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Mills County Sheriff’s report (4/24)

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office is reporting four recent arrests. Sunday evening, 33-year old Travis Mitchell Long, of Council Bluffs, was arrested on I-29 for Driving While Barred. His bond was set at $2,000. Saturday night, 26-year old Kimberly Marie Salnicky, of Plattsmouth, NE., was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $300.

Last Thursday, Mills County Deputies arrested 27-year old Patrick Neil Jack, of Malvern, for Harassment in the 2nd Degree, the bond for which was set at $1,000. And, 21-year old Ridge Allen Casteel, of Bedford, was arrested for Driving Under Suspension. His bond was set at $300.

2 men arrested on Trespass and Theft charges in Adair County

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office says two men were arrested on Trespass, Theft and other charges, Saturday afternoon, in Bridgewater. 52-year old Michael Kurt Fahrney, of West Des Moines, faces charges that include Trespass, Theft in the 4th Degree, felony Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine -3rd or subsequent offense, and four moving violations.  27-year old Matthew Dean Johnson, of Fontanelle, was arrested for Trespass and Theft in the 4th degree. The theft charge is with regard to a walnut tree that was cut down on a property without the owners permission. Fahrney was being held in the Adair County Jail on $5,000 bond, while Johnson was later released on $1,000 bond.

Sheriff Jeff Vandewater reports also, 21-year old Dominique Lawren Peterson, of Sioux City, was arrested April 18th at the Woodbury County Jail, on an Adair County warrant for Probation Violation. Her bond was set at $10,000. 30-year old Daniel Fritz Reeves, of Sioux City, was arrested April 19th at the Woodbury County Jail, on an Adair County warrant for Violation of Probation. His bond was also set at $10,000.

Adair County Sheriff’s report 3 NY men arrested on drug charges on the way to CO

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater, Monday,  said three men from Rochester, New York, were arrested last week on drug charges while on their way to Colorado.  The Sheriff says a Stuart Police Officer initiated a traffic stop the afternoon of April 19th on an SUV traveling 97 miles per hour in a 70 zone on Interstate 80 westbound near mile marker 92. Upon stopping the vehicle, the occupants were seen jumping around and changing seats. Once all three occupants were detained, the officer could smell and see marijuana from outside the vehicle.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, $6,000 in cash was found in the glovebox, along with a plastic baggie and marijuana. An occupant of the SUV, 21-year old Devon Xavier Skerritt claimed the items belonged to him. In the rear of the vehicle, officers found a black backpack containing $2,000 cash, a large baggie that allegedly once held marijuana, and small baggie of pot. 26-year old Rashaad Markel Jones, another passenger in the SUV, claimed that property was his. Officers also found $1,000 in cash in another bag Jones owned. The third occupant, 24-year old Darnell Jerome Sanders, told officers that while being pulled over, he was smoking marijuana.

All three men admitted they were on their way to Colorado for April 20th (420) activities. They said they had smoked all their pot on the drive, and were going to buy more in Colorado. Skerritt and Jones were charged with felony counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver. They were released later on $5,000 bond, each. Sanders was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

2 southwest IA teens injured in rollover ATV accident

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Two southwest Iowa teens were injured during an ATV rollover accident Saturday night, in Page County. Sheriff’s officials say the crash happened about one mile south and west of New Market, just before 8-p.m. The driver of the ATV, 13-year old Brody Mattes, and his passenger, 15-year old Blas Rendon, both of Shenandoah, suffered undisclosed injuries. Mattes was transported to the Clarinda Regional Health Care Center (CRHC) and later flown by LifeNet helicopter to the UNMC in Omaha. Rendon was transported to CRHC.

An investigation showed that Mattes was operating a 2015 Polaris ATV southbound in the 2200 block of Xavier Place.  Mattes said that he attempted to make a turn at a high rate of speed and locked the brakes up.  The ATV rolled, ejecting Mattes and Rendon. The machine is owned by Ed Johnson of rural Clarinda.

The accident remains under investigation. The Page County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by numerous Fire and EMS personnel.

Clarinda man arrested Friday on drug charges

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop Friday evening in Clarinda resulted in the arrest of 21-year old Alec Scott Bawek, of Clarinda. The Page County K9 “Lucas” was deployed during the traffic stop, and indicated on the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle.

Bawek was taken into custody for Possession of a controlled Substance and Possession of drug Paraphernalia.  He was later released on $1,000 bond.

Alex Bawek

Mom who made kids sleep in feces-covered room gets probation

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Mason City mom accused of making her kids sleep in a feces-covered room has been given four years of probation. Mason City television station KIMT reports that 26-year-old Alexis Martinez was given a deferred judgment at her sentencing Monday. Under a deferred judgment, the conviction will be removed from her record if she successfully completes the terms of her probation.

