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City Council meeting notes: September 9, 2020
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City Council meeting notes: September 9, 2020

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics Tuesday at its regular meeting.  Planning director interviews begin The city has started the interview process for its open planning director position. City Manager Amanda Mack told the council that interviews will finish Friday. Applicants will be reviewed next week to determine a recommendation to the council....

Stolen vehicle investigation leads to foot chase, arrest
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Stolen vehicle investigation leads to foot chase, arrest

An Alta man tried to run from officers who were investigating a stolen vehicle before he was tased and arrested on multiple charges, including two felonies. The Spencer Police Department stated that police tried to make contact with the driver of the vehicle they were investigating at 12:27 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of...

Suspicious person complaint leads to Peterson man’s arrest for car burglaries, vehicle thefts
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Suspicious person complaint leads to Peterson man’s arrest for car burglaries, vehicle thefts

A Peterson man faces charges connected to multiple car burglaries and two vehicle thefts in Spencer. On Monday, the Spencer Police Department stated in a news release that Gary Stallings II was arrested June 11 after officers responded to a suspicious person complaint near 215 12th Avenue West. Officers arrived on scene that afternoon to...

Ordinance revisions allowing ATVs, golf carts on city streets move to council
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Ordinance revisions allowing ATVs, golf carts on city streets move to council

The Spencer City Council is expected to discuss and could vote on at its next meeting two revised ordinances that, if approved in three filings, would allow ATVs and golf carts to be driven on city streets. The Public Safety Committee forwarded the ordinances to the council – both with recommendations that they be approved....

Police chief says domestic calls are up, businesses following closure orders
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Police chief says domestic calls are up, businesses following closure orders

Spencer police have seen an increase in domestic incident calls now that more people are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Mark Warburton told the Spencer City Council on Monday that the number of domestic disturbance reports the police department has received are above normal. “When you’re bringing people together, family spending that much...

Driver leads Spencer police on chase with toddler daughter in vehicle
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Driver leads Spencer police on chase with toddler daughter in vehicle

A Graettinger man faces charges of child endangerment, eluding and a slew of other traffic violations after he led Spencer police on a chase Saturday afternoon with his 16-month-old daughter in the vehicle. The driver, 40-year-old Frederick Connie, was eventually taken into custody, but not before trying to evade police. The Spencer Police Department stated...

Spencer man damages Clay County Jail door
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Spencer man damages Clay County Jail door

A Spencer man already being held in the Clay County Jail now faces a new charge after he damaged a cell door on Sunday. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release that Peter Dunphy, 48, intentionally caused $500 damage to the door. Dunphy now faces a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a...

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