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Portion of 350th Street in Audubon County to be closed for bridge to culvert replacement

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September 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Audubon County Emergency Management is warning residents and emergency personnel of an upcoming road closure to replace a bridge with a culvert.  The 3000 block of 350th Street will be closed beginning on Monday, October 3rd and will continue to be closed for approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

Crews will be working to replace the the bridge near the middle of the mile on 350th Street between Thrush Avenue and Union Avenue (Akron Road in Cass County), south of Audubon Township section 36.

It is requested that emergency personnel plan alternate routes for emergency response to nearby residents as the work is completed.

If you have any questions, please call the Audubon County Engineer at 712-563-4286.

Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood PD report arrests

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September 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department both released information on recent arrests Tuesday.

On Friday, September 23rd Mill County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 46-year-old Lazarus Kirmi Kirigia of Corning for OWI 2nd offense. The arrest was made at 1:34pm and Kirigia was taken to the Mills County Jail and held on $2,000 bond.

Also on Friday Deputies arrested 60-year-old Curtis Gene Moree of Shenandoah for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving Under Suspension. The arrest was made at 10:03pm and bond was set at $1,600.

On Sunday Mill County Deputies arrested 78-year-old Ronald Walter Klinker of Hastings for Driving While License Barred at 11:22am. He was taken into custody and held on $2,000 bond.

Also Sunday the Mills County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50-year-old Guadalupe Altuzar-Cabrera of Omaha, NE for OWI 1st Offense. The arrest was made on Highway 34 at 5:44pm. Bond was set at $1,000.

On Monday, September 26th Mill County Sheriff’s Officials arrested 43-year-old Dwayne Darrel Rollins of Atlantic on a Warrant for Failure to Appear regarding Child Support. He was arrested at the Courthouse at 12:52pm and held on $1,000 bond.

Also on Monday Glenwood Police arrested 56-year-old Carl Carlson of Shenandoah for Theft 5th Degree. Bond was set at $300 cash or surety.

Omaha man arrested after chase through Montgomery and Mills Counties

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September 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

An Omaha man was apprehended after a chase through Montgomery and Mills Counties early Tuesday morning.  50-year-old Steven Kurt Battle was arrested on charges of Eluding, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana OWI Drugged 1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

The ordeal began when Red Oak Police were called to the Kum and Go store on Broadway Street in Red Oak for a reported suspicious person.  When officers arrived they found a tan 2005 Mercury Mountaineer with Nebraska plates running in the parking lot with a male subject passed out in the driver’s seat.  As officers attempted to wake up the man, whom was later determined to be Battle, they observed illegal narcotics inside the vehicle.  When Battle became alert he placed the vehicle into gear and sped away.

A pursuit then began on Broadway Street north to Highway 34 with the vehicle then heading west on 34.  The vehicle reached speeds between 80-100mph and continued to the Glenwood area where Glenwood Police were able to successfully deploy stop sticks that punctured the front tires of the Mountaineer.  The vehicle continued west to near Hillman Road in Mills County and came to a stop. Battle was then arrested without further incident.  Red Oak Police are working with the Omaha Police Department as the vehicle is possibly stolen out of the Omaha area.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, and Glenwood Police assisted the Red Oak PD during the incident.

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Cass County Forest Health Walk and Emerald Ash Borer Information Meeting set for October 3rd in Atlantic

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September 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Local residents are invited to a free, two part workshop on trees this coming Monday, October 3rd. A Forest Health Walk and Emerald Ash Borer Informational meeting is taking place at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic from 3 to 7 PM on the 3rd.

From 3:00-4:30 PM, the program will begin with a Forest Health Walk. Meet at the Cass County Community Center for this car tour/walk that will travel through Sunnyside Park and be led by Lindsey Barney, DNR Forester and Seth Staashelm, Atlantic Parks and Rec Director. Discussion will focus on common tree and forest health issues, pointing out examples on the walk.

The tour will return to the Cass County Community Center by 4:30 PM, where participants will have an hour break, to find dinner or eat on the grounds before the program resumes at 5:30 PM.

The second part of the program, from 5:30-7:00 PM, will be an Emerald Ash Borer Informational Meeting for Cass County and nearby residents at the Cass County Community Center. Topics covered will include Emerald Ash Borer History and Life Cycle, EAB identification, EAB Management Options, and ash tree alternatives for Cass County. Presenters will be Mike Kintner, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Lindsey Barney, Iowa DNR District Forester.

There is NO COST to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is requested; call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 to pre-register or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information. Participants are welcome to attend both sessions, or only one, based on their interest level.

The workshop is presented in partnership by ISU Extension in Cass County, Atlantic Parks and Recreation, Iowa DNR and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrest report 09/26/2016

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September 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has released details on several arrests from this past weekend.

