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Stanton Accident Results in Charges to Mother and Son


June 27th, 2014 by Jim Field

Montgomery County deputies filed charged against two people after a minor traffic mishap.  Deputies report that on Thursday just after 10:00 pm they were called to the 400 block of Thorn Avenue in Stanton for a hit and run.  When they arrived 55 year old Karen Louise Jones of Stanton said that her 2006 Dodge Stratus was legally parked in the 700 block of Thorn Avenue and that a vehicle had struck the left rear of her car causing damage.  She claimed that she was not able to get a vehicle description because she heard the accident but didn’t see the vehicle.  Deputies determined that the scene did not match what Jones had described.  A short time later, deputies found the accident scene in Anderson Park in Stanton.  After investigation, deputies determined that Jones’ son, 15 year old Christopher Owen Jones of Stanton was driving the vehicle in a reckless manner and struck a tree near the baseball field in the park causing about $3000 damage.  Karen Jones was arrested for filing a false report and permitting an unauthorized minor to drive.  Christopher Jones was cited with a violation of a graduated drivers license and with reckless driving.

Two arrested for dependent adult abuse in SW IA


June 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Fremont County report two women were arrested Thursday on suspicion of Dependent Adult Abuse. Deputies arrested 54-year-old Tamara Leigh O’Neil, of Shenandoah, and 72-year-old JoAnn Clark, of Hamburg. Both women subsequently posted bond and were released.

Authorities said the women were arrested following an investigation that was initiated by the Iowa Department of Human Services in June 2013, into a Nishna Productions Waiver home located in the 200 block of D Street in Hamburg that involved a 51-year-old female. Officials said the victim’s injuries were so severe that she had to be placed into hospice care.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

Pott. County Authorities warn about phone scam


June 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department late Thursday afternoon said a scam in which a telephone caller identifies himself as being with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office has recently been reported. Sheriff Jeff Danker said two incidents have been reported where the caller identifies himself as Deputy Mark Adams with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office. The caller says the victim has a warrant and that if they do not call within a certain amount of time that Deputies would be sent to arrest them. The number that they appear to be calling from also correlates with actual Sheriff’s Office phone numbers.Pott Co Sheriff

Danker said suspects can sometimes create a fake caller ID to make the call appear legitimate. He added that authorities in Pott. County can officially confirm that “No employee with the name Deputy Mark Adams is employed with the Pottawattamie County Sherriff’s Office.” Danker said they have also received reports of several variations of fraud attempts, with some incidents having similarities.
A caller who claims to be with a business, utility company or law enforcement calls and claims that the victim is behind on a payment and will face some problems if they don’t pay immediately. The caller tells the victim to purchase a money card and call back with the card number.

In recent months officials have taken reports where callers claimed to be from MidAmerican Energy, the IRS and a law enforcement official that arrested the victim’s family member. As a reminder Law Enforcement will NEVER demand payment by phone and reputable companies generally don’t demand money card payments.

Wanted Red Oak Man Arrested in Missouri


June 26th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a wanted Red Oak man was arrested at the Nodaway County, Missouri Jail on Thursday, June 26th at 10:50am.  30-year-old Matthew Lee Gusman of Red Oak was arrested on a valid Montgomery County Warrant for Willful Injury, causing serious injury, a class C felony.  Gusman is being held in Missouri on $20,000 cash bond.

Harlan Police report 6/26/14


June 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports three separate incidents took place this past Tuesday. Authorities say officers were called to the 800 block of Market Street in reference to someone vandalizing a car belonging to Joe Scheffler. A dollar figure on the amount of damage was not given. Officers were also called to the Shelby County Fairgrounds in reference to a break-in where a wireless microphone and receiver was stolen. Both cases remain under investigation.

The Harlan PD is also investigating two other thefts that were reported last week. The first took place on Thursday, June 19th in the 2600 block of Southwest Avenue where several campers were broken into. The other occurred on June 21st at the Grace Baptist Church and the Congregation Church of Christ, both in Harlan. The cases remain under investigation.

