CRIME & SAFETY
Jefferson Police Report June 2-4, 2023
2:24am: An officer located an Open Door at 123 North Chestnut Street. 2:44am: An officer located an Open Door at 121 East Lincoln Way Street. 9:22am: Trevor Ashworth spoke to an officer in connection to a Civil Property Exchange at 407 East State Street. 11:00am: Hy-Vee reported receiving two bad...
Greene County Sheriff’s Report June 1-4, 2023
6:58pm: A deputy investigated a verbal dispute in the 600 block of 3rd Street, Rippey. 9:40am: A deputy investigated a driving complaint on 220th Street near X Avenue. 3:54pm: A deputy assisted the Jefferson Police Department with a motorist on 220th Street and Elm Street. 4:15pm: Richard Burkhardt 54 of...
Traffic Stop Near Algona Leads to Arrest of Fort Dodge Man
–A Webster County man is facing a felony charge in Kossuth County following a traffic stop in the rural Algona Area early Thursday morning. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted the traffic stop just after 2:30 AM on June 1st. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies arrested the driver, identified as 38-year-old Casey James Schulte of Fort Dodge.
MISSING NORTH MANKATO TEEN FOUND SAFE
North Mankato police say a missing 16-year-old has been found safe. Police earlier Monday put out an alert for 16-year-old Colin Faberge who police say took his family’s 2011 White Chevy Traverse when he left home early Saturday morning with the family dog. His phone pinged around 2:45 pm in the Fort Dodge, Iowa area. But he has been found safe and no other information has been released.
Fort Dodge police identify man fatally shot by homeowner
FORT DODGE, Iowa — Authorities have identified a man who wasfatally shot Wednesday morning in Fort Dodge. A homeowner on 6th Avenue South told police he shot and killed a man, identified Friday by Fort Dodge police as 44-year-old Bryan Gambill, trying to break into his garage. No charges...
Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:. Sunday, June 4: At 12:06 pm a deputy investigated found suspected methamphetamines in the 500 block of N. 16th St in Grand Junction. At 4:08 pm a deputy assisted the Jefferson Police Department with power lines down in the 400 block of W. Harrison St. At 5:22 pm a deputy investigated a burglary in the 700 block of S. 11th St in Grand Junction.
Boone resident rescues man from burning pickup truck
GREENE COUNTY, Iowa — A Boone resident rescued a man from his burning pickup truck Monday afternoon, the Greene County Sheriff's Office said. Dennis Craft said he was traveling to decorate cemetery graves when he saw flames on the side of the road. He soon learned they were coming...
Jefferson Police Report May 25-31, 2023
1:25am: An officer located an Open Door and secured the building at 501 West Greenewood Rd. 1:56am: A Traffic Stop in the 100 Block of North Grimmell resulted in Ian McElderry of Jefferson being cited for, “Fail to Obey Stop Sign.”. 9:11am: Terry Becker reported two Stray Dogs near...
Man shot to death after Iowa resident claims he was breaking into garage
Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in Fort Dodge.
Fort Dodge Community and Law Enforcement Come Together to Combat Crime
A town hall meeting was held Thursday night in Fort Dodge with one goal in mind, making the community a safer one. The meeting was held four blocks from the site of the murder of an 18 year old man in broad daylight that occurred in early May, the event, the first of a month that ended with two other shooting deaths within the city limits.
