charged with reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right-of-way, and failure to maintain control. The Trailblazer was totaled in the accident. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fostoria Fire and Rescue, Spencer Ambulance, Lakes Regional Ambulance and Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office.

At 10:16 p.m. July 3, a 2000 Chevy Impala, driven by Katie Meyers, of Spencer, was eastbound in the 1700 mile of 450th Street trying to negotiate a curve in the gravel roadway when her passenger side tires hit the soft shoulder. Due to her speed, the gravel spun her car 180 degrees on the roadway. The Impala then entered the north ditch, tail first and continued down a steep bank, entering a large creek and coming to rest on its passenger side submerged in the water. Meyers, one adult passenger and three small children were able to exit the vehicle without injuries. Damage to the Impala was estimated at $3,000. Meyers was cited for failure to reduce speed to reasonable and proper rate. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clay County Conservation and Bud’s Service.