At 7:49 p.m. on December 17, Muchot Tadese Gebrezgabiher, 21, of Des Moines, was arrested for assault general.

At 12:26 a.m. on December 18, Lazaro Carratala Terrero, 27, of Denison, was arrested for driving while barred.

A vehicle was reported in the north ditch at 3394 K Avenue near Vail at 10:23 p.m. on December 18. Thomas McCullough was arrested for OWI.

At 6:56 p.m. on December 17, Aaron Dennis Mikkelson was arrested for assault.


At 2 p.m. on December 16, Bryce Meyer reported a burglary. Taken were a torch, hose, striker, cutting head, DeWalt chain saw and other items. Tire marks and footprints were found at the scene.


At 9:15 a.m. on December 9, Jack Sawyer reported an accident that resulted in very little damage. Sawyer was advised that there would not be an accident report as the sheriff’s office was advised a week after the incident took place. Sawyer could not give an exact date of the accident. He was advised to talk to his insurance company. He said he backed into an illegally parked vehicle.

Two individuals from Ricketts were injured in a one-vehicle accident that involved reckless driving. The accident occurred at 9:24 p.m. on December 12 in Rickets. According to the accident report, Dominic Shafer, 15, of Ricketts, was driving a 2001 Ford F150 pickup belonging to Jason Eric Malone, of Underwood. The accident report says that Shafer did not have a valid driver’s license and was driving the vehicle in a reckless manner. He was traveling west on 3rd Street when he came to Maple Street, failed to stop at the stop sign and attempted to make a left turn. While making the turn, Shafer lost control of the vehicle when went off onto the right shoulder. Shafer attempted to correct the pickup but overcorrected. The pickup crossed the center line and went off the roadway to the left. The pickup entered the yard located at 200 Maple Street and hit a tree. Shafer then fled the scene and went home. Michelle Ellen M. O’Brien, 45, of Ricketts, a passenger in the pickup, remained in the vehicle and was unable to get out due to her injuries. She was removed from the vehicle by EMS personnel and was transported to Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Denison by Crawford County Ambulance. Shafer came back to the scene and was also transported by ambulance to CCMH. When O’Brien was interviewed at the hospital, she advised that Schafer was driving in a reckless manner, that he was speeding and went through a stop sign, that he almost lost control of the vehicle and then struck the tree. A witness at the scene advised of observing Shafer driving in a reckless manner and also advised of observing Shafer run from the scene. Shafer was cited for driving without a license, reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign and failure to maintain control. The pickup received $5,000 damage and was towed by Waderich’s Towing.

A two-vehicle accident occurred in the Crawford County Memorial Hospital parking lot at 9:30 a.m. on December 16. Diane Marjorie Boettger, 71, of Denison, was backing a white 2019 Dodge Ram truck from a parking stall in the lot and reported hitting a slick spot as she was attempting to stop. Her vehicle slid into a gray 2018 Chrysler Pacifica van owned by Eric Edward Riley, of Dunlap. The van was unoccupied at the time so Boettger left a note with contact information on the windshield of Riley’s van. No damage was listed for Boettger’s truck. The van received $1,500 damage.

A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Broadway and 16th Street in Denison at 6:38 p.m. on December 16. Timothy James Hoyle, 19, of Churdan, was driving a white 2003 Buick Regal and failed to yield to a red 2017 Chevrolet Cruze being driving by Sherean Laree Hansen, 53, of Denison at the intersection. Hoyle’s vehicle received $600 damage and Hansen’s vehicle received $1,200 damage. Hoyle was cited for failure to prove security against liability – accident.

At 12:37 p.m. on December 18, the Crawford County Law Enforcement Center received a report of two semis hitting each other’s mirrors on Highway 59 south of Schleswig. Andrew Mitchell was driving north on Highway 59 and the driver’s side mirror on his semi was hit by the extended mirror of a southbound semi. John Lejeune was listed as the driver and owner of the other semi. Damage to the mirror on Mitchell’s semi was $600.

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