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ATV driver faces seven charges

A Kiron man was arrested on five charges and received two traffic citations after he was pursued while driving an ATV on June 19.

At 9:24 p.m. Matthew David Pfadenhauer, 22, ran the stop sign at Oak Street and D Avenue in Schleswig, continued east on D Avenue at speeds more than 25 miles per hour above the posted 35-miles-per-hour speed limit. The deputy activated the red and blue emergency lights and the siren to stop the Pfadenauer after multiple violations occurred but he would not stop, according to the criminal complaint filed in district court.

After eight to 10 miles, Pfadenhaauer did bring his ATV to a stop and was apprehended. The criminal complaint said a strong odor of alcohol was coming from on or about Pfadenhaauer. He was arrested on a number of violations. At the law enforcement center, Pfadenauer was given field sobriety tests and consented to a preliminary breath test; the result was a level of 0.08 percent. The result of the blood alcohol content test consented to by Pfadenhaauer showed a blood alcohol concentration of .191.

Pfadenhauer was charged with OWI-1st offense, eluding, criminal mischief – 4th degree, reckless driving, failure to maintain control, speeding and failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way. The criminal mischief charge relates to the rock spun by the ATV at the deputy’s vehicle causing damage to the windshield.


At 11:20 p.m. on June 18, Douglas James Traufler, 50, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested for driving while license under suspension.

At 7 p.m. on June 21, Paul Ter, 38, and Nyaluak Reast Dak, 39, both of Denison, were arrested on Crawford County warrants.

At 10:01 p.m. on June 21, a 16-year-old male juvenile was referred to juvenile court for MIP, alcohol.

At 10:05 p.m. on June 22, Jeinmy Lisseth Cantu, 27, of Denison, was arrested on a violation of a no-contact order. Arrest warrants were filed for Mario Alberto Cantu, 30, for interference with official acts and violation of a no-contact order.

At 12:41 a.m. on June 22, Jacob Charles Klein, 18, was arrested for OWI and failure to stop at a stop sign.

At 2:22 a.m. on June 23, Sheila Marie Boell, 42, of Denison, was arrested on two Crawford County warrants.

At 11:27 p.m. on June 23, Hargenio Solana was arrested on a Crawford County warrant for theft in the 4th degree.

At 10:54 a.m. on June 23, Logan Gage Cramer, 21, of Charter Oak, was arrested for domestic abuse assault - 1st offense, and driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked.

At 9:05 p.m. on June 23, Joshua Paul Bieret, 39, was arrested for domestic abuse assault, simple - 1st offense.


On June 18, a report was filed that a pickup parked in the parking lot at Smithfield Foods had been vandalized between 5:40 a.m. and 2 p.m.


At 12:21 p.m. on June 16, Alexandria Marie Lembke, 18, of Charter Oak, driver of a black 2019 Kia Soul, was traveling east on 4th Avenue South in Denison when she tried to switch lanes and did not see a white 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Mariela Fuentes Aguilar, 33, of Denison, next to her heading east. Lembke struck the Jeep on the passenger side causing approximately $1,500 in damage. Lembke stated she did not see the Jeep because of her blind spot on the vehicle, which led her to switch lanes and strike the Jeep. There was approximately $1,500 damage to Lembke’s vehicle. Both vehicles were driven away from the scene and no injuries were reported.

At 9:21 p.m. on June 17, Dustin Everett Short, 37, of Ute, was driving west on Highway 141 when he braked for a deer crossing the road. Rachel Ann Wight, 44, of Charter Oak, was following too closely; her vehicle hit the rear of Short’s vehicle. Short’s gray 2010 Chevrolet Impala received $4,500 in damage. Wight’s bronze 2007 Chevrolet Impala received $3,500 damage.

At 9:20 a.m. on June 20, Mary Alice Sundine, 60, of Newell, driver of a white 2014 Freightliner semi-trailer, and Ted Andrew Szot, 50, of Calgary, AB, driver of a blue 2016 Volvo semi-tractor, were parked along the south side of Walmart’s parking lot near the garden center. Sundine’s vehicle was facing east and Szot’s vehicle was facing west. It is disputed which vehicle was in motion. Sundine claimed to be inside the store at the time of the collision. Szot claims that Sundine’s semi backed into his semi. Damage was minimal to both semis.

At 8 p.m. on June 21, Harrison James Kahl, 19, of Dow City, driver of a black 2007 Triumph motorcycle, lost control of his motorcycle, which hit an unoccupied black 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2. Kahl’s motorcycle received damage to the front tire area resulting in approximately $300 in damage. The Pontiac received approximately $500 in damage to the front passenger door. The accident took place at the Denison High School parking lot.

At 1 p.m. on June 21, Gregory Allan Henken, 64, of Forest City, driver of a silver 2014 Ram pickup, was backing out of a parking space on the east side of North Main Street in Denison when Angelica Cid Godina, 17, of Denison, driver of a maroon 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, was headed north on North Main Street. Henken backed into the passenger side of Cid Godina’s vehicle. Henken was cited for unsafe backing onto a highway. Henken’s vehicle received $1,000 in damage and Cid Godina’s vehicle received $3,000 damage.

At 2:40 a.m. on June 22, Gregory Lee Anderson, 47, of Jewel, was driving a black 2014 Peterbilt tractor-trailer west on Highway 30 just east of mile marker 47 and Ethan Michael Struck, 18, of Denison, was driving a white 2018 Ford Fusion east on Highway 30. Struck’s vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and struck the front of the semi, then spun sideways and went into the south ditch. Anderson’s semi went into the north ditch and then a bean field owned by Muff Farms, of rural Dow City. The semi’s trailer was loaded with approximately 187 hogs, which were removed from the trailer. Anderson sustained minor injuries. Struck was extricated by EMS personnel, transported to Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison and later to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Struck received injuries to his right leg and left arm, both possibly fractures. The accident report said an open bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade was found on the floor board on the driver’s side of Struck’s vehicle. A blood test was requested for Struck. He was cited for possession/purchase of alcohol by person 18/19/20 - 1st offense, and driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway. Possible additional charges are pending the results. Both vehicles appeared to be totaled. The cost to replace the damage to the bean field was estimated at $1,000. One hog in the trailer was deceased.

At 11:01 p.m. on June 22, Eh Gay Wah, 33, of Kiron, driver of a black 2003 Ford Explorer was driving in the east lane of Highway 59 in Denison when he failed to stop in an assured clear distance and struck the rear of a black 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt being driven by Travis Patrick Fink, 35, of Dow City, and then left the scene of the accident. Wah was charged with leaving the scene of an accident - failure to provide aid or information, and failure to stop in assured clear distance. There was $3,500 damage to Fink’s vehicle and no damage to Wah’s vehicle.