The Atlantic Police Department reports two recent arrests. On Tuesday, 25-year old Andrew Nickum, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Violation of his Probation. And, 43-year old Carl Kemp, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order. Both men were booked into the Cass County Jail.
The P-D says there were also two accidents in Atlantic, Tuesday. The first happened at around 8-a.m. at the intersection of 6th and Oak Streets. Officials say a vehicle driven by Julie Steffens, of Atlantic, was traveling south on Oak Street at the same time a vehicle driven by Mark Ruthfusz, of Atlantic, was traveling east on 6th. Officials say Ruthfusz failed to yield from the stop sign, and the vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection, causing a total of $4,000 damage. There were no injuries reported.Ruthfusz was cited for Failure to Yield.
The second accident happened at around 4:30-p.m., Tuesday, in the 300 block of Chestnut Street. The P-D says a parked vehicle occupied by James Murray, of Atlantic, was beginning to back out of the stall. Murray didn’t see a vehicle owned by Meagan Campbell, of Atlantic. When he was backing out, his vehicle struck the right front corner of the Campbell vehicle, causing $2,000 damage altogether. There were no injuries, and no citations issued.