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Villisca man arrested for Probation Violation

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October 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County said Saturday, a Villisca man was arrested Oct. 20th on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. 24-year old Jesse Allen Luft was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Red Oak Police report (10/25)

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October 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report two arrests. Late Saturday night, 23-year old Dylan James Hambright, of Red Oak, was arrested in the 1200 block of Senate Avenue on a charge of Disorderly Conduct. His bond was set at $300.  Red Oak Police arrested 27-year old Richard Dean Pierce III, late Saturday morning, following an investigation into a burglary that took place Thursday, at the Eagles Lodge in Red Oak.

Pierce faces charges that include Burglary in the 3rd degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail Saturday on a $5,000 cash bond.

Fremont County Sheriff’s report: 3 drug arrests

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October 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports three, recent drug-related arrests. Officials say 22-year old Renee McConahay, of Pacific Junction, was arrested this (Sunday) morning in Thurman, for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. McConahay was being held in the Fremont County Jail on a $2,300 cash bond.

And, on Friday, deputies in Fremont County arrested Shaina Tate and Caitlin Meyerwitz, both of Thornton, CO. Both were taken into custody following a traffic stop on Highway 2, and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Butane hash oil, and marijuana). The Fremont County K9 unit assisted deputies with the investigation. Both women were being held in the Fremont County Jail on $1,000 each.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Oct. 25 2015

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October 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton made a surprise appearance at a Des Moines concert for her campaign headlined by pop singer Katy Perry on Saturday. She and her husband former President Bill Clinton urged Iowans to caucus for her on February 1st. Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley spoke to Iowa Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson dinner last night.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson is brushing off rival Donald Trump’s criticism of him as a “super low energy” candidate. Carson says he does have a tendency to be “relaxed.” But as a neurosurgeon who operated 18 to 20 hours at a time, he says he takes a backseat to no one when it comes to energy levels. Carson made the comments in an interview taped in Iowa for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program on NBC.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting outside a Sioux City home that injured two people. The Sioux City Journal reports that the shooting happened near 15th and Isabella streets about 11 p.m. Friday.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs man has been arrested after police say he threw a large, plastic playhouse at an officer Thursday night. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 34-year-old Joseph Stoddard was arrest early Friday on suspicion of twice violating a no-contact order, second-degree burglary, disorderly contact, interference with official acts and three counts of assaulting an officer. Stoddard remains in the Pottawattamie County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Iowa Amber Alert has ended

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October 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Amber Alert issued Saturday afternoon in Iowa was cancelled at around 5:45-p.m. Authorities said both 13-year old Paige Johnstone and her alleged abductor, 19-year old Kevin Ramirez have been located in Georgia. Both subjects were found to be safe. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the child and the suspect are in a sexual relationship, even though Ramirez is an adult. He also has a criminal record. Authorities would would not confirm whether Ramirez was in custody or not. Johnstone had been reported missing from Ottumwa at around 8-p.m., Friday.  An Amber Alert was issued for her at around 3:30-p.m, Saturday.

Kevin Ariel Toala Ramirez

Kevin Ariel Toala Ramirez

Paige Janet Johnstone

Paige Janet Johnstone

Iowa Amber Alert activated

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October 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Amber Alert has been issued following the abduction of 13-year old Paige Janet Johnstone from Ottumwa, Iowa. The abductor, 19-year old Kevin Ariel Toala Ramirez, is reported to be driving a yellow 2001 Nissan Frontier with a Florida license plate number ERZB06. The vehicle is believed to be traveling south en route to Fort Pierce, Florida. The child and the suspect are in a sexual relationship even though the suspect is an adult. The suspect also has a criminal record.

Paige Janet Johnstone

Paige Janet Johnstone

Kevin Ariel Toala Ramirez

Kevin Ariel Toala Ramirez

Paige was last seen at around 8-p.m. Friday, wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and boots. Anyone with information should call 911 immediately.

Iowa mother charged with aiding sexual abuse of daughter

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October 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs woman will stand trial on a charge of aiding and abetting the sexual abuse of her young daughter. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 37-year-old Catherine Provancha was arrested on Aug. 26th and charged with third-degree aiding and abetting of sexual abuse. Her trial is set to begin Nov. 17th.

The woman’s former boyfriend has been charge with several felony sex abuse counts. Police say the mother told investigators that she saw the boyfriend sexually abuse her daughter over several years, starting when the girl was younger than 10. The woman told police she witnessed the abuse as many as seven times and never reported it or protected her daughter.

Iowa man accused of throwing plastic playhouse at police

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October 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs man has been arrested after police say he threw a large, plastic playhouse at an officer. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 34-year-old Joseph Stoddard was arrest early Friday on suspicion of twice violating a no-contact order, second-degree burglary, disorderly contact, interference with official acts and three counts of assaulting an officer.

Police say Stoddard was destroying property Thursday night at the house of a 32-year-old woman he had been charged with burglarizing on Sept. 21st. Police say when officers arrived, Stoddard would not allow them inside, then threw the playhouse at an officer as he tried to escape. The officer was not injured.

Stoddard was eventually stunned with a Taser. He remains in the Pottawattamie County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Late Oct. Tornadoes in N.W. Iowa, but no significant damage

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October 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A band of storms produced some sightings of tornadoes in northwest Iowa Friday night, but there were no reports of injuries or significant damage. Kathy Stodola is duty officer for the Iowa emergency management department. She says that there was a report Friday evening of a roof torn off a building in Cherokee county.

The National Weather service says it received four reports of tornadoes, three in Sioux county and one in Cherokee county. Stodola said she expected the weather service to do an evaluation on the ground after daylight today (Saturday).

Vehicle strikes bridge in Cass County Saturday morning

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October 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

One person suffered from severe back pain after his vehicle struck a bridge west of Marne, early Saturday morning. Dispatch reports about the crash came in at 6-a.m., and indicated a 31-year old male from Avoca was injured in the crash that happened on Marne Road (Highway 83), at the Indian Creek Bridge. The driver indicated to authorities that when he swerved to avoid a semi was partially in his lane on the narrow crossing, his Nissan Versa struck the bridge. The semi continued on and did not stop.

No other information is currently available.