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Harlan Arrests


July 29th, 2011 by admin

The Harlan Police Department is reporting the arrests of several people the past few days.

Last Saturday, law enforcement officers were called to an apparent fight in process in the area of 6th and Dodge. When officers arrived, it was determined that Billy Scheffler and Curt Scheffler, both of Harlan, had been assaulted by two male subjects on bicycles.

Police were able to identify the alleged assailants as 20-year-old Jesse Seyler and 18-year-old Spencer Seyler, both of Harlan.

The Seyler brothers were transported to the Shelby County Jail. Jesse Seyler was charged with assault and possession of a controlled substance. Spencer Seyler was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

One of the two bicycles they were riding during the assault was found to have been stolen. That led to Jesse Sayler also being charged with posession of stolen property and Spencer Seyler charged with theft 5th degree.

On an unrelated incident last Saturday, 25-year-old Christopher Smagacz of Harlan was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault displaying a dangerous weapon when officers were called to his home. Smagacz allegedly threatened his wife with knives. Smagacz was transported to the Cass County Jail.

Last Friday, 33-year-old Stephanie Hampton was arrested on an active Shelby County warrant. The warrant was issued when Hampton failed to appear on a debtor’s exam. Hampton was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

Harlan Hit and Run


July 29th, 2011 by admin

A hit and run last Friday in Harlan led to a man suffering unknown injuries.

Last Friday, Police were called to the 2000 block of 7th street to a person being struck by a vehicle and the vehicle leaving the scene.

When officers arrived, they found that Jacob Reisgaard was the victim of a hit and run. Reisgaard was taken to Myrtue Medical Center by private vehicle. The status of his injuries was not known.

Following an investigation by Harlan police, they arrested 18-year-old Spencer Seyler with failure to stop and render aid. Seyler was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and willful injury.

Glenwood Vehicle Thefts


July 29th, 2011 by admin

Police in Glenwood are reporting the thefts of two vehicles Thursday.

Reports say a 1988 Harley Davidson Model XLH1200 was stolen from a shed on Green Street at sometime on Thursday. The cycle is blue with three yellow triangles on each side. The license plate is 9485NA.

Police also report a theft of on Townsend Street of a silver 2004 Dodge Stratus sometime on Thursday. The license plate on the Stratus was 224BXN.

You can call the Glenwood Police Department at 527-9920 with any information.

Iowa DOT – Water Receding on Flooded Roads


July 29th, 2011 by admin

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is warning travelers to remain behind the barricades of closed roads, even after the flood waters begin to recede. They urge not move or go around closure devices and enter a road closed to travel.

Eventually, roads once covered with flood waters from the Missouri River will resurface. The DOT reports that does not mean they will be immediately safe for travel. In some instances, the flood damage will be obvious, in particular where segments of the roadway have been lost.

But an even greater safety risk is the unknown and unexpected, where damage is located below the pavement surface or around bridges. For instance, if the pavement has been undermined by flood waters, it is vulnerable to collapse at any time.

Over the coming weeks, the Missouri River levels will begin to slowly drop as releases from Gavins Point Dam are reduced by the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

It is unknown at this time the extent of damage that may be discovered on the roads when officials begin inspections after the water recedes.

Montgomery County Arrest


July 29th, 2011 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of a Villsca man Thursday on numerous charges.

At about 10:30 Thursday evening, 27-year-old Garrett Alan Winther was arrested for a valid warrant on several theft and drug charges. Winther was charged with theft 5th degree, possession of Methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on full bond.

Shenandoah Man Arrested


July 28th, 2011 by admin

A Shenandoah man was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges.

Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Jordan is facing domestic abuse and drug charges following his arrest.

Police were called to the 300 block of North Sycamore for an assault that caused injury to another person. He was transported to the Page County Jail Wednesday.

Police seized illegal drugs at Jordan‘s residence after getting a search warrant Thursday morning. Jordan will now likely face additional charges.

Winterset Woman Seriously Injured in Rollover


July 28th, 2011 by admin

A Winterset woman has been seriously injured after a rollover accident on Highway 169 this Thursday morning in Madison County.

A 2005 Ford XST driven by 36-year-old Heather Meggison was traveling south on Highway 169 at about 5:00 Thursday morning.

Meggison says as she was driving she saw a deer pass in front of her which caused her to veer out of the way to miss the deer. Meggison’s vehicle crashed into a ditch after overturning. The car then came to rest on its wheels.

The Iowa State Patrol says Meggison suffered serious injuries and was transported Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. An update on her status is not currently available.

Meggison’s vehicle was totaled in the crash. She was cited for failure to maintain control.

BNSF Wants New Bridge near Glenwood and Pacific Junction


July 28th, 2011 by admin

BNSF is looking to get a new bridge over the Missouri River near Pacific Junction, Glenwood and Plattsmouth. The railroad company wants to build a 1,700 foot single-track span just south of the current’s bridge’s location.

BNSF applied for a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers in May. They did so because the new construction would affect a wetland area.

If the new bridge is approved, the old bridge would remain open during construction.

The company says the span is vital to its coal route in Wyoming and to power plants that use coal in that area. It also said the line carries freight traffic and Amtrak passenger trains.

6 Injured in Mills Co. Crash


July 28th, 2011 by admin

Six people have been injured after a crash early Thursday morning at the intersection of Deacan and Highway 34.

At about 2:00 AM Thursday, a 1995 Ford Taurus driven by 21-year-old Patrick Jack of Emerson failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a 2009 Volvo driven by 40-year-old David Debolt of Omaha.

Jack was southbound on Deacon and Debolt was eastbound on Highway 34. Jack did not stop for a stop sign and entered the eastbound lanes of Highway 34. Debolt’s vehicle then struck Jack’s vehicle on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Debolt’s vehicle entered a ditch where it fell onto its side. Jack’s vehicle entered the median where it came to rest.

Injured in the crash were both drivers, Jack and Debolt. Also injured were 17-year-old Ashley Gray of Tabor, 19-year-old Austin Jack of Glenwood, 18-year-old Jeffrey Huskins of Glenwood, 17-year-old Shelby Beam of Council Bluffs. All six individuals were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  The status of their injuries is not known.

No charges have yet been filed as the Investigation is ongoing.

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