Category: Police & Fire

3 arrested in drug bust
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3 arrested in drug bust

Three people were arrested Wednesday evening for various drug charges after Spencer police and Clay County sheriff’s deputies found marijuana, THC vape cartridges and drug paraphernalia in an apartment. The Spencer Police Department reported a search warrant was executed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 415 Fourth Avenue West Unit 1. Authorities found over a pound...

Everly man scheduled for trial in referee assault case
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Everly man scheduled for trial in referee assault case

An Everly man has a trial date for a December incident in which he’s accused of assaulting a referee during a Clay Central-Everly High School basketball game. Corey Hofmeyer’s case is scheduled for an April 10 non-jury trial in the Third District Court in Spencer. He faces an assault charge. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office...

Woman who hit bicyclist with car reaches plea agreement
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Woman who hit bicyclist with car reaches plea agreement

A Spencer woman who police reported in August struck a woman riding a bike then got out and punched the victim multiple times has reached a plea agreement. Third District Court records indicate Wendy Willard agreed to and entered guilty pleas to a count of willful injury causing bodily injury and a count of assault...

Spencer man sentenced in domestic case
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Spencer man sentenced in domestic case

A Spencer man earlier this month was sentenced to serve two days in jail, probation and pay associated fines and other costs in a case connected to a domestic incident reported in January. According to court records, Robert Sports, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and another count of OWI, his first....

City garbage truck involved in accident
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City garbage truck involved in accident

A City of Spencer garbage truck was involved in an accident Thursday morning at the First Avenue West and West 16th Street intersection. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 8:50 a.m. a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Salvador Venegas Dicante, 43, of Spencer, struck a City of Spencer garbage truck being driven...

No injuries in tractor-trailer rollover
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No injuries in tractor-trailer rollover

No injuries were reported after a tractor-trailer rolled onto its driver side Thursday morning in the 3500 mile of 140th Avenue in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the rollover at 10:12 a.m., according to a news release. The driver, Brian Watland, of Spencer, was reportedly driving the 2009 Peterbuilt tractor and...

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