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Arrests, Charges, Citations, Warrants and Violations

At 3:43 p.m. on February 25, Erica May Struble, 30, of Earling, was arrested after a traffic stop at 20th Street and 2nd Avenue South in Denison for driving while license revoked.

At 11:17 p.m. on February 26, Julio Alfonso Mex Valle, 33, of Denison, was arrested for driving while license suspended.

At 10:22 a.m. on February 26, Victoria Elaine Douglas, of Kansas City, Kansas, was arrested for trespassing, 1st offense. Douglas entered onto Terry Schechinger’s property located in Denison without his permission and then took his vehicle from the property.

Dog Bite

At 7:07 a.m. on February 25, Kara Kahl, 30 of Sioux City, was bitten near the knee on her right leg by an unknown dog near a home in Dow City. Kahl had rabies shots started.


At 1:44 a.m. on February 20, an accident was reported at 610 South 14th Street in Denison. Tu Anh Luong, 42, of Kansas City, Missouri, driver of a white 2017 BMW SUV, stated she hit a patch of ice causing her to lose control of her vehicle and go into the ditch. The vehicle came to a stop after taking down a small tree. Luong said she was not injured and didn’t need any medical attention. The vehicle was towed by Waderich’s Towing in Denison. There was approximately $5,000 damage to the BMW.

At 9:55 p.m. on February 22, Lt. Todd Perdew of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, driver of a green 2018 Dodge Charger sheriff’s vehicle, was responding to a report of a vehicle that had slid off the traveled portion of the roadway and came to rest against a tree in the ditch. While making his way to the scene, Perdew was advised not to turn onto the paved road at U Avenue from 210th Street due to it being 100 percent ice covered. Perdew had already requested once that the secondary roads department be called out to apply product to the roads due to them being 100 percent ice covered at approximately 7:55 p.m. Perdew had been advised by the communications center that secondary roads refused to come out at that time. At approximately 9:39 p.m., Bruce Musgrave with the Crawford County Memorial Hospital ambulance, called in requesting secondary roads be called out for the poor road conditions. At approximately 9:50 p.m., Perdew called Sheriff James Steinkuehler to advise him of the poor road conditions and that the secondary roads department was refusing to come out. Perdew was on the phone with Steinkuehler when the Crawford County ambulance was making its way towards the scene. Austin Michael Johnson, driver of a white 2015 Chevrolet ambulance, was making his way towards the accident scene and lost traction on 210th Street north of Perdew’s vehicle. The ambulance slid sideways and struck the rear of Perdew’s vehicle. Perdew’s vehicle sustained approximately $1,200 in damage and the ambulance sustained $500 in damage to the passenger side rear wheel fender.

At 8:25 a.m. on February 24, Robert Yancy Arambula, 43, of Denison, driver of a white 2010 Ford pickup, was pushing snow from 1st Avenue North to a pile at Exchange Street. Jill Ann Beam, 46, of Denison, driver of a black 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, was backing southbound attempting to avoid the snowplow as she was trying to go eastbound on 1st Avenue North to Hy-Vee. Arambula struck the tailgate of Beam’s pickup. There was $100 damage to Arambula’s pickup and $2,000 to Beam’s pickup.

At 11:25 a.m. on February 25, David Wayne Mahlberg, 63, of Denison, driver of a maroon 2012 Kia Sorento, was northbound from the Crawford County Memorial Hospital parking lot and was attempting to turn left onto the main entrance driveway when he noticed Brenda Lynn Hildreth, 52, of Logan, driver of a silver 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, approaching from the right and attempted to stop. The pavement was snow packed and Mahlberg’s vehicle slid. Hildreth was westbound from the main entrance and noticed Mahlberg attempting to turn onto the roadway coming from the parking lot and informed the police that Mahlberg attempted to stop but slid due to the conditions of the road. The vehicles made contact. There was $3,000 damage to Mahlberg’s vehicle and $3,500 damage to the Hildreth vehicle.

At 12:05 p.m. on February 25, an accident was reported at Broadway and Main Street in Denison. Alma Ileana Martinez, 39, of Denison, driver of a black 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, stated she was heading north on Main Street when she passed through the intersection on Broadway and Main Street with a flashing yellow light. Billy Alan Reit, 60, of Denison, driver of a maroon 2001 Lincoln Continental, was stopped at the intersection, facing east on Broadway with a flashing red light when he started into the intersection, not realizing Martinez was entering and going through. The two vehicles collided at the front sides in a broadside accident. There was very little damage to the front passenger side of Reit’s vehicle, amounting to about $500, and the Hyundai had approximately $1,500 in damage. Reit was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal.