Law Enforcement Reports

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Law Enforcement Reports

Spencer, IA (KICD)–Two from Spencer were injured following a Friday afternoon accident at the north Y in Spencer .

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says 94-year-old Miriam Bergen was stopped at the intersection at 2:16 waiting to proceed east in a 2000 Mercury Sable. Bergen failed to yield to traffic as she turned north. 39-year-old Kristin Johnson was also heading north in a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country Van and was unable to avoid Bergen. Johnson’s vehicle struck Bergen’s vehicle in the front passenger side area. Bergens vehicle came to rest in the center median and Johnson’s vehicle came to rest in the east ditch.

Bergen sustained life threatening injuries. Johnson sustained minor injuries.

Agencies assisting on scene include Spencer Fire and Rescue, Fostoria Fire and Rescue, and Spencer Hospital Paramedics.

The accident remains under investigation.

Estherville, IA (KICD) — An Estherville teen was injured in a car vs moped accident.

Estherville Police said the accident occurred around 10:30 Wednesday evening, at the intersection of 5th Avenue North and North 12th Street in Estherville.

A 2003 Volkswagon Passat driven by 16-year old Jordan Phillips of Estherville was westbound on 5th Avenue North, while a moped driven by 14-year old Claire Herum was northbound on North 12th Street.

Herum failed to yield, resulting in the moped being struck in the rear by the Volkswagon, causing Herum to go up and over the hood, then striking her head on the windshield, shattering it. then landing on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Herum was taken to Avera Holy Family Hospital by Estherville Ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries. Philips told police she didn’ think the moped had it’s lights on, and other witnesses said the moped seemed to be having trouble with the lights prior to the accident, as they were going off and on as it passed them.
The moped was totaled in the accident. Damage to Jordan’s vehicle was estimated at $1,500. Herum was cited for failure to prove liability insurance

Estherville, IA (KICD) — An Estherville woman was arrested after a traffic stop.

Shortly before 2 this (Friday) morning, Estherville Police stopped a vehicle for erratic driving.

Upon making contact with the driver, 19-year old Melissa Clarke, it was determined she was operating the vehicle under the influence. She was arrested and charged with OWI. During the arrest process, Clarke resisted officers.

A followup inventory impound, produced a substance believed to be marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol.
Clarke was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Interference with Official Acts, and Possession of Alcohol under the legal age.

Inwood, IA (KICD)–A Minnesota man led authorities on a high speed chase Thursday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. a Lyon County deputy was attempting to pull over a vehicle on 240th Street, approximately 4 miles east of Inwood. This vehicle was believed to have been involved in a theft in Inwood. The driver, Charles Jacobs of Bird Island, did not pull over and sped up to avoid the stop. The deputy pursued and Jacobs went through the 240th Street and Highway 18 intersection at a high rate of speed and continued east on 18. The vehicle entered South Dakota where the Canton Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department joined in on the pursuit. Stop sticks were deployed and the vehicle was stopped in Canton. While officers were trying to get the individual out he put the vehicle in gear and struck the Lyon County patrol car, and then hit a tree.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Sioux County Deputies assisted with the pursuit.

The investigation continues and charges are pending.

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–Drug charges were filed in Storm Lake on Thursday night.

Storm lake Police received information that 17-year-old David Barrigan allegedly purchased pot from 16-year-old Luis Fernando Jimenez-Barajas at Hardees.

As an officer was speaking to Barragan in Chautauqua Park he allegedly acted nervous and attempted to walk away from the officer. When the officer went to stop Barragan from leaving Barragan reportedly struggled with the officer and was taken to the ground and subdued. Police allege that during the struggle Barragan attempted to discard a small bag of marijuana.

Police later responded to Hardees and made contact with Barajas. Police allege that Barajas was in possession of three small bags of marijuana, designed for street sales and drug paraphernalia. Police seized the drugs and took Barajas into custody. A consent search of Barajas’s residence turned up five additional baggies of marijuana designed for street sales.

Police charged Barajas with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance – both class D felonies, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Barragan was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Interference With Official Acts.Both juveniles were processed and transported to the Youth Detention Facility in Cherokee pending a court date.