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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.
  • A 17-year-old girl shot herself with a rifle or shotgun Tuesday at her grandparents’ rural Auburn acreage, according to a Sac County sheriff’s captain.

  • Police: woman went into homes to steal meds
    A 38-year-old Carroll woman was caught twice in one August morning allegedly trying to steal prescription drugs from two houses in town, according to court documents. 
  • A 20-year-old Lake City man who allegedly spent five days on the lam with a missing Rockwell City girl was arrested Thursday night after a resident’s tip led police officers to the man and girl in Lytton. 
  • Man, 72, accused of child sexual abuse
    A 72-year-old rural Glidden man had a child younger than 12 touch his genitalia last month in his home to sexually arouse him, according to court documents. 
  • A former Coon Rapids man had allegedly consumed alcohol and used amphetamines when he took his 4-year-old daughter on a moped ride and crashed last month, which broke the girl’s leg. 
  • Alleged flagpole thief arrested again
    A man who had agreed to plead guilty to stealing more than 500 metal flagpoles from the Carroll American Legion on Memorial Day weekend to sell for scrap skipped a plea hearing this month and on the same day broke into a business and stole $200 and sunglasses, court records allege. 
  • Fatal crash is second in two weeks for East Sac High
    Two East Sac County High School students died Saturday in an early-morning, alcohol-related crash — the second crash in two weeks that killed teenage girls as the new school year was underway.
    Classes there are cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday so students can attend the funerals of Bailey Jacobsen and Lindsey Quirk, both 16, of Wall Lake. 
  • A 21-year-old Carroll man suspected of being intoxicated by drugs allegedly swung a 3½-inch knife at a police officer last week after the officer attempted to escort the man into a hospital room. 
  • A 16-year-old Early girl was killed Tuesday on her drive home from high school orientation when her sport utility vehicle dipped off of a highway and then swerved back across both lanes of traffic and collided with a large motorhome. 
  • E-cigarette dangers highlighted at DARE conference opener
    In September 2010, poison-control centers across the country received only one call per month on average regarding e-cigarettes. 
  • Law officers arrested about 20 people on each of the three days of the sixth annual Guthrie River Ruckus for public intoxication, indecent exposure or assault, Guthrie County Sheriff Marty Arganbright said. 
  • A 24-year-old Carroll man likely suffered from low blood-sugar when he refused to stop his car for sheriff's deputies last week and narrowly avoided colliding head-on with other vehicles as he drove in oncoming traffic lanes in Urbandale. 
  • A 24-year-old Carroll man who was chased by sheriff's deputies Sunday night swerved his car shoulder-to-shoulder on Iowa Highway 141, narrowly missed a bridge, struck a roadway median several times, drove in oncoming traffic lanes and sped at 80 mph, according to a Polk County Sheriff's press release. 
  • A 60-year-old Rockwell City man who might suffer from dementia and is held in the Sac County jail on several burglary and theft charges climbed over a jail fence with barbed wire Friday morning in an attempted escape but was swiftly apprehended. 
  • A 23-year-old man allegedly pointed a 20-gauge shotgun at his grandmother, threatened to shoot her and then fired the weapon through the back door of her house Wednesday night. 
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