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Category: Police & Fire

Disturbance leads to OWI arrest, other charges
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Disturbance leads to OWI arrest, other charges

A driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated and other charges, while a passenger was cited for having an open container following a traffic stop last week in Spencer. On July 7, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported disturbance in a moving vehicle on US-71 near Fostoria in which a male passenger...

Driver loses consciousness, collides with other vehicle
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Driver loses consciousness, collides with other vehicle

A Sioux Rapids man driving on US-71 Sunday afternoon lost consciousness, crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle, but no accident-related injuries were reported. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Bruce Postolka, 64, was driving north in a 2011 Buick Lacrosse in the 4600 mile of US-71 at about 4:53 p.m. Sunday. Postolka,...

Two arrested at Scharnberg Park campground
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Two arrested at Scharnberg Park campground

Authorities arrested a woman on drug charges and a man on arrest warrants from other counties last week at Scharnberg Park campground after authorities were called to the park. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that Amanda Mckee, 37, listed as homeless, was arrested at about 8:30 a.m. July 9 following an investigation. A campground...

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...

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