Category: Crime

Affidavit: Woman hit bicyclist with vehicle, punched victim in face 10-15 times over alleged affair
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Affidavit: Woman hit bicyclist with vehicle, punched victim in face 10-15 times over alleged affair

A woman who Spencer police say earlier this month hit a female bicyclist with her vehicle then got out and assaulted the victim did so over an alleged affair. A complaint and affidavit states Wendy Willard, 44, on Aug. 30 intentionally hit Jennifer Armstrong with her vehicle at the Fourth Avenue SW and 12th Street...

Spencer police calls and incidents report: Tuesday, Sept. 25
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Spencer police calls and incidents report: Tuesday, Sept. 25

Below are the calls and incidents as reported by the Spencer Police Department for Tuesday, Sept. 25, and the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 26. Specific actions taken are in parenthesis. Tuesday, Sept. 25 1:38 a.m. – Theft from auto, 800 block of North Grand Avenue (report initiated) 2:32 a.m. – Property damage accident, 1000 block...

Spencer police investigating widespread vehicle burglaries
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Spencer police investigating widespread vehicle burglaries

Spencer police since Sunday have been looking into a string of vehicle burglaries and are asking the public to take preventative measures. The first burglaries were reported to the Spencer Police Department on Sunday. Police Chief Mark Warburton said those occurred on the northwest side of town. “But since then, it’s completely all over Spencer...

Listed sex offender arrested for working at Clay County Fair
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Listed sex offender arrested for working at Clay County Fair

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office last week arrested a Cambridge, Iowa, man listed as a sex offender while he was working at the Clay County Fair. A news release stated Garrett Longnecker, 22, was arrested at 12:20 p.m. on Sept. 11 when the sheriff’s office was given information that Longnecker was working or subcontracting at...

Police: Spencer woman intentionally struck bicyclist with vehicle, then assaulted her
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Police: Spencer woman intentionally struck bicyclist with vehicle, then assaulted her

A Spencer woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting a bicyclist intentionally with her vehicle and then assaulting her near Walmart on Aug. 30. On Wednesday, Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton in a press release said police arrested and charged 44-year-old Wendy Willard in connection to the incident. Willard was booked into Clay County Jail....

Deputies arrest Spencer man for going into street with a handgun, public intoxication
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Deputies arrest Spencer man for going into street with a handgun, public intoxication

Authorities arrested a Spencer man Saturday afternoon at the Country Villa mobile home park after an investigation determined that he had gone into the street with a handgun while intoxicated following an exchange with a male next door. Dan Freeman, 56, was detained, according to a Clay County Sheriff’s Office news release, when Spencer Police...

Mexican man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy; distributed one pound per two weeks in Iowa
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Mexican man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy; distributed one pound per two weeks in Iowa

An Mexican man residing in Spencer illegally pleaded guilty in US District Court in Sioux City on Aug. 28 to a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Iowa stated Jesus Jonathan Vazquez-Espinoza, 33, admitted in a plea agreement that he received about $10,000 worth...

Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges
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Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges

Authorities in Spencer apprehended a wanted Sioux City man fleeing law enforcement offers Thursday morning following a manhunt that lasted several hours. Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton in a press release stated Justin Michael Albright was located and arrested at 9:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Seventh Street after a homeowner told a...

Everly man arrested twice for assaulting victim
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Everly man arrested twice for assaulting victim

Clay County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Everly man twice between late Thursday night and early Friday morning for allegedly assaulting the same victim. A Clay County Sheriff’s Office report dated Friday stated deputies were first called to Everly for a reported assault late Thursday. Deputies arrested Jason Guinn, 38, for simple misdemeanor assault at about...

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