Death Investigation Underway in Fort Dodge
A death investigation is underway after a suspected burglar was shot and killed in Fort Dodge this morning. At around 5:10 am, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call from a Fort Dodge resident reporting that someone was breaking into his garage on the 1200 block of 6th Ave S., and he had shot a male. When Fort Dodge Police officers and medics with Fort Dodge Fire Rescue arrived, they located an unresponsive male that was ultimately pronounced deceased. His name will not be released until authorities are certain all next of kin have been properly notified. Members of the criminal investigation division were called in to assist in the investigation. Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing to follow up on this incident. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Fort Dodge Police. The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Webster County Attorney’s Office, the Fort Dodge Fire Department, and the Webster County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Electrical Failure Blamed For Friday Garage Fire In Jefferson
An electrical failure is believed to be the cause of a weekend fire in Jefferson that destroyed a garage and several vehicles. According to officials, the Jefferson Police Department and Jefferson Fire Department responded to the 200 block of S. Maple Street at approximately 6:21 p.m. Friday for a fire in an unattached garage. The blaze completely destroyed the structure, as well as two vehicles that had been parked inside. A third vehicle, which had been parked just outside the garage, was also damaged. Firefighters needed to return to the scene about four hours later after a nearby tree ignited from a residual hotspot. Jefferson Fire Chief Jack Williams indicated the fire appears to have started due to faulty electrical outlets in the garage.
Heavy rain brings flash flooding to Fort Dodge
Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Fort Dodge Tuesday night. Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Fort Dodge Tuesday night. Trial for deadly Fleur Drive crash now in jury’s …. Lawyers have spent the past week dissecting the moments before the crash that killed 4-year-old Marcos Faguada days before...
Main Suspect in Fort Dodge Murder Case Apprehended
The primary suspect in a Fort Dodge Murder investigation has been apprehended in eastern Iowa. According to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department, a tip came in on Saturday of a possible location in Davenport, Iowa of wanted subject Davonquae Jyshon Pettigrew. Local investigators reached out to the Davenport Police Department for assistance. With the information that was gathered, the Davenport Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence in Davenport. During the search warrant, Pettigrew was taken into custody at approximately 6:45 P.M. without incident.
Harcourt Man Arrested for Allegedly Stalking in Jefferson
A Harcourt man was arrested on a warrant after a month-long investigation by the Jefferson Police Department. According to court documents, from February 3rd-28th, officers found evidence that 35-year-old Zein Ibrahim attempted several times to contact an individual who had a no contact order in place against Ibrahim. Ibrahim left voice messages on the victim’s cell phone, left notes on the vehicle and visited the victim’s place of employment.
Friday Evening Fire Destroys Garage, Damages Home in Jefferson
A Friday evening fire destroys a garage in Jefferson. Jefferson Fire Chief Jack Williams tells Raccoon Valley Radio the Jefferson and Grand Junction Fire Departments, Jefferson Police Department, Greene County Ambulance and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to the structure fire at 6:22pm at 200 South Maple Street.
Greene County Sheriff’s Repot May 23, 2023
9:26am: A deputy investigated a complaint of furniture blocking an alleyway in the 500 block of East Main Street, Grand Junction. 2:07pm: A deputy investigated a complaint of an aggressive dog in the 800 block of Lincoln Street, Scranton. 7:58pm: A deputy investigated a domestic in the 600 block of...
Ten Years Later: The Dayton Community Remembers a Young Girl Gone Too Soon
Last week, the Dayton Community Club put purple lights and flowers at a memorial for a Dayton teen who was kidnapped and killed ten years ago this week. The Dayton community is honoring the memory of 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard. According to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation she and another...
Juvenile Charged For Felony Vandalism At Greene County Community Center
The Jefferson Police Department reports another juvenile has been cited in connection to a string of broken windows in the community over the past several weeks. According to law enforcement, officers were dispatched to the Greene County Community Center at approximately 8:36 a.m. Saturday in response to a broken second-story window valued at nearly $2,100. Security camera footage helped authorities identify the suspect, a 9-year-old male. A charge of second-degree criminal mischief, a class D felony, has been forwarded to the juvenile courts for processing. At the beginning of the month, the Jefferson Police Department also investigated nearly $8,000 in damage to windows at the former Greene County Middle School. At least 21 double-pane windows were broken in that incident.
County Recorder Advises Of Scam Letter
Rock Rapids, Iowa — A letter that looks like it could be from your county recorder’s office is actually a scam. That’s according to Lyon County Recorder, Amie Griesse. Griesse tells us that the scam first came to light in Webster County. She says the Webster County Recorder’s Office recently assisted a resident with questions about a confusing letter they received, which was quickly identified as a scam and reported to local law enforcement.
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