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Category: Police & Fire

Fireworks cause $15,000 in damage to Fairview Elementary playground
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Fireworks cause $15,000 in damage to Fairview Elementary playground

Nothing good happens after midnight. Those wise words often ring true no matter the location, but they were definitely accurate around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Fairview Elementary School playground. Spencer authorities say that’s when fireworks lit by juveniles caused a fire that did $15,000 in damage to the playground surface and its equipment. The...

Rollover results in minor injuries
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Rollover results in minor injuries

A Ruthven woman suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when her vehicle rolled in the 3200 mile of 380th Street. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Madisen Schany was driving a 2014 Ford Explorer west on 380th Street and lost control around 9 a.m. When deputies arrived, they found the Explorer on its top with Schany...

11 cited for underage drinking at weekend house party
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11 cited for underage drinking at weekend house party

Authorities busted a house party involving underage drinking Sunday about three miles south of Greenville, resulting in 11 individuals being cited. On Tuesday, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported it had received a complaint of a party with underage drinking at 4535 US-71. Once authorities arrived, they found numerous people younger than 21 years old...

Spencer woman arrested on warrant for meth possession
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Spencer woman arrested on warrant for meth possession

A Spencer woman turned herself in and was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that Krissy Smith turned herself in at the Clay County Jail at about 5 p.m. Saturday. The arrest warrant was on a charge for first offense possession of methamphetamine. Smith was...

Spencer man sentenced to 2 years in prison for domestic abuse
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Spencer man sentenced to 2 years in prison for domestic abuse

A Spencer man was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month after being convicted of domestic abuse causing injury, his second offense. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday that Chad Hinners received the sentence in Third Judicial District Court on June 3. Court records show Hinners voluntarily pleaded guilty to the...

Spencer man arrested for assault
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Spencer man arrested for assault

A Spencer man was arrested for assault June 12 after he reportedly hit a man in the face near the bypass on the east side of town that evening. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that Tony Putzier Jr., 27, was arrested on a charge of serious assault causing bodily injury following an investigation of...

Knife pulled in Dickens altercation; one arrested
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Knife pulled in Dickens altercation; one arrested

A Dickens man was arrested late June 13 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol responded to an altercation in the 4000 block of 310th Avenue. A news release from the sheriff’s office stated Tyler Sturgill, 25, was accused of giving a man a fat lip and then pulling a knife on...

1 injured in accident east of Greenville
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1 injured in accident east of Greenville

A passenger suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident June 13 at the 440th Street and 240th Avenue intersection east of Greenville. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that the accident occurred at about 1 p.m. June 13 when a 2016 Ford F-150 driven by Ronald Neulib of Alta was driving east on 440th Street...

Greenville man arrested for domestic assault
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Greenville man arrested for domestic assault

A Greenville man was arrested at Spencer Hospital June 16 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was called for a reported domestic assault. The assault had occurred earlier in the evening, according to a press release. After an investigation, authorities arrested Jerry Scharnberg, 49, for second offense domestic assault, an aggravated misdemeanor at about 8:17...

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