Spencer, IA (KICD)--Two suffer minor injuries in a Saturday morning mishap at the intersection of Highway 18 and Clay County Road M-50.
At 8:45 72-year-old Larry Ohden was stopped in the northbound land of M-50 in a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire. He failed to see an oncoming westbound 1992 Chevy Pickup drven by 26-year-old Jose Torres of St. James, Minnesota which struck Ohden's car in the passenger side.
Ohden and Jose Lopez, a passenger in the pickup, were treated for minor injuries. Ohden was cited for Failure to yield and Torres was cited for Failure to prove liability insurance
Primghar, IA (KICD)--A Ruthven man is sentenced for his role in a church burglary.
O’Brien County Attorney Micah J. Schreurs tells KICD News that 19-year-old Kyle Frederick was sentenced last week in O'Brien County District Court to a class D felony charge of 3rd degree burglary. In September of 2011, Frederick broke into the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. After gaining entry to the church, he stole $30 and a bag of candy. Frederick was ordered to pay restitution to the church in the amount of $1,372.24 for the damage caused by the burglary and for the items that were removed from the church.
Frederick was required to pay a fine of $750.00, plus various court costs and surcharges, and was sentenced to an indeterminate five-year prison term, which was suspended. He was placed on two years of formal probation, and as a condition of that probation, was committed to the Residential Treatment Facility in Sheldon.
Hartley Police and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.
Storm Lake, IA (KICD) -- Three people from Storm Lake are charged after a traffic stop.
Storm Lake Police made a traffic stop Friday evening, on Oneida Street. The driver, 18-year old Jaime Rodriguez, didnt have a valid drivers license. During the stop, a passenger in the vehicle, 16-year old Miguel Lopez was acting suspicious. The Storm Lake Police K-9 unit was brought to the stop and the dog indicated illegal drugs in the vehicle.
Police then found a small quantity of meth on Lopez. Both occupants were taken in for more questioning. While at the traffic stop, the drivers brother, 25-year old Joel Vasquez arrived then started flashing apparent gang signs at officers. It was determined Vasquez was intoxicated, and he was arrested on Public Intoxication charges and booked into jail on a $300 cash bond.
On Saturday, police recieved a consent search at the Lopez residence, and found more methamphetamine, along with a light bulb converted to a meth smoking device. He was charged with Possession of Metham phetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and was processed and released to a parent.
Rodriguez was charged with No Drivers License and was released.