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Creston woman and a child injured in van crash Monday


August 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a Dodge Caravan and a three-year old boy were injured in a single vehicle accident late Monday morning, in Adams County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 70-year old Ruth Lyons, of Creston, was traveling south on the Corning-Carl Road (County Road N-53), when the van went out of control, left the road and entered the south ditch before hitting a field drive.

The van continued in the ditch where it overturned and came to rest on its top. Lyons, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported by helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. The unidentified child was taken by Corning Rescue to CHI Mercy Hospital, in Corning. The accident, which took place at around 11:35-a.m., remains under investigation by the State Patrol.

Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office along with Corning Fire and Rescue personnel, assisted the Patrol at the scene.

(Update) Friday Motorcycle accident in Council Bluffs turns fatal


August 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our story last Friday, Police in Council Bluffs said Monday, that a Nebraska man has died from injuries he suffered during a motorcycle accident early Friday morning. 59-year old Michael Sowl, of Kearney, NE., died over the weekend from complications resulting from his injuries. Sowl was driving his motorcycle southbound on South 35th Street at around 2:37-a.m., when the cycle came into contact with the median and went out of control near the intersection with Nebraska Avenue.

Sowl, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the traveled portion of the road. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash, but the toxicology results were still pending. The accident remains under investigation.

Officials: Meat processor in Denison to add about 200 jobs


August 17th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DENISON, Iowa (AP) — Officials for the small western Iowa city of Denison say a local meat processor plans to add about 200 jobs as part of an expansion. The Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County says Quality Food Processors LLC wants to start hiring for the jobs in 2016. The company currently has about 100 employees in Denison.

Evan Blakley, executive director for the chamber, says Quality Food Processors is still seeking local tax incentives and state grant money to move forward with the project. The announcement comes just days after Tyson Foods said it will close its plant in Denison. It employed about 400 people. Blakley says the expansion at Quality Food Processors and pending announcements from other employers offering local jobs is a sign there are work opportunities in Denison.

Multiple arrests reported by Adair County Sheriff’s Office


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office released details of multiple arrests by multiple agencies in the county this past week.

36-year-old Cecilio Ramirez of Stuart was arrested by the Stuart PD early this morning for possession of methamphetamine, distributing drugs to a minor, possession of paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver and child endangerment.  He was taken into custody and held on $10,000 bond.

On Saturday Stuart PD arrested 29-year-old Daniel Fritz Reeves of Stuart for possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance violation. Reeves was also charged with child endangerment.  He was taken into custody and held on $100,000 bond.

On Thursday, August 13th Adair County Sheriff’s Officials arrested 50-year-old Mark Elmer Steil of Bridgewater for Possession of drug paraphernalia.  He plead guilty to the charge and was released on time served.

In other arrests the Greenfield Police arrested 35-year-old Michael Scott Eubanks, Jr. on Sunday for going armed with intent and public intoxication.  He was held on 5,000 bond.

Adair County Sheriff’s Officials arrested 51-year-old Toni Lynn Reese of Bridgewater on Thursday, August 13th for obstructing prosecution.  She was held on $2,000 bond.

On August 10th Greenfield Police arrested 25-year-old Spencer Jordan Leitzel of Greenfield for prescription drug violation, disorderly conduct and reckless driving.  He was taken into custody and held on $1,000 bond.

Finally during the week officials arrested 28-year-old Brandon Kristian Snyder of Clinton and 25-year-old Derik James Martin of Greenfield on valid warrants.  Snyder was released on his own recognizance and Martin was held on $25,000 bond.

Creston Police Report


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Creston Police Department released information Monday on two recent arrests and one other incident.

On Friday, August 14th at 10:05pm officers arrested 20-year-old Jaseson Cox of Creston at 402 N Oak Street and charged him with Possession of Paraphernalia.  He was released from the Union County Jail on a $300 bond.

On Saturday, August 15th at 2:25am officers arrested 21-year-old Eric Bergen of Albert City for OWI 2nd Offense.  He was released from the Union County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

Creston Police also received a report of a stolen vehicle on Sunday at 3:00pm.  Quinton Kimball of Creston reported that his vehicle, a purple 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was taken from his residence sometime between 4:00pm Saturday and 3:00pm Sunday.  The vehicle was later recovered by the owner at the Super 8 parking lot in Creston at 6:45pm Sunday.