Martinez had pleaded guilty to one count of felony neglect of a dependent person. Prosecutors dropped two other counts in exchange for her plea. Court documents say Martinez forced her children, ages 2, 4 and 6, in late August to sleep for a week in a room that had feces on the walls and floor.

4 arrested on drug charges in Glenwood

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Glenwood Police Department reports four people were arrested recently, on drug charges. On Saturday, 33-year old Shawn Richter, of Malvern, and 23-year old Kadie Clark, of Glenwood, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their bonds were set at $1,300 each.

22-year old Dylan Conn, of Glenwood, was arrested Sunday for Possession of a Controlled Substance/3rd offense. His bond was set at $5,000. And, 20-year old Bailey Taylor, of Glenwood, was arrested Sunday for Gathering, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.,

On Friday, 23-year old Bubba Mitchell, of Emerson, was arrested for providing false identification information and interference with official acts. His bond was set at $600.

Atlantic man arrested for OWI/2nd & DWLR

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Dave Erickson reports 20-year old Jacob D. Johnson, of Atlantic, was arrested Saturday. Johnson was taken into custody for OWI/2nd offense and Driving While License Revoked. He was booked into the Cass County Jail.

Snap Chat postings leads to charges against 2 Bluffs men

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Postings on a social media website has resulted in two Council Bluffs men being charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputies, followed up on a stop sign being bent over at the intersection of Bent Tree and McPherson. The incident had been recorded and posted on Snap Chat by 19-year old Alexander Jason Epperson.

During an interview with Deputies, Epperson admitted he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 19-year old Kyle Thomas O’Neill, and the incident had occurred on three separate occasions. In addition to the Criminal Mischief charge, O’Neill was issued three citations for improper use of a curb. Damage to the stop sign was estimated at $750. Both men were taken into custody Friday morning.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office said also, 26-year old Milo Simon McAvoy, of Elyria, OH, was arrested Friday night for OWI/2nd offense, after authorities received a report of a man sleeping on the floor of the Underwood I-80 truck stop. A deputy arriving on the scene saw McAvoy driving in the parking lot, and placed him under arrest at around 12:40-a.m., Saturday.

An Omaha man was arrested Saturday for OWI/2nd offense and Child Endangerment, after he was pulled over for Failure to Obey a stop sign at around 10:10-p.m. south of Oakland. A deputy also observed the vehicle, occupied by 37-year old Matthew R. McNulty and his 10-year old son, swerving onto the fog line on least two occasions.

A traffic stop for speeding early Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of a Nebraska man on a Drug Possession charge, with an OWI charge pending completion of further testing. 26-year old Jeffrey Lyn Harris, Jr., of Omaha, was arrested after he pulled off into the Underwood High School parking lot. He was found to be in possession of a 23.3 grams of marijuana, one-half gram of a marijuana roach, and other, unknown substance.

A vehicle seen swerving all over the road Sunday morning, in Pott. County, resulted in the arrest of 26-year old Kyle Sterling Croushon, of Council Bluffs. Croushon was charged with OWI/1st offense, and carrying a concealed weapon. And, a complaint from a woman in Council Bluffs about a contractor allegedly stealing items from her house and damaging her property, resulted in the arrest Sunday afternoon, of 30-year old Jacob Andrew McCoid, of Council Bluffs, who was charged with 2nd Degree Theft/Theft from a building, and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree.  McCoid is alleged to have taken more than $4,600 worth of duct work items and caused more than $600 damage. The duct work property was recovered.

Heathy U April 27th to focus on Medicare Wellness Exams

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April 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System in Atlantic say the next session of “Healthy U” is scheduled for this Thursday (April 27th), at Noon. The session will focus on Medicare Wellness Exams, and will be held in Conference Room 2 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, near the Atrium.  Mary Robinson, PA-C, Jessica Jackson, ARNP, and Wendy Hunter Williams, Wellness Coach, will present.

Hunter-Williams says “We want our patients to be healthy and have a good relationship with their healthcare provider. As part of their Plan B benefits, Medicare patients are eligible for a free annual wellness visit with their provider, which is a perfect opportunity to make sure we are all on the same page and working towards the same goal – good health!”

Patients who are new to Plan B (within 12 months) will first have an introductory visit that typically includes screenings, vaccines, body measurements, discussions on mental health and advance directives, and more. Those patients who have had Part B for longer than 12 months will have an annual wellness visit. Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a “Health Risk Assessment,” as part of this visit.

The wellness visit can also include a review of your medical and family history, updating a list of current providers and prescriptions, detection of any cognitive impairment, routine measurements, creating a screening plan for appropriate preventive services, and other services as needed.

Healthy U is a free educational lunch series at Cass County Health System held monthly in CCMH Conference Room 2. The public is invited and welcome to attend, but reservations are required as lunch is provided for all attendees. Call 712-243-7479 to reserve your seat.