Category: Police & Fire

Deputies bust underage drinkers at party
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Deputies bust underage drinkers at party

Sheriff’s deputies cited 13 minors for possession of alcohol Saturday night at a party in southern Clay County. An anonymous caller informed the Sheriff’s Office that minors were consuming alcohol at a party at 2424 480th Street, according to a news release. At about 11:30 p.m., Clay County deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and the...

Attempted escape results in charges for Clay County Jail inmate
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Attempted escape results in charges for Clay County Jail inmate

A man being held at the Clay County Jail faces additional charges after he attempted to escape Tuesday afternoon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Coty Bridge, 24, of Spencer, was being transferred between cells when he tried to make a run for it. Bridge reportedly became uncooperative and began arguing with the jailer who...

Death reported in Clay County coyote hunting incident
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Death reported in Clay County coyote hunting incident

A man was shot and killed Sunday in a hunting incident in Clay County. Authorities identified Kirk Struve, 47, of Granville as the man who was shot. He was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, where he was announced deceased upon arrival, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office stated a...

Meth, marijuana charges filed after traffic stop in Spencer
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Meth, marijuana charges filed after traffic stop in Spencer

Spencer police arrested three people Saturday afternoon for a range of drug related charges, including methamphetamine and marijuana possession, after a traffic stop. A police news report states the traffic stop happened at about 1 p.m. in the 200 block of 11th Street SE. The vehicle driver, 27-year-old Verity Garcia, Sioux Rapids, was charged with...

Death reported in Clay County single-vehicle accident
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Death reported in Clay County single-vehicle accident

A Spencer man died in a single-vehicle accident reported early Wednesday morning in Clay County. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, at about 3:41 a.m. deputies were called to the 2300 mile of 420th Street for a reported injury accident. Cole Millard, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies determined that the 1992...

Minor injuries reported in Clay County accident
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Minor injuries reported in Clay County accident

A 2007 Lexus driven by a juvenile female crashed January 14 in the 2400 mile of 340th Street, resulting the minor injuries for both the driver and a passenger. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 9:30 p.m. January 14, a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch in...

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