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Category: <span>Police & Fire</span>

Mayor: Yield, stop and wait for pedestrians at flashing lights on Grand Avenue
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Mayor: Yield, stop and wait for pedestrians at flashing lights on Grand Avenue

Spencer city officials have a message for drivers on Grand Avenue: Watch for pedestrians and bicyclists at the two flashing lights crosswalks on that street. Officials spoke out Tuesday at the Spencer City Council meeting following a collision between a bicycle and vehicle at the South Grand crosswalk earlier that day.  “We had a very...

City Council meeting notes: September 9, 2020
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City Council meeting notes: September 9, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics Tuesday at its regular meeting.  Planning director interviews begin The city has started the interview process for its open planning director position. City Manager Amanda Mack told the council that interviews will finish Friday. Applicants will be reviewed next week to determine a recommendation to the council....

Stolen vehicle investigation leads to foot chase, arrest
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Stolen vehicle investigation leads to foot chase, arrest

An Alta man tried to run from officers who were investigating a stolen vehicle before he was tased and arrested on multiple charges, including two felonies. The Spencer Police Department stated that police tried to make contact with the driver of the vehicle they were investigating at 12:27 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of...

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...

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