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Category: Police & Fire

Rollover on U.S. 71 sends two to hospital
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Rollover on U.S. 71 sends two to hospital

Two people were transported to Spencer Hospital Thursday night after the vehicle the pickup truck they were in entered a ditch and rolled on U.S. 71. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies were dispatched to the 4600 mile of U.S. 71 at 7:17 p.m. Thursday. Deputies determined Rosa Guadiana Escalmilla, 27, of Storm Lake,...

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Public hearing, disciplinary action for police chief on Sioux Rapids City Council meeting agenda

Sioux Rapids Police Chief Tim Porter may face disciplinary action from the city council following a Facebook comment he posted that appeared to encourage violence against Des Moines Black Lives Matter protesters. The city council has scheduled a special meeting for June 29 beginning at 6 p.m. A public hearing, possible closed session and potential...

Suspicious person complaint leads to Peterson man’s arrest for car burglaries, vehicle thefts
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Suspicious person complaint leads to Peterson man’s arrest for car burglaries, vehicle thefts

A Peterson man faces charges connected to multiple car burglaries and two vehicle thefts in Spencer. On Monday, the Spencer Police Department stated in a news release that Gary Stallings II was arrested June 11 after officers responded to a suspicious person complaint near 215 12th Avenue West. Officers arrived on scene that afternoon to...

Spencer, Everly departments fight house fire on East 4th Street
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Spencer, Everly departments fight house fire on East 4th Street

Firefighters from Spencer and Everly fire departments battled a house fire for 3.5 hours Wednesday afternoon in Spencer. Spencer Fire and Rescue was sent to 307 East Fourth Street at 2:30 p.m., where firefighters saw smoke from outside the residence, according to a press release. Firefighters forced entry into the house and encountered high heat...

Man assaults clerk, deputy at Spencer hotel
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Man assaults clerk, deputy at Spencer hotel

Authorities arrested a man for assaulting a hotel clerk and a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy at Days Inn after midnight Saturday. The sheriff’s office stated deputies were called to the 1800 mile of 350th Street to serve a no contact order where Ismael Leon Rodriguez, of Spencer, was no longer allowed. Rodriguez was given...

Stolen truck found at gravel pit near Graettinger
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Stolen truck found at gravel pit near Graettinger

A stolen truck was recovered Sunday at a county gravel pit near Graettinger. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated the truck, a 2018 Ford F350 owned by Iowa Lakes Electric, had been reported as stolen form a residence on Highway 18 west of Ruthven. The truck was taken from the residence sometime between the evening...

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