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Ex-N. Iowa ticket office manager accused of theft

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Northern Iowa ticket office manager is charged with theft after a state audit found more than $16,000 in transactions was diverted to his personal accounts. Former ticket office assistant director John Gogola of Cedar Falls was arrested Wednesday after the auditor released a review of ticket office records from August 2008 through August 2010. The review found more than $18,800 in improper transactions. More than $16,000 was diverted to Gogola’s personal credit and debit cards. The audit said Gogola had been authorized to record or reverse transactions in the school’s ticketing system. He resigned last year. The 44-year-old is being held on $50,000 bond. Jail officials and court records have no information about a defense attorney. A home telephone listing for Gogola is disconnected.

Corning woman arrested on drug and weapons charge

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a a Corning woman was arrested this (Wednesday) morning on a trio of charges. 33-year old Tamara McCoy was taken into custody at around 10:30-a.m., after authorities executed a search warrant at her home. McCoy was charged with being a Felon in Possession of a firearm. She also faces charges which include Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. McCoy was being held in the Adams County Jail pending a court appearance.

Cass County Salvation Army donations nearly double those in 2010

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Salvation Army’s Bell ringing campaign report Red Kettle donations this year were nearly double those received last year. Bell ringing campaign Co-Chair Teresa Kanning says donations this year amounted to $11,176. Last year’s campaign brought in $5,827.

The campaign began in mid-November, and wrapped-up the day before Christmas. All proceeds from the donations stay in Cass County, for various Salvation Army-related programs.

CO man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop on I-80 in Cass Co.

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Cass County Tuesday afternoon resulted in the recovery of marijuana, a weapon, and the arrest of a man from Colorado. Sgt. Marty McCreedy with Iowa State Patrol in Council Bluffs told KJAN News Trooper Wayne Brosam stopped a 1992 Lincoln Towncar for speeding on I-80 eastbound near the Anita exit, just before 4-p.m., Tuesday.

MCreedy says the Trooper saw indicators of illegal activity and searched the vehicle after receiving permission from the driver. During the search, Brosam discovered nearly 3 pounds of marijuana and a 45-caliber revolver. The driver of the car, 32-year old Keogh Rash, of Edgewater, CO, was taken into custody on charges of Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Prohibited Acts, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Rash was brought to the Cass County Jail and later released on $5,000 bond.

Cass County man arrested on sex offender registry offenses

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Matthew Bernard Steffens (photo from IA Sex Offender Registry)

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a Wiota man, 31-year old Matthew Bernard Steffens, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Register as Sex offender/2nd or subsequent offense and a Residency Restriction/2nd or subsequent offense. The offenses are Class-D felonies, punishable by a prison term of up to five years and a fine from $750-$7,500. Steffens was brought to the Cass County Jail and later posted a $5,000 bond.

Steffens was convicted in Sept. 2003, of 3rd degree sexual abuse, in connection with an incident involving a 13-year old girl in Shelby County. He was sentenced to 10-years in jail. The man was 23-years old at the time, and lived in Atlantic.

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Weekend accident in Audubon County

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a single-vehicle accident over the weekend, in Audubon County. Sheriff’s officials say 51-year old Scott Evan Schlater, of Exira, was traveling east on 300th Street at around 3:45-p.m. Saturday, when he looked down for an item, and lost control of the 2008 Chevy he was driving. The vehicle hit a field drive and went airborne before hitting a ditch and landing on the driver’s side. Damage from the crash was estimated at $20,000. Schlater was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Three arrested in Audubon County on drug charges

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested late last week on drug charges, in Audubon County. The Sheriff’s Department reports 35-year old Shawn Michael Vetterick, and 30-year old Athena Marie Shotwell, both of Audubon, were arrested Thursday evening on charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Their arrests were the result of a consent search of their home at 212 2nd Avenue in Audubon. The couple was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released after posting bond.

And, 23-year old Bethany Nicole Litwiller, of Ft. Dodge, was arrested Friday night on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest and charge came about as the result of a traffic stop on Pheasant Avenue, near 220th Street in Audubon County. Litwiller was brought to the jail and later released after appearing before the magistrate.

Sheriff’s officials said also, 47-year old Richard Alan Jorgensen, of Audubon, was arrested this past Monday evening (Dec. 26th), on an outstanding warrant out of Audubon County, for Aggravated Assault. The charge stems from an investigation into an incident which allegedly took place Dec. 18th. Jorgensen has since posted bond, and was released from custody.

Red Oak man arrested on a warrant

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December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested 18-year old Christian T. Leming, of Red Oak, early this (Wednesday) morning, on a warrant for Failure to Appear, Drug Possession, and Gathering Where Controlled Substances are used.  Leming, who’s also known as “Lil Chris,” was taken into custody at around 12:25-a.m. in the 100 block of west Coolbaugh Street, and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. His bond was set at $1,000.