Spencer Police Charge Six In Drug Bust

Spencer, Iowa — On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at approximately 7:54 P.M. Officers of the Spencer Police Department investigated a complaint of illegal narcotics activity at 415 4th Ave W #3. During the investigation, 20-year-old Dalton Goodman of Storm Lake fled on foot from the residence. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit and subsequently arrested Goodman several blocks away. Goodman was initially taken into custody on three outstanding arrest warrants.
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Officers completed a search of the residence and located marijuana, illegal prescription medications, and drug paraphernalia. 21-year-old Matthew Dungan of Spencer was charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misd. 19-year-old Samantha Elliot of Spencer was charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 19-year-old Taylor Pohar of Spencer was charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used, and Possession of Illegal Contraband in a Correctional Facility, a Class D felony. 18-year-old Trevor Foxhoven of Spencer was charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used, and Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a class D Felony. Dalton Goodman was charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used, Interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor, Criminal Trespass, a simple misdemeanor, and 3 outstanding arrest warrants. Those individuals were turned over to the Clay County Jail. A 17-year-old female from Spirit Lake was also taken into custody and charged with Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Used and released to a parent.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.


Man Hits Power Pole, Leaves Scene

O'BrienSheriffPrimghar, IA — A Primghar man hit a power pole and left the scene of the accident near Primghar on Sunday, June 14th.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 4:00 pm on Sunday, 18-year-old Jared Roos of Primghar was driving southbound on Taft Avenue in a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. According to the report, Roos over corrected for a raccoon in the roadway, entered the west ditch and completely took out a utility power pole and part of a corn field. Roos then contacted a friend to be pulled out of the ditch after being unsuccessful attempts to drive out himself. The Trailblazer was pulled out, and left in the middle of the unpaved highway on 400th Street.

Roos neglected to contact law enforcement for a property damage accident and on Monday, June 15th, Roos called law enforcement to inquire where his vehicle had been towed to. The Chevy was towed to a secure facility.

The Trailblazer received $6000 damage. The REC Utility Pole received $500 damage; the corn field received $50 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Sheldon Drug Raids Net Arrests

Sheldon, Iowa — Two Sheldon men face drug charges, and charges are pending for four teens after a drug search on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015.

About 8:40 AM Tuesday morning, the Sheldon Police Department reports that law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 315 West 9th Street, 315 ½ West 9th Street, and 1502 East 9th Street, all in Sheldon.

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Officers report that they arrested 24-year-old Jakob Denzell Gamboa on an arrest warrant for Distribution of Marijuana and Gatherings where Drugs are Distributed.  Additionally, a search of his home of 315 West 9th Street resulted another charge of Possession of Marijuana with the intent to Deliver.

Officers say they also arrested 48-year-old Jake Charles Scott on an arrest warrant for Distribution of Marijuana and Gatherings where Drugs are Distributed.  Additionally, a search of his home at 315 ½ West 9th Street resulted in another charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.

Police say additional charges will be filed on four juveniles aged 13, 14, 15, and 16 at a future date for Possessing marijuana at 1502 East 9th Street in Sheldon, Iowa.

Both Gamboa and Scott were transported to the O’Brien County Jail.

Police say the investigation continues, with additional charges being possible.

Authorities say the investigation into illegal drug activity by agents with the Iowa Division of Narcotics and members of the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force resulted in the warrant being issued.  The warrant was executed by members of the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force which included officers from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, the Estherville Police Department, and the Sheldon Police Department.  Also assisting were agents with the Iowa Division of Narcotics and Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol.


Two Transported After Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman and a Sanborn woman were taken to the hospital after an accident in Sheldon.
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The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 6:15 PM on Friday, June 12, 2015, 72-year-old Mavis Poppema of Sheldon was driving a 2007 Chrysler westbound on Highway 18. Fifty-two year-old Judy Prins of Sanborn was southbound on Eighteenth Avenue in a 2006 Chevy SUV.

The report says that Poppema did not stop for the red traffic signal. The officer’s report says Prins was attempting a left turn onto the highway on a green light, and the vehicles collided.

SCAT transported both Poppema and Prins to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

Both Poppema’s Chrysler and Prins’s Chevy were totaled. The Chrysler sustained an estimated $7500 in damages, and the Chevy sustained an estimated $7000 in damages.

Poppema was charged with failure to obey a traffic signal.

Sheldon firefighters and EMA personnel assisted the police and emergency medical technicians on the scene.


Alberta Man Hits Railway Bridge

sioux county sheriff emblemHull, IA — An Alberta man’s semi was damaged in an accident on Monday, June 15th, near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:27 pm, 55-year-old Allan Heshka of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was driving a 2009 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling and oversized trailer loaded with a Caterpillar Earth Mover on Highway 75, six miles northwest of Hull. According to the report, Heshka struck a BNSF Railway railroad bridge.

No injuries were reported.

The Caterpillar received $2000 damage; the railroad bridge received $200 damage, Highway 75 under the bridge also sustained damages from the accident.

Heshka was cited for violation of height restriction, exceeding lawful width, and violation of weight restrictions for commercial motor vehicles.

The Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Department.


Hull Woman Hits Deer

deer_sxc2Hull, IA — A Hull woman’s vehicle was damaged in an accident near Hull on Saturday, June 13th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 3:56 pm on Saturday, 39-year-old Rebecca Miller of Hull was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Am southbond on Highway 75, five miles northwest of Hull. According to the report, Miller struck a deer in the roadway.

The Pontiac received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.