On Friday, September 23, 2016 the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Justin Dale Hardisty of Cumberland on charges of Driving While Barred (Aggravated), two counts of Driving While Revoked (Serious), and one count of Driving without SR-22 Insurance (Serious), and Interference with Official Acts (Simple). Hardisty was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $4,000 bond.

Also on Friday the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Robbie Troy Metheny of Anita on a charge of Assault (Simple). Metheny was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released the following day on his own recognizance.

On Saturday, September 24th the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Craig Steven Mumm of Anita, on charges of OWI 1st Offense (Serious) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Mumm was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released later that day on his own recognizance.

On Sunday, September 25th the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46-year-old Daniel Duane Becker of Atlantic on a charge of Violation of No Contact Order (Simple). Becker was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released the following day on his own recognizance.

As the result of a search warrant conducted in Griswold on Sunday, September 25th the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Kimberly Denise Ward of Griswold on charges of Gathering for the Purpose of Drug Use (D Felony), Theft 3rd Degree (Aggravated), Theft 5th Degree (Simple), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Also arrested was 49-year-old Jetson Davis Thomas III of Council Bluffs on charges of Possession of Meth 2nd Offense (Aggravated) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Also arrested was 32-year-old Joseph Lee Howell of Atlantic on a charge of Possession of Meth 3rd/Subsequent Offense (D Felony). All parties were taken to the Cass County Jail. Ward remains held on $7,600 bond; Thomas on $2,300 bond, and Howell, on $5,000 bond.

Domestic Abuse Assault arrest in Red Oak Monday

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September 27th, 2016 by Chris Parks

A Red Oak man was arrested Monday night after a domestic physical altercation.  Red Oak Police were called to the incident at 7:50pm in the area of N 5th Street and E Prospect Street.  Upon arrival officers found the victim in the 800 block of N 2nd Street and discovered that the defendant had ran from the scene.

Officers located the suspect 52-year-old Robert Wade Abraham of Red Oak in the 200 block of E Corning Street a took him into custody.  He was found to also be in possession of marijuana and two prescription pills.  He will be charged with Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense (an Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana (a Serious Misdemeanor).

Abraham was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on no bond.

Atlantic City Clerk Deb Wheatley Field announces retirement

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September 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

deb-wheatley-fieldLongtime Atlantic City Clerk Deb Wheatley Field informed the City Council and Mayor on Monday of her intention to retire from her post.  Wheatley Field’s last day on the job will be February 24, 2017 after working with the City of Atlantic for 35 years.  She told KJAN News it just felt like the right time to make the decision.

In her letter to the council Wheatley Field stated, ” I would like to thank you, as well as those past City Council members, for allowing me the honor and privilege to serve as the Atlantic City Clerk for 35 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as City Clerk and I am sure I will miss the job..”  She said she will miss working with the great people of Atlantic but one thing she is looking forward to is having Wednesday nights free again.

The City Council will now start the process of selecting the next City Clerk and Wheatley Field said she will help in whatever capacity the Council decides with the transition.

Deb Wheatley Field became the Atlantic City Clerk on February 1st of 1982 and once again her last day will be February 24th of 2017.

Glenwood arrest report 09/26/2016

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September 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Glenwood Police Department reports several arrests over the weekend.

On Friday, September 23rd Glenwood Police arrested 44-year-old Dawn Barrett of Glenwood for OWI 1st Offense.  Bond was set at $1,000 cash or surety.

Also on Friday officers arrested 37-year-old Christopher Brown of Glenwood for Contempt of Court, Harassment 1st Degree, and Disorderly Conduct.  Bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety.

On Saturday, September 24th Glenwood PD arrested 26-year-old Dylan Kennell of Lincoln, NE for Trespassing. He later bonded out on $300 bond.

Also Saturday officers arrested 19-year-old Michael Poe of Glenwood for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He later bonded out on $300 bond.

Suspect sought after attempted burglary in Council Bluffs

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September 26th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Council Bluffs Police are searching for a vehicle and individual after an attempted burglary Monday morning. At 9:22am officers were called to 3213 Gold Rush Road to investigate an attempted burglary.

Upon arrival officers were told by the victim that someone knocked on his front door and as he approached the door he heard glass breaking. He opened the door to find a male suspect walking away from his front door that turned and pointed a silver hand gun in his direction and told him not to follow him.

The White Male suspect, believed to be in his 20’s, fled the area in a grey over black early 1990’s Chevy Pickup with an adult female passenger.  The vehicle has Nebraska plates 7-D6402. If you have any information on the vehicle or its driver please contact the Council Bluffs PD at 712-328-4761 or call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.