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Minor area arrest report


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Police Department reports the arrest Tuesday of 23-year-old Joshua Chapalonis for Interference with Official Acts.  He was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked in.

The Glenwood Police Department reports one arrest on Tuesday. 30-year-old Bradley Fink of Glenwood was arrested for Driving While revoked.  He was booked into the Mills County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.

The Creston Police Department reports the arrest on Wednesday of 14-year-old Sheldon Jones on charges of Disorderly Conduct.  He was referred to Juvenile Services and released to the custody of his parents.

The Red Oak Police Department report the arrest of 54-year-old Mark Alan Siekman of Red Oak for Driving While License Suspended early Wednesday morning.  Siekman was arrested at 12:15am and booked into the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $300 bond.

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Osteoporosis event scheduled at CCHS


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Women’s Health Services Committee at Cass County Health System is hosting the event, “Staying Strong in the Fight Against Osteoporosis” on Tuesday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. in CCHS Conference Room 2.

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

“We often mistakenly think of osteoporosis as being something that only affects older women,” says Kim Kopp, RN, WOCN, and co-chair of the CCHS Women’s Health Services Committee. “But that’s just not the case, and there are many things that we can do when we are young to help prevent the onset of this disease.”

During the event, Dr. Tressa Wilcox will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Dr. Edward Fisher will talk about osteoporosis complications, and Ryan Legg, DPT will discuss prevention as well as demonstrate exercises using an exercise band.

Women of all ages are encouraged to attend, and the program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, contact CCHS Public Relations Department at 712-243-7408. All attendees will be able to take home their own exercise band, and a small snack will be served.

Robbery in Council Bluffs Tuesday


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Officers with the Council Bluffs Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at 1:24pm on Tuesday in the 200 block of S. 21st Street in Council Bluffs.

The victim reported that he was walking out of his home with a friend when they were approached by two black females and one black male.  The male drew a black semi-automatic handgun and forced the victim back into his home and demanded money.  After taking an undisclosed amount of money and property the three suspects fled on foot until getting into a white car parked on 2nd Avenue.  The victim followed the suspects for a while and the vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on I-480.

No shots were fired and nobody was injured during the robbery which remains under investigation by the Council Bluffs Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.  The black male suspect is described as being approximately 6’4″ 200lbs 25-30-years-old with shoulder length braided hair with beads.  He was wearing a black shirt with white lettering and black shorts.  The black female suspects were described as being 25-30 years old and 5’8″ or 5’9″ 150-175lbs. One of the females was wearing a brown shirt with jeans.

If you have any information on the crime you are urged to contact Council Bluffs Police at 328-STOP.  You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward for your tip.

Iowa DOT rejects requests to keep some speed cameras


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s transportation department has rejected requests by officials in four cities to keep operating some speed cameras in their areas.

The state Department of Transportation issued the denials in letters dated Monday to officials in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Muscatine. A letter to Council Bluffs was dated May 6.

DOT Director Paul Trombino says in the letters the cameras are not making interstate highways or nearby intersections safer.

The DOT decided in late 2013 that speed cameras on or adjacent to state highways should not be used as long-term enforcement tools and required more justification for their use. The agency later ordered several cities to turn off some cameras. Many communities appealed those orders.

City officials can appeal the decision in district court.

More bird flu cases in Iowa

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May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Four more Iowa farms are testing positive for bird flu.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture says an egg-laying farm and a turkey farm in Buena Vista County bring to 15 the number of cases in that county in northwest Iowa. A broiler farm in Osceola County is the state’s first indication of the disease on a farm raising chickens for meat. Officials said Tuesday the farm has 700 birds. Most of Iowa’s affected chickens are egg layers.

Lyon County also has its first case. It’s on an egg farm.

Iowa has 49 cases of bird flu in 13 counties. More than 26 million birds will die.

Minnesota and Wisconsin have no new cases but Nebraska reported its first on a farm with 1.7 million chickens.

Mower theft in Afton Monday


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Union County Sheriff’s Office recently received a report of a mower theft in Afton. An Afton man reported Monday (5/11/15) at 12:45pm that someone had taken his John Deere X300 mower valued at $3,400.00 from his residence. The theft occurred Monday morning and the mower was later recovered in Adair County.

Montgomery County arrests


May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two recent arrests.  On Tuesday at 9:15pm officers arrested 51-year-old Scott Timothy Brown of Grant for Interference with Official Acts following an incident in the 600 block of 2nd Street in Grant.  Brown was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond.

Early this (Wednesday) morning at approximately 1:16am officers arrested 29-year-old Montana Wayne Kroupa of Red Oak for Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a valid Montgomery County warrant for Criminal Mischief 4th Degree.  Officers also arrested 25-year-old Jessica Faye Davis of Red Oak for Providing False Identification Information and Driving While Revoked for OWI.  Both arrests came as the result of a traffic stop at Eastern Avenue and 190th Street in Red Oak.  Both individuals were taken to the Montgomery County Jail where Kroupa was held on $5,000 bond and Davis held on $1,000 bond.  The Red Oak Police Department assisted in the arrests.

Villisca Accident Injures One


May 12th, 2015 by Jim Field

A traffic accident in Villsica Monday afternoon invloved three vehicles, a building and left one person with minor injuries.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officials report that the accident happened at about 3:37 Monday afternoon at the Villisca Foods Parking lot at Third Avenue and Sixth Street.

Deputies report that Elizabeth J. Goettsch backed out of her parking spot in the the grocery store lot and pulled forward striking a pickup driven by Steven Williams of rural Clarinda. Goettsch unintentionally hit the accelerator mistaking it for the brake and rammed into a parked Mitsubishi Lancer.  The force pushed the Lancer into the south wall of the Villisca Foods building.

Goettsch was taken to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Williams was not hurt in the accident.

The 2001 Ford Taurus owned by Goettsch sustained estimated $4,500 damage. The 2009 F450 pickup owned by Mediacom and driven by Williams received $1,000 damage to the utility bed. The 2002 Mitsubishi owned by Stephanie L. Gray sustained $4,500 damage and is considered a total loss. The Villisca Foods Store damage was estimated at $1,500.

Monday’s Creston Police Report


May 12th, 2015 by Jim Field

Creston police report a number of arrests and a possible theft on Monday, May 11th.

at 5:00 am, police say 38 year old Robert Owen Hiatt II of Creston was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault and a Parole Violation.  Police report that Hiatt was awaiting an appearance before a magistrate.

At 9:04 am, 46 year old Susan Rae Lemon of Creston was arrested on a charge of Diving While Barred.  She was released on a $2000 bond.

Also Monday at 3:30 pm, 21 year old Lacey Michelle Cain of Creston was on a Union County warrant for a charge of 5th degree theft.  She was released on a $300 bond.

At 4:47pm Monday, 21 year old Patrick Riley Iiams of Creston was arrested at his home on a pair of Union County Warrants charging him with Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a controlled substance.  He was released on a $1000 bond.

Also, Creston police took a report from Brandon Douglas Wright of 511 West Montgomery Street in Creston that several items were stolen from his residence between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm on Monday.  Those items included a Grand Theft Auto V video game, and XBox 360, a US Cellular Tablet and an XBox Controller.  The value of the items was estimated at $290.