Union County Arrest Report


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports two recent arrests. On Friday, August 14th 35-year-old Patrick James Schenk of Murray, was arrested at 11:05 PM at the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County Warrant for violation of probation. Schenk is being held in the Union County Jail on $2,000 bond.

At 1:48pm on Sunday, August 16th 40-year-old Clinton John Caraway of 824 S Park St in Creston was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center for driving while barred. Caraway was released from the Union County Jail on $2,000 bond.

Highway 6 project update


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Department of Transporation passed along an update on the Highway 6/7th Street project in Atlantic on Monday.  Worked completed in the past week includes grading the East bound land from Plum to Spruce Street in preparation for mainline paving.  Driveways and sidewalks also were poured from Spruce to Plum.

This week plans are to continue main line subgrade prep along with modified base and subdrain installation for South 12 foot lane, East bound lane from Plum to Cherry Streets.  Work will also continue on pouring driveways and sidewalk from Spruce to Pine Streets.

High speed pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in Jefferson Friday


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department assisted during a high-speed chase on Friday, August 14th. Deputies joined the pursuit of a stolen Black 2015 Toyota Camry that began in Ankeny. The vehicle was pursued by officers in Dallas, Greene, and Guthrie Counties until finally ending in Greene County in Jefferson.

At 4:32pm a Guthrie County Deputy was traveling eastbound on Highway 141 from Highway 25 in Guthrie County when he met a group of cars coming towards him. A car in the middle of the group fit the description of the stolen vehicle. The Deputy pursued the vehicle with speeds reaching 96mph.

Green County Deputies set out spike strip at Highway 30 and M Avenue. The suspect vehicle hit the spikes with its right front tire. The suspect vehicle continued into the City limits of Jefferson and ran through the four way stop of Hwy 30 and Hwy 4. The vehicle continued east on Hwy 30 until the right front tire blew out and it crashed into the south ditch of Highway 30.

The suspect was removed from the vehicle and detained. The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Meriah Teamer of Des Moines. A check of her driver’s license shows she is suspended in Iowa for Non Payment of an Iowa fine. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen out of the City of Ames.

Teamer was arrested and transported to the Guthrie County Jail and charged with Eluding while participating in a Felony, Possession of a stolen vehicle, Driving while suspended, and speeding. Meriah will also face charges from other jurisdictions.

Agency’s that assisted include Iowa State Patrol, Green Co Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Coon Rapids Police Dept, Jefferson Police Dept, and Panora Police Dept.

Audubon Police Report


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer released a weekly arrest report on Monday.

On Wednesday, August 12th the Audubon Police Department executed a search warrant and arrested 19-year-old Zachary James Ratliff of Audubon.  He was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Gathering Where Controlled Substance is Unlawfully Used. Also arrested was 37-year-old Tiffany Lyn Densmore of Audubon. Densmore was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Marijuana 3rd or subsequent offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Gathering Where Controlled Substance is Unlawfully Used and 2 counts of Child Endangerment. Both were transported to the Audubon County Jail where they were held to see a magistrate. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

On Friday, August 14th the Audubon Police Department arrested 54-year-old Robert Charles Atkinson of Audubon. Atkinson was charged with Theft-5th degree and Public Intoxication – 3rd or more offenses. Atkinson was transported to the Audubon County Jail where he was held to see a magistrate.

Also on Friday, August 14th the Audubon Police Department arrested 20-year-old Joshua Adam Petersen of Audubon. Petersen was arrested on a Carroll County warrant and transferred to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday, August 17th the Audubon Police Department arrested 35-year-old Michael David Lollie of Audubon. Lollie was arrested for Driving Under Suspension. Lollie was cited and released on promise to appear.

Barred driver arrested Sunday in Braddyville


August 17th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Page County Sheriff’s Officials arrested a Braddyville man on Sunday for Driving while Barred.  At approximately 8:00pm Sunday Deputies stopped a silver and green Chevy K1500 pickup approximately 1 mile east of Braddyville. Deputies had seen the driver of the vehicle when it passed by them in Braddyville, and identified him as 45-year-old John David Stone of Braddyville. It was known by the Deputies and confirmed through a driver’s license check that Stone was barred from driving a motor vehicle for being a habitual offender.

Stone was arrested for Driving while Barred and transported to the Page County Jail for holding. Stone was also cited for open container of alcohol in the vehicle while operating on a public roadway. Stone is currently being held in the Page County Jail on $2,000 bond awJohnDavidStoneaiting trial.