Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 11

In Greene County district court Alex Dankel, 25, of Scranton was sentenced Sept. 28 to two days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense, amended from OWI- second offense. He must pay sheriff’s room and board fees for the time he serves. He may complete the 48-hour Des Moines Area Community College drinking drivers program in lieu of the jail time. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone, and he must complete a community college drinking driver’s school.

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Greene County magistrate court, week ending Oct. 11

Cases were initiated in magistrate court as follows: Steven Logan Dzuris of Jefferson, disorderly conduct; Rodney Dean Halterman of Jefferson, possession of drug paraphernalia; Allen George Smith of Grand Junction, possession of drug paraphernalia;  and Dean Emmet Salzwedel Jr of Ames, disorderly conduct.

Sheriff’s report

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Tuesday, Oct. 16: At 9:41 am a deputy investigated a burglary in the 1100 block of Lincoln St in Scranton. At 2:42 pm a deputy assisted with hogs out on Highway 144 near 160th St in Paton Township. At 9:14 pm a deputy assisted with a injured dog on Highway 30 near 18th Street in Grand Junction. Continue reading Sheriff’s report

Police blotter

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Jefferson police department:

Thursday, Oct. 18: Routine activity reported.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: At 3:54 pm an officer investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at Highway 30 and Mulberry St. Jacob Hagen of Jefferson was westbound on Highway 30. He stopped to yield to oncoming traffic and signaled to turn left onto Mulberry. Luella Miller of Boone was following Hagen; her vehicle struck the rear of his. Continue reading Police blotter

Thompson found guilty of two counts of murder in arson deaths

Patrick Ryan Thompson, 27, of Nevada was found guilty Monday of two counts of first degree murder and one count of arson. He will be sentenced to life in prison.

A Monroe County jury found that Thompson killed his 12-year-old stepsister Paige Exline and her 16-year-old cousin Shakiah Cockerham in a fire he set at the Guthrie Center home of their grandmother, Shirley Exline. Shakiah had grown up in the home. Paige had moved there a month earlier after she made allegations of sexual abuse against her father. She had previously made the same allegations against her brother. Continue reading Thompson found guilty of two counts of murder in arson deaths

Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 4

In Greene County district court Brian Gary Brotherson, 55,of Lakeview was sentenced Sept. 28 to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine. The jail time was suspended and he was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Brotherson was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE), and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Oct. 4

Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 27

In Greene County district court a judgment was entered Sept. 25 against Riley Isaiah Walstrom, 24, of Jefferson after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- fifth degree, amended from burglary- third degree. He was sentenced to two days in jail, and he was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. He must also pay up to $1,200 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $60. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 27

Sheriff’s report – September 2018

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Sunday, Sept. 30: At 2:35 am a deputy investigated an assault with a gun in the 200 block of Main St in Paton. At 11:42 am a deputy investigated a harassment complaint in Dana. At 2:44 pm a deputy investigated a one-vehicle accident on 228th St and V Ave in Junction Township. Slater Kirk, 18, of Grand Junction lost control of a 2008 GMC Truck and rolled it in the ditch. There were no injuries. Damage to the vehicle exceeded value. Kirk was cited failure to reduce speed to a reasonable and proper speed. At 6:53 pm a deputy investigated a car-deer accident on Highway 30 at Oakland Ave east of Jefferson. Cheryl Nogel, 58, of Ames struck a deer, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage to her 2016 Toyota Highlander. Continue reading Sheriff’s report – September 2018

Police blotter – September 2018

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Jefferson police department:

Sunday, Sept. 30: Routine activity reported.

Saturday, Sept. 29: At 2:11 am an officer noticed criminal mischief to Greene County High School. Toilet paper had been thrown in the trees and left on the ground. The officer is investigating. At 1:35 pm a complainant reported possibly being harassed in the 800 block of W. Mahlon St. The officer is investigating. At 8:41 pm an officer assisted the Greene County sheriff’s office with the investigation of a suspected case of operating a vehicle while intoxicated at the intersection of S. Elm St and Ram Drive. Continue reading Police blotter – September 2018

Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 20

In Greene County district court Hanna Kristine Meinecke, 31, of Lakewood, CO, was sentenced to two days in jail after she pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. The jail time was suspended and she was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. Meinecke paid a $315 fine with a $110.25 surcharge, a $10 drug abuse resistance education (DARE) surcharge, and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. Court costs were $136. A companion case in magistrate court in which Meinecke was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. No court costs were assessed in that case. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville) Continue reading Greene County district court, week ending Sept. 20