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Three Jefferson teens are accused of a string of arsons this month that destroyed a school bus and garage and caused significant damage to an unoccupied building.
  • Two Wall Lake residents face drug and child-endangerment charges after Sac County law officers searched their house Sunday and found marijuana and three teens who possessed the drug and alcohol, according to a sheriff’s report. 
  • Man arrested for fatal drunken crash
    A 32-year-old Carroll man was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his sport utility vehicle just north of Coon Rapids in November and his female passenger died. 
  • A Carroll County deputy sheriff was “overwhelmed of the odor of marijuana” when the renter of a Manning house briefly opened its back door and stepped outside late last month. 
  • Trailer house murder site burns in arson
    Someone set fire last week to the trailer house where a Glidden woman and her adult son were beaten and stabbed to death last year, according to the town’s fire chief. 
  • Carroll police may arm with Tasers
    Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler, saying his department is dealing with more physical confrontations, has asked for $15,000 in next fiscal year’s budget to buy 15 Tasers and train his officers to use them. 
  • Criminal charges are pending against a 51-year-old Huxley man who shot his friend in the face while the two were turkey hunting on Saturday near Panora, according to a state conservation law enforcement officer. 
  • Birthday boost ends with pepper spray, jail
    Andrew Roland Petersen’s birthday joyride was cut short Sunday when police officers shot his face with pepper spray and wrestled him out of a stolen car. 
  • Bomb threat shutters Pella for 3 hours
    A man called Pella Corp. Wednesday afternoon and claimed there was a bomb in the building, which led to its evacuation and a three-hour search for explosives, according to Pella and police officials. 
  • A Monday night fire just north of Lidderdale killed about 305 hogs in a nursery barn. 
  • A 39-year-old Carroll man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine this week after a Montgomery County deputy sheriff spied a “green leafy material” on the man’s shirt during a traffic stop, according to court records.

    Brian Louis Reinart was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 71 about 1:50 a.m. just north of Villisca for an unspecified traffic violation. 
  • Fire causes ‘a lot of damage’ to newer house
    A 3-year-old house in a new residential neighborhood on Carroll’s southwest side suffered considerable damage from a fire this morning. 
  • Arsonist strikes post office
    Someone set fire to the small U.S. Post Office in Ralston overnight, which burned a large hole in its south wall and forced its closure for an indefinite amount of time. 
  • A Coon Rapids couple face possible drug charges because a man who was hired to clean their apartment found a drug pipe sitting on a table there and sent a picture of it to a police officer friend, according to court documents. 
  • Two men died in separate crashes in Carroll and Crawford counties Wednesday night. 
  • Breda man charged for giving beer to teen in fatal crash
    A 21-year-old Breda man faces up to 10 years in prison for giving beer to the teenager who is allegedly to blame for an August crash that killed two of his East Sac County High School classmates. 
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