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Creston Police report, 9/28/15


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report five recent arrests. On Sunday, 20-year old Mason Wagaman, of Creston, was arrested for Leaving the scene of an accident. He plead guilty and was released. 28-year old Logan Davis, of Creston, was arrested Sunday for OWI/2nd offense. He was later released on $2,000 bond. And, 34-year old Raymond Davis, of Creston, was arrested Sunday on an Adair County warrant for Harassment in the 3rd Degree. Davis was released to the custody of the Adair County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, Creston Police arrested 19-year old Keegan Williams, of Creston. Williams was taken into custody on a Polk County warrant for Failure to Appear in court on an original, Possession of a Controlled Substance, charge. He was released to Polk County authorities.

And on Friday, 33-year old Darren Wright, of Creston, was arrested for Interference with Official Acts. He was later released on $300 bond.

In other news, Creston Police say a resident in the 600 block of Birch Street reported Saturday, that sometime between 4:30-and 6:30-p.m. that day, someone took his bicycle that was in the front yard of the residence. The loss was estimated at $80.

Creston man charged w/leaving the scene of an accident, Sunday


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into a multi-vehicle hit-and-run accident Sunday morning in Creston, resulted in an arrest. Creston Police says 20-year old Mason Wagaman, of Creston, was arrested at his home for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He was taken into custody about three-hours after his 2003 Dodge struck two vehicles. The crash happened at around 4-a.m., Sunday.

Officials says Wagaman was traveling north on Elm Street when his car hit the rear of a legally parked 1994 Chevy pickup. The impact caused airbags on the Wagaman vehicle to deploy. He kept driving though, with his vehicle throwing parts onto the street. His car also dented the side of a parked 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Following the first impact, the pickup slid and hit the rear of a parked 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. Wagaman took off running after the crash, which caused a total of $7,800 damage. No injuries were reported. Wagaman plead guilty to the charge and was released from custody.

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September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Authorities search for vehicle involved in Montgomery Co. crash


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the driver of an unknown, red Dodge extended cab pickup truck with silver accents around the taillights, that was involved in an accident Sunday night. Authorities say at around 7:30-p.m., they received a cellular 9-1-1 call about a single-vehicle, personal injury accident at 180th St. and J Avenue, northeast of Red Oak. Upon arrival, they determined a 2013 Chevy Cruze, owned and operated by 16-year old Tannah Halvin, of Red Oak, was westbound on 180th Street, when she noticed a vehicle approaching from the south.

The other vehicle (as mentioned) turned westbound and passed Halvin’s car, causing Halvin to lose control and enter the north ditch. The unknown pickup left the scene. Damage was estimated at $3,000. If you have information about the accident, call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712-623-5107.

Items stolen from graves in the Elliott Cemetery


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the theft of items taken from two graves in the Elliott Cemetery. The thefts, which were reported late Sunday evening, took place sometime over the past two weeks. They included solar lights and other decorations. If you have information about the thefts, call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712-623-5107.

Charges pending in Cass County fatal weekend crash


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Omaha World-Herald reports charges are pending in a fatality accident that took place over the weekend on Interstate 80, north of Atlantic. 81-year old Donald Kerby was driving a car that swerved left from the right lane toward the left lane of I-80 westbound at around 12:45-p.m., Saturday. The Des Moines man was apparently trying to avoid hitting a trailer that was parked on the north shoulder of the road.

When the car entered a portion of the left lane, it came into contact with a motorcycle that went out of control. Two other cycles crashed trying to avoid the first accident. The driver of one of the motorcycles, 38-year old Ryan J. Lossing, of Omaha, was ejected from his machine and struck by a westbound semi. His passenger, Lossing’s 38-year old wife Christina, was admitted to Creighton University Medical Center. The couple had gotten married three weeks ago, according to Christina Lossing’s Facebook page.

Also injured in the crash was 33-year old John Chase, of Pacific Junction, and 56-year old William J. Schurevich, of Fremont, Nebraska. All of the riders were part of a large contingent of motorcyclists who were escorting the remains of a Army veteran Bill Henry back to Nebraska, after having visited the Freedom Rock in northern Adair County. Henry died Sept. 14th from head injuries he suffered two weeks earlier, when his motorcycle crashed on a similar escort trip to Arlington National Cemetery.

Chase was released from Cass County Hospital on Saturday. Schurevich was admitted to the Creighton medical center, but there was no word on his condition. Speed and alcohol were NOT considered to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

State regulators approve rules for greyhound payouts


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has approved rules for consolidating the greyhound racing in the state to one track and paying off the dog owners who do not want to continue racing. Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko, says the vote last week is one of the last steps in the process. “It’s been kind of a lengthy process that we believe the public has had quite a bit of input in. And those rules were final adopted,” Ohorilko says. He says the system for the payouts could be in place in a couple of months.

Ohorilko says they may have to appear before the administrative rules committee, but if there are no changes, they expect the rules to be adopted on November 18th. The dog tracks in Dubuque and Council Bluffs agreed to make annual payments to a fund to get out of greyhound racing. “It equates to 72 million dollars I believe over seven years. Half of that money is to be distributed to participants and stakeholders of the industry,” Ohorilko says.

Under the agreement, the Council Bluffs track will end greyhound racing this year, and the Iowa Greyhound Association will take over the operation of the Dubuque track.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Sept. 28th 2015


September 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One motorcyclist died and three others were injured when a car crashed into a group of riders who were escorting a veteran’s body to Nebraska. The wreck happened Saturday afternoon on Interstate 80 near Atlantic, Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 81-year-old Donald Kerby of Des Moines struck the motorcycles when he changed lanes, killing 38-year-old Ryan Lossing of Omaha.

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa couple got married in a hospital chapel over the weekend after the bride broke her leg on their wedding day. The Quad-City Times reports Melissa Eisenbacher slipped on gravel Saturday morning and fell. Doctors determined she separated her ankle and fractured her tibia. The groom, Rex Grebner, says the groomsmen and bridesmaids joined them in the hospital chapel at Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park. The couple went to their planned reception before heading home.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The weak demand for crude oil and ethanol has delayed construction of a proposed $30.9 million rail car maintenance facility in northwest Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports local officials believe the TrinityRail project will still be built in Sioux City once shipments rebound. The facility was supposed to create 250 new jobs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Governor Terry Branstad’s administration to finance Iowa’s $68 million communications system for emergency responders through a lease-purchase agreement with Motorola Solutions. Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says he didn’t approve the deal because it adds roughly $9 million in interest payments to the price during the 13-year term. Motorola was chosen last year to build the system following a controversial bidding process.

Altercation leads to shooting in Glenwood


September 27th, 2015 by Chris Parks

At least one person was shot and at least two others injured after an altercation in Glenwood on Sunday evening.  The Glenwood Police Department reports the incident took place on Third Street in Glenwood between Hazel and Myrtle around 6:00pm.

Authorities say the person who is believed to have done the shooting was among those injured by gunfire and taken to an area hospital.  Additional information is currently not available.

2 men arrested following Red Oak traffic stop


September 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Sunday) morning in Red Oak, resulted in two arrests. Authorities say 21-year old Timothy Stubbs, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for Interference with Official Acts, while 51-year old Patrick Hall, of Omaha, was arrested for OWI/drugged. Their arrests took place at around 2:55-a.m. at the intersection of N. 1st and E. Corning Streets, in Red Oak. Both men were being held in the Montgomery County Jail, with Hall’s bond set at $1,000, and Stubbs’ bond set at $300.