32 year old Bruce Spray of Harlan was arrested on Tuesday after a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Market Street. Spray was charged with domestic abuse assault for allegedly striking Kim Marti, also of Harlan and taken to the Shelby County Jail. 21 year old Michael Jacquard of Harlan was arrested following a traffic stop on Sunday. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving and transported to the Shelby County Jail.

The same day, 26 year old Jeremy Mannion of Logan was arrested when the Harlan PD was called to an unresponsive male in the 1000 block of 5th Street. Mannion was transported to Myrtue Medical Center by Medivac Ambulance. Once medically cleared, he was charged with public intoxication and taken to Jail. 40 year old Mark Anthony Kaufman of Harlan was arrested on Saturday, for allegedly assaulting Mayce Hill of Harlan. Kaufman was charged with domestic abuse assault following an investigation.

The Harlan Police Department says two subjects were arrested on Friday, the 20th when officers were called to Myrtue Medical Center for a juvenile female being seen in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning. 18 year old Brandon Wilke of Harlan was charged with possession of alcohol and transported to the Shelby County Jail while 17 year old Justin Dickinson of Harlan was cited for minor in possession of alcohol and released to his parents.

Cass Co. Cattlemen offer reward for cattle theft arrests

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June 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Cattlemen’s Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction regarding recent cattle thefts in the Cass County area. Sheriff Darby McLaren has stated Cass County Crimestoppers will match the $500 for $1000 total reward. Persons with information are encouraged to contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 243-2206 or the toll-free Cass County Crimestoppers hotline at 800-233-3336.

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Two Alcohol and Drug Related Arrests in Red Oak


June 26th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of two individuals on drug and alcohol charges on Wednesday, June 25th.  At 9:56pm officers arrested 53-year-old Julie Kae Mills of Red Oak and 51-year-old Timothy Brian Housh of Red Oak at the intersection of N 2nd Street and East Coolbaugh Street.  Mills was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Housh was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Open Container of Alcohol.  Both were taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center with Mills held on $1,000 cash bond and Housh held on $300 cash bond.

Council Bluffs Robbery Spree Arrest Made


June 26th, 2014 by Chris Parks

An arrest has been made after a string of robberies in Council Bluffs.  Council Bluffs Police conducted surveillance on a number of predetermined local business on Wednesday, June 25th that were potential targets for a robbery, after a run of five robberies since June 22nd.

Officers believe the same suspect responsible for the previous robberies attempted another robbery on Wednesday night at 9:52pm at the Walgreens store located at 535 East Broadway Street in Council Bluffs.  Officers saw a man enter the store in all black clothing, black gloves, and a black nylon stocking hose over his face.  The suspect displayed a gun and demanded a clerk to put money in a sack.  The detective on scene alerted dispatch of the robbery and that the suspect left the store running eastbound.  The detective gave chase and was able to take the man into custody.

The suspect was determined to be 24-year-old Matthew T Koval of Council Bluffs.  In the bag with the money a gun was found that was identified as a co2 pellet gun.  The suspects vehicle was located nearby and a search is pending along with a pending search warrant for his residence.  Koval was taken into custody on a charge of Robbery in the 1st Degree with other charges pending related to the other robberies this week and also 3 robberies in May in Council Bluffs.  Other police agencies that had recent robberies were also notified.

Girl found in ditch, pronounced dead at hospital


June 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLHAM, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was found face-down in a ditch filled with water in rural Dallas County and pronounced dead after being rushed to a Des Moines hospital. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says Deja Ramynke was playing with two other children Wednesday morning in front of a home about five miles north of Earlham when an adult noticed her missing.

Authorities were called and an Iowa State Patrol trooper found her face-down in a watery ditch, about 100 yards from the house. The trooper started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and the girl was taken by helicopter to Blank Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The state medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.