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Three Jefferson teens are accused of a string of arsons this month that destroyed a school bus and garage and caused significant damage to an unoccupied building.
  • Deputy in crash distracted by radio mic
    The Friday crash that killed the Audubon County K-9 happened because a deputy sheriff was attempting to hang his law-enforcement radio mic and missed a curve in a gravel road he was traveling, according to a sheriff’s press release. 
  • A dog named Harry that the Audubon County Sheriff’s Department used to find drugs and subdue criminals died after his handler deputy crashed Friday at the turn of a gravel road, according to a state highway patrol report. 
  • Two Wall Lake residents face drug and child-endangerment charges after Sac County law officers searched their house Sunday and found marijuana and three teens who possessed the drug and alcohol, according to a sheriff’s report. 
  • Man arrested for fatal drunken crash
    A 32-year-old Carroll man was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his sport utility vehicle just north of Coon Rapids in November and his female passenger died. 
  • A Carroll County deputy sheriff was “overwhelmed of the odor of marijuana” when the renter of a Manning house briefly opened its back door and stepped outside late last month. 
  • Trailer house murder site burns in arson
    Someone set fire last week to the trailer house where a Glidden woman and her adult son were beaten and stabbed to death last year, according to the town’s fire chief. 
  • Carroll police may arm with Tasers
    Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler, saying his department is dealing with more physical confrontations, has asked for $15,000 in next fiscal year’s budget to buy 15 Tasers and train his officers to use them. 
  • Criminal charges are pending against a 51-year-old Huxley man who shot his friend in the face while the two were turkey hunting on Saturday near Panora, according to a state conservation law enforcement officer. 
  • Birthday boost ends with pepper spray, jail
    Andrew Roland Petersen’s birthday joyride was cut short Sunday when police officers shot his face with pepper spray and wrestled him out of a stolen car. 
  • Bomb threat shutters Pella for 3 hours
    A man called Pella Corp. Wednesday afternoon and claimed there was a bomb in the building, which led to its evacuation and a three-hour search for explosives, according to Pella and police officials. 
  • A Monday night fire just north of Lidderdale killed about 305 hogs in a nursery barn. 
  • A 39-year-old Carroll man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine this week after a Montgomery County deputy sheriff spied a “green leafy material” on the man’s shirt during a traffic stop, according to court records.

    Brian Louis Reinart was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 71 about 1:50 a.m. just north of Villisca for an unspecified traffic violation. 
  • Fire causes ‘a lot of damage’ to newer house
    A 3-year-old house in a new residential neighborhood on Carroll’s southwest side suffered considerable damage from a fire this morning. 
  • Arsonist strikes post office
    Someone set fire to the small U.S. Post Office in Ralston overnight, which burned a large hole in its south wall and forced its closure for an indefinite amount of time. 
  • A Coon Rapids couple face possible drug charges because a man who was hired to clean their apartment found a drug pipe sitting on a table there and sent a picture of it to a police officer friend, according to court documents. 
 
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