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Harlan Police report (8/29)

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department has issued a report on recent arrests. On August 24th, 68-year old Larry Levi Andersen, of Kirkman, was arrested following a traffic stop in Harlan.  Andersen was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating while intoxicated.

On Aug. 21st, 41-year old Joshua Urena, of Harlan, was arrested for driving while suspended.

On August 19th, Harlan Police arrested 21-year old Dalton Chandler James Henscheid, of Harlan, for driving while barred and careless driving. And, 44-year old Jeffery Allen Sanderfer, of, Harlan, was arrested on an active warrant.  Sanderfer was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

August 18th, Harlan Police arrested 48-year old Lee Alan Dille, of Harlan, for possession of a controlled substance, prohibited acts penalties, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain safety belts. The previous day, 59-year old Walter Charles Gaul, of Harlan, was arrested on an active warrant and transported to the Shelby County Jail.

And, on Aug. 17th, 20-year old Seth Dewayne Strong, of Harlan, was arrested following a traffic stop in Harlan.  Strong was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Cass County Sheriff’s report (8/29) – numerous arrests

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office today (Tuesday) released a report on numerous arrests that took place over the past week. Yesterday (Monday), 57-year old Rhonda Michelle Hafner, of Griswold, was arrested on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear for Probation Violation Hearing. During the arrest, Hafner was also charged with OWI 2nd Offense; Possession of Alprazolam 2nd Offense; Possession of Hydrocodone 2nd Offense; Driving While Revoked; Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference with Official Acts. Hafner was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $13,000 bond.

Last Saturday, Cass County Deputies arrested 25-year old Jake Andrew Hulsebus, and 22-year old Kyle Lynn Wilson, both of Atlantic. Both men were charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense. They were taken to the Cass County Jail and released later that day on their own recognizances.

On August 25th, 48-year old Glenn Lee Rochholz, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Federal Warrant for Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearm. During the arrest, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office also charged him with Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd or Subsequent (a Class D Felony). Rochholz was taken to the Cass County Jail and later transferred.

That same day, 47-year old Pamela Joann Murphy, of Casey, was arrested by Cass County Deputies on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Theft 4th Degree. Murphy was taken to the Cass County Jail and released the following day on her own recognizance.

And, on August 23rd, 19-year old Kaylee Renae Roach, of Atlantic, was arrested on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for OWI 1st Offense. Roach was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released the following day on her own recognizance.

Woman gets 25 years for stealing from drug program

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The former finance director of a drug treatment agency has been given 25 years in prison for stealing from the agency. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that 37-year-old Amy Howell was sentenced Monday in Marshall County District Court. She’d pleaded guilty to felony ongoing criminal conduct and to misdemeanor unauthorized use of a credit card. Prosecutors dropped forgery and theft charges in return for Howell’s pleas.

Prosecutors say Howell stole more than $82,000 from the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa, which is headquartered in Marshalltown. The agency provides substance abuse prevention and treatment services in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek and Tama counties.

Technology in Aging: Improving the Quality of Life and Care for Older Iowans

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

You’re invited to join the Iowa Department on Aging in Creston on Oct. 25th, for the next session in their 2017 Dialogue on Aging Series. The topic for the event is “Technology in Aging: Improving the Quality of Life and Care for Older Adults” and will include thought-provoking presentations by speakers representing the University of Iowa Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence and the Iowa State University Gerontology Program/Human Development and Family Studies Department.

Lunch is included and will feature the recognition of Iowa’s centenarians – those who will be 100 years or older by Dec. 31, 2017. Cost is $25 per person. The event is sponsored by AARP Iowa, University of Iowa Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence, and Iowa State University Gerontology Program

Company agrees to change marketing mailings that look like government letters

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s Attorney General has reached an agreement with a Boise, Idaho business that will change the way the company markets its products. A-G spokesman Geoff Greenwood says the mailing from a company known as “Need-A-Lead” caught their attention. “That’s titled Government Benefit Supplement Policy. It looks like an official type of government mailing. Unfortunately for the company, they sent it to an investigator who works for our consumer protection division — he received it at home and brought it to the office and we opened a case,” Greenwood explains.

They alleged the way the letter presented the product was a violation of Iowa’s Consumer Fraud Act.”Regardless of the merits of the product — and in this case it’s selling death benefit insurance or funeral insurance — the product may be legitimate, but the way it’s being marketed is something we alleged is deceptive,” Greenwood says.

He says the mailing could make someone take action in the mistaken belief it is a letter from the government. “The front of the letter says 2017 benefit information for Iowan citizens only, second notice, time sensitive, and it just appears to have the look and feel of a government mailing,” according to Greenwood. “We don’t have a problem with legitimate marketing. What we have a problem with is when a company makes it look like it’s coming from the government when it’s not.”

The mailing sought the recipient’s phone number and age, and spouse’s age to see if they would qualify for what it described as a “free service.” He says you look into such mailings before taking any action. Greenwood says you should call if you have any questions about whether the letter comes from a particular agency and find out if they actually sent it. He says it’s likely they will tell you they didn’t send out the letter. Greenwood says they believe the issue has been settled.

He says they’ve reached what’s called an “Assurance of Voluntary Compliance” so the company will not longer market its services in this way. “We believe it’s a successful agreement in that the company is changing its marketing techniques.”

Greenwood says some 26-thousand Iowans may have gotten the letter late last year. The agreement also required Need-A-Lead and its owner to pay 15-hundred dollars to support future consumer fraud enforcement efforts.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 8/29/2017

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Iowa man says he shot paintballs at boy in retaliation

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say they arrested an Iowa City man who told officers he shot paintballs at a boy who trespassed on the man’s property. Court records say 47-year-old Anthony Williams has been charged with burglary.  Johnson County Court records say Williams is defending himself. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 5.

The boy told officers Friday afternoon that Williams had pounded on his trailer doors and windows around 1 a.m., demanding the boy open a door. The boy says Williams shot paintballs at him when he opened the door and then shot more after Williams entered the trailer.

Williams denies entering the trailer but says he fired the paintballs in retaliation because the boy had gone onto Williams’ property.

Man charged with stealing from Scouts during Jesup event

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

JESUP, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say an Oelwein man suspected of several crimes in northeast Iowa has been accused of stealing more than $13,000 from Cub and Boy Scouts who operated a food booth during Jesup Farmers Days.

Jesup police say 21-year-old Jason Cole is charged with theft and burglary. He’s suspected of breaking into the food booth early on July 9 and taking money the Scouts had raised serving meals. His attorney in a Fayette County case didn’t immediately respond to a message left Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Cole also has been accused of burglarizing a church in Oelwein and of several break-ins in Bremer County.

Creston woman reports stolen vehicle

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department today (Tuesday), said a resident of the 300 block of N. Jarvis Street in Creston reported early this morning, that sometime between 4:30-p.m. Monday and 1:30-a.m. today (Monday), her Maroon 1987 Chrysler New Yorker bearing the license plate BFX 888, was stolen while it was parked at her residence.

No arrests have been made.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 8/29/2017

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August 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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