Two vehicles were involved in an accident while avoiding a deer at 5:48 a.m. on December 20 in the 1900 block of Highway 59. Kevin Eugene Lefeber, 32, of Dow City, was driving a green 1996 Chevrolet C1500 pickup and Aime M. Magana, 55, of Denison, was driving a red 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup; both were traveling north on Highway 59 north of K Avenue when a deer ran into the road. Lefeber slowed his vehicle to avoid the deer but Magana could now slow her vehicle quickly enough to avoid hitting the rear of Lefeber’s pickup, resulting in $4,000 damage. Damage to the front of Magana’s pickup was $3,000. No injuries were reported.

At 4:41 p.m. on December 18, a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of 295th Street and O Avenue. Dale Edward Schneider, 61, of Denison, was driving a silver 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup north on 295th Street. Joslin Espernaza Arriaza Esquivel, 18 (at the time of accident), of Denison, was driving a white 2013 Ford F150 pickup east on O Avenue. Due to the hillcrest west of the intersection, Schneider’s vision was obscured and he failed to yield to Arriaza Esquivel’s pickup. Schneider unsuccessfully attempted to accelerate to avoid the collision. Arriaza Esquivel’s pickup struck Schneider’s pickup broadside, causing $20,000 damage to the driver’s side of the cab and $10,000 damage to the front of her pickup. All parties involved sought medical treatment at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison and traveled there in a privately owned vehicle.


At 8:33 a.m. on December 26, Crawford County Jail personnel reported finding prescription drugs in the jail.

At 10:10 p.m. on December 26, a report of possible gunshots near the ball field in Dow City was reported to the Crawford County Law Enforcement Center.

At 11:37 p.m. on December 26, Jennifer Gallego reported damage to the front door of a residence on O Avenue.

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