More arrests expected after pair faces drug charges
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of 260th Street on Monday, Aug. 28. Deputies arrested 36-year-old Bo Schnetter and 32-year-old Brianna Gray, both of Milford, and charged the pair with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Milford Police Department and the Spirit Lake Police Department. Authorities expect additional arrests in the future.
Minor injuries suspected in bike, vehicle collision
Authorities responded to reports of a bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle at approximately 8:29 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, near the intersection of 260th Street and 225th Avenue. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s office said 56-year-old Anthony Colosimo was cycling south on 225th street and failed to stop at a stop sign. The Clive man was then struck by a 1994 Ford Explorer being driven east along 260th Street by 16-year-old Mitchel Johnson of Spencer. Johnson attempted to avoid Colosimo but the vehicle collided with the bicycle’s rear tire. Colosimo was examined with minor or non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Johnson reported no injuries. Damage to the Explorer was estimated at $500, while damage to the bicycle was estimated at $2,000.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Milford Fire Department and Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance.
2 motorcyclists injured after 3-vehicle accident
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s office was called to the scene of a three-vehicle accident at 8:31 p.m Monday, Sept. 4, in the 2300 block of Highway 71 south of Milford. The sheriff’s office said the three vehicles in question were all northbound in a single line. A 2015 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 46-year-old Kenneth Mathews of Terril, was the first of the three vehicles. Mathews slowed to avoid hitting an animal in the roadway. The second vehicle — an unknown make and model — changed lanes and clipped Mathews’ rear bumper on the driver’s side, resulting in minor damage. Behind the unknown vehicle, a 2009 Harley Davidson FXDB was being driven by 50-year-old Christopher Swanson of Spirit Lake. Swanson was also changing lanes as the unknown vehicle changed lanes in front of him. Swanson applied his brakes and swerved back into the right lane to avoid a collision, but rear-ended Mathews’ Impala. Swanson and his passenger, 48-year-old Lori Swanson, were ejected from the motorcycle onto the trunk of Mathews’ vehicle and landed on the roadway. Both were suspected of sustaining serious injuries and no helmets were worn during the accident. The pair were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Mathews reported no injuries. Damage to the Impala was estimated at $2,000 and damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $5,000.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Milford Police Department, Milford Fire Department, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance and Jenning’s Tow and Repair.
Stolen plates call kicks off multi-county pursuit
Authorities from multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit of 33-year-old Blaine Stockwell Thursday afternoon. A motorist had reported a 2016 Ford F150 with stolen license plates from Boone County, and a Clay County deputy located the vehicle driven by Stockwell in the 4400 mile of Highway 71 at approximately 4:54 p.m. After the deputy turned to pursue the vehicle in question, Stockwell began to "drive carelessly." The deputy initiated a traffic stop but Stockwell failed to stop and the pursuit began, southbound along the highway. The Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement assisted the pursuit as it continued into Buena Vista County and later into Palo Alto County. Authorities deployed stop sticks in the 4600 mile of 380th Avenue in Palo Alto County. The vehicle caught fire and was a total loss. The driver then fled on foot into a corn field, officers followed and confronted the driver. Stockwell refused the commands of the officers and deputies used a Taser to gain compliance. Stockwell was transported to Spencer Hospital by ambulance. He was later released to the Clay County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Clay County Jail. He was charged with theft in the first degree, interference with official acts, driving while barred, eluding, assault on a peace officer, felon possession of a firearm, speeding, failure to signal turn, failure to obey stop signs, fraudulent use of registration, careless driving and reckless driving. Authorities determined the truck was stolen from the Algona area. Stockwell is being held on a $20,000 bond. The case is still under investigation.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office, Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office, Truesedale Fire and Rescue and Ayrshire Fire and Rescue Departments.
Rollover totals truck
A Hartley man was charged after a roll-over Thursday, Sept. 14, in Clay County. Authorities said 39-year-old Aaron Sweet was westbound in the 1200 mile of 330th Street when he lost control of a red 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. At approximately 7:57 p.m., the truck entered the north ditch and rolled, coming to rest on the driver's side. The vehicle, owned by Lube-Tech and Partners was totaled. Sweet was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated — first offense — and failure to maintain control. He was subsequently placed in jail.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and Bud's Service.
The Clay County Sheriff’s office charged Quinten Karlyle, age 27, of Spencer, with operating while intoxicated — second offense, open container, failure to obey a traffic control device and stopping on the paved portion of the highway at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the 1300 mile of 350th Street.
David Eugene Hartman, age 39, was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 on charges of domestic assault causing bodily injury and domestic abuse/assault — second offense. No bond was set
Shannon Louise Salmon, age 42, of Arnolds Park, was charged with third-degree theft at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the 2800 block of 15th Street in Spirit Lake. She was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 2:16 p.m. No bond was set.
Jesse James Olson-Kimball, age 27, of Milford, was charged with fourth-degree theft at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the 2800 block of 15th Street in Spirit Lake. He was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 2:51 p.m. No bond was set.
Noel Orlando Barraza Barraza, age 24, of Omaha, Nebraska, was charged with driving under the influence, no insurance and speeding at 1:52 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, near the intersection of 140th Street and 240th Avenue in Spirit Lake.
Vicki Lynn Forcht, age 43, of Spirit Lake, was charged with disorderly conduct at 6:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in the 800 block of 18th Street in Spirit Lake.
David Eugene Hartman, age 39, of Spirit Lake, was charged with serious assault at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the 500 block of 19th Street in Spirit Lake. Hartman was issued a restraining order at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the same address.
Brandi Keikelani Sether, age 22, of Jackson, Minnesota, was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and failure to use her seatbelt at 4:16 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 in the 25100 block of Highways 9 and 71 in Spirit Lake.
Ruperto Ramos-Lopez, age 35, of Estherville, was charged with speeding and no drivers license at 11:09 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 in the 1500 block of 18th Street in Spirit Lake.
Robert Scott Post, age 69, was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Bond was set at $1,000.
Noah Nathaniel Leiding, age 39, was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 11:57 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 to be held for another agency. No bond was set.
All people listed may face charges and should be presumed innocent until their case is reviewed through the legal process.