Category: Police & Fire

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...

Search warrant results in drug bust, arrests
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Search warrant results in drug bust, arrests

A search last Thursday in Spencer led authorities to discover drug-related items and arrest two people. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in a press release stated deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of West Third Street in Spencer. Deputies reportedly found drug paraphernalia and two unprocessed marijuana plants that were being grown...

Deputies discover drug paraphernalia during traffic stop
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Deputies discover drug paraphernalia during traffic stop

A Hartley man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia Sunday afternoon after Clay County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop and then searched the vehicle. Christopher Cavin, 40, was arrested after a K-9 search resulted in an alert and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. The sheriff’s office reportedly stopped a vehicle at...

Sheriff’s office arrests Spencer man for domestic assault, child endangerment
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Sheriff’s office arrests Spencer man for domestic assault, child endangerment

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Spencer man early Saturday morning for domestic assault and three counts of child endangerment after responding to a reported domestic assault in progress. According to a press release, the sheriff’s office and Spencer Police Department both responded to the report in the 3600 block of 240th Avenue